Sittingbourne, UK, United Kingdom
A stunningly presented home with an exquisite annex set in superb gardens.Main House: Entrance Hall | Drawing Room| Dining Room | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Study | Cloakroom | Utility Room| Cellar | Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom and Dressing Room | Four Further Bedrooms (one with En-Suite Shower Room) | Family Bathroom | Triple Garage | Outbuildings | GardenCoach House: Sitting Room | Gym/Games Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Bedroom | Shower Room | TerraceAbout 1.1 acresThe Den is a delightful family home of handsome red brick elevations beneath a tiled roof. The original 16th Century building is very much evident, with 18th Century additions of classical proportions. There are period features throughout and the property has been carefully restored and remodelled over recent years, now providing for very comfortable modern living with an annexe giving great flexibility for guests or extended family.From the large, light entrance hall wide stairs rise to the first floor and to the left is the dining room, a large room with a marble fireplace with wood burner and varnished floorboards. A full height glass panel looks through an original timber arch to the rear hall and beyond to the courtyard. To the right of the hall is the sitting room, also with a decorative fireplace with wood burner. To the rear of the entrance hall is the kitchen/breakfast room - a lovely bright family space with stone flooring, under floor heating and a stable door to the side of the house for everyday use. The kitchen has an excellent range of painted wooden cupboards and drawers, Corian work surfaces with an inset double sink and an additional sink on the opposite side of the room. There is a built-in fridge and dishwasher, Miele double oven and gas hob with extractor above.The rear hall has an attractive brick floor and a pair of pretty arched doors: one reveals stairs to the cellar with good head height and storage, and the other leads past the utility room and cloakroom to the study. A part glazed door leads to the courtyard, again for everyday use. Ahead is the drawing room - a light, elegant double aspect room with deep coving, a large marble fireplace and glazed double doors opening onto a pretty terrace in the rear garden. Double doors open to the study and a door leads back to the rear hall, passing the cloakroom with WC and wash basin and utility room with a Belfast sink and space for a washing machine.From the entrance hall, the staircase rises to a landing and three bedrooms set to the rear of the house. Each of these is generous with good views across the courtyard and gardens and some exposed timber framing - bedroom three also has a pretty cast iron fireplace. At the end of the landing is a gallery above the rear hall and also a generous family bathroom, with light stone flooring, ceiling open to the eaves and a window overlooking the garden. There is a built in shower cubicle, bath, WC and basin. The master bedroom suite is set to the front of the house: the bedroom itself is charmingly decorated; the en-suite bathroom is most luxurious with a shower cubicle, bath, WC and two basins. There is stone flooring with under floor heating and the dressing room has a range of built in wardrobes and shelves. On the other side of the landing is bedroom two, an excellent room with a fireplace and en-suite shower room with WC.The Coach House is set to one side of the courtyard. The gym/games room has a high-eaved ceiling with exposed timbers and full height glazed doors and windows along one side of the room. This leads through to the sitting room, where stairs rise to the first floor and a pair of doors opens onto the terrace at the rear. The kitchen/breakfast room has a door to the courtyard. The bedroom and shower room upstairs are both very generous.
The front garden is walled with wrought iron gates and yew hedging. The drive to the side of the house leads to the courtyard behind the house, with ample parking and plenty of space for turning. The garage is of brick construction beneath a tiled roof, and has three sets of double doors. To one end is a store room and separate WC. At the other side of the courtyard is The Old Dairy, comprising two store rooms under a thatched roof - there are pretty stained glass windows to either side. Behind are three sheds and a covered storage area.Delightful secluded gardens surround the house and back onto fields, with various areas of lawn and herbaceous borders, interspersed by mature trees and evergreen shrubs throughout. There are hidden terraces, a children's den or summerhouse and a larger sun trap, ideal for al fresco entertaining. An enclosed children's play area is set discretely to one side, adjoining the vegetable garden with raised beds and a greenhouse, and beyond that an orchard with recently planted apple and cherry trees.