6 bedroom country house for saleKent
- SOLD Master Residence 6 Beds
- 3 Bed/2 Bathroom internal annexe
- 5 Receptions
- Additional 4 Beds (currently used as holiday lets)
- Leisure Facilities Pool/Gym/Tennis Court
- 7 acres (TBV*) grounds & pasture
- Equine Facilities
- 14 brick built stables
- Riding Arena
S O L D - IMPRESSIVE COUNTRY HOUSE - WITH 3 BEDROOM ANNEXE - 7 acres *TBV. This superb detached 6 bedroom (accommodation around 9889 sq.ft.)is set in a tranquil, rural idyll location amidst its own 7 acres (*TBV).With the benefit of optional income from 2 separate holiday cottages each with 2 beds (5 star rated refer to www.airbnb.co.uk or Google 'PIPS LODGE & SPA' & PIXIE LODGE for more photos) Internal 3 bedroom annexe, 2 bedroom cottage partly renovated and separate detached Dutch Barn for conversion (subject to planning permission).Further enhanced by an indoor Swimming Pool & gym complex, Tennis Court and well equipped Equestrian Facilities. This glorious grade II listed farmhouse has wonderful character features, including exposed timbers, brickwork and ornate carvings and is approached from a lane through a formal gated entrance into a sweeping private drive. MASTER RESIDENCE- Sympathetically refurbished the main house still retains much of the original architecture combined with a clever mix of traditional and contemporary features. Ground floor - Entrance Hall, 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility/boot room, WC, Cellar. First Floor - Master bedroom (dressing room and en- suite bathroom), 5 further bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms.INTERNAL ANNEXE- 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms/kitchen/lounge/diner. LEISURE COMPLEX - Indoor Infinity Pool, Jacuzzi, Showers/changing rooms, Kitchen & entertaining area, Fully equipped Gym, impressive Sun room, OUTSIDE - Formal gardens/grounds with Floodlit Tennis Court. EQUESTRIAN/ OUTBUILDINGS - 14 brick stables in a courtyard setting,floodlit 45 m x 25 m riding arena, plus extensive garaging,workshop and 4 post & railed paddocks,Dutch Barn.Excellent location for commute to London St Pancras in around 50 minutes from Folkestone West station 4 miles drive away.
Situation & Location - The small country estate is situated 4 miles from Folkestone Harbour and beaches ,where many bars and restaurants can be found including the famous 'Rocksalt Restaurant. Nearby in Alkham (2 miles away) is the Michelin star restaurant 'The Marquis '. The property is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views from the house across surrounding countryside,with beautiful walks and hacking in the immediate vicinity. Situated around 8 miles from the duelled A2 trunk road and about 4 miles from the M20. Both these major arterial roads access the motorway network systems with Gatwick Airport an hour away.The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone (approx. 5 miles) and Ashford International 15 minutes drive providing regular services to the Continent. Folkestone West station provides trains to London St Pancras in 50 minutes.The Cathedral City of Canterbury is 20 minutes drive away with a wide range of shopping, cultural and sporting amenities,with good schools locally both in the independent and grammar sectors in Folkestone and Canterbury.
Accommodation ( See Floor Plan For Full Details) - The front door opens to a long hallway which is heavily beamed with further characteristic period features and ceilings throughout, carpeted stairs rising to the first floor. To the right is a charming SITTING ROOM/SNUG with a huge inglenook fireplace and to the left is a large double DRAWING ROOM with marble floor, with a central double sided contemporary gas fire, double aspect windows and French doors providing access to the garden. Further along the hall, a door opens to the KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM, which has been superbly and comprehensively fitted with ample wall and floor units beneath Corian work surfaces and a range of integrated Miele appliances, coffee machine, wine chiller, electric oven, space for an American style fridge freezer and a Rangemaster cooker. Windows overlook a driveway to the side of the property and corridor leads to the UTILITY ROOM/BOOT ROOM with door to the outside. A secondary staircase rises to the first floor from the rear of the hallway. Beyond this doors open to a good size STUDY and doors out to the garden, a CLOAKROOM and DINING ROOM with double aspect windows.
First Floor - On the first floor there are SIX BEDROOMS.The MASTER BEDROOM SUITE has under floor heating and built in TV being situated to the front left corner of the house. This room has been very well designed and divided into three sections, the bedroom area having double aspect views over the garden and leading round to a dressing area with bespoke cupboards and dressing table & beyond to a well fitted EN - SUITE BATHROOM with double size bath and steamer shower.The FIVE other DOUBLE BEDROOMS are all of good size, being situated to the right hand side of the property. All are in excellent order and between them shared the two FAMILY BATHROOMS, one at the centre of the property and one to the rear.
Holiday Cottages & Ancillary Accommodation - REGULAR INCOME STREAM can be generated by 2 HOLIDAY COTTAGES on site -The renowned 'PIPS LODGE & SPA' * PIXIE LODGE is 5 star rated on https://www.airbnb.co.uk .Both cottages provide modern contemporary accommodation each with SITTING ROOM,KITCHEN/DINING AREA,SHOWER ROOM and 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, private parking and gardens.A beautiful DETACHED COTTAGE in the grounds with 2 bedroom accommodation and renovation has started. There is a DUTCH BARN with multiple uses/potential conversion to holiday cottages (subject to planning permission).An impressive ANNEXE with 3 BEDROOMS,2 BATHROOMS,open plan KITCHEN/DINING AREA/LOUNGE.
Leisure Facilities - The leisure complex is accessed independently from outside or internally through the dining room. It consists of a fantastic FAMILY/GARDEN ROOM with bi-fold doors opening to the lower paved terrace, which in turn leads to the fully equipped air conditioned GYM with mirrors to all walls. From here stairs rise to the upper floor and double doors open to the air conditioned POOL complex with INDOOR INFINITY POOL (36' x 17.5') and separate JACUZZI a further fabulous feature of the property having bi-fold doors opening to the upper terrace for use in the summer months and a well fitted summer KITCHEN tucked into one corner with a range of wall and floor units beneath a granite surface, with cooking facilities and fridges.There are two changing rooms, a separate WC, plant room and a large storage cupboard which would easily convert to a steam room.
Equine Complex - Leading from the main drive with gated access, opening on to a secure concreted courtyard area with an arrangement of 14 brick built LOOSE BOXES with rubber matting and automatic drinkers. A separate adjacent building with a large WORKSHOP/GARAGE and adjoining REST ROOM/FEED ROOM with separate WC.A Dutch Barn has been converted into 6 temporary PONY STABLES with alarmed TACK ROOM above .A flood lit, RIDING ARENA with sand surface of (45m x 25m) and post and rail fencing is appointed behind the main yard with gate leading to 4 post and rail paddocks with water laid on situated to the side and behind.
Grounds & Gardens - The grounds extend to around 7 acres (TBV*) and are accessed from a quiet country lane. The driveway splits and proceeds to a parking area at the side of the house and then continues past a pretty pond and the main residence to a second set of gates with further parking area. The Holiday Cottages and Equine complex are to the right of the main house with a short driveway and parking area outside. The gardens are mostly laid to the lawn with the perimeter defined by mature trees and fencing and an ancient well adjacent to the holiday lodges. The garden closest to the house is separated from the remaining land beyond by a beech hedge. There is also an enclosed asphalt TENNIS COURT and a large patio/terrace area with southerly aspect accessed from the pool. The front garden is similarly laid to lawn and the boundary lined with hedging.
Land - 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 Title Plan for Land Registry.
Services & Outgoings - TENURE : Freehold
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Dover District Council
SERVICES: Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil fired central heating, LPG gas and private generator, part under floor heating and air conditioning in DRAWING ROOM,MASTER SUITE and LEISURE COMPLEX (CCTV cameras installed on whole site).
TAX BAND: H
HOLIDAY LODGES : Oil central heating, mains electric and water meter POOL HEATING: LPG gas or Oil
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Directions - From the M20 at Folkestone continue directly on the A20 towards Dover.Immediately after the tunnel bear left(signposted Hawkinge). At the roundabout take the third heading toward Hawkinge village. Drive through the village and take a right turn into The Street signposted Hawkinge Cricket Club. Head straight for about 0.5 of a mile and then take a left turn into Fernfield Lane. Wind through the open country side for a further 1.5 miles and the farmhouse will be on your right.
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