6 acres. Headcorn, Kent
An impressive Georgian family home set within six acres of attractive gardens and paddocks.
The property itself benefits from much privacy and seclusion as it is surrounded by formal walled gardens to the front and side of the property and over looks its own land to the rear. Internally the property boasts a spacious well designed kitchen/breakfast room which includes solid oak units, granite work surface, Aga, Fisher and Paykel American style fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, centre island and bespoke kitchen table and chairs to match the kitchen. There are three further reception rooms to the ground floor which include; Drawing room which benefits dual windows to the side, fireplace with marble surround and wood burning stove, solid oak floors door leading to; Dining room which features window to side, fireplace with woodburning stove and solid oak floors. The third reception room is currently used as a study/snug and benefits door and window to front, solid oak floors, fireplace with oak mantle and woodburning stove, stairs to 1st floor. On the 1st floor there are four double bedrooms, the master benefits from a Fired Earth ensuite and the guest bedroom boasts a high quality limestone ensuite. There is a further family bathroom.
Externally the formal gardens wrap around the property. They offer a vibrant display of a variety of plants throughout the year, there is a well tended kitchen garden and manicured lawns. The gardens are bordered by post and railed fencing with a gate leading to the paddocks. In the curtilage of the garden is a single storey outbuilding that has planning permission to be converted into ancillary accommodation.
The equestrian facilities are accessed from the drive, with a separate vehicular access. There are two large atcost barns. One houses 3 lodden style indoor stables and parking for a horsebox, the second has been used for storage of hay, bedding and tack room. To the rear of both barns is access to the 20m x 40m ménage which is a sand and rubber topped surface. Gates then lead to the interlinking paddocks which offer excellent grazing.
The whole is in excellent condition and offers someone an exciting opportunity to acquire an excellent family home.
The property is situated off a small country lane between the pretty Wealden villages of Ulcombe and Headcorn. Headcorn and its neighbouring village of Sutton Valence provide amenities serving all the usual day-to-day needs. Headcorn has a number of local shops, restaurants and a main line station serving Charing Cross / Cannon Street in about one hour.
There is access to a number of major road routes including the M20 at junction 8, which provides a link to the M25 orbital motorway network and the international airports of Gatwick and Heathrow, as well as the Channel Ports. Ashford International Station and Ebsfleet International Station are only a short drive away and provides regular services to the Continent and a high speed railway service to St Pancras in less than half an hour.
The area is particularly well known for the quality of schools, both in the private and state sectors. Notable schools in the area include Cranbrook, Benenden, Sutton Valence, and Sutton Valence Preparatory School. Excellent Grammar Schools can be found in both Maidstone and Tonbridge.
Leisure activities in the area include walking and riding in the surrounding countryside; golf at a number of interesting courses in the area including the Nick Faldo designed Chart Hills at Biddenden; sailing at the Kent Coast and on Bewl Water.
SERVICES Oil fired central heating, private drainage, mains water and mains electricity
SQ FOOTAGE House 2321sqft Outbuildings 4406 sqft