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5 bedroom detached house to rent
Chapel Lane, Bearstead, Maidstone, Kent
- 5 bedrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Ample parking
- Gardens, orchard and paddock
Letting information:Furnishing: Unfurnished
First Listed on Rightmove: 09 May 2012 ( 575 days ago )
Chapel Lane Farm occupies a superb setting on 3 acres of land surrounded by Bearsted Golf course in the village of Bearsted. The village green, with a butcher/ baker/delicatessen, restaurants and pubs, is the centre of Bearsted. A short distance away, the Ashford Road area provides more shops, a post office, pharmacy, bank and a doctors' surgery. Bearsted railway station, only Â½ mile from the house, has frequent services to London Victoria (approximately one hour) via Maidstone. Additionally two bus routes connect with the County Town 3 miles to the east.
Junction 8 of the M20 is 2 miles distant linking with the Kent coastal resorts and the Channel Tunnel (28 miles) in one direction and, in the other, joins the M25 for Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and City of London airports. On the high speed rail link, the Javelin train stops at Ashford International (17 miles) and Ebbsfleet (20 miles).
The village benefits from football, cricket, bowls and tennis clubs. Other activities include a Choral Society, a Scout group and Guiding. Bearsted golf club and that at the Marriott Tudor Park Hotel and Country Club are both within a mile of the house.
Thurnham Infant School (Ofsted rating "outstanding") and Roseacre Primary School (Ofsted rating "good") are on adjacent sites and within walking distance.
There are a number of grammar schools locally including Maidstone Grammar School for Boys, Maidstone Grammar School for Girls and Invicta Grammar School and, slightly further afield, well-recognised grammar schools in Chatham , Rochester and Sittingbourne.
The nearest Preparatory School is at Sutton Valence, which also has a senior school. Other independent schools include Ashford School, The King's School Canterbury, The King's School Rochester, Cobham Hall, Benenden and Tonbridge Schools.
Chapel Lane Farm is an excellent family home, originally built in the 16th Century but refurbished to a high standard in recent years to provide all modern amenities. The 3 acre grounds include an apple orchard and a paddock in addition to the pretty and mature garden.
There is a beautiful living room featuring a huge Inglenook fireplace and original beams, opening onto a dining room to the rear. There is also a spacious, double aspect sitting room. The excellent kitchen/breakfast room is well fitted and opens out onto the garden.
Upstairs, there is a large master bedroom with an ensuite shower, a guest bedroom with an ensuite w.c., another beautiful double bedroom with a vaulted, beamed ceiling and a single bedroom/study. A further staircase leads to a charming double bedroom on the second floor. The family bathroom is fitted to an exceptional standard and includes a separate shower and useful first floor utility room.
Outside, in addition to the pretty mature garden, the 3 acre grounds include a fruit orchard of apples, pears, plums, raspberries and redcurrants and a paddock
Leave the M20 at junction 7, then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A249 signposted to Maidstone. At the roundabout take the 1st exit following signs for Bearsted onto Bearsted Road. Look for signs to Bearsted Green and continue onto Ware Street, then turn left onto Chapel Lane