LAKE VIEW MIGHT NOT BE THE PROPERTY FOR YOU IF EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES AREN’T HIGH ON YOUR AGENDA, BUT FOR THOSE LOOKING TO KEEP HORSES, IT COULDN’T BE BETTER
+RUVH·V+HDYHQ Property: Lake View, detached period converted barn Location: Cowden, Kent Price: £1.95million Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Land: 25 acres
Extras: 10 stables Detached indoor pool Extensive land
Best bit: Lake View’s appeal is that it caters for those looking to keep horses perfectly, but at the same time it retains an element of luxury which can often be a difficult balance to achieve. Summary: This property, comprised of converted barns and farm buildings, is rather unique. With accommodation spread over a main building, it also includes two ‘wings’ that house the reception rooms, the kitchens and some of the sleeping quarters. The west wing, being self contained holds a small kitchen, drawing room and dining room on the ground floor with accommodation for two above. In the main buildings you’ll find a galleried reception hall with a grand central staircase that leads to a study, dining room and cloakroom. While access to the east wing reveals a further drawing room, larger kitchen and utility area plus work shop to serve the main building. Upstairs in the property’s hub are three well-proportioned bedrooms and a pair of bathrooms, one en suite to the principal bedroom. Outside and a handsome courtyard fills the space between the buildings and a traditional barn-style construction holds an indoor heated swimming pool, which also comes with a shower and a veranda overlooking the surrounding Kent and East Sussex countryside.
For those interested in keeping horses, an American style barn includes seven stables, plus a haystore and tackroom, while a further two stables are also available. Add to that the acres in which to hack and you’ve got quite a set up. Contact: Hamptons International 01892 516 611 hamptons.com FEBRUARY 2011
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