Fantastic Executive Family House Set Within a Private Gated Development in An Extremely Sought After Location.
Folkestone estate agents Your Key Move are proud to bring to market this once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a substantial executive property in the West End of Folkestone competitively priced well below valuations.
Occupying a very large and well positioned corner plot (designed by local Architects Cheney and Thorpe), this property presents itself with a grand double fronted entrance with a beautiful feature stone portico porch. There is a huge block paved driveway which can hold around seven cars with the attached Garamatic electric doored double garage providing further car space and a fabulously large south facing landscaped mature rear garden with its very own garden office room.
So, let’s take you through what this amazing house has to offer. When you enter the grand hallway, you will instantly realise that this house is no ordinary house, with solid brick walls, exquisite high-end floorings and furnishings (like the oak and walnut parquet flooring), this house is all set for that bel-air style of living. In the hallway you have a great central staircase and several double coat cupboards off to your left. Situated behind these is a downstairs cloakroom. Beyond this the hallway opens into the downstairs study area, which would make a perfect office or snug lounge area to think of but a few possibilities.
Back into the hallway another left takes you into the most wonderful of modern kitchens, with modern gloss white minimalist units and easy access drawers and cupboards throughout. There are top of the range appliances including tall Miele fridge, Neff freezer, Neff combination microwave, AEG double oven and grill, pull out larder, Neff large induction hob and griddle, Elica concealed cooker extractor and Miele dishwasher, so you will have absolutely no need to even think about getting any more appliances. But it doesn’t stop there, with a Quooker cold, hot and boiling tap, Insinkerator waste disposal, Blanco Silestone sinks, 5.3 metres of Corian seamless worktop and a central walnut and turquoise quartz island and lower-level breakfast bar, this kitchen literally has it all.
There is access from the kitchen to the large private rear garden and very useful separate utility room with ceramic sink and pull-out hose on sink tap, separate filter tap and Twintec water softener, Miele washer and matching Miele tumble-dryer stack with a fire door between house and the attached double garage.
This attached garage provides ample room for two vehicles as well as having space for workshop benches and appliances at the back and sides due to its large size. With double electric doors and further storage in the high-pitched eves, this garage will cater for every family’s needs with ease.
Back in the hallway you head straight ahead from the front door into the lavish dining room with matching chandelier to the lounge. There are double opening glass doors leading out into the huge double-glazed ceramic tiled conservatory, with solar glass and wind protection system and access to rear garden from where you will be able to relax while enjoying your landscaped gardens. Should you wish to cater for large gatherings, a gigantic table can stretch from the dining room and through into the conservatory allowing in the region of 24 people to dine. What a marvellous and exciting social option to have.
To complete the ground level there are doors from the dining room and hallway leading into the 24-foot triple aspect living room, and what a living room this is. With central splendid feature solid marble and granite fireplace, energy-efficient glass fronted Faber Dutch gas fire and large mantel bevelled mirror over, heavy full-length silk, fully lined curtains on brass and crystal curtain poles, stunning crystal chandeliers and double matching crystal wall lights, this room will make your eyes water.
Before we head upstairs, we had better not forget the wonderful greenery lined landscape garden, with huge spaces for lawned and decking areas or the not yet mentioned bespoke garden office. This cedar clad, glass fronted garden office can cater for 3 or 4 people but could easily be changed for use as a summerhouse or games room if desired. With a Toshiba air source air conditioning and heat pump, local wired network, TV socket and rainwater collection system this really is a very well equipped and welcome addition to the main house. Also hidden away at the side of the house is a 3.5m x 3m garden shed workshop with light and power, shelf and hanging storage, tool drawers and worktops, perfect for any DIY work or additional storage space.
Upstairs you have large and spacious galleried landing, with double airing cupboard, huge, framed wall mirror and loft access and doors leading to the family bathroom and four double bedrooms, two of which have ensuites. To say the main 24-foot bedroom is large would be an understatement, as it used to be two bedrooms, so should the new owner decide to return this house to being five double bedrooms, this could be done with ease. With 4 double and 2 single fitted mirror wardrobes in dressing area, TV point, and 4-piece ensuite including large power rain shower, hand wand and body jets this room is set for pure luxury.
Last to mention is the part boarded loft which (due to its size and height) would cater for any family’s storage needs or even loft extensions, subject to planning consent of course.
Additional to note:
This property sits in the best west end location, with an easy level 10–15-minute walk to Folkestone West Station for the High-Speed train to London, Dover and Ramsgate, this is a commuters dream. It also benefits from being just a 5-minute walk to bus stops to Folkestone, Dover, Canterbury, Hythe, Lydd and Rye. An 8–10-minute walk to Sandgate village and the beach it will provide you the opportunity to enjoy the array of fine dining that Sandgate now has to offer, like the famous John Dory wine shop and tasting room. How lovely to be able to walk, drink and dine with friends and family alike without worrying about who has to drive. But fine eateries close by don't stop there, with the vast array of excellent restaurants in Folkestone like the famous Rock Salt which overlooks the harbour and the the Michelin Starred Hyde and Fox in Saltwood, there is plenty of fine dining to be had. Also with just an 8–10-minute walk to the Golden Valley shops, 5–7-minute walk to doctor’s surgery and pharmacy, 5 minutes’ easy level walk to Sandgate Primary and Folkestone Girls Grammar schools and 20-minute walk to William Harvey Grammar school, you could say this house has everything you could possibly want for within touching distance.
Viewings are highly recommended and strictly by appointment and only through sole Folkestone estate agents Your Key Move.