IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, WE REMAIN OPEN AND ARE ABLE TO FACILITATE PROPERTY VIEWINGS UNDER STRICT COVID-SECURE PROCEDURES. Built in the late 1970s, but with the classic lines and grandeur of the earlier 20th century, this handsome red brick, bay fronted, four bedroom ... Read more
IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, WE REMAIN OPEN AND ARE ABLE TO FACILITATE PROPERTY VIEWINGS UNDER STRICT COVID-SECURE PROCEDURES. Built in the late 1970s, but with the classic lines and grandeur of the earlier 20th century, this handsome red brick, bay fronted, four bedroom detached house is one of just five, centred around an exclusive cul de sac in the sought-after village of Hastingleigh.
Perched on top of the Kent Downs with the stunning views and walking routes of The Devils Kneading Trough on its doorstep, this tranquil and idyllic village is in the catchment area for some of the best primary schools in the region, such as Bodsham, rated outstanding by Ofsted and the Stowting School. The property has been completely refurbished to an exceptional standard to create a wonderful modern home, with a beautiful open plan kitchen/breakfast room, its own detached annexe, landscaped grounds and a large driveway..
A traditionally styled, wood effect, UPVC front door opens into a very generously proportioned entrance hallway, with an elegant stair well providing light and a sense of space from the galleried landing above. A useful understairs coats cupboard is to the left, with an attractive cottage-style, light wood door, which are a feature throughout the home.
Straight ahead is a well appointed shower room, with a digital deluge shower, feature vanity unit and wc, beautifully patterned tiled floor and smart metro tiled walls. Beautiful, hard wearing, Amtico Spacia oak effect flooring flows from the hallway throughout the ground floor, creating a wonderful continuity and contrast to the crisp lines of the white plastered walls.
To the right the hallway opens into the fabulous open plan kitchen and living space. Originally two rooms, the current owners have opened the space to create a fantastic kitchen/dining/family room. With a splendid central island/breakfast bar, housing multiple storage units and two wine fridges, the kitchen area also has an extensive range of wall and base units, with marble worktops and a beautiful gold metallic splashback. Integrated into this sumptuous design are two NEFF 'slide and hide' door electric ovens, a microwave oven and an amazing high-end coffee machine with wi-fi controls, as well as a larder fridge and freezer, dishwasher, five ring induction hob with extractor and a lovely Belfast sink.
The dining area to the front of the room is bathed in natural light from the substantial bay window overlooking the drive and front garden. To the rear of the room, a large set of double glazed French doors open onto the patio in the South Westerly facing rear garden.
The sitting room runs the entire length of the house with a deep picture window which overlooks the front garden, whilst French doors open out to the rear garden's patio. A smart inset log burner takes centre place in the far wall, with a stunning, contemporary Vlaze vitreous enamel hearth and surround.
On the first floor, there is a splendid 'L' shaped galleried landing which leads to four generously proportioned double bedrooms and a beautifully appointed family bathroom and separate WC. This has been fitted with an ornate, Victorian style suite, including an amazing Cast Iron Bath Company rolled top bath, a distinctive ceramic legged basin, beautiful half wooden panelling and attractive patterned ceramic floor tiles. Two of the bedrooms feature stylish, built-in Hammond wardrobes, as well additional storage in the main bedroom.
To the right of the house, what was the double garage, has now been fully converted into an outstanding annexe space with a vaulted ceiling and skylight windows and a mezzanine storage level. The open plan living space features a contemporary kitchen, with French doors to its own private garden. There is also a double bedroom and a shower room. Both the main house and annexe benefit from solar panels, which take full advantage of the South West aspect to the rear garden.
The property is approach via a five bar wooden gate, with an additional pedestrian gate which opens onto a sweeping, recently laid resin driveway which provides parking for at least six cars. A sculpted lawn wraps around the drive, with established shrubs and trees bordering it.
A side gate between the house and the annexe provides both rear access to the house and a separate entrance point for the annexe. The rear garden has an attractive Indian Sandstone patio directly behind the house, with a decked area behind the annexe and picket fence and gate accessing the private annexe garden. Beyond the patio, the garden is laid to lawn with established hedge borders and an attractive Shepherds Hut and play area.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The property is served by oil fired central heating and private drainage.
Bowl Field sits beside the excellent Bowl Inn, serving local ales and food, in the village of Hastingleigh in the heart of the North Downs. With the pub garden and rural fields to the rear you are truly spoilt with many foot paths and a nearby national nature reserve incorporating the Devil's Kneading Trough a high point on the downs with panoramic views across Kent. The village of Hastingleigh also benefits from an ancient church and garage.
Nearby Bodsham offers a primary school and a popular public house serving food, and only a few miles away is Wye, providing more extensive facilities including a Co-Op, artisan bakers, butcher, newsagent and chemist. There are three excellent pubs, the Wife of Bath restaurant, and a fantastic coffee shop. There is also a farmers market every other Saturday, a doctors surgery, a dentist, vet and well regarded schools.
The village of Wye is extremely well connected and benefits from rail services to Ashford International, Canterbury and London St Pancras International (in about 46 minutes). The M20 can be easily accessed from both Junction 9, 10 and 10a. Ashford international station offers direct access to the continent connecting with Paris, Brussels, Lille and Marseille.
The Lady Joanna Thornhill primary school boasts an Outstanding grading by Ofsted and is the main feeder school to the Wye Free School, now in its 5th year. Excellent private schools are also close to hand as are the Grammar Schools in Ashford.
Further afield Ashford offers excellent recreational facilities with the Eureka Park offering a selection of restaurants, including Nandos, Frankie & Bennys, Beefeater and Pizza Hut. The development also includes Bannatyne Health Club & Spa, Cineworld and Travelodge. The McArthurGlen Designer Outlet a major retail attraction is also within easy striking distance.
We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements, floor plans and site plans are a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Fixtures and fittings shown in any photographs are not necessarily included in the sale and need to be agreed with the seller.