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“Immaculate high specification and high quality build complete with NHBC Certification”
31 Jul, 2014 19:50:32 BST
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Harrietsham, Kent, United Kingdom
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Full description (do message me if you need more information or indeed if you wish to negotiate an offer)
A stunning 7,500 sq. ft. of contemporary home constructed to exacting standards & considered to be amongst the finest of its type in the South East. Found in a discreet rural setting on an overall plot of approx. 3.9 acres, yet in a convenient location for nearby towns such as Maidstone, Canterbury and Ashford.
This unique home was primarily constructed in 2009 within the western shell of a disused reservoir that formerly served the needs of nearby villages. Retaining much of the structural integrity of the reservoir this high specification property offers enormous luxury and refinement throughout.
The property is now configured on the ground floor with five bedrooms, with four en-suites, a 49 ft. open plan Kitchen and Living area with 15 meter sliding doors leading out onto the terrace area and the swimming pool, a utility room, a separate cloakroom, a cinema room, a games room, a gymnasium with shower room, a wine room and a plant room.
The upper level has been designed as a further 40ft entertaining area with panoramic views afforded by floor to ceiling windows on three sides enveloped by an impressive external sun terrace.
This exclusive property is secured behind high electronically operated security gates that lead directly to a generous parking area and a large integral double garage with electric doors.
The majority of the grounds lie to the rear behind the stylish patio which encapsulates an inset heated swimming pool. Beyond, a generous and simply arranged family lawn area over looks a large fenced horse paddock, which is served by a separate vehicular access, enabling ideal equestrian use. This area sites the ground source heat system which serves the main house.
This entire property has been designed to offer high levels of luxury coupled with cutting edge environmental technology, enabling this home to gain a ‘Level 3’ rating in the Sustainable Home Code. This reflects the properties energy efficiency and on-going running costs.
Throughout the home the fitments are considered to be of the highest calibre. This aspect is clearly evident in the design and quality of the kitchen with cabinets offering a high gloss finish and integrated appliances by ‘Miele’.
All bathroom suites are contemporary in design and beautifully finished with carefully sourced floor and wall tiling.
The property has many important elements that due to their design are discreet and offer rarely surpassed functionality. A summary of these elements and additional specifications are listed within these descriptions.
KEY ELEMENTS & SPECIFICATIONS
Lutron Homeworks 8 – programmable wiring system (ability to remotely control lighting, blinds, heating systems, security systems etc.)
Audio Visual Intercom
Security System (NACCOS approved)
16 Camera CCTV system
High Grade External Double Glazed Windows & Doors by ‘VELFAC’
Zoned under floor heating system
Integrated Vacuum system
Pressurised Hot Water System
Pre-Wired for ‘Creston Media System’
Cinema Room: 7.1 Surround Sound system with screen & projector.
Pre-wired HD TV system
High Speed Internal Network Cabling (Cat5e)
Water Harvesting System
Sound Proofing to one Bedroom – for use as a music room.
LPG back up supply (additionally serving gas hob to kitchen)
Construction certified by NHBC & NICEIC
Ground Source Heat Pump – serving heating and hot water systems.
Heated Swimming Pool with filtration system and a high specification electric safety pool cover
Glazed Gymnasium with Shower Room – and potential for sauna.
THE VENDOR MAY CONSIDER NEGOTIATING THE SALE OF FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT
The property is found in a quiet rural setting with few immediate neighbours. Superb far reaching views across a valley towards the North Downs are visible from the main reception rooms. Additional enclosed courtyards are accessed from the rear of the bedrooms and gymnasium and make ideal areas for private leisure.
This area is well served by local schools, with a range of state and private schools for all ages nearby. The property is within a short drive of the motorway network, Jct 8 M20, affording comfortable access to the capital or continent. A choice of rail stations is available, with journey times to the Central London typically taking just over 1 hour. Ashford International Station with high speed trains to the capital and continent is approximately 20 miles by car, with the Channel Tunnel terminus a further 12 miles. A drive of 20 mins allows access to the High Speed link from Ebbsfleet International Station arriving into London within 15 minutes.
This area of Kent is renowned for its rolling countryside. There are numerous golf courses close by and or those with equine interests this vicinity is well served by bridle paths. Local villages offer a range of amenities including village stores, country pubs and restaurants along with the ‘Loveliest Castle in the World’ - Leeds Castle, just 5 miles away. The extensive retail and leisure facilities of Maidstone – the Country Town of Kent, are a relatively short drive away.