5 bedroom detached house for saleThe Green, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent
- 3 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- 5 Bedrooms and family bathroom
- Front garden with parking
- Pretty rear walled garden
3 Reception rooms | Kitchen/breakfast room | Utility room | Cloakroom | Cellar | 5 Bedrooms | Family bathroom | Front and rear gardens | Private parking
About 0.4 of an acre
Ivy House has a handsome main façade of mathematical tiles and symmetrically placed sash windows under a clay tiled roof; the side and rear elevations are of brick and render. The property has been the subject of comprehensive refurbishment in recent years, which has been carried out to the highest standard in a sympathetic fashion using traditional materials. In particular the front elevation of mathematical tiles has been completely restored, with sheep's wool insulation. The interior contains all the character of an old house yet is beautifully fitted and decorated to ensure comfortable living.
The sitting room has a good ceiling height with a fine array of ceiling timbers, some decoratively moulded, and a fireplace with mellow brick back fitted with a wood-burner. A door leads to the dining room with sash windows to the front and a decorative brick fireplace with cupboards either side. A mellow pine-panelled, part glazed door leads to the inner hall with a continuation of the beautifully moulded main timber. There is a door to the cellar.
This area of the house has been remodelled to provide a good sized kitchen/breakfast room and is fitted with a range of painted cabinets with granite work surfaces and Smeg appliances. There is a twin butler's sink, attractive tiled floor with under floor heating, some lovely mellow timbers, raised roof pitch with two roof lights, two sash windows and restored period pine door to the garden. Oak doors lead to the utility room and cloakroom.
The staircase rises from the sitting room to the landing. Here, the drawing room has roof and wall timbers, a brick fireplace and two sash windows overlooking the green. Bedroom 1 has a sash window to the front, a pretty cast iron grate in the fireplace and a cupboard to the side. Bedroom 2 overlooks the rear garden and the family bathroom is a good size.
The staircase continues to the second floor, Bedroom 3 has attractive timbers with a window to the side and well fitted cupboard. Bedroom 4 has a window to the side and cupboard, and Bedroom 5 has a dormer window overlooking the green.
Ivy House is set well back from the road, behind pleached lime trees, and faces south across Bearsted Green., which is considered one of the most attractive greens in Kent, being quintessentially English and surrounded by a fine collection of period buildings as well as being the venue for village cricket in summer.
There is a good selection of shops nearby and pubs and restaurants round the green. Sporting facilities including tennis and golf clubs, and a health club at the Tudor Park Hotel. Roseacre Primary School is well regarded and there are a good range of grammar schools in Maidstone; Sutton Valence independent school is nearby.
Transport links are excellent with the M20 nearby. Bearsted station provides a commuting service to London taking from 69 minutes.
The property is approached from the road through hand-made, wrought iron gates over a newly paved drive with parking for three vehicles. The front garden has an area of lawn with mature lime tree. There are raised planters stocked with a variety of plants and shrubs.
A wrought iron gate leads to a wide York stone paved area at the side which continues round to a terrace just outside the kitchen/breakfast room. Adjacent is the boiler house, an outside WC and store. Steps lead up to the newly laid lawn which is bordered by flint and brick walls on two sides, the third being fenced with a planter below retained by sleepers which is beautifully stocked. In the corner of the garden is a further store.
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