SPACIOUS FOUR BED COTTAGE IN TUCKED AWAY, PEACEFUL LOCATION

NEAR VILLAGE CENTRE BUT ALSO WITH COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS

TWO LARGE RECEPTIONS, KITCHEN, UTILITY, CLOAK/SHOWER ROOM

WELL STOCKED GARDENS, SHED AND DOUBLE GARAGE WITH PARKING AREA

CRANBROOK SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREA

 


DESCRIPTION 

A rare opportunity to purchase this lovely cottage in a tucked away location, close to both the centre of the village and to open countryside. It is believed that it was originally two cottages which date back to 1875 and this welcoming home has since been made into one and extended to offer four bedrooms, one with an ensuite.  The large sitting and dining rooms both have bay windows to the front and the conservatory and kitchen look out over the well stocked private back garden.  As well as a utility room, there is a modern cloakroom / shower room on the ground floor.  All the bedrooms can accommodate double beds and those to the front of the house have wonderful views over the field and countryside beyond.  The field opposite is a community owned piece of land and the owner of The Willows has a share in it.  The property offers scope for modernisation and re-decoration and has a new Baxi gas central heating boiler and double glazing throughout.  The gardens have rambling paved paths and patio area, lawn and established trees, shrubs and flower borders and there is a garden shed and double garage.  Within easy reach of the mainline station, this property offers its owners a quiet retreat from everyday bustle without being isolated from the village.   

SUMMARY                        

Ground Floor:                    HALL, DINING ROOM, SITTING ROOM, CONSERVATORY, KITCHEN, UTILITY, CLOAK ROOM/SHOWER ROOM

First Floor:                          LANDING, MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE, THREE FURTHER BEDROOMS, FAMILY BATHROOM

Outside to Front:             GARDENS, PARKING AREA AND DOUBLE GARAGE

Outside to Rear:               WELL STOCKED COTTAGE STYLE GARDENS, ESTABLISHED TREES, SHRUBS AND FLOWER BORDERS, PATHWAYS AND PATIO, GARDEN SHED, BIN STORAGE AREA           

EPC D62                          COUNCIL TAX BAND F  / MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Brick paved pathway to attractive wooden porch, with peg tiled roof and semi circular brick steps to front door.

HALL

A welcoming space with double doors to meter/coat cupboard.  Radiator.  Stairs to first floor.  Carpet.  Spot light and wall light.  Panelled door to:-

DINING ROOM

Character bay window overlooking the front garden.  Radiator.  Feature wall with two arched alcoves and low level double cupboards.  Panelled door to kitchen and glass panelled door to:-

SITTING ROOM   

Character bay window overlooking front garden.  Two radiators.  Feature stone fireplace and hearth with wood-burner.  Wooden display/TV shelving. Spot/wall lights .  Double glazed doors to:-

CONSERVATORY    

Double glazed with double doors to garden.   Ceiling fan.   Wall lights.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

A large farmhouse style kitchen with a range of units with wood finish and mosaic effect worktops.  Wall and floor cupboards and drawers with dresser style double glass cabinet, range of spice shelves and open shelves with feature drawers, bookshelf.  Under skirting heater.  Tiled splashbacks and window sill to double glazed window to rear.  Single drainer sink unit with mixer tap.  Integrated oven and induction hob with extractor above.  Space for fridge/freezer.  Panelled door to pantry cupboard with automatic light and shelving.  Spot lights.  Panelled door to:-

UTILITY ROOM

A good sized utility room with double glazed window and semi glazed door to the rear garden.  Baxi boiler (new 2019).  Stainless steel single drainer sink with mixer tap.  Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.  High level wall cupboards.  Carbon monoxide and smoke alarms.  Central ceiling light. Panelled door to under stairs storage cupboard with automatic light and shelving.  Panelled door to:-

CLOAKROOM / SHOWER ROOM

Double glazed window to side.  Fully tiled with Bio Bidet toilet and control panel, wash basin set in vanity unit with cupboards and shelf. Inset tiled display shelf.  Shower cubicle with folding door.   Heated towel rail.  Vinyl flooring.

STAIRS AND LANDING

Stairs with wooden handrail and banister. Carpet.  The landing has a delightful double glazed window to the side with a window seat.  Double doors to airing cupboard with water tank, immersion and shelves. Access to boarded loft with ladder and light.  Carpet.  Wall lights and spot lights.

FAMILY BATHROOM

Double glazed window to front.  The bathroom is fully tiled with a radiator and heated towel rail.  Bio Bidet toilet and control panel, wash basin set in vanity unit with cupboards and shelf.  Fitted wall mirror with lights.  Shaver point.  Shower cubicle with glass panelled folding door.  Vinyl flooring.

BEDROOM ONE   

Double glazed window to rear.  Radiator.  Two sets of fitted wardrobe cupboards, fitted drawers and dressing table unit with dressing table fitted wall mirror with lights.  Carpet.  Two wall lights.  Door to:-

EN SUITE

Double glazed window to rear.  Fully tiled.  Fitted with Bio Bidet toilet and controls, wash basin with a double cupboard below and a fitted wall mirror with lights.  Inset display shelf.  Walk in shower cubicle with half folding doors and curtain rail, non slip tray and shower.    Tall storage cupboard.  Heated towel rail.  Automatic lights.  Vinyl flooring. 

BEDROOM TWO

Double glazed window to front with views over field.  Radiator.  Two double wardrobe cupboards with inset dresser and mirror with light.  Carpet.  Wall lights.

BEDROOM THREE  

Double glazed window to front with views from the window.  Radiator.  Fitted desk unit with shelves and drawers.  Double wardrobe with shelf and hanging space.  Carpet.  Wall lights.

BEDROOM FOUR

Double glazed window to rear.  Radiator.  Deep storage cupboard with folding louvre doors. Carpet.  Wall lights.

OUTSIDE

The property has a charming cottage style front garden with a low brick wall and an iron front gate.  The winding brick path leads to the front door with lawn areas and an ornate circular raised flower bed feature, along with established trees and a shrub and flower border.  Established wisteria.  Conifer boundary hedging.  Iron gate to rear garden, alongside theDOUBLE GARAGEwith large up and over door, light and power and sensor light to the front.  To the rear of this there is a paved storage area, ideal for bins, water butts etc.  Wooden shed.

The rear garden is a very pretty mix of paved and mosaic pathways and seating areas with lawn, shrubs and borders.  Silver birch, pine tree and apple tree.  A very peaceful and private place to sit and enjoy the pond and rockery.  Beech hedging.  Outside tap.  Outside lighting.

 

AGENT’S NOTE:  The owner of The Willows owns a 1/16th share of the field to the front of the house, along with neighbours.  This field is therefore available to those people to use for walking dogs etc.  Sometimes there will be sheep grazing on the land. 

LOCATION                                            

The property is set in the popular Wealden village of Staplehurst with its range of local shops and amenities. The mainline station is a short walk away and provides excellent commuter services to both London (approximately 1 hour) and the coast. The county town of Maidstone is approximately 9 miles away, offering a wider range of shopping, leisure and educational facilities. There is a primary school in the village as well as several nursery options and the property falls within the Cranbrook School Catchment Area.

 

 

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