Tel: 01622 686 686
78 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
Mount Ararat is a unique and distinctive property located in an elevated position with magnificent views over the beautiful Loose Valley conservation area. Believed to originally date back to the late 1700s the property has been extended over the years and has a striking ragstone, brick and weatherboard façade. Mount Ararat has simply stunning views from most rooms in the house and sits in around two acres of peaceful, secluded and private natural wildlife gardens. It is surrounded by and overlooks around thirty acres of nature reserve but is just a stones throw from the bustling town centre of Maidstone. The house itself has been improved over time by the current owners but has so much potential to be enhanced further for a truly wonderful family home. Inside there are six spacious bedrooms with spectacular views, five reception rooms including the conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, large lobby with utility, two bathrooms and cellar. The property is so spacious and offers flexible living accommodation over split levels and has the potential for an integrated annex. The house is full of character with original feature fireplaces, wood burners and exposed beams. From the garden there is direct access onto the nature reserve, part of which has been transformed into a beautiful flower meadow creating a feel of countryside living but still being so close to the town centre. The property is easily accessible for the nearby M20 and is just under two miles from Maidstone town centre and all the amenities it has to offer including an extensive range of retail and leisure facilities plus mainline stations with high speed rail services from Maidstone West to London St Pancras. The town centre and its surrounding suburbs and villages provide schools for all ages and there are four Grammar Schools in the area plus private school facilities in Sutton Valence.
Mount Ararat benefits from being situated in quite an extraordinary location. It sits in an elevated position above the picturesque Loose Valley Conservation Area surrounded by natural beauty, and yet, within 20 minutes it is possible to stroll along the banks of the river into the town centre. The Valley abounds with wildlife and swans, geese and ducks can be found along the 3.5 mile stream. The Valley Conservation Society was formed in 2000 to preserve and enhance the Loose Valley Conservation Area for the benefit of visitors, residents and wildlife. The Society is formed of 450 members but relies heavily on volunteers and holds regular community events such as music shows and quiz nights. The private setting of this house allows for some truly outstanding views across the valley and has direct access to the nature reserve and a network of public footpaths leading to some fantastic country walks including to the popular Chequers pub in Loose village. The property is easily accessible for the nearby M20 and is just under two miles from Maidstone town centre and all the amenities it has to offer including an extensive range of retail and leisure facilities plus mainline stations with high speed rail services from Maidstone West to London St Pancras. The town centre and its surrounding suburbs and villages provide schools for all ages and there are four Grammar Schools in the area plus private school facilities in Sutton Valence.
The property is approached via a private long steep narrow driveway up to a hard-standing area with parking for multiple vehicles. The out buildings include a double car port, a timber built summer house and a workshop/storage area. The house sits in approximately two acres of secluded wildlife gardens mainly laid to lawn with a fantastic variety of well established trees, plants and flower beds. The gardens have far reaching views of Maidstone and beyond and provide a peaceful and tranquil setting and a natural habitat for birds and wildlife of all varieties. The side gate allows direct access onto the nature reserve and public footpaths with beautiful walks through countryside for miles. There is a ragstone wall to the rear of the garden and a stone lined well with electric water pump (currently not in use).
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