A magnificent, detached grade II listed period property, that has been lovingly restored and creatively extended using the highest degree of architecture. The Black House is set within 0.32 acres of glorious gardens, which includes a separate detached annexe. The house dates back to 16th century and much of the building was derelict before the current owners took it through a comprehensive programme of renovation and restoration, with a painstakingly meticulous degree of craftsmanship and attention to detail.
The thatched roof, original brick, and weatherboard faade blends beautifully with the striking extension. The Black House now offers over 1400 sq. ft of characterful and luxuriously appointed accommodation, the result is a delightful mix of period charm and modern architecture.
The contemporary front door opens into a magnificent entrance with a glass wall which link the old part of the house to the recent extension. To the left you step down into a cosy sitting room which is bursting with character and 16th century charm, there are elm beams, wooden framed windows, and an exposed brick ingle nook fireplace which encompasses a splendid wood burning stove. From here stairs wind to a generously proportioned triple aspect bedroom with a striking vaulted ceiling.
Through the sitting room there is a dining room which also benefits from underfloor heating that runs throughout the whole of downstairs. Slim line double glazed, hardwood windows have been sympathetically crafted to an exceptional standard and have been replaced in every window. Stairs ascend to another triple aspect characterful double bedroom.
From the centre of the house to the right one will find the kitchen/breakfast room which consists of a stunning matt glass kitchen which has been fitted by KDCUK, a German designer who specialises in fine-quality kitchens, these have been finished with slim line laminate worktops and incorporate a breakfast bar and high specification appliances including two steam ovens and a Quooker tap. Bi fold doors connect the outside with this particularly sociable kitchen and allow light to flood through.
Beautiful fixtures continue in the main family bathroom which has been fitted with a rich basalt stone basin, free standing bath and state of the art Laufen ilbangoalessi WC. At the end of the corridor a splendid dual aspect bedroom with bi-fold doors sits adoring the stunning views of the peaceful garden. A stylish ensuite with walk in shower designed by Phillipe Starke is discreetly tucked away and is the perfect addition to this abode.
There has been a tremendous amount of attention to detail within the restoration of this property, lighting is perfectly on point with the Rako smart system, that has been twinned with the LED strip lighting and Buster and Punch fittings which together create the perfect ambience.
A detached double garage has been built in keeping with the existing house and has been converted into an annexe, it is currently used as a cinema room with bedroom and bathroom to the first floor which is accessed via the exterior steps. A kitchenette could be instated allowing this to become the perfect holiday let or for a teenager looking to live independently, there is also a garden which could easily become private to the annexe.
The Black House sits within a generous plot of 0.32 acres and the gardens wrap around the entire house and consist of manicured box hedges, matures shrubs and wild lavender. Several raised vegetable beds sit beyond the box hedges and have been installed with an advanced irrigation system. A hot tub and seating space sit alongside a play area whilst to the east of the property a lawn stretches out over 80ft and complements the extensive patio that interlinks with the kitchen and is the perfect spot for alfresco dining.
The gravelled gated driveway provides parking for several cars and sits neatly in front of the oak doors of the converted garage
The Black house is conveniently situated between Rainham and Gillingham, adjacent to the Riverside country park which is home to cycle paths nature walks and a well-equipped play area for children.
Rainham train station and town centre is less than 2 miles away and offers excellent links into London in less than an hour. Rainham town offers a variety of shopping including several supermarkets, cafes, and restaurants.
Gillingham is the next neighbouring town closest to the Black House it has an ice rink, ski centre and the lovely Capstone Park home to nature and pondlife. The popular Hempstead Valley shopping centre offers an array of high street shops including a Marks and Spencers and several eateries.
Chatham dockyard is just three miles away and draws visitors from all over the world, it has now extended to offer an array of bars, restaurants, and outlet shopping alongside the elegant marina.
Rochester is just five miles from lower Rainham road and is a historic town known for Charles Dickens, it has a Cathedral that was founded in 604 which holds many festivities including the annual Christmas markets. The high street is steeped in history and has an array of quaint little cafes, independent retailers, and antique shops.
The Medway towns have a good selection of primary, secondary and private schools including Kings school in Rochester which is the second oldest school in the world.
Rail links from Rainham and Gillingham provide excellent connection with the city in under and hour as well as great accessibility to Kents coast, getting you into Whitstable in less than 30 minutes.
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