Guide price £995,000
A beautifully refurbished character period cottage with south-facing garden in a quiet rural hamlet about 6 miles east of Tonbridge DESCRIPTION Martins Cottage is a charming period property, believed to date back to the mid to late 1800s. It has painted brick elevations under a tiled pitched roof and multi-pane, double glazed casement windows. The cottage has been extended and refurbished whilst retaining much of its character. The house has an area of front garden and a large well-screened south-facing rear garden. It has a large gated parking area to the rear of the property as well as a detached garage and parking space to the side of the house. The property backs on to farmland with views from some of the first floor windows across fields. FEATURES - Good ceiling heights throughout. - Mellow exposed beams, which have been sandblasted and treated. - Naturally light double aspect kitchen/breakfast room with door to the rear garden. The kitchen comprises painted units with polished wooden worktops, tiled splashbacks, a ceramic sink and drainer, an electric AGA with 4-ring gas hob, and space for a tall fridge freezer and slimline dishwasher. - Ground floor shower room with sliding doors to a large cupboard housing the gas boiler, emersion tank and with space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Lefroy Brooks sanitary ware and shower fittings. - Two reception rooms including a family room with inglenook fireplace and a sitting/dining room with large brick fireplace housing a woodburning stove. The double aspect sitting/dining room has a door to the rear garden terrace. - Three double bedrooms and a large single bedroom. The two rooms to the rear of the house enjoy views out over fields to the rear/side. - Spacious family bathroom with standalone Catchpole & Rye enamel roll-top doubled bath and separate Matki shower cubicle with waterfall shower head. Lefroy Brooks sanitaryware. Heated towel rail radiator with matching towel rack above. - Picket fence enclosed front garden with box hedging to two sides, a mature silver birch tree and planted shrub/flower beds provides a delightful outlook from the front rooms of the house. - Brick paved terrace to the rear with a feature raised well. The terrace leads on to a good sized level lawn garden with well stocked borders and tall tree/hedge screening. The rear garden has close-board fenced boundaries, providing a secure environment for children and pets. There is a charming children's playhouse tucked away in the rear garden which is fully insulated with double glazed windows, power and lighting. There are two driveways, one to the front of the detached garage and additional spacious parking at the rear via secure double gates. SITUATION The property is located in the small rural hamlet of Snoll Hatch on the outskirts of East Peckham village. It backs on to open fields with direct access onto footpaths with some lovely walks to be enjoyed along the River Medway and Bourne. The village of East Peckham has a number of local facilities including a villages store with butcher and post office and a Co-Op food store (within half a mile). There is also a country pub about half a mile away by foot across the field in The Man of Kent in Little Mill. Paddock Wood is the nearest town (3 miles) offering a range of facilities including a Waitrose supermarket. Tonbridge (6 miles), Tunbridge Wells (10 miles) and Maidstone (10 miles) offer more extensive shopping and leisure facilities. Despite its rural position, the property is only about 35 miles from central London and there is easy road access out onto Seven Mile Lane, taking you directly up to the M26, providing links to the M25 and M20. Tonbridge mainline station has direct and fast services into London (London Bridge, 31 mins; London Charing Cross, 42 mins). There is also a mainline station at Paddock Wood (3 miles) with direct trains into London. Both stations have ample parking. The village has a good primary school. Tonbridge has an excellent selection of schools, including the highly regarded Tonbridge School and three preparatory schools, including Somerhill and Hilden Grange. Kent College Preparatory and Senior School is about 7 miles down the A228. The property is currently in the catchment area for three excellent grammar schools in Tonbridge: The Judd School (boys), Tonbridge Girls Grammar and Weald of Kent (girls) as well as grammar schools in Maidstone. DIRECTIONS From Tonbridge, head East on the A26 towards Hadlow. Turn right by the BP garage into Three Elm Lane towards East Peckham. Follow this road for about 3.5 miles through Golden Green and into East Peckham. Pass The Man of Kent pub and after half a mile the road bends sharply to the right. You will then come into the hamlet of Snoll Hatch. As the road bends sharply to the left, you will see Martins Cottage straight ahead, set back from the road. Proceed straight on to the gravel track and fork to the right of the house. It is suggested you initially park in the field to the rear of the property by the atcost barn (not part of the property). PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Private cesspit drainage. - Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council (01732 844522) - Council Tax band: F (£2,936.47 for 2021/22) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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