Lux­ury life in old manor house

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Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - East Kent Property - - HOMESNEWS -

Ad­dress: Great Ever­den Farm­house, Fern­field Lane, Alkham, near Folke­stone Price: On ap­pli­ca­tion Agent: Jackson-Stops & Staff Life could be a dream at this old manor house, with its infinity swim­ming pool, sta­bles and flood­lit ten­nis court.

The six-bed­room Grade II listed house is set in seven acres in a ru­ral lo­ca­tion be­tween the pretty vil­lages of Alkham and Hawkinge and has an an­nexe and hol­i­day cot­tages.

For­merly known as Great Ever­den Manor, the 16th cen­tury property has been sym­pa­thet­i­cally ex­tended and re­fur­bished, re­tain­ing heavy tim­ber beams and in­glenook fea­ture fire­places.

An en­trance hall with two stair­cases leads to the large draw­ing room, with mar­ble floor­ing, un­der floor heat­ing, dou­ble-sided fire­place, dou­ble as­pect win­dows and french doors to the gar­dens.

The kitchen/break­fast room has a be­spoke fit­ted kitchen, Co­rian work­tops, Range­mas­ter cooker and in­te­grated Miele ap­pli­ances in­clud­ing cof­fee ma­chine and wine chiller.

A dou­ble as­pect din­ing room has par­quet floors, and a study and a snug both have fire­places.

The mas­ter bed­room has a dress­ing room and a glam­orous en suite with dou­ble bath and sep­a­rate steam shower.

There are five fur­ther bed­rooms and two bath­rooms.

The stun­ning de­tached leisure com­plex in­cludes the infinity pool, a jacuzzi, gym, bar and kitch­enette. The large an­nexe is on the first floor.

There are three hol­i­day cot­tages in the seven acres of gar­dens and grounds, as well as 20 sta­bles, sand school and the flood­lit ten­nis court.

Great Ever­den Farm­house is four miles from Folke­stone, nine miles from Dover and 15 miles from Can­ter­bury.

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