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North Pole Road, Barming, Maidstone, ME16

Guide price £2,895,000

5 Beds 4 Baths 6 Receptions

REF: SVN190125


  • Secluded Detached House
  • 5 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms
  • Indoor & Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Quadruple Garage
  • Self Contained Annexe
  • Stables & Paddock
  • 4.5 Acres
  • Woodland Setting, Quiet Lane
  • Barming Station 2.4 miles


A secluded and impeccably presented luxury family home with leisure complex, annexe, stables, about 4.5 acres and far reaching views in a well connected yet tucked-away location DESCRIPTION This immaculately presented property has been significantly enhanced and maintained to provide an understated yet luxurious family home, superb for entertaining and flexible in its usage. The setting is quite special with views to the south. FEATURES Fully fenced boundaries with exterior security systems, CCTV and alarm systems in all buildings. Electric gated in and out carriage driveway. Quadruple detached garage with electric doors and charger point for electric cars. Outdoor heated swimming pool with electric safety cover, non-slip resin surround and LED lit pool terrace. Pool house comprising air-conditioned lounge, fully fitted kitchen and gym in addition to two wet rooms with power showers and underfloor heating. Indoor individual mosaic tiled heated swimming pool with electric safety cover in an insulated environment with full dehumidifying system and four sets of French doors leading out to the outdoor pool area and rear garden terrace. Electric Sauna, shower/changing room and WC. Park-like gardens dotted with established trees and mature colourful shrub beds with numerous interesting features. There are various seating areas and patios around the house with feature lighting, outdoor televisions with Sky and Freeview, a hot tub and vantage points to enjoy the view to the south. 1 bedroom self-contained detached annexe with a resin driveway via its own electric private gated entrance with parking for several cars and garden areas. Former stable yard comprising two boxes and a tack/feed store around a concrete yard, currently used for storage. Adjoining paddock and field. Octagonal summerhouse/games room. Greenhouse. Additional features include an outdoor chess board, tree swing, dove cotes, fully electric awning on the rear patio, which also has heating and lighting, multiple hose points, garden irrigation system, and a bluebell walk through a private wooded area, underplanted with Spring bulbs. In all about 4.5 acres. INTERNALLY Crittall steel frame windows. Turned Oak staircase with glass balustrades and carpet insets leads up from the welcoming reception hall through to the top floor, with galleried landings and impressive motion chandelier. Solid oak bespoke kitchen by Tom Howley with Silestone countertops, Kohler undermount sink, Quooker tap, and integrated appliances including Wolf professional oven, warming drawer, induction hob and subzero fridge freezer. The kitchen features an island with detachable dining table, larder cupboards, pan drawers and John Cullen digitally and remote-controlled lighting. The kitchen/breakfast room is open plan to the family room which has a log burner. Both areas have French doors leading to the rear patio. The spacious double aspect sitting room also features a log burner and both this and the adjoining dining room have French doors leading out to the side patio. Smallbone units with granite countertops in the dining room and utility room. There is a fridge freezer and wine cooler in the dining room and washing machine, tumble dryer, water purifier and numerous storage cupboards in the utility room. Oak parquet flooring in the reception hall, dining room and snug/playroom, solid oak internal fire doors, contemporary radiators. Integrated sound system with separate sonos system in the kitchen/family room. Sound insulated cinema room with air conditioning, drinks fridge, woofer speakers, electric blinds and central power points for electric cinema chairs. Neville Johnson bespoke fitted furniture in the bedrooms, cinema room and fully fitted home office. Balconies off the principal and guest bedrooms, both of which have en suite facilities. 5 bedrooms and 4 bath/shower rooms in the main house, in addition to the self-contained annexe. SITUATION The property lies on a quiet country lane on the western fringe of Barming, in Oaken Wood, a 46 acre ancient woodland, site of special scientific interest and wildlife haven. There are some wonderful walking and riding opportunities available in the woods and surrounding countryside. The property benefits from a far-reaching view over Kent from its elevated position. Barming village has a good local primary school and a convenience store, which are both within 1 mile of the property. Barming station (2.4 miles) has services to London Victoria (1hr 3mins) and Blackfriars (1hr 10mins). Maidstone West (2.9 miles) has high speed services to St Pancras (from 51 minutes). The property is just 36 miles south east of central London with excellent road links, being just 3.5 miles to junction 5 of the M20, with direct links to the M25 (16 miles) and Folkestone. The property is just 3.4 miles from the centre of Maidstone, which offers some of the best shopping facilities in the south east. There are many fine restaurants in the town centre plus a wide selection of excellent country pubs and restaurants in the surrounding villages. There are many outstanding schools in the area including secondary and grammar schools in Maidstone. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water. 3 phase electricity. Private drainage. Water softener. - Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council - Council Tax band: H (£4,175 for 2022/23) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS Viewings strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. From the M25, exit at junction 3 onto the M20. After about 16 miles exit at junction 5. Take the third exit at the roundabout onto the A20 towards Aylesford. Stay in the right-hand lane and at the second roundabout take the second exit towards Aylesford. Keep to the left-hand lane and take the first exit left towards Barming. Continue on this road for 1.7 miles, passing Barming station and Maidstone hospital. After passing a park on the right, turn right by the Rockin Robin pub into Heath Road. At the end of the road turn right into North Pole Road. Follow this road for just over half a mile and the entrance to Mingulay will be found on the left-hand side.