5 bedroom detached house for saleLoose Valley, Loose, Maidstone, Kent, ME15
Sold STC £2,395,000
- Superb Georgian Country House
- Established park-like setting
- Master suite with dressing room
- 3/4 further bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms
- 3/4 reception rooms, cellar
- Indoor swimming pool, gym
- Variety of outbuildings
- Grounds in approximatey 6 acres
SUPERB GRADE II LISTED GEORGIAN COUNTRY HOUSE SET AMIDST ATTRACTIVE PARK-LIKE GROUNDS
Comprehensive Shopping: can be found in Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Ashford.
Mainline Rail Services: Marden and Staplehurst stations have fast and frequent services to London Bridge / Charing Cross / Waterloo East / Cannon Street. Maidstone East to London Victoria and Ebbsfleet to London St. Pancras / Paris and Brussels.
Education: Like many parts of Kent there are some excellent schools in the area. In the state sector there are grammar schools for boys and girls in Maidstone, Cranbrook and Tonbridge. There are also some local primary schools with excellent Ofsted reports. In the private sector there are independent girl and boy's schools in Sutton Valence, Rochester, Canterbury and Tonbridge.
Motorway Links: The M25 via the M20/M26 can be accessed at J5 and the M20 (6 miles) via J8 both providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airport and other motorway networks.
Woodlawn Park is a superb Georgian country house believed to date from circa 1820 and occupying a lovely setting surrounded by attractive park-like gardens and grounds approaching 6 acres. Externally, the property boasts rendered elevations with attractive Venetian window shutters under slate tiled roofs. The immaculately presented internal accommodation amounts to over 6,800 sq ft with elegant and beautifully proportioned rooms being arranged over two floors, including an indoor swimming pool, gym and wine cellar. Points of note include;
Impressive sash windows some with working shutters, deep skirtings, high ceilings with decorative mouldings, heavy painted six panel doors with glass door furniture, travertine flooring to the kitchen and breakfast room, Under-floor heating to the kitchen, breakfast room and bathrooms, wood flooring to a number of rooms.
Of further note is the CAT 5 wiring and satellite network system that is in place throughout the house. There is also an integrated Bang & Olufsen audio/video system in the drawing room.
Partially glazed double doors open to an entrance vestibule which in turn leads to a lovely central reception hall with decorative console arches and tessellated flooring.
Situated off the central hall are three beautiful reception rooms, all are light and airy and feature attractive marble fireplaces and parquet flooring. The drawing room is a splendid room with tripartite windows to the eastern elevation affording views over the terrace and gardens.
Additional reception rooms comprise the excellent 37 ft recreation/games room on the first floor which can accommodate a full-size snooker table.
The kitchen, designed by Howard Robinson, is extensively fitted with a range of hand-painted cupboards with honed granite work surfaces. A La Cornue gas and electric range cooker. Integrated appliances include a microwave and dishwasher and there is space for further appliances.
The utility room is fitted to match the kitchen with additional cupboards together with space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer.
To the west of the central reception hall lies the heated swimming pool with 'mural' by local artist Guy Bedford. Adjacent to the pool is the gym and a separate WC.
A sweeping elliptical staircase with inlaid handrail rises to the first floor where there are four attractive bedrooms which are served by three bath/shower rooms and a shower/steam room, three being en suite.
The master bedroom enjoys views over the grounds and benefits from an excellent dressing room equipped with an extensive range of fitted wardrobes and cupboards.
The bath/shower rooms are luxuriously appointed with contemporary white sanitary ware and stylish fittings by C P Hart.
GARDENS, GROUNDS & OUTBUILDINGS
Woodlawn Park is approached via electronically operated wrought-iron gates which open to a gravel drive. Evergreen shrubs and mature trees border the drive which culminates in an area of parking to the front of the house. A further substantial area of parking can be reached from the unadopted lane via double wood gates.
The park-like gardens and grounds have been relandscaped by the current owners and provide a most attractive backdrop for Woodlawn Park. Immediately to the east of the house is a delightful formal terrace with curved balustrade, box hedging, seasonal roses and an irrigation system.
To the south-west steps lea d up to an orchard planted with a variety of apple and pears and a charming part-walled garden with terraced borders incorporating the 'kitchen garden'. There is a brick outbuilding 'Boy's Cottage' which is utilised as a workshop/potting shed and a useful poly tunnel. A pathway meanders through to a wooded area, down the sloping park-like grounds and over a bridge and stream. The grounds stretch along either side of the stream and throughout there are an array of specimen trees including London plane, sycamore, lime, thuja and red cedar.
Outbuildings comprise a tractor store with separate vehicular access, a greenhouse, boiler room, store room and WC.
Mains gas fired central heating. Mains drainage and electricity. Water via a private well. Audio/video intercom system and automated lighting to the drive and terrace.
Square Footage: 6,894 sq ft
Acreage: 6 Acres
From the centre of Cranbrook proceed north to the Wilsley Pound roundabout. Continue along the A229 through Staplehurst and up Linton Hill (about 9.6 miles). After the traffic
lights turn left into Old Loose Hill and then shortly bear left on to High Banks, continue for about 0.5 of a mile and the road changes to Busbridge Road, an unadopted lane will be found on the right hand side and the entrance to Woodlawn Park will be found on the left hand side.
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