- GRADE II LISTED PROPERTY
- FULL OF CHARACTER & ORIGINAL FEATURES THROUGHOUT
- DETACHED GARAGE WITH DEN AREA ABOVE
- LARGE LIVING ROOM WITH 18ft HIGH CEILINGS
- SEPERATE KITCHEN, SCULLERY & DINING ROOM
- THREE BEDROOMS
- PARKING ON DRIVE FOR 3/4CARS
- LARGE GARDEN
- LOCATED IN CHALK VILLAGE
PRICE: £575,000 - GRADE II Listed
Step inside a wonderful piece of history. Rarely available and is this amazing three bedroom, Grade II listed property with original features throughout, situated in the highly desirable historic village of Chalk. The property boasts a beautiful landscaped garden, off street parking, garage and out buildings.
The ground floor comprises of an attractive living room with 18ft ceilings and a log burner, leading through to a good size study area, with access to a cellar and a newly fitted bathroom with a roll top bath.
A beautiful dining room with lots of original features including beams, old fireplace and log burner and where Charles Dickens based Joe Gargery's Forge on this Forge in Great Expectations. Leading to the kitchen with views into the back garden and onto the scullery.
The first floor has three bedrooms and a WC. Two of the bedrooms are good size doubles, one of the double bedrooms has a gallery window over the lounge, and boasts lots of storage upstairs in the eves of the property.
The cottage has a substantial garden including a generous courtyard with space for 3/4 cars. The large garden area is nicely sectioned with different areas of the garden. The detached garage with den above and a national trust shed along with the well stocked flower beds and mature trees, ample parking, outdoor storage and seating areas complete this area.
Chalk is a rural village full of history including the famous Charles Dickens, who gave readings in The Leather Bottle public house which was also depicted in The Pickwick Papers. There are local community run stores, a local primary school & North Kent college all within walking distance. The village also has a public house, a 11th to 13th century church surrounded by open fields.
Within and around the surrounding areas there area many points of interest such as Owlets - National Trust site, Darnley Mausoleum, Cobham Hall, Jeskyns Country park and Ashdown wood.
Within easy access is Gravesend Town Centre, City of Rochester, Bluewater Shopping Centre and Ebbsfleet International Station with a 17 minute link to London St Pancras, as well as the A2/M25/M2 being close at hand.
What the currents owners say:
I feel in love with The Forge as soon as I saw it, such character and charm. As soon as I entered, I was truly hooked. The Forge has an amazing atmosphere; steeped in history. I felt I was coming home.
The Forge has been our family home for 22 years now and have brought up our two children here.
They went to the excellent local schools and have both done exceptionally well.
I have so many wonderful memories of this home; of parties and barbecues in the house and garden over the years. And best of all, the magic Christmases.
Living in Chalk Village has been a great experience with a friendly community of neighbours. There are great transport links and local amenities as well as beautiful countryside walks pretty much on the doorstep.
Now that our children have left home and we have retired, it is time for us to let another family enjoy The Forge as their home.
Early viewing is strongly advised. Please call William Charles today on 01474 357979
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.