Tel: 01622 686 686
78 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
Guide Price £800,000 - £850,000. This remarkable Grade II listed house is in a prime location, on a large plot (approximately 0.9 acres), with breath taking countryside and river views. The property is full of character and is believed to date back to circa 1400 with later additions during the Victorian era. Many original features still remain including high ceilings, exposed beams, open fireplaces and beautiful sash windows. The property has everything to suit the requirements of any family with spacious accommodation (over 3200 Sq Ft), arranged over three floors. The fabulous outbuildings also provide potential for ancillary accommodation subject to reinstating the lapsed planning consent. The welcoming entrance hall has a vaulted ceiling meaning you instantly feel the grandeur of this unique home from the moment you step through the door. There is access to the downstairs cloakroom, the utility room, the living rooms and the stunning farmhouse style kitchen, which has a range of ivory wall and base units and lovely granite work surfaces. The gas fired Aga sits proudly against an inset brick wall, and integrated appliances include an electric oven and hob, a dishwasher, a fridge and a microwave. The utility room has further storage units, space and plumbing for a washing machine and a WC. The living rooms are both a great size with lovely wooden floors and an open fireplace serving one of them. French doors from here lead out to the idyllic rear garden. The dining room has an impressive open fireplace with a Bressumer beam over. The lower ground floor has a boiler room, a large store and a spacious family room which has been tanked. To the first floor there is a beautiful galleried landing with another fireplace with a Bressumer beam over. There are three double bedrooms all of which have an en-suite.
Half Yoke House is situated in an idyllic location in the semi-rural village of East Farleigh, approximately 3 miles from Maidstone town centre. The village has a 12th century church, a village hall, a primary school with a "good" Ofsted rating, several country pubs and a regular farmers market. Further amenities can be found in Maidstone which has a wide variety of shops, supermarkets, a theatre, cinemas, restaurants and bars. The property is positioned well for the commuter with East Farleigh railway station just 0.2 miles away which provides services via Tonbridge to London Bridge, Waterloo, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Maidstone East station provides services to London Victoria in approximately an hour. Tonbridge also connects to Ashford International which provides a high speed service to St. Pancras. The M20 can be easily accessed with connections to the M25 at junction 3 (northbound) and junction 5 (westbound). There are also a wide range of primary and secondary schools in both the public and private sector including Oakwood Park Grammar and Sutton Valence Independent School
This stunning property sits on a large plot extending to approximately 0.9 acres. There are a variety of mature trees around the border, creating a high level of privacy and seclusion. The rear garden has been exceptionally well maintained by the current owners, with a majestic Willow tree taking pride of place, along with a variety of other mature shrubs and plants. There is a patio area with plenty of space for a large table and chairs ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining family and friends. In the summer months you can use the brick built barbecue at the bottom of the garden to conjure up some culinary delights. There is also a beautiful pond area surrounded by plants, which is currently empty but still attracts an abundance of wildlife. There are three outbuildings all offering huge potential for the new owners. The largest has lapsed planning permission to provide a two bedroom and two bathroom separate dwelling. The second has full power and light as well as its own decking area which could be used as a workshop or even turned into a home gym. There is also a summerhouse to sit and relax with a nice glass of wine after a long day at work and a greenhouse for those who like to grow their own fruit and vegetables. The rear gate leads directly onto a footpath with fabulous walks to the nearby orchards or river; the same footpath can be followed all the way into Maidstone town centre. To the front of the property there is a large shingle driveway with plenty of parking and access to one of the outbuildings.
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