A beautiful corking farmhouse complete with its own vineyard, that produces up to 500 bottles of wine a year has hit the market for £920,000.
Walnut Tree Farm, near Ashford Kent, would be the perfect investment for someone who loves a tipple as it has a huge 1.5 acres of vines with grape varieties including chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meuinier.
Depending on the harvest, the vineyard produces between 300 and 500 bottles a year, perfect for anyone planning to have lavish parties at the stunning home.
The farmhouse was originally an apple store for the large Dering estate, owned by the Dering family of baronets, until a lot of the farmland and buildings were sold off in the early 20th century.
The Derring family were first established during the reign of Henry II and soon grew in importance in the small area of Puckley, inheriting manors in the village and also establishing large book collections.
The property was converted in the late 1950s and is now an attractive ragstone and red brick family home with exposed beams and timber doors.
The charming period farmhouse comes with its own vineyard and is a perfect investment for a homebuyer with a lot of bottle
The property has a private vineyard of 1.5 acres with grape varieties including chardonnay, pinot noir and pinor meunier
The interior of the property includes wooden fixtures and the current owners have kept the decor simple (above)
The kitchen is spacious and would be the perfect place to enjoy a nice glass (or bottle!) or wine which has been curated in the onsite vineyard
The homely lounge area has gorgeous windows which let light fill the whole of the room which has been furnished with a sofa, two chairs and a small side table
It has 2,040 sq ft of accommodation with an open plan kitchen/breakfast/living room, separate sitting room, office, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
A former pig sty has been converted into a one-bedroom cottage and there is also a detached timber barn used as a general purpose store.
The gardens are more than four acres and includes a walled garden, an arboretum, a gravel garden and the 1.5 acres of vineyard.
The farm is on the outskirts of the village of Little Chart, just six miles from Ashford, where there is a high speed rail link to London St Pancras that takes 38 minutes.
The stunning garden of the property would be perfect for summer parties and evening strolls. A hedge surrounds the patio and stone work
The bathroom has an elegant deep sunk white bath tub as well as white tiled flooring and cute decor on the shelves above the windows
The villages of Egerton, Smarden, Charing and Hothfield are all within a 5 mile radius of the property. The living area of the house (above) is spacious and has stunning views of the garden
The wood finish theme is one of which runs through the whole of the property including the staircase and the ceiling beams
Alex Cornwallis, from BTF Partnership, who are handling the sale, said: ‘This is an exceptional property in many ways as it offers flexible family living with a good-sized main property plus a detached one-bedroom cottage, which could be used for family members or let to generate additional income.
‘There is a further barn with potential, subject to the necessary consents, for holiday let accommodation or commercial uses which is always attractive as an additional income source.
‘The gardens and woodland have been maintained to a high standard and we see very few properties with its own vineyard come to the open market, which would suit a wine enthusiast.
‘This property does have a lot to offer and is in the highly sought after location with easy access to the rest of the county and to Ashford rail links to central London and beyond.’
One of the four bedrooms in the property (pictured above) which would be perfect as a guest room, it is currently furnished with a single bed
The stunning lounge area is currently furnished with two large sofas and a chair and is complete with a lovely wooden fireplace
The kitchen joins onto another sitting area which the current owners use as a huge book case and sitting area