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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Maidstone Road, Matfield, Kent

Withdrawn from Market £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period features
  • Large South facing garden
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Gated driveway
  • 4 Receptions
  • Inglenook fireplace

Full description

Thorn House offers the perfect period charm one would expect from a country cottage circa 1725 located in the heart of Matfield village and within walking distance to all amenities and a short drive to Paddock Wood mainline station. The property is graced with inglenook and open fireplaces, a wealth of beams and beautiful south facing rear garden with convivial patio dining area. Accommodation comprises four bedrooms and four receptions set out over three floors, tanked cellar, kitchen/breakfast room and ground floor cloaks/shower room.

First Floor Landing 
Secondary glazed window, latch doors leading to respective bedrooms, wealth of exposed beams and understairs cupboard with turned stairs rising to second floor.

Entrance/Dining Hall 
15' 6'' x 10' 4'' (4.72m x 3.15m)
Widening to 13' 6" Upon entering this room you are greeted by a beautiful inglenook fireplace offering inset wood burner and lighting. Double aspect secondary glazed windows to front and rear. Double radiator, two wall lights, wooden floor, latch door to kitchen and open aspect to inner hallway.

Inner snug / hallway 
15' 6'' x 8' 9'' (4.72m x 2.67m)
Measurement to include stairs rising to first floor with small under stairs cupboard, glazed casement window, door which is inset into floor leading down to cellar. A wealth of exposed beams, double radiator and wood floor. Latch door to sitting room.

Sitting Room 
15' 6'' x 12' (4.72m x 3.66m)
A fabulous room with double aspect casement windows to front and rear. Open fireplace with inset grate and beam above. Two double radiators and beautiful wood flooring.

The cellar has been recently tanked with two working pumps to provide dry storage and decorated to a condition that it could be used as additional storage or playroom.

Garden Room 
12' 7'' x 9' 4'' (3.84m x 2.84m)
This was built approximately nine years ago and makes a superb addition to the property with double glazed window to the side and casement doors with swept heads leading out to fabulous rear garden. Fitted double cupboard with further cupboards above, radiator with decorative cover, door to cloak/shower room.

Cloak/Shower Room 
White suite comprising low level w.c., heated towel rail/radiator and suspended wash basin. Tongue and groove panelling to walls, mosaic tiled shower cubical fitted with Triton electric shower, Opaque window and extractor fan.

15' 2'' x 8' 7'' (4.62m x 2.62m)
Widening to 10'9" A country kitchen offering beautiful vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. The measurement includes a range of base and wall mounted painted units. Inset double bowl bowl sink, dishwasher, electric oven and hob with extractor over, two casement windows to front and side. Contrasting, localised harlequin tiling to walls and tiled floor. Latch door which leads to garden room.

Thorn House is a very picturesque Grade II listed period home featured in '25 Most Beautiful Homes' magazine in 2010. Once known as the Ale House. Within walking distance to all of Matfield's amenities and easy access to A21. The property boasts a plethora of beams throughout apart from the rear extension which provides a beautiful Garden Room. Set out over three floors the property has immense versatility. The dining room is a real treat with vast inglenook fireplace which has the original bread oven and fabulous wood stove. The cellar has been recently tanked and decorated to provide dry storage space. Set out over three floors the bedrooms equally match the ground floor in character and family bathroom. The top floor bedroom was once two rooms and offers a large walk-in cupboard which could subject to planning convert to a cloakroom. The garden is beautifully presented, mainly laid to lawn with driveway and parking for up to six cars.

15' 5'' x 10' 4'' (4.7m x 3.15m)
Footpath leading to front door enclosed by white picket fence with small area of lawn to either side and border shrubs. Solid front door leading to entrance/dining hall.

Matfield is a favoured Kentish village, with amenities to include inns, general store and butchers have taken pride of place for many years attracting customers far and wide. The local primary school is in the village of Brenchley approximately 0.7 miles distant. Mascalls Comprehensive school offering a grammar stream is placed on the fringe of Paddock Wood approximately 2.0 miles distant. The town of Paddock Wood offers Waitrose Supermarket, Barsleys department store, variety of small shops, Putlands Sports Centre and mainline station to London Charing Cross, London Bridge/Cannon Street, Waterloo East. In the opposite direction, Ashford International and Dover Priory.

Bedroom 1 
15' 9'' x 10' 7'' (4.8m x 3.23m)
Stunning room with fitted double cupboard offering hanging space and slatted shelves. Further walk-in single cupboard, casement window to front and single window to rear. Double radiator and stripped wood floor.

White suite with bath offering mixer taps and shower attachment, pedestal wash basin, low level w.c., opaque double glazed window, stripped wood floor, exposed beams to walls, radiator/towel rail.

Bedroom 2 
12' 7'' x 9' 4'' (3.84m x 2.84m)
Narrowing to 7'6" Built in double cupboard and further triple fitted wardrobe, stylishly painted with double shelving unit to the side. Painted floorboards, casement secondary glazed window, exposed beams to three walls, t.v. point, double radiator.

Bedroom 3 
12' 7'' x 6' 8'' (3.84m x 2.03m)
Glazed window to the rear, stripped wooden floor, double cupboard with cupboards above and double radiator.

Second Floor 

Bedroom 4 
At the top of the second staircase you are greeted by a majestic looking bedroom which was once two rooms which offers part vaulted ceiling and new casement window into dormer overlooking rear garden. This room has a wealth of exposed beams and large walk in cupboards for storage. Further built in double cupboard with shelving to side. The floorboards are in opinion of exceptional quality.

Beautiful south facing rear garden to the rear principally laid to lawn with patio area. To the rear of the garden is a raised decking area with pergola, ideal for Summer entertaining, outside tap, electric gate to driveway which is accessed from the Brenchley Road. The garden offers a wide variety of lighting for summer entertaining.

The driveway is accessed from the Brenchley Road and partially shared with neighbouring barn. As you turn into the drive there is guest parking area for Thorn House and an electric five bar gated entrance leading to the rear of the house and further parking for up to six cars.

Oil fired central heating to a system of radiators, mains drainage, Grade II listed - EPC Exempt

Agents Note 
Please note the vendor's of this property are related to a member of staff at Firefly Properties.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 November 2016


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