Exciting opportunity to purchase this imposing detached country home set in the heart of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which offers stunning views over the rolling countryside of the Alkham Valley yet is so quietly nestled away from the lane.
The property was built for the current owner approximately 25 years ago to an exacting specification and offers well proportioned living space of approximately 5400 sq ft comprising large reception hall leading to the cloakroom, study, drawing room with large brick fireplace having a bressumer beam over and wood burning stove and is a lovely focal point for the room, dining room with quarry tiled floor, family room with French doors leading to the lawned gardens, fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility room with door leading to the garaging, large games room with suspended flooring and garden room with doors leading out to the pool. On the first floor there is a master bedroom suite comprising principal bedroom, en-suite bath and shower room and walk in wardrobe, the second bedroom has en-suite facilities and bedroom three has an en-suite shower room, bedroom four has a concealed walkway leading to an impressive home gym, there are a further two bedrooms together with a family bathroom. In addition there is under floor heating to the ground floor of the property and double glazing.
The property is approached via a large gravelled area from the lane and enters through electrically operated security gates with a separate key pad entry system. There is a long gravelled driveway sweeping along the front boundary of the property and leading to an extensive parking area by the garaging, in addition there is another entrance through wrought iron security gates over a driveway with additional parking. There is a good size outbuilding in need of some attention which has previously had the benefit of planning consent for a holiday let which has subsequently lapsed.
Set against a backdrop of extensive wooded grounds which offer exciting play areas for children and a splendid entertaining area incorporating external swimming pool with a bar be que and seating area, tennis court and gardens. There is a quadruple garage housing the geothermal heating pump and a central vacuuming system. We are advised that the plot extends in all to approximately 3 acres, this is subject to verification.
Alkham is situated about 8 miles from the A2 trunk road and about 4 miles from the M20. Both these major arterial roads give access to the motorway network systems. The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone (about 5 miles) has a mainline train station offering a journey time of 54 minutes to St. Pancras in London and Ashford International Station (about 16 miles) provide regular services to the Continent. There are superstores on the White Cliffs Business Park at Whitfield (about 9 miles), and there are shops in the nearby village of River. The Cathedral City of Canterbury (about 15 miles) provides a wide range of shopping, cultural and sporting amenities. There are good schools locally, both in the independent and state sectors.