5 bedroom detached house for salePeens Lane, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent
Sold STC £900,000
- In a tranquil rural location
- Flanked by open farmland
- Grade II listed
- Fine period details
- 3 elegant reception rooms
- 5 bedrooms
- Various outbuildings
- 2 double garages
- About 0.8 acres in all
- Staplehurst 3.5 miles
On a quiet country lane, a Grade II listed Wealden farmhouse amid delightful landscaped gardens with uninterrupted rural views * No Onward Chain *
Gravitts Farm is a fine Wealden farmhouse, justifiably Grade II listed and of immense charm and atmosphere. The property presents an eclectic mix of mellow ragstone, brick and weatherboard elevations with plain and fishtail tiles beneath hipped and gabled tiled roofs.
Internally, this charismatic property displays an abundance of period architectural features including some impressive moulded beams and timbers, exposed brickwork, oak plank doors, various fireplaces including a splendid inglenook and authentic exposed wattle and daub. A range of thoughtful improvements have been made and sympathetic additions include a solid oak gothic style arched entrance door, replacement double glazed casement windows, air conditioning to the master bedroom and 2nd floor, bespoke fitted kitchen with quality integral appliances and luxuriously appointed bathrooms.
The welcoming accommodation is arranged on three floors and comprises spacious and atmospheric reception rooms. Of particular note is the light and airy drawing room which has French doors giving access to the lovely landscaped grounds, ideal for entertaining. On the first floor are three bedrooms, the master bedroom having a dressing room and en suite. Extensive storage is provided throughout and further bedrooms, shower room and cloakroom on the 2nd floor provide additional accommodation that can be utilised as a guest suite or as an ideal retreat for teenagers.
o Entrance hall and rear hallway with stone and brick flooring - oak staircase
o Delightful drawing room enhanced by cast iron (gas fired) 'wood-burner' - integral bespoke oak dressers - French doors giving access to terrace
o Handsome dining room displaying magnificent inglenook fireplace with ragstone interior and hearth - linen-fold carved oak panels - oak radiator cover
o Versatile study/snug with loft access
o Comprehensively fitted bespoke kitchen/breakfast room with a range of pine base and wall units with granite work tops over incorporating inventive storage solutions including deep larder cupboard - integral appliances include American style fridge and freezer & dishwasher - smart slate floor tiles
o Utility room housing a good range of base and wall units - water softener
o Oak staircase to split level 1st floor landing with oak stairs to 2nd floor
o Master bedroom with brick fireplace and a generous range of fitted wardrobes - adjacent dressing room with further wardrobes leading to en suite bathroom
o Guest bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suite cloakroom
o Family bathroom, shower room, en suites & cloakrooms all fitted to a high specification and comprising luxury features including contemporary suites - some Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware - Jacuzzi bath - double shower cubicles - rain and multi head showers - tower shower - vessel wash hand basin - heated towel rails - neutral toned tiling
o Three/four further pretty bedrooms - some with vaulted ceilings - one with fitted wardrobes
o Externally accessed home office/gym with power and light connected
The property is approached via electric five bar timber gate along a gravel driveway culminating in a substantial driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles.
The gardens and grounds at Gravitts Farm are a delight. Thoughtfully landscaped they incorporate sweeping lawns, lavishly filled and colourful beds and borders and numerous established indigenous and specimen trees creating delightful aspects from all areas.
At the front of the house, a pedestrian gate leads via brick pathways to the house between softly curved lawns inset with stepping stones bordered by beautiful sweeping herbaceous borders. Delightful focal points include a stylish contemporary brushed stainless steel water feature and circular slate paved seating area.
At the rear, a meandering gravel pathway leading around the garden passes between pretty beds and borders filled with masses of colourful planting. The path leads to the stream with sleeper clad retaining wall and over a rustic timber bridge to continue back to the house. There is a generously proportioned brick paved terrace with pergola over which may be accessed from the house, ideal for summer parties and entertaining.
The gardens and grounds are flanked at the rear by open countryside and there are splendid rural views over open farmland.
o Landscaped gardens and grounds of about 0.84 acres
o Integral double garage and detached double garage - both with electric doors - power and light connected
o Sizeable timber workshop with power and light connected plus a separate garden shed
o Gardeners wc with useful large sink
o Drying room and boiler room
o Overlooking open countryside
Gravitts Farm is set on a quiet country lane in a fine rural, yet not isolated setting, surrounded by rich Wealden farmland. Nearby the village of Boughton Monchelsea offers a good range of local services including convenience store, Post Office, primary school and the Parish Church of St Peters. The nearby County Town of Maidstone provides comprehensive shopping restaurants, Hazlitt Theatre and Mote Park with its extensive grounds, leisure and recreational facilities.
A variety of state and private schools in the area catering for children of all ages include Sutton Valence Junior and Senior Schools, Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, Boughton Monchelsea Primary School and numerous secondary and grammar schools at Maidstone.
Staplehurst Station offers rail services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross with journey times from under an hour. The M20 gives access to Dover, Folkestone and Ashford International and also to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow Airports.
Staplehurst 3.4 miles
Maidstone 5.8 miles
M20 6.6 miles
London 46 miles
(All distances are approximate)
Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage system.
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council. Tax Band G.
Fixtures and Fittings: Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01580 720000.
From Staplehurst proceed north on the A229 towards Maidstone and continue for approaching two miles. Turn right into Chart Hill Road and proceed for nearly a mile, over the bridge and past the Lord Raglan public house. Turn left into Lower Farm Road and continue for nearly a mile, turning right into Long Lane. After about half a mile turn left into Peens Lane and Gravitts Farm will be seen on the left hand side after 350 yards.
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