Client: Private
Sector: Residential
Location: Ashford
Ward: Ashford Borough Council
Status: Completed

Home of real individuality and charm, concentrating on bespoke finishing and attention to detail. Blue Firs is set in a convenient rural location just five miles from Ashford.

A generous hall leads to two comfortable reception rooms – the sitting room, with its open fireplace, has a bay window to the front and French doors opening to the rear garden, and the family room, which could also be used as a home office, if required.

The stunning bespoke kitchen has been built by local craftsmen and includes a wonderful larder cupboard housing hidden drawers and shelving. Painted in a contemporary grey, the wall and floor units provide plenty of storage space, and a central island has a breakfast bar; a range cooker sits within a bespoke alcove. There is ample space for easy chairs or for a table for informal dining. Bi-fold doors flood the kitchen/dining room with plenty of light and open onto the terraced area to the rear. Adjacent is a utility room, fitted with joinery to house appliances and a useful low level shower.

The first floor has four well-presented bedrooms, all of which are doubles. The principal bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with skylights, a dressing room and an en suite shower room with a walk-in shower. Bedroom 2 has a Juliet balcony with an outlook across the large rear garden. There is also a family bathroom with an over-bath rainfall shower.

There is underfloor heating to both the ground and first floors and the property is fitted with sleek, low profile solar panels.

This property has 0.54 acres of land.

The gravel driveway at the front of the property provides ample parking for residents and guests alike, while to the rear, the gardens include a patio area, which joins with the kitchen via bi-fold doors.

A paved pathway and steps lead from the patio, past contemporary raised beds to the elevated lawn. Towards the end of the lawn there are various mature trees, including the firs from which the house takes its name.

Bilting is situated to the northeast of Ashford, from where there is easy access to both the M20 and Ashford International station, which provides excellent communications to London and the coast, including the High Speed service to St Pancras (from 36 minutes). The area has good access to the Continent.

Ashford offers a broad range of local shopping facilities and a number of well-regarded schools in both the state and private sector, at all levels. Wye village has a regular farmers’ market and village shops, while the cathedral city of Canterbury offers a wider array of shopping, education and leisure opportunities.