Handsome period family house of wonderful proportions in beautiful landscaped grounds.
Huntbourne is a beautiful, predominantly Edwardian family house of excellent proportions amounting to over 7,400 sq ft and nestling amidst landscaped grounds of approximately 3 acres together with a heated outdoor swimming pool and summerhouse. The property lies about 2.5 miles away from sought-after town of Tenterden with its excellent shopping facilities and about 10.5 miles from Ashford, where there is a high speed train link to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
This substantial, beautifully presented home features an eclectic mix of both period and modern styles, with some medieval reclaimed timbers, mullioned windows, exposed wall panelling, oak and pine flooring, high ceilings and a modern extension carried out by the current owners to provide an excellent kitchen/breakfast room.
Generous family accommodation is arranged over three floors, together with a useful two room cellar. The front door opens to a welcoming reception hall with wood burning stove and wide sweeping staircase to the upper floors. Elegant reception rooms include a light and airy drawing room, a sitting room, a formal dining room and a study. The former three rooms benefit from open fireplaces and the study has a wood burning stove.
The kitchen has been extended to incorporate a large breakfast area with bi fold doors opening to the terrace. The kitchen, with the original Edwardian servants bells still in situ, is equipped with hand painted cupboards, a central island and four oven AGA with two door warming oven. There is space for various freestanding appliances. A cleverly concealed door opens to the laundry room. There is a boiler/store room, a pantry, a north facing cold store providing further storage, a two room cellar with wine bins and two separate WCs.
A turned staircase leads to a large galleried landing off which are five double bedrooms, all of excellent proportions, featuring pretty period fireplaces and served by a family bathroom, a Jack and Jill bathroom, an en suite shower room and a dressing room. Over the substantial second floor there are three further bedrooms, (one currently used as a gym), a shower room, a versatile recreation room and attic access.
Huntbourne is approached via a gravel drive leading to the front of the house with a spur continuing around to further parking and the double garage to the rear. The gardens provide a lovely setting for the house with york stone and brick terraces, expansive lawns interspersed with mature trees. To the south east, a foot bridge leads over a meandering stream, to an established rose garden and on towards the heated outdoor swimming pool with electric cover, the pool house with reception room, shower room, sauna, cloakroom and plant room.
Further outbuildings comprise former stables arranged around a pretty courtyard adjacent to the house, a generator store and a Victorian-style greenhouse with power and light connected.
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I was so very impressed by this beautiful home, with its fabulous room proportions, bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and the surrounding gardens which come into their own in the summer!Sarah HuntProperty agent