This is a fabulous modern home in a quiet village setting that will warm your heart and draw you to it.
We love surprises.
We always have high expectations of homes built by this local family firm of builders. Theirs is a name that we associate with quality. Having sold homes they've built for over thirty years we know how much people love them and why; and still this one provides a delightful surprise.
Smeeth and Brabourne Lees form a delightful pairing of parishes, melding seamlessly into one they sit amidst delightful countryside, a patchwork of farmland with myriad footpaths crisscrossing and introducing you to places like Hatch Park, a Site of Special Scientific interest (keep to the footpaths), 190 acres of beautiful Deer Park.
The village has a general store and post office, primary school, hairdressers and two pubs. Evegate, nearby is home to a delightful group of businesses including dog groomers, cafe/deli, micro pub, ironmongers, osteopaths, fitness training and many other local businesses. Add to all this the ease of getting to Hythe and the coast, the cathedral city of Canterbury or the simple journey to Ashford and to the International Station with its hi-speed service to St Pancras (approx thirty-eight minutes), a superb community to live within and you have an irresistible combination.
Paul Browne homes are known for building great houses, often within local villages and forming small select groups they have a traditional appeal, carefully thought out and finished. We love the attention to detail, internal doors, fittings, electric vehicle charging point, a real fireplace; all things that add something subtley special to life.
Here in Smeeth just seven homes nestle together in a delightful 'crescent'. This particular home sits tucked away and is hidden from Plain Road. There is that quality about them we recognise instantly as we drive up. A sense of space and a layout inside that makes life easy to live. Here, the first surprise comes from the freedom the ground floor accommodation provides. A beautiful family room and kitchen overlook the garden and enjoy a southerly aspect with light flooding in. Currently the separate living room is put to excellent use to provide a combination sitting room and bedroom for visitors. This is a room that can be anything you want pretty much. Fancy a separate dining room? This will make a fantastic one. Need a room for the teenagers to use or fancy a Film Room? Use it in a way that suits your lifestyle, it may become your everyday living room, the beauty is that freedom we mentioned.
Downstairs there is a cloakroom and a utility room, essential additions to modern life.
Upstairs two of the bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms; all the bedrooms are great sizes and the landing provides a space that balances everything; it's a home that flows nicely as you wander through.
The second surprise comes as you step into the garden. The space outside opens up and laps around the side of the house. The formal garden is landscaped delightfully and designed to draw you from the living space. Walk up into the 'wild area', an ecological natural wildlife area, and the space you have here catches your breath; it's not your typical modern home at all. This area of garden is designated as wild landscape, not to have structures upon it or to be cultivated and it makes for space where wildflowers can thrive, select trees will mature and blend into the woodland that borders you.
This is a delightful setting, one to sit back and enjoy. Life in the village is easy to enjoy, walk to shops, walk to pubs, watch the seasons change the colours of the countryside as you explore those footpaths. This is home.Get in touch if you like this home.