Property Details


Sold STC - Sandling Road, Saltwood, CT21 - £1,750,000

Main image, Sandling Road, Saltwood, CT21

Sandling Road is an exclusive location close to the centre of the sought after village of Saltwood with its pretty village green, local shop, popular café, public house, historic church and castle. There are two excellent primary schools within only a short walk and Brockhill Performing Arts College is nearby. There are two highly regarded Grammar Schools in Folkestone with a regular bus service providing access to both. Hythe town centre, with its bustling High Street and variety of independent shops, boutiques, cafés and restaurants is a short drive away. The town is also well served by 4 supermarkets (including Waitrose & Sainsburys). There is a variety of sports and leisure facilities in the vicinity, including sailing, tennis, squash, cricket and bowls clubs, etc. together with the Hotel Imperial Leisure Centre and two golf courses. There are many footpaths and bridleways in the vicinity - ideal for horse riding or dog-walking, along with Brockhill Country Park, where there is a play area and other organised outdoor activities.

Commuting links are excellent with the motorway network (M20 Junction 11) 1.8 miles distant, main line railway station at Sandling, less than 1 mile, the Channel Tunnel Terminal 3.7 miles, the ferry port of Dover 12.5 miles and Ashford International Passenger Station 11.5 miles. The High Speed Link is available from both Folkestone (5 miles) and Ashford (11.5 miles) with journey times to St Pancras of around 53 minutes and 38 minutes respectively (all times and distances are approximate).

Dating to the 1930's, Minstead is a particularly handsome detached house of immense charm and character. The property enjoys an idyllic setting amidst mature grounds of around 3.2 acres and is approached via a long private driveway which passes through the grounds to the house which stands towards the rear of the plot, around 360ft from the road. The property has been in the ownership of the same family for over forty years and it is fair to say that it would now benefit from general updating, that said, once any works are completed, the house would be amongst the finest in the vicinity and is considered well worthy of the expenditure required.

There is a wealth of original detail throughout the spacious and versatile accommodation, with all of the principal rooms enjoying a south westerly aspect over the gardens with distant glimpses of the sea. The accommodation comprises an entrance vestibule, spacious reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, domestic offices and cloakroom. The first floor galleried landing leads to six bedrooms, the master with en-suite, and two bathrooms. The delightful grounds encompass the property and provide a delightfully secluded and very special setting with generous expanses of lawn, a formal garden, pond and lightly wooded areas. There are two double garages and ample parking. Due to the positioning of the property within its plot it is considered that there may be considerable scope for some further development (subject to all necessary consents and approvals being obtained).

For room sizes please refer to the Floor Plan.