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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Claygate, Marden, Kent

Offers in Excess of £900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Edwardian country house
  • Views over open countryside
  • Beautifully presented accommodation
  • Stunning fireplace in drawing room
  • Superb open plan kitchen/family room
  • 4 bedrooms & dressing room/nursery
  • Garage converted to useful 'Den

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An extensively refurbished Edwardian country house providing beautiful and well proportioned family living and entertaining space in a rural yet accessible location

Laurel Wood House is a handsome Edwardian country house displaying attractive brick gabled elevations housing sash windows under tiled roofs with decorative barge boards. Subject to a thorough and sensitive programme of refurbishment works, the property has also been extended to create a superb open plan kitchen, sitting and dining room which is the heart of the home.

Thoughtfully designed, this bright and airy room provides exemplary family living and entertaining space all year having French doors to the terrace and under-floor heating. The drawing room displays a magnificent fireplace with bespoke stone surround. This stunning centre piece underlines the quality and attention to detail of the renovations throughout.

The accommodation is arranged on three floors and benefits from excellent proportions and lofty ceiling heights, typical of the era. Capacious windows take advantage of high levels of natural light and all around pleasant pastoral views. The property is finished to a high specification throughout with décor in a range of tasteful tones creating a comfortable, desirable and practical family home.

o Double aspect drawing room with bay window and stunning open fireplace with custom made stone surround and wood-burning stove
o Double doors leading to bright and airy vaulted family/dining room & kitchen - French doors to terrace
o Stylish fitted vaulted kitchen incorporating an extensive range of cabinets with granite work surfaces and complementary island unit - oil fired Aga and integral dishwasher - French doors to terrace
o Utility area with matching fitted cabinets and ample space for appliances - stable door to side
o Master bedroom with bay window and extensive fitted wardrobes - en suite shower room with white suite
o Bedroom 2 including fitted wardrobes
o Two further part vaulted bedrooms benefiting from eaves storage space
o Dressing room/bedroom 5/nursery
o Luxuriously appointed bathroom with white suite including twin wash basins and double shower cubicle with 'rain' shower over - heated towel rail - complementary tiling
o Former double garage converted to a useful office/den
o Timber detached garden stores
o Play area and children's play house
o Productive kitchen garden
o Landscaped gardens and grounds of half an acre

The gardens at Laurel Wood House lie predominantly to the rear of the house and incorporate beds and borders well stocked with a range of flowering shrubs and herbaceous planting creating colour and interest throughout the seasons. The gardens are encompassed by mature hedges affording good levels of privacy and seclusion and giving peace of mind to parents and pet owners.

Flanking the rear of the house is a substantial stone paved terrace bordered by neat clipped box hedging. This may be accessed directly from the kitchen and family/dining room and encourages use of the terrace as an additional dining/entertaining area. From here, lawns lead through the gardens to an idyllic meadow area at the rear which backs onto open farmland. Within this area is an old apple orchard, a children's play area and mown pathways between masses of natural wildflowers.

The detached former garage is currently used as an office/den. The room inside is bright and airy with a vaulted ceiling and there is light and power in situ. This creates useful ancillary space and could be utilized in a number of ways or easily reverted back for use as a garage. Ample parking is provided on the gravel driveway at the front of the house.

Marden 2.5 miles
Paddock Wood 4.5 miles
M20 11 miles
Tunbridge Wells 10.5 miles
London 39 miles

(All distances are approximate)

Laurel Wood House is located in a rural yet not isolated setting, overlooking open farmland in the rural hamlet of Claygate. Nearby Marden has a thriving village with a strong community spirit and a rich history demonstrated by an eclectic mix of period properties in the village centre housing good range of day to day shops and amenities including convenience stores, post office, pharmacy, excellent butchers and a medical centre along with a mainline station.

There are a good range of schools in the area catering for children of all ages including Sutton Valence Junior and Senior Schools, Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook and St Ronans and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst. The property is well positioned for numerous grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Maidstone.

Marden and Paddock Wood stations offer frequent services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross with journey times from 57 and 53 minutes respectively. The M20 gives access to Dover, Folkestone and Ashford International and also to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow Airports.

Property Information
Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council. Currently Tax Band F.
Fixtures and Fittings: Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Please note the cast iron freestanding bath tub may be available by separate negotiation/is not included in the sale.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel: 01580 720000.

From theA262 in central Goudhurst take North Road (B2079) opposite the village pond, in the direction of Horsmonden and Marden. Continue for about 4 miles and at the staggered cross-roads turn left into Sheephurst Lane. Carry on for about 2 miles and at the T junction turn left into Maidstone Road (B2162). After 0.2 miles Laurel Wood House will be found on the left hand side.

Private Finance
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16 June 2016

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