Challock, Nr Ashford,Kent
Guide Price £1,095,000
5 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Challock, Nr Ashford,Kent
Guide Price £1,095,000
- Impressive Period Property
- 8 acres (TBV*) paddocks & gardens
- Excellent Equestrian Facilities
- 4 stables(inc. foaling box)/haybarn
- (40m x 20m) Outdoor Riding Arena
- 5 bedrooms( inc attic room)/3 receptions
- Bespoke Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Rural Location
- Well positioned for access to Canterbury & Ashford
A detached family home of period origins (unlisted) with impressive Georgian facade set in 8 acres (TBV*) offering superb equestrian options including(stables,hay barn and riding arena) as well as a rural country lifestyle.The property enjoys an ideal position in a rural setting set on the rural fringes of the village of Challock with excellent access to nearby Ashford and City of Canterbury,both with excellent local amenities,schools and good commuting links.The main residence is believed to date back to the 1800 s and oozes character features throughout with a modern twist added to further enhance.The most recent edition is to the kitchen recently extended internally creating a large open plan area for cooking and dining. Set over three floors with 4 (plus 5th) bedrooms, the property comprises an entrance hall leading to reception room/study, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room,utility room, cellar, cloakroom and conservatory.On the first floor there are four bedrooms including a master with an en suite, dressing area and a family bathroom. On the second floor there is an attic room with an en suite cloakroom.This excellent family home is surrounded by formal gardens and adjoining paddocks and is approached via a no through lane leading to two entrances via gravelled driveways.The rear driveway giving direct access to the stable and paddocks.Externally, the property has lovely gardens, patio areas and a summerhouse.The Equestrian facilities include a STABLE BLOCK with 4 loose boxes,hay barn, RIDING ARENA (40m x 20m) and around 6 PADDOCKS. There is also a two bay car port,double attached garage, wooden single garage and parking for several vehicles/horseboxes. The location will definitely appeal to those with equestrian interests as Chilham BE cross country course is around 10 minutes horse box distance,Blue Barn Equestrian Centre 20 minutes and Saddlesdene 10 minutes drive away.Off road hacking via a byway to Throwley Forstal,Stalisfield, Kings Wood.
SITUATION & LOCATION
The property is situated on the edge of the village of Challock accessed by
a no through lane in the North Downs,assessed via a no through road leading to a bridle way, located in the North Downs within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.The village has an excellent primary school, public house and garage. Canterbury (approx. 10 miles), Faversham and Ashford (approx. 7 miles) offer a wider range of shops, schools and leisure facilities. For commuters the road and rail links are good with easy access to the M20 and the M2 and with frequent services from Charing Station to London Victoria (approx 1hr 20) whilst Ashford International offers the High Speed service to London St Pancras (approx 38 minutes) as well as services to the continent via Eurostar.
ACCOMMODATION (see floor plan for full details)
ENTRANCE HALL door to front with feature semi circle window,parquet flooring.Storage Cupboard.Stairs to first floor.
RECEPTION ROOM/STUDY double aspect,fireplace with stone hearth and views over garden.
DRAWING ROOM triple aspect,with sash windows,fireplace with wood surround,stone hearth and wood burner.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM superb open plan dual aspect with door to rear covered porch and patio.Stunning painted bespoke wall and floor cabinets with open display and glass cabinets and under lighting.Granite work surfaces with white butler sink with mixer taps.Dual fuel Aga with 2 covered hot plates,ceramic hob with four electric plates and electric grill and oven.Integral dishwasher space for American Style fridge/freezer.Central island with cupboards and drawers,granite surface and single electric microwave oven,stone flooring and original feature well with circular glass cover.
UTILITY ROOM door to rear to double garage attached GARAGE.Velux style windows.Base cupboards with deep butler sink with 2 further storage cupboards space and stone flooring.
CLOAKROOM single window,wash hand basin and WC.
DINING ROOM single glazed door to rear patio with parquet flooring,feature inglenook style fireplace with wood burner and bressumer beams and exposed beams and access hatch and stairs leading to CELLAR mainly used for storage.Double glazed doors to CONSERVATORY with double glazed doors to patio with roof blinds.
Large gallery LANDING with with sash window to one end and large airing cupboard.
MASTER SUITE dressing area with storage cupboard and archway to DOUBLE BEDROOM dual aspect with EN SUITE spacious room with freestanding bath with claw feet and splash back tiling.Wash hand basin,WC and large walk in shower.
3 further BEDROOMS,separate CLOAKROOM with wash hand basin and WC and FAMILY BATHROOM with white suite,bath with overhead shower and shower screen,wash basin and WC.
SECOND FLOOR access to :
ATTIC ROOM velux style windows,access to eaves/loft space and EN SUITE CLOAKROOM velux style windows and WC.
Easy access to the equestrian facilities is via the rear graveled driveway of the property.This leads to a L Shaped National Stable block with 3 wooden LOOSE BOXES and 1 FOALING BOX with overhang canopy on concrete yard with power,water and electric laid on.There is an adjacent wooden HAY BARN (15' 10 x 14')with double doors and the access to the paddocks is via a path and five bar gate.Within the paddock area is an all weather Flexiride RIDING ARENA (40m x 20m) with post and rail perimeter and gate in and adjacent FIELD SHELTER with electric laid on.The land is divided into around 6 paddocks with a separate entrance gate from the main road, the total land at the property is around 8 acres (TBV*).
OUTSIDE & GARDENS
The property has two entrances with the main one to the rear via a five bar gate leading to a graveled driveway with parking for several vehicles/horseboxes.The smaller drive leads to the front and access to the attached garage.The lovely gardens and paddocks wrap round the property.There are patio areas to the rear (from the kitchen) and to the side by the conservatory ideal for Al fresco dining or a glass of wine after a long day.In the rear drive is a wooden garage with double doors and a two bay oak framed car port/log store.The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with an array of trees and shrubs and perennials. Also within the garden to the side is a summerhouse with trellis and white flowering clematis.
We understand there to be 8 acres (*TBV) at the property. Approx 1 acre (*TBV) of house, and garden and approx. 7 acres (*TBV) of main field/pasture bordered by mature hedging and fencing.
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 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
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Ashford Borough Council
SERVICES: Mains electric & water,septic tank drainage,oil central heating.
TAX BAND : G
EPC RATING: F
Agents Note : There is a public footpath to one boundary of 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 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
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From Canterbury take the A28 towards Ashford. At Chilham continue on the A252 towards Challock and Charing. At the roundabout in Challock,take the third exit onto the Faversham Road ((A251).After around 1/2 mile take the left turn marked as a no through road.Drive along the lane and the property is the 3rd property on the left.
Tel: 01892 829014