Located off a quiet country lane, Kentwater Stables is approached by a gravel driveway that sweeps round in front of the house and provides ample parking space. This modern property offers exceptionally light and well-designed living space and affords sweeping views down a beautiful river valley on the Kent/East Sussex border. Kentwater Stables allows you to live the modern dream; a secluded rural idyll with a trout stream running by, stables, sand school and outbuildings, walking and riding on your doorstep and yet all within less than an hour’s train ride of central London.
This unique property has been built to exacting standard throughout and consists of an open plan kitchen/reception room with a large mezzanine level bedroom (with restricted height). Two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Outside the property, which has previously been run as both a riding school and livery yard, benefits from nine stables, tack room, feed room, a large storage barn with wash down area, a sand school (20m x 50m) and a large hardstanding parking area with separate road access. The property also benefits from planning permission for an eight box American Barn with additional storage (28m x 8.5m) and further outbuildings with future development potential, including a pole barn for hay storage.
The property is an oak clad modern barn conversion, which boasts underfloor heating throughout, with a vaulted open plan triple aspect living room and kitchen with wooden doors and windows, handmade pine kitchen units and a stone butler sink with ornate tile surround. A mezzanine level room above the kitchen/reception room is currently utilised as a child’s bedroom and playroom. There is a dual aspect master bedroom and a further double bedroom and family bathroom with free-standing bath, all of which afford views over the adjoining paddocks and gardens.
The property boasts two large decking areas, one with views down the valley and the other a south facing courtyard with raised beds filled with flowers, perfect for entertaining. The large garden is laid to grass with flower borders, a vegetable patch, mature trees and a small orchard.
The modern stable block is set on a raised concrete base and consists of nine stables split into two separate yards with a large storage barn, tack room and feed room in between. The tack room and feed room are both insulated with a loft area above and the tack room boasts a utility area with sink. A secondary access to the property leads from the road through triple gates onto a large hard standing parking area which is flanked by further outbuildings, a pole barn and a muck clamp.
The property benefits from nine acres of gardens and post and rail paddocks with river frontage and stunning views across the surrounding countryside. The land is divided into four post and rail paddocks, all with mains water connected, including one with river frontage. There is direct access off the property to two bridleways affording miles of off-road hacking, and the Kent Border footpath follows the river in both directions.