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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Sandway, Kent

Sold STC £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Former Coaching Inn Believed to Date Back to 1720
  • Wealth of Exposed Timbers and Features
  • Six Bedrooms
  • En-suite to Master Bedroom
  • Kitchen and Seperate Utility Room
  • Drawing Room, Dining Room & Seperate Study
  • Conservatory
  • Two Cellars
  • Plot of 0.549 Acre
  • No Forward Chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A unique and well-restored Grade II Listed country home offering six bedrooms, four reception rooms, two cellars and an abundance of character features over 3,269 square feet, in a plot of 0.549 Acres, located on Liverton Hill between the villages of Lenham and Headcorn.

This property's records date back as far as 1720 having been a former coaching inn used as a stopover point for weary travellers to change horses. The current vendors have owned the property some 30 years having originally purchased it as three cottages, they have spent great time and effort restoring the home to its former glory creating a characterful yet practical family residence.

The accommodation is arranged over four floors to include an entrance hall, two basements, drawing room, dining room with inglenook fire, study, snug, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, utility and downstairs cloakroom. To the first floor, there is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms and a main bathroom. Two staircases lead to the second floor in the roof offering two further double bedrooms.

Outside, the property is approached by a gated gravel driveway with off road parking for numerous vehicles. The secluded grounds are predominantly laid to lawn with a variety of mature shrubs, trees and borders.

The property is situated between the hamlets of Platts Heath and Grafty Green and is located 10.3 miles from the County town of Maidstone with its many shopping facilities and 12.3 miles from Ashford International railway station with fast connection to St Pancras in just 37 minutes. Headcorn village is 4.7 miles away and benefits from a mainline station with connections to Charing Cross and a variety of local shops. Lenham village is just 2.0 miles away with a Primary School, Secondary School, mainline station to Victoria and a variety of shops.

Accommodation briefly comprises (all measurements approximate)

Entrance Hall:
Original oak entrance door with glazed insert, radiator, exposed brick wall, tiled floor.

Drawing Room:
19'7" x 19'7" (5.97m x 5.97m) Two windows to front, window to side, two radiators, feature brick fireplace with wood burner, wealth of exposed beams, trap door to cellar two, double doors through to conservatory, television point.

Cellar Two:
15'7" x 10'1" (4.75m x 3.07m) At its largest, accessed via floor hatch in drawing room, painted ragstone walls, exposed beams.

Conservatory:
18'5" x 13'0" (5.61m x 3.96m) Double glazed timber conservatory with vaulted roof, two sets of double doors to rear garden, ceramic tiled floor.

Dining Room:
16'0" x 13'0" (4.88m x 3.96m) Window to front, feature inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam and copper funnel, radiator, wealth of exposed beams, carpet flooring, door through to study.

Study:
12'4" x 10'0" (3.76m x 3.05m) Steps up into study, window to front, radiator, feature brick fire with brick flue serving oil boiler from cellar, exposed beams, door through to snug.

Snug:
6'11" x 6'5" (2.11m x 1.96m) Window to side, fitted walk-in cupboard.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room:
25'1" x 9'10" (7.65m x 3.00m) Two windows to rear, skylight, radiator, gas Aga with separate inset single gas burner (both bottle fed), range of fitted hand-built wall and base units with granite work tops over, double butler sink and mixer tap, illuminated display unit, space for dish washer, space for fridge freezer, wealth of exposed timbers, fired earth floor tiles, door to rear vestibule.

Utility Room:
Range of base units with worktop over, inset stainless steel sink, plumbing for washing machine, door through to rear hall.

Rear Hall:
Stable entrance door, window to side, door through to cloakroom.

Cloakroom:
Window to side, radiator, low level WC, wall hung sink.

First Floor Landing:
26'6" (8.08m) long with two stair cases leading to both ground and second floors. Window to rear, variety of exposed beams, fitted linen cupboard, exposed brick chimney.

Master Bedroom:
15'2" x 12'11" (4.62m x 3.94m) Two windows to rear, window to side, window to front, radiator, extensive range of fitted wardrobes, exposed beams, television point, door through to;

En-Suite Bathroom:
Frosted window to side, radiator, corner shower cubicle, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower head attachment, pedestal wash hand basin.

Bedroom Two:
14'4" x 12'4" (4.37m x 3.76m) at largest. L-shaped room, two windows to front, radiator, exposed beams, exposed brick chimney breast, door through to bedroom three.

Bedroom Three:
13'4" x 10'7" (4.06m x 3.23m) Window to front, radiator, brick fireplace (not in use), exposed beams, doors through to bedroom two and bedroom four.

Bedroom Four:
11'2" x 10'2" (3.40m x 3.10m) Window to side, radiator, feature fireplace, beams, fitted airing cupboard, door through to bedroom three.

Bathroom:
Frosted window side, radiator, corner bath with mixer tap, corner shower cubicle with Triton shower, vanity sink unit and mixer tap.

Second Floor
Bedroom 5:
18'3" x 11'2" (5.56m x 3.40m) into eaves, double glazed window to side, radiator, exposed beams, exposed brick chimney, reduced ceiling height, stairs down to landing.

Bedroom 6:
13'5" x 11'1" (4.09m x 3.38m) into eaves, exposed beams dormer window, reduced ceiling height, stairs leading down to landing.

Outside:
The property is approached by a gated gravel driveway with off road parking for numerous vehicles, the hedged gardens offer privacy and are complimented by a variety of mature trees and shrubs and two garden stores. The total plot is measured in the region of 0.549 Acres.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
21 June 2016

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