As you approach, the property’s striking facade entices you to explore further. With its natural stone, brick and cedar clad walls and Welsh slate roof, it has the feel of a Scandi style home, designed to weather over time and blend into its surroundings. In keeping with this type of architecture, the property’s most striking qualities are the timeless simplicity and natural quality of the materials used, the high-end fittings and attention to detail throughout, the incredibly spacious rooms punctuated by large areas of glazing and lofty ceilings that bring in huge amounts of natural light, and the modern eco features installed with long term sustainability in mind. This one-off property also boasts extensive off-street parking, garaging and workshop space that would fulfil the dreams of any car or DIY enthusiast, and additional outbuilding space for a potential Annexe, Holiday Let or business opportunity if desired, subject of course to the necessary permissions. The large level gardens that surround the house provide a haven for children, pets, keen gardeners and nature lovers alike and set well back, this property also benefits from backing onto woods and wild meadow land. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate what this very unique contemporary country home has to offer.
Description of accommodation
This distinctive new home has been designed with modern family living in mind. While there are plenty of rooms for everyone to have their own space, there is also a large communal open plan living area where the whole family can get together. A spacious, airy entrance hall welcomes you and leads you through to this impressive space, which is most definitely the hub of this home. There is a high quality contemporary Leicht kitchen whose minimalistic aesthetic compliments the surroundings perfectly, and with its high spec Miele appliances and durable materials such as Dekton worktops, this is a kitchen that has been built to withstand and last. South facing sliding doors to one side of the room give wonderful views over the patio and garden beyond.
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As you explore further you find three very flexible multi-disciplinary reception rooms currently set up as a sitting room with wood burner, an office cum gym and a play room. All of these rooms have large amounts of glazing flooding them with natural light and each has access onto the garden, making these inside spaces inextricably linked to the outside.
Not only has a great deal of thought gone into the design of the main living spaces downstairs, but also to the design of the more functional spaces. There is a large utility room adjacent to the kitchen which has been fitted to the same high quality as the kitchen, a generous downstairs cloakroom with handmade tiles, a plant room which also doubles as a brilliant drying room, and an integral double garage which, like the rest of the house, has underfloor heating, to keep your cars cosy in the winter months!
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From the ground floor, an open tread oak staircase with glass balustrade leads you up to a part vaulted galleried landing which gives access to all the five double bedrooms on this floor. The triple aspect principal bedroom with its Juliet balcony with views over woodland, spacious en-suite bathroom and dressing area, has the feel of a luxury hotel suite. The four further bedrooms are all good sized doubles, the largest of which has its own en-suite shower room and Juliet balcony overlooking the garden and wild meadow beyond. The beautifully fitted family bathroom completes the accommodation on this floor.
Marsh House is set well back from the road and is approached over a gravel driveway where there is parking for several vehicles. The good sized garden which surrounds the house on three sides is laid mainly to lawn with mature trees. To one side of the house, a large south facing patio with hidden electric awning, is the perfect summer living and entertaining space. To the other side of the house, a door from the utility room opens out onto a covered verandah style area, ideal for the storage of logs, bins and other outside gear. The air source heat exchanger which heats the house is also located in this area.
Detached from the house is an incredibly useful newly built outbuilding. Currently set up as a garage / workshop on the ground floor with internal stairs leading to a roomy loft space above, it could serve a number of different functions, including as a home office or work space. In addition, the fact that the property is situated in a highly desirable tourist area means that it could provide a possible commercial opportunity for any new owner as a Holiday Let or Airbnb, or as Annexe space should someone be looking for multi-generational living options, subject of course to any necessary permissions.
Mains: water and electricity. Private drainage (Klargester septic tank). Heating: Air source heat pump / under floor heating. Wi-fi Mesh network system throughout. EPC Rating: tba. Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council.