Tonbridge, West Kent
5 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Tonbridge, West Kent
- Detached Village property
- 5 bed/4 bath/4 receptions
- 3.5 acres/gardens/pasture land
- Well presented throughout
- Equestrian facilities
- Integral Annexe
- Children's play area
- Heated swimming pool
A substantial detached family home with 5 bedrooms, 4 receptions including an annexe, in all 3600 sq ft, set in 3.5 acres (*TBV) of semi-formal grounds with swimming pool plus adjoining paddocks, 9 box stable yard and floodlit riding arena. The whole offers an opportunity to enjoy village living while at the same time enjoy a country lifestyle as the expansive acreage at the property is set to the rear and totally secluded offering a lovely rural outlook. This splendid property of period origins has a welcoming ambiance and is presented to a high standard featuring an attractive mix of traditional and character features enhanced by contemporary aspects offering the best of modern day living . One of the focal points of the interior is a stunning vaulted kitchen with adjoining breakfast room which forms the heart of the home . To the rear a sunken terrace leads up to semi-formal lawned gardens from the main house. The annexe has it s own paved terrace leading up to the 12m x 5m heated swimming pool with pool house/changing room. Purpose built 'bark' enclosed children's play area. the property is approached from the front via two entrances set either side of the residence one leading to the front of the house and to the integral double garage the other leading to the grounds and equestrian facilities to the rear. A third vehicle access also leads to the rear for horseboxes and feed deliveries etc. Well organised equestrian facilities include a block of 6 full size timber Loose boxes with feed room etc. (power and water connected), plus further brick stable block / isolation block of 3 loose boxes, 40m x 20m sand and rubber floodlit riding arena and post and railed paddocks with walkways in between. For riding out there is hacking on local lanes and farmland (by permission). The nearest show centre is at Duckhurst Farm in Staplehurst within a short horse box distance.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
The property is situated on the fringes of the rural village of Laddingford with it s award-winning 15th century public house and popular primary school, just over 1.5 miles from the charming Wealden village of Yalding, which has a Post Office, General Store and a beautiful 12th Century church. The bustling town of Paddock Wood is just 3.1 miles away and has a comprehensive range of amenities including Waitrose, Bearsley's Department Store, bakers, butchers, banking facilities, pharmacy, cafes, restaurants, dentists, doctors, vets and mainline station, with fast and frequent trains to London Bridge/ Cannon Street/Charing Cross (journey time approx. 42 Mins.) The larger towns of Maidstone and Royal Tunbridge Wells offer excellent shopping, commercial and leisure facilities and the impressive, award-winning Bluewater Shopping Centre is within 40 minutes' drive. If you want to escape to the lovely south coast, then the beaches can be reached within an hour. There are many independent and state schooling options in the area, including those in the much sought-after Kent Grammar system at Maidstone and Tonbridge. Private Schools at Sutton Valence. Preparatory Schools at Somerhill. Public Schools at Tonbridge and Sevenoaks. Motorway Links: The M20 at Wrotham Heath gives access to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus.
ACCOMMODATION-floor plan provided
GENERAL POINTS OF INTEREST. ENTRANCE HALL heavy hardwood front door, open fireplace with stone hearth, oak stripped flooring.
DRAWING ROOM Double aspect room with open fireplace with wood burning stove, timber mantle, marble flooring and two sets of double doors to terrace and garden. Large built in wall mounted unit with space for built in TV.
FAMILY ROOM double doors to garden.
DINING ROOM Beamed ceiling and walls, full height inglenook fireplace with hearth, double oak doors returning to entrance hall.
BREAKFAST AREA - range of bookshelves, oak flooring.
KITCHEN Vaulted and beamed ceiling, extensive work surfaces, corner larder cupboard, integrated wine rack, recess for fridge/freezer, AGA cooker to recess with high level mantle over, central island with beech stripped work surface, inset two burner hob and basin. Stable door to garden.
UTILITY ROOM Gas boiler, plumbing for washing machine, range of wall cupboards, ceramic sink.
LIVING AREA Double aspect room, staircase to:
MEZZANINE BEDROOM AREA
SHOWER ROOM Tiled shower compartment, low level WC.
A door from the annexe leads to the double garage.
MASTER BEDROOM With views over the rear garden and equine complex. Range of fitted cupboards, double doors to balcony with wrought iron balustrading. EN-SUITE shower room with fully tiled double shower, chrome semi-circular towel rail, built in sink to vanity unit.
BEDROOM - Double aspect room with double doors to balcony (open to the balcony from the master bedroom). EN-SUITE shower room
BEDROOM - Cupboard housing insulated hot water tank.
BEDROOM - Double aspect room.
FAMILY BATHROOM Half tiled walls with brick style tiles, white suite WC, bath mixer and shower attached. Fully tiled shower compartment, chromium plated towel rail plus radiator, twin sinks built into vanity unit.
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES-floor plan provided
MAIN STABLE BLOCK Purpose built Windsor timber stable block with 6 stables, concrete forecourt, water supply and power connected.
BARN Two bay open fronted barn.
FEED ROOM Detached timber feed room with power supply.
RIDING ARENA 20m 40m floodlit rubber and sand riding arena with chestnut post and rail fencing.
SECOND STABLE BLOCK/ISOLATION UNIT - 3 brick built loose boxes with power and water currently used as storage.
SECONDARY VEHICLE ACCESS - The yard has a separate vehicle right of way to the rear of the property suitable for horsebox access.
SWIMMING POOL & GARAGE
HEATED SWIMMING POOL Approximately 39 4 x 16 5 Heated and filtered swimming pool, paved surround enclosed by wrought iron safety fencing. Large timber summerhouse which incorporates a changing area and door to boiler and filter area with gas fired boiler.
INTEGRAL DOUBLE GARAGE (Approximately 17 3 x 13 8) Up and over door, Alpha gas fired boiler serving annexe, personal door to side
LAND & GROUNDS
TO THE FRONT To one side there is a walled garden with high wrought iron gates, shingled entrance drive and paved parking area. To the other side a further set of double gates lead into an additional car parking area. TO THE REAR An open veranda with balcony extends from 2 of the first floor bedrooms and offers views of the secluded gardens and grounds. A wide paved terrace, offers ideal opportunities for Al Fresco dining. Steps lead up from the terrace to a spacious lawned area with attractive specimen trees. An attractive pergola leads on to a further natural area of garden with fish pond and waterfall. There is also fishing rights on the River Teise which abuts the boundaries of the pastureland. The whole site sits in approx. 3.5 acres (*TBV) this included the house gardens, pasture, river frontage, equestrian facilities and post and railed pastureland . 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 other than by obtaining the Title Plan from Land registry where available, with the boundary and acreage clearly stated/marked. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any 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 Land Registry Title Plan.
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS
TENURE: Freehold - LOCAL AUTHORITY: Maidstone Borough Council
SERVICES: Main drains, water, electricity and GAS
TAX BAND: G - EPC RATING: C
POOL HEATING: Gas via a heat exchanger
All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent - Equus Country & Equestrian, South East - T: 01892 829014 - E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds it is advisable to 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.
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
From the A20 Wrotham Heath proceed through the traffic lights and after about 300 yards at the mini roundabout take the 2nd exit to the right onto Seven Mile Lane B2016 heading towards Tonbridge and Paddock Wood. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A228 still heading towards Paddock Wood continue on to the next roundabout and take the 2nd exit still continuing on the A228 signposted to Paddock Wood at the next roundabout take the first exit still proceeding on the A228 then after around 300 yards take the slip road to the left into Gravelly Ways lane (just before the Hop Farm Oasthouses on your right). Proceed to the end of the lane and after passing over a small hump back bridge. At the triangle of grass, take the right fork sign posted to Laddingford. Proceed for around mile, passing The Chequers Inn on the right and continue on for a further 100 yards and the property will be found on the right hand side.
Tel: 01892 829014