Staplehurst Mainline Railway Station approx. 2 miles, County town of Maidstone approx. 9.5 miles, Tunbridge Wells approx. 16 miles
THE PROPERTY: Little Pagehurst is an impressive medieval timber framed farmhouse with origins dating from the 15th Century with later alterations. The property displays many architectural features indicative of the period, in particular the front elevation with timber framed bays jetted to the front. The property now presents an opportunity for further updating and improvement. Providing very well proportioned family accommodation this character family home is described in more detail as follows; three reception rooms incorporating a drawing room with inglenook fireplace and heavy bressummer beam. Dining room with triple aspect enjoying pleasant outlook across the garden. Sitting room with inglenook fireplace housing woodburning stove, pleasant aspect to front. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with base and eye level cupboards and drawers, four burner Neff ceramic hob with twin electric ovens and walk in larder. The lobby includes a second larder and open plan study. Six of the seven bedrooms are arranged over the first floor accessed by two separate staircases. The main bedroom with wide gauged oak floorboards, two built in wardrobes and pleasant aspect to front. Three family bathrooms (two fitted with white suites) are arranged over the first floor. Attic/bedroom seven, a double room with fitted wardrobe and vanity unit, enjoys a pleasant aspect across the garden. Three bedrooms benefit from vanity units.
THE COTTAGE: A detached timber framed building providing accommodation arranged over two floors comprising sitting room with gas fired woodburning stove with open plan fitted kitchenette. A staircase leads up to a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
GARDENS & GROUNDS: Little Pagehurst is approached via two five bar gates opening onto a sweeping gravel drive. The gardens are a particular feature with expanses of lawn punctuated with established shrubs and trees. The walled garden, situated to the front of the property, is a particular feature with Bethersden marble pathways and established flower beds. Useful cultivated kitchen garden area. A range of agricultural buildings are set to the rear of the property and have been used to service the small holding which is used everyday by the current owners as part of the day school for adults with learning disabilities. The paddocks run conveniently to three sides with separate access from Pagehurst Road, divided into four main blocks, incorporating piggery with outdoor pens with arks and a timber, recently constructed, haybarn. Fine views are enjoyed out across the neighbouring countryside.
DIRECTIONS: From the Wilsley Pound roundabout on the outskirts of Cranbrook follow the A229 in the direction of Staplehurst/Maidstone. On entering Staplehurst village just before the petrol station on the right, take the minor left hand turning into Pinnock Lane. Continue on bearing to the right by the grass triangle into Five Oak Lane. Continue on past Brattle Farm museum and on taking the minor right hand turning into Five Ash Lane. Continue on to the minor T junction and turn right into Pagehurst Road. Little Pagehurst will be found on the left hand side.
GENERAL: Tenure: Freehold Local authority: www.maidstone.gov.uk
Agent Note: Little Pagehurst benefits from having three entrance gates from Pagehurst Road. The majority of the gravel turning area in front of the barn/oast conversion is within the ownership of Little Pagehurst.
LITTLE PAGEHURST: Services: Oil fired central heating, mains electricity and water supply, private drainage Council tax: Band G EPC: N/A
THE COTTAGE: Services: Electric heating, mains electricity and water supply, private drainage of the main house. Council tax: Band A EPC: G
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the agents. Cranbrook Office 01580 712888
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