5 bedroom detached house for sale

Lower Road, East Farleigh, Maidstone, Kent

Guide Price £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Reception hall
  • Drawing room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room, conservatory
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite, 3 further bedrooms
  • 2 bedroom guest/staff cottage, barn with games/entertaining room, carport, garage, tennis court
  • Mature gardens and grounds, paddock
  • Approximately 31.4 acres

Full description

Oaklands is a Grade II listed Georgian country
house believed to date from about 1820.

The property is constructed of brick elevations
under a slate roof with accommodation
arranged over three floors.

The house is approached through impressive
wrought iron gates along a gravel drive with
a parking area to the front of the house and a
spur leading to the garages.

The house is characterised by its handsome
symmetry and attractive multi-paned sash windows.

The reception hall gives access to the principal
formal reception rooms being the drawing
room and dining room. Both are of elegant
proportions with high ceilings and enjoy views
over the formal gardens. An inner hall gives access to the cellar, utility, cloakroom and kitchen/ breakfast room.

The kitchen/breakfast room has been fitted to
an extremely high standard with an extensive
range of floor and wall mounted units with
granite work tops incorporating a two oven gas
fired Aga, 4 ring induction hob and De Dietrich
oven. The kitchen is sufficient size to incorporate
a large family breakfast table. Adjoining is
a more informal sitting room which is triple
aspect and has exposed beams and pitched
ceiling. There is a natural brick fireplace with
fitted log burning stove and extensive range
of bookshelves. Completing the ground floor
is a conservatory with underfloor heating
ideally positioned to enjoy the views over the
formal gardens.

The bedroom accommodation is arranged
over the first and second floors and comprises
5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There is an
extremely generous master bedroom suite
on the second floor with a well-proportioned
principal bedroom with triple aspect enabling
views over the surrounding countryside.

This includes a fully fitted dressing room with a
large and spacious en-suite bathroom. Completing this floor is a guest suite with ensuite shower room. On the first floor there are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom with bath and separate shower.

Positioned to the north of Oaklands is a
delightful Grade II listed cottage dating back from 1757 being constructed of brick elevations under a tile roof. There is a sitting room, kitchen and shower room on the ground floor with two bedrooms on the first floor. There is also a cellar which is ideally suited for wine storage.

The barn has been beautifully designed by
Anthony Hicks and constructed of oak under
a tile roof with a double car port and enclosed
garage on the ground floor with under floor
heating. An external staircase to the rear
provides access to the games/entertainment
room on the first floor. This includes a large
room (approximately 23' x 18') with wonderful
exposed oak beams and incorporates a kitchen
and shower room, both being of the highest
quality. The kitchen incorporates a range of
Gaggenau appliances. This area could be adapted for numerous uses including secondary accommodation if required.

Positioned to the side of the barn is a workshop
constructed of brick under a tile roof with a
further implement store below. The barn gross
internal area is approximately 1215 square feet.
Positioned to the north of the house off the main drive is The Clock House, this is constructed of part brick, stone and weather boarded elevations under a tile roof. There is garaging/storage on the ground floor with an external staircase leading to a games/store room on the first floor with a separate WC.

OUTSIDE

The formal gardens and grounds have been
beautifully arranged to create a delightful
setting. To the east of the house is a parkland
garden with a variety of ornamental and specimen trees. There is a vegetable garden and fruit cage together with garden stores and two greenhouses.

There are a number of walled gardens to the
south of the house. The delightful south facing
terrace borders the drawing room where there is a York stone terrace, manicured box hedging, rose and herbaceous border. A flight of steps leads to the croquet lawn and parterre garden, a variety of trees and extensive mellow brick walling with access to the post and rail fenced paddock.

A further walled garden leads from the conservatory with brick terracing and seated
areas. There are further lawns and herbaceous
borders which lead to a covered seating area
with brick pillars.

Set within an old ragstone wall there is an arch
brick lined former hop roasting oven which is
ideal for entertaining.

To the rear of the garden is a barbecue/storage
facility constructed of brick under a slate roof.
Adjoining this area of garden is a further walled
terrace with copper beech hedging. This area
has a lovely water feature with three fountains,
waterfall and circular seating area. This was
formally an outdoor heated swimming pool and
could be reinstated if required as the pipework
and plants remain in place.

The terrace is finished in Indian stone and creates a wonderful entertaining area. The gardens continue to the north of Oaklands falling away toward the river and incorporate a delightful water feature with a flowing stream leading towards a small ornamental lake with fountain. Adjoining the
formal gardens is an area of approximately 9 acres of parkland which would be ideally suited for those with equestrian interests.

To the west of parkland is an area of mixed
native woodland extending to approximately
17 acres incorporating a Kentish Cobnut Platt.

The northern boundary to Oaklands follows
the River Medway for approximately 1/3 of
a mile. There are mooring facilities and full
riparian rights.

The gardens and grounds extend to
approximately 31.4 acres.

LOCATION

Oaklands is beautifully positioned in the most
wonderful setting on the outskirts of the village
of East Farleigh. It commands an elevated position enabling far reaching views over the surrounding countryside which has been designated as an Area of Great Landscape Value and a Conservation Area.

A comprehensive range of services is available
in Maidstone which is only 3 miles away. This includes a wide range of shopping, educational and social facilities together with two mainline stations.

Schooling in the area is well regarded and there
are a good choice of schools in both the private
and state sectors with 4 grammar schools nearby.

Leisure activities in the area include riding and
walking in the surrounding countryside and golf
in a number of interesting courses in the vicinity.

For the motorist, communications in the area
are extremely good with easy access to the
M20 and the M26 just a short drive away.
Both Ebsfleet and Ashford International stations
are both within easy reach (30 minutes away).
Regular commuter services are available from
Maidstone West with frequent trains to the capital (with high speed services available in the
morning and evening).

For more information on train services and
schools, please visit national rail and Kentpages/
education.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
21 October 2016

Nearest stations

  • East Farleigh (0.3 mi)
  • Maidstone West (2.0 mi)
  • Barming (2.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • East Farleigh (0.3 mi)
  • Maidstone West (2.0 mi)
  • Barming (2.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Strutt & Parker, Sevenoaks

15 Bank Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1UW

01732 677055 Local call rate

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