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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Crofters Lodge, Durlock Road, Staple

£699,995

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive Modern Detached Residence
  • Over 2300 Sq Ft Of Accommodation
  • Four Bedrooms/Dressing Room & En Suite
  • 24 ft Sitting Room With Inglenook Fireplace
  • Large Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Superb Equestrian Facilities
  • Extensive Stabling, Yard & Sand School
  • Approx. Two Acres Of Paddocks
  • Rural Setting With Views Over Countryside
  • EPC RATING: C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A handsome detached chalet bungalow with superb equestrian facilities, including paddocks, extensive stabling and a sand school, all set within just over two acres and surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Crofters Lodge was originally a small 1950’s bungalow, which was almost completely rebuilt in 2011. The previous bungalow has now been transformed into a modern, yet traditionally styled detached residence, with over 2300 sq. ft of well appointed and generously proportioned accommodation.

A UPVC double glazed front door opens into a spacious, tiled entrance porch which in turn leads to an inner reception hall, with stairs to the first floor.

To the right of the reception hall is an impressive sitting room, which measures over 24 ft x 20 ft and enjoys a dual aspect, with lovely views over orchards to the front and paddocks to the side. An exposed brick inglenook fireplace with an oak bressumer, a brick hearth and an electric wood burner style stove provides a wonderful, homely feature for the room.

Adjacent to the sitting room is a useful study, whilst to the rear of the property there is a vast kitchen/dining room overlooking the rear gardens and paddocks.

The kitchen area has been fitted with an excellent range of traditional oak wall and floor units, set around granite effect work surfaces and a range of integrated appliances. The clever combination of features such as exposed beams, an exposed brick chimney breast, a terracotta tiled floor and leaded double glazed windows and French doors all add a hint of character to this splendid modern addition.

Beyond the kitchen, a surprisingly spacious and well equipped utility room with double glazed stable doors to the rear garden, leads to a fully tiled cloakroom and a useful store room. Completing the extensive ground floor accommodation is an impressive master suite, which also enjoys lovely views over orchards to the front of the property. This has a generously proportioned double bedroom, a superb dressing room and a well appointed en suite shower room.

On the first floor, a large, galleried landing leads to three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. This has been fully tiled and beautifully fitted with a modern white suite, including a wide panel bath with a shower overhead. All three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and two of them enjoy spectacular views over farmland and open countryside.

OUTSIDE:

Crofters Lodge is set within approximately 2.1 acres of grounds and is approached via a sweeping block paved driveway which leads to a set of tall, wrought iron double gates. The front garden has been thoughtfully landscaped with an attractive stone built waterfall feature and planted with a variety of evergreen shrubs.

The double gates open into a large, block paved yard, with ample parking for numerous vehicles. There is an equally well landscaped, low maintenance rear garden, with a huge patio area, several well stocked beds and borders and another stone water feature.

From here, a gated leads into a secure, block paved stable yard, with three loose boxes, a hay barn, shavings barn, wash bay, feed/rug room, tack room, toilet and storage shed. From the stable yard, concrete hard standing leads to a floodlit sand school and four, flat paddocks enclosed by post and rail fencing. The paddocks, yard and stables are all protected by a CCTV system and are ideal facilities for any riding enthusiast.

SITUATION:

Crofters Lodge is situated on a quiet country lane on the outskirts of the lovely village of Staple and is surrounded by beautiful rolling farmland and countryside.

The village has an active community with various local organisations including Staple W.I., a youth club, a preschool, a parent & toddlers group, Staple RBL and Staple Woodland Trust which all hold regular meetings at the village hall, whilst every year the village holds its popular Country Fayre at the recreation ground.

The village is served by The Black Pig, a 15th century public house and restaurant and a lovely Saxon church dedicated to St James The Great.

The nearby village of Wingham (2 miles) offers a wide range of local services, along with the historic cinque port town of Sandwich is just 4.5 miles away. There are good primary schools at Wingham, Goodnestone and Ash (state and private) whilst both Sandwich and Canterbury both offer an excellent selection of Grammar and private secondary schools.

The nearby cathedral city of Canterbury (approximately 9 miles) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with a thriving city centre offering a wide array of High Street brands alongside a diverse mix of independent retailers, cafes and international restaurants. The city also offers a fine selection of sporting, leisure and recreational amenities, including the Marlowe Theatre. Canterbury has three universities, two hospitals and two mainline stations offering a regular service to London, whilst Canterbury West station offers a high speed service which reaches London St Pancras in just under one hour.





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22 December 2018

Nearest stations

  • Adisham (3.1 mi)
  • Aylesham (3.4 mi)
  • Sandwich (3.7 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Adisham (3.1 mi)
  • Aylesham (3.4 mi)
  • Sandwich (3.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Foundation Estate Agents, Boughton-under-Blean

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