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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Rural Smarden

Offers in Excess of £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully Presented Victorian Country Residence in Private Plot
  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • Four Reception Areas
  • Fabulous Kitchen/Breakfast Room With Vaulted Ceiling
  • Sitting Room with Bi-Fold Doors Opening to Rear Garden
  • Master Bedroom Suite with Ensuite Shower Room and Private Balcony
  • Fully Fenced and Gated Plot in the region of 0.7 Acres Backing Onto Fields
  • Shingle Drive With Off Road Parking For Numerous Vehicles
  • Double Bay Oak Cart Lodge
  • Viewings Strictly By Appointment Only

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully presented detached Victorian country residence, nestled in a private plot of 0.7 acres, backing on to fields between the villages of Smarden and Pluckley.

This impressive home has been extended and transformed by the current vendors into an individual, relaxing and welcoming home with superb views across the neighbouring countryside. The property is in the style of its period being half tile hung with render under a pitched tiled roof. Care and attention to detail has been exercised to retain the character of the property, yet catering for modern needs, such notable examples being Heritage replacement double glazed sash windows, Victorian column radiators and underfloor heating to certain areas, oak doors and skirting throughout along with a water descaling system and modern private drainage.

The accommodation is arranged over three floors to include; entrance porch, entrance hall/study, snug, dining room, reading area, sitting room with bi-fold doors to garden, bespoke handmade kitchen with granite worktops, utility room and cloakroom. There are two bedroom areas with the master suite being accessed via a private staircase from the sitting room offering a private balcony overlooking the garden and a luxury ensuite shower room. An additional staircase accesses the remaining bedrooms from the kitchen area with two double bedrooms and a luxury bathroom with roll top bath to the first floor, and to the second floor there is an additional double bedroom offering splendid views of the Kent countryside.

Outside, the property is completely enclosed by a six foot closed-board fence and electric double gates offering privacy and security, leading to an extensive shingle driveway area, double bay oak cart lodge, wonderful landscaped garden and private flagstone patio courtyard.

The property is situated off a private driveway just off a country lane leading to the village of Smarden, an extremely sought after historic village with a close-knit and welcoming community, boasting its own Church, village hall, Post Office and stores, butchers shop, gallery and three well-respected pubs.

The village is situated close by the neighbouring villages of Pluckley and Headcorn, both with mainline railway stations to London Charing Cross and Ashford International, which benefits from the High Speed 37 minute service to London St Pancras.

Properties of this style in Smarden are rarely available and interested applicants are strongly advised to make immediate arrangements to view.

Accommodation comprises (all measurements approximate)

Entrance Porch:
Double oak entrance doors, part glazed door to;

Entrance Hallway/Study:
12'2" x 6'4" (3.71m x 1.93m) Double glazed windows to front and rear, radiator, fitted storage cupboard, carpet flooring.

Reception Rooms:
The principal reception areas are open totalling a length of 39'2" (11.94m).

14'9" x 11'3" (4.50m x 3.43m) Double glazed sash window to front, feature fireplace with limestone mantle, granite hearth and cast iron wood burner, carpet flooring.

Dining Room:
19'9" x 8'3" (6.02m x 2.51m) Double glazed sash window to front, radiator, carpet flooring, door to kitchen, opening to;

Reading Room:
8'4" x 6'5" (2.54m x 1.96m) Double glazed French doors to side, double glazed window to rear, radiator, fitted under stairs storage cupboard.

Sitting Room:
15'7" x 14'3" (4.75m x 4.34m) Two double glazed sash windows to front, double glazed window to rear, feature double glazed bi-folding doors opening up the sitting room and bringing the outside in, underfloor heating, fitted under stairs storage cupboard, carpeted oak staircase to master bedroom suite, carpet flooring, television point.

13'4" x 11'1" extending to 22'11" (4.06m x 3.38m extending to 6.98m) Double glazed windows to front, rear and side, vaulted beamed ceiling, radiator, bespoke custom fitted kitchen with a range of wall and base units with granite and block oak worktops over, inset double butler sink with chrome mixer tap, extendable hose tap and Quooker boiling water tap, inset Bosch 5 burner gas hob with stainless steel extractor hood over, integrated Bosch electric oven, integrated Bosch oven and grill, integrated Bosch plate warmer, integrated Bosch dishwasher, space for American style fridge freezer, soft close cabinets and drawers, breakfast bar, travertine tiled floor, recessed lighting, kickboard floor lighting, door to;

Utility Room:
Double glazed frosted window to rear, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, travertine tiled floor, door to;

Double glazed frosted window to rear, low level WC, wall hung sink and mixer tap, travertine tiled floor.

Master Bedroom:
The master bedroom suite is accessed from the sitting room via a private staircase. 15'4" x 10'7" (4.67m x 3.23m) at its largest. French doors opening to private timber balcony area overlooking the gardens with space for seating for two. Double glazed sash window to front, underfloor heating, vaulted ceiling, recessed lighting, fitted double wardrobe, carpet flooring, glazed door through to;

En-Suite Shower Room:
Double glazed sash window to front, underfloor heating, feature double shower with glass screen, chrome raindrop and waterfall gravity fed shower, fitted vanity sink unit with mixer tap and feature LED illuminated mirror over with gesture control, low level WC with split flush, tiled floor.

First Floor Landing:
Accessed via a separate staircase from kitchen, double glazed window to rear offering views over the neighbouring countryside and fields, oak balustrades, carpet flooring, recessed lighting.

14'9" x 11'10" (4.50m x 3.61m) Double glazed sash window to front, double glazed window to side, radiator, a range of fitted oak integrated wardrobes, additional fitted oak double wardrobe and drawers, carpet flooring, recessed lighting, picture rail, telephone point.

11'4" x 10'0" (3.45m x 3.05m) Double glazed window to front, radiator, fitted under stairs cupboard, fitted oak overhead storage cupboards, fitted oak double wardrobe, carpet flooring, recessed lighting.

Family Bathroom:
13'8" x 6'9" (4.17m x 2.06m) Two double glazed windows to rear offering splendid views across the neighbouring countryside, chrome pipe radiator/towel rail, luxury fitted bathroom suite comprising roll top claw foot bath with nickel plated mixer tap, Victorian style Catchpole and Rye low level WC, fitted glazed shower cubicle, Victorian sink with nickel plated taps, recessed lighting, carpet flooring.

Second Floor Bedroom:
18'9" x 11'6" into eaves (5.71m x 3.51m into eaves) Double glazed windows to front and rear offering superb views across the neighbouring fields, countryside and garden, radiator, oak balustrade, carpet flooring, television point.

The grounds are a real feature and extend to approximately 0.7 acres surrounding the property to three sides, bordered by a six foot close-boarded fence and intercom-controlled electric double entrance gates offering peace of mind for privacy, children, pets and security. The landscaped garden is approached by a shingle driveway with off road parking for several vehicles and is predominately laid to manicured lawns with a variety of trees, raised shrub beds and borders. The double bay oak cart lodge currently has one side closed off being used as a grooming room but could easily be opened up for a vehicle. In addition, there is a single garage which is now used as a workshop. The gardens also benefit from raised decking areas, pergola, summerhouse, raised decking, log storage shelter and a gated work area for bonfires etc. To the rear of the property, there is a private flagstone courtyard area with a gate accessing the front.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
11 October 2016


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