Guide price £1,250,000
A beautifully maintained Grade II listed detached village house, full of character and benefitting from a generous plot of just under half an acre with well screened gardens and off road parking DESCRIPTION Believed to be one of the oldest buildings in the village, originally dating back to about 1550, with later Victorian and 20th Century additions, this prominent Grade II listed house offers 2,480 sq ft of accommodation and an abundance of character, all set in a plot of about 0.44 of acre. FEATURES - Aged oak beams, ragstone walls, Kent peg tiled roof, original medieval window in attic space, multi-pane casement windows. - The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room has a door leading in from the parking area. A range of painted wall and base units including a large central island with granite chopping area and breakfast bar. Rangemaster cooker with 6 burners and 2 electric ovens. Space for a fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Useful larder cupboard. Colourful tiled splashbacks and slate tiled flooring. - The utility room is housed in the bakehouse with Victorian terracotta floor tiles, butler sink, access to the garden and space/plumbing for laundry/white goods. - The Postern door which means ''back or side entrance' is located in the sitting room with feature fireplace housing a coal effect gas fire and study recess. This room is open plan to a further "snug" room with French doors leading out to the terrace. - Former fireplace in the dining room is an attractive feature with exposed Elizabethan bricks and bressumer beam. The fire recess providing an ideal space for storing wine. - The study provides an excellent space for those working from home and can double up as a guest bedroom if required. - Ground floor cloakroom. - Generous master bedroom with built-in wardrobes and ensuite bathroom with limestone wall tiles and oak effect flooring. Lapsed planning permitted for the conversion of the attic into a mezzanine ensuite, converting the current ensuite into a dressing area. - Three further first floor double bedrooms, one of which is particularly large and could accommodate ensuite facilities if required. - Family bathroom with shower over the panelled bath, granite topped vanity unit and Amtico wood effect flooring. - The property is approached through wooden gates which lead over a gravel drive, providing ample parking space. - The established, well screened gardens are a wonderful feature to the property. The garden is divided into two areas, the first being mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and hedging. Then through the beech hedge is a ''secret' garden which has a vegetable garden and fruit trees. There is a beautiful Magnolia tree in the driveway. SITUATION The property occupies a central position in the quaint village of Offham, a historic medieval linear village situated on a slightly elevated plateau on Kent's Greensand Ridge. Offham is most famous for having, what is believed to be, the only medieval quintain remaining in the country, located on the green. It is a friendly community with various sports and social clubs to get involved with, including cricket and tennis. The nearest shops and facilities are at West Malling (1.5 miles), although there is a garden centre with farm shop only a few hundred yards down the road from the property, where daily essentials such as milk and bread can be bought along with local produce including Betts' Offham lettuce and Hugh Lowe Farms strawberries. West Malling is an historic market town offering a lovely collection of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and a Tesco supermarket. It also has a railway station (2 miles) with services to London Victoria/Blackfriars in about 1 hour. Alternatively, Sevenoaks station (10.3 miles) has services to Charing Cross/Cannon Street (London Bridge from about 25 minutes) and Ebbsfleet International (about 19.2 miles) has services to London St Pancras in about 20 minutes. Maidstone (10 miles), Tunbridge Wells (15.2 miles) and Bluewater (18 miles) are the nearest large shopping centres. The M26 (junction 2a) and M20 (junction 2) are both within 3.5 miles of the property providing direct access to the M25, the international airports and London. Offham has an excellent primary school, rated outstanding in its 2015 Ofsted report. There are also good primary schools in nearby West Malling, Kings Hill and Mereworth. There are well regarded grammar schools in Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, plus an excellent range of private schools at Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Sutton Valence. There is a good bus service running through the village to many of the nearby schools. DIRECTIONS From the M26, heading East, take the A20 Wrotham exit (2a). Third exit off the roundabout towards Wrotham Heath (A20). Continue East on the A20 and at the first roundabout turn right onto Seven Mile Lane. Immediately turn left into Teston Road. Continue into the village of Offham. Postern House will be found on the right-hand side shortly after passing the village green, by a small turning circle leading to Tower Hill. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage. - Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522 - Council Tax band (2020/21): F - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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