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Wingmore, Elham, Canterbury, CT4

Guide price £1,950,000

Sold-STC

6 Beds 5 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: CAN230016

A PICTURESQUE 16TH CENTURY PROPERTY WITH STUNNING VIEWS OF THE ELHAM VALLEY. RIVER COTTAGE HAS BEEN SYMPATHETICALLY UPDATED & RECONFIGURED TO PROVIDE SPACIOUS & CONTEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION IN A GRADE II LISTED PROPERTY WITH LATER ADDITIONS, ORIGINAL EXPOSED BEAMS & PERIOD FIREPLACES

THE PROPERTY

This delightful six-bedroom country residence sits in approximately 3.6 acres of immaculate gardens and paddocks. The separate pool house has recently been converted into a stylish two-bedroom annexe with indoor pool, steam room and shower. On the ground floor of the main house the hallway leads into a beamed kitchen with blonde-oak units and a triple-door oil-fired Aga with electric oven and a gas hob. Off the kitchen is a spacious breakfast room and a further boot room and adjacent downstairs lavatory. There is also a large playroom which could revert to a formal dining room, with an enclosed gas fire. The entrance hall leads into the large sitting room, which also has a traditional-style gas fire set within an impressive inglenook fireplace. Off the sitting room is a garden room, with an oak beamed vaulted ceiling, windows on three sides with garden views, and French flagstone floor with further gas fire. From the sitting room a staircase leads to the first floor where there is a double-aspect master bedroom with oak-beamed gable roof, en-suite bathroom and walk-in dressing room with four double wardrobes and built-in dressing table. Of the three further bedrooms, one has en-suite facilities with a family bathroom for the other two with shower and roll top bath. THE POOL HOUSE Once used as a large garage, The Pool House has recently been converted into a spacious and stylish two-bedroom annexe with an open plan living area overlooking the indoor heated swimming pool measuring 12.9m x 6.32m. The kitchen of the Pool House has a double oven, induction hob, fridge freezer and a Perrin Rowe hot water tap. A natural stone staircase leads from the sitting room to a steam room, two changing rooms and two shower rooms, both with their own shower and lavatory. The property is accessed through timber electric gates into the driveway with a turning circle and a double car port benefitting from a three-phase electric car charging point and a large bin store. The main house has four sun terraces and a herb garden, while close to the pool house is an orchard of fruit trees and a Victorian-style timber greenhouse. Behind the house is a full-sized tennis court with 2.6m fencing. The Astroturf surface of the tennis court has recently been refurbished. There is also a substantial barn with separate access from the road, converted into a large gym, open-plan workshop and storeroom. Attached to the barn is an office with four fitted oak desks with high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the property. FEATURES - Entrance Hall - Kitchen - Breakfast Room - Utility - Dining Room/Playroom - Sitting Room - Garden Room - Boot Room - WC - Generous sized Landing - Master Bedroom with Dressing Room & Bathroom - 3 Further Bedrooms, 1 with En Suite Bathroom - Family Bathroom & Shower Room - Double Car Port - Parking for Several Cars - Immaculate Lawns, Flower Beds & Herb Garden - Walled Garden & Greenhouse with Double Butler Sink - Orchard with Apple, Pear & Plum Trees - 3 Paddocks, 1 with Fox-Proof Poultry Pens - Barn converted into Studio/Office, Gym & Workshop - Tennis Court POOL HOUSE FEATURES - Open Plan Sitting Room - Kitchen - Utility - Cloakroom - Dining Room - Study - 2 Bedrooms, 1 with En Suite Facilities - Steam Room - 2 Shower Rooms with WC - Private Sun Terrace SITUATION River Cottage is between the villages of Elham and Barham in the Elham Valley. There is a regular bus service to Canterbury and Folkestone which can be caught at the end of the lane. Elham has a well-regarded primary school, GP surgery, two churches, village hall, village shop and two pubs one with rooms. Barham also has a shop, primary school and public house. Canterbury is approximately eight miles away with a vibrant city centre and a wide range of secondary schools. Canterbury West railway station has high speed services to London. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains water and Electricity - Oil Tank & Boiler. - Calor Gas Tank - Septic Tank. - Local Authority: Folkestone & Hythe District Council. - Council Tax band: "G" (2023/24) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01227 781600 DIRECTIONS SAT NAV: CT4 6LT