5 bedroom country house for saleWater Lane, Thurnham, Maidstone
Guide Price £900,000
- Detached Country Property
- Rural setting on the North Downs
- 12 acres of paddocks & gardens
- Stabling/ Garage & Barn
- 4 Bedrooms/2 Receptions
- Close to a desirable village
- Excellent Commuting via M20
- Good Rail links to London
- Requires updating
Full descriptionA detached 5 bedroom property with accompanying 12.08 acres of pastureland (*TBV), plus stable yard, steel framed barn, hay barn and garaging. Situated near a desirable rural hamlet, the house overlooks glorious countryside views nestled at the base of the North Downs in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This spacious family home, formerly two semi-detached cottages, offers versatile accommodation with annex opportunities and is likely to appeal to a buyer keen to stamp their own ‘design ideas’ on the current interior decor and layout. The current equestrian facilities offer scope to expand by adding more stabling as well as a riding arena (subject to permissions). For those with keen competitive interests Cobham Manor Equestrian Centre is situated on the same lane, also with indoor and outdoor arenas available to hire. The location of the property in close proximity to the North Downs also offers fantastic off road riding along the Pilgrims way network of bridleways. Located in an AONB.
Accommodation - Refer To The Floor Plan - Originally two cottages (semi-detached) the property was converted in to one. In 1979 and subsequently the current owners have made additional changes to the property. It is accepted that internally the property requires modernising and updating and subject to planning, possibly extending to include the 5th bedroom/guest suite into the main dwelling in a more inclusive way.
GUEST SUITE - Single story building which has been used as additional sleeping for guests for many years, joined by the utility area. En-suite BATHROOM to one end. Heated by storage heaters.
MAIN HOUSE - GROUND FLOOR - SITTING ROOM - large room with views over the front garden. DINING ROOM - to the side of the house window overlooking the drive. KITCHEN - assortment of kitchen units and AGA. UTILITY AREA - room between the kitchen and guest suite. CLOAKROOM, INNER HALLWAY stairs to;.
FIRST FLOOR - 4 BEDROOMS - FAMILY BATHROOM - bedrooms facing to the North West look over the large 12 acre (*TBV) field.
Equine Facilities, Garage & Hacking Out - The equine facility is well laid out and a short distance from the drive with a concrete apron to the front of the stables and further walkway/path surfaced with Tarmac.
Water readily available by hose from outside tap at main building.
MAIN STABLE BLOCK - 3 timber loose boxes 12ft x 10ft, TACK ROOM- 12ft x 6ft on concrete and brick course, felt pitched roof.
2nd STABLE & HAY STORE - 1 timber loose box 12ft x 10ft and further HAY STORE - 12ft x 6ft. On concrete, pitched felt roof.
STEEL FRAMED BARN - Apprx. 30ft x 15ft, mostly open sided but suit covering in on all 4 sides, open floor (no concrete), ideal for further stabling, vehicle store or hay and feed area.
SHED - Adjacent o the stable block, 10ft x 10ft. Contains stable alarm system.
HACKING OUT - The property is situated at the foot of the North Downs and is ideally suited for those who enjoy hacking out over Bridleways and areas designated for riding on the North Downs Way..
FIELD SHELTER - Located in the main 12 acre (*TBV) field.
GARAGE - 26ft x 20ft - Large concrete sectional building on concrete floor with double up and over doors with room for 4 cars (subject to size) in parallel and tandem. Power and lights laid on.
Land & Grounds - The land opposite the cottage was bought subsequently after the house purchase by the current owners and is 12.08 acres (4.89 Hectares|). The gardens, grounds, equine facility and house at the property are in approx 0.5 acres (*TBV). The acreage stated at the property is 'TBV - *To Be Verified', which means that the land has not been measured formally by Equus and its sellers/clients other than by obtaining the Title Plan from Land registry with the acreage clearly marked where available. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact size of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the boundary for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
Services & Outgoings - TENURE: Freehold
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Maidstone Borough Council
SERVICES: Oil AGA, Oil central Heating, Private Drains. Additional Immersion Heater.
TAX BAND: G
EPC RATING: F
PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN: July 2016
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Equus Country & Equestrian, South East
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Directions - Leaving the M20 at Junction 8 join the A20 heading towards Bearsted and Maidstone. On passing Potted Garden Centre on the right take the next right into Roundwell signed to Bearsted Green (see white on brown tourism signs for countryside walks and riding). Take the first right into Water Lane, continue on this road as it winds into open countryside for approximately 1 mile and the house is located immediately south of the junction with the Pilgrims Way.
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