A Substantial Traditionally Styled Country Residence
Constructed To A Particularly High Specification In 2012
Almost 8,000 Sq Ft Of Spectacular Accommodation
Main Suite With Dressing Room & Stoneham Bathroom
Bespoke Luxury Kitchen/Breakfast Room With Aga
Cinema Room, Games Room & Indoor Football Pitch
Set Within Over Three Acres Of Gardens & Grounds
Peaceful & Highly Secluded Rural Setting
Surrounded By 150 Acres Of Protected Woodland
EPC RATING: B
Full property description
A substantial traditionally styled country residence, built to an exceptionally high specification and set within 3.05 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, surrounded by woodland, in a spectacular rural setting just five miles from the bustling market town of Faversham.
Sandbanks Farm was meticulously constructed in 2012, utilizing the finest materials and the highest standards of craftmanship to create a fusion of traditional architectural style, with modern luxury, alongside an unmistakeable abundance of space. Features of note include: handmade oak double glazed windows, bespoke joinery throughout, limestone flooring with underfloor heating beneath, a bespoke luxury kitchen, Stoneham & Roca bathroom suites and Farrow & Ball décor throughout. Great care and attention to detail has been taken externally as well, with heritage style features such as Flemish bond brickwork, fluted chimney stacks and a mix of handmade clay tiles and long straw thatched roofing, helping to age the property well beyond its years.
The extensive interior comprises almost 8,000 sq. ft of highly versatile and beautifully appointed accommodation, including a superb entertainment wing on the lower ground floor, including a games room, a cinema room, an indoor football pitch, a wine cellar and a guest apartment.
The property is accessed via a set of oak double doors, set within a wall of double glazed, floor to ceiling windows. These open into a wide entrance hall, with solid limestone flooring with inset LED lighting. A set of double doors open into a drawing room with oak flooring and a grand inglenook fireplace. To the left of the entrance hall, a door opens into a spectacular hall, with a beamed and vaulted ceiling.
The kitchen/breakfast room is to the right of the entrance hall and has been fitted with a bespoke Chalon style luxury kitchen. This has a range of traditionally styled units, set around granite work surfaces, integrated appliances, a four-oven electric Aga and an oak-topped island with twin Belfast style sinks. There are two further reception rooms to the rear of the property, a formal dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the gardens and a triple aspect sitting room with oak flooring and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. This room also has double doors to the gated courtyard parking area and consent for use as a workspace, making this an ideal room to run a business from.
An oak staircase descends to the lower ground floor and a games room with a full size pool table, an indoor football pitch with artificial grass flooring and a cinema room. This has been fitted with a Sony 4k projector, a surround sound system, sound-proofed walls and reclining cinema seating. This floor also contains a double bedroom, a luxuriously appointed bathroom with a free-standing slipper bath and a reception room with bi-folding doors onto an enclosed outside space, all of which can be independently accessed from the inner courtyard, making this an ideal guest suite. Completing this floor, there is a wine cellar with bespoke storage and a large laundry/utility room with a kitchenette.
On the first floor, a large galleried landing leads to five, generously proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom. This has a contemporary Roca suite and is finished with lovely Fired Earth natural stone tiling. The main bedroom is an impressive room, with a lavish en-suite bathroom from Stoneham, including a stunning free-standing bath and a rainfall shower, a dressing room and a balcony which affords magnificent views over the gardens and woodland beyond. The second bedroom is a vast room, with built-in storage and a concealed dressing room and luxury en-suite. The remaining bedrooms all have bespoke wardrobes, whilst the third bedroom also has an en-suite shower room.
Sandbanks Farm is set within 3.05 acres of glorious and secluded grounds, backing onto woodland. The property is approached via a pretty, thatched lychgate, which leads to a carriage driveway allowing extensive parking for numerous vehicles. There is an attractive formal garden to the front of the house, enclosed by post and rail fencing with a granite paved pathway, flanked by well-stocked flowerbeds and box-hedging, leading to the front door.
To the rear of the house, a set of timber five bar gates open into an inner courtyard, with two outbuildings, one thatch and one tiled. The thatched one has a boiler room and a large wood store, whist the tiled one has a garage and a an office with a kitchenette and WC. Beyond this, there is another five bar gate and driveway which leads to an aviary and a racing pigeon loft (both of which can remain or be removed, upon request). The remainder of the land is arranged as open lawns and paddocks, interspersed with mature trees. The grounds back directly onto Perry Woods which not only create a tremendous degree of privacy, but also provide a magnificent backdrop to this very special home.
AGENT'S NOTE: There is a planning restriction which relates to the use of the Reception Hall. Please contact Foundation for more information regarding this.
Sandbanks Farm is situated in the charming hamlet of Perry Wood, just outside the village of Selling and enjoys a magical setting, surrounded by ancient woodland in a wonderfully quiet and peaceful rural setting. Perry Wood is ideal for anyone who enjoys nature and wildlife, as it is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and contains around 150 acres of woodland which are designated as a Nature Reserve.
The nearby village of Selling has its own CE primary school, which has a very good reputation, a cricket club, a mainline train station, a village pub and a village stores.
The nearby town of Faversham has a wide variety of shopping facilities including both specialist shops, national retailers. Faversham has its own cinema, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and a cottage hospital. Both the city of Canterbury (10 miles) and the market town of Ashford (13 miles) also offer an extensive range of amenities.
Faversham and its surrounding villages have an excellent range of primary and secondary schools including Favershams renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. There is also easy access to Canterbury with its wide choice of secondary schools, Independent schools, three universities and a college.
Faversham enjoys excellent transport links to both London and the Coast via the M2 (3 miles) and M20 connecting to the M25 motorway network and Dover (25 miles) via the A2. The mainline station offers a regular rail link to London Victoria and Cannon Street and a high speed service linking Faversham to St. Pancras in a little over an hour.
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 and 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.