Spectacular Grounds With Fruit, Vegetable & Formal Gardens
Highly Secluded Plot Measuring 0.52 Acres
Charming Village Setting Within Easy Reach Of Canterbury
Full property description
A striking modern detached residence, individually designed and built to a high specification and set within 0.52 acres of magnificent and secluded grounds in the charming village of Old Wives Lees. The property offers a traditional feel, with features such as oak flooring, exposed brickwork and oak internal doors, alongside a refreshingly contemporary open plan layout, a modern kitchen and bathrooms and sleek, upright radiators which create an attractive interior, ideal for modern life.
A UPVC double glazed front door opens into a tiled entrance hall, with ample space for coats and shoes. This opens into a vast, open plan living space with oak flooring, exposed brickwork and stairs to the first floor. Whilst open plan, this has been divided into several clearly defined areas, including a sitting area, a dining area and a reading area. The sitting area and the dining area are divided by a splendid double sided chimney breast with a stone hearth and a double sided wood burning stove. The sitting area also enjoys direct access to a front patio and seating area, via a set of leaded double glazed French doors.
A set of twin glazed doors open into a stunning open plan kitchen/breakfast room to the rear of the property. The kitchen area has been fitted with an extensive range of wall and floor units, set around rich granite work surfaces, integrated appliances, a ceramic tiled floor and leaded double glazed French doors to the garden. The extensive ground floor accommodation is completed by a useful utility room, a well-appointed shower room and a family room with direct access to the rear garden. Due to the layout, these two rooms would also work exceptionally well as a ground floor bedroom, with an en-suite shower room, ideal for someone with mobility issues.
On the first floor, a central landing leads to four double bedrooms and a beautifully appointed family bathroom. This has a stylish and contemporary white suite, including a bath and separate shower enclosure. The main bedroom is a superb double room, with a part-vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, oak flooring, a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom.
Geves is set within a generous and highly secluded plot which measures 0.52 acres. The property is approached via a five bar gate which opens onto a long, gravelled driveway which provides parking for numerous cars and leads to an integral double garage with an electric roller door. There is an attractive front garden, with a woodland feel to it, with tall trees and a wide pathway winding through mature and well-stocked beds and borders. Vines and hops add to the rustic feel, whilst a front patio and seating area makes the most of the propertyÂs elevated yet secluded position.
To the rear of the house, there is a sheltered patio area, with access to the double garage and also a useful outside WC. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and have been lovingly planted to create a spectacular outside space, composed of formal gardens, a productive vegetable garden with a Victorian style greenhouse and a fruit garden, with a well-stocked fruit cage and fruit orchard. Within the formal garden, there is a stunning wisteria topped pergola, a huge ghost carp pond, various mature trees and a lovely summerhouse, with power connected to it. The whole plot is extremely secluded and enjoys a tremendous sense of privacy throughout.
The village of Old Wives Lees is located on the outskirts of Chilham, high on the North Downs (an area of outstanding natural beauty) and is conveniently situated with a choice of rail links to London via nearby Chilham, Selling, Canterbury or Ashford International.
The village is surrounded by orchards, hop gardens, vineyards and arable land and from its higher elevations it has beautiful views over hills, woodland and the North Downs.
The village has a good community spirit and has a range of social and recreational activities and a preschool in the refurbished village hall. The village is also served by a village green and a large playing field with a football pitch and basketball court.
Primary schools can be found at nearby Chilham, Selling and Sheldwich and a choice of secondary schools at Ashford, Canterbury and Faversham.
The village is well placed for access onto the A2/M2 and M20 motorways and for cross channel services. The local bus service links Old Wives Lees with Chilham and Canterbury and a school bus service runs to Ashford.
There are railway stations at nearby Chilham and Selling with fast train connections to London from Canterbury and Faversham and the high speed service from Ashford to St Pancras taking just 38 minutes. Canterbury, Faversham and Ashford also offer a wide range of State and independent schools, along with excellent leisure, recreational and shopping amenities.
The Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone (18 miles) provides a regular shuttle service to the Continent, whilst the Port of Dover (22 miles) also provides regular ferry crossings to the Continent.
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.