Guide price

£865,000

(£698/sq. ft)

Equestrian property for sale
Alkham Valley Road, Folkestone CT18

1,239 sq. ft
Tenure:
Freehold
Council tax band:
Not available
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Points of interest

Property location

Nearby amenities

  • Hawkinge Primary School1.1 miles
  • Capel-le-Ferne Primary School1.1 miles
  • Folkestone Central2.1 miles
  • Folkestone West2.4 miles

These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.

Features and description

  • Freehold
  • Character 3 Bed Farmhouse
  • 3.27 acres (tbv*)
  • 6 paddocks of varying sizes with post & rail fencing
  • Current Planning Permission for Riding Arena (60m x 20m)
  • Chart Stable Block 3 Loose Boxes
  • Further range of Outbuildings
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Current Planning Permission for 2 storey extension
  • Views over the Alkham Valley
  • Easy Commute to London
A delightful character 3 bedroom family farmhouse c1800 (unlisted) set in 3.27 acres (tbv*) plus a well set up equestrian facility and outstanding elevated views to the rear over the Alkham Valley & set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Folkestone. The equestrian facilities are set to the rear of the property with a detached wooden stable block and purpose-built yard gated to both ends, 3 loose boxes, feed room (with overhang & part roofed to one end) 6 adjoining paddocks with Jacksons post and railed fencing. Current planning permission is granted for Riding Arena (60 x 20m) (ref. 20/0853/fh). There are a range of further useful outbuildings including a large barn, triple garage and open fronted hay barn/tractor store with plenty of parking by the outbuildings and house. This delightful property is well presented throughout and is deceptively light & spacious, includes 3 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms. There is also current planning permission to add a two-storey extension (ref.20/0917/fh) to enlarge the accommodation providing additional master bedroom suite of dressing room, ensuite and farmhouse kitchen extension. For local shops/amenities the village of Hawkinge and the coastal town of Folkestone are both just a short drive away as are the rail stations of Folkestone West & Folkestone Central offering links to London.

Location & Area Awareness

The property is situated on the outskirts of the popular village of Hawkinge with some local amenties and the town of Folkestone in the Alkham Valley which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.The town centre of Folkestone is situated nearby with its relatively new shopping centre, restaurants and coffee shops and Folkestone’s Harbour Arm and coastline.There are great road links nearby to the M20 and the A2/M2 both to London, or in the other direction the popular historic towns of Deal & Sandwich.For european travel The Channel Port of Dover is within a few miles as is The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone.The historic Cathedral City of Canterbury is approx. 15 miles away, providing a wide range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities.The high speed rail link to London and St Pancras accessed either through Folkestone West or Folkestone Central & has a reduced travel time commuting to under 1 hour. Both these stations are approx. A 10/15 minute car journey, as is Dover Priory which offers alternative commuting routes.

Accommodation (See Floor Plan)

The house has retained some its original character and is well presented with triple glazed windows to the front and double glazed windows to the rear.
Entrance door: Leads into a small lobby at the front of the house with doors leading to kitchen, dining room and stairs.
Kitchen/breakfast room:A double aspect room, with a range of fitted kitchen base cupboards with worktops, sink unit with mixer tap, electric aga, space for dishwasher, and some freestanding units, including a fridge/freezer,
dining room: Cast iron feature fireplace with wood surround & mirror, doors to family room and kitchen with french doors to the patio.
Sitting room: French doors to side aspect and opening to gardens with picturesque views of the garden and further single door to garden.
Family room : French doors to patio and woodburning stove.
Utility room : Leading off the family room with space for white goods with outer door to the side parking area and front gates.
Downstairs shower room: This adjoins the utility room, with a level access shower, WC and washbasin.
First floor

Carpeted wooden staircase leading off from the front lobby area to bedrooms.The loft space has been fully boarded for extra storage space.
Bedroom one : A double sized room with open cast iron fireplace, WC and washbasin, with views to the side over the garden.
Bedroom two: A double sized room open fireplace cast iron feature fireplace, storage cupboard, dual aspect with wonderful far reaching breath taking views over the adjoining countryside.
Bedroom three: A single room, currently used as a study and views to the front of the property.
Family bathroom / shower room: Large bath with shower system & screen installed, vanity cupboard & wash basin, WC.

First Floor

Carpeted wooden staircase leading off from the front lobby area to bedrooms.The loft space has been fully boarded for extra storage space.
Bedroom one : A double sized room with open cast iron fireplace, WC and washbasin, with views to the side over the garden.
Bedroom two: A double sized room open fireplace cast iron feature fireplace, storage cupboard, dual aspect with wonderful far reaching breath taking views over the adjoining countryside.
Bedroom three: A single room, currently used as a study and views to the front of the property.
Family bathroom / shower room: Large bath with shower system & screen installed, vanity cupboard & wash basin, WC.

Equestrian Facilities & Outbuildings

Planning Permission granted Ref:20/0853/fh outdoor riding arena - 60m x 20m in one of the paddocks just away from the house.
Compact stable block :3 Chart timber loose boxes, Feed Room on concrete with enclosed yard area and gated to both ends( with power/lights, water via external taps/house or water butts from the stable yard roof.
Outbuildings : Access via the gravelled double gated drive from the road to the side of the house with side access via pedestrian gate to the side of the main entrance gates.
Barn/workshop:located adjacent to the house & stables, brick built with three pase power installed.
Timber three bay garage
open fronted hay & machinary store


The paddocks stretch away from the house on a slight incline in the main paddocks and are post and railed fenced with Jackson fencing, there are 6 paddocks in all of varying sizes with access gates to all and from the stables.

Land & Grounds

The main pasture land of 3.27 acres(tbv*)is directly behind the house.The acreage stated at the property is *tbv – (To Be Verified), which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients. A Title Plan from Land Registry will have been acquired, where available, showing the boundary and acreage. Otherwise, an online measuring tool will have been used to ‘check’ the acreage where possible. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact area of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements, at their own cost, by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the area for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.

Helpful Websites

We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase:
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Services & Outgoings

Tenure: Freehold
local authority: Folkestone Hythe and District Council
services: Oil central heating with boiler installed outside, Private drainage to cess pit, Mains water and electricity, solar panels installed to the rear of the property, providing extra heat for the lounge & second bedroom.
Residential tax band: D
EPC rating: D 57/84 Certificate Number: Full ratings & advisories/estimated costs are now online at the .gov web site:

Viewing Arrangements

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Disclaimer: All prospective buyers view all properties for sale with Equus International Property Ltd at their own risk and neither the Agents, Joint Agents nor the Sellers take responsibility for any damage or injury however caused to themselves or personal belongings or property.
By viewing a property with Equus you accept this disclaimer. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds you must wear appropriate clothing and footwear and children must be either left in the car or supervised at all times. Livestock should not be touched and all gates left shut or closed after use.

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