Tel: 01622 686 686
78 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
This 3 double bedroom semi-detached old farm workers cottage has been tastefully extended (both the garden & property) and fully renovated to an extremely high standard by its current owners with unique and bespoke features. The cottage is situated in Knoxbridge, a small hamlet within the parish of Frittenden surrounded by farmland with beautiful views and country walks. The original front door takes you into the cosy snug with brick feature fireplace, original exposed beams, engineered oak flooring extending through to the dining room and a downstairs cloakroom. The snug opens through to the fabulous dining area which can comfortably seat up to 12 people. The vaulted living room has engineered oak floor with underfloor heating, dual aspect patio doors with uninterrupted views and feature brick fireplace with log burner. The attractive shaker style kitchen has underfloor heating, with slate flooring extending to the outside patio through the bi-fold doors creating a fantastic entertaining space with great views. An oak stable door provides side access to the kitchen. The kitchen has a range of fitted cupboards and wall units including tall larder unit, pan drawers, central island with socket tower, double butler sink and solid oak worktops. The traditional Aga is fired on mains gas, there is also an integrated dishwasher and American fridge freezer. The separate utility room has drying racks, hanging rails, butler sink and washing machine. On the first floor the vaulted master suite has French doors with Juliet balcony taking in the magnificent views, ensuite shower room and access to the additional boarded out loft space. There are two further double bedrooms both with storage cupboards. The front bedroom has exposed brick chimney breast and cast-iron fireplace. The large contemporary family bathroom has a lovely deep double ended bathtub with handheld shower, separate corner shower unit and underfloor heating. The restored pine doors are retained throughout.
Knoxbridge is a small hamlet within the parish of Frittenden, Kent. Frittenden was one of only 2 places in Kent to be named in the top 50 countryside places to live in the UK by the Sunday Times. The Wealden town of Cranbrook is approximately 3 miles away and the County town of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells are both approximately 13 miles away. The property is in the popular Cranbrook School catchment area and is accessible for other good local schools as well as The Weald Sports Centre and Cranbrook Rugby Club. Knoxbridge has its own pub, Cafe, Pet day care centre and Bumbles Garden Centre. Staplehurst station is 2.4 miles away with mainline trains to London in under an hour. Uninterrupted footpath walks to the rear of the cottage towards Goudhurst, ideal for dog walkers. The opposite side of the road offers enjoyable walks to Frittenden. The number 5 bus route passes directly outside the house with services to Staplehurst, Maidstone, Cranbrook and Hawkhurst. 45 minute walk across footpaths to the village of Frittenden with the well renowned Bell & Jorrocks pub.
The entrance to the property is via a five-bar gate opening onto a large private gravel driveway with front lawn and lavender borders. There is a separate pedestrian access gate in front of the cottage. The oak timber framed double garage has built in storage cabinets, mezzanine storage above, power, water and a covered log store to the side. A close board fence either side of the garage separates the driveway from the rear garden, with access through both a double gate and single side gate. There is also a separate timber bin storage unit. The fabulous south facing garden has uninterrupted views across open farmland towards Paley Farm in the distance. There is a large slate tiled patio area extending from the kitchen around both sides of the house which is enclosed by a reclaimed Kentish brick dwarf wall with box planters. The rest of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with a traditional chestnut post and rail fence to the rear boundary and gate with footpath access to the country walks. There is both a hot and cold outside water tap- ideal for washing off muddy dogs and wellies after a long walk.
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