Tel: 01622 686 686
78 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
Bell House is a beautiful detached family home situated on the edge of the sought after village of Harrietsham. The property is just half a mile from the centre of the village which provides local amenities and main line station with services to London Victoria. This unique property is a former public house dating back to 1729 which is dated on the stone at the front to this day. It gained a Grade II listing in 1968 and was purchased four years ago by the current owners who have transformed it into the stunning family home it is today. They have retained much of its fabulous character and charm and there are beautiful views across the surrounding countryside. The entrance door to the front porch still retains the magnificent original stained glass windows. On the ground floor there are three reception rooms including the living room which has its original beams, feature brick fireplace with traditional wood burner and wooden flooring. The L-shaped kitchen/dining room is truly striking with its stone flooring, traditional style electric AGA and a range of beautifully designed kitchen units and solid wood worktops. The kitchen also has a larder, two integrated dishwashers and space for an American fridge/freezer. Additionally on the ground floor there is a study, boot room, shower room, utility room and stairs down to a dry cellar. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms including a master suite with fitted wardrobes and a stunning traditional bathroom complete with freestanding roll top bath, his n' hers sinks and separate shower. Two of the double bedrooms are linked by a door between and one of them is currently used as a games room. Completing this floor is a family bathroom. On the second floor there is a further double bedroom with magnificent beams and views across the countryside and a separate shower room.
East Street is conveniently located on the edge of the village of Harrietsham with its own medical centre, excellent primary school, shop, tennis club, cricket ground, Norman Parish Church, post office, village hall & local pub. Harrietsham train station is just 0.5 miles away and has links to London Victoria. Maidstone town centre is just 8 miles away and 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 Mote Park. Maidstone has excellent road & 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. 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.
To the side of the property there is a driveway with parking for four vehicles. There is side gate access into the garden where a large patio wraps around the rear and the side of the house with plenty of space for entertaining. The garden is private and secure and backs onto miles of countryside with far reaching views. Dividing the patio and lawn is a creative uneven log edging opening onto a beautiful lawn dotted with mature trees. The garden is well lit with outside lanterns which are all operated from an outside switch.
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