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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Fernfield Lane, Alkham, Nr. Folkestone, Kent

Guide Price £2,400,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A unique Grade II Listed Farmhouse with annexe, holiday cottages and fabulous entertaining, leisure and equestrian facilities, set in grounds of about 7 acres in a rural location

SITUATION
Great Everden farmhouse is set in a rural position of Alkham which lies about 4 miles north of Folkestone. The surrounding area is designated either as a Special Landscape Area and/or a Site of Special Scientific Interest & Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with lovely rolling countryside with pastureland views. The local village of Hawkinge has individual shops, post office, primary school and supermarket. Folkestone offers a wider range of facilities, as does the historical City of Canterbury. Recreational facilities are also good with a selection of sports centres, swimming pools, excellent for horse riding and hacking, golf courses and water sports along the coast. Connections are excellent with the M20 linking into other motorway networks and the high speed rail link operating from Dover Priory, Folkestone Central & West into London St. Pancras in less than an hour. The Port of Dover and the Channel Tunnel Terminal both operate services to the continent.

DISTANCES
M20 3.5 miles
Hawkinge 1.5 miles
Canterbury 15 miles
Folkestone Central Station 4.5 miles (London St. Pancras in less than an hour)
Coast 4.5 miles
Channel Tunnel at Cheriton 6 miles
Port of Dover 9 miles
(Distances are approx)

DESCRIPTION
Great Everden, formerly known as Great Everden Manor, is a superb Grade II Listed property, dating we believe back to the 12th Century to the times of the Crusade and the Knights Templar, along with connections to Dover Castle and later additions being added in the 18th & 20th centuries. The property has been sympathetically extended and refurbished but still retains the original architecture.

The property is perfect for either an extended family or to generate a generous income.

HOLIDAY COTTAGES & ANCILLARY ACCOMMODATION
A regular income is generated by 2 holiday cottages known as "Pips Lodge & Spar" rated 5* on www.airbnb.co.uk In addition, there is a 3 bedroom apartment located above the pool complex which also generates a monthly income. Within the grounds there is also further potential to develop a detached cottage, along with a Dutch barn requiring the normal planning consents.

FEATURES
Main House
Entrance hall
4 Reception rooms
Kitchen/breakfast room
Cellar
Utility/boot room
WC

First Floor
Master Bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom
5 Further bedrooms
2 Bathrooms

Leisure complex
Indoor infinity pool
Spa pool
Showers/changing rooms
Pool kitchen entertaining area
Fully equipped gym
Impressive sun/family room
Apartment (3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms)

Grounds
2 Holiday cottages, plus a detached cottage which is watertight and restoration has started
Garaging
Equestrian facilities
Stables
Manège
Workshop
Tractor shed
Floodlit tennis court
Formal gardens & grounds of approx. 7 acres.

Gardens & Grounds
The grounds extend to about 7 acres and are accessed from a country lane. The driveway divides providing parking for the cottages and the main house.

The formal gardens are laid to lawn to include an ancient well, duck and carp pond, extensive sun terracing, mature trees and shrubs, floodlit tennis court and Manège, all enclosed by a tree and hedge boundary.


DIRECTIONS
Leaving Canterbury via the A2, continue straight for approximately 7.5 miles and then exit signposted for Folkestone A260. At the roundabout take a right and then left at the junction. Following signs for Folkestone (A260) for about 6.5 miles, on approaching the roundabout at Hawkinge keep left towards Hawkinge village. After about 150 yards take a left into The Street, signposted Hawkinge Cricket Club. Head straight for about 0.5 of a mile and then take a left into Fernfield Lane. Wind through the open countryside for a further 1.5 miles and Great Everden farmhouse will be on your right.

PROPERTY INFORMATION
Services Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil fired central heating, LPG gas and private generator .

LOCAL AUTHORITY Dover District Council. Tax Band "H".

FIXTURES & FITTINGS Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.

PRIVATE FINANCE
Jackson-Stops & Staff Private Finance specialises in advising on and arranging competitive mortgages quickly, efficiently and in a stress-free manner. Please contact the office for further information.


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16 June 2016

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