Shorne is a picturesque tucked away village offering local shops, public houses, church and primary school. Adjacent to Shorne village there is Shorne Wood Country Park an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its wildlife value. The village is within easy reach of Gravesend and Medway town providing further excellent schooling with the M2 and M25 motorways linking to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports, London, Bluewater and the International railway station at Ebbsfleet offering a 17 minute link to London and the Channel Ports. The commuter is well served by coach service running from the area to London together with main line railway station at Sole Street and Higham on the Victoria and Cannon Street line respectively.DIRECTIONS
From Fine & Country North Kent proceed down Ash Road, at the roundabout turn right onto the Main Road. Once passed the schools on the right, turn first left onto New Barn Road. At the end of the road proceed over the roundabout into Hall Road. Turn right onto the A2 Coast bound. Take the third junction marked Shorne/Cobham, at the T Junction turn right onto Brewers Road which mergers onto the Ridgeway. The property will be found on the right hand side just opposite Tanyard Hill.VENDOR INTERVIEW
Ridgeway House contains all the pleasing attributes of late Georgian domestic architecture. The faade has the large attractive windows of its period with the addition of two Victorian bays. This impressive frontage attracted the present owners, David and Tanya, who were immediately enchanted by the warm, inviting interior and stunning garden. The house was in need of some care and attention, and it was with great love and scrupulous attention to detail, that they restored the house to its original elegance.
The rooms have the space, symmetry and balance of their period which make the house an aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and spacious home; and the perfect venue for large gatherings of family and friends. The family eat in the dining room on a daily basis, and as the house is in an elevated position they can enjoy watching the world go by, through the large bay window. For more formal entertaining it transforms into a stylish setting, where you can experience a sense of how the room must have been in its own time.
The house has a bright and positive ambience throughout, and the double aspect in the sitting room make it a particularly pleasant airy room. It is an all year room where the family relax each evening. They fling open the patio doors in the summer, and sit cosily by the open fire in winter. The well equipped kitchen is a busy area where you can enjoy a leisurely chat at the breakfast bar, or take your morning coffee out to the patio. The barn beyond the kitchen is a fantastic space. It can be a great party place or a home gym and the area above is ideal as a children's play room.
The first floor bedrooms have the character and charm of original open fireplaces, cupboards and attractive, reclaimed wooden floorboards that feature throughout the house. Climb the stairs to the attic and you have a great room with a view across the marshes to the Thames.
The garden is pure delight and a very private oasis. Steps lead from the lower patio, to the second where you can relax by the pond, or to the third where you can sit in the shade of the beech tree and catch the last rays of the sun. It is a favourite spot for an evening glass of wine. The remainder of the garden is set to lawn and softly surrounded by mature trees and shrubbery. At the end is the office that is also a good place to have some undisturbed down time.
The surrounding woods and countryside create a superb rural environment but with London only an hour away and Gravesend and Ebbsfleet close by, it enjoys the best of town and country life. David and Tanya are going to miss the way of life they have appreciated at Ridgeway House.
Mr & Mrs D M
Sole Street Railway Station: 2.8 miles
Meopham Railway Station: 3.5 miles
Ebbsfleet International Station: 5.3 miles
The distances calculated are as the crow flies. For information regarding travel please visit: http://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel
Shorne Primary School: 0.6 miles
Higham Primary School: 1.7 miles
Cobham Primary School: 1.7 miles
Meopham Primary Academy: 3.8 miles
Gravesend Boys Grammar: 3 miles
St George's C of E School: 3.4 miles
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School: 3.7 miles
Mayfield Girls Grammar: 3.8 miles
Rochester Girls Grammar: 3.8 miles
Meopham Academy: 4.2 miles
Cobham Hall: 1.05 miles
Gads Hill: 1.11 miles
King's Rochester: 3.52 miles
St Andrew's Rochester: 3.26 miles
Information sourced from www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/school-search
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We are informed this property is in council tax band G, you should verify this with Gravesham Borough Council on 01474 564422MEASUREMENTS
All measurements are approximate and therefore may be subject to a small margin of error.REF
HA/SD/JT/140611 3437958/D1RESERVATION FEE
To reserve a property a holding deposit must be paid. For any property where the rent is £999 pcm or less the deposit will be £200 and for any property over £1,000 pcm the deposit will be £500. This must be paid in cleared funds. The holding deposit paid is deductible from the first month's rent but is non-refundable should the let not proceed through the fault of the tenant or the tenant pulls out. Terms and conditions of the holding deposit are available upon request.PAYMENTS
Payments must be made by bank transfer. Please note card payments, cash or cheques will not be accepted in any circumstances.REFERENCES
A charge of £180 inc VAT reference fee will apply for the first tenant and any subsequent references and/or guarantors will be charged at £120.00 inc VAT per person. References will be taken from employer or previous landlord and a credit search will be made. This payment is non refundable.UTILITY BILLS
Tenants are responsible for all utility bills unless otherwise stated.RENT & SECURITY DEPOSIT
Tenants will be required to pay one month's rent in advance at the start of the tenancy and also a deposit equal to one and a half month's rent.TENANCY AGREEMENT
A charge of £120 inc VAT will be made for the preparation of the tenancy agreement.END OF TENANCY
The tenant will be liable for any check out costs if applicable.PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
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