5 bedroom equestrian facility for saleKingswood, Maidstone, Kent
Withdrawn from Market £1,850,000
- Detached 4 / 5 bedroom family home with equestrian facilities and PP for an orangery all set in some 8.5 acres
- Large kitchen / breakfast / family room, separate utility room
- Dining room, planning permission for an orangery stretching the full width of the back of the house
- Living room with log burning stove
- Vaulted study with galleried landing / bedroom 5
- Master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower room
- Three further double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes, one en-suite bathroom, family bathroom
- Large double garage, ample off-road parking for many vehicles
- 9 stables, tack room, feed room, hay barn, lorry barn and 40m x 20m sand school
- In all set in 8.5 acres bordering the Leeds Castle Estate with a further 6.5 acres available by separate negotiation
Full descriptionAn impressive and imposing detached 4 / 5 bedroom family house finished to a high standard with elegant features, a double garage, gardens and equestrian facilities. There is also planning permission for a stunning orangery. The property sits in an elevated position set in the centre and overlooking its own gardens and grounds extending to c. 8.5 acres, and adjoins the historic Leeds Castle Estate.
Gravelly Hall was built by the current owners 22 years ago to a high specification and offers a wonderful family living and entertaining space. The entrance hall leads to the open plan kitchen / breakfast room which offers a good space for family life with a seating area and breakfast bar. The kitchen is fitted with solid limed oak units with granite work tops, a ceramic hob and integrated dishwasher, electric oven and grill. There is a downstairs cloakroom and good sized utility room again fitted with solid oak kitchen units and a butler sink. With a door to the side patio, there is a very useful boot room which also houses a multi fuel boiler. From the hallway the fabulous dining room provides room for a large dining table and has views over the land to the rear. The large living room is dual aspect with a substantial log burner and feature marble fireplace. From the living room there is a super study area which is vaulted with floor to ceiling windows and a spiral staircase. This is fitted with a luxury office suite and has a wonderful vista over the front of the property. Upstairs the master bedroom has built in wardrobes and a luxury en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower pod, bidet, WC, vanity unit basin and fully tiled with Rosa Aurora marble. The second bedroom also has fitted wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower unit, bath, WC and pedestal sink. There are further two double bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes and bedroom suites, and a luxury family bathroom.
The gated entrance and sweeping driveway takes in the grand vista of the house with an abundance of parking and a side access through to the equestrian facilities. There is a large double garage with 8' x 8' electric up and over doors allowing it to accommodate 4x4 vehicles with ease. The garage loft is also boarded and there are lights and power connected. Pretty lawned gardens surround the property with a pretty picket fenced patio seating area to the rear.
The main stable yard is brick built with a tiled roof and has 6 stables including 2 large mare and foal boxes, tack room, feed room and a large barn with double doors. There are a further 3 stables with an adjoining tack room and a substantial pole barn capable of housing a horse box. There is water and power connected to the stables and there is a large area for turning and parking several large vehicles. The 40m x 20m sand school has a rubber surface and there are fenced paddocks equating to in all c. 8 ? acres. The established trees give the land an expansive, park like feel and there are a further 6 ? acres of adjoining land with its own access available by separate negotiation.
The quality of the fixtures and fittings is of particular note with elegant and detailed cornicing and central ceiling roses complementing the high ceilings. All the windows and staircases are solid mahogany. To add further to the entertaining and family space, planning permission has been granted for a stunning orangery to run the length of the rear of the house (14/503135).
Gravelly Hall is situated on the periphery of the small village of Kingswood with its village shop and primary school, just 10 minutes from Maidstone and the M20 Motorway. The larger village of Headcorn lies 6 miles away and has a local supermarket, village shops and a number of cafes. Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells lie 5 and 20 miles away respectively and both offer a wider range of facilities and recreational activities. There are good commuting links from the property; Maidstone train station offers a comprehensive commuter service to London St Pancras in just over an hour, and being just 10 minutes from the M20 allows good access to the M26, M25 and the wider motorway network. There are a range of excellent schools in the area including Shernold School, Sutton Valence School, Maidstone Grammar School and Kingswood Primary School. The property directly adjoins the Leeds Castle Estate where there are beautiful gardens, parkland and woodland. There is an extensive bridleway network around the property offering fabulous hacking through King's Wood and Abbey Wood. A number of equestrian centres are in close proximity to the property including Cobham Manor, Bonfleur Cross Country and Duckhurst Farm. Other recreational activities in the area include golf at Langley Park Driving Range and Bearsted Golf Course. Please note there are no public footpaths or rights of way crossing the property or the land.
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