An impressive detached chalet bungalow with over 3000 sq. ft of beautifully appointed accommodation, along with extensive outbuildings which include a 840 sq. ft guest annexe, all set within a gated and highly secluded plot of approximately one acre, enjoying views over ... Read more
An impressive detached chalet bungalow with over 3000 sq. ft of beautifully appointed accommodation, along with extensive outbuildings which include a 840 sq. ft guest annexe, all set within a gated and highly secluded plot of approximately one acre, enjoying views over farmland.
Fernleigh was built in 2007 to a high specification, with generous proportions and a highly versatile layout, but has since seen further improvements which include the addition of oak flooring and a wall of bi-folding doors which connect the main house with its beautifully landscaped gardens.
A double glazed front door opens into a spacious entrance hall with oak flooring, stairs to the first floor and oak doors to every room on the ground floor. To the front of the property, there is a huge, open plan kitchen and dining room with under floor heating and a natural stone floor. The kitchen has been fitted with an excellent range of good quality oak wall and floor units, set around integrated appliances, granite work surfaces and a granite breakfast bar. The kitchen is further complemented by a useful utility room.
The sitting room is to the rear of the property and is a spectacular dual aspect room with oak flooring and an entire wall of bi-folding doors which open onto a barbecue and patio area and afford lovely views over the gardens to the rear.
There are also two good size double bedrooms on the ground floor, a large study and a family bathroom with a striking granite floor and a Jacuzzi bath. The master bedroom is to the rear of the house and has a dressing area with double glazed French doors to the garden, a range of fitted wardrobes and a well appointed en suite with a granite topped twin sink and a walk-in shower enclosure.
The second bedroom is also a great size double room with a dressing room and an en suite bathroom.
On the first floor, a wide central landing leads to three double bedrooms, two of which have en suites, whilst one of them is over 35 ft, allowing ample space for a sitting area within it.
Fernleigh is set within a generous plot of approximately one acre and is approached via a set of electronic twin gates, set within a tall brick wall, providing both security and privacy to the property. These gates open onto a huge block paved driveway, which allows parking for numerous vehicles.
To the rear of the house, a full width barbecue and patio area provides an ideal space for outdoor entertaining. From here, a pathway leads through beautifully planted grounds which are mainly laid to lawn, with pretty borders and several mature trees. There is a large brick built workshop and store, which measures approximately 35 ft and has power, lighting and has an outdoor tap.
From the main garden, a five bar gate leads to another section of garden with a covered walkway to a superb log cabin and an impressive brick built detached guest annexe. This offers 840 sq. ft of well appointed space with double glazed windows, air conditioning, toilets and a kitchenette. This was originally used as a home office, but could potentially serve as an amazing guest annexe, a home gym or an entertainment and games wing.
Adjacent to the log cabin and the annexe, there is another beautifully planted garden with a stunning koi carp pond and decked veranda, which create a tranquil and peaceful outdoor spot away from the main house.
The final section of land is a small, enclosed floodlit field with several outbuildings, ideal for keeping animals and is currently home to ponies, geese and a goat.
Fernleigh enjoys a secluded position just outside the village of Herne, surrounded by beautiful farmland and countryside with excellent footpaths and bridleways ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits.
Herne village lies on the A291 between Canterbury and Herne Bay and is a pretty village with a good mix of modern and period homes. The heart of the village is dominated by the magnificent 14th century church of St Martin and has a several pubs, one reputedly the smallest in England, specialising in fine ales.
There is also a post office/store, dental surgery, primary school and village hall next to a large playing field. The area is surrounded by lovely walks and is on the 'Triangle' bus route which has very regular service to Canterbury and Herne Bay.
The bustling seaside town of Herne Bay is less than two miles away and has a wide range of amenities with good shopping facilities, a selection of schools including a specialist sports college, an excellent choice of leisure activities and an historic pier. The town also boasts a rowing and sailing club, a football club in the Kent league, a local cinema and a swimming pool. The picturesque Memorial Park also has tennis and basketball courts, a small lake, a children's play area and a sports field. There is a mainline railway station with a regular service to London Victoria and St. Pancras and the town enjoys excellent road links with the A299 (Thanet Way) providing access to both the coast and London via the A2/M2 motorway network.
The nearby cathedral city of Canterbury is just five miles away and offers an even wider range of shopping, educational leisure amenities and two hospitals.
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