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Maidstone Road, Marden, TN12

Guide price £975,000

Under offer

5 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: CRA180121

CONTACT Cranbrook OFFICE

CALL US 01580 720000 EMAIL US AT Cranbrook
FIND US: 37 Stone Street, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3HF

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Outbuildings with potential (stp)
  • Marden MLS 2 miles
  • Rural setting
  • Period features
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Farmhouse kitchen
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Tennis court
  • Fenced paddock
  • Circa 2.3 acres

THE PROPERTY

A GRADE II LISTED COUNTRY HOUSE AND BARN WITH LAPSED PP FOR CONVERSION, IN A RURAL LOCATION ONLY 2 MILES FROM MARDEN STATION DESCRIPTION Stilebridge Farmhouse is a traditional Grade II listed country house, dating from the 17th century with later additions. Originally a Wealden hall house, the property provides a welcoming and characterful family home. Accommodation is arranged on three floors and retains a wealth of period features including mellow oak beams, inglenook fireplaces, oak floor-boards, latch doors and natural stone floor tiles. The property nestles amid beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds. There is heaps of space for family recreation and relaxation including opportunities to enjoy your own home grown produce and a large stone terrace providing the perfect spot for summer parties and entertaining. The grounds are bordered by and enjoy open aspects over open farmland. Within the grounds are two Grade II curtilage listed outbuildings. The barn is an exceptionally attractive building comprising original wagon entry doors, cat-slide roof and impressive internal beams and timbers. There is also a bullock shed with attached stables which are currently utilised as a workshop, tractor store and general store. Both outbuildings provide exciting opportunities for conversion for a number of uses, subject to any necessary planning consent(s). FEATURES - Spacious reception hall with natural stone flooring - Drawing room including inglenook fireplace with original bread oven and wood-burning stove - Double aspect dining room with inglenook fireplace housing wood-burning stove and French doors to garden - Further panelled reception room currently used as an office - Farmhouse kitchen comprising hand-made oak cabinets with granite worktops and Alpha range cooker which runs the heating and hot water - Five double bedrooms including master bedroom with en suite bathroom featuring roll top bath - Family bathroom comprising traditional white suites and complementary tiling - Landscaped gardens and grounds of about 2.3 acres - Tennis court, kitchen gardens and greenhouse - Useful fenced paddock and former stables - Natural woodland and pond with jetty - Charming Grade II listed barn providing potential for conversion, subject to planning SITUATION Stilebridge Farmhouse is set in a rural location amid the rich farmland of the Weald. Marden is a thriving village with a strong community spirit and a long history demonstrated by the eclectic mix of period properties in the village centre. It offers a good range of local services including convenience stores, pharmacy, post office, medical centre, restaurants, public houses, cricket and hockey clubs and primary school. County Town of Maidstone is within easy reach and offers comprehensive shopping, hotels, restaurants, theatre, museum, 450 acre Mote Park and leisure facilities. Along with Marden Primary School, there are a number of schools catering for children of all ages in the state and private sector including Maidstone Grammar Schools, Bethany School at Goudhurst and Sutton Valence Junior and Senior Schools. Marden benefits from a mainline railway station providing fast and frequent services to London with journey times to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street from about 56 minutes. The M20 gives access to the ports and Ashford International Station which provides journeys to London St Pancras and the Continent. The M20 leads to the M25 for Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Marden Station 2 miles M20 Motorway 8 miles Maidstone 8 miles London 44 miles (All distances are approximate) DIRECTIONS From Staplehurst village centre travel north on the A229 towards Maidstone. After about 3 miles (just prior to The Stilebridge Inn) turn left onto the B2079 Maidstone Road signed to Marden and Goudhurst. Stilebridge Farmhouse will be found after approximately half a mile on the left hand side. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Kitchen appliances include: Alpha oil fired range cooker, calor gas hob, electric oven and microwave - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage system. - Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council - Council Tax band (2018/19): H. - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Planning Permission No: MA95/1149. Planning permission for conversion of the barn was formerly granted but has now lapsed. Further details available on Maidstone Borough Council planning portal: https://pa.midkent.gov.uk/online-applications. VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01580 720000