A beautifully presented modern detached residence, with extensive outbuildings including garaging, stables, a barn and a guest annexe, all set within approximately three acres of glorious gardens and grounds in a private and secluded setting. Sunnybank has seen numerous improvements in recent years, including a generous extension to create spacious and highly versatile accommodation over two floors.
The front door opens into a welcoming entrance hall, with oak flooring and a lovely oak staircase which rises to the first floor. The oak flooring continues into a delightful sitting room towards the front of the house, with a fireplace and an inset wood burning stove. Also to the front of the house, there are two, generously proportioned double bedrooms.
To the rear of the property, there is a splendid, triple aspect living room, with plantation style shutters and double glazed French doors which open onto the rear garden. Also to the rear of the house, is an impressive 29 ft farmhouse style kitchen/dining room, with exposed oak beams and stable doors to the rear garden. The kitchen area has been fitted with an excellent range of traditionally styled wall and floor units, set around striking granite work surfaces and a breakfast bar, which divides the kitchen from the dining area.
Completing the extensive ground floor accommodation is a well-appointed bathroom, with a modern white suite, including a double ended bath and a separate shower enclosure.
On the first floor, a galleried mezzanine landing leads to two further bedrooms. The main bedroom is a spectacular double room, with an en-suite shower room and beautiful views over the gardens and grounds. The second bedroom has been fitted with a range of bedroom furniture and is currently used as a dressing room for the main bedroom.
Sunnybank is set within a generous plot of approximately three acres and is approached via a timber five bar gate. This opens onto a gravelled driveway, which provides parking for numerous cars and leads to a larger than average detached double garage, with two electric doors. Well established gardens surround the house, with areas of lawn, beautifully planted beds and borders and a spectacular pond and water feature, with a bridge across it. This leads to an area of decking which wraps around the front and side of the house, whilst to the rear of the house, there is a full width patio area. This has a hot tub, a sauna and is an ideal area for outdoor entertaining. Steps rise from the patio to an enclosed section of lawn and a superb Swiss-style log cabin, with a decked veranda. This has a living area, a kitchenette, a shower room, a mezzanine sleeping area and makes an ideal guest annexe or home office.
The remainder of the land is arranged as paddocks and productive fruit orchards, including apple, pear and cherry trees. There is a large, detached barn (23 ft x 16 ft) with power connected to it and a stable yard with a three box stable block (each 11 ft x 11 ft). The stable yard has vehicular access to it, via a track which runs along the side of Sunnybank. From here, five bar gates open into two paddocks, which collectively measure approximately 1.2 acres and afford spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
Hickmans Green is a beautiful, rural, woodland setting just outside the village of Boughton-under-Blean, and just one and a half miles from a mainline railway station in the nearby village of Selling.
Boughton-under-Blean is a designated conservation area with an extremely long High Street that has scores of beautiful period buildings on either side. The village benefits from a very good primary school, hairdressers, a post office, a village store, several churches and a Golf Club. There are a range of pubs and restaurants and the village has a real sense of community. It is situated next to Blean Woods which have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and cover more that eleven square miles.
Boughton has a regular bus service to Canterbury and Faversham and is close to the A2, which gives easy access to the M2 motorway network for London and the coast.
For a much wider range of amenities, you have the nearby market town of Faversham (three miles) and the bustling cathedral city of Canterbury (five miles). These both offer a superb range of shopping and recreational amenities, a fine selection of both private and state grammar schools, and mainline railway stations with high speed services to London Victoria and Cannon street and reach St Pancras in approx. 55 minutes.
The charming seaside town of Whitstable (just seven miles away) is famous for its seafood and annual oyster festival, held at the vibrant harbour and picturesque quayside, The town has a variety of independent shops and boutiques, as well as high street names. There are good local schools, numerous restaurants, excellent leisure facilities and its own mainline railway station with a high speed service to St Pancras.
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