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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Orchard Field, Postling, Kent, CT21

Sold STC £898,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Handsome 4 bedroom extended detached house Potential to convert back to 5 bedrooms
  • Large garden with countryside views beyond
  • Stunning family room with vaulted ceiling
  • Bi fold doors leading to large decking area with hot tub
  • Large open plan sitting/dining room
  • Wood burning stove
  • Views over garden towards the countryside
  • Master bedroom suite
  • Second bedroom with en-suite shower
  • Insulated timber outbuilding with potential to use as an office

Full description

A handsome four bedroom detached house which has been sympathetically extended to create spacious and bright accommodation set in a much sought after location with open views across farmland.

Situation & Description - Dorneywood is situated in the charming village of Postling, close to the roman road of Stone Street about 15 miles from the city of Canterbury with its excellent shops, Marlowe Theatre, Schools and County Cricket ground.

The village of Etchinghill with its 18 hole golf course is just under 2 miles distant. The village of Lyminge about 2 1/2 miles away offers a small variety of local shops including a post office, primary school and doctors surgery. The attractive and bustling town of Hythe with both Waitrose and Sainsburys stores are about 4 miles distant together with Sene Valley Golf Course and the Imperial Leisure centre.

Communications are excellent with access to the continent by the Eurostar services from Ashford International, the channel tunnel terminal at Cheriton, about 3 1/2 miles away, or via Dover harbour. Junction 11 of the M20 motorway is about 2 miles away leading to London and the M25 orbital. There is a main line railway station at Folkestone offering services to Ashford, London Charing Cross and the high speed rail link from Folkestone with a journey time of under an hour to London St Pancras.

Dorneywood is a timber framed construction under a tiled roof with leaded light sealed unit windows. The house was built in 1997 by Millwood Homes, and has a wonderful feeling of light and space with an attractive emphasis on wood throughout, including oak doors and stunning beams.

Under the present ownership the house has been extended including opening up the sitting and dining room, which was also extended to create a large open plan living area with full length oak windows added along the length of both areas giving an open aspect over the garden and fields beyond. At the same time the double garage was enlarged and the en-suite to the master bedroom extended.

Dorneywood was originally designed as a five bedroom family home, however, the present owners have used this to create a dressing area to the main bedroom. This could be reinstated should anyone wish to.

Hall - Large oak front door, understairs cupboard, radiator, heating thermostat, Georgian style double doors to:-

Sitting/Dining Room - Impressive fireplace with bressumer mantel with full height oak framed windows along one wall overlooking the garden with double casement doors, T.V. Aerial point, underfloor heating, part travertine tiled floor in dining area and Georgian style double doors to:-

Study - Fitted with desk, drawers and book shelf units, radiator, telephone point, BT internet connection.

Cloakroom - Low level W.C., pedestal wash hand basin with single handed mixer tap, radiator, half tiled walls

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Fully fitted units in oak with integrated appliances and granite work surfaces incorporating 1 1/2 bowl sink unit with modern style mixer tap with cupboards and dishwasher below, further work surface with 2 carousel cupboards, drawers and cupboards below, Siemans fridge with drawer below, Siemans eye level fan assisted 1 1/2 oven and grill with combination microwave below. Siemans 5 ring induction hob with Elica glass and brushed aluminium extractor fan and light over, deep pan drawers below, further granite work surface with cupboards and pull out drawers, wine rack and matching wall mounted cupboards. Glass fronted display cupboards, concealed downlighters, fitted dresser unit with cupboards, drawers and glass fronted display shelves, 2 radiators, Chinese slate ceramic tiled floor, stable door to garden, and Georgian style double doors to:-

Family Room - A lovely bright room with vaulted ceiling and full height oak bi-fold doors on two sides. Oak strip floor and 4 wall light points, heating thermostat.

Utility Room - Butlers sink set in granite work surface with cupboard, plumbing and space for washing machine below, space for upright fridge, wall mounted cupboards, radiator, tiled floor.

Landing - Attractive feature window on staircase, hatch to insulated roof space, radiator.

Master Suite - Bedroom

Telephone point, radiator and archway opening to:-

Dressing Area

With built in wardrobe cupboards along two walls incorporating hanging, shelves and drawers (this was formerly bedroom 5).

En-suite Bathroom

Bath with mixer tap and shower attachment set in tiled surround, wash hand basin set in top with cupboards under and cabinet and light over, large walk in shower cubicle with Mira shower, low level W.C., tiled walls, ladder radiator/towel rail, tiled floor.

Bedroom 2 - Radiator.

En-Suite Shower Room - Corner shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, low level W.C., electric shaver socket, tiled walls, radiator.

Bedroom 3 - Fitted wardrobe cupboards with matching chest of drawer unit, radiator.

Bedroom 4 - Radiator.

Family Bathroom - Panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with mirrored cabinet over, low level W.C., tiled walls, radiator, tiled floor.


About 266 x 18 (8.08m x 5.49m), electric up and over door, power, light and water connected.

Timber L-shaped store/office space about 157 narrowing to 64 x 12 narrowing to 65 (4.75m narrowing to 1.93m x 3.66m x 1.96m) with electric light and power.

Timber Store about 64 x 63 (1.93m x 1.93m).

Garden - The rear garden is a wonderful size with lovely views overlooking farmland. Mainly laid to lawn with neat borders accommodating a mixture of planting including amongst others, hydrangea and daisy. Gated access from the garden to the surrounding countryside allows for plenty of walking in the nearby area and a large decked area sits adjacent to the property providing perfect al-fresco entertaining along with the obligatory hot tub.

The side garden provides alternate seating arrangements and encompasses a further lawned area with planted borders, lavender beds and a standard bay whilst continuing to enjoy the rural views.

Gated access from both sides of the property leads around to the front where a large driveway with neatly planted borders accommodates a number of vehicles.

General Information - NOTE: There is a maintenance fee for the private road of £250 per annum.



Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Central heating and hot water from the Grant Vortex Eco oil fired boiler. (The central heating and hot water system(s), together with any appliances mentioned in the particulars, have not been tested by Smith Woolley).


Currently listed in band G - Charge for financial year 2016/2017 is £2,680.51 by Shepway District Council Telephone: 01303- 853000.


The fitted carpets are included in the price quoted, however curtains, together with the fixtures and fittings not mentioned in the particulars, are excluded from the sale but may be available to a purchaser by separate negotiation if required.



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