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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Rural Barming, Maidstone

Withdrawn from Market £1,350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Large Country Home
  • Approximately 1.6 Acre Plot
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Family Room / Potential Annexe
  • Sun Lounge & Conservatory
  • Stunning Views Across Valley
  • Wonderful Grounds
  • Close To Excellent Road & Rail links
  • State, Private & Grammar Schools All Accessible

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A quite wonderful home set within a generous and beautifully presented plot with far reaching views across the local valley and the River Medway.

The property itself has been comprehensively remodelled by the current owner to exacting standards and now offers very spacious family accommodation with five primary bedrooms, large reception areas, plus study, kitchen, utility room, a sun lounge and superb conservatory. In addition a lower ground floor room has been created as a family area that could easily be converted into a guest suite or small internal annexe.

The cottage enjoys an overall plot of approximately 1.6 acres that is approached via the private parkland driveway of the adjacent manor. Powered security gates open onto a block paved driveway that extends beyond the large garage block and terminates at a parking area and elegant turning circle. The property has been cleverly positioned to enjoy southerly views across the grounds with the river and valley beyond. The gardens have been beautifully designed with mature trees and well stocked borders. There are sumptuous lawns to all sides and a lower lawn area that was formerly a tennis court.

This area although rural is superbly accessible, with excellent road and rail links. The nearby railway line can be accessed at East Farleigh or Wateringbury which connect to mainline commuter routes at Paddock Wood or Maidstone. Alternatively, Barming station is found just 2.8 miles away. Equally convenient is the ease of access to the motorway network with the nearest junction being 3.7 miles away. For families that may require educational facilities there are several state schools that provide for primary and secondary age children. Additionally, Maidstone also offers four grammar schools. Private schools are also accessible - notably The Sutton Valence School and associated preparatory school are approximately 9 miles distant and Kings Rochester Cathedral School at 12 miles. Alternative private schools are available towards Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. 

ENTRANCE Wooden entrance door opening into: 

HALLWAY Beamed ceiling. Corner fireplace. Built in storage cupboards. Travertine flooring with underfloor heating.  

SHOWER ROOM / W.C. Double glazed window to side. Wall hung W.C. with concealed cistern. Corner shower enclosure. Wall hung wash hand basin. Heated towel rail/radiator. Travertine tiled walls. Travertine tiled floor with underfloor heating. 

STUDY Double glazed windows to front and side. Beamed ceiling. Fitted carpet with underfloor heating. 

LOUNGE/DINER Double glazed windows to front. Working fireplace with ornate limestone surround. Beamed ceiling. Oak floor with underfloor heating. 

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM Double glazed windows to rear. Ceramic butler sink. Black granite work surfaces. Range of cupboard and drawer base units. Integrated dishwasher. Range cooker. c. Upright units incorporating American style fridge freezer with plumbed water/ice dispenser. Range of eye level wall cabinets. Steel extractor hood. Local wall tiling. Breakfast bar seating area with granite work surface and cupboards below. Travertine floor with underfloor heating. 

UTILITY ROOM Double glazed doors to garden. Ceramic butler sink. Solid wooden work surfaces. Range of cupboard and drawer base units. Plumbing for washing machine. Upright units housing gas fired boiler and space for tumble dryer. Range of eye level wall cabinets. Local wall tiling. Built in cupboard housing pressurised water cylinder. Travertine flooring with underfloor heating. 

SUN LOUNGE Double glazed windows to front and side. Double glazed sliding doors to terrace. Travertine flooring with underfloor heating. 

CONSERVATORY Double glazed windows to front, rear and side. Double glazed double doors to front, rear and side. Double glazed tinted roof panels. Range of remotely controlled reflective blinds to windows and roof. Travertine flooring with underfloor heating. 

STAIRS TO LOWER GROUND FLOOR Fitted carpet. 

FAMILY ROOM Double glazed doors and windows to side. Under-stairs storage cupboard. Fitted wardrobes. Fitted carpet with underfloor heating. 

STAIRCASE TO FIRST FLOOR Fitted carpet. Oak hand rail and balustrade. 

LANDING Vaulted ceiling with exposed structural beams. Oak hand rail and balustrade. Underfloor heating manifold with decorative radiator cover. Fitted carpet. 

MASTER BEDROOM Double glazed windows to rear and side. Vaulted ceiling with exposed structural beams. Fitted carpet with underfloor heating. 

DRESSING ROOM AREA Built in his and her wardrobes. Fitted carpet with underfloor heating. 

EN-SUITE Double glazed windows to side and rear. Inset bath with mixer taps and hand shower. Wall hung W.C. twin wash hand basins. Corner shower enclosure. Travertine tiled walls. Travertine flooring with underfloor heating. 

BEDROOM Double glazed windows to side. Vaulted ceiling with exposed structural beams. Fitted carpet with underfloor heating. 

BEDROOM Double glazed windows to front and side. Vaulted ceiling with exposed structural beams. Fitted carpet with underfloor heating. 

BEDROOM Double glazed window to side. Access to loft. Range of mirrored fronted wardrobes. Fitted carpet with underfloor heating. 

BEDROOM Double glazed windows to front and side. Fitted carpet with underfloor heating. 

FAMILY BATHROOM Double glazed Velux window plus double glazed window to front. Inset bath with mixer taps and hand shower. Corner shower enclosure. Wall hung W.C. Twin wash hand basins. Full wall tiling. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. 

GROUNDS Totalling approximately 1.6 acres. The main grounds comprise of several lawn areas, including a former tennis court, separated by paved and gravelled pathways interspersed with mature shrubs and flower beds plus a numerous variety of trees. A 60 feet oak pergola walkway has been installed with several vines and fruits now providing cover. Paved terraces primarily envelop the sun lounge, conservatory and the rear of the property. These terraces all afford far reaching views across the valley. An external staircase leads to the lower ground floor family room and covered passage. There is a large barked play area and two storage sheds. Boundaries are formed of fencing plus a combination of ragstone and conventional brick walls. 

OUTBUILDING A detached outbuilding has been improved and is currently used as a gym and previously used as a home office. 

DRIVEWAY & PARKING Accessed via powered and remotely controlled entrance gates. Block paved driveway extending to a generous parking area and turning circle. 

GARAGE Large garage with powered up and over door. Partitioned area to the rear providing a kitchenette and store. 

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22 October 2015

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