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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Gibraltar House Gibraltar Lane, Maidstone ME14

£1,350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Amazing Listed 17th Century Home
  • 4 Large Double Bedrooms
  • Grounds Of Approx 2 Acres
  • 2 Boat Houses & Further Dwelling
  • Own Private Island
  • 150ft Of Private Moorings
  • Beautiful River Frontage Location
  • 30ft Master Suite With Sun Terrace
  • A Wealth Of Character & Period Features
  • 3 Stunning Reception Rooms

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE ISLAND? Gibraltar House is one of the finest and most spacious private homes in the Maidstone area which has stood alongside the river as early as the 16th century and is steeped in history. A former beer house for bargees and fullers earth workers then called the Fulling Lodge. It is now a glorious detached home that oozes charm and character and the extensive accommodation is perfect for any family. Along side this is approximately two acres of stunning gently undulating grounds including a private island with large thatched circular bar, hot tub and entertaining space, perfect for parties and lazy days in the sun. Gibraltar House really is a home for life.


Location

Maidstone offers a welcoming environment for young and old with the River Medway running through its centre. The town is not only a cultural delight but it offers some of the counties best shopping and eating experiences. Shopaholics need look no further than the Fremlins Walk and the Mall for reputable proof of this. Pubs and restaurants offer cuisine from around the world providing a pleasurable eating experience. There are sporting facilities including golf and county cricket at nearby Moat Park. Maidstone also has two mainline stations into London and there is motorway access for the M20 and M2 within the vicinity.


Accommodation

The property retains a wealth of original features including exposed Oak wooden flooring, wall and ceiling timbers, fireplaces, multi-pane sash windows and picture rails. Of particular note is the formal dining room which leads off the main entrance hall, with large brick inglenook fireplace and charming window seat in the sash bay window overlooking the river it provides an excellent area for formal entertaining. Further reception rooms comprise of an elegant 30ft drawing room with wood burning stove and two large multi-paned sash bay windows overlooking the river and garden, there is a further 30ft. triple aspect family/games room benefitting from four sets of French doors leading onto the main outside terrace. The large breakfasting kitchen is filled with a range of hand made bespoke wall and base level units, complimentary granite tops and butler sink and as you would expect all integrated appliances including a coffee maker and dishwasher. There is also an Aga and Aga's companion. The room enjoys a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and has access onto a secluded side garden with cobbled path leading to the main grounds. A utility room, cloakroom, inner and rear hall with walk-in cloaks cupboard complete the ground floor. Located on the first floor the bedroom accommodation comprises a large landing leading to a palatial 30ft master suite enjoying a triple aspect over the river, garden and private Island and with door leading onto a private sun terrace with sunken hot tub, a real sun trap where you can enjoy river views. There is a walk in closet and beautifully appointed en-suite wet room and fitted with a modern contemporary suite with roll top bath and under floor heating. There is further double bedroom with feature brick fireplace and modern fitted bathroom with underfloor heating to this level. The second floor comprises a guest suite comprising a double bedroom and dressing/en-suite with a range of fitted wardrobes, walk in shower cubicle and sink unit. There is a further good size double bedroom and cloakroom/wc which finishes the accommodation. Externally the property offers an extensive river frontage including its own generous amount of private moorings all overlooking Allington Castle. The gardens and grounds are exquisite, being beautifully looked after and well arranged. In total the house sits in approximately two acres. It also comprises two boat houses one of which has its own detached one bedroom dwelling over offering self contained accommodation, perfect for an au-pair and enjoys a floor to ceiling bay window with amazing views over the inlet, garden and Island. There is a double and two single garages and a work shop/barn, all accessed via the long winding driveway providing ample parking via the electric entry gates. A real unique feature of this property is the small inlet to the private island accessed by a decked bridge from the main garden. It has its own access to the river via a sliding footbridge for boating enthusiasts the property even offers a private launch slip into the River Medway.


Our View

The property really is a complete one off in a breathtaking position along the river. A home that you will instantly fall in love with as the current owners did. So don't delay calling our Maidstone office to secure a viewing on this amazing property.


Grand Entrance Hall

10' 10" x 8' 11"  (3.3m x 2.72m) 


Main Drawing Room

30' 3" x 16' 10"  (9.22m x 5.13m) 


Formal Dining Room

16' 10" x 16' 6"  (5.13m x 5.03m) 


Family/Games Room

34' 1" x 10' 0"  (10.39m x 3.05m) 


Utility Room

8' 8" x 5' 5"  (2.64m x 1.65m) 


Breakfasting Kitchen

22' 6" x 12' 10"  (6.86m x 3.91m) 


First Floor Landing

12' 2" x 8' 1"  (3.71m x 2.46m) 


Master Suite

30' 6" x 16' 10"  (9.3m x 5.13m) 


Luxury En-suite Bathroom

11' 1" x 7' 2"  (3.38m x 2.18m) 


Bedroom

16' 10" x 16' 7"  (5.13m x 5.05m) 


Family Bathroom/Wc

12' 7" x 5' 7"  (3.84m x 1.7m) 


Second Floor Landing

14' 2" x 9' 1"  (4.32m x 2.77m) 


Guest Bedroom

13' 10" x 13' 5"  (4.22m x 4.09m) 


Dressing Room/En-suite Shower Room

10' 9" x 9' 10"  (3.28m x 3m) 


Bedroom

16' 11" x 13' 10"  (5.16m x 4.22m) 


Sitting/Dining Room

28' 8" x 14' 3" (including kitchen)  (8.74m x 4.34m (including kitchen)) 


Bedroom

10' 0" x 8' 0"  (3.05m x 2.44m) 

IMPORTANT NOTE TO PURCHASERS:

We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Please be advised that some of the particulars may be awaiting vendor approval. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us, especially if you are travelling some distance to view. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
12 April 2012

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YOUR MOVE Premier, Premier Maidstone

24 King Street, Maidstone ME14 1DW

01622 671151 Local call rate

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