Ruckinge, Ashford

Offers in excess of £995,000

5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Ruckinge, Ashford

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•Very Flexible •Great For Entertaining •Five Bedrooms • Large Kitchen/Breakfast Room •Sauna •Four Bathrooms •Two Shower Rooms •4 Acres •2 Bedroom attached Annexe •11 minutes to Ashford International • 1 Bedroom Detached Lodge •Potential Holiday Let or Equestrian Facility • Garaging •Summerhouse •Hot Tub •Outbuilding • Large Driveway

BRIEF •Very Flexible •Great For Entertaining •Five Bedrooms • Large Kitchen/Breakfast Room •Sauna •Four Bathrooms •Two Shower Rooms •2 Bedroom Attached Annexe • Just 11 minutes to Ashford International •1 Bedroom Detached Lodge •Potential Holiday Let or Equestrian Facility • Garaging •Summerhouse •Hot Tub •4 Acres •Outbuilding • Large Driveway

Offering great flexibility for occupation by a single or extended family. Also benefits the possibility of extra income from the Lodge, and/ or Equestrian potential due to the ideal acreage, outbuildings and driveway access. The property makes for a wonderful living and entertaining space with luxury additions like the Sauna, large Summerhouse and decked area. Located in wonderful rural Kent but with excellent transport links. 

DESCRIPTION The house is of timber and brick construction with white weatherboard elevations under a slate roof. It is approached over a gravel carriage drive from Capel Road, through double five bar gates which lead to the garage and parking for several cars. The stables/outbuilding and woodland can be accessed via a separate track adjoining the house.

An attractive timber porch with leaded windows and brick steps leads to a part-glazed front door which opens into the entrance hall of the main house. From here stairs rise to the first floor and to the right is the study overlooking the front of the property. The kitchen/breakfast room is set to the rear and is beautifully fitted with light wooden floor and wall units. There is an oak floor, deep butler sink, a range cooker with extractor over and integrated fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a large island unit. From the breakfast area a door leads to an ample utility room, double glazed doors lead into a sitting room to the front of the property with a wood burning stove and oak flooring and a dining room to the rear. To the other end of the kitchen/breakfast room is the library and a sitting room with open fireplace and a door opening to the front of the house. A further door leads to a bedroom and bathroom, both set to the back of the property and with views over the garden. Also off the Library is a cloakroom and sauna finished in natural pine.

Stairs from the hall rise to the first floor landing and to the ensuite master bedroom which is double aspect with windows to the front and a door to the decked balcony which enjoys views across the gardens, pond and paddocks towards the woodland beyond. There is a family bathroom and at the other end of the house is a large double bedroom situated adjacent to a shower room. Two further bedrooms complete the accommodation in this part of the property.  

ATTACHED ANNEX The annexe can be accessed through the dining room or separately through its own front door to the side.
It includes a large kitchen/breakfast room, again with wooden wall and floor cupboards and oak floor, it leads through glazed double doors into the light, spacious drawing room which is double aspect with windows to the front and side. A door leads through to an entrance hall, conservatory and groundfloor bedroom or study area.
On the first floor the master bedroom has been extended to remove the sloped ceiling, creating a larger space. Also has a large en suite bathroom and there is a further large double bedroom and shower room to the rear.  

GARDENS AND GROUNDS To the front of the property the gardens are mainly lawn with mature trees and shrubs including oak and laurel with a wisteria to one corner of the house. Passing through the five bar gates to the grounds at the rear there is a log store to each side of the Lodge and the main gardens are laid out around a spectacular central summerhouse with large decked area and hot tub. There is a large vegetable patch with polytunnel and tool shed and machinery store, and a large natural pond bordered by mature trees, pampas and established water plants. The gardens themselves are laid to lawn and interspersed with large mature trees such as oak and willow with several smaller fruit trees as well. There are further outbuildings. Directly beyond are the paddocks and woodland, bounded by post and rail fencing. The whole property is in a delightful woodland setting and well secluded from any neighbours 

LODGE/ OFFICE A part glazed front door opens into an office area with a range of wall and floor units. Windows overlook the courtyard to the rear and stairs rise to the first floor storage areas.  

DOUBLE GARAGE The double garage is accessed via two up and over doors, and the walls and ceiling have been finished in plaster. 

SITUATION Horseshoe Farm is situated outside the village of Ruckinge, and local facilities can be found at Hamstreet (2 ½ miles) which has a primary school, local shops and a branch line station. More extensive shopping, leisure and educational facilities can be found at Ashford (6 miles) and the surrounding countryside offers woodland walks, forestry commission land and bridleways.
High Speed Link services to London St Pancras from Ashford International take around 38 minutes.
The Channel Port of Dover 24 miles) and the Eurotunnel at Folkestone (16 miles) offer services to the continent, as does the International Station at Ashford (6 miles).

SERVICES Mains Electricity/ Solar Panels, Mains water, Oil fired Central Heating and Private Drainage


Ashford Borough Council Council Tax Band G 

Property Features

  • Five Bedrooms And Two Bed Attached Annex
  • 1 Bedroom Detached Lodge
  • Lots Of Potential ie Holiday Let or Equestrian Facility
  • Excellent Extension Creates Versatile, Unique Design
  • Great For Entertaining With The Sauna And Summerhouse
  • 4 Acres
  • Ashford International 11 minutes Away
  • 15 Minutes To The Coast
  • Rural Location




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