5 bedroom house for saleTumblers Hill, Sutton Valence, Kent
Offers in Excess of
- Central village house
- 2 Receptions
- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Terraced Garden
- Garden Stores
- Headcorn Station 4 miles
- London 45 miles
In the heart of the village, a fascinating Grade II listed residence with terraced garden and direct access to The Greensand Way
* 2 Reception Rooms * Kitchen * Cellar * 5 Bedrooms * 2 Bathrooms * Terraced Garden * Timber Garden Stores *.
Aylmer House is a most attractive attached Grade II listed property presenting stucco elevations housing timber multi paned casement and sash windows under a pitched plain tiled roof. There are dormer windows and loggia to the rear and the frontage displays jettied bays and a pretty oriel window.
Originally a Wealden Hall House, the property has served many functions over the centuries. It has been three independent cottages and part of the highly regarded Sutton Valence School, utilized as a Chaplains house, dormitories and a sanatorium.
Internally, the accommodation is arranged on three floors and is enhanced by a wealth of architectural features of Tudor and Victorian influence. These include impressive beams and timbers, numerous attractive period fireplaces throughout and oak plank doors. There is also a small area of historic graffiti written by former school pupils dating from the late 1800s within the splendid vaulted first floor rooms. Overall the ceilings are surprisingly lofty for a property of this age and many of the rooms are double aspect taking advantage of views over the garden, village and beyond.
There are three inviting reception rooms and five bedrooms plus two bath/shower rooms, providing ideal family living space. The property affords scope for modernisation works or remodeling subject to obtaining any necessary planning consent(s).
o Oak studded entrance to hall with impressive arched braces and geometric design tiled floor and rear hall with secondary staircase
o Double aspect sitting room enhanced by carved York stone open fireplace
o Dining room displaying period open fireplace with carved surround and over-mantle - double aspect with bay and window seat to front
o Farmhouse kitchen comprising blonde oak units and breakfast bar - oak flooring and traditional pantry exposed brick chimney breast integral dishwasher and fridge
o Cellar with sealed half door window and coal shute tiled floor power, light and plumbing in situ
o Study/utility area (former breakfast room) with fitted oak furniture and built in cabinets providing space and plumbing for washing machine/drier
o Shower room with white suite and neutral toned hand-made tiles
o Bright and airy first floor landing with capacious glazed roof light
o Five generously proportioned bedrooms, two with intriguing high level windows
o Family bathroom with white suite including twin wash hand basins window seat
o Separate wc with white suite
o Terraced garden with orchard and panoramic views
o Timber garden stores
The walled gardens are approached through the loggia, to a level area of lawn flanked by established flower beds and a magnificent Fig Tree. There is a good sized timber garden store close at hand along with a smaller attached outhouse (former privy). The south facing gardens are securely enclosed giving peace of mind for parents and pet owners and provide a sheltered and private setting.
The terraces are divided by stone retaining walls and include a small orchard, kitchen garden and flower beds. Stone steps lead up, past the terraces and wind round to the top of the garden from which there are the most amazing panoramic views over the roof-tops and chapel spire over the Weald of Kent and towards the south east coast. A gate from here gives access directly to the Greensand Way, ideal for family rambles and dog walkers.
Aylmer House is set in a central village location within the Conservation Area of Sutton Valence and bordering The Greensand Way, giving access to miles of beautiful country walks. Local shops and amenities are close at hand, including post office, garage, farm shop and several historic public houses along with the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin and Sutton Valence Castle (English Heritage). Notable golf courses in the area include Leeds Castle, The Ridge, Bearsted and Cobtree Manor.
Conveniently situated with excellent road and rail links nearby, Headcorn Station offers services to Cannon Street, London Bridge and Charing Cross with journey times from under an hour. The M20 gives access to Dover and Ashford International and also to the M25 to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports.
Numerous private and state schools in the area include a village primary school, numerous grammar and secondary schools in Maidstone and within a few minutes walk from the highly regarded Sutton Valence Preparatory and Senior Schools.
Services: Mains gas central heating. Mains water, drainage and electricity.
Local Authority; Maidstone Borough Council: 01622 602000. Tax Band G.
Fixtures and Fittings; Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewings: Strictly by appointment, through Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel: 01580 720000.
From Headcorn proceed north on the A274 for about 3.5 miles to Sutton Valence. In the centre of the village turn right just before The Kings Head public house into High Street. Continue past the Queens Head on the left and go past Lower Road on the right. After a short distance, Aylmer House will be found on the left, just after the hairdressers. You will note that there are two front doors. The oak stained door on the right hand side, bearing the name of the property, is the primary entrance.
Headcorn Station 4 miles
Maidstone 7 miles
M20 4 miles
London 45 miles
(All distances are approximate)
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