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    GUIDE PRICE £1,400,000 - £1,600,000. Set in a small circular hamlet of just four houses this substantial family home has been much improved by the current owners. This rural setting is a place to retreat to at the end of the day where you can enjoy the fabulous space not only internally and but also the overall grounds approaching 8 acres with a lake. Comprising of spacious central entrance hall, kitchen family room, drawing room, study, but the jewel is the grand conservatory incorporating both sitting and dining area with bespoke contemporary bar. To the first floor are five bedrooms with three en-suites and shower room. Externally there is a connecting triple garage with room for six cars and storage room over.Location Although set in this rural location the property is situated close to local amenities, restaurants, pubs, cinema and the City of Rochester along with excellent schools for all ages including independents. Fantastic road links via M2/A2 motorways and M25 link to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports, London, Bluewater and International railway station at Ebbsfleet offering a 17 minute link to London and Europe. The commuter service is well served with main line railway stations at Chatham with fast trains to London from Rochester and Strood.Directions From the A2 coast bound, once passed the Shorne/Cobham turn off bear left onto Hasted Road/A289 towards A228/Gillingham/Grain. Take the B2000 exit towards Wainscott/Cliffe, at the T junction turn left onto Lower Rochester Road. Turn first left onto Dillywood Lane, turn left onto Stonehorse Lane where the property will be found on the left hand side.Vendor Interview Beautifully positioned within a quiet semirural enclave of just four beautiful homes is The Lodge, a large and extremely well-appointed family home that boasts around five acres of stunning gardens and grounds. “Our main motivation for moving from our previous home ten years ago was that we simply needed more space,” says the owner. “Our children were heading into their teenage years at the time, and although we had plenty of bedrooms, we found ourselves feeling on top of one another day to day. When we came across The Lodge we immediately knew it was just the place we were looking for. It has a fabulous amount of space both inside and out, and it sits in a superb location. In short, for us it ticked every single box.”“The house was built just twenty-three years ago, and it’s been very well designed. Each room is really nicely proportioned and the layout flows beautifully. We’ve loved the fact that we can open up all of the internal doors and create a very open feel, but equally we can close off rooms such as the ‘winter lounge’, which has a lovely open fireplace, and create much more cosy-feeling spaces. It’s an incredibly flexible house in terms of the layout and can easily adapt and change depending on how you want to live. I love everything about it, but one of the standout features has to be the rather magnificent conservatory. It runs right the way across the back of the house and is absolutely huge; I remember walking into it on our very first visit and I was just blown away. It’s the real hub of the home, where we eat, entertain, relax… it’s a fabulous feature and it’s something I’m really going to miss when we leave.”“Yet another standout feature has to be the beautiful gardens and ground that we have here, which extend to around five acres in total,” continues the owner. “And the house has been cleverly positioned to take full advantage of the stunning view out across the lawn to the lake beyond. Just outside the conservatory we have a huge patio terrace, there’s an expansive lawn that wraps around the back of the house, and beyond the formal garden is the huge meadow with the lake. It’s been wonderful to own so much land and lovely to think that the outlook can never be spoilt.”Favourite room: “My favourite room is without doubt the conservatory; it’s what sold the house to me. It consists of a dining area where we can seat up to fourteen people, there’s a bar area, a lounge area and a place where we can relax as a family and watch TV. We use it all year round and we’ve thrown countless fabulous parties in there.”Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: “When you look out from the house across the garden to the meadow and lake beyond, you really could be anywhere; it’s like having our own private park. It’s a very beautiful setting, but we’re also very well placed to access everything we could possibly want or need. It only takes just under ten minutes to drive into Rochester, we’re not far from the M2 and we’re almost equidistant between two railway stations so it’s ideal.” Memorable event (if not another favourite room or unique feature): “Having all of this outside space has been wonderful, and it was amazing for the children when they were that little bit younger as they could camp out with friends and fish in the lake. It’s easy to look after as we have a very friendly relationship with a local farmer who helps us out by cutting the fields on his tractor! What they’ll miss most / why they are leaving: “The house has been such a happy home, but it’s this glorious setting and views across the lake, that I’m going to miss most,” says the owner. “It’s very scenic, we have space to do whatever we want and it feels so far removed from the everyday hustle and bustle.”Transport Information Higham Railway Station: 1.5 milesRochester Railway Station: 1.7 miles (high speed service)Halling Railway Station: 2.2 milesEbbsfleet International Station: 7.6 miles (high speed service)All distances are approximate and calculated as the crow flies.Education Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.Health Clubs The Gym Strood: 1.2 milesNuffield Health: 2.3 milesHoo Sports Centre: 2.7 milesGolf Clubs Rochester & Cobham Golf Club: 1.6 milesSouthern Valley Golf Club: 3.8 milesUseful Information We recognise that buying a property is a big commitment and therefore recommend that you visit the local authority website for more helpful information about the property and local area before proceeding.Council Tax We are informed this property is in council tax band G, you should verify this with Medway Council.Tenure The vendor advises us that this property is Freehold. Should you proceed with the purchase of the property your solicitor must verify these detailsAppliances/Services The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full efficient working order. The property is connected to all services including main drainage.Measurements All measurements are approximate and therefore may be subject to a small margin of error.Viewing Strictly via Fine & Country North West KentRef HA/CB/JT/200815 - HAR200061/D1...Read full description

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