The Arc is an exceptional ‘modernist’ house, situated towards the top of an escarpment along the Elham Valley and giving unrivalled panoramic views across the surrounding countryside. The property offers over 4,000 sqft of accommodation (including the outbuilding), with the main building forming a gentle arc. This creates for a wonderful feeling of light and space, with the majority of the principal rooms facing south and west. The flexible accommodation, arranged over two floors, offers 5 bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool and a good size garden of just over 0.5 acre.
Inside, the accommodation is well proportioned and particularly well arranged, providing some 3,700 sqft of internal accommodation. All of the rooms are reached off the principal reception hall, with doors leading to a wonderful triple aspect drawing room/dining room, having a broad opening leading in to the kitchen/breakfast room. The remainder of the ground floor comprises two double bedrooms (one with an ensuite), a family bathroom, cloakroom and utility room. There is also a fifth bedroom, which is currently arranged as a study/workroom, complete with sink.
On the first floor and reached off the galleried landing with full height windows giving expansive views across the surrounding countryside, there are doors to two bedroom suites. One comprises a principal suite with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, whilst the other is currently arranged as a bedroom with dressing room and further store. This room has further potential to become an ensuite bathroom.
Reached either externally or from the main reception hall, doors lead to the indoor swimming pool complex. This really is a fabulous double aspect room with double doors opening out on to the garden and with paved surround.
The property is presented in excellent decorative order and offered with vacant possession and therefore ready to move in to.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
The property is approached off the country lane by a driveway and five-bar gate leading to a gently curving tarmac drive and parking area. The immediate garden surrounds the property and totals approximately 0.53 acre (TBC), being mainly laid to lawn with an adjoining paved terrace, an arbour and a variety of shrub and herbaceous borders and beds, together with evergreens and trees. Beyond the immediate garden, the land slopes gently away down in to the Elham Valley and offers breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside and farmland. Outbuildings include an external storeroom, a swimming pool plant room and a super playroom/workshop. This particular building is a triple aspect room and could be used for a variety of purposes.
The property is situated in an idyllic hilltop position in North Elham, on the outskirts of the highly sought after village of Elham, being within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a Special Landscape Area (SLA). The thriving village itself offers a shop/newsagents, a C of E primary school (Ofsted Good), doctors surgery, two churches and two public houses, together with the Abbott’s Fireside Bar & Restaurant. Elham has been named ‘Kent Village of the Year’ and is on a bus route between Folkestone and Canterbury. The Cathedral City has a modern shopping centre and a range of boutique shops along the King’s Mile, a choice of schools in both the public and private sectors, including King’s, St Edmund’s, Kent College and Simon Langton boys and girls grammar schools, colleges and universities, together with a variety of restaurants and bars.
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
Sporting and recreational opportunities in the area include, county cricket at the St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury, rowing and sailing on the coast, a sports centre in Folkestone, Lydden Race Circuit, golf at Etchinghill and pleasant walks and rides over the various footpaths in the vicinity (both the Elham Valley Way and North Downs Way can be found locally).
The property is well placed for access both on to the A2 and Junction 11 of the M20, which provides excellent access to the channel Port of Dover, the Eurotunnel terminal at Cheriton and Ashford International for Eurostar. This station also offers the High Speed Rail to London (St Pancras 37 mins).
Follow the A2 towards Dover and take the sliproad south of Bridge, signposted Bishopsbourne and Barham. Continue along this road passing through Kingston and Barham and on the outskirts of Elham, turn left. Continue along this lane, passing over the Nailbourne and turn first left on to Holly Hill. Continue up the hill for a short distance and the entrance drive to The Arc will be found on the left hand side.
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