9 bedroom detached bungalow for saleSutton Valence, Kent
Offers in Excess of £595,000
- Unique 4 Bedroom Property in a Wonderful Setting
- 4 Spacious Entertaining/Reception Rooms
- Lovely Log Cabin
- Detached 2 Bedroom Annexe
- Magnificent Pond
- Gorgeous Heated Swimming Pool
- Quadruple Garage and Ample Off Road Parking
- EPC RATING F
LOCATION: Kantara is situated on the outskirts of the historical Village of Sutton Valence which can trace its origins back to the Iron Age. The Romans and Normans also left their mark whilst friends of the Kings of England laid the foundations of buildings that remain today. This desirable Village is full of character, constructed on different levels and perched on the side of a steep hill. In the churchyard is a memorial to John Wilkes (died 1852) who first introduced round arm bowling to cricket. To the East of the main road are the remains of the Castle, a small square Norman Keep, with ragstone walls eight feet thick. Dominating the northern part of the Village is Sutton Valence School, founded in 1578 by William Lambe (1495-1580), a London Clothworker who was born in the Village. Sutton Valence Village offers friendly local shops and facilities for ones everyday needs as well as several esteemed Country Inns. Nearby Headcorn, lying approximately 2 miles to the south, boasts an excellent variety of independent shops and a Sainsburys Local. The Towns of Maidstone, Ashford and Tenterden are all within a comfortable driving distance and, collectively, they cater for comprehensive shopping, leisure and sports facilities. There are a number of Theatres and a good selection of Country Inns and Restaurants. Commuters have the Mainline Railway Station at Headcorn with a large Car Park. Fast and frequent services run directly to London Bridge and Charing Cross (60 mins). One can also travel down the line to Ashford International and connect onto The Eurostar or continue straight down to the South Coast, including Dover Docks. Trains also run from nearby Hollingbourne (approximately 8 miles) to London Victoria. The M20 Motorway is some 3 miles away, giving direct fast access to London, Ashford and the South Coast. From the M20 one can access the complete Motorway Network.
DESCRIPTION: With Two permanent Detached dwellings, this is a golden opportunity for buyers looking for a property with income potential, ancillary accommodation for friends or family or possibly facilities for working from home. The Detached Four Bedroom single storey main residence is believed to date back to the 1930s and has been considerably updated to now offer flexible and deceptively spacious family accommodation. A Detached weatherboard Two Bedroom Annexe possessing tardis-like internal proportions exudes flexible potential, for example, quarters for an elderly relative, as it includes a wheelchair-friendly Wet Room. LOG CABIN Constructed (some six years ago) this Detached Three Bedroom Log Cabin currently provides further versatile accommodation and features an impressive Open Plan Living Area. These Three individual dwellings are situated within glorious, established Grounds in total amounting to 0.93 Acres and combine to offer a decidedly unique and very adaptable family abode. Externally, a substantial Pond, heated Swimming Pool and a plethora of both paved and decked Terraces offer plentiful scope for entertaining al fresco, whilst a detached Quadruple Garage/Workshop ensures ample storage space. The gravelled driveway also provides Off Road Parking for several vehicles.
Solid wooden double doors open into the:
ENTRANCE LOBBY: 711 x 409 (2.43 x 1.44). Ceiling Height: 804 (2.56). Featuring quarry tiling to the floor. Alarm panel. A painted wooden door with textured glass panels and windows to either side opens into the:
RECEPTION HALL: 1707 x 1705 (5.36 x 5.31) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 804 (2.56). A wonderful welcoming room featuring exposed wooden floorboards. Casement windows overlook the Gardens to the front. Openings lead through to two separate Hallways which connect to the Kitchen and Bedrooms respectively. Doors also lead into Bedroom 2 and the Drawing Room. Heating controls. Loft access. Two radiators. Painted beams and panelling to the ceiling. There is space here to add a Staircase ascending to the First Floor which offers potential for conversion - subject to planning.
DRAWING ROOM: 1411 x 1311 (4.55 x 4.26) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 804 (2.56). A delightful dual aspect room with casement windows to the front and glazed double doors leading out to the Swimming Pool and Paved Terrace to the side. There is an attractive Fireplace with a tiled Hearth and wooden Mantle. Exposed wooden floorboards. Painted beams to the ceiling. Radiator. Various power points.
HALLWAY 1: 1506 x 811 (4.72 x 2.73) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 804 (2.56). Doors lead into the Sitting Room, Dining Room, Family Bathroom and out to the side. Painted wooden panelled ceiling. Radiator. Exposed wooden floorboards. Power Point.
SITTING ROOM: 1411 x 1311 (4.55 x 4.26) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 804 (2.56). A light, airy room with glazed double doors opening onto the Swimming Pool. There is an attractive Victorian style Fireplace on a tiled Hearth with matching surround and wooden Mantle. Painted beams to the walls and ceiling. Radiator. Exposed wooden floorboards. Various power points. Glazed double doors lead from the Sitting Room into the:
DINING ROOM: 2201 x 1405 (6.75 x 4.4) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 804 (2.56). This beautiful dual aspect room is also accessed from Hallway 1 and has casement windows overlooking the Swimming Pool to the side and the Garden to the rear. Exposed wooden floorboards. Inset ceiling spotlights. Two radiators. Various power points. A large opening leads through to the:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 1409 x 906 (4.50 x 2.91) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 711 (2.43). A dual aspect room with casement windows to the front and rear. Fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base units. 1Ό stainless steel sink/drainer with chrome mixer tap. Stainless steel professional Range style electric cooker with halogen hob and extractor hood. Dishwasher. The flooring is laid in ceramic tiles and there is a tiled splashback surround to all units. Inset ceiling spotlights. A fully glazed door leads out to the Swimming Pool. Various power points.
LAUNDRY ROOM: 906 x 600 (2.90 x 1.83) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 711 (2.43). Fitted with a worktop and wall and base units to match the Kitchen. Space and plumbing for a washing machine, dryer, fridge and freezer. Tiling to the floor. Casement windows overlook the front and rear. A door leads through to the BOILER ROOM: 906 x 704 (2.91 x 2.23) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 800 (2.44). A useful room for storage with a window to the side and a door leading out to the Swimming Pool Area. A further door leads into the:
CLOAKROOM: 500 x 209 (1.53 x 0.84) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 711 (2.43). Fitted with a white Suite comprising: low-level WC and wash-hand basin with chrome taps. Ceramic tiling to the floor.
FAMILY BATHROOM: 812 x 1000 (2.74 x 3.05) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 801 (2.47). Complemented by full ceramic tiling to the floor and walls. The white Suite comprises: low-level WC, pedestal wash-hand basin with chrome taps, a full size Bath with tiled surround and chrome mixer tap with shower attachment. Walk-in double shower with monsoon style showerhead. A textured window allows light in from the rear. Wooden panelling and inset spotlights to the ceiling. Heated Towel Rail.
BEDROOM 2: 1006 x 1211 (3.20 x 3.94) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 804 (2.55). Casement windows overlook the Garden to the rear. Radiator. Various power points.
HALLWAY 2: 2500 x 210 (7.63 x 0.88) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 804 (2.56). Radiator. Doors lead into the Master Bedroom and Bedroom 3 whilst an archway leads through into the Family Room/Bedroom 4.
BEDROOM 3: 1101 x 1400 (4.27 x 3.39) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 805 (2.58). Casement windows overlook the front. Radiator. Various power points.
MASTER BEDROOM AND DRESSING AREA: 1007 x 1807 (3.24 x 5.68) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 804 (2.55). A superbly finished light and bright room with casement windows overlooking the Garden. Radiator. Various power points. An archway opens onto a Dressing Area with fitted wardrobes. From the Dressing Area an opening leads through to the:
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 1005 x 705 (3.18 x 2.27) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 805 (2.57). Equipped with a white Suite comprising: low-level WC, vanity unit with inset wash-hand basin and chrome taps and an impressive fully tiled walk-in shower with integrated Power Shower. Textured windows look out to the rear.
FAMILY ROOM/BEDROOM 4: 1211 x 1401 (4.29 x 3.95) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 804 (2.56). A beautifully presented room with casement windows. A half-glazed door opens onto the Gravelled Driveway to the side. Radiator. Various power points.
EXTERNALLY: Approx. 0.93 acres, source: www.promap.co.uk. From the road, a gravelled driveway approaches separate Parking and Turning Areas to the front and rear of the House, both gravelled and able to accommodate several vehicles. To the front of the House lies an enchanting Pond featuring a timber bridge connecting to an island. An area of lawn is complemented by a waterside Decked Terrace and a Decked Veranda spans the entire width of the House. To the opposite side of the gravelled driveway, a further lawned area is arranged as a Garden for the Log Cabin.
The Garden to the rear of the House boasts a generous paved Terrace and features delightful flower and shrub beds. The Terrace leads down onto an area laid to lawn. From the Terrace, a brick archway with an inset wrought iron gate leads through to a superb heated Swimming Pool, ensconsed within a paved Terrace and further benefitting from a recently constructed Decked Terrace to one side. A second wrought iron gate leads back to the front of the house.
ANNEXE: From the Gravelled Parking Area glazed double doors lead into the:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 1000 x 1504 (3.06 x 4.69) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 609 (2.06). Fitted with a range of wall and base units, inset with a 1Ό sink/drainer and a Gas Hob. Space and plumbing for a washing machine, oven, fridge and freezer. A window overlooks the Gravelled Driveway. Tiling to the floor. Inset ceiling spotlights. Various power points. Boiler. Doors lead into the Wet Room and the Sitting/Dining Room.
WET ROOM: 1005 x 1004 (3.20 x 3.15) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 610 (2.08) to the highest point. Fitted with a white Suite comprising: low-level WC, bidet, pedestal wash-hand basin with chrome taps and a large walk-in shower. A textured Window allows light from the side. Tiling to the floor and walls.
SITTING/DINING ROOM: 2207 x 1304 (6.88 x 4.07) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 1203 (3.75) to highest point. A delightful room featuring glazed double doors with windows to either side leading out onto a Decked Terrace to the side of the Annexe. Two radiators. Various power points. Inset ceiling spotlights. Doors lead into the Master Bedroom and Bedroom 2.
MASTER BEDROOM: 1000 x 1302 (3.06 x 4.03) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 608 (2.05). A light, airy room featuring glazed double doors with windows to either side opening onto the Decked Terrace. Integrated wardrobes span one wall. Various Power Points. Two Radiators. Recessed Spotlights.
BEDROOM 2: 1104 x 1109 (3.47 x 3.60) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 706 (2.30). A further double Bedroom with a textured window allowing light from the front of the Annexe. Radiator. Various power points.
LOG CABIN: From the front of the Log Cabin double doors lead into the OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA: This comprises:
SITTING ROOM/DINING ROOM: 1504 x 2407 (4.69 x 7.51) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 1009 (3.29) to the highest point. A wonderfully light and airy triple aspect room boasting excellent ceiling height. Casement windows look out to the front and side of the Log Cabin and a half-glazed door leads out to the rear. Two radiators. Various power points. An opening leads through to the Inner Hallway. The Living Area is open plan to the:
KITCHEN AREA: 804 x 903 (2.56 x 2.83) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 708 (2.34). Fitted with a range of contemporary wall and base units inset with a sink/drainer. Integrated Indesit oven with gas hob. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. A window looks out to the rear.
INNER HALLWAY: 1506 x 210 (4.73 x 0.88) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 708 (2.33). Doors lead into the Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, 3 and the Family Bathroom. Radiator. Power point.
BEDROOM 2: 1108 x 910 (3.57 x 3.00) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 707 (2.32). Casement windows overlook the Garden to the front. Radiator. Various power points.
MASTER BEDROOM: 1108 x 1107 (3.58 x 3.53) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 706 (2.31). A wonderful dual aspect room with casement windows to the front and side. A door also leads out to the front. Various power points. Radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM: 608 x 1206 (2.04 x 3.81) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 707 (2.32). Fitted with a white Suite comprising: low-level WC, pedestal wash-hand basin with chrome taps and a panelled Bath with chrome taps. Walk-in shower. Textured windows allow in light from the rear and side. Radiator. Attractive tiling to the floor and walls.
BEDROOM 3: 903 x 511 (2.84 x 1.81) to the farthest points. Ceiling Height: 707 (2.32). This room is currently used as a Dressing Room with fitted wardrobes spanning one wall. Radiator. Loft access.
BUYERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THIS LOG CABIN IS STRICTLY COVERED UNDER PLANNING APPLICATION MA/07/2075 (APPROVED ON 22=01-08) WHICH WAS SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS. CONDITION TWO REQUIRES ANY PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER OF KANTARA TO APPLY FOR COUNCIL PLANNING CONSENT OF RIGHTFUL RESIDENCE STATUS IN ORDER TO ENSURE LAWFUL OCCUPATION.I.E. DEPENDANT RELATIVES ONLY
QUADRUPLE GARAGE/WORKSHOP: Two separate up-and-over doors lead into the two Double Garages, both with power and lighting: GARAGE 1: 1501 x 2104 (4.60 x 6.51). GARAGE 2: 1502 x 2104 (4.60 x 6.51).
SERVICES: Main Dwelling: Mains Water. Mains Electricity. Private Drainage. Oil Fired Central Heating.
Annexe and Log Cabin: Mains Water. Mains Electricity. Private Drainage (same as main house). Calor Gas Fired Central Heating.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Maidstone Borough Council. Tax Band: G (main dwelling). A (annexe).
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