Stonerock Farm is a fine and particularly attractive 4 bedroom period farmhouse, Grade II listed, as being of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. It comprises a timber framed three storey farmhouse, with a modern, purpose built indoor swimming pool/games room, skillfully linked by an oak and glass walkway. The property sits in nearly 1.5 acres and has ample garaging, a self-contained annexe and a lovely pond with magnificent willow tree, brick built barbecue area and garaging.
The farmhouse is a beautiful looking period property, with accommodation arranged over three floors and incorporating many fine period features, including fireplaces and exposed timbers. It is presented in excellent decorative order and whilst retaining its period charm, enjoys stylish and contemporary fittings throughout the house. Off the hall, a triple aspect drawing room is centred around a feature fireplace with wood burner. The adjacent dining room also has a super fireplace with Bressummer beam and wood burner, whilst the study is a cozy, double aspect room. The kitchen/breakfast room is modern and eyecatching, with full height glazed windows overlooking the garden and pond and a shaped polished wood worktop, carefully positioned to provide a lovely view out to the garden. Completing the ground floor, there is a utility room and wet room / cloakroom, together with a doorway to the oak and glazed link to the swimming pool complex.
On the first floor, the principal bedroom features fine timbers and a raised plinth housing a free standing copper bath. There is a good sized second bedroom and a family bathroom completing this floor. On the second floor, there are two double bedrooms, both with timbers and excellent head height and with beautiful views across the garden and surrounding countryside.
SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX
The swimming pool complex was built in recent years and is skillfully linked to the main accommodation by a glazed and oak hallway. The complex is a really super area, offering exceptional facilities and comprises an indoor heated swimming pool, built to the highest specification, with shower facilities and cloakroom, together with a glazed room for gym equipment and a staircase leading to the first floor snooker room, with balustrade overlooking the pool and out towards the garden.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
The property is approached off the lane by an electronic automatic gate leading to the gravel drive and to the garaging/annexe and front of the property. Expansive lawns flank the driveway, with a central pond and magnificent willow tree forming the centre piece. The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn with evergreen screening adjoining farmland. The garage block comprises a single and double garage area with adjacent open stores and an adjoining self-contained annexe. This comprises a sitting room/kitchenette, double bedroom and ensuite shower room. This annexe has been newly redecorated and is presented in good order. In all nearly 1.5 acres.
The property is situated on the outskirts of the village of Sturry, which has a range of local shops and a mainline railway station connecting to Canterbury, London and the coast. The Cathedral City of Canterbury (3.5 miles) offers a modern shopping centre, boutique shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, together with a superb choice of schools in both the public and private sectors, including Kings (Junior Kings at Milner Court, Sturry), St Edmunds, Kent College and Simon Langton boys and girls grammar schools.
SPORT AND LOCAL AMENITIES
Sporting and recreational opportunities in the area include golf at Scotland Hills Canterbury, famous Links golf courses at Royal St Georges and Princes, Sandwich, sailing on the coast and at the nearby Westbere Lakes, county cricket at Canterbury and the Polo Farm sports complex on the Littlebourne Road, just outside of Canterbury for hockey, cricket, tennis and croquet, as well as pleasant walks and rides over the various footpaths surrounding the nature reserve.
The property is well placed for access to Sturry station (1.1 miles) which provides a rail link to Canterbury West and in turn the HSR service to London (St Pancras 53 mins). The property is also well placed for access in to Canterbury along the A28, which in turn links with the A2. The property is also well placed for access to the A299 Thanet Way, which provides links to the Thanet towns, Whitstable, Faversham and on to London.
From Canterbury take the A28, towards Sturry. Pass through the village of Sturry, over the railway line and bear right staying on the A28. As the road climbs, turn left on to Babs Oak Hill, towards Hoath. At the top of the rise, turn left on to Hawe Lane and after a short distance, on an S bend, the entrance gate to Stonerock Farm will be found on the right hand side and being identified by our For Sale board.
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