Maidstone Road, Horsmonden


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    Heathleigh Cottage offers superb presentation nestled in the heart of Horsmonden village. Grade II listed with a plethora of character throughout - once the post mistress's house for Horsmonden built circa 1785. This property has benefited from a complete renovation over the years with the provision of work to the original garage (now a reception room). Accommodation comprising entrance hall, double aspect sitting room with inglenook fireplace, beautifully refurbished kitchen with range cooker and open aspect to dining room offering a further inglenook fireplace. To the first floor master bedroom with en-suite shower, two further bedrooms, walk-in wardrobe/cupboard and large family bathroom.  Stunning landscaped garden/patio to the rear and large enclosed garden to the front. 

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    Horsmonden is a thriving village boasting several buildings of architectural and historical interest around the picturesque village green. Local amenities include Heath Stores, a village pub, a chemist, a doctor's surgery, nursery and primary school - which we understand are much sought after - tennis and cricket clubs, WI and village hall. The village offers many countryside walks, including around the grounds of the National Trust property of Sprivers, and bus services also connect Horsmonden to several neighbouring towns and villages. The nearest mainline railway station is just over 4 miles away at Paddock Wood and is very popular with commuters to London and the coast. Paddock Wood town offers a good range of facilities including a Waitrose supermarket, Tesco Local, Barsleys department store, NatWest bank, butchers, bakers, library, Jempson's/ post office and sports centre with running track, modern medical centre plus schools for all ages. The larger towns of Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone are approximately 8, 9 & 13 miles distant and each offers an even wider variety of excellent shopping, educational and recreational choices.'

    A bar gate opens to an extensive gravel parking area with a high Laurel hedge and gate through to the main garden. The garden is principally laid to lawn with specimen trees, border shrubs and large vegetable trug planters to both sides Storage sheds a brick footpath leads to the front door with outside lighting and postbox. A picket fence is to the left-hand boundary with a right of way footpath leading to the neighbouring property.

    Entrance Hall/Lobby 8' 8'' x 8' 1'' (2.64m x 2.46m)
    Greeted by an ornate doorbell and camera ring doorbell. The spacious reception area of brick floor, offers window to the rear and doors leading to the principal rooms.

    Sitting room 21' 2'' x 12' 10'' (6.45m x 3.91m)
    This lovely light yet cosy room offers double aspect features to include sash window to the front and French doors to the rear which lead to rear garden/patio. An attractive feature to the room is the large inglenook fireplace with woodstove taking pride of place. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Radiator, light coloured carpet and stairs rise to first floor.

    Dining area
    Open aspect from the kitchen with exposed beams separating the two rooms, inglenook fireplace, sash window and continuation of floor. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling

    Reception 3/Bedroom 4 / Utility space 18' 3'' x 8' 7'' (5.56m x 2.61m)
    This room was formerly the large garage which had planning permission to become an annex with en-suite (planning now lapsed). Currently used as a utility area with plumbing for washing machine and floor area for storage, The planning incorporated putting a window to the front which would turn this into a lovely room for a discerning buyer.

    Kitchen/Dining 12' 6'' x 9' 11'' (3.81m x 3.02m)
    Straight from the pages of a 'homes' magazine, this kitchen eludes atmosphere with an entertaining ambience. Measurement to include a range of Loveage green base and wall mounted units with bone and steel handles, light marble work surfaces, inset one and a half bowl ceramic sink and drainer, SMEG range cooker with double oven and gas hob (via gas bottles), extractor fan over, pull out carousel shelved corner unit and pull out larder cupboard. Integrated dishwasher. Wooden door to rear garden and wood floor through to dining area.

    First floor landing
    Loft hatch, doors to respective rooms. Large walk-in shelved storage cupboard.

    Master Bedroom 11' 4'' x 11' 10'' (3.45m x 3.60m)
    Characterful room with sash window to the front, radiator and cream carpet. Range of built in wardrobes spanning one wall to include three doubles with panel doors. Door to en-suite

    White suite to include large shower cubicle with Mira shower, low level w.c., and wash handbasin.

    Walk-in wardrobe cupboard
    Between the master bedroom and bedroom two, there is a large walk-in wardrobe/cupboard.

    Bedroom 2 11' 4'' x 8' 2'' (3.45m x 2.49m)
    Sash window overlooking rear garden, radiator and carpet as fitted.

    Bathroom 13' 1'' x 5' 5'' (3.98m x 1.65m)
    This beautiful bathroom incorporates a large tub style double ended bath with attractive side panel, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., window, glass shelving in recess for toiletries and strip wooden floor.

    Bedroom 3 10' 1'' x 10' 1'' (3.07m x 3.07m)
    Sash window overlooking front garden, feature fireplace, radiator and carpet as fitted.

    Extensive patio to the rear and with imagination the previous owner has made a glass table from the 'well' which was in situ when they purchased. The table incorporates a centre hole for an umbrella and the glass top can be moved for access. The well offers internal lighting, ideal for alfresco dining. Raised beds surround the patio with specimen trees and shrubs. Large log store, side access. Sheds x 2. Outside lighting surrounds the patio. Through the side access there is the oil fired boiler and gas bottle for cooker.

    Grade II listed, oil fired central heating to a system of radiators, planning permission for conversion of garage (now lapsed), and mains drainage. The cooker hob top is fuelled by gas bottles (electric ovens). EPC exempt. Council tax band 'E' Right of way footpath to the side of the property which offers a picket fence between the garden and footpath. The property is on two titles. Not connected to a water meter. The Camera doorbell will be removed when sold.

    Property Features

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    • Grade II listed
    • 3/4 Bedrooms
    • EPC - Exempt - Council tax 'E'
    • Off road parking
    • Village location
    • Close to village school
    • EPC - Exempt
    • Council tax 'E'
    • 1,331 Sq ft
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