Tel: 01622 686 686
78 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
Chantlers is a beautiful attached cottage dating from the late 18th century situated in the sought after village of Ulcombe set between Maidstone and Ashford. The property is located opposite Ulcombe Primary School and is just a short driving distance from the village of Headcorn which provides local amenities and main line station with services to London Bridge/Cannon Street and Charing Cross. This quaint and unique spacious cottage was the former village store and has retained much of its fabulous character and charm with inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and brickwork throughout the property. The front porch opens into the large L-shaped family room with beams, exposed brickwork and double doors opening onto the front patio and gravelled garden area. There is a further door through to the large utility area and downstairs cloakroom with WC, sink and space for washing machine. The country style kitchen has a range of fitted cupboards with integrated double oven and hob built into the exposed brickwork and a terracotta stone-tiled floor. From the kitchen there are enclosed stairs up to the first floor, back-door opening onto the rear garden and door through to the dining room. Off the dining room is a cosy sitting room with exposed beams, stunning feature inglenook fireplace with log burner and bay window. On the first floor there are three spacious double bedrooms with en-suite to the guest room. The family bathroom has a freestanding roll top bath and separate corner shower. On the second floor there are two separate, light and bright, converted loft spaces with original beams that have been used for an office space, teenager bedroom, gym area and storage.
This small Wealden village is 10 miles south east of Maidstone and just over 3 miles from Headcorn, close to Leeds Castle and about 5 miles (10 minutes) from junction 8 of the M20. It has its own 12th Century parish church which dates back to Norman times. The primary school has excellent pupil to staff ratio with the recent Ofsted rating Good. The very popular Pepper Box Inn is less than 2 miles (5 minutes) drive away. The nearest mainline station is in Headcorn (10 minutes) giving access to London Bridge/Cannon Street/Charing Cross. Lenham, Hollingbourne and Harrietsham are close by for links to London Victoria. The high speed train for St. Pancras and Paris is 30 minutes away in Ashford.
To the front of the property there is a lovely gravelled garden area with patio leading from the family-room double doors. To the rear there is a low maintenance, generous sized courtyard garden with patio-area, borders, large shed and log store with access to the rear entrance of the property. There is off-road parking for up to two cars to the side of the property.
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