- Impressive equestrian property
- Approx 17 miles from Dover
- Attractive 5 bedroom property
- Excellent ancillary accommodation
- outstanding equestrian facilities
- An impressive 20m x 40m indoor arena
- EPC Rating = E
An impressive equestrian property conveniently located about 17 miles from Dover, for easy access to the European circuits, with outstanding, newly built facilities.
Thoughtfully created by an international dressage rider, Queens Court offers a rare opportunity to purchase an impressive equestrian facility, within easy reach of Dover for the European Circuits.
Situated in an accessible and desirable rural location, Queens Court extends to approximately 12.077 acres of predominantly grassland, with an attractive 5 bedroom detached property, excellent ancillary accommodation and an extensive range of newly built and impressive equestrian facilities.
The approach is down a private tree-lined drive, where the property sits in an elevated position enjoying farmland views over the Romney Marsh and across to the coast in the distance.
Situated in a prominent position, enjoying breathtaking views, Queens Court is an beautiful 'Arts & Crafts' home which was originally designed and built in 1911 for Mary Deacon; a substantial land owner who lived in Knightsbridge and spent her summers in Kent. The property presents well throughout; with generously proportioned rooms and good ceiling heights.
The property comprises 4 good sized reception rooms on the ground floor, all of which are light a spacious and offer superb family and entertaining space. The central sitting room leads into an impressive conservatory, which is a particular feature of the property. The conservatory sits in a prominent position with the most outstanding views and three sets of double doors lead out to a large south facing decking area.
There is also an impressive kitchen on the ground floor which is beautifully fitted with cream high gloss units and granite work surfaces. Off the kitchen is a utility room equipped with a butler's sink, high gloss red floor and wall cupboards and matching granite work surfaces. Furthermore, there is an additional boot room and a w.c on the ground floor.
On the first floor you will find an lovely open space landing, off which you will find a family bathroom and 4 good sized bedrooms. You will also find the master bedroom, which is accessed through a dressing room with fitted wardrobes on both sides. The master bedroom is of good size with its own south facing balcony and en-suite bathroom which comprises his and hers twin basins, a large walk-in-shower and a free standing modern style bath.
The enchanting south facing gardens are a particular feature of the property and comprise a large individual walled garden with covered terrace and store room. On the eastern boundary there is a small area of woodland which is filled with daffodils, snowdrops and bluebells in the spring.
To the front of the property there is a gravel driveway providing ample parking, along with a timber garage and adjoining stable, a summerhouse and a dog house.
There are two additional properties providing excellent grooms or staff accommodation:
The cottage is a two bedroom self-contained, single storey building which comprises a lovely open reception room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms.
The chapel is a one bedroom self-contained annexe with high arched windows, an open plan kitchen/ living area, a bedroom and adjoining en-suite shower room.
To the west of the property you will find an array of impressive equestrian facilities all of which have been recently built by Charles Britton.
The facilities comprises a commanding 20m x 40m indoor arena, which is light and well-ventilated, with a pair of two, full height, timber sliding doors.
A second barn adjoins the indoor arena which contains 6 Loddon stables, wash down and solarium bays, tack room, feed room and space to create a further 4 stables.
The facilities also include a newly built 20m x 60m outdoor arena and post and rail paddocks.
Furthermore, there is an old timber framed office block including a kitchenette and shower facilities, hard standing for lorry parking and a separate access/drive for the equestrian facilities.
Set back from the road, behind wrought iron gates and a the end of a tree lined privately owned driveway; Queens Court is situated on the outskirts of Lympne, on the escarpment overlooking the Romney Marsh and in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Idyllic and peaceful, it is nevertheless within easy reach of the ancient Cinque Port of Hythe (approx 4 miles) which provides for everyday needs, with Ashford and Canterbury only slightly further afield offering a more extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities.
The property and location offers good access for horse boxes and lorries and there are good links to Dover, providing easy access by ferry to Europe for the European circuits.
Leisure: There are a number of local golf courses, including Ashford Golf Club, Sene Valley, Pentland Golf, Roundwood Hall, Etchinghill and Kingsnorth Golf Club. Further afield in Dover are three of the very best courses which have hosted the Open Championship, Royal St Georges's, Prince's and Royal Cinque Ports. In addition there sailing at Dover.
Comprehensive shopping: Hythe (approx 4 miles) has a good range of shops and essential amenities, whilst Folkestone (approx 9.8 miles) offers more comprehensive shopping facilities. Further towns and cities within easy reach include Ashford (approx 9.3 miles), Dover (approx 16.8 miles), Canterbury (approx 17.8) and central London (64.1 miles).
Schools: There are excellent schools locally, in both the independent and state sectors. Noteworthy schools in the area include: Ashford School, Kent College, St Edmunds School Canterbury, The Kings School Canterbury and Dulwich Preparatory School.
Mainline rail services: Trains from Ashford International (approx 10 miles) provide high speed services to London St Pancras with journey times from 38 minutes. Ashford International also offers direct high speed Eurostar services to the heart of the European cities of Paris, Brussels and Lille.
Communications: The M20 and can be joined at Junction 11 (approx 3 miles) providing access to the wider motorway networks and providing fast routes to London, Gatwick and Heathrow airports. The property is also conveniently placed for access to the continent, being situated within easy reach of the port of Dover, the Eurotunnel Terminal at Cheriton and Ashford International for Eurostar.
Directions: From Junction 11 of the M20 proceed on the A20 towards Westenhanger. At the second roundabout, turn onto the A20 in westerly direction towards Ashford. Pass Folkestone racecourse on the right hand side and at the first set of traffic lights turn left. Continue on the road and at the next junction turn right onto the B2067. Continue past the entrance to Port Lympne Zoo on the right, passing underneath the pedestrian footbridge. After no more than 200m the wrought iron entrance gates (unmarked) will be seen on the left hand side.
Method of Sale: The property, as described is being offered for sale as a whole by private treaty.
Tenure and Possession: The tenure of the property is Freehold with vacant possession being granted upon completion.
Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
Local Authorities: Shepway District Council[use Contact Agent Button]) and Kent County Council[use Contact Agent Button])
Outgoings: Queens Court - Council Tax Band G.
The Chapel - Council Tax Band C.
The Cottage - Council Tax Band B.
Planning: Queens Court lies within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way: The property is being sold subject to, and with the benefit of, all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether public or private, specifically mentioned herein or not.
There are no Public Rights of Way over the property.
Sporting and Mineral Rights: The sporting and mineral rights, in so far as they are owned, are included in the sale.
Acreage: 12 Acres
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