Cotherstone is a spacious and elegant family home, in an excellent location. When the present owners Wayne and Jo viewed the house it was in need of some refurbishment. This suited them as they were looking for a project, and with great care and attention to detail they carried out renovations and added a large extension. They created a home that offers luxury living at its very best.
Chestfield is a village in a semi-rural location that offers the perfect balance between town and country living. A community minded village, there are nearby shops and the house looks over the eighteenth hole of Chestfield Golf Course that has the reputation of being one of the best in Kent. There are scenic coastal walks plus the delights of the Kent countryside to be enjoyed.
Picturesque Whitstable is a short cycle ride away and is known for its thriving arts community, whilst the annual Oyster Festival is an enjoyable event. Historic Canterbury is under a six mile drive away, and for commuters there is an excellent rail service into London Victoria.
The house was built in the first part of the twentieth century, and has a delightful mock Tudor exterior and an extremely inviting kerbside appeal. Jo explains the object was to create a home that was fresh, sleek, stylish and contemporary, in a house that is now a hundred years old. This has been achieved, as the general ambience is one of streamlined sophistication, combined with great comfort. The evidence can currently be seen on the Laura Ashley Home Design site.
The entire house is flooded with natural light, and Wayne describes the pleasure the family gain from the reception rooms; and in particular the main lounge with its dual aspect. Always light even on the greyest of days, it is perfect to settle before the open fire on cold winter nights. This room combined with the large chic dining room make the perfect entertaining venue.
The fantastic pool off the kitchen is a very gregarious space. It is much appreciated, and in full use throughout the year. The three double sliding doors open in the summer to allow the garden into the pool. It is ideal for barbecues and summer parties.
The six bedrooms ensure easy overnight hospitality, and the family bathroom has a great wow factor for first time visitors. The Catchpole and Rye luxury fittings create a real showstopper in a palatial setting.
The master bedroom suite is a very spacious, peaceful and private adult sanctuary. The floor to ceiling windows frame fabulous views across the garden: And the roomy balcony is the perfect place to sit with a morning coffee or a glass of wine to watch the evening steal across the sky.
The gardens are extensive with swathes of lawn, dotted with mature trees, soft shrubbery and a pretty brook running through; together they provide a private and serene oasis. It is also a fantastic playground for the children and dogs.
Wayne and Jo have created a home full of visual treats and seamlessly intertwining spaces which have an easy flow and function for family relaxation and entertaining.
They love the house and take away happy memories, but are also keen to start on their next project.
Painted wood front entrance door with glazed panels and glazed side panels. Radiator. Staircase leading to first floor. Wood floor. Three wall light points. Hardwired Nest system smoke and carbon dioxide detector.
Large wall hung basin with cupboards below. Local splash back tiling. Radiator. Wood floor. Seat with storage. Hooks for coats and scarfs. Door to w.C. Door to utility room.
Close coupled w.C. Tiled walls and floor. Heated towel rail. Frosted window to side.
Window to side. Plumbing for washing machine. Wall mounted Valliant gas boiler supplying hot water and central heating. Tiled floor. Water softener.
Impressive feature stone fireplace with open hearth. Window to front overlooking garden. Two radiators. Patio doors to swimming pool. Window to side.
Feature brick fireplace with open hearth. Window to rear overlooking swimming pool. Three radiators. Large French double doors to front garden.
Feature brick fireplace with open hearth. Bay window to front overlooking garden. Two radiators. Window to side. Launchport wall dock.
The kitchen is planned with a matching range of wall and base units. Inset single drainer ceramic 1½ bowl sink unit. Granite work surfaces with upstands. Concealed lighting. Partially tiled walls. Inset ceramic hob with extractor hood above and two built-in fan assisted ovens below. Integrated dishwasher. Window to rear overlooking garden. Radiator. Downlighters. Tiled floor. Door providing access to rear garden. Door to swimming pool room. Launchport wall dock.
Swimming pool 27'0 x 12'0 (8.23m x 3.66m) with electric pool cover. Three sets of Patio doors overlooking rear garden. Window to side. Six wall light points. Central heating thermostat control. Fitted dehumidifier. Extractor fan. Underfloor heating. Additional heater. Doors to changing room and boiler room.
Walk-in shower cubicle. Door to close coupled w.C. Tiled walls. Vanity wash hand basin with cupboard below. Frosted window to front. Tiled floor. Underfloor heating. Central heating thermostat control.
Wall mounted Worcester gas boiler supplying hot water and central heating to swimming pool room, changing room and master bedroom suite. Two pressurized hot water cylinders. Plumbing and controls for heated swimming pool. Filter machine. Solar panel meter.
Window to side. Radiator.
Window to front overlooking garden, golf course and 18th hole. Access to insulated loft. Additional loft access to solar panel connection and generator. Radiator. Airing cupboard with shelves housing pressurized hot water cylinder. Hardwired Nest smoke and carbon dioxide detector, Nest thermostat control for central heating. Access to separate landing area and walk way with full height windows and LED lighting leading to Master Bedroom Suite. Radiator.
Feature full height windows to side and rear overlooking garden. Underfloor floor heating. Nest thermostat control. Inset speakers. Door and glazed side panel to balcony.
Wide range of fitted full height wardrobes. Fitted drawers. Underfloor heating. Full height window to rear garden. Door to en-suite. Bang and Olufsen speaker controls for en-suite.
Suite in white comprising double ended free standing Waters bath with wall hung Hansgrohe mixer tap, separate large walk-in shower with fixed glass screen, Hansgrohe rainfall shower head and additional hand held Hansgrohe shower attachment. Waters wall hung his and hers wash hand basins with wall hung cupboards below. Villeroy and Boch wall hung w.C with concealed cistern. Villeroy and Boch tiled floor with underfloor heating. Chrome heated towel rail. Villeroy and Boch tiled walls. Full height frosted windows to rear. Two shelves with concealed lighting. Bang and Olufsen speakers. Downlighters. Extractor fan. Shaver point.
Large window to front overlooking garden, golf course and 18th hole. Window to side. Fitted units and shelves to recess. Radiator. Inset ceiling speakers. Door to dressing room.
Fitted full height wardrobe. Fitted drawer units. Radiator. Frosted window to rear. Door to en-suite. Bang and Olufsen speaker control for en-suite.
Villeroy and Boch suite in white. Double ended panelled bath with mixer tap and set into tile Aquavision T.V Screen and Inset ceiling speaker, Large separate fully tiled shower cubicle with rainfall shower head, wall hung wash hand basin with cupboard below and w.C with concealed cistern. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Chrome heated towel rail. Tiled walls. Two frosted windows to front. Concealed lighting. Bang and Olufsen speaker. Extractor fan. Shaver point.
Window to rear overlooking garden. Radiator. Frosted glass door to en-Suite.
Suite in white comprising walk-in shower with fixed glass screen and rainfall shower head, wall mounted wash hand basin and wall hung w.C with concealed cistern. Tiled walls and floors. Underfloor heating. Vertical radiator. Frosted window to side. Downlighters. Extractor fan.
Window to front overlooking garden, golf course and 18th hole. Radiator.
Dual aspect with window to side and window to front overlooking garden, golf course and 18th hole. Radiator. Feature brick fireplace.
Double doors with glazed side panels to balcony. Two radiators.
Stainless steel and glass balustrade. Outside lighting.
Suite by Catchpole and Rye comprising free standing nickel plated bath with mixer tap and hand held shower, wash hand basin and high level w.C. Radiator. Chrome heated towel rail. Frosted window to side. Laminate flooring. Extractor fan.
Remote electrically operated roller door. Power and light.
Two sets of double doors to front cobblestone drive. Power and light. Door to enclosed front garden.
Border brick walls to front. Drive leading to remote operated double gates to front garden and electrically operated pedestrian gate. Flower and shrub border to perimeter. Large driveway providing extensive off road parking. Paved paths leading to both sides of the property and front door. External lighting. Additional cobblestone drive to front of Thatched roof double garage.
Extensive lawns with flower beds, bushes and shrubs. Large paved patio area housing hot tub. Stream with two foot bridges. Outside tap. Exterior lights and power points. Pedestrian access to both sides.
Double doors to garden.
Playhouse with pitched roof, power and light.
Suite in white comprising close coupled w.C and wall hung wash hand basin with cupboard below. Power and light.
Planning has been granted to convert the Thatched Garage into a games room/office and for an extension to the side of the swimming pool creating a gym.
A security system and cameras with remote access are fitted to the property. The property also benefits from hardwiring for surround systems and wifi points throughout the property.
Solar panels are fitted supplying an additional energy system with a monthly rebate of £120 per calendar month.
The following mains services are connected to the property electricity, water, gas, drainage and a telephone line. All services will be subject to the appropriate companies transfer conditions.
Central heating is provided by a gas fired boilers situated in the boiler room and utility room and hot water radiators as indicated in these particulars.
The windows are generally of painted timber frames.
The property is to be sold Freehold with vacant possession.
We are advised by the Valuation Office that the property is currently within Council Tax Band G. The amount payable under tax band G for the year 2017/2018 is £2746.65.
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