Tel: 01622 686 686
78 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
Whistler Manor is situated in a small exclusive setting of four magnificent properties on the prestigious Pilgrims Lakes on the edge of Harrietsham village. This exquisite seven bedroom neo-Georgian style family home has stunning views over the spring fed lake with spacious and versatile accommodation set over three floors with substantial detached garage. Set in a plot of 0.53 acres, the house is beautifully presented throughout and has been upgraded by the current vendors including marble flooring and elegant decorative plaster cornicing. All the principal rooms are south facing with views of the lake. To the front of the property is an attractive entrance portico with decorative columns and double front doors opening into the grand entrance hall with marbled tiling floor and attractive staircase to the first floor with decorative ironwork. The living room is a charming triple aspect room with French doors to the rear terrace and an open fireplace with marble surround. The welcoming dining room has two sash windows and a feature fireplace. There is an additional reception room which the current vendors use as a library. The double aspect kitchen/breakfast room has a range of shaker wall and base units beneath granite work surfaces and French doors to the terrace. Through a glazed door is the lovely garden room which has double doors to the rear garden. On the ground floor there is also a utility room and cloakroom. On the first floor the spacious landing opens through to five bedrooms. The master suite has double aspect views over the lake, a dressing room and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and separate shower cubicle. There are a further two spacious bedrooms with en-suites and an impressive family bathroom with marble jacuzzi bath and double cubicle power shower. On the second floor there are two double bedrooms, the vendors currently use one bedroom as a study.
Whistlers Manor sits in a commanding position with stunning views over the spring fed lake on the exclusive gated Pilgrims Lakes Development at the foot of the North Downs. It is conveniently located on the edge of the village of Harrietsham with its own medical centre, primary school, shop, tennis club, cricket ground, Norman Parish Church, post office, village hall & local pub. Harrietsham train station is just 0.8 miles by foot & has links to London Victoria. Maidstone town centre is just 8 miles away & offers some of the best shopping & eating experiences in the county. For shopaholics look no further than Fremlin Walk & the Mall for a varied range of retail shops. For food lovers there are many pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants. There are also many sporting, entertainment and leisure facilities for all ages including golf & county cricket at nearby Moat Park. Maidstone has excellent road & rail links, with the M20, M2 and M25 motorway networks providing access to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports, London & the Coast. It also has two mainline train stations providing regular services to both London Victoria and Ashford International. There are numerous good schools in the area including Maidstone Grammar School for Boys, Maidstone Grammar School for Girls & Invicta Grammar. Private schools include Sutton Valence & the award winning Ashford School. Sporting facilities include golf at The Ridge & Chart Hills, the country club at Marriot Tudor Park together with recreational facilities at the nearby world renowned Leeds Castle.
Pilgrims Lakes is accessed via decorative electric gates leading in turn to the private carriage driveway at the front of the house. Beyond the house is the extensive detached garage that has been extended by the current vendors and now offers the space up to four cars and additional parking to the front. Stairs in the centre of the garage take you up to the superb open plan space on the first floor which the current vendors use as a leisure room. The space could be adapted to provide a variety of uses subject to the necessary planning consents. There is direct access from the garage into the garden. The enclosed rear gardens wrap around the house providing a great outdoor space. There is a lovely seating area with fountain to the side of the house and a paved terrace to the rear providing a delightful area for those summer BBQs. At the rear of the garden there is a walled herb garden with summer house for the children. To the front of the house, the garden is predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees bordering the lake providing a stunning setting to enjoy the house and the lake.
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