Lower Gallants Lower Road | East Farleigh | Kent | ME15 0JS Lower gallants.indd 1
Seller Insight This stunning detached five-bedroom contemporary house occupies an elevated rural position at the end of a long gated driveway within 14 acres of land at East Farleigh near Maidstone. The grounds mainly comprise paddocks with equestrian facilities but also include frontage on the River Medway. The current owner bought the land some 24 years ago with the long-term view of building a home there, but decided to establish equestrian facilities on the site first. These include a livery yard, an L-shaped block of ten stables with a tack room, a further block comprising a hay barn, a stable and a feed room, as well as a large floodlit schooling arena. In 2006, the owner designed and built a single-storey dwelling utilising Purbeck stone and redwood weatherboarding to great effect; the substantial gabled roof space has since been converted to provide spacious first floor bedrooms. Generous use of double-glazed oak-framed windows and exterior doors flood the interior with light; a spacious separate sitting room and an open plan dining-kitchen and sun room have, between them, seven sets of French doors that open to a south-facing patio and a lawn beyond, which works well for summer entertaining. The ground floor accommodation, which has underfloor heating throughout, also includes two versatile former bedrooms, both of which have French doors opening to the decking that encompasses the front of the property. One of the bedrooms adjoins a study and a wet room, which together have the potential to provide a self-contained annexe. There is also a utility room, cloaks storage and a cloakroom. A bespoke oak and glass turning staircase in the hallway leads up to the first floor, where there is a master bedroom with a dressing room and an en suite shower room, a second en suite double bedroom, two further double bedrooms and a bathroom. While Lower Gallants is surrounded by countryside, which includes a large expanse of privately owned woodland to the east, it has easy access to the M20 and to rail links from East Farleigh, East Barming, West Malling, Maidstone and Paddock Wood. There are local shops in nearby villages such as Coxheath and Barming, while a wider range of retail amenities can be found in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. The Bluewater Shopping Centre is also within half an hourâ€™s drive. Nearby out-of-town supermarkets include a Sainsburyâ€™s and an M&S Foodhall at Aylesford and a Tesco at Tovil. The area has a wide selection of state and public schools, including a primary school in East Farleigh village. Lower Gallants is superbly situated from every point of view and is a property which offers much potential. * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
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A superb opportunity to acquire a quite beautiful home set within an approximate plot of 14 acres comprising of several paddocks, extensive stabling and a large sand school. The property is set in a quiet rural location within an area of countryside that runs alongside a picturesque stretch of the River Medway between the Barming footbridge and the stone bridge at East Farleigh. ENTRANCE Solid Oak entrance door opening to: ENTRANCE HALLWAY Double glazed windows to front. Built in closets. Tiled floor. Under floor heating. GROUND FLOOR W.C. Low level close coupled W.C. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Tiled walls. Tiled floor with under floor heating. INNER HALLWAY Wooden flooring. Under floor heating. LOUNGE Double glazed window to side. Double glazed french doors with flank windows to side and rear. Brick fireplace with large wood burning stove. Wooden floor with under floor heating. KITCHEN/DINER Double glazed French doors and flank windows to rear. Ragstone feature wall. Twin ceramic sink unit with mixer taps inset into granite work surface. Range of cupboard and drawer base units. Space for dishwasher. Space for range cooker. Space for fridge freezer. Matching upright cabinets. Tiled floor with under floor heating. Open plan to: SUN ROOM Double glazed windows and doors to both sides and rear. Vaulted ceiling. Tiled floor with under floor heating. UTILITY ROOM Stable door to garden. Space for 2 washing machines and 2 tumble dryers. Store cupboard. Tiled floor with under floor heating. STUDY AREA Stable door to garden. Airing cupboard incorporating hot water cylinder. BEDROOM Double glazed french doors and windows to front. Wooden floor with under floor heating. BEDROOM Double glazed french doors and windows to front. Wooden floor with under floor heating
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GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM Low level close coupled W.C. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Walk in shower area. Tiled walls. Tiled floor with under floor heating. STAIRCASE TO FIRST FLOOR Wooden staircase with glazed panels. LANDING Double glazed skylight windows. Fitted carpet. MASTER BEDROOM Double glazed window to side. Radiator. Fitted carpet. Walk in dressing room with access to: MASTER EN SUITE Double glazed skylight window. Low level W.C. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Corner shower enclosure. Radiator/towel rail. Tiled floor. BEDROOM Double glazed skylight windows. Radiator. Fitted carpet EN SUITE Double glazed skylight window. Corner shower enclosure. Low level W.C. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Radiator/towel rail. Tiled floor. BEDROOM Double glazed window to side. Radiator. Fitted carpet. BEDROOM Double glazed window to side. Radiator. Fitted carpet. FAMILY BATHROOM Double glazed skylight window. Twin ended panelled bath with mixer tap. Low level W.C. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Radiator/towel rail. Tiled floor. OUTSIDE River facing decked veranda to front and large sand stone patio to rear. PADDOCKS Several paddock areas located to front rear and sides.
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STABLING AND YARD The property benefits from 11 stables, a hay barn, feed room and a tack room set around a concreted yard with water supply, power and light. SAND SCHOOL A large floodlit and fenced sand school has been installed. RIVER FRONTAGE The property backs onto the River Medway. We understand that fishing rights have been established. Rights to moor may be subject to a planning application and/or licensing. ACCESS AND PARKING The property is secured behind powered gates that open onto a long driveway that bisects two areas of paddocks. The driveway extends beyond the house towards a large gravelled parking area for several vehicles. ADDITIONAL LAND A further area of land to the northwest of the house (comprising of paddocks and scrubland) is available to purchase at additional cost.
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Agents Notes: All measurements are approximate and quoted in imperial with metric equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Copyright ÂŠ 2016 Fine & Country Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg No. 06959315 Registered Office: Morgan Alexander Kent Ltd (formerly Fine & Country Kent Ltd.) 36 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BS.. Printed 15.09.2016
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