4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Priory, East Farleigh, Maidstone

Guide Price £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Village Location on Private Road.
  • Fabulous Countryside Surroundings.
  • Woodland & Orchard Areas
  • Master Bedroom with En-Suite
  • Two Family Bathrooms
  • Detached Double Garage, Greenhouse & Summerhouse
  • 3 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
  • Walking Distance of Station.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Located in an idyllic, elevated, secluded setting off a private lane but on the edge of this historic village, a handsome, detached country property, surrounded by glorious gardens of almost one acre enjoying far reaching views over beautiful Kent countryside. Light, bright and well-presented throughout, this family home totals some 2,275 sq.ft of versatile accommodation comprising: entrance hall, two reception rooms and two downstairs bedrooms (currently used as reception rooms), fully fitted kitchen, laundry room and bathroom. The first floor has a principal bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a second double bedroom and family bathroom. There is also a detached double garage with excellent parking and further outbuildings. This gardener's paradise is a real must see.

LOCATION / HISTORY: Riverview is located on the outskirts of East Farleigh, an historic village mentioned in The Domesday Book. Its position on the south side of the upper reaches of River Medway provided an excellent river crossing and the Grade I bridge, built in the Middle Ages is believed to be the oldest in Kent. It provided the crossing point for the Parliamentary forces in the Battle of Maidstone during the Civil War. The village 12th-century church is dedicated to St Mary, where two sons of William Wilberforce, were both vicars. The population of East and West Farleigh grew significantly in the early 1800's with the increase in hop production, which sadly died out in the mid 1940's. This was primarily replaced by fruit production which continues to this day.


LOCALITY: Along with the church there is a village hall, primary school, four country inns including The Bull in the centre of the village and a regular farmers market. Further shopping facilities are to be found in the nearby county town of Maidstone some 2 miles away, which offers a wide variety of in and out of town shopping centres, supermarkets, theatres, cinemas, restaurants and bars.

Positioned well for the commuter, East Farleigh railway station (some 1 mile away) provides services via Paddock Wood to London Bridge, Waterloo, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Maidstone East Station provides services to London Victoria in an hour or so. Tonbridge also connects to Ashford International which provides a fast service to St. Pancras and Europe.

The Motorway network (M20) can be easily accessed at Junction 4 or 5 near Maidstone.

Kent is renowned for the quality, choice and commitment to excellence of its educational system in both the public and private sector. Noteworthy schools in the area include: Sutton Valence Independent School (preparatory and senior) and the Maidstone Grammar Schools. Riverview is also well placed for Benenden(girls) and Tonbridge(boys) Schools.


AGENTS NOTE: River View provides a perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life but within walking distance of the village and East Farleigh station, providing the best of town and country life. The lovely detached elevated property is set within its own beautiful secluded grounds, with far-reaching views, adjoining orchards to the front. The glorious gardens are a particular feature, having been lovingly created and tended by the vendors. The immaculately presented house is spacious and enjoys flexible accommodation with the benefit two ground floor bedrooms or reception rooms as required.

Steps up to glazed door with arched brick surround and leaded light windows to side and above to:

ENTRANCE HALL: 16'4" x 9'1" (5m x 2.76m) Ceiling Height: 9'0" (2.74m) A spacious light and bright space with an attractive pine staircase to the first floor. Matching doors to all rooms. Door to cloaks/storage cupboard. Smoke alarm.

KITCHEN: 10'2" x 13'3" (3.1m x 4.04m) Ceiling Height: 9'0" (2.74m) Leaded light window to rear with views over the garden. Fitted with stylish cream painted base and wall units with black slate effect worktop over inset with one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit. Ceramic cream floor tiles. Smeg oven with stainless steel splashback and extractor over. Plumbing for dishwasher. Saucepan drawers. Tiled splashbacks. Door to dining room. Door to:

LAUNDRY ROOM: 10'1" x 5'3" (3.08m x 1.64) Ceiling Height 9'0'' (2.74m) Door to the garden, with matching window alongside. Fitted with matching range of cupboards with worktop over, inset with single bowl, single drainer sink unit. Space for washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer. Cream tiled floor. Keston gas fied boiler servicing central heating and hot water.

DINING ROOM: 17' x 10'5" (5.19m x 3.20m) Ceiling Height: 9'0" (2.74m) A spacious light and bright double aspect dining room with large leaded light window overlooking the garden to the side and leaded light French doors opening to an elevated terrace, enjoying lovely views of the garden, perfect for alfresco dining. Part glazed double doors to:

SITTING ROOM: 19' x 16'2" (5.8m x 4.93m) Ceiling Height 9'0'' (2.74m) Two charming arched leaded light windows to the side. Wooden fireplace inset with cast iron surround on slate hearth. Door leading back to the hall.

BEDROOM THREE/RECEPTION ROOM: 15'7" x 12'2" (4.8m x 3.71m) Ceiling Height 9'0'' (2.74m) Double aspect with feature leaded light arched window enjoying view over the gardens and beyond and window to the front. Currently used as a reception room but originally a bedroom.

BATHROOM: 7'2" x 7'5" (2.18m x 2.3m) Ceiling Height 9'0'' (2.74m) Leaded light window to the side Fitted with white suite comprising WC, pedestal washbasin and bath with Mira shower over, curtain to side. Tiled splashbacks. Wood effect floor. Extractor.

STUDY/BEDROOM FOUR: 10'2" x 6'8" (3.11m x 2.1 m) Ceiling Height 9'0" (2.74m) Leaded light window to side. Currently used as a reception room but originally a bedroom.

Stairs to spacious:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING: 15'7" x 8' (4.81m x 2.46m) Ceiling Height 7'9" (2. 36m) Leaded light window to the front enjoying stunning views over the Kent countryside. Loft hatch. Space for reading / sitting area. Matching doors to all rooms.

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM: 17'1" x 19'8" (5.22m x 6.04m) Ceiling Height 7'9" (2.36m) Double aspect room with leaded light windows to front and side enjoying stunning views over adjoining countryside. Full height built-in double width wardrobes cupboards with bi-folding doors. Door to:

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 7'6" x 7'4" (2.34m x 2.25m) Ceiling Height 7'9" (2.36m) Fitted with white suite comprising double walk- in shower, WC and washbasin. Vinyl floor.

BEDROOM 2: 19'1" x 14' (4.56m x 2.11m) Ceiling Height 7'9" (2.36m) Triple aspect room with leaded light windows to sides and rear and Velux window to the other side, enjoying far reaching rural views. Part sloping ceiling.

FAMILY BATHROOM: 14'9" x 6'11" (4.56m x 2.1m) Ceiling Height 7'9" (2. 36m) Leaded light window to side. Fitted with white suite comprising WC, pedestal mounted washbasin and lovely freestanding claw foot roll top bath with central taps. Extractor. Ceramic tiled floor.

OUTSIDE: The property is approached via a five-bar gate with drive way providing ample parking and giving access to the Detached Double Garage: 18'6" x 19'5" (5.68m x 5.96m) River View sits centrally in its attractive gardens with mature borders beautifully planted with a variety of specimen trees and shrubs, a vegetable patch, orchard area, small woodland and pond along green house, summer house and two timber garden sheds. At the rear of the house is a leaded light double glazed door to a lower level store room (4m x 3.95m) The gardens are securely hedged and fenced to all sides and adjoin orchards to the front with access to lovely river bank walks

SERVICES: All mains services are connected. Gas fired central heating.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Maidstone Borough Council.

Tax Band: F

EPC: D

DIRECTIONS: From the M20 J5 take the A20 exit to Aylesford/Maidstone West. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit to Coldharbour Lane, A20 towards London /West Malling. At the traffic lights turn left into Hermitage Lane, B2246, continue straight over the traffic lights into Fountain Rd and the over the second set of lights into Farleigh Lane. Cross over the railway line and the bridge and onto Station Hill. At the junction turn left onto Lower Road, B2010, and then after a short distance left into Priory Close. River View will be found at the end of the close, the first property on the left, on the private driveway.

From Maidstone - Heading west taking the Tonbridge Road (A26). Continue into Barming. At the traffic lights intersection (B2246 and Farleigh Lane) turn left into Farleigh Lane. Continue for 1/2 mile crossing the railway line and then over East Farleigh bridge to the top of the hill (Bull Inn) Turn left into Lower Road (B2010) and then left again into Priory Close. River View will be found at the end of the close, the first property on the left, on the private driveway.




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15 March 2018

Nearest stations

  • East Farleigh (0.3 mi)
  • Maidstone West (1.5 mi)
  • Maidstone Barracks (1.8 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • East Farleigh (0.3 mi)
  • Maidstone West (1.5 mi)
  • Maidstone Barracks (1.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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