7 bedroom detached house for saleTeston Road, Offham, West Malling, Kent
Guide Price £1,999,000
- Grade II* listed village house
- Striking Queen Anne frontage
- Jacobean and Victorian portions
- 5,623 sq ft of accommodation
- Up to 7 bedrooms
- Beautiful walled gardens of 0.9 of an acre
- Ample off road parking
- Heated outdoor swimming pool
A significant Grade II* listed village house displaying an abundance of character, set in beautiful walled gardens of just under an acre
Reception Hall, 3 Reception Rooms, Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room, Garden Room, Utility Room, Pantry, Cloakroom, Cellar with Wine Store, 5 Double First Floor Bedrooms, 2 Attic Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms (1 En Suite), Outbuilding, Heated Swimming Pool, Ample Off road Parking, Walled Gardens of about 0.9 Acre. EPC: Listed
The property occupies a central position in the quaint village of Offham, just off the green, on the outskirts of West Malling.
Offham is most famous for having, what is believed to be, the only medieval quintain remaining in the country, located on the green.
The nearest shops and facilities are at West Malling (1.6 miles), although there is a garden centre with farm shop only a few hundred yards down the road from the property, where daily essentials such as milk and bread can be bought.
West Malling is an historic market town offering a lovely collection of independent shops, cafes restaurants and a Tesco supermarket. It also has a railway station (2.5 miles) with services to London Victoria/Blackfriars in about 1 hour. Alternatively, Sevenoaks station (10.3 miles) has services to Charing Cross/Cannon Street in about 45 minutes and Ebbsfleet International (about 15.2 miles) has services to London St Pancras in about 20 minutes.
Maidstone (11 miles), Tunbridge Wells (16 miles) and Bluewater (17 miles) are the nearest large shopping centres.
The M26 (junction 2a) and M20 (junction 2) are both within 3.5 miles of the property providing direct access to the M25, the international airports and London.
Offham has an excellent primary school, rated outstanding in its 2015 Ofsted report. There are also good primary school in nearby West Malling, Kings Hill and Mereworth. There are well regarded grammar schools in Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, plus an excellent range of private schools at Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Sutton Valence.
Offham Manor is an exceptional village house comprising a seemless amalgamation of period architecture from the Medieval/Jacobean through to the Victorian eras, most notably recognised for its striking Queen Anne frontage.
Designated Grade II* listed and mentioned in Pevsner's Buildings of England, this signature property offers over 5,500 sq ft of accommodation and displays a beautiful array of period features.
Accompanying the house is just under an acre (about 0.9 of an acre) of walled gardens, which when in full bloom command as much appreciation as the house itself.
A wonderful flow of accommodation with an eclectic mix of architecture and period features.
Beautiful original oak beams and an inglenook fireplace in the central Jacobean portion of the house, although the ceiling heights remain excellent throughout.
Tall, multi-pane sash windows flooding the front rooms with natural light.
Lead light and multi-pane casement windows throughout the remainder of the house, many of which enjoy a delightful outlook over the walled gardens.
Feature fireplaces including an open fire in the drawing room inglenook and a woodburning stove in the sitting room.
Oak paneling in the reception hall and drawing room.
Exposed oak floorboards in the reception hall and study/reading area on the split-level landing.
Wall and ceiling paneling detail in several of the front rooms including some picture and dado rails, moulded cornicing and architrave.
Steel lined Butler's safe.
Victorian high level WC and console washbasin in the ground floor cloakroom.
Period cast iron radiators.
Spacious farmhouse style kitchen with 2 door AGA, integrated double oven, gas hob and space for white goods. Adjoining pantry and separate utility room.
Cellar with wine store.
Five double bedrooms on the first floor, plus two second floor rooms. The master bedroom benefits from a split level private dressing room and en suite bathroom.
Ample off-road parking within the walled boundaries to the side and rear of the house. Planning permission was granted in 2013 (now lapsed) for a detached double garage to be erected.
Wonderful west facing enclosed walled garden to the side of the house featuring a York stone terrace, fence enclosed heated swimming pool area with pool hut, recessed arbour, an expanse of lawn and a parterre garden with central pond and fully stocked beds that erupt with a beautiful array of flowers and shrubs in the summer.
Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522
Council Tax Band: H
Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
From the M26, heading East, take the A20 Wrotham exit (2a). Third exit off the roundabout towards Wrotham Heath (A20). Continue East on the A20 and at the first roundabout turn right onto Seven Mile Lane. Immediately turn left into Teston Road. Continue into the village of Offham. Offham Manor will be found on the left-hand side shortly after passing the village green.
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