Tel: 01622 686 686
78 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
**Guide Price £600,000 - £650,000** This beautifully presented five bedroom family home is located on the St. Marys Island development, built in 2013 by Countryside Homes with magnificent views across the River Medway. The attention to detail by the current owners can be seen throughout the property including a new kitchen and bathroom and bespoke staircase connecting the garden to the balcony. On the ground floor there is a generous downstairs cloakroom and storage cupboard to the hallway. The open plan kitchen/dining room is light and bright with a modern white gloss kitchen, central island and huge pantry. The kitchen has integrated oven and microwave, plate warmer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wine fridge and fridge/freezer. There is plenty of space for a large dining room table and separate seating area with feature exposed brick wall and gas log burner. Double French patio doors with full length side windows open onto the garden. On the first floor is the living room with electric contemporary smoke effect wall mounted fire and double French patio doors with full length side windows opening onto the decked balcony with stunning views of the River Medway and beyond. There are two double bedrooms and a further single bedroom currently being used as a study by the current owners which also has French doors opening onto the balcony. There is also a modern bathroom with integrated shower and heated towel rail. On the second floor is the master bedroom and the views from here are just breath taking with views of Upnor Castle. There are also fitted mirrored wardrobes and en-suite shower room. There is also a further double bedroom on this floor with en-suite shower room. The property has gas central heating with Honeywell Evohome smart control, ceiling vents in every room and solar panels.
St. Mary's Island is a 150 acre residential development that forms part of the 350 acre Chatham Maritime regeneration project. Inspired design is evident everywhere on St. Mary's Island, where the environment, the community and the new homes have all been carefully planned to make this a most attractive place to live. The Island has excellent transport links. The nearby A289 connects to the A2 for links to the M2 and M25 for travel throughout the South East. There are frequent train services from London Victoria to Chatham with a journey time of approximately 45 minutes. The Kings Ferry Dockside Shuttle Bus operates bus services between the Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre, Chatham town centre and Chatham Railway Station. Kings Ferry also operate a coach service into London and Canary Wharf, picking up in Island Way East. The number 100 bus service runs approximately every 30 minutes during the day from Monday to Friday from St. Marys Island to Chatham Railway Station. Footpaths and cycleways give priority to cyclists and walkers, with most of the walkways designed to take people through the many green spaces. The Island has its own primary school, secondary schools and colleges are available in the Chatham area. Chatham Grammar School for Girls and Chatham Grammar School for Boys are both located only a few miles from the Island, together with the Sir Joseph Williamson Mathematical School in nearby Rochester. The world's oldest choir school, Kings School, is also located in Rochester. The Island benefits from an eclectic new range of bars, restaurants and other amenities following the completion of Jetty 5, a new retail and leisure facility just 10 minutes walk away along the river. There is a multi-screen cinema in the area and Dickens World, an entertainment/visitor attraction. For your convenience there is also a doctors surgery and pharmacy.
To the front of the property is a small area of garden either side of the entrance path with established shrubs and magnolia trees. There is an under covered parking space leading to the garage and a parking space to the front. From the garage there is direct access to the garden and there is also side gate access on the other side of the house. The garden is private and secure with artificial lawn and paved patio area which receives the sun for most of the day in the height of summer. There is also a built-in fish pond, firepit and log store and lighting to the garden. The spiral staircase takes you up to the balcony which has a structured glass balustrade and is part decked, part paved with lighting and power sockets and has the most amazing views across the river.
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