Guide Price £1,395,000
4 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Smarden, Kent
Guide Price £1,395,000
- Detached 4 bedroomed family home
- Equestrian facilities & 3.4 acres (*TBV)
- Immaculately presented
- Extended & re-modelled
- Good London rail commuting
- Desirable outskirts village location
Immaculately presented, extended and re-modelled four bedroom detached country and equestrian property in all 2600 sq ft set in 3.4 acres (*TBV) of grounds with excellent equestrian facilities including a 20m x 60m riding arena with a superb surface, designed with dressage horses in mind. All year turnout with sand pens and a track system perfect for wet weather, competition horses and/or laminitics. Stabling, hay barn and tack room a short stroll from the house. Located in this most sought-after Garden of England Kentish village there is easy access to local towns and schooling as well as London commuting by rail. No expense has been spared in the upgrading of the property with a modern twist on many parts of the refurbishment especially the bi-fold doors offering an outside in vista over the rear garden and top paddock and the same from the principal bedroom suite on the first floor.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
Classic period farmhouse, unlisted and situated on the outskirts of Smarden one of the most sought-after villages in Kent. Set back along a country lane, there is easy access to further well-known Kent villages including Pluckley, made famous in The Darling Buds of May . The thriving village of Headcorn is a short distance away and provides localised shopping facilities including a Sainsburys Local, a village school and a mainline station connecting to London (London Bridge 55 mins) The High Speed line from Ashford offers a 37 min journey time to London St Pancras. Equally convenient for shopping is Tenterden which has an assortment of public houses, restaurants and cafes as well as a large Waitrose supermarket.
For further local comprehensive shopping Maidstone and Ashford offer other leisure facilities including the Julie Rose Athletics Stadium and Ashford and Mote Park at Maidstone.
There is golf at nearby Chart Hills designed by Nick Faldo and seen as one of The courses to play and The Ridge golf club. There are primary schools in, Smarden, Pluckley, and Bethersden.
A primary and secondary school in Lenham and Tenterden, good selection of state and private schools within the locality including Grammar Schools, in Maidstone and Ashford and Sutton Valence well regarded Private School is (6 miles) as well as Cranbrook School (7 miles) and Benenden school.
Local show centres include Cobham Manor at Bearsted (30 mins), Blue Barn at Great Chart (15 mins), Saddlesdane Equestrian Centre (25 mins) and Duckhurst Farm at Staplehurst (25 mins). Hempstead Forest riding 15 mins.
Channel Tunnel 25 mins, Rye/Camber sands 30 mins, Hythe/Folkestone/Canterbury 35-40 mins.
ACCOMMODATION refer to the floor plan
The whole property has been re-modelled, extended and modernised to a very high standard and extends to just over 2600 sqft.
One of the key features is the large open plan KITCHEN and DINING area which has fully opening bi-fold doors leading to an attractive rear paved terrace for sitting out with further informal dining area. In the kitchen there is a large island with Bosch electric induction hob, overhead fan assisted extractor fan, plugs for electric devices, large drawers for storage and granite work top. A large bank of cupboards with further built-in Bosch oven, dual cooking microwave and fridge. Additional base and eye level cupboards to one side with granite work top and large sink. The whole is tiled and has under floor heating.
CLOAKROOM - WC and hand basin with wall hung chrome towel radiator and access to under stairs storage area which includes the water softener unit for the house.
ENTRANCE HALL bespoke solid oak door with glass side panes opens onto black oak floorboards. An overhead cupola adds more natural light and a large feature window overlooks the drive, garaging and equestrian facilities.
SITTING ROOM a beautiful room with wall beams, oak floor, feature fireplace currently with a wood burner and bespoke, hand-made painted cupboards either side with matching built in book case with drawers.
UTILTY ROOM large room with overhead cupola to add more natural light. A bank of built-in cupboards incorporating a full-size fridge and full-size freezer. Further base units with sink / mixer taps and laminate worktop. Spaces and plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier. Above this room is a boarded loft area which is accessed via a hatch in the Boot Room.
BOOT ROOM / WC designed specifically for those wet, wintry days, it incorporates a central drain within a fully tiled floor, warm water hose and glass clad walls to allow the washing down of dogs/boots and muddy clothing. Full length built in hanging rail for coats and space for boots beneath. Radiator. WC WC and wash basin with wall hung towel radiator.
HOME OFFICE a bright feature room with exposed brick wall and disused fireplace with bressummer beam over (wine rack currently in fireplace). Oak book shelves to one wall, additional built-in storage, oak counter and shelf and handmade oak desk with window overlooking front garden.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE Light, attractive bedroom with Juliet balcony and large fully opening glass doors opening out affording a full vista of the rear patio, garden and top paddock. Full width feature oak beam. Behind the bed is a curved wall offering a dressing area which has a built-in wardrobe and shelving and sitting vanity area. EN-SUITE BATHROOM bathroom with a stone bath positioned to overlook the rear paddock whilst bathing. Amtico flooring, full walk-in shower, stone hand basin, wall hung WC and full height chrome towel radiator.
BEDROOM 2 built-in off the floor cupboards with a walk in cupboard.
BEDROOM 3 large built-in cupboard with hanging rail and shelving. Airing cupboard containing high-pressure water cylinder
FAMILY BATHROOM fully tiled modern suite with walk in shower, a built in vanity unit above a large sink, large bath with integral shower head, built in WC and cistern and wall mounted chrome towel rail. Feature recesses for storing/accessing toiletries,
BEDROOM 4 a large, airy full loft conversion with side and Velux windows offering lots of natural light; oak floor and ceiling mounted TV point. Eaves storage and access to utilities. ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Fully tiled walk-in shower, hand basin, chunky oak shelf and wall hung WC. Fired Earth floor tiles. Fantastic views from all windows.
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES & GARAGING & WORKSHOP/SHED
The current owner has paid much attention to ensuring all access to the paddocks is mud free and has installed a track system to the arena and winter turnout stabling/sand pens.
STABLE BLOCK water, lighting and power. Timber loose boxes on full concrete, adjoining hay barn and tack room. Post and rail surround, 5 bar gate vehicle access and part covered pedestrian access via a side gate from drive.
OUTDOOR RIDING ARENA full 20m x 60m post and railed arena with silica sand and rubber as well as fibre allowing for year-round riding.
WINTER TURNOUT STABLING 24ft x 12ft sectioned field shelter on sand with 10m x 10m post and railed secure turnout our area. Water. This is located on the back paddocks but is easily accessed from the main yard.
GARAGING - two bay detached oak framed building under tiled roof on concrete with fully boarded mezzanine storage with hatch access and built-in ladder; lighting and power laid on.
12ft x 18ft workshop/shed with additional mezzanine storage. Lighting and power including weatherproof external power sockets.
LAND, GARDEN & GROUNDS
The whole site extends to 3.413 acres (*TBV) Title K951907. This includes the garden and all the paddocks to the rear. Vehicle access to the equestrian facilities and land is gained from the front entrance (electric 5 bar gate) then leads onto a tarmac drive leading past the stable yard and to the riding arena and paddocks beyond. Ample room for a horse lorry and or/trailers. 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. 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
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
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Ashford Borough council
SERVICES: Main s water and electricity. Graf private newly installed sewage system. Oil central heating. Extremal boiler and new pressurised hot water system.
TAX BAND: G
EPC RATING: D. Certificate number 9849-3009-6201-9609-7200. https://find-energy-certificate.digital.communities.gov.uk/energy-certificate/9849-3009-6201-9609-7200
All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent
Equus Country & Equestrian, South East/South West
T: 01892 829014
Please ensure you follow the current Covid-19 property viewing protocols which can be found on https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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.
From A274 Headcorn Road at Standen just south of Chart Hills Golf Club, turn left onto Smarden Road after 0.5 miles enter The Cut after 750 metres turn right into Biddenden Road. Travel 500 metres and turn right into Bethersden Road, proceed 300 metres and the property can be found on the left.
Tel: 01892 829014