£1,250,000

Brenley Lodge, Boughton-under-Blean

  • 6 Bed
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Receptions

A handsome ‘Arts & Crafts’ style house, with extensive accommodation and superb equestrian facilities, set within 2.42 acres of beautiful gardens…

Key features

  • A Handsome 'Arts & Crafts' Style Period Home
  • Substantial Accommodation Over Three Floors
  • Well Presented With Much Character Throughout
  • Six Bedrooms - Two Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room With Aga & Pantry
  • Set Within A Secluded Plot Of 2.42 Acres
  • Equestrian Facilities Including Stables, Manege & Paddocks
  • Driveway With Triple Bay Garage & Loft Room
  • Spectacular Views Over Surrounding Farmland
  • EPC RATING: E

Full property description

A handsome ‘Arts & Crafts’ style house, with extensive accommodation and superb equestrian facilities, set within 2.42 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, surrounded by rolling countryside and farmland. Brenley Lodge dates back to circa 1890 and has retained some wonderful period features, however it has also seen numerous improvements in recent years, which have been carried out in a manner sympathetic to the property’s heritage and character. The end result is a beautifully presented and well-maintained family home, with substantial accommodation set over three floors.

The property is entered via a leaded front door, which opens into a charming reception hall, with a well-appointed cloakroom, oak flooring, a beamed ceiling and an exposed brick chimney breast with a wood burning stove. To the left of the entrance hall, there is an impressive triple aspect sitting room, with a fireplace with a wood burning stove and leaded double glazed French doors which open onto the gardens. There is a formal dining room to the right of the entrance hall, with exposed floorboards, a lovely bay window and a brick fireplace with an open fire. From the dining room, a door leads to a small study/music room, with leaded French doors to the rear garden.

To the rear of the property, an inner hallway leads to a farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, a pantry, a utility room and a boot room. The kitchen has been fitted with an excellent range of traditionally styled units, set around solid oak work surfaces, a Butler sink, integrated appliances, an oil fired Aga and ample space for a table and chairs.

On the first floor, a large, central landing leads to five, generously proportioned bedrooms, one ‘Jack & Jill’ bathroom and the family bathroom. This has been fitted with a traditionally styled white suite, including a claw foot bath. The main bedroom is a splendid dual aspect room, with bespoke built-in wardrobes and fine views over the surrounding countryside. Another staircase rises from the landing to a further double bedroom with a dual aspect and far reaching views over countryside on the second floor.

OUTSIDE:

Brenley Lodge comes with 2.42 acres of land and is accessed via a gated private road from Brenley Lane. This leads to a large, gravelled driveway, which provides extensive parking for numerous vehicles. There is a detached, brick built garage, with a sliding double door opening onto a twin bay, plus an additional bay, which has been separated into two storage rooms. From one of these store rooms, a staircase rises to a huge loft room.

The house is surrounded by beautifully planted and well-established gardens, which are mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by a tall beech hedge, which provides complete privacy. There are several well-stocked beds and borders, filled with a variety of mature flowers and shrubs. Adjacent to the house, there is a paved, full width patio, partly shaded by an Indian bean tree. To the rear of the garden, there is a timber shed, a vegetable garden and an enclosed chicken run, bordered by lavender and rose bushes.

The remainder of the land is arranged as paddocks, which are level, have a mobile field shelter and are enclosed by post and rail fencing. There is also a manege and a stable yard, with power, water, hardstanding and a three box stable.

Equestrian Facilities:

• 2 acres of level, fenced pasture, divided into 4 paddocks.
• 20m x 40m manege, with ‘flexiride’ all weather surface.
• 3 x 12ft x 12ft stables.
• Mobile field shelter.
• Lorry/trailer parking.
• Concrete yard with wash down area.
• Lighting, power points and water.

Superb Equestrian Location:

• Brenley Farm livery stables at the end of the farm track, complete with indoor school.
• Willow Farm Equestrian Centre (competition venue with indoor school) - 4 miles.
• Saddlesdane Equestrian Centre (competition venue with indoor school) - 5 miles.
• Chilham Park Cross Country Course (international competition venue) - 5 miles.

SITUATION:

Brenley Lodge is situated on a quiet country lane, just outside the popular village of Boughton-under-Blean, and enjoys easy access to the A2, M2 and A299 via the nearby Brenley Corner roundabout.

Boughton-under-Blean is three miles east of Faversham and five miles west of the bustling cathedral city of Canterbury. It has an extremely long main street with scores of old buildings either side and is a designated conservation area.

The village benefits from a primary school, a post office, hairdressers, several churches and a village stores. There are a range of pubs and restaurants and it has a real community feel. It is situated next to Blean Woods which have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and cover more than eleven square miles.

Boughton is close to the A2, which gives easy access to the motorway network, London and coast bound. Its neighbouring village Dunkirk has a new village hall, a garden centre, a pub and farm shop. The villages are closely linked and have a real community spirit.

The nearby towns of Faversham and Canterbury offer a wide choice of secondary education, leisure amenities and excellent shopping facilities along with mainline train stations with the high speed link to London St Pancras. Faversham has the renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, whilst Canterbury offers a selection of both state and private schools, and three universities.







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.

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