Guide price £550,000
A charming and well presented semi-detached Grade II listed period cottage in a central village location within close proximity to commuter links. Built in 1774 with later additions, 3 The Cheynes is a delightful Grade II listed semi-detached cottage full of character and retaining an abundance of original features. The current custodians have sympathetically enhanced the property whilst maintaining the charm of the cottage. The front entrance lobby opens into the original part of the property which is utilised as the drawing room open plan to a dining area. Adorned with ceiling beams, solid oak flooring and a brick fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove, it is a cosy and welcoming space. Step through to the wood panelled sitting room where you are provided with wonderful views across the Weald and access to a double bedroom with en suite shower room. Stairs from the drawing room lead down to the kitchen/dining room on the lower floor. The kitchen is fitted with a good selection of painted wood base units under oak worktops, butler's sink, electric hob, Neff double oven and integrated dishwasher. The kitchen leads through to the rear lobby from which the utility room and WC can be accessed, as well as to the rear garden. The master bedroom with en suite shower is located on the first floor along with bedroom three. The top floor houses the family bathroom which is a real feature of this property. Contemporary tiled flooring and walk in shower provide a nod to modern day design whilst complementing the history of the property. There is potential to further develop the loft room which is presently floored, has power and plumbing for a radiator, and two Velux windows commanding beautiful views across the Weald. Outside the rear garden is a quintessential cottage garden with paved terracing, gravel pathway, perennial and herb planting, and grand apple tree. The property is complimented by a garage at the end of the garden and off road parking for two vehicles. FEATURES - Original features throughout the property - Drawing room with oak flooring, brick fireplace fitted with wood burning stove, built in bookcase to living space - Sitting room with painted wood panelling, views over the Weald - Kitchen/dining room fitted with Farrow and Ball painted wood units under oak worktops, integrated appliances, extractor hood and butler's sink - Utility room with fitted cabinets, butler's sink and space for washing machine and dryer - Downstairs cloakroom - Rear lobby with space for American style fridge freezer - Master bedroom with en suite shower room and built in wardrobes - Two further double bedrooms, one with en suite shower room - Family bathroom with open front glass shower cubicle - All bathrooms are well appointed with white sanitary ware - Rear cottage garden with large eating apple tree - Garage with manual up and over door divided into two separate storage areas and off road parking for two vehicles SITUATION Close to The Greensand Way, which gives access to miles of beautiful country walks, Sutton Valence offers a range of local shops and amenities including post office, garage, farm shop and several historic public houses along with the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin and Sutton Valence Castle (English Heritage). Leeds Castle, with 500 acres of grounds and gardens to explore with numerous seasonal events, is just a short drive away. There are a number of golf courses within close proximity, including The Weald of Kent and Chart Hills Golf Clubs. Conveniently situated with excellent road and rail links nearby, Headcorn and Staplehurst stations offer services to Cannon Street, London Bridge and Charing Cross with journey times from just under an hour. Headcorn Station also serves Ashford International which operates a high speed service to London St. Pancras with journey times from 37 minutes as well as services to the continent. The M20 gives access to the Channel Tunnel and coastal ports as well as to the M25 to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. A range of schools in the area offer both primary and secondary education in the state and independent sectors include Sutton Valence Primary School and the highly regarded Sutton Valence Preparatory and Senior Schools, numerous grammar and secondary schools at Maidstone and Ashford plus Homewood School in Tenterden. Headcorn Station 4 miles Maidstone 6 miles M20 4.5 miles Channel Tunnel 30 miles London 48 miles Gatwick Airport 50 miles (All distances are approximate) DIRECTIONS From Headcorn head north-west on the A274 towards Sutton Valence. After approximately 3 miles turn right onto the High Street just before The Kings Head. Keep left and continue into Broad Street. 3 The Cheynes will be on the right after a short distance. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Gas central heating. Mains water, electric and drainage. - Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council. - Council Tax band (2020/21): F - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. - Viewings: Strictly by appointment - 01580 720000 AGENT'S NOTES i. The property has two small areas of flying freehold. ii. The neighbouring property has a right of way across the rear of the property. Private Finance Jackson-Stops Private Finance specialises in advising on and arranging competitive mortgages quickly, efficiently and in a stress-free manner. Please contact for further information.
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