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  • Grade II listed detached period cottage
  • Wealth of character
  • Edge of Village location
  • Close to river and bridge
  • 3 Double Bedrooms


A charming and most attractive Grade II listed detached cottage on the edge of the village close to the river and bridge ** NO CHAIN ** Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility/Cloakroom, Double Aspect Reception Room, Double Aspect Sitting Room, Double Aspect Dining Room, 3 x Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Gardens, Terrace Area, Single Garage. DESCRIPTION Bridge House is a most attractive and charming "chocolate box" style Grade II listed detached cottage with black and white elevations under a half/hipped tiled roof including catslide to the rear. The property is believed to date from the 17th Century with later alterations in the 20th Century. Internally there is an abundance of exposed wall and ceiling timbers throughout with all rooms benefiting from excellent ceiling heights. There is also a substantial inglenook fireplace to the Sitting Room. The house is situated on the edge of this popular village facing the river. ACCOMMODATION Stable style entrance door to the side of the house opens to Kitchen/Breakfast Room with exposed timbers to vaulted ceiling. Stainless steel sink to work surface with cupboards and drawers under. Space for fridge/freezer, gas cooker point, plumbing and space for dishwasher. Laminate flooring. Utility/Cloakroom with quarry tiled floor. Plumbing for washing machine, vent for tumble dryer. Low level WC. Stainless steel sink. Also off the Kitchen is a double aspect Reception Room formerly the dining Room and currently used as storage. Double aspect Sitting Room with windows to back and front facing the river. Substantial inglenook fireplace with oak bressummer. Wonderful array of wall and ceiling timbers. Oak "front" door. Double aspect Dining Room with wall and ceiling timbers. Fitted gas fire to brick fireplace. External door. First Floor is approached from Sitting Room by a single flight of stairs leading to long Landing running across the front of the house with windows facing the river. 3 good Double Bedrooms. Family Bathroom. OUTSIDE The Gardens surround the house with lawned area to the front of the house including well. This area is currently and historically been used for parking. The remaining gardens are terraced and planted with an abundance of flowering plants and shrubs with elevated sitting areas. Immediately around the house is a good sized and well secluded terrace area. Situated right at the rear of the property is a concrete sectional single Garage. In all believed to be about 0.25 Acre SITUATION East Farleigh, is a historic village mentioned in The Domesday Book and is situated on the south side of the River Medway with its Grade I listed bridge, built in the Middle Ages and believed to be one of the oldest in Kent. Bridge House as its name implies is located in the shadow of the village sign right by the bridge and river. Along with the church there is a village hall, primary school, four country inns including The Bull in the centre of the village and a regular farmers market. The county town of Maidstone offers a wide range of shopping and leisure facilities including, supermarkets, theatres, cinemas, restaurants and bars. East Farleigh Station is within a short distance and provides services to Maidstone East (Victoria/London Bridge) and Tonbridge (Charing Cross/Canon Street). There is a wide choice of schooling in the state and private sectors, including primary schools in East Farleigh and Coxheath and grammar schools in Maidstone. Private schools include Sutton Valance nursery and preparatory schools as well as Tonbridge and Sevenoaks independent schools. The M20 provides access to the M25 and thence motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports, Channel Tunnel Terminus and Ports, Bluewater as well as Ebbsfleet International Terminal. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone Council Tax band (2020/21): F Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS From the Tonbridge or Maidstone direction proceed into Barming on the A26 Tonbridge Road. Turn into Farleigh Lane and proceed down the hill and over the bridge. Bridge House will be found almost immediately on the left by the village sign for East Farleigh.