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Chilham 25-acre farmhouse, equine facilities

28 February 2014

Soles Hill Farm, Chilham

Soles Hill Farm, Chilham

A substantial period farm house is set within 25 acres of pasture and paddocks, with superb equestrian facilities. There is a very smart three-bedroom cottage for guests, or staff.

Wrought iron double gates and a large gravelled driveway lead to Soles Hill Farm, set in 25 acres in a picturesque part of Kent.

Impressive equestrian facilities include three stable yards, 20 stables and an Olympic-sized manege. An up-to-date three-bedroom cottage is a very useful addition in the grounds.

The main, period farmhouse has seen numerous improvements in recent years, but has still retained many of its original features and offers beautifully accommodation spread over two floors.

A storm porch opens into a spacious entrance hallway with a natural stone floor and a wide staircase leading to the first floor. There are three well proportioned reception rooms to the front of the house.

The first is a delightful sitting room with a huge inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove, a wealth of exposed beams and a superb range of bespoke storage cupboards. There is a dining room also with exposed beams, an exposed brick chimney breast with a french-style wood burning stove. The third reception room is a pleasant dual aspect drawing room.

The kitchen/breakfast room is to the back of the house and is beautifully fitted with an excellent range of farmhouse-style wall and floor units set around a large granite topped island unit and breakfast bar. It includes a lovely black Aga recessed into an exposed brick chimney breast.

An inner hallway leads to a boot room, utility room with stainless steel units, a cloakroom and shower room and a useful dog room and stairs lead down to a large double chamber cellar. The living space is completed by a vast leisure room which enjoys views over the back garden.

On the first floor, a long galleried landing leads to five double bedrooms and a well appointed family bathroom. The master bedroom is a lovely triple aspect room with stunning views over countryside and an en-suite bathroom.

The large landscaped gardens have attractive box hedging to the front and a huge flagstone patio area to the side and back, with steps leading down to the lawn.

Close to the equestrian facilities is a cottage, recently developed and offering extremely well-presented additional accommodation. There is large reception room, a well-appointed kitchen and bathroom and the master bedroom on the ground floor, with a further two bedrooms, a useful open study area and an additional bathroom on the first floor.

The cottage benefits from some under floor heating, its own parking area and an enclosed private garden.

Canterbury is seven miles away. Ashford, with high speed rail links to London, is nine miles away.

Soles Hill Farm, Chilham, Canterbury

Price: £2 million

Agent: Foundation Property Services

For more information ring the agent on 01227 752617.

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