5 bedroom detached house for saleLaddingford, Kent, ME18
- Imposing oast house
- 5 bedrooms
- Indoor swimming pool
- About 2.32 acres incl paddocks
- Studio, triple garage, stables
- 3,752 sq ft
- Village location
- EPC Rating = C
Imposing triple roundel oast house and barn set in private gardens in a village location
Laddingford Farm Oast is set back from the lane, close to the centre of Laddingford, a delightful village which offers an award winning public house (The Chequers - CAMRA Good Pub Guide 2014) and a C of E Primary School.
Paddock Wood is just 3.1 miles away with a comprehensive range of amenities including; Waitrose, Barsley's Department Store, Baker's, Butcher's, Banks, Pharmacy, Cafes, Restaurants, Vet's, Dentist's, Health Centre etc. The mainline station has ample parking and fast trains to London Bridge and Charing Cross.
Laddingford is mid-way between Tunbridge Wells (10.3 miles), Tonbridge (9.4 miles) and Maidstone (7.7 mi les) which offer more comprehensive shopping and facilities and the many excellent and acclaimed grammar schools (all reached by a school bus service).
Tonbridge; Judd Boys' Grammar, Weald of Kent Girls' Grammar and Tonbridge Girls Grammar.
Tunbridge Wells; Skinners Boys' Grammar and Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar.
Maidstone; Invicta Girls' Grammar, Maidstone Girls' Grammar, Maidstone Boys' Grammar and Oakwood Boys' Grammar.
There are many private schools in the area, notably Hilden Oaks and Hilden Grange Preparatory Schools and also the Schools at Somerhill in Tonbridge.
Rose Hill and Beechwood Schools in Tunbridge Wells and Sutton Valence School near Maidstone.
Motorway Links: The M20 at Wrotham Heath gives access to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus.
Laddingford Farm Oast is an attractive and characterful brick built triple oast house with a timber frame barn which provides excellent accommodation. There is the benefit of an indoor swimming pool and a separate studio with adjoining garaging. Internally the accommodation is well presented with some exposed wall and ceiling timbers, some full height windows to the ground floor, Travertine flooring and attractive radiator covers. The house is set in a delightful garden with established planting which provides a high degree of privacy.
The principal reception rooms comprise a double aspect drawing room with views over the garden and a feature brick fireplace with wood burning stove; a dining room and a sitting room, both located in roundels and with an attractive outlook. Together with the generous entrance hall the ground floor accommodation provides excellent entertaining areas.
The kitchen is situated in the third roundel and is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base units and matching island unit. Corian work surfaces incorporate a butler sink and preparation sink. Appliances include a gas fired Aga, dishwasher, integral fridge and freezer, and there is space for a microwave and wine fridge.
Adjoining the kitchen is the breakfast room which provides an informal seating and dining area.
A utility room and stylish cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation.
The stairs turn and rise to a galleried landing featuring impressive exposed timbers.
The master suite is located in a roundel and features a dressing room with wardrobes and window seat, a well appointed en suite bathroom with separate W.C. and an impressive curved staircase which rises to the second floor, where the bedroom with vaulted ceiling is located.
The guest bedroom is also located in a roundel and is served by a stylish and contemporary en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle.
There are three further bedrooms, one of which is located in the third roundel and all have
fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation.
The studio features a vaulted ceiling and is triple aspect with a connecting door to the triple garaging and has power and light connected. The studio and garage could be converted to
provide ancillary accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.
The house is approached over a long gravel drive with a pair of electric wrought iron gates which leads to the garaging and additional parking area.
The gardens are principally laid to lawn with a variety of established planting arranged in many shaped beds and borders. There is a generous paved terrace to the rear, ideal for al fresco
entertaining overlooked by an ornamental pond. A decked area with attractive timber summerhouse sits adjacent to an area of orchard and two further generous seating areas with arbors adorned with climbing plants. Over the elevations of the house, are climbing roses and wisteria. The timber stable block comprises a stable, workshop and tractor store. In total the plot
amounts to about 2.32 acres.
Square Footage: 3,752 sq ft
Acreage: 2.32 Acres
From the A20 turn into Seven Mile Lane (B2016) signed towards Paddock Wood and Tunbridge Wells. Proceed over the first roundabout onto the A228 and at the next roundabout turn left onto the B2015. Take the next right hand turning (B2126) Hampstead Lane for just over a mile taking the next right onto Lees Road. Continue along this road for half a mile and at the next junction bear left. Proceed for a further 0.3 of a mile where the drive for Laddingford Farm Oast will be seen on the left, turn up this drive where the oast will be found behind a pair of gates.
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