- 5 Bedrooms, the master enjoying fitted wardrobes & luxury ensuite
- 3 Principal reception rooms plus family room
- Kitchen with adjoining large breakfast room & separate utility room
- Stunning reception hall with elegant staircase
- Rear garden with formal lawn, paved seating area, greenhouse & kitchen garden
- Private driveway & detached double garage
Wellbrook Place is an outstanding family house set on a select, unique, development of only five substantial properties surrounded by farmland and countryside designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Built by John Walker Developments, on its completion in 1997 the development won the Evening Standard Best New Development of the year, being heralded as a leading example in standards of construction, design and space, environmental factors and aesthetic impact. The front door is accessed via the palladium porch into a stunning reception hall with an elegant staircase rising to the first floor reaching the galleried landing. There are three principal reception rooms; a sitting room to the rear with French doors overlooking and opening onto the garden and an attractive fireplace with coal effect living flame gas fire, a separate dining room to the front with double doors from the hall and additional study at the opposing side of the house. To the rear is lovely living accommodation including a family room and large breakfast room which adjoins the kitchen. The kitchen is attractively and comprehensively fitted with a range of bespoke wall, drawer and floor units featuring solid granite work surfaces and a vaulted ceiling with skylight windows. There is a separate utility room with matching worktops. On the first floor is a large galleried landing providing access to the bedrooms. The master suite enjoys a bedroom with fitted wardrobes and an adjoining luxury ensuite bathroom. The guest bedroom suite is to the rear with dual aspect windows overlooking the garden and an attractive tiled ensuite shower room. There are three further bedrooms plus an impressive family shower room with a large Corian-lined shower. The property benefits from sealed unit double glazed windows in sliding sash style timber frames and has gas fired central heating with separate underfloor electric heating to the shower rooms and bathrooms.
From Bunce Court Road a shared driveway leads into the development and accesses the double gates of Wellbrook Place opening into a private gravel driveway sweeping to the front of the house and providing parking, turning and access to the detached double garage. Around the driveway are lawns and mature beds, steps lead up to the entrance porch and paths to the side access pedestrian gates leading to the rear garden.
From the rear of the house is a large paved seating area with doors opening from the sitting room and breakfast room ideal for seating, eating out and entertaining. To the side is a mature circular rose bed with a low-level Box hedging perimeter and central sculpted Hawthorn. The large formal lawn has a range of inset small mature trees and a path to the side winds past the wisteria-clad timber swing frame reaching the rear of the garden with octagonal Birchwood greenhouse. To the opposing side are mature well-stocked herbaceous borders including a range of specimen plants featuring coloured flowering rhododendron, camelia, hydrangea, buddleia and a selection of ferns, thistles, daffodils, tulips and bluebells. There is a beautifully laid-out kitchen garden enclosed with picket fencing and having raised beds and a timber shed. To the boundaries is a mixture of Portuguese laurel hedging and Jacksons timber fencing making the rear garden dog safe. The garden measures approx. 145ft (44.16m) wide at the rear boundary reducing to 84ft (25.58m) at the rear of the house.
The property enjoys an idyllic rural location and is surrounded by a network of footpaths and bridleways across the local farmland and countryside through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty providing lovely walking, cycling and riding. There is a choice of local public houses nearby including The Plough Inn at Stalisfield, The Carpenters Arms at Eastling and The Bowl Inn at Charing. High-quality restaurants nearby include Reeds at Faversham, The Sportsman at Seasalter and The Pig at Bridge. Shopping facilities can be found in Lenham, Faversham and Ashford, whilst Macknade Farmshop on the edge of Faversham provides artisan food and produce. The Cathedral City of Canterbury is easily accessible and provides a range of shopping, leisure and educational facilities. High-Speed rail links to London St. Pancras are available from both Canterbury West station and Ashford International.