Contemporary 4-5 Bedroom Country Homes
A rare and exclusive development of 5 luxury detached houses in a secluded enclave just off The Street, in Appledore with views over open countryside to the rear whilst being within walking distance of the shops and amenities in the village centre.
A wonderful Kentish village location that retains all its intimate charm whilst being close to excellent transport links.
Appledore is situated between Tenterden and New Romney on the B2080. It is an attractive village with medieval houses and a 14th century church St Peter and St Paul. The village has a Post Office, village store, a friendly local pub, and antique shops. The railway station lies two miles away on the Ashford to Hastings line, with Ashford International just one stop away (less than 15 mins).
The village itself has an eventful history, that goes back to Roman times. It was once a port and has played its part in events of national importance. The village was considered to be on the front line of defence against the threatened Napoleonic invasion, hence the Royal Military Canal passes close by. Today the canal offers excellent walks and fishing (day tickets are available). The long distance footpath which follows the old Saxon Shoreline passes through the village. The historic town of Rye is also a short 11 minute drive away, or for more modern day shopping, Ashford has a huge offering including a great sized John Lewis and Waitrose. The new Elwick Place cinema and restaurant complex is due to open in December 2018 with 6 cinema screens, 8 restaurants and a hotel. All of this just 20 minutes away in the car.
The coast is also close-by with the excellent beaches at Camber Sands within 20 minutes’ drive offering a range of water sports and beach activities.
For those interested in wines, there is a world class vineyard in Appledore that is producing some of the most acclaimed quality wines. There are 40.1 hectares at the Gusbourne Estate that are planted with the classic Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. In 2010 the debut vintages of Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2006 and Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2006 were released to critical acclaim.
Appledore’s climate isn’t just great for growing grapes, it is one of the driest and most beautiful areas in the Garden of England.
More local produce originating from Appledore is the famous Appledore Turkeys at Priory Farm where Christmas turkeys of the highest quality and taste are produced in the traditional way supplying locally to Kent and beyond.
With a fantastic local larder, there are bound to be fabulous eateries close-by. If you are thinking of somewhere to eat with high quality menus produced mainly from locally sourced produce, you could try Rocksalt in Folkestone, The Gallivant at Camber, The George in Rye, or the Curlew in Bodiam. All of which have won various dining awards.
The development is a 5 minute drive to Appledore station which has links to Ashford and its’ links to London St Pancras in 40 minutes. The M20 motorway junction at Ashford is 25 minutes’ drive away with links to the broader motorway network.
Proximity to a huge choice of local village primary schools, and also the choice of many excellent secondary education grammar schools, colleges, and independent day/boarding schools are all within a 15 mile catchment area.
There are two house types all of which will have underfloor heating throughout, great contemporary kitchens and bathrooms and a light, spacious feel that is sometimes hard to find. All houses have 4 or 5 good sized double bedrooms, open plan layout to the ground floor and a large outside terrace and private gardens as well as access to the great communal space to the rear of the development. All houses have garages for two cars, with additional parking areas in front. Visitors parking is also available.
The houses are exciting in design with a mixed use of materials and clever use of glazing to ensure light bright spaces. Materials have been carefully chosen to highlight the surrounding environment and offer individuality from the surrounding vernacular.