Tel: 01622 686 686
78 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
This grand detached Georgian period home was built in the early 1800s with a later extension set in 0.5 acres of beautiful gardens. There are six double bedrooms, three reception rooms, huge cellar and detached coach house. This beautiful family home still has many of the original features with French style windows and doors, spacious rooms and high ceilings. On the ground floor the entrance to the extended part of the house takes you into the reception hall where there are the first of the two staircases to the first floor and door through to the study. The dining room has the original front entrance with floor to ceiling French window, central working fireplace with carved wood surround, the second of the staircases up to the first floor and access to the cellar. The cellar has high ceilings and windows on both sides and has potential to be used as an additional room in the house. Double doors take you through to the large bright living room with double aspect French doors onto the garden, working fireplace with natural carved wood surround and door through to the hallway. Additionally on the ground floor there is a downstairs cloakroom, utility room with door through to the garden and kitchen/breakfast room. The spacious kitchen is double aspect with French doors opening onto the garden, an extensive range of pine units and work surfaces, island unit with Neff hob, Neff double oven and grill. The breakfast room extends off the kitchen and is also double aspect with French doors onto the garden. On the first floor there are six spacious double bedrooms, and a family bathroom with separate shower and bath. The master bedroom is enormous with double aspect windows overlooking the gardens and a spacious en-suite with Heritage style bathroom. The property has gas fired central heating, some secondary double glazing and solar panel for domestic hot water.
Medway Cottage is in a secluded location on the outskirts of the town centre with easy access to the M2 and M20 and just a stones throw from the river Medway with access to river walks, boat trips and the Maltea Inn which has its own beer garden located alongside the river. Cobtree Manor Park is just 15 mins walk away with superb childrens play area, zip wires for the older children, lots of picnic areas, sculpture trail, cafe and walks. It also has its own well-established 18 hole golf course with stunning water features offering an idyllic setting for a great day of golf and much more. Maidstone town centre is just 1.4 miles away with excellent comprehensive secondary and grammar schools, and a wide selection of leisure activities, shopping and entertainment. Maidstone town centre is ranked in the top five shopping centres in the south east with two main shopping centres in the town, the Mall plus Fremlin Walk. The riverside Lockmeadow complex includes a multiplex cinema, bowling alley, restaurants and nightclubs as well as the town's market and the town centre has a variety of pubs, clubs and restaurants. Maidstone East, Maidstone West and Maidstone Barracks are the three train stations in the central area of Maidstone. The Maidstone East Line runs between Ashford to London Victoria. Maidstone West has four High Speed Rail Link trains run each way per day operating between Maidstone West and St Pancras via Strood and Gravesend. Trains from here also run to Paddock Wood.
The entrance to the property is secluded and private with twin five-bar gates opening onto a shingled circular driveway with grassed area to the centre. The driveway provides extensive parking and turning facilities with access to a detached double garage with up and over door. The secluded gardens wrap around the house and are screened by mature woodland shaw with a variety of ornamental, shrubs and plants. The gardens are laid to lawn with steps up to a paved patio area, rockery with fish pond and greenhouse. There is the most wonderful tree house, built by the current owners and enjoyed by their children for many years. Situated to the side of the house is a detached coach house with two sets of double doors, a further stable door, original drinking trough and staircase to a first floor storage area. In addition to the coach house there is a further range of outbuildings including a garden and fuel store. Subject to the necessary planning permissions there could be potential to provide for an annex/suite.
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