Combining a clean, modern aesthetic with stunning panoramic views over a Kentish Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cherry Tree Cottage is a remarkable example of just how sophisticated rural living can be.
This sought-after Savills property, constructed in 2009, was designed to highly energy-efficient specifications, but without compromising on practicality or style.
The ground floor centres around a large, open-plan sitting/dining/kitchen area, which comes equipped with Miele appliances, full-height cupboards and an island unit. The sitting area features a contemporary gas fire, a state-of-the-art Crestron audiovisual system and offers views through the glass front to the swimming pool and beautiful rolling countryside beyond.
This tri-function reception space has been carefully designed so that three distinct areas are created, but the whole runs seamlessly together.
Adjacent to the main reception room is the master bedroom suite, featuring a range of wardrobes and a fitted dressing table, as well as sliding doors that open out to the terrace – the perfect place to relax with a morning cup of coffee. The bedroom is complemented by a luxurious en suite with a bath, walk-in shower and wall-mounted basin.
There’s plenty of space for family and guests, too, with three bedrooms sharing a bathroom on the other side of the ground floor, and a larger guest suite including a secondary kitchen on the lower ground floor. This floor is dominated by a large room designed for entertaining, equipped with a bar, a separate raised floor area and cinema space. A spacious storage room to the west completes the lower ground floor.
Cherry Tree Cottage is set within an acre of grounds on the outskirts of Crockham Hill Village in Kent, England, and surrounded by Natural Trust woodland and parkland, making it an ideal residence for anyone who appreciates the great outdoors.
Gardens are predominantly laid to lawn, with the south-facing terrace in which the swimming pool is set offering a superb space for summer parties. Steps lead down from the terrace to a level lawned area bordered by mature hedging and ash, oak and sycamore trees. The cherry tree from which the property takes its name can be found at the far boundary of the grounds.
Photos courtesy of Savills
Cherry Tree Cottage, a Modern Home in a Rural Setting was published on HomeDSGN on Nov 9, 2012.
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