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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Nags Head Lane, Rochester

Sold STC £625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Grade II Listed Georgian Detached House
  • Original Features Throughout
  • Four Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms & Three Reception Rooms
  • Ensuite to Master Bedroom
  • Three Chambered Cellar
  • Secluded Walled Garden
  • Detached Annexe with Own Access
  • Close to Historic Rochester High Street & Train Station
  • Popular Schools Nearby

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Superb example of Georgian architecture and believed to be built nearly 300 yrs ago circa 1720 is this Grade II listed detached family home. Previously used as a school within the last century and residence of the Bishop of Rochester, the property has a wealth of period features throughout. The property gives the feeling immediately after walking in the front gate of another time with its buxus (box) hedged beds, Lime, Quince and False Acacia trees offering a secluded partially walled garden with its central flagstone path leading to the main house and its grand doorway with two fluted pilasters and flat Georgian bracketed pentice. A large welcoming hallway offers first site of the panelled walls and exposed period floorboards bringing your eye to the Queen Anne staircase with wide treads and snake neck sweeps at the angles. A typical two chamber plan with two well proportioned rooms to the front of the house, both again panelled with box sash windows, shutters and feature fireplaces including one that is attributed to William Kent with its feature marble surround and hand carved ornate wooden mantelpiece. The back plate to this fire also shows allegiance to the King after the civil war in the mid 17th century. Both fireplaces are well used during the colder months and the crackle and warmth of them really come to life around Christmas time. Access to the three chambered cellar is offered from the hallway and makes for great storage. To the rear of the property flagstone floors appear leading to an area for boots and coats close to the back door. The kitchen is situated to the rear with its stylish cupboards and built in Neff hob and double oven and spaces and plumbing for utilities. Larder cupboards set themselves to both sides of yet another feature fireplace with a wood burning stove and slate tiled surround. A further reception room to the rear offers a formal dining room overlooking the rear garden. 

To the first floor off the central landing with its box sash window with seat and shutters are two sizeable panelled bedrooms again offered with period fireplaces and mantles . The main bedroom has a further ensuite bathroom with roll top cast iron bath on clawed feet of good size to fully extend and relax. On the second floor is a further double bedroom and family bathroom with two hip-roofed dormers overlooking the front of the property. 

To the rear of the property is the south west facing walled garden with two patios and formal lawn with feature beds including Fig trees, Wisteria and Clematis offering a secluded haven to entertain or listen out for the cathedral bells on a Sunday morning.  

The accommodation does not stop here as within the back garden is a detached annexe believed to have been converted from an original Coach House although many of these features have been lost over time. A studio feel with a separate kitchen diner and living bedroom plus shower room offer an ideal opportunity for older children or staying relatives and friends to enjoy their own space. 

Situated within Historic Rochester and within walking distance to its characterful high street to take in its cafe culture, bars and highly popular restaurants entertainment is always just a short distance away. Artisan boutiques and unique independent shops make it popular to those looking for something different. Rochester Cathedral, the second oldest in England having been founded in 604AD, has been a place of worship for over 1400 years. The 12th century Norman castle is one of the best preserved in England and France and sits proudly over the river Medway and its marina, great for Sunday walks. The castle grounds regularly becomes a place of entertainment offering concerts and open air cinema something that comes highly recommended. One of the highlights is a proms type concert finished off with fireworks. Rochester is well known to be the residence of Charles Dickens and the setting and influence to many of his characters and stories and the town embraces this with many festivals that draws attention from afar, a great tourist attraction. 

Very popular independent schools are within easy reach including Kings School, Gads Hill and Cobham Hall. 

Ideally located for the commuter Rochester has a mainline train station that has recently been updated offering a fast service to London in as little as 20 minutes to Stratford international and direct trains to Victoria, London Bridge, Charing Cross and London Bridge. For those travelling by car easy access to the motorway network via the M2/A2 and M20 with direct links onto the M25. The whole Kent and Sussex coast is yours to explore within easy travelling distance. For those looking for more international travel Ebbsfleet and Ashford international train stations are within 30 minutes travel and airport choices include Stanstead, Gatwick and London City. 

A declaration of interest is hereby made under S.21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979, that the vendor is an employee of an associated company of Fine & Country. 

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Added on Rightmove:
02 March 2017

Nearest stations

  • Rochester (0.1 mi)
  • Chatham (0.5 mi)
  • Strood (1.0 mi)
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28 High Street, West Malling, ME19 6QR

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Nearest stations

  • Rochester (0.1 mi)
  • Chatham (0.5 mi)
  • Strood (1.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, West Malling

28 High Street, West Malling, ME19 6QR

01732 677081 Local call rate

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