A stunning grade II listed mid-terraced period cottage believed to date back to the mid-15th century. Read more
A stunning grade II listed mid-terraced period cottage believed to date back to the mid-15th century.
DESCRIPTION This stunning period cottage situated in the heart of the original part of Staplehurst village is believed to have been constructed during the 15th century and was formally part of the original Crown Public House. The cottage enjoys a very attractive and much-admired frontage with lovely old leaded windows and original solid oak front door. The cottage retains many of the original features including the find inglenook fireplace, beams and cellar but unusually benefits from good ceiling heights, generous room sizes, gas-fired central heating and lovely old world English garden.
The property is set on the outskirts of the popular Wealden village of Staplehurst with its range of local amenities including post office, new Sainsburys supermarket, primary school and mainline station providing commuter services to London Charing Cross, Waterloo, London Bridge and Cannon Street (approximately 55 minutes). The County town of Maidstone is approximately 9 miles away providing a wider range of both shopping and leisure facilities. The property falls within the Cranbrook School catchment area.
The accommodation with approximate dimensions comprises: -
ENTRANCEHALL7'9" x 3'0". Approached through the original solid oak front door with interesting original door furniture. Oak flooring. Radiator. Under stairs cupboard.
Original solid oak door with wooden door latch leading through to:
SITTINGROOM17'9" x 17'2". Double aspect with leaded window to front with secondary double glazing and window to rear. Fine inglenook fireplace with terracotta tiled heart and Clearview wood burning stove. Two radiators. Fitted bookshelves in fireplace recesses. Oak stripped flooring.
DININGROOM17'4" x 9'3". Window to rear and French doors leading out to rear garden. Victorian cast iron fire surround set into brick fireplace with terracotta tiled hearth with fitted coal effect gas fire. Two radiators. Oak stripped flooring.
INNERHALL9'1" x 5'9". Window to rear. Partially glazed wooden door to garden. Oak stripped flooring. Radiator. Useful large storage cupboard. Door off to:
DOWNSTAIRSCLOAKROOM5'10" x 5'3". WC. Hand wash basin. Radiator combined towel rail.
KITCHEN10'10" x 9'11". Two windows to side and one to rear overlooking rear garden. Range of fitted base and eye level units with solid woodblock worktop surface with inset ceramic butler sink with part-tiled walls. Fitted Rangemaster (gas) range with extractor hood over. Feature brick wall housing wood burning stove. Slate tiled flooring.
BEDROOM112'10" x 12'8". Leaded window to front. Two large fitted wardrobes with storage cupboard space above. Inglenook fireplace with terracotta hearth. Radiator.
Leadedwindowtofront.Radiator.11'0" x 9'1".
Windowtorear.Radiator.9'0" x 7'10".
BATHROOM10'11" x 6'0" 4'2" L-shaped bathroom measuring 10'11" x 6'0" narrowing to 4'2" x 3'10". Panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Pedestal hand wash basin. Radiator. WC. Part-tiled walls. Wood flooring.
OUTSIDE The cottage enjoys a traditional area of front garden, much in keeping with the property, with lovely old stone steps leading up to the front door from street level.
The property enjoys access to single garage with additional off-road parking for at least 1 or possibly 2 cars with rear access to the cottage itself via the gate.
The lovely old word English garden is a feature of the property being enclosed with wood panel fencing. The garden has an area of lawn, established flower borders and a water feature.
COUNCILTAX Maidstone Borough Council Tax Band E
MONEYLAUNDERINGREGULATIONS Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
DISCLAIMER These details have been prepared to comply with the 1991 Property Misdescriptions Act. Great care has been taken to be as accurate as is realistic. Please note that it should not be assumed that any fixtures or fittings are automatically included within the sale of this property. None of the services, fittings or appliances within the property have been tested by the Agent and, therefore, prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves that any of the aforesaid mentioned in the Sales Particulars are in working order. All measurements are approximate, and these details are intended for guidance only and cannot be incorporated in any contract.