Elham, Canterbury, United Kingdom

Single Family

6 beds


$2,138,372 Listing currency: 1,750,000 GBP
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MLS #: CAN140018 Home size: 2,688 ft2 / 250 m2

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Strutt & Parker
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Edward Church
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    A captivating country retreat.Entrance vestibule, drawing room, dining room, garden room, study, cloakroom, kitchen, breakfast room, utility room. Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room/bedroom 4, 2 further bedrooms (1 with en-suite wc), family bathroom.Self-contained flat comprising: reception room with kitchenette, cloakroom, bedroom with en-suite shower room.Indoor swimming pool, changing rooms, steam room, office, gym, tennis court, large garage with workshop, carport.Barn comprising: storage, 2 stables, potting shed, garden store. About 3.62 acres.River Cottage is an exceptionally picturesque Grade II Listed property, idyllically set in the beautiful Elham Valley. The house has been extensively remodelled and enlarged during the vendors‘ 40 year ownership, always with complete sensitivity to the original architecture, and the result is an exquisite and impeccably presented home, which offers much in addition to the main house.The drawing and dining rooms have beautiful timbered ceilings and deep fireplaces. The character of these rooms is complemented by the stunning oak framed garden room and together these rooms provide a wonderful living space. Consistent with the quality of workmanship found throughout is the beautiful handmade kitchen.In addition to the stunning en-suite master bedroom, which has a vaulted ceiling, there are three further bedrooms (including an en-suite guest bedroom) and a family bathroom. The fifth bedroom is currently incorporated within the master suite to provide dressing room.The gardens have been expertly landscaped and provide a great deal of structure and setting to the house. Created as a series of rooms, the front garden provides particularly secluded areas for enjoying the views up and down the valley. The tennis court is in the south west corner. The exquisite, walled kitchen garden is beautifully set out and is a particularly impressive feature of the garden.A rear drive continues up into the barn the vast majority of which is given over to a full height storage area with electronic roller door. There is also a potting shed, garden store and two stables.Leisure ComplexTo the front of the house is a large detached building housing the swimming pool and garaging. Two sets of double doors open into a vast garage with a tiled floor and an inspection pit, workbench and workroom space. Adjacent to the garage is a car port with York stone floor and a dog run/kennel area to one side.To the rear a door leads to a staircase to a spacious flat above the garaging which comprises a large, bright reception room with plenty of light from three aspects including glazed infills overlooking the car port. To one corner is a kitchenette with cream units, wooden work surfaces, a sink and space for a washing machine and fridge. The bedroom has fitted cupboards and an en-suite shower room. There is also a separate cloakroom.The magnificent indoor swimming pool occupies the other wing of the building. The pool room has a stunning vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. The swimming pool itself is an infinity pool, the water level being flush with the travertine surround and there are French doors to one end leading outside. Set overlooking the swimming pool are a study and a gym both with glazed walls. Travertine steps continue to the lower ground floor, where there is a seven-seater steam room, his and her shower rooms and a door leads to the plant room, where there are twin oil fired boilers, which heat the pool, garage and flat.Planning consent for two holiday cottages.Electronic double wooden gates open to the drive which leads to a large York stone and granite set paved parking and turning area in front of the swimming pool barn a
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    This single family listing located at Wingmore, Elham, Canterbury offers six bedrooms. The property is currently priced at $2,138,372.

    This property is presented by Edward Church of Strutt & Parker located in England.