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6 bedroom farm house for sale

Alkham Valley Road, Alkham

Withdrawn from Market £599,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed
  • Period Farmhouse
  • Five/Six Bedrooms
  • Many Period Features
  • Superb Valley Views

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


A GRADE II LISTED PERIOD FARM HOUSE HAVING IMMENSE RUSTIC CHARM OFFERING MANY CHARACTER FEATURES. The property is believed to date back to about 1710 and enjoys a fine Georgian façade. Situated in the heart of the Alkham Valley enjoying superb views to both front and rear; while enjoying this pleasant aspect the property is well-sited for access to the M20 Motorway, Channel Tunnel Terminal and Port of Dover, all being located within a short drive. Locally there are horse riding schools, an independent garden centre and tea room, and The Marquis, a highly rated restaurant also offering guest accommodation.

The town of Folkestone is approximately fifteen minutes by car and offers a selection of shops and supermarkets, together with secondary schooling and boys' and girls' grammar schools. A little further down the coast is the Cinque Port Town of Hythe offering a range of independent shops together with a Waitrose Store. The historic Royal Military Canal runs through the centre of the town, Hythe also offering an unspoilt Promenade.

The Cathedral City of Canterbury is also within thirty minutes' drive offering many cultural facilities, including the Cathedral and Marlowe Theatre. High speed rail services are available from Folkestone West approximately ten minutes' drive away, giving fast services to St Pancras London in just over fifty minutes.

ENTRANCE CANOPY with fretting to sides

RECEPTION HALL with part glazed front door and feature Indian Sand Stone flooring, radiator with staircase and balustrade to first floor, feature central beam

DRAWING ROOM 16'2 x 15'4 feature large cast iron log burning stove with beam and brickwork over, built in cupboards to one side with stripped pine doors, painted beam ceiling, two wall light points, twin windows with shutters, three radiators and stripped pine door.

DINING ROOM 16' x 13'4 feature Inglenook fire surround with brassimer beam over and fitted French cast iron log burning stove, built in log store to one side with stripped pine door and further built in shelf cupboard also having strip pine doors. Twin windows with shutters, exposed beams, radiator and two wall light points.

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 17'8 x 12'8 inset one and a half bowl porcelain sink unit with mixer tap over and oak cupboards under with range of matching high and low level units with oak work surfaces. Inset stainless steel range cooker with five ring hob, having tiled back plate behind and stainless steel extractor canopy over. Plumbing for dishwasher, feature matching island with oak work surface, concealed 'Glow Worm' propane gas boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, inset full microwave, radiator, ceramic tiled floor, integrated fridge/freezer, pull out larder unit, twin windows with outlook over garden to the valley. NB: It is a condition in the deeds that the farmhouse kitchen table is sold as part of the property.

SCULLERY/UTILITY AREA 12'6 x 11'6 having quarry tiled floor, plumbing for washing machine and roll top work surface, doors to Courtyard and rear garden.

CLOAKROOM with low level WC and extractor fan

WALK-IN STORE CUPBOARD 10'6 x 7' (formerly being the farmhouse office and currently being used as a gym area), wood block flooring, radiator, windows to courtyard and garden.

CELLAR (approached via the reception hall) 16'10 x 12'10 having brick flooring, fan light window and power and light


SPACIOUS GALLERIED LANDING with pine balustrade, radiator, window with outlook over the valley, heating thermostat, beams to ceiling and built-in airing cupboard.

MASTER BEDROOM 15'11 x 12'10 walk-in wardrobe cupboard with shelving and hanging, further built-in cupboards, feature fire surround with inset cast iron grate and feature Delft tiles, painted beams to ceiling, twin window with views over the valley and having shutters, stripped pine door, radiator.

BEDROOM 12'10 x 11'10 two built-in cupboards, beamed ceiling, two radiators, stripped pine door and twin windows with views over the valley, pedestal wash hand basin.

BEDROOM 12'8 x 11'8 window with views to barn and valley, radiator, stripped pine door.

BEDROOM 9'3 (max) x 6'7 (max) window with views of barn and valley, radiator, stripped pine door, built in base for single bed.

FAMILY BATHROOM 12'10 x 11' having feature central French roll top bath on ball and claw feet, feature 'his and hers' period wash hand basins, period radiator and heated chrome towel rail, corner shower cubicle, three exposed brickwork walls, inset spot lights, coloured slate flooring, low level WC, feature fire surround.


ATTIC LOUNGE/BEDROOM 20'6 x 13'4 (average) with sloping ceiling, dormer window with views to valley, two radiators, painted wood panelling.

BEDROOM 9' x 8'6 Velux window with views of valley, eaves storage.

ROOM 11'8 x 8'2 (with sloping ceiling) dormer window with views of valley, eaves storage cupboards (this room was a kitchen when our clients originally bought the property)

INNER LOBBY leading to -

BATHROOM with panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC, radiator and extractor fan.


To the rear of the property is an enclosed garden with brick block patio leading to lawned areas. Outside lighting, tap. Store with covered area to front and screened wood chopping area, old metal gates leading to lane. To the front of the property is a gravelled driveway which would accommodate up to 5/6 cars. Lawned area and brick walls to brick and side boundary with metal gate leading to lane. Gate to courtyard area with stone paving and covered log storage area and outside tap.


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
24 February 2016


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