Alkham, Nr Folkestone - East Kent
Offers in Excess of £1,000,000
5 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Alkham, Nr Folkestone - East Kent
Offers in Excess of £1,000,000
- Detached 5 Bedroom/3 Receptions house
- Extended Family accommodation options
- Set in 5.25 acres (TBV*)
- Stables & Outbuildings
- Quiet Rural Location
- Views over Alkham Valley
- Set in area of A.O.N.B
A detached family home (3892 sq.ft.) in grounds & paddocks extending to around 5.25 acres (TBV*) with 5 stables, barn, tack room and other outbuildings. Set along a quiet lane in the rural hamlet of Everden above the Alkham valley near Folkestone in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning views extending over the scenic valley.The versatile 5 bedrooms,3 receptions,3 bathroom accommodation is ideal for those seeking extended family living with options to create an internal annex (sub PP).The surrounding open fields/countryside provide for delightful walks and numerous bridle paths and the popular village of Hawkinge is within short driving distance offering local shopping/amenities.The land has hedge & stock fence boundaries and laid out in part as fenced paddocks with stable yard and gives an opportunity to allow for a riding arena (sub PP) if needed.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
The property is situated around 4 miles from Folkestone Harbour and beaches ,where many bars and restaurants can be found including the famous 'Rocksalt Restaurant. Nearby in Alkham (2 miles away) is the Michelin star restaurant 'The Marquis '. The property is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views from the house across surrounding countryside,with beautiful walks and hacking in the immediate vicinity. Situated around 8 miles from the duelled A2 trunk road and about 4 miles from the M20. Both these major arterial roads access the motorway network systems with Gatwick Airport an hour away.The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone (approx. 5 miles) and Ashford International 15 minutes drive providing regular services to the Continent. Folkestone West station provides trains to London St Pancras in 50 minutes.The Cathedral City of Canterbury is 20 minutes drive away with a wide range of shopping, cultural and sporting amenities,with good schools locally both in the independent and grammar sectors in Folkestone and Canterbury.
ACCOMMODATION (refer to floor plan for dimensions
The house is set over 3 floors & has been extended and updated in parts and offers a degree of privacy & seclusion.The list of accommodation seems endless, with three reception rooms,3 bathrooms to the five double bedrooms and is spacious & light throughout with options for some reconfiguration for an annex (subject to planning).
To the ground floor; entrance porch, reception hall/living room/dining room area,sitting room with fireplace & wood burner,fitted L shaped kitchen/breakfast room with AGA,utility room,WC, and garden room.The first floor comprises the family bathroom, master bedroom with dressing room & washbasin, 2 further double bedrooms one with en suite, and a shower room. On the second floor, you will find two further double bedrooms with washbasins.
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES & LAND
Set in total in around 5.25 acres the main area of land wraps round the property with 3 fenced paddocks extending to the left of the property of around 3 acres (TBV*) with the balance of land including a large paddock,garden and driveway.
The equestrian facilities are located off the driveway behind the house with a metal gated entrance with hardstanding and two adjacent block built buildings.On one side a reasonable sized Barn with 2 sets of doors and corrugated asbestos roof, 2 stables, & store, directly opposite is a separate block with 3 internal stables and tack room.There is electric power to the buildings and water nearby though not directly on the yard.The paddocks can be accessed from the stable yard.
LAND & GROUNDS
Externally, it s approached by its own tree lined driveway leading to gravelled parking area for a number of vehicles to the rear of the property with a garage and double car port.The garden area is mainly to the front and side with a large paved terrace and feature grassed area interspersed with mature shrubs and mature trees and has stunning views over the Alkham valley.The land (5.25 acres) of mostly pasture) is mainly flat.
AGENTS NOTE - There is a public footpath that runs part way up the drive and then branches off to a stile without passing the house.
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 Registry Title Plan.
We recommend that potential buyers visit the local authority website pertaining to the property to get details of all the planning consents / restrictions / history etc. 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 & OUTGPINGS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Dover District Councll
SERVICES: Oil central heating,private drainage (septic tank) electric and metered mains water to the residence.
TAX BAND: G
OUTBUILDING/S SERVICES: Stable yard has electric power.
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