Tel: 01622 686 686
78 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
**Guide Price £725,000-£750,000** Milebush House is a detached family home situated in a rural yet accessible location on the outskirts of the village of Marden. The property is within a short driving distance to the centre of the village which provides local amenities and main line station with services to London and Ashford International. This unique and deceptively spacious property is a former public house and has retained much of its fabulous character and charm with beautiful views of the surrounding farmland. The original post box can still be found at the front of the house and is still working to this day. On the ground floor there are five reception rooms including living room with original beams, feature fireplace and handcrafted traditional French doors through to the sitting room which has a working log burner. The breakfast/family room has a traditional working AGA with doors opening onto the garden and there is a large dining room overlooking the garden. Additionally on the ground floor there is also a shower room, boot room, utility room and stairs down to a large cellar. The kitchen has a range of wall and base units, double sink, space for electric cooker, American fridge freezer and washing machine or dishwasher. On the first floor the galleried landing opens to five double bedrooms. The master bedroom has built in wardrobes and has its own decked balcony with stunning views across the local farmland and paddocks with staircase down to the garden. The family bathroom has a white suite with feature freestanding roll top bath. There is an additional self-contained one bedroom annexe with an open plan living room and kitchen on the ground floor and bedroom with separate shower room on the first floor. The annexe also has its own private garden and the potential to provide an income of approximately £700pcm. There is also the possibility to have access restored from the main house to the annexe as this is currently blocked up.
Milebush House is located close to the centre of Marden village. Acclaimed for its apple growing and with pretty surrounding orchards, Marden is truly an idyllic area, yet Maidstone is just 8 miles away and Tunbridge Wells is 14 miles away. Marden Meadows to the east of the village is an 8 acre Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its beautiful and rare Orchids, Water Violets and Yellow Rattle. For families the village is host to Marden Primary School, while a number of other schools and nurseries are close to hand, such as Bethany School and Poppys Day Nursery. Marden railway station has services to London Charing Cross with an average journey time of 55 minutes. The village also has a farmshop, bakery, pharmacy and The Unicorn local pub. Maidstone town centre is just 8 miles away and offers some of the best shopping and eating experiences in the county. For shopaholics look no further than Fremlin Walk and the Mall for a varied range of retail shops. For food lovers there are many pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants offering cuisine from around the world. There are also many sporting, entertainment and leisure facilities for all ages including golf and county cricket at nearby Moat Park. Maidstone has excellent road and rail links, with the M20, M2 and M25 motorway networks providing access to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports, London and the Coast. It also has two mainline train stations providing regular services to both London Victoria and Ashford International.
The house is set in approximately 1/3 acre and is surrounded by farmland. The garden enjoys a southernly aspect and wraps around the house with a variety of mature trees, shrubs and bushes along the fenced boundary. There are two large patio areas adjacent to the house and a large chicken enclosure. There is a garage adjacent to the annexe with eaves storage, power and light. There is additionally off-road parking for several cars at the back of the house. The Annexe has its own private low maintenance garden with paved area and shed.
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