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Mockbeggar House, Collier Street, Kent

Sold STC £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fabulous Grade II listed detached Tudor/Georgian property dating from the 1600s.
  • Over 2,800 sq feet of well-configured living accommodation.
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms and 2 bathrooms.
  • Fabulous eat-in kitchen with AGA and walk-in pantry.
  • Beautiful, original Tudor features blended seamlessly with Georgian additions.
  • Set in over an acre, with detached barns, a hayloft and separate garage.
  • Fast and frequent trains to central London from nearby stations.

Full description

Beautiful 5 bedroom, 4 reception room Grade II listed farmhouse nestling in the charming hamlet of Collier Street. Set in over an acre of land with the added benefit of 2 detached barns, a hayloft and a single garage.

DIRECTIONS 
Heading south on the A21 away from Tunbridge Wells, turn left at the first roundabout onto the B2160, signposted for Paddock Wood. Follow this road for about 3 miles, passing through the village of Matfield, and then turn right into Brenchley Road. Continue on this road, passing through the village of Brenchley. In the centre of the village, turn left into Windmill Hill and at the top of the hill, turn right onto Crook Road. Stay on this road until you reach a t-junction and turn left onto Maidstone Road. Keep going until you arrive in Collier Street and Mockbeggar House can be found on the left.

OUTSIDE 
The property is accessed via a sweeping gravel driveway, with sufficient parking for several vehicles. The generous gardens, which are mainly laid to lawn, completely surround the property and the sheltered, paved rear terrace outside the kitchen is perfect for outdoor entertaining. A grassed paddock area delivers fantastic additional space and the two detached barns, hayloft and single garage offer substantial storage facilities.

DESCRIPTION 
Mockbeggar House is a truly lovely, Grade II listed family home located in the charming Kent hamlet of Collier Street. The original Tudor farmhouse at the rear of the residence retains many beautiful period features such as traditional timber beams, whilst the Georgian addition forms the front of the property and has the classic grandeur typical of this era. There is a generous 26 ft kitchen/diner which serves as the focal point of the house, 5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms and 2 bathrooms. With over an acre of land, the house sits comfortably in its own plot, and has the added benefit of 2 detached barns, a hayloft and a separate garage. Overall this delightful family residence offers excellent value in a lovely setting.

ACCOMMODATION 
The entrance hallway has a useful understairs storage cupboard and offers access to the family room to the left and the dining room to the right. Both rooms have fitted carpets and are flooded with light from the large Georgian windows. The family room has extensive built-in shelving and a feature fireplace with wooden surround and the elegant dining room boasts a fabulous working fireplace with stone surround. The sitting room is located at the end of the entrance hallway and has a woodburning stove set within a spacious fireplace. Doors lead to the study with built-in cupboard and separate storage room and to the original secondary staircase to the first floor. This section of the house is the original Tudor farmhouse, so all three rooms enjoy the charming beams and timber work associated with this period. The spacious kitchen/diner has a range of painted base and wall units, with an integrated hob/oven and separate gas-fired AGA. With a walk-in pantry, Tudor beams and...

LOCATION 
Collier Street is a small hamlet in the Weald of Kent, in the borough of Maidstone. The bustling town of Paddock Wood is under 6 miles away and has a comprehensive range of amenities including Waitrose, Bearsley's Department Store, bakers, butchers, banking facilities, pharmacy, cafes, restaurants, dentists, doctors and vets. The county town of Maidstone is only 8 miles distant, the vibrant spa town of Tunbridge Wells lies 12 miles away and the lively market town of Cranbrook is 10 miles. There are many excellent independent and state schooling options in the area, including those in the sought-after Kent Grammar system. Mockbeggar House is within easy reach of two mainline stations offering fast and frequent train services to Central London. Marden and Paddock Wood stations are only 3 and 6 miles distant respectively and offer daily, monthly or annual parking options. There is easy access onto the motorway network via the M20 which is 11 miles from the property, the...

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