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A characterful Georgian cottage offering superb scope on the edge of Manor Park Country Park, close to West Malling town centre DESCRIPTION Forming one half of a row of Grade II listed, early 19th Century cottages on the edge of Manor Park Country Park, this property, formerly two cottages but now combined, offers superb scope for updating and possibly extending, subject to the necessary consents. The cottage comes with parking for up to four cars and a south-facing garden. FEATURES - Double aspect sitting room with inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove. Exposed beams and brick wall. - Double aspect dining room with inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove. Exposed beams and wooden floorboards. - Study with stable style door to the rear garden terrace. - Kitchen with stable style door to the rear garden terrace. - Two ground floor bathrooms with showers over panelled baths. - Six bedrooms arranged over the first floor. There are currently still two straircases with three bedrooms accessed off each landing. - There is an area of garden to the front of the cottage but the principle garden lays to the south-facing rear of the cottage. There is a broad paved terrace to the side and rear of the house with steps up to the lawn. Summerhouse. Garden shed. SITUATION The property is located on St Leonards Street, about half a mile from the vibrant Kent market town of West Malling. The 52 acre Manor Park Country Park is literally on the doorstep with lakes, meadows and paddocks to walk around as are the remains of a Norman castle - St Leonard's Tower. West Malling offers an abundance of restaurants, cafes, pubs and tea rooms, convenience stores, independent shops and a monthly farmers' market. The rail station is about 1.2 miles from the property and serves London Victoria/Blackfriars in about 1 hour, or Elephant & Castle (change for London Bridge) in about 55 minutes. Junction 4 of the M20 is under 4 miles away, providing fast connections to London and Folkestone. Maidstone shopping centre is only about 10 miles away providing comprehensive retail and recreational facilities. Also, Bluewater at Dartford is only about a half hours drive away. Maidstone, Tonbridge and Rochester each have grammar schools. West Malling, Leybourne and Offham all have primary schools. There are a number of preparatory schools in and around Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, plus King's at Rochester. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage. - Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522 - Council Tax band: G (£3,389.81 for 2021/22) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS Heading East on the M20 from London, exit at junction 4. Take the second exit onto the A228 towards Tonbridge/West Malling. At the second roundabout continue on the A228. Continue for just under 1 mile. At the crossroads/traffic lights turn left onto the A20 towards West Malling. Take the next left onto the A20 towards West Malling. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Town Hill. Proceed through West Malling and out onto St Leonard's Street. The property will be found on the left-hand side just past Manor Park Country Park., opposite St Leonards Tower. From Wrotham Heath, follow the A20 for about 3.2 miles. At the roundabout take the second exit onto Town Hill towards West Malling. Proceed through West Malling and out onto St Leonard's Street. The property will be found on the left-hand side just past Manor Park Country Park, opposite St Leonards Tower.
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