9 bedroom detached house for saleLees Road, Laddingford, Maidstone, Kent, ME18
- Exceptional spacious converted Oast
- flexible accommodation
- Semi-rural location
- Established gardens, paddock & orchard
- indoor swimming pool
- Total area about 2.44 acres
- EPC Rating = C
Attractive and well proportioned detached converted oast and barn with versatile accommodation, set in delightful grounds in a semi-rural location
Kings Oast is set in a semi-rural location between the villages of Laddingford and Yalding. Laddingford is a delightful village which offers an award winning public house and Yalding offers local shopping facilities with a Post Office, General Store and 12th Century church.
Comprehensive Shopping: Paddock Wood, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells.
Mainline Rail Services: Paddock Wood to Cannon Street/Charing Cross.
Primary Schools: Laddingford, Yalding and Collier Street.
State/Grammar Schools: Maidstone and Tonbridge.
Private Schools: Sutton Valence. The Preparatory Schools at Somerhill. Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Public Schools.
Motorway Links: The M20 at Wrotham Heath gives access to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus.
Kings Oast is a charming converted oast and barn with 5 roundels, offering impressive and versatile accommodation arranged over three floors. Features include thumb latch doors, exposed ceiling timbers, wooden flooring, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and a striking imperial staircase rising to all floors. There is a detached pool house with heated swimming pool and gym, and the delightful landscaped gardens, orchard and paddock provide an attractive backdrop. In total the area amounts to about 2.44 acres.
A covered porch with double doors leads to the impressive vaulted reception hall with a striking imperial staircase rising to all floors.
The principal reception rooms provide generous areas for formal entertaining and comprise a drawing room with an impressive brick fireplace with oak bressummer beam and wood burning stove, and double doors opening to the garden. The sitting room also has a brick fireplace with wood burning stove. The imposing dining room has a double height vaulted ceiling and is located in the larger roundel with direct access to the front garden.
Informal living is provided with a games room and breakfast room both located in roundels and with stable doors to the rear garden. The study is also located in a roundel with a stable door to the rear garden, and fitted with a range of bookshelves.
The kitchen is fitted with a bespoke range of wall and base units by Harvey Jones, with a larder cupboard, matching island unit and granite work surfaces extending to provide a breakfast bar.
Appliances include a Falcon range style cooker, space for dishwasher, fridge-freezer and wine fridge. There is an attractive outlook over the garden and a stable door giving access to outside.
The first floor galleried landing has an outlook to the front and a Juliette balcony to the rear.
There are six well proportioned bedrooms with en suite bath/shower rooms arranged on this floor. Four are located in roundels and two within the barn.
The imperial staircase continues to the second floor where there is a generous galleried landing with exposed rafters and a seating area with Juliette balcony to the rear.
The master suite is located on this floor and comprises a spacious bedroom with exposed rafters,
built in wardrobes, a Juliette balcony and access to an attic store. The dressing room is located in a roundel with fitted hanging rails, and the en suite bathroom, also located in a roundel, features a claw and ball roll top bath, 'his and hers' wash stand, W.C. with high level cistern, shower area
with drench head fitment. This room has a part vaulted ceiling and a Juliette balcony.
There are two further bedrooms on this floor both located in roundels and served with en suite facilities.
There is a cinema room with part vaulted ceiling located in the larger roundel which is currently being used as an occasional bedroom and is served by an adjoining wet room.
The house is approached via a pair of electrically operated wooden gates over a gravel drive which is flanked on each side by lavender edged herbaceous borders. The drive culminates in a parking area and leads to the garaging which comprises a garage with an electric up and over door with a gardeners W.C. to the rear, and a workshop, implement store and further store
room access from the side.
The detached pool complex comprises an indoor heated swimming pool, gym area, shower, W.C. and changing room together with a sauna. There is a plant room and store room access from outside. To one side of the pool house is a hot tub.
The landscaped gardens provides an attractive backdrop to the house with many varieties of trees, shrubs and flowering plants. Gravel edged brick paths leading from the parking area to the fence enclosed gardens which are principally laid to lawn. The path continues around an ornamental fish pond to the front with aquatic planting, and continues to the front door. There
is a brick terrace to one side ideal for al fresco entertaining.
The rear garden is part wall enclosed with an attractive timber arbor adorned with a variety of established climbing plants and provides a sheltered seating area. Deep herbaceous borders lie to the perimeter and a pedestrian gate leads to the drive and parking area.
The vegetable garden comprises a graveled area interspersed with raised beds. On from here is a fence enclosed orchard and an adjacent paddock. The gardens and ground provide a high degree of privacy and the total area amount to about 2.44 acres.
Square Footage: 10,431 sq ft
Acreage: 2.44 Acres
From the A20 turn into Seven Mile Lane (B2016) signed towards Paddock Wood and Tunbridge Wells. Proceed over the first roundabout onto the A228 and at the next roundabout turn left onto the B2015. Take the next right hand turning (B2126) Hampstead Lane for just over a mile taking the next right onto Lees Road. Take the next turning on the left onto Symonds Lane where the gates for Kings Oast will be the second on the right.
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