An opportunity to purchase a character four double bedroom semi-detached cottage with three reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room and a separate utility room. Situated in a semi-rural location with grounds extending to about five and a half acres which incorporate formal gardens and two paddocks with a detached stable block and further outbuildings. Only a short drive or cycle ride to major transport links and amenities in the county town of Maidstone. Offered to the market with no forward chain.
THE PROPERTY:The front door is situated to the side of the property and opens into an entrance porch with a cloakroom and then continues into a spacious central hallway with doors to the ground floor accommodation and a turned staircase to the first floor landing. On the ground floor the accommodation comprises; kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, dining room, sitting room and a study. The kitchen/breakfast room has a rear aspect with an entrance porch to the patio. The kitchen has a comprehensive range of wall, base and drawer units with a ceramic sink set into the worktop and an integrated total control electric modern operated Aga cooker. The utility room has a front aspect and a range of wall and base units with a single bowl stainless steel sink set into the worktop with space and plumbing under for a washing machine, dryer and dishwasher. There is further space for a free standing fridge/freezer. The dining room has a front aspect with doors back to the utility room and hallway. The sitting room has a double aspect to the side and rear. There is an exposed brick open fireplace and a pretty window seat overlooking the rear patio. The study has a double aspect to the front, side and provides flexibility to use to suit individual needs.
On the first floor landing are doors to four double bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are storage cupboards and an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder towards the far end of the landing. The master bedroom is a large and airy bedroom with a double aspect to the side and rear. There are ample built-in wardrobes, a study/reading area and a feature fireplace with an en-suite bathroom. The en-suite comprises; pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc and a panelled bath with a separate shower attachment above and a side splash screen. Bedroom two has a front aspect with a corner wash hand basin set into a vanity unit. Bedroom three has a front aspect and a ceiling hatch providing access to the loft. Bedroom four again has a front aspect. The family bathroom has a rear aspect with a white suite comprising; panelled bath, low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and a corner shower cubicle.
GARDENS & GROUNDS: The gardens and grounds are a real feature of the property and enjoy a sunny south westerly open aspect. The gardens and grounds total about 5.5 acres and predominately comprise open grassland and paddocks with a large courtyard garden to the rear of the cottage. The courtyard garden is beautifully landscaped with pretty seating areas and covered pergola arched walkways with a small pond to one corner. It is well stocked with mature trees and shrubs to the boundaries. A double wooden gate opens beside the property from Dean Street into a driveway which has a detached outbuilding providing the opportunity to use as an annex subject to the necessary permissions and a detached garage. The driveway leads into the paddocks at the rear with a further side gate opening to a second driveway again leading to the paddocks. The second driveway is located on the south west side of the plot boundary and provides further access to Dean Street from the paddocks and has an off road parking area with a gate leading into the rear courtyard garden.
The detached stable block provides up to six stables and a tack room with power and water connected. There are two further detached garage/stores within the grounds. Surrounding is an open area of grassland with mature trees, chicken pen and a vegetable garden to the far corner. There are far reaching countryside views from the paddocks.
Services: Oil fired central heating, mains electricity, water supply and drainage services connected but not tested
Local authority: Maidstone Borough Council
Council tax: Band E
EPC: E (43)
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the agents. Paddock Wood Office: 01892 832325
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