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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Mount pleasant drive, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14

Offers in Excess of £725,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Former Farmhouse With Georgian Front
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Exclusive Setting With Driveway
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Three Receptions
  • Close To Bearsted's 'Outstanding' School
  • Front And Rear Gardens
  • Period Features In Every Room
  • Walking Distance To Bearstead Train Station
  • Bathroom With Shower And Bath And Separate Downstairs Cloakrooom

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property
MOUNT PLEASANT – A Grade II Listed detached former farmhouse with 5 double bedrooms and renovated to a high standard to provide a spacious, comfortable and adaptable family home. Brimming with period features and tucked away in an exclusive location, within 5 minutes walk of the train station, village green (shops, pubs and restaurants) and a similar distance to Bearsted’s "outstanding" infant and primary schools. Less than 5 minutes drive to the M20.
With 3 reception rooms, including one with an open fire and another with a wood burning stove. Other period features include an open fireplace and brick built bread oven in the kitchen, windows with shutters, wooden floors including wide elm floorboards to two of the bedrooms and feature fireplaces in many rooms.
The house is steeped in history and mentioned in a number of publications about the area having been home to the famous 19th century cricketer Alfred Mynn and Victorian travel writer Grace Dibble.

Entrance Porch
Rear entrance door with feature stain glass windows, allowing access to downstairs cloakroom, hallway and all the rooms on this level.

Access to all ground floor rooms as well as cellar.

Downstairs Cloakroom
Ceramic tiled flooring, part panelled walls, radiator, white wash basin and W.C.

14ft 5 x 14ft1
Range of wall and base units with work surfaces over, enamel sink and drainer, built in oven, ceramic hob with extractor over, open brick built fireplace, ceramic tiled flooring, window to rear.

Reception Room Four
14ft 3 x 8ft 8
Currently used as a storage room with a sash window to side aspect and victorian range.

Reception Room Three
11ft 4 x 11ft 9
Currently used as a dining room with double aspect windows, door to side, porcelain tiled flooring.

Reception Room Two
13ft 10 x 11ft 4
Currently used as a sitting room with sash windows with wooden shutters to garden aspect.

Reception Room One
11ft 1 x 22ft 4
Currently used as a family room and has double aspect sash windows with shutters to garden aspect and double doors leading to a delightful courtyard. This has an original movable panel to allow the opening of the windows from floor to ceiling.

Exposed Oak flooring and cast iron open fireplace with original stone surround.

13ft 9 x 11ft 4
A great space with original wine arches, currently used for storage.

First floor
Large landing with access to all bedrooms and bathroom. There is a large sash window at the far end of the hallway overlooking the gardens.

Family Bathroom
Matching white suite comprising of bath, his and hers wash hand basins set in vanity unit and low level W.C. Shower cubicle with glass door, two frosted windows to rear. Exposed original wood flooring, wooden panels to one wall, ceramic tiled splash backs.

Bedroom One
12 x 14ft 4
Sash window to garden aspect, exposed original wood flooring, radiator.

Bedroom Two
14ft 4 x 10ft 2
Sash window to side aspect, feature fireplace, exposed original wood flooring, radiator.

Bedroom Three
14ft 2 x 10ft 5
Sash window to garden aspect. Original wide elm floorboards, radiator.

Bedroom Four
12ft 4 x 12ft 7
Sash window to rear aspect. Original wide elm floorboards.

Bedroom Five
Sash window to rear of property. Original cast iron fireplace and surround, original wood flooring, radiator.

General Information
Mount Pleasant is thought to be one of very few privately owned properties in Kent that can trace its occupancy through five centuries. A plaque on the front of the house commemorates the cricketer Alfred Mynn (1807-1861), said to have been the most iconic cricketer until the arrival of WG Grace. He played a role in the introduction of overarm bowling and popularised the use of pads following a leg injury. Mynn was a giant of man at six foot two and 21 stone, he was known as the Lion of Kent and there is a pub in the village that bears this name. He played cricket on “beef and beer” and liked to frequent the White Horse pub on the green. The short walk to the White Horse and partaking in some food and drink is still very pleasant today. Then the house became the home of Reverend Twopeny, curate at St Mary’s, Thurnham and member of Kent County Cricket club. Twopeny was a lover of music and extended the lounge to hold choir practice. Grace Dibble, the Victorian travel writer, also lived in Mount Pleasant and provides an affectionate insight into the house in her memoirs. Grace was an early student at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls; her name is first on the list of prizewinners in the school’s reception and a prize is still awarded in her name today. It is believed that the excavated platform on which the house sits today was once the site of the Manor of Ware; local tradition has the house referred to as the “old manor” and a number of the period features within the house predate the house itself. When the leaded light window in the old dairy was renovated the craftsmen, who also worked on glass in Canterbury Cathedral, noted that it was some of the oldest glass they had ever worked with. 2 bedrooms have wide, 16th Century/early 17th Century elm floorboards and another, an early half hog fireplace surrounded with reeded pilasters and paterae. Filled with period features, such as the open fireplace and bake oven in the kitchen and victorian range.

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23 April 2018


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