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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Rural Smarden, Mainline Station 2.4 Miles

Withdrawn from Market £865,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming Grade II Listed Farmhouse
  • Fabulous country kitchen/breakfast room
  • Lovely lounge with inglenook fireplace
  • Stunning family bathroom
  • Excellent range of equestrian facilities
  • Stable Block
  • Sand and rubber manège
  • Garage building with potential
  • Grounds in excess of 3 acres
  • Tranquil setting

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This truly delightful four bedroom property is full of character and charm, and with over 3 acres of land, equestrian facilities, outbuildings and a detached double garage with annex potential, the whole has much to offer.

The property itself is believed to date back to the 16th century with a later addition in the 18th century. There are exposed beams adding to the existing features giving this wonderful home a tranquil and serene feel. It has been lovingly updated to include a bespoke fitted country kitchen, underfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators to the first floor. Throughout, the décor is both fitting and tasteful.

Located in a rural setting on the outskirts of Smarden, down a long private driveway. There are an excellent range of equestrian facilities including a manège and stable block and the grounds extend to approximately 3.38 acres (to be verified). There is also a detached double garage/ building (with lapsed planning permission) to provide ancillary accommodation.  

ENTRANCE HALL: Part glazed door. Staircase to first floor. Door to: 

DINING ROOM: Sash window to front. Brick flooring with underfloor heating. Fireplace with natural brick surround and wood burner. 

DRAWING ROOM: Sash window: Superb inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer beam. Brick flooring with under floor heating. 

REAR HALL: Entrance door. Brick flooring with underfloor heating. Cloaks/meter reading. door to: 

CLOAKROOM: Window: brick flooring with underfloor heating. Low-level w.c. Wash hand basin. 

BREAKFAST ROOM: Brick flooring with underfloor heating.  

KITCHEN: Fabulous country kitchen with fitted wall and base units incorporating oak working surfaces. Belfast sink with mixer tap. Rangemaster cooker. Ceramic hob with extractor over. Space for washing machine. Brick flooring with underfloor heating. 

FIRST LANDING: Split level landing. Access to roof void. 

BEDROOM 1: Sash window. Fireplace. Airing cupboard. Built in cupboard. 

BEDROOM 2: Sash window: Fireplace. Built in cupboard. 

BEDROOM 3: Window. Walk in wardrobe. 

BEDROOM 4: Window. Exposed beams. 

FAMILY BATHROOM: Window. Savoy suite with roll top bath with clawed feet and side mounted mixer tap and hand held shower. Wash hand basin. Low level w.c. Shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower. Wood flooring. 

EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES: There are a wide range of excellent equestrian facilities comprising sand & rubber manège, stable block, tack room, tractor store, hay barn, several store rooms - one with cellar space, a covered area and a stable yard.  

OUTSIDE: Approached via a five bar gate along a long private tarmac driveway, leading past the property and on to a detached double garage. The detached double garage has power and light and an electric Up and Over door which could be converted into ancillary accommodation (subject to the necessary planning consents). The house has a wrap around garden which has been beautifully maintained and is mainly laid to lawn with flower beds, a greenhouse, log store, vegetable garden, fish pool and a natural pond with a jetty and seating area.  

LOCATION: The property is nestled in the hamlet of Swift's Green, almost equidistant from the popular villages of Smarden and Headcorn. Smarden - a beautiful Kentish weaver's village, is just over 2 miles away. Offering a Primary School, three pubs and several local shops including a Butcher's shop and Post Office. Community facilities include cricket on the village green, tennis courts and a children's play area. For a wider range of amenities Headcorn is approximately 2 miles away. There is a village hall, Primary School, library, Post Office, bank, church, playing fields, a pub and a thriving High Street. Headcorn also has a mainline station with Charing Cross / Cannon Street in about one hour.

There is access to a number of major road routes including the M20 and the international airports of Gatwick and Heathrow, as well as the Channel Ports. Ashford International Station is only a short drive away and provides regular services to the Continent and a high speed railway service to St Pancras in 38 minutes.

The area is particularly well known for the quality of schools, both in the private and state sectors. Notable schools in the area include Cranbrook, Benenden, Sutton Valence, and Sutton Valence Preparatory School. Excellent Grammar Schools can be found in both Maidstone,Tonbridge and Ashford.  

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Added on Rightmove:
15 September 2016


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