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Maytham Cottages, Frogs Lane

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Property Description

Key features

  • Designed by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens
  • A bespoke kitchen/breakfast room with a double aspect, and a 3 oven AGA
  • Garden room offering views of neighbouring farmland
  • Ample outbuildings
  • An oak double garage
  • Immaculate grounds
  • 3 double bedrooms
  • Attached single storey country cottage
  • Period features abound including original wooden doors from Great Maytham Hall

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

LOCATION Rolvenden Layne can certainly be appreciated for not only its rich mix of architecture but for its history too. Rolvenden originally only consisted of the main village which was almost entirely burnt down during the 1660's - resulting in villagers moving a mile away and forming Rolvenden Layne. Great Maytham Hall is a Grade II Listed country manor that provided the inspiration for 'The Secret Garden'. The Maytham Cottages were originally used as servants' quarters up until the early 1900's, and many period features have been retained including original wooden doors rescued from the manor. The cottage is near to many brilliant walks.

Rolvenden Layne has its very own traditional country inn, The Ewe and Lamb serving hearty meals with local fresh produce. The nearby village of Rolvenden is home to two more country inns- The Star and The Bull Inn. Rolvenden also has a weekly farmers' market every Thursday, a village shop which specialises in retailing honey, beer and local plants, a Post Office, and an antique shop housing a marvellous collection of historic and vintage cars. Rolvenden is also the birthplace of Korkers Sausages, which are available to buy on the High Street. The village is also home to an historic and restored windmill thought to date back to at least 1580.

Rolvenden Layne is a short drive from the cinque port of Tenterden. Tenterden is a quintessentially English, picturesque, tree lined, county town. The High Street is flanked by elegant Georgian houses. With everything from renowned schools to excellent shopping including a hairdressers, a Waitrose, Tesco's, a doctors' surgery, a leisure centre, a variety of excellent restaurants, friendly country inns and fascinating antique shops all within walking distance of each other. There is a farmers' market which is held in the town every Friday, offering fine cheeses and meats. The Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway is the country's finest example of a rural light railway. The line gently wends its way from Tenterden - "The Jewel of the Weald" for 10.5 miles through the unspoilt countryside of the Rother Valley, to terminate in the shadows of the magnificent National Trust castle at Bodiam.

Tenterden also has a primary school and Homewood secondary and 6th form which specialises in the performing arts. Excellent schools abound in both the private and public sector. Tenterden is easy driving to a plethora of highly regarded golf courses and the highly renowned Chapel Down vineyard, only a few minutes' drive away.

AGENTS NOTES "This enchanting single storey country cottage boasts a backdrop of surrounding farmland and is situated on a leafy lane. The grounds are a herbaceous haven with mature shrubs, plants, apple trees as well as the sound of birdsong. Designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, this character cottage features many impressive period features including a woodburning stove, a lattice window and restored wooden doors from Maytham Hall." 

ENTRANCE HALL 9' 7" x 11' 1" (2.92m x 3.38m) Ceiling height: 7'6'' (2.29) to the highest point. Featuring a lattice window to the side overlooking bedroom 3. Ceiling light. Radiator. Carpet flooring. Multiple powerpoints. Access to the shower room and inner hallway. 

SHOWER ROOM: 3' 2" x 6' 6" (0.97m x 1.98m) Ceiling height: 7'6'' (2.29) to the highest point. Ceiling light. Tiled flooring. Shower. Sink. Wc. Window to the rear gardens.  

INNER HALLWAY 4' 1" x 4' 2" (1.24m x 1.27m) Ceiling height: 8'2'' (2.50) to the highest point. Featuring an inbuilt storage cupboard, housing a hot water tank and with space and plumbing for a washing machine. Shelving. Ceiling light. Access to bedroom 3 and the kitchen/breakfast room.  

BEDROOM 3 9' 9" x 14' 6" (2.97m x 4.42m) Ceiling height: 8'2'' (2.49) to the highest point. A double aspect bedroom. Featuring the lattice window into the entrance hall. Ceiling light. Radiators. Carpet flooring. Multiple powerpoints. Loft access.  

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16' 1" x 13' 10" (4.9m x 4.22m) Ceiling height: 8'0'' (2.45) to the highest point. A bespoke country style, dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room featuring a black 3 oven AGA. Wooden floor. Wooden doors originally from Great Maytham Hall. Granite work surfaces. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Ample dining space. Multiple powerpoints. Views to the front and rear gardens. TV point. Matching bespoke wall and base units. AEG integrated combi oven. Double butler sink with drainage. Integrated dishwasher. Larder fridge. Shelving space. Access to walk-in pantry. 

WALK IN PANTRY Wooden flooring. Space for a fridge and freezer. Multiple powerpoints. Master electricity switch. Vaillant boiler. Ceiling light. Shelving. 

DRAWING ROOM 14' 7" x 14' 1" (4.44m x 4.29m) Ceiling height: 8'1'' (2.47) to the highest point. The drawing room features a woodburning stove set on a tiled hearth. Carpet flooring. Views to the garden to the side and of surrounding countryside. Ceiling light. Radiator. Powerpoints. TV point. Shutter doors reveal access to the garden room.  

GARDEN ROOM 11' 2" x 12' 2" (3.4m x 3.71m) Ceiling height: 8'7'' (2.64) to the highest point. A stunning, south facing, triple aspect garden room with a vaulted ceiling. Curtain railing. Radiator. Views of wrap around garden and terrace. Access to the garden.  

REAR HALLWAY 19' 5" x 3' 1" (5.92m x 0.94m) Ceiling height: 8'2'' (2.51) to the highest point. Views to the front of the property. Door to the gardens to the front. Wall mounted lighting. Carpet flooring. Access points to the master bedroom, bedroom 2 and the family bathroom.  

MASTER BEDROOM 14' 1" x 10' 7" (4.29m x 3.23m) Ceiling height: 8'10'' (2.45) to the highest point. Featuring a double glazed, triple window offering views to the front grounds. Ceiling light. Radiator. Multiple powerpoints.  

BEDROOM 2 11' 1" x 8' 11" (3.38m x 2.72m) Ceiling height: 8'2'' (2.49) to the highest point. Currently used as a dressing room, bedroom 2 features an open fireplace with exposed brickwork. Window overlooking the garden to the side and neighbouring countryside. Loft access. Storage cabinet space. Carpet flooring. Inbuilt storage cupboards with hanging space and shelving. Radiator.  

FAMILY BATHROOM 10' 5" x 10' 0" (3.18m x 3.05m) Ceiling height: 8'1'' (2.48) to the highest point. Tiled flooring. Dado rail to half walls. Corner shower with circular door and with detachable power shower head. Roll top bath with 'silver' claw feet, detachable shower head and a mixer tap. Heated chrome towel rail. Views of the garden to the side and of neighbouring countryside. Ceramic hand wash bowl with chrome mixer tap and storage cupboard under. Tiled splashback. Low level wc. Recessed ceiling lights. Chrome towel rail and shelf. Shaver point. 

EXTERNALLY EXTERNALLY: Double oblique garage constructed entirely from oak. A greenhouse and a WORKSHOP: 12'0'' x 9'0'' (3.67 x 2.75) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'11'' (2.43) to the highest point. A south facing paved terrace accessed from the garden room or from the front entrance, the perfect for spot for al fresco dining. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn, secured with mature hedging to the side and to the front. To the front of the property, there is beautifully maintained 'turret' shaped hedging. The Eastern boundary is secured with a wooden fence. Externally this property really is an herbaceous haven featuring 4 various apple trees and well established flowerbeds. Ample off road parking.  

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