Guide Price £880,000
4 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Stockbury, Kent
Guide Price £880,000
- Barn conversion not listed
- 2 acres (*TBV)
- Integral Annexe
- Ideal for two families
- 4/5 bedrooms/ 2 Kitchens/2 Sitting rooms
A unique attached barn conversion, currently divided into two properties to accommodate dual family living within a delightful courtyard setting in a pleasant rural hamlet within formal walled gardens with adjacent 2 acre paddock (*TBV) and complementing stable yard of 5 loose boxes. The property is set down a private shared driveway and offers the benefits of countryside surroundings without being isolated located within half a mile of the local village hamlet of Stockbury and with good access to road and rail commuting to London and the M25. Originally built as a cattle barn, this brick and flint barn conversion, with ship lap elevations was restored and renovated by the present owners in 1997 into the delightful conversion it is today, retaining many of the barn s original features including vaulted beamed ceilings creating an air of spaciousness throughout. The versatile single storey accommodation is L shaped in layout and includes: Principle Dwelling - Large Kitchen, Sitting Room open plan into Dining Room (feature fireplace & Woodburner), Master Bedroom with large En-Suite. Bedroom 2 with Shower, Family Bathroom. Annexe - Kitchen inc. Breakfast/Dining Area, Utility Room, Sitting Room (feature fireplace), Bedroom 3/ Childs Play Room, Bedroom 4, Family Bathroom. N.B. Although the current layout of the interior is divided into two self contained units the whole could easily be reverted back to the original format of one dwelling. For those keen on The Outdoor Life this property will be of great appeal as the surrounding North Downs countryside offers delightful riding, walking and cycling as well as sailing and water sports available on the River Medway estuary and Chatham Marina within driving easy distance.
AREA AWARENESS & LOCATION
Situated down a private shared driveway in a delightful courtyard setting, the property enjoys all the benefits of a rural yet not isolated countryside position and being located within half a mile of the local village hamlet of Stockbury. Other nearby villages include: Hartlip 1 miles, Newington 2 miles, Bredhurst 3 miles. For more comprehensive shopping the town of Maidstone is located approximately 7 miles with Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre at Gillingham approximately 9 miles and the well known Blue Water Shopping retail complex is at Green Hythe (13 miles. The nearest local primary schools are situated at nearby Hartlip and Bredhurst, independent and upper schools are located at Maidstone and Sittingbourne. Commuting: Easy road access can be gained to the A249 giving links to the A2/M2 motorway approx. 2 miles and to the M20 motorway approx. 7 miles both connecting to the M25 approx. 15 miles and offering convenient access to London and the Kent Coast. Good rail connections into Central London are available at a choice of nearby mainline stations including: Rainham, Gillingham, Newington and Sittingbourne. For those keen on The Outdoor Life the surrounding North Downs countryside offers delightful riding, walking and cycling, as well as sailing and watersports available on the River Medway estuary and Chatham Marina . For golfers the nearest courses are at Rainham, Gillingham and Sittingbourne.
ACCOMMODATION - refer to the floor plan
Originally built as one single storey dwelling, the property has since been re-configured to incorporate an integral annexe using the existing original rooms.
PRINCIPLE DWELLING: ; Large KITCHEN with assorted base and wall units incorporating a Range Cooker and area for a breakfasting table.
The SITTING ROOM extends into the DINING ROOM with large glass doors and a feature fireplace currently with a wood burning stove. (NOTE: at the dining end of the room there is a boarded-up door which goes through to the integral annexe. This of course could be re-instated for access directly into the annexe if required).
The main MASTER SUITE BEDROOM 1 has wardrobes to each side of the bed space and also large EN-SUITE with walk in shower.
The FAMILY BATHROOM contains a bath /WC and wash hand basin. Further BEDROOM 2 with shower.
ANNEXE: Door into UTILITY area with plumbing for washing machine etc/cupboard and then off to the fully modernised KITCHEN with a plethora of base and wall mounted units. Area for a DINING / BREAKFASTING TABLE. The SITTING ROOM has a feature fireplace in the corner of the room and further door to; CHILD'S PLAY ROOM / BEDROOM 3 (NOTE: this room has the blocked door to the other DINING ROOM). Fully modernised FAMILY BATHROOM 2 with full sized bath and separate shower/ further WC and vanity unit with sink. BEDROOM 4 currently a child s BEDROOM as is BEDROOM 5. Further RECREATION / GYM ROOM at the end of the property with SHOWER UNIT.
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES & OUTBUILDINGS-refer to the
Good off road hacking is available on local bridleways near to the property. There are also a range of equestrian centres located in the vicinity including Callum Park, near Sittingbourne.
STABLE BLOCK - Attractive stable block- Part timber/flint faced construction in an L shape with 6 loose boxes including a foaling corner box. Concrete apron to the front with additional rear lean to incorporating a WC/Rug room/ and wash hand basin plus disused Immersion boiler.
STORE ROOM/MACHINE STORE/SINGLE GARAGE - currently used as workshop area and machine store for the property.
WORKSHOP - divided to also include a store room.
DOG KENNELS - part timber and brick built with cage surround and sleeping quarters.
SUMMER HOUSE - used also as a home office with power connected.
LAND & GROUNDS
The whole site is approx 2.2 ares (*TBV) including the house/yard/drive and paddock. Well maintained and fenced paddock situated to the rear of the stables with separate access from the yard. The acreage stated at the property is *TBV (To Be Verified), which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients. Where available a Title Plan from Land Registry will have been acquired showing the boundary and acreage. Otherwise an online measuring tool will have been used to check the acreage where possible. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact area of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements, at their own cost, by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the area for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase:
www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk - www.homecheck.co.uk
www.floodrisk.co.uk - www.environment-agency.gov.uk
www.landregistry.gov.uk, www.homeoffice.gov.uk, www.ukradon.org
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS
SERVICES: Mains electricity. Mains water. Shared private drainage between the three properties. Oil central heating.
EPC RATING: F 37/78
OUTBUILDING/S SERVICES: Power and water as well as lighting.
INTEGRAL ANNEXE SERVICES: Separate Oil fired hot water and central heating boiler. Drainage fed into the shared system.
All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent
Equus Country & Equestrian, South East/South West
T: 01892 829014
DISCLAIMER: All prospective buyers view all properties for sale with Equus International Property Ltd at their own risk and neither the Agents, Joint Agents nor the Sellers take responsibility for any damage or injury however caused to themselves or personal belongings or property. By viewing a property with Equus you accept this disclaimer. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds you must wear appropriate clothing and footwear and children must be either left in the car or supervised at all times. Livestock should not be touched and all gates left shut or closed after use.
Travelling south on the M20 towards Folkstone and the Channel Tunnel, exit junction 7 on the A249. Continue past the Kent County Showground, Shell Petrol Station. Take the next left signposted Stockbury. Past the church and continue for approx mile to the T-junction. Turn right and continue around a sharp left bend. Continue and take the next left at the fork. Travel approx. 200m and turn right down the private road and the entrance to the property is the first on the left.
Tel: 01892 829014