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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Smiths Hill, West Farleigh

Sold STC £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial five double bedroom detached country farmhouse
  • Three large reception rooms, a study and a vast unconverted attached barn
  • Integrated self contained annexe with a kitchen, living/bedroom, bathroom and cellar
  • Situated in an elevated position within a private semi-rural hamlet
  • Established gardens and grounds that surround the property with a southerly aspect

Full description

A fabulous opportunity to purchase a substantial unlisted five double bedroom character farmhouse with three large reception rooms, a study and an integrated self-contained annexe with a cellar and a vast unconverted attached barn, all set in an elevated position within a private semi-rural hamlet. The barn offers huge potential to convert into further accommodation or re-locate the annexe subject to individual needs and the necessary planning permissions.

Maidstone Town Centre approx. 4.3 milesBarming Mainline Railway Station approx. 4.8 milesM20 approx. 5.5 miles

THE PROPERTY:The front door opens into an entrance porch with a door to a cloakroom and into the reception hall. The reception hall has doors to the kitchen/breakfast room and dining room with stairs to the first floor galleried landing. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of base and drawer units with space and plumbing for white goods. There is an oil fired Aga set into a chimney recess and a pantry cupboard housing the boiler. The kitchen has a door to the garden and the breakfast area has a door to a second staircase to the first floor landing. The drawing room and dining room have exposed timbers and beams with both benefitting from inglenook fireplaces with wood burners inset. The drawing room has a door to a rear entrance lobby and offers the potential to knock through to the adjoining reception room that comprises the annexe sitting room/bedroom subject to individual needs. Off the dining room is a door to the study which also connects to the unconverted store room and barn. The barn is vast providing plenty of storage, garaging and has a utility area to one side with two mezzanine floors and doors to the driveway.

On the first floor is a large galleried landing with doors to five double bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate shower room with a wc. All the bedrooms enjoy views over the grounds with built in wardrobes.

The annexe has its own entrance from the garden into the kitchen. The kitchen has a range of units with an integrated electric four ring hob with oven under. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and door to an inner lobby. The lobby has doors to a bathroom, cellar and to the sitting room/bedroom with double doors to the rear garden.

GARDENS & GROUNDS:The house is approached over a brick block driveway with a five bar gate set on brick pillars which extend to provide raised flower beds to one side. The driveway provides ample parking with access to the attached unconverted barn. The substantial brick built barn has full height double doors and a pedestrian door to one side and provides garaging space with a workshop and utility space. There are two mezzanine floors providing further storage accessed via two ladders. To one side is a store room which connects to the study. The barn offers huge potential to convert into further accommodation or re-locate the annexe subject to individual needs and the necessary planning permissions.

There is a stone and brick wall with a wrought iron gate dividing the front and rear gardens with mature hedging to the perimeter. The garden has an open south facing aspect with a pretty seating area and a path continues around the house with brick retaining walls and raised flower beds. The lawn continues to wrap around the property with a scattering of mature trees including a maple, weeping ash and pine.

DIRECTIONS:From our offices in Paddock Wood proceed north towards Wateringbury. At the crossroads on the hill in Wateringbury, turn right onto the A26 Tonbridge Road. After about one mile upon entering Teston take a right onto the B2165 Teston Lane and proceed over the bridge. At the top of the hill turn right onto the B2163 towards Yalding. Pass the Tickled Trout pub on your right and after a short distance at the bottom of the hill the turning for Smiths Hill House is on your right. Proceed up the private tree lined driveway and the property is located at the top on the left hand side.

Tenure: Freehold
Services: Oil fired central heating, mains electricity and water supply with private drainage services connected but not tested
Local authority: Maidstone Borough Council
House Council tax: Band G EPC: E (51)
Annexe Council tax: Band A EPC: E (55)

VIEWING:Strictly by appointment with the agents. Paddock Wood Office: 01892 832325

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Added on Rightmove:
14 November 2016

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