Tel: 01622 686 686
78 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
This wonderful Victorian property dates back to 1895 and has been tastefully renovated and decorated throughout yet still maintains it's character and wealth of original features. Located on the sought after Tonbridge Road with a good selection of schools and amenities all within walking distance and the added advantage of being situated opposite Clare Park. Once entered, the hall features a pretty Victorian style tiled floor. The living room has a bay window and working corned beef marble fireplace. There is a separate dining room, beautifully lit by the large box bay window, with plenty of space for a large dining table and chairs for entertaining. The stylish dual aspect kitchen has ample, solid light oak wall and base units for storage, granite work tops and spaces for appliances. The Stove range cooker is perfectly positioned in a lovely chimney breast that looks through to the breakfast area. The centre island doubles up as a breakfast bar and also has storage underneath. In 2002 the current owners built the orangery. This wonderful addition to the property really draws the fantastic gardens in and is an ideal room for entertaining all year round with it's underfloor heating. Just off the orangery is the sitting room with another fully working fireplace and completing the ground floor is the cloakroom. This property has a basement which is currently used as a games room with a traditional Bar Billiards table and a bar. There are also separate office and storage areas. On the first floor, there are four good size double bedrooms, 3 of which have built in or fitted wardrobes and all with ornate fireplaces. There is an en-suite shower room to the master bedroom and a toilet room accessed from the landing. The family bathroom also has an ornate fireplace, an Aqualisa rainfall shower, his & hers sinks and a classic freestanding roll top bath with fitted shower attachment. Completing the upstairs is an ideal work from home space situated just off the main landing.
The property is located onTonbridge Road (A26) just 0.7 miles from the town centre. Maidstone town centre is ranked in the top five shopping centres in the south east of England and with more than one million square feet of retail floor space, in the top 50 in the UK. Much of this space is provided by the two main shopping centres in the town, the Mall plus the Fremlin Walk, which opened in 2006. Other recent developments include the riverside Lockmeadow Centre, which includes a multiplex cinema and restaurants as well as the town's market. The town centre also includes a bowling alley and a number of pubs, clubs and restaurants. Local train services in Maidstone are operated by South Eastern rail. Maidstone East, Maidstone West and Maidstone Barracks are the three stations in the central area of Maidstone. The Maidstone East Line runs between Ashford to London Victoria. Maidstone West has four High Speed Rail Link trains run each way per day operating between Maidstone West and St Pancras via Strood and Gravesend. Trains from here also run to Paddock Wood.
The property is set back from the road behind several established trees, including Camellias, a Monkey Puzzle and Palms. There is off road parking to the front for at least 6 cars and an iron gate to the side leading through to the rear garden, where it is hard to find suitable words to do this haven justice. There is a lovely patio just outside the orangery, ideal for extending your entertaining to the outside in the warmer months. The very well maintained large lawn area is bordered with a vast array of established trees, perennials and shrubs. In the centre of the lawn is a Ginkgo tree with a Corkscrew Hazel tree behind it. Other trees and plants to note are: two plum trees, two apple trees, a pear tree, a cherry tree, a fig tree, an oak leafed hydrangea, plus strawberry and raspberry plants. There is a picturesque pond containing plenty of water plants and pond life. Further down the garden you will find a summer house with another patio area, an ideal spot to enjoy the long summer evenings. At the very end of the garden there is a well developed allotment area. The property sits on approximately a quarter of an acre and there is a section of land at the back that could be considered for building an additional dwelling, subject to usual planning consents.
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