Guide Price £975,000
5 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Elham, Kent
Guide Price £975,000
- Detached Barn 4 Beds/3 Recs
- 1 Bedroom Annexe
- 6.3 acre (*TBV) paddocks and gardens
- Brick Built Stable Block
- Riding Arena (40m x 20m)
- Located end of a private track
- Sought after Equestrian Location
- Amazing views of the Elham Valley
A stunning 4 BEDROOM DETACHED Barn with ADDITIONAL 1 BEDROOM ANNEXE,brick built stable block, garage, outbuildings & 6.3 ACRES(*TBV), including garden, fenced PADDOCKS & all weather RIDING ARENA. Located at the end of a private country track, enjoying tranquillity and amazing views of the beautiful Elham Valley.
Situated in the Elham Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty approximately 1 mile north of the historic village of Elham and 3.5 miles south of the village of Barham. The 2 villages offer a range of amenities including 2 general stores, a post office, several pubs and a restaurant, doctor s surgery, excellent primary schools, Churches, Cricket Club, Bowling Club, and active Village Halls.The Cathedral and University City of Canterbury (11 miles) and the Seaside Town of Folkestone (9 miles) both offer High Speed Rail Connections (just over 50 minutes to London), as well as excellent shopping, educational and cultural opportunities. The expanding business centre of Ashford (16 miles) provides Eurostar train connections to Europe and further high speed services to London St Pancras (37 minutes). The M20, A2 and M2 are easily accessible for road connections to London and further afield including easy access to Europe via the Channel Tunnel.
There are excellent local walking opportunities and off-road riding on bridleways and TROT rides within a 10 minute box ride in Lyminge Forest,Covert Wood and the Cross Country Ride at Denne Hill. Blue Barn,Saddlesdane,& Willow Farm Equestrian Show Centres,Chilham and Bigberry Cross Country Courses are within 40 minutes drive.
THE BARN - ACCOMMODATION (see floor plans )
The original Barn was dismantled and rebuilt in the early 1990s,utilising many of the original materials,thereby combining the character of the Old Barn with the benefits of modern living.It is light and well proportioned with stunning views of the paddocks and surrounding farmland.
The property is accessed around half a mile down a shared private track/driveway,with the barn,annexe and stables attractively set round a walled and gated gravelled courtyard with associated outbuildings and land and gardens to the rear and sides.From the courtyard area, steps lead to the glazed front door,set in a double height wall of glass with a high vaulted ceiling creating a wonderful RECEPTION HALL.Stairs lead to the galleried first floor and the hall opens into the DINING ROOM,with French doors giving views of the garden and paddocks.Beyond the dining room is the triple aspect SITTING ROOM,with a large fireplace and inset wood burning stove.The open plan layout offers a great entertaining and family space.The triple aspect KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM continues the flow of the barn with a bespoke hand-built kitchen, oak work surfaces and a large space for a range cooker. At the rear there is a further dining space and doors to the garden and terrace area.The spacious UTILITY ROOM leads off the kitchen with a range of base cupboards,Corian worktops,useful wall shelving, sink and space for washing machine and other white goods,with adjoining BOOT ROOM leading to outside.A CLOAKROOM completes the accommodation downstairs. The downstairs floors are stone and wood throughout.
On the first floor a wonderful gallery landing opens into a LIBRARY/SITTING ROOM area with built in shelving and full height windows allowing you to enjoy the extensive views to both sides of the Elham valley.The main bedroom suite has an en-suite with shower,washbasin, built-in storage, toilet and bidet.A staircase leads from the bedroom to a DRESSING ROOM above, cleverly built into the roof space.The three further bedrooms also having views over the valley and paddocks,share a spacious FAMILY BATHROOM.One of the bedrooms has a further mezzanine area which leads to the loft space.
This is an attractive detached building at right angles to the house, providing an office/kitchen/diner with ample power points and garage on the ground floor.The first floor is accessed via an external wooden staircase leading into a double bedroom with wonderful views and an en-suite shower room. There is potential to fully integrate the annexe internally (subject to the required permissions being obtained).
GARDENS & FURTHER OUTBUILDINGS
The garden area is mainly to the rear of the barn, laid to lawn with some mature trees, shrubs, two planted raised beds and a generous terrace area for dining directly behind the house. The garden and adjoining small orchard area have a mixture of fruit trees, including plum, apple, pear, greengage and fig trees.A concrete ramp (with non-slip rubber walkway) leads directly from the courtyard to a higher level where there is a large, enclosed and well stocked vegetable garden including rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries and asparagus and a substantial greenhouse with self-opening windows.Adjacent are the outbuildings including a large corner pole barn, additional double garage and further large pole barn.There is ample parking in the courtyard area and additional parking in the area adjacent to the group of outbuildings.
Opposite the house is the substantially brick built stable block, feather boarded under a slate roof with overhang comprising: three large loose boxes with adjoining storage area, power and water and a large concrete apron in front of the stables.The access to the Riding Arena and the paddocks is via the ramped drive by the stables and directly along a planed path. The Riding Arena (40m x 20m) has excellent drainage and silicone and rubber surface with kick boards to the perimeter.The paddocks around 5 acres (*TBV) are fenced to the perimeter with a mix of post & rail & stock fencing,they are interconnected and currently divided into 2 large paddocks and a medium sized paddock with post and rail fencing (easily subdivided by electric fencing to provide smaller paddocks).
The acreage stated at the property is 6.3 acres *TBV (To Be Verified), which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients. A Title Plan from Land Registry will have been acquired, where available, 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.
SPORTING & MINERAL RIGHTS: The sporting and mineral rights are included in the sale so far as they are owned or exist. RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS: The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all restrictive covenants, both public and private, whether mentioned in these or not. WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY: The property is sold subject to all Rights of Way, public and private, which may affect the property.
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.
The following websites may also be helpful for more helpful information about the property:
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
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Shepway District Council
SERVICES: Oil central heating (new boiler recently fitted),mains electric, & water,Private Drainage - Cess pit.
TAX BAND: F
EPC RATING: D - 60/82
AGENTS NOTE: Please note the range cooker in kitchen and white goods and externally the stable rubber matting and hay bars are excluded from sale.However, the kitchen dishwasher and field shelter may be available by separate negotiation.
All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent
Equus Country & Equestrian, South East/South West
T: 01227 706009
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.
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