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6 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Lydden, Dover, Kent

Guide Price £1,350,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A lovely and substantial detached period home, with gardens and grounds of about 10.3 acres enjoying surrounding rural views

Wickham Bushes, which was originally one of the Manors in the Parish, is situated at the end of a country lane in a lovely rural setting with delightful walks, riding and cycling. The village of Lydden is located nearby with the well regarded Lydden Bell & Public House/Restaurant.

The City of Canterbury is approximately 11 miles away offering an excellent shopping centre, many historic interests, good choice of schools in both the private and state sectors, colleges, universities and grammar schools which can also be found in Folkestone and Dover. Sports and recreational facilities in and around the area are good including sports centres, swimming pools, football, Championship cricket, good selection of golf courses to include St. George’s at Sandwich, rugby and water sports and fishing along the coast.
Connections are also good with the A2 linking into the M20 giving access to the Port of Dover and the Channel Tunnel Terminal at Folkestone. Rail services operate from Dover Priory and Folkestone West & Central to London St. Pancras (about one hour).

• A2 1 mile
• Dover 5 miles
• Folkestone 7.5 miles
• Sandwich 12 miles
• Canterbury 11 miles
(Distances are approximate)

Wickham Bushes is a lovely period property dating, we believe, around the 17th Century with significant later additions and complemented by a Georgian-style façade with sash windows and central door case.

The property comprises spacious reception hall with beam ceiling, oak floors and stairs leading to the first floor. From the hallway is an elegant drawing room with central feature fireplace and wood burner, recess either side with shelving for display, sash windows to the front and oak flooring. The sitting room also incorporates a central exposed brick fireplace with bressumer and panelled sash window. There is also a good size dining room with exposed beams to the ceiling, panel windows and French doors opening onto the sun terrace. The lovely study also incorporates a central fireplace with bookshelves either side and sash windows to the front.

The kitchen and breakfast room has a range of matching base and wall mounted cabinets, glass fronted for display, space and plumbing for appliances, larder, worktops and ceramic tile floor. Off the kitchen is the breakfast room and a good size cloakroom/WC, utility and cellar.

To the first floor the generous landing leads to the master bedroom suite, which incorporates a dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are five further good size bedrooms and family bathroom.

Entrance hall
Drawing room
Sitting room
Dining room
Breakfast room
Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom
5 Further bedrooms
Family bathroom
Tennis court
Garden room /storeroom
Grounds of approx 10.3 acres

The property is approached off a wooded lane onto a circle driveway with lawns either side, a wealth of mature trees, well-stocked flower and shrub borders, and a beautiful copper beech tree. The remaining gardens sweep around the property, which is mainly laid to lawn with various sun terraces, a wealth of planting, fabulous selection of tree species, rose beds, trellising with climbing roses, tennis court, greenhouse, various outbuildings, stables, post and rail fencing to paddocks and beautiful walks along the adjoining, private woodlands.

A secondary drive leads from the lane to a useful garden room/storeroom. In all the property sits in approximately 10.3 acres.

Services Mains electricity and water. Private drainage and oil central heating.
Local Authority Dover District Council.
Tax Band “G”.
Fixtures & 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: 01227 781600

(Do not use ‘Sat Nav’ as it will take you to the wrong property).

Head out of Canterbury via the A2 towards Dover. Continue straight for approximately 8 miles. Proceed through the first set of traffic lights, bear right towards Lydden at the second set of traffic lights following signs to Lydden. Proceed down the hill for a approximately 300 yards and just on the bend cross the dual carriageway to Wickham Bushes Road. Follow the lane for about ¾ of a mile passing some cottages on your right and Wickham Bushes will be found via a private drive on the right hand side.

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29 January 2018

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