Tel: 01622 686 686
78 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
This beautiful unlisted period barn conversion is in the heart of Leeds village set back from the main village road and is believed to date back from the late 18th Century. Previously used as a very successful Bed & Breakfast but without doubt would make a lovely family home. Internally the property is well presented throughout with exposed beams, unusual galleried landing and suspended walkways. The exceptionally impressive reception room is in the centre of the house and opens to the full pitch of the roof. An interesting and unusual feature is that under the floor is an indoor swimming pool that was covered over about 12 years ago. There are French doors both to the front of the property and to the rear. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of modern wall and base units, integrated oven/hob, space for American fridge freezer, central breakfast bar and access to the utility room. Additionally on the ground floor there are two double bedrooms both with en-suites and a separate shower room accessed from the main reception room. On the first floor there are a further three double bedrooms, two with en-suites, a separate family bathroom and a study. On the second floor there is a large bedroom with velux window, a large storeroom built into the eaves and two smaller walk in storage cupboards. All the bathrooms feature quality white suites with chrome fittings.
The village of Leeds nestles at the foot of the North Downs in the heart of the Kent countryside just five miles south east of Maidstone which has a full range of educational, recreational and shopping facilities. Much of Leeds fame is due to its close proximity to Leeds Castle which attracts thousands of people from all over the world due to the beauty of its surroundings and to attend the many concerts, classical, jazz and pop held in the grounds throughout the summer. Facilities in the village include the renowned George Public House, a church dating back to Norman times and the Leeds and Broomfield Church of England Primary School which opened in 1874 and has a Good ofsted rating. Other schools in the area include state Grammar schools in Maidstone and Sutton Valence Independent School. Junction 8 of the M20 is 1.5 miles away providing excellent access to all the other motorway networks. Rail services are available from Bearsted and Headcorn both with a journey time to London of just over 1 hour.
The house is approached initially via a shared driveway and continues past Foley Barn to one other property. The house has its own brick paved driveway leading to a large turning and parking area in front of a detached outbuilding housing five single garages. There is a large area of additional parking in the lane. There is approximately 3.65 acres of land with the barn. There is a lawned area to the front with the main garden to the rear where there is a patio area and huge lawn with a wide variety of trees and shrubs. To the side is a crystal clear stream which is adjacent to an area of woodland. Vehicle access to the paddock is reached further down the lane and there is a second paddock on the right.