Tel: 01622 686 686
78 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
This charming Grade II listed detached family home is situated in an idyllic semi-rural location with a wealth of character and charm. Dating back to the 17th century the property was extended to the rear in the 1940s. The original building was the butchers and still had the shop front when the property was purchased but has since been converted into a bedroom. The property sits in approximately half an acre plot of mature landscaped gardens. The main entrance opens into an inner hallway with access to both the sitting room and living room which enjoy southerly aspects and open fireplaces one of which is a large inglenook. The living room also has double doors onto a sun room overlooking the gardens with door onto the gardens. There is also access via a side door into a small porch opening into the kitchen. The kitchen has a wonderful vaulted ceiling with a lovely Farmhouse style kitchen. There are two ceramic sinks, integrated electric four ring hob, dishwasher and a beautiful blue gas fired Aga. From the kitchen there is access to the downstairs bedroom with separate shower room. The kitchen opens through to the large open plan dining/family room with wonderful views of the garden and two sets of double doors onto the garden. The utility room has plumbing for white goods, plenty of storage and door onto the garden. The half landing also provides access to the living room and sitting room and also has staircase down to the cellar. The first floor is tiered with staircases providing access to the bedrooms and the second floor. The first tier has a large double bedroom with picture windows and lovely views over the garden. There is also a bathroom and another bedroom/study with picture window and garden views. The second bathroom has a freestanding roll top bath and separate shower cubicle. The second tier has two large double bedrooms with a jack n Jill shower room. On the second floor there are a further two double bedrooms and storage cupboard.
The Limes is situated in an idyllic location in the semi-rural village of East Farleigh approximately 2.6 miles from Maidstone town centre. The village has a 12th Century church, village hall, its own Ofsted rated Good primary school, several country inns including The Bull in the centre of the village and a regular farmers market. Further shopping facilities can be found in Maidstone Centre which offers a wide variety of shopping, supermarkets, theatre, cinema, restaurants and bars. The property is positioned well for the commuter with East Farleigh railway station within walking distance which provides services via Tonbridge to London Bridge, Waterloo, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Maidstone East Station (approx. 3 miles away) provides services to London Victoria in an hour or so. Tonbridge also connects to Ashford International which provides a fast service to St. Pancras and Europe. The Motorway network (M20) can be easily accessed at Junctions 4 - 7 near Maidstone with connection to the M25 at junctions 3 (northbound) and junction 5 (westbound). There are also a wide range of both primary and secondary schools in both the public and private sector including Oakwood Park Grammar and Sutton Valence Independent School (preparatory and senior).
To the front the main house sits behind a white picket fence and beach hedge with the entrance to the drive to the side of the house. There is parking available for several vehicles and the drive continues up to the detached out buildings. The rear gardens are private and beautiful with areas of open lawn interspersed with mature trees and a separate vegetable garden. There are several secluded seating spots and an ornamental garden pond. The extensive detached out building incorporates a car port, single garage, double garage, bin store, wc and separate office room.
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