6 bedroom detached house for saleWateringbury Road, East Malling, West Malling, Kent, ME19
Sold STC £2,495,000
- Elegant and extended family home
- versatile accommodation
- 5 receptions
- 6 bedrooms (4 En Suite)
- indoor pool
- tennis court
- triple garage
- about 10 acres
- EPC Rating = E
Elegant and stylish country house of character with versatile accommodation, indoor swimming pool, tennis court, paddock, gardens and grounds
Belevidere is located on the edge of the picturesque village of East Malling with the neighbouring towns of West Malling and Larkfield offering a good range of local shopping facilities.
Comprehensive Shopping: Maidstone - 6 miles, Sevenoaks - 14 miles, Bluewater in Dartford.
Mainline Rail Services: East Malling to London Victoria. West Malling, Ashford international station. (www.nationalrail.co.uk).
Primary Schools: St James the Great Primary School, More Park Roman Catholic Primary School, Leybourne St Peter & St Paul, C of E Primary School, West Malling, and Offham. (www.kentpages.co.uk/education)
Secondary & Grammar Schools: The Malling School in East Malling, Maidstone, Rochester, Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells
Private Schools: Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Rochester and Maidstone.
Leisure Facilities: Larkfield Leisure Centre with swimming pool and gym is approx 1 mile away, David Lloyd Fitness & Leisure Centre and Infinity Fitness in Kingshill (2.5 miles), West Malling & Kings Hill golf courses nearby, local activities include horticultural and amateur dramatic societies, a WI and organised country walks. Leisure centres in Tonbridge and Maidstone.
Motorway Links: Junction 4 of the M20 or junction 2A of the M26 at Wrotham Heath gives access to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus and the Channel Ports.
Belvidere House is an impressive Victorian country house with later additions and features a subtle mix of both character and contemporary styling. The versatile, well presented accommodation provides well proportioned living ideal for both formal and informal entertaining. Features include high ceilings, sash windows, picture rails, attractive fireplaces, inset LED lighting, mood lighting, in-ceiling speakers and contemporary bathroom suites. The gardens and grounds are a real feature of the property and provide an attractive backdrop together with a high degree of privacy. In total the plot amounts to about 10 acres.
A portico entrance leads to the vestibule and, in turn, to the generous reception hall which features a full height multi paned window to the front and an elegant fireplace.
The principle reception rooms are elegant and well proportioned and comprise a sitting room with a superb outlook over the rear garden together with double doors leading to the terrace, a dining room with an outlook to the front and double doors to the reception hall, and a drawing room with outlook to the rear.
The study has a range of fitted bookshelves and access to a store room.
The impressive kitchen/breakfast/family room has two sets of double doors to the rear terrace and an outlook to the front and rear. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke wall and base cupboards together with a dresser style and island unit. Appliances include an oil fired 4 oven Aga, Neff oven, dishwasher, microwave and integral fridge freezer. There is a walk-in larder providing additional storage. The breakfast and family area provide an ideal space for informal family living.
There are two utility rooms, one of which has direct access to the front enclosed courtyard.
Completing the ground floor is a well appointed shower room and a cloakroom.
Accessed via a spiral staircase in the study is the games room
which has a door to a balcony.
An attractive staircase turns and rises to the first floor from the reception hall.
The impressive master suite comprises a triple aspect bedroom with fitted bespoke wardrobes and drawers. An adjacent dressing room is fitted with additional wardrobes and there is an en suite bathroom which is yet to be fitted but has plumbing
There are two bedrooms which are served by contemporary en
suite shower rooms and both are fitted with wardrobes. One bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and has access to the balcony to the rear.
There are three further bedrooms. One has a Jack and Jill bathroom and a dressing room, and another is smaller and is currently being used as a treatment room.
A well appointed stylish bathroom with separate shower cubicle completes the accommodation.
The impressive swimming pool complex has sliding doors to the rear terrace, a plant room, kitchen, shower and steam room.
The house is approached over a sweeping drive via electrically operated gates. The drive leads to the house flanked on both side by swaths of lawn and trees under planted by spring bulbs.
To the front of the house is parking for a number of cars. The garage is approached via an archway which leads to additional parking, with access to a car port and storage room. The triple garage comprises three garage doors with a gym and store room to either side.
The established gardens and grounds are principally laid to lawn with many varieties of trees and shrubs. There is an all weather tennis court with an attractive tennis pavilion. To the rear of the house is a formal landscaped garden with paved paths leading around the well stocked beds and raised borders. Steps lead to an area of lawn which is part wall enclosed and where an ornamental pond with water fountain is located. To the side of the house is a large area of lawn with a charming folly and timber implement store. On from here is a paddock with a timber cabin. In total the grounds amount to about 10 acres and provide a high degree of privacy.
Square Footage: 9,074 sq ft
Acreage: 10 Acres
From our offices in Sevenoaks proceed out of the town along the A25 to Borough Green joining the A20 at Wrotham Heath. Continue along the A20 for about 4.3 miles and at the traffic lights turn right onto New Road. Continue along New Road and at the T-junction in the centre of the village bear left onto Chapel Street which then becomes Wateringbury Road. Belevidere House will be found along on the left hand side.
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