The Summer House sits in a great position in the rolling Kent countryside.
The small and picturesque village of Detling is found on the slope of the North Downs, just north east of Maidstone, and on the Pilgrims' Way - ideal if you're looking for a break only a short distance away from London.
Even better there's a great pub in the village (The Cock Horse Inn) and the good news is, it's within easy walking distance!This charming, detached property is oak framed and weather boarded in a traditional style.
This exterior conceals an ultra modern interior which was inspired by the owner's experience of a stunning property they stayed at in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales in Australia.
Upon their return, they decided to build 'The Summer House' and have created a real gem in the heart of the countryside.
It is surrounded by trees and open space, yet near to the swimming pool, itself in the garden of the owners' house.
In fact we see it as the ultimate retreat for country getaway, due to the number of very desirable features including the use of the open air swimming pool, a hot tub, state-of-the-art shower cubicle/steam cabinet and home cinema.
Inside the property, notable details include underfloor heating, an impressive range of lighting options, smoked glass, privacy-affording living area window and height adjustable, pneumatically operated "bucket" dining seats.
You really can't ask for more!
One bedroom: 1 x double with balcony. Ground floor shower room with shower cubicle/steam cabinet incorporating various programmable shower options - impulse jets.
Open plan living area, with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
About the location
Rochester 9 miles; Canterbury 20 miles
Kent's county town, Maidstone, lies at the heart of the Garden of England. Here orchards and hop gardens surround quaint villages and must-see heritage sights. In Maidstone visitors can indulge in a morning of retail therapy exploring the shops at Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre, before enjoying a cultured afternoon at Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery. A popular place to visit is The Archbishop’s Palace, a 14th century building on the banks of the River Medway. Speaking of the river, why not climb aboard the Kentish Lady for a scenic cruise through the Maidstone Millennium River Park? Once you reach the Kent Life Museum, you can gain a fascinating insight into Kent’s rural history in bygone times, whilst an interesting day out can also be had examining the elaborate sleighs, sedan chairs and horse-drawn vehicles of the Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages. Although Maidstone is a thriving town full of restaurants, pubs and theatres, it’s surrounded by stunning countryside. You can indulge in afternoon tea in a pretty tea room or enjoy a pint of local ale in one of the many pubs in the picturesque villages of Lenham, Marden, Headcorn and Yalding, all scattered around this beautiful county. Walk or cycle the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or venture south to Dover, for a trip across the channel, or stop off at the National Trust property Stoneacre. A visit to this part of Kent would not be complete without a day exploring Leeds Castle, said to be the loveliest castle in the world. Once home to Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, its opulent rooms reveal stories of English royalty throughout the ages, whilst its glittering lake, 500 acres of glorious parkland and fun maze are great fun to explore. Maidstone is a bustling county town, with so much to do on its doorstep.
Note: Please note that there is some traffic noise when you are outside.
Note: Electricity usage charged by £1 / £2 coin meter.
Note: Unsuitable for babies, small children, the elderly or infirm due to stairs.
Note: Bedroom accessed via open tread stairs and with limited head height.