Open house for the weekend of 21st/22nd October or 28th/29th.
Fantastic 5 Bedroom Rural Family House Featuring A Large Ground Floor Extension Set In Huge Landscaped Gardens.
Folkestone estate agents Your Key Move are absolutely delighted to bring to market this fabulous 5 bedroom family house set in the beautiful countryside on the outskirts of the village of Elham in Kent.
Before we begin its worth mentioning what excellent energy saving credentials this property benefits from. The current owner has not had to run the oil fired boiler all summer as he is running entirely on the rooftop solar thermal panels. Imagine the great savings you will make with these reduced heating costs.
So let's start...
When you arrive at this property the first thing you will notice is what a wonderful rural location this house is set in. As you pull into the long gravelled driveway you will see how large this plot is, with huge striped front lawned gardens and lavish trees, large detached car port with storage area and sweeping landscaped gardens flowing behind the house, this property is a rare find indeed. As you will see, all of this house has been decorated and furnished to an extremely high standard throughout.
Ok so lets start, the large double detached car port to your right at the end of the long driveway has a large handy storage area to one side. Infront of you at the end of the driveway are two garage doors which now have a workshop hidden behind and a very handy annex area, but we will come on to that shortly.
There is a new entrance into this house between the old house and new extended garage area. As you enter the front door you now have a wonderful glass roofed entrance hall area. Let's start by taking you to the left from here.
On the left is a handy downstairs utility room and storage cupboard. There is a door which takes you through into the open plan kitchen/dining room. This room is a real delight, featuring a lovely fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar area and beautiful flooring flowing right through the dining area. There are multiple windows which (coupled with the bright cream units, downlight and paintwork) provide an abundance of light. There are double glass doors off the dining room which give entry to the conservatory as well as another door leading to the downstairs lounge. The lounge really is a fantastic room, as it flows round past a log burner (set in brick surround) and the open stairs to another snug lounge area. This room makes for the perfect family/friends retreat, especially for those cosy winter nights when entertaining indoors comes into it own in this multi sectioned lounge area.
Returning to the entrance hall we will now guide you from the right towards the new extension of this house. The first door takes you into a large modern bedroom with en-suite and built in double wardrobes and the other takes you into the cloakroom. Inside, one door leads to the rear garden and the other into the second downstairs bedroom, again with modern en-suite shower room and built in storage cupboards. There is also a door which takes you into the workshop area (situated behind those double garage doors we spoke about earlier). This whole area of the house could easily be used for multiple office rooms, a fully equipped annex or Air B&B, to name but a few possible uses.
So now to the upstairs of this house where you will find three further generous sized bedrooms, of which the largest has a very long dressing room/en-suite. Off the landing you will also find a modern shower room, airing cupboard and the family bathroom to complete this floor.
Lastly, but most certainly not least, comes the huge landscaped rear garden which features magnificent views from behind out over the rolling countryside. With tall trees and hedge lines, large patio areas for entertaining, immaculate green lawns and garden areas for growing all the culinary delights any chef or family could desire, this garden is a gardeners delight.
Set in the beautiful countryside and located just a half mile away from the quaint village of Elham, this property enjoys an attractive outlook along the Elham Valley with the rolling hills spanning off in the distance. Being surrounded on all sides by the Kent Downs which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, there is a wealth of public footpaths, bridle paths and cycle routes right on your doorstep. But don't for one minute think that you are isolated, as you are able to walk down to the end of the lane in just 3 minutes to catch the bus to either Canterbury or Folkestone. Elham village has a nice range of amenities, from General Stores, lovely Tea Rooms, Excellent Primary School, Doctor's Surgery, several Public Houses, Coaching Inn, Churches and a a bustling village hall and even floodlit tennis courts for those sporty types. There is a connecting bus service which runs through the village providing access to the historic cathedral city of Canterbury and to the South the bustling town of Folkestone with its expanding reputation as a food centre. Close by are the wonderful coastal beaches of Hythe and Sandgate. Each offers a fantastic shopping experience, recreational / educational facilities and highly rated Grammar Schools and Universities. All of this coupled with the high-speed main line train services to London St Pancras in under an hour of travel.
Additional to note: This property has been used partly as a B&B over the last ten years by the owners bringing in an annual income up to £20,000 per annum. Also to note, this property sites directly adjacent to the middle of the Elham Valley Way footpath which connects Hythe to Canterbury, a walkers paradise. There is also high speed internet and good mobile signal for all the family to enjoy, as well as those needing to work from home.
This really is a very impressive property and has to be see in person to fully appreciate the setting it affords a very lucky new owner.
Viewings are highly recommended and only through appointment by sole Folkestone Estate Agents Your Key Move.