An impressive and unlisted, traditional Wealden Farmhouse sympathetically restored and extended, providing spacious, well planned and characterful accommodation. The property comprises five bedrooms and three reception rooms complemented by lawned gardens, a natural pond and two paddocks extending to c. 3.7 acres. Cranbrook School catchment area.
Staplehurst mainline station approximately 1 mile - travel time to London approximately 60 minutes.
Cranbrook approximately 6.5 miles
Maidstone approximately 8.5 miles
Lindridge is a very well presented, detached farmhouse offering a wealth of period charm with modern convenience. Presenting mixed elevations of brick, exposed timbers with plaster infilling and weatherboarding set with a mixture of wood grain effect UPVC and timber framed, sealed double glazed casement windows, beneath a pitched Kent peg tiled roof with cat slide. Extensions in c. 1970s and more recently in 2005 have combined to create a traditional and flexible family home.
The character accommodation is arranged over two floors incorporating a wealth of period features including the sitting room/dining room with Tuscan flagstone floor and impressive inglenook fireplace with canopy hood, inset display niche and shelving, exposed ceiling timbers and double aspect. Comprehensively fitted kitchen/breakfast room with beech base and eye level cupboards, newly fitted electric ‘Total Control’ 3 oven Aga, travertine floor tiling, enjoying fine outlook across garden. A walk through with vaulted ceiling, including French doors and windows onto terrace leading to family room/study with ensuite cloakroom laid with oak floors, currently used as a combined office and gym. A living room with fireplace housing woodburning stove, double aspect enjoying pleasant outlook across rear garden.
Five bedrooms (two with ensuite bath/shower rooms) include a range of fitted storage space and are arranged over the first floor. The ensuites and family bathroom are comprehensively fitted with classic white suites, the family bathroom includes a high level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, free standing roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment and a separate tiled and glazed shower. Bedrooms three, four and five have traditional fireplaces.
Gardens and Grounds:
A gravel drive, over which the neighbouring oast has a right of way, to a double five bar gate opening on to gravel parking, single garage and area of lawn to front with block paved path.
The gardens are a fine feature, laid to lawn, stocked with a range of mature shrubs and trees including oak, apple, willow, maple and weeping pear, natural pond, paved seating areas, brick pizza oven and barbecue with ample space for outdoor entertaining.
From the garage a continuation of the gravel drive with five bar gate to attached outbuilding of rendered block construction, sliding timber door with power and light, ideal for use as workshop and garden implement store. To the rear of the garden is a timber summer house with power and light and above ground swimming pool, fenced kitchen garden area comprising raised brick and sleeper beds looking out to the paddocks. The whole is bordered by established hedging and trees enjoying a southerly aspect and views across gardens and surrounding countryside.
From the centre of Staplehurst village proceed in a northerly direction towards Maidstone on the A229. At the minor crossroads with traffic lights, take the left hand turning in to Marden Road. Continue along this road for approximately 0.8 miles whereupon Lindridge will clearly be seen on the left hand side.
Services: Gas fired central heating, mains electricity and water supply. Private drainage shared between the farmhouse, oast and barn.
Local authority: www.maidstone.gov.uk
Council tax: Band G
Strictly by appointment with the agents. Cranbrook Office: 01580 712888
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