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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Yaldings, Staplestreet Road, Goodnestone


Property Description

Key features

  • Grand Georgian Style Detached Residence
  • Set Within Just Under One Acre Plot
  • Lovely Original Period Features
  • Four Bedrooms - Five Bathrooms
  • Three Receptions & Double Glazed Conservatory
  • Plus One Bedroom Self Contained Annexe
  • Gated Driveway & Detached Double Garage
  • Open Views Over Farmland & Swale Estuary
  • Rural Setting With Good Access To Faversham

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Yaldings is a substantial family home, built in the 1930’s in a distinctive Georgian style, with elegant proportions and a sense of grandeur rarely seen in a property of this age. It offers over 3200 sq. ft of generous accommodation, along with a superb detached one bedroom guest annexe, and just under an acre of private and beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds with far reaching views over farmland.

The main house has an attractive entrance porch with an unusual curved, leaded roof. A solid Georgian style panelled front door opens into a grand reception hall with reception rooms either side of it and an elegant staircase which rises to the first floor.

The drawing room is an impressive, dual aspect room with lovely views over the gardens and some interesting features, including stripped wood floorboards, dado rails and an Art Deco style fireplace.

The second reception room also has some attractive features, including dado rails, a fireplace and a tall bay window. Most likely intended for use as a dining room, this room currently serves as a comfortable and homely sitting room. From here, a door leads to a study and beyond this, an inner hallway with access to the kitchen/breakfast room and a useful cellar.

The kitchen has been fitted with a superb range of traditionally styled wall and floor units, set around granite work surfaces, a free standing oak topped breakfast bar and a programmable three oven Aga with an electric two oven Aga ‘companion’.

The property was further enhanced in 2008 with the addition of a beautiful, traditionally styled double glazed conservatory which connects with the kitchen/breakfast room and serves as either a spacious dining room or a pleasant garden room.

The extensive ground floor accommodation is completed by a large utility room, a walk in larder, a boot room, a cloakroom and a shower room.

On the first floor, a wide, galleried landing leads to four double bedrooms, a WC and a separate bathroom with a traditionally styled white suite.

Three of the bedrooms have en suites and fitted wardrobes, with the master bedroom being a particular good size double room with ample fitted wardrobes and a large en suite with a corner bath and a separate shower cubicle.


The main house is complemented by a detached brick built cottage, which serves as a self-contained annexe for either a younger or older generation, or as ideal guest accommodation and enjoys stunning views over countryside and out to the Swale Estuary. This has an open plan sitting room and kitchen, a good size double bedroom and a shower room.


The property sits within a generous and completely secluded plot of approximately 0.9 of an acre, and is approached via a sweeping, gated driveway which leads to a detached double garage and a large area offering parking for numerous vehicles to the rear of the property.

The grounds are predominately laid to lawn and divided into two separate areas, to the north and to the south of the house.
The more formal gardens are to the north of the house and have been extensively planted with a variety of mature trees and shrubs, whilst the grounds to the south of the house are less formal and contain a large fenced animal enclosure, several kennels and a paved dog run.


Goodnestone is a pretty hamlet in the parish of Graveney, about one mile north east of Faversham. The hamlet is surrounded by some lovely countryside ideal for walking or riding. The village of Graveney is a small yet widely dispersed village situated in between the historic market town of Faversham and the charming seaside town of Whitstable and is predominantly surrounded by farmland. The village is served by a primary school, a regular bus service and All Saints Church, a beautiful fourteenth century church and The Freewheel pub, with the award winning Michelin starred Sportsman restaurant just a few miles away in nearby Seasalter.

Whilst the surrounding farmland gives the setting a wonderfully rural feel, Yaldings also enjoys excellent road communications as Staplestreet Road connects with Brenley roundabout, the point at which the A2, A299 and M2 converge, providing easy access to Faversham, Canterbury, Dover, Thanet and London.

The nearby vibrant market town of Faversham offers a wide range of shopping, leisure and educational amenities, including a good selection of primary schools and two secondary schools, including the renowned Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. Faversham has a mainline railway station with a high speed rail link to London St. Pancras.

The nearby cathedral city of Canterbury (8 miles) offers an even wider range of shopping and leisure amenities including the White Friars Shopping Centre and the Marlowe Theatre. The city also offers an excellent range of both state and private schools, three universities and two hospitals. Canterbury also has a mainline station with a fast rail service which reaches London St Pancras in just under one hour.

The seaside town of Whitstable (6 miles away) is famous for its seafood and annual oyster festival held at the vibrant harbour and picturesque quayside, The town has a variety of independent shops and boutiques, as well as high street names. There are good local schools, numerous restaurants, excellent leisure facilities and its own mainline railway station with a high speed service to St Pancras.

We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements and floor plans and site plans are a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Fixtures and fittings shown in any photographs are not necessarily included in the sale and need to be agreed with the seller.

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Added on Rightmove:
21 July 2018


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