A superb contemporary country house in a peaceful rural location.
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Flaxland Court is a superb contemporary country house in a peaceful rural location. Built approximately 14 years ago by the original architect owner, the property was thoughtfully conceived to provide a modern home drawing on elegant period styling, giving it depth and character.
The house has a fantastic amount of bright reception space, arranged to overlook a pretty courtyard garden. Set off a central hall are the sitting room, study and drawing room. Both the study and the drawing room have fireplaces and large bay windows flooding the rooms with light. A further wing provides a formal dining room and a study with vaulted ceilings. Both rooms are double aspect and provide enormously flexible space leading to a wonderful glazed garden room beyond.
The kitchen/breakfast/family room is set to the corner of the house and is a practical and inviting living space with full height windows and doors leading to a terrace and overlooking the gardens. The kitchen is fitted with sleek modern units with wooden work surfaces and there is ample space for a table and seating. The utility room provides a useful day-to-day entrance and boot room space.
A solid wooden staircase leads upstairs where there are five bedrooms, four of which are similarly proportioned. The generous principal bedroom has a dressing room and an en suite bathroom with a stunning freestanding copper bath, dual washbasins and a separate shower unit. Double doors open to a balcony with views across the garden. Bedroom 2 is also en suite and there is a family bathroom.
In addition to the main house there is an annexe, providing useful further accommodation for guests or family members. The annexe has a sitting room and bedroom in a studio-style layout, a bar, a small kitchen and a shower room.
This property has 1.25 acres of land.
A driveway leads to the side of the house, where there is plenty of parking space and access to the double garage. The house is arranged around a sheltered southwest-facing courtyard garden with a pond, clipped box hedging and a variety of shrubs.
To the rear there is a large terrace beyond which a level lawn stretches out with mature tree and shrub borders. Divided into a number of different areas, the garden provides great interest and an established setting for the house. Beyond the formal garden is a vegetable garden with a greenhouse, as well as a charming meadow and orchard area. There is secondary access from the meadow to the lane.
Flaxland Court is situated in a beautiful rural setting, in the small community of Garlinge Green, surrounded by the stunning rolling countryside of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nearby Petham has a local primary school and day-to-day amenities can be found in Chartham. Historic Canterbury is to the north, with its excellent selection of shops, supermarkets, leisure and cultural facilities, as well as a variety of superb educational establishments.
The area is well connected by road, with the A2 providing access to the M2, while Canterbury West station provides services to London St Pancras in less than an hour.
From Canterbury: Leave the city centre on the Old Dover Road and turn right onto Nackington Road/B2068. Continue to follow the B2068 for just over 2 miles, and then turn right onto Chartham Downs Road. After 1.5 miles turn left onto Kenfield Road and then after 0.75 of a mile, at the junction, turn right onto Garlinge Green Road. Take the first turning on your left, and you will find the property a short distance along on the left.Read all
- Reception hall
- 5 Reception rooms
- Garden room
- Kitchen/breakfast/family room
- 5 Bedrooms (2 with en-suite) and family bathroom
- Double garage