5 Bedroom Detached House (Now Sold)
Hootsville, Chapel Woods, Charing, Ashford, Kent
A delightful detached 5 bedroom, equestrian property, with grounds of approximately 5.5 acres, located in an idyllic area of outstanding natural beauty, on the rural outskirts of Charing; a quaint village with bus and train station and nearby links to the M20, A2 and M2. The village offers a primary school, a good range of shops, tea rooms, public houses, post office and GP surgery.
This hidden gem of a property can be found nestled along a quiet country lane, which is bordered by fields and woods. The property was built by the current owners approximately 10 years ago and given its features of inglenook fireplace, wood burning stove, underfloor heating, air filtration system, roof water solar panels and integral hoover system, it offers a country farmhouse feel, with a welcome twist of eco technologies and modern living.
The property would be ideal for a large family and the self-contained bedsit found above the detached double garage could lend itself to a family with teenagers or extended family members, offering additional independent living space.
The property is laid out over two floors, the front entrance leading directly into a large hallway, giving access to two double bedrooms, a family bathroom, modern kitchen, dining room, lounge and stairs to the first floor.
The office and the conservatory are located off of the large living room with feature brick inglenook fireplace which houses a wood burning stove. A utility room with side stable style door adjoins the kitchen area, which also has double doors leading onto a decked area in the southerly facing, rear garden.
On the first floor there are two further double bedrooms, each room served by an en-suite bathroom, built in wardrobes and door leading to balconies that overlook the rear garden.
Outside, the property benefits from front flower beds, a large, drive in, drive out driveway offering parking for several cars, detached stable block incorporating three large stables, with connected power and water and detached double garage with a rear storage room and self-contained accommodation above.
The rear gardens consist of a large decked and block paved area, with steps leading to a resin bound, tiered area with further steps to the side offering an additional tiered area of resin bonding. This would make a lovely siting for a seated area under an arbour or covered gazebo. The lower section of garden is bordered by raised flower beds which lead onto a large, fenced grass area with a gate to a rear paddock and bluebell wood.
To the left of the rear garden is a large, fully fenced grass paddock with two gates, one leading in from the driveway and one giving access to the rear paddock.
To the right of the property is a further area of paddock containing fruit trees, behind which are a number of useful outbuildings and sheds with connected power and water. To the right of this is a green-house and vegetable patch, again with connected water.
The property is currently being used as a DEFRA and Parish Council registered small holding, with the added benefit of having no agricultural tie, where the owners have been raising chickens, honey bees, geese and pigs. The owners would be happy to discuss the option of the livestock, housing and equipment being included in the sale price.