Alkham, East Kent
Guide Price £1,300,000
5 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Alkham, East Kent
Guide Price £1,300,000
- Immaculately Presented Detached Property
- 5 Bedrooms/3 Receptions/4 Bathrooms
- Annex Potential
- 8.5 acres (TBV*) Land
- Stables/Riding Arena/Haybarn
- Stunning views over the Alkham Valley
- Rural Location
This stunning detached country & equestrian family house has grounds/paddocks 8.5 acres (TBV*)stables & riding arena and accommodation of (3,000 sq.ft.)with 5 bedrooms,3 receptions further scope for a downstairs annex and separate garaging.Located and hidden away down an un adopted road on the edge of the glorious Alkham Valley with far reaching views and good connections to M20/A2 & M2.On the market for the first time in many years the house has been completely remodeled & renovated by the current owners & features a modern contemporary style offering a perfect home for family living as well as wonderful entertaining areas.The surrounding countryside offers direct access from the property to a range of bridleways as well as numerous footpaths for dog walkers and keen ramblers also connecting to the South Alkham & Hougham woods. For those with competitive equestrian interests Chilham Park & Willow Farm competition centres are a short distance away.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
The property is situated on the outskirts of the popular village of Temple Ewell in the Dour valley near Dover and is surrounded by nature reserves and conservation areas.The village has a strong identity and has a parish church, village hall and a primary school. It also has a local shop, a Post Office and an 18th-century public house.The neighbouring village of River also has a primary school and supports a wide variety of local interest groups such as drama, gardening and society activities and is home to football & Rugby club.The village of River presently has a public house,a greengrocer,Co-Op convenience store, pharmacy and still retains its Post Office.River and Temple Ewell both share the historic park Kearsney Abbey and another two adjacent parks namely Russell Gardens and Bushy Ruff.ground for lovely walks.There is the local train station nearby at Kearsney, and the High-speed rail link to London from Dover Priory in around 60 minutes.There are great road links nearby to the M20 and the A2/M2 both to London, or in the other direction the Channel ports. Also with close proximity to Kent s famous White Cliffs,Deal and Folkestone s Harbour Arm and Hythe and around the coastline.The Cathedral City of Canterbury is about 20 minutes drive with its vast array of shops, restaurants and recreational facilities,plus two theatres and the Kent County Cricket.
ACCOMMODATION (see floor plan)
Once you enter the property there is a spacious hallway with feature high vestibule ceiling and windows,oak and glass doors leading off and a modern oak staircase with feature glass inset panel balustrade to first floor.A modern spacious open plan kitchen/dining room has a central island with wine cooler & cupboards,Karnden flooring & a range of fitted units,with integrated fridge,freezer,dishwasher,combi microwave,plus double oven and halogen touch hob.Double French doors lead out to the rear paved patio & decking.Leading off the kitchen is a bathroom with shower,WC and wash basin and separate boot room with fitted cupboards,sink and space for utilities and door to rear garden.There is a good sized reception room and ceramic flooring with sliding doors to the conservatory.To the left side of the entrance hall flexibility for ground floor annex with a bedroom and shower room and a large room already in place (subject to any planning restrictions).Upstairs there are four bedrooms with an en suite and dressing room to the large master bedroom and a modern family bathroom.
The equestrian facilities stretch away to the side of the property with a number of fenced paddocks and a single row 5 box stable yard, tack room set on large concrete hard standing to the front with overhang roof,water and light connected and a detached hay/feed barn.Adjacent to the yard and paddocks is a large post and railed 60m x 25m riding arena with sand, rubber & fibre surface,
LAND & GROUNDS
Externally,the property is approached via a long driveway leading to the front with steps leading to the front door and garden mainly laid to lawn with paved patio to one side.A separate garage block has garages and open bay area and large driveway providing off spacious parking for several cars and horse boxes.The rear garden extends around the property with patio areas ideal for al fresco dining and steps up to lawned area with borders and trees with stunning views over the Alkham valley.
The whole site sits in 8.5 acres (TBV*). The paddocks stretch away to the side and are on a gentle slope. 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 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
SERVICE & OUTGOINGS
LOCAL AUTHORITY:Dover District Council
SERVICES: Mains drainage, Mains electricity and Mains gas.
TAX BAND: F
EPC RATING: energy-certificate number 0310-2184-5050-2009-0615 full ratings and advisories/estimated costs are now online at the .gov web site: -
Integrated Wi Fi & radio system in the kitchen
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