Blackhouse Hill, Newington, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8BL | Property for sale | Savills
634.34 sq m(6,828 sq ft)
Guide price £1,700,000

Blackhouse HillNewington, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8BL


    Key features

    • An outstanding listed country house with detached two bedroom cottage
    • Occupying a superb position just over 1 mile from popular Hythe
    • Far reaching views to the south over Sene Valley Golf Course to the sea
    • Immaculately presented interiors
    • Elegant, well proportioned reception rooms
    • Beautifully finished kitchen and adjoining orangery
    • Triple garage block with games room above
    • Landscaped gardens

    A most impressive Grade II listed country house and detached cottage in landscaped gardens with views over Sene Valley Golf Course to the sea.

    About this property

    • Sene Farmhouse is an outstanding Grade II listed country house which is believed to date from the 18th century with later additions. The property has evolved over the years and retains in part its attractive Georgian façade and occupies an enviable setting with views to the south over Sene Valley Golf Course and beyond to the sea.

      The house has been completely refurbished creating elegant living accommodation, whilst retaining a wealth of period features with the accommodation amounting to in excess of 6,800 sq ft.

      Beautifully proportioned principal reception rooms over the upper ground floor are interconnecting, creating a perfect suite of rooms for entertaining. They enjoy differing garden aspects and include a drawing room, a formal dining room, a sitting room with direct access to a balcony, a family room with outlook to the walled garden and an orangery with air conditioning, rain and heat sensors and under floor heating.

      The bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room is a lovely room with windows to three sides and equipped with an extensive range of cupboards and central island. Appliances include a rangemaster, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

      Additional reception rooms on the lower ground floor include a beautiful beamed reception hall with wood burning stove, a further family room currently used as a cinema room and a library. Also on this floor is a secondary kitchen/utility room, a shower room and boiler room.

      Over the first and second floors are a total of six double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room, fitted with Villeroy & Boch or LeFroy Brooks sanitary ware. The principal bedroom suite is a lovely room with southerly views to sea. There is a dressing room and large luxuriously fitted bathroom with freestanding bath tub.

      Cottage
      Sene Farm Cottage, formerly understood to have been the old coach house, is located midway along the sweeping approach and has a private garden to the rear with terrace and parking. Having been refurbished in 2018 it benefits from underfloor heating to a number of rooms and comprises a sitting room, a fully fitted kitchen/dining room with doors to a conservatory and two first floor bedrooms together with a bathroom and en suite shower room.

      Gardens & Outbuildings
      Sene Farmhouse is approached through electric wrought-iron gates with stone pillars to either side. Lawns and period-style lamp-posts flank the drive which sweeps up to the north side of the house and a paved parking area with central fountain.

      The gardens provide a lovely setting for the property with terrace to the south, lawns, a cascading water feature, curved steps lead up via the old granary to a formal walled garden with pergola, central path lined with bay trees and greenhouse. The gardens are well stocked with a variety of mature trees including oak and horse chestnut, shrub beds and under planted with spring bulbs.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I love everything about this elegant beautifully presented home, its room proportions, its setting and gardens and its proximity to the sought-after town of Hythe

    Julien HuntProperty agent

    Local information

    • Hythe or Hithe, meaning haven or landing place, is one of the historic coastal Cinque Ports, situated on the edge of Romney Marsh and originally having been formed in the 12th century for military and trading purposes.
    • The town centre is just over a mile away and has an eclectic mix of medieval and Georgian buildings together with Victorian promenade, a bustling high street with independent shops, supermarkets, restaurants and excellent recreational facilities. The serene Royal Military Canal, stretches for 28 miles, with cycle and walking routes and during the summer season, rowing boats can be hired. Situated on the banks of the canal is the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch railway with day trips through the picturesque Kent countryside to Dungeness at the southernmost point of Kent.
    • Golfers are spoilt for choice with Sene Valley Golf Club on the doorstep, Sandwich's Royal Saint George Course, Littlestone Championship Links Course and Rye Golf Club all being nearby. Further clubs and facilities include Hythe Lawn Tennis Club, Hythe Cricket and Squash club, Hythe Bowling club and skateboard park. The seafront is 1.4 miles where there is 2 mile long stretch of beach and an excellent range of water sports, and Hythe and Saltwood Sailing Club.
    • Sandling station (2.8 miles) has frequent services to Ashford International station (13.4 miles) where there is a high speed rail link to London St Pancras in just 37 minutes. Main roads provide access to the M20, M25 and the national motorway network and Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
    • There is a wide range of schools throughout the south east, in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary levels. These include Ashford School, Highworth Grammar School and The Norton Knatchbull for Boys in Ashford, The Kings School in Canterbury, Homewood School in Tenterden, Sutton Valence prep and senior schools in Sutton Valence and Benenden School in Benenden.

    Additional information

    • Services: Main house: Oil fired central heating via radiators and electric underfloor heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage via treatment plant.
    • Cottage: Oil fired central heating via radiators and electric underfloor heating. Mains electricity, metered water and private drainage.
    • Agent's Note: A bridleway runs along the private shared road prior to the main drive, this is also owned by Sene Farmhouse.
    • Directions: From the A20 continue in a southerly direction towards Hythe along Bargrove and on reaching Blackhouse Hill turn left at grass triangle, the double gates to Sene Farmhouse and cottage will be found shortly on the right hand side.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H