Superb Grade II listed country residence stylishly presented, set within gardens and undulating grounds in an idyllic rural location with far reaching views.
Skipreed is an impressive Grade II listed country residence which is beautifully presented throughout. Internally, the property subtly mixes character period features with modern stylish fittings and include a bespoke kitchen, modern bathroom suites, oak frame lead light windows, oak joinery, doors and wide floorboards, LED lighting, some under floor heating and column radiators. The property sits in an elevated position within established gardens and undulating grounds with far reaching countryside views to the east towards Penshurst Place. In total, the area amounts to about 8.5 acres.
An attractive pitched porch leads to the oak front door and entrance hall with impressive vaulted ceiling and access to the stylish cloakroom.
The principal reception rooms offer elegant and stylish entertaining areas and have views over the gardens and beyond. The drawing room features an impressive inglenook fireplace with bread oven and a door to the front garden. The dining room is double aspect with open studwork to the drawing room.
The sitting room is also double aspect and has a brick fireplace with a wood burning stove, a storage cupboard and a door to the rear garden.
The impressive kitchen/breakfast room has wonderful views over the gardens and adjoining countryside, with a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and limestone flooring. There is a comprehensive range of bespoke wall and base units with granite work surfaces extending to provide a breakfast bar and incorporates a double butler sink. There are integral appliances including a 4 over electric Aga.
The utility room provides additional storage cupboards, has an American drying cupboard and space for washing machine and tumble dryer.
Accessed from a side hall is a useful home office with kitchenette and adjoining bathroom with roll top bath.
The fifth bedroom is arranged on the ground floor and is double aspect with a part vaulted ceiling and double doors to a courtyard area.
Arranged over the first floor is the principal suite which comprises a double aspect bedroom with far reaching views to the rear, an adjoining dressing room with a door opening to the charming minstrels gallery, and an en suite bathroom.
The second bedroom on this floor is double aspect with a well appointed en suite bathroom.
The second floor comprises two further double bedrooms, both with vaulted ceilings, wardrobes and en suite shower rooms. The larger of these rooms has superb far reaching views.
The house is approached via an electrically operated wooden 5 bar gate over a gravel drive which provides ample parking and leads to the detached oak frame garage. This building comprises two garages with a pair of double doors and an adjoining room ideal for a gym. There is storage space set within the roof space.
The attractive landscaped gardens are principally laid to lawn and surround the house. There is a flagstone path leading to the front door and to the rear where there is a terrace and further decked areas, all of which provide excellent areas for al fresco entertaining with views over the surrounding countryside. The gardens contain well stocked beds and borders filled with a variety of plants and flowers, with a rose arbour to the front. There is a natural spring fed pond within the garden which has an island and duck house and a second pond within an area of trees.
There is a track which leads from the drive to the field which amounts to about 7 acres.
Agent Note: the photographs date from 2017.
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I think this is a beautiful part of the world, wonderful views!Richard Smith