Bespoke Home Office, Summerhouse, Large Barn & Garaging
Secluded Position Backing Onto Farmland
Pretty Village Setting Close To Mainline Station
EPC RATING: E
Full property description
A distinctive and individually designed detached residence, set within almost two acres of magnificent grounds, with numerous outbuildings including a superb home office, garaging and a large barn, situated in a charming village setting backing onto farmland.
Littlecroft was thoughtfully designed and built to an exacting standard by its current owners in 1995. However, due to its traditionally styled exterior, an extensive use of reclaimed materials and an incredible degree of attention to detail, the owners have managed to create an exceptional sense of character within this modern family home.
The property is entered via a beautiful 200 year old solid oak front door. This opens into an impressive reception hall, with a coats cupboard, a cloakroom and a finely detailed staircase, which rises to the first floor. Solid oak flooring extends throughout much of the ground floor, whilst lovely reclaimed Âlatch-keyÂ pine doors open into all four reception rooms.
To the right of the reception hall, there is a study, whilst to the left, there is a welcoming snug with period quarry floor tiles and a reclaimed brick fireplace with a wood burning stove. Adjacent to the snug is a formal dining room, also with a period quarry tiled floor, along with an oak surround fireplace with an open fire and double glazed French doors. These open onto a full width patio area which spans the entire rear of the house.
The principle reception room is a splendid, dual aspect drawing room, with an ornate Tudor Rose panelled ceiling, a grand inglenook fireplace and two sets of double glazed French doors to the patio and garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room has been fitted with an extensive selection of painted oak modern wall and floor units, set around granite work surfaces, a range of integrated appliances, a granite topped island and lovely Italian brick floor tiles. Stable doors lead to the garden and patio, whilst double glazed French doors connect the kitchen/breakfast room with a stunning Amdega Victorian style orangery, with beautiful marble flooring and two sets of double glazed French doors to the garden and patio.
On the first floor, a large galleried landing leads to four, generously proportioned double bedrooms and a well appointed family bathroom. This has been fitted with a traditionally styled suite, including a double ended bath and a separate shower enclosure.
The master bedroom is to the rear of the house and is a delightful, dual aspect room with an en-suite bathroom and fine views over the gardens and grounds. The second bedroom suite is also a generous size double room with a dual aspect, a contemporary en-suite shower room and a private first floor sitting room.
Littlecroft is set within a generous and completely secluded plot of approximately two acres and is approached via a long, gravelled driveway. This leads to a set of electronic double gates which open onto a large, gravelled driveway with parking for several cars and two traditionally styled garages with electric doors. There is a pretty, cottage style front garden, whilst to the rear, the park-like grounds are arranged as a mix of formal and informal gardens, with extensive lawns interspersed with well stocked beds and borders, enclosed by carefully manicured box hedging. A rose covered archway leads to a plum tree-lined walk, with rose gardens either side, whilst a brick pathway meanders from the full width patio adjacent to the house, to a beautiful pond and water feature. Within the grounds, there is a huge barn with a wide veranda and a purpose built, sympathetically styled detached home office, with its separate metered services and internet. This has a part vaulted ceiling with plentiful storage, a ceramic tiled floor with under floor heating, a cloakroom and a kitchenette, and is ideal for anyone wishing to work from home. There is also a pretty summerhouse with a veranda, set beneath a Kent peg tiled roof, whilst a nearby lattice fence and gate leads to a productive fruit orchard with three greenhouses and allotment area. A five bar gate leads to a field which backs directly onto open farmland.
Littlecroft enjoys an extremely secluded position backing onto farmland in the charming village of Stanford. The village is served by All Saints Church, The Drum public house, which also serves hot food.
The nearby village of Sellindge offers further local services, including a Co-Op, a post office, a farm shop, a florist, a pet store, a gift shop, a medical centre and a primary school (with an Excellent Ofsted rating), whilst large Tesco superstores can be found at Crooks Foot, Ashford and Folkestone, all of which are approximately a 10 minute drive.
The village is particularly well connected, with train stations at Sandling (approximately 5 minutes drive and has ample parking) and Westenhanger (approximately a 10 minute walk). Westenhanger station is only one stop from Ashford International station, which offers a high speed service to London St Pancras in just 37 minutes, or direct trains to London in approximately an hour and thirty minutes.
Ashford International Station is approximately twenty minutes drive and in addition to its services to London, also offers a regular Eurostar service to the continent and the Channel Tunnel is just 5 minutes drive from Littlecroft. The nearby M20 motorway network provides a road connection to both London and the coast, with regular ferry crossings to the continent available from the Port of Dover.
There are an excellent selection of state grammar and private prep schools in both Ashford and Canterbury and The William Harvey Hospital and Number One Hospital (a private hospital on site at the William Harvey) are just 12 minutes drive away.
The nearby market town of Ashford offers an excellent range of recreational and shopping amenities, with a bustling High Street and several good nearby retail outlets including the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Centre, which is currently undergoing an exciting new expansion, whilst Eureka Park offers a selection of restaurants, including Nandos, Frankie & Bennys, Beefeater and Pizza Hut. The development also includes Bannatyne Health Club & Spa, Cineworld and Travelodge.
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.