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4 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Frittenden Road, Biddenden, Kent

Sold STC £1,150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Cranbrook School catchment
  • 2 Receptions
  • Conservatory
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Leisure complex
  • Extensive outbuildings
  • Circa 5 acres in all
  • Headcorn Station 2.5 miles

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A substantial country house affording a rural outlook and benefiting from leisure complex, extensive outbuildings and land * Cranbrook School catchment area *
* 2 Reception Rooms * Conservatory * Kitchen/Breakfast Room * 4 Bedrooms * 2 Bathrooms * Leisure Complex inc Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi & Sauna * Former Office Block * Gymnasium* Tractor Shed * 2 Stable Blocks * Circa 5 acres in all * EPC C.

Orchard House is a handsome country house dating from 1929 and benefitting from excellent balance and proportions, typical of the era. The property presents warm brick and tiled elevations reflecting traditional local architectural styles and the frontage is most attractive having a timbered gable and bay windows and a wide storm porch. At the rear there is a canopy with glazed roof upheld by decorative timber supports, which are a recurring theme throughout the property.

The property has been extended and improved over the course of time to include a bright and airy conservatory, UPVC double glazed windows, a smart fitted kitchen with high specification integral appliances, oak internal doors and well appointed bath/shower rooms, creating a well presented and comfortable family home.

All principal rooms are double or triple aspect and there are capacious windows providing views over the gardens, paddocks and surrounding countryside. Exceptionally high ceiling heights throughout add to the feeling of spaciousness, along with decor in a range of neutral tones.

o Triple aspect Drawing Room benefiting from brick fireplace housing wood-burning stove - built in bar and glazed door to garden
o Spacious Conservatory with integral blind and central heating – French doors to garden
o Spacious Family/Dining Room enhanced by open fire with carved stone surround
o Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room incorporating a good range of built-in cabinets with granite worktops over – integral appliances include induction hob, double oven with warming drawer and wine cooler – natural stone floor
o Shower Room with white suite
o Expansive Master Bedroom with generous fitted wardrobes and matching fitted furniture– luxuriously appointed en suite
o Three further generous double bedrooms – two benefiting from fitted wardrobes
o Family Bathroom with white suite and separate shower cubicle housing ‘rain’ shower head and hand basin in vanity unit
o Indoor Leisure Complex comprising Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Changing Room with shower facilities
o Substantial detached outbuilding (former office) with potential for various alternative uses/conversion, subject to consent(s)
o Brick built outbuilding housing gymnasium
o Timber Tractor Store with power and light
o Two Stable Blocks comprising 5 Loose-Boxes, Hay Store and Tack Room
o Separate Hay Store and Garden Shed
o Approximately 5 acres in all

Orchard House is set amid beautiful landscaped gardens, incorporating sweeping lawns bordered by mature shrubberies and flower beds creating masses of colour and interest throughout the seasons. The grounds afford good levels of privacy, encompassed by established hedging. The property is approached via a gravel carriage sweep providing parking for numerous vehicles. Stone paving flanks the rear of the house, culminating in a raised stone terrace, ideal for summer parties and entertaining.

Adjacent, the leisure complex is set within a sympathetically designed heritage style timber framed building. It comprises a traditional pine clad interior, with a lofty vaulted ceiling and banks of windows with sets of French doors to the gardens. Brick built, the former office contains three good size rooms, a fitted kitchen and bathroom providing excellent potential for use as an annexe, home office or holiday let, subject to obtaining any necessary consent(s). A further detached timber outbuilding currently houses a gymnasium and there is also a substantial timber built tractor store providing masses of storage space plus two stable blocks and a hay barn.

The gardens and grounds amount to about 5 acres in all and there is secondary vehicular access to the stables and outbuildings from the highway.

Property Information
Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage system. Solar panels provide all electricity plus a quarterly disbursement from the utility company. The former office has an independent heating system.
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council.
Tax Band G.
Fixtures and Fittings: Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel: 01580 720000.

From central Biddenden travel north on Headorn Road (A274) for about a mile. Go past Smarden Road on the right and continue for a further half mile, turning left into Frittenden Road. Proceed for a short distance to the T-junction and turn left into Frittenden Road. Orchard House will be found after a short distance on the left hand side.

Orchard House is located in a convenient semi rural setting, on the rural periphery of the picturesque Wealden village of Biddenden. The village has a pretty high street which offers a good range of local services including village store and post office, primary school, coffee shops, village inn, the highly regarded West House Restaurant and the Parish Church of All Saints. Nearby Cranbrook and Tenterden both provide a good range of supermarkets, local traditional shops, public houses, restaurants and amenities along their picturesque high streets Maidstone, Ashford and Tunbridge Wells benefit from comprehensive facilities.

The area boasts numerous excellent state, private and grammar schools including Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, Sutton Valence Junior and Senior Schools plus numerous Grammar Schools at Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Ashford. The property is also situated within the sought after Cranbrook School catchment area.

Nearby Headcorn Station offers fast and frequent services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross with journey times from 57 minutes. Alternatively, Ashford International Station gives access to London, St Pancras in 37 minutes and to the Continent. The M20 and the A21 give access to the M25 to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, Dover and the Ports and to Ashford International Station.

Headcorn Station 2.5 miles
M20 - 10 miles
A21- 11 miles
Ashford 13 miles
London 51 miles

(All distances are approximate)

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25 October 2016

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