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A substantial attached Grade II listed oast house of 4770 sq ft plus outbuildings providing scope for additional development amid over 2 acres of grounds in an idyllic rural location * No Onward Chain * Located along a private driveway, 1 Bull Oast is a substantial family home amid over 2 acres of grounds and set in the most peaceful of rural locations. The property dates from the mid 19th century, traditionally built with red brick in Flemish bond and was cleverly converted to residential dwellings in the 1970s. 1 Bull Oast boasts three circular kilns of expansive proportions, each retaining the distinctive conical roofs and cowls. From the first floor, all bedrooms enjoy views either to the garden and surrounding countryside or the nearby village of Coxheath. The substantial accommodation is arranged across two floors and provides masses of space for day-to-day family life and entertaining. The main entrance opens into a spacious circular entrance hall with tiled flooring. Of particular note is the magnificent panelled drawing room furnished with an impressive inglenook fireplace with wood and coal burning stove; a magical setting for cosy nights in front of the fire. French doors open out onto a paved terrace, ideal for al fresco dining. The ground floor is complimented with a bespoke fitted kitchen, dining room, utility room and office nook. In addition, the cloakroom is fitted with a shower cubicle, WC and pedestal basin with an adjacent coat storage cupboard providing ample storage for winter coats and muddy boots. On the first floor are five bedrooms and two well appointed bathrooms. A loft hatch located in one of the bedrooms provides access to a substantial loft space which, subject to any necessary planning consent(s), offers potential for further development. Outside, the gardens are mainly laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees and bordered by mature hedging, fencing and brick walling. The garden leads into a small paddock with an apple orchard beyond. A stable block with hard standing and four stables is ideally placed at the top of the garden for accessing the paddock. The garden is complemented by a double garage with adjacent parking for a number of vehicles and wooden summer house. FEATURES - Circular entrance hall with tiled flooring - Grand drawing room with wood panelling, beams and columns, inglenook fireplace with wood and coal burning stove, French doors to the patio - Tucked away office nook to one side of the drawing room - Circular dining room with stable door to garden, wood flooring - Kitchen fitted with bespoke cream units under granite worksurfaces, range cooker, integrated dishwasher, under counter fridge, ceramic two basin butler's sink, door to - Utility room fitted with matching bespoke units to kitchen, granite worksurface, space for fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer - Ground floor shower room located off the entrance hall with shower cubicle, WC and pedestal basin - Five double bedrooms, three located within the kilns - Substantial loft space with potential to add additional accommodation, subject to any necessary planning consent(s) - Bathroom with walk in shower, contemporary roll top bath, washstand basin, WC, towel rail and tiled flooring - Bathroom with contemporary roll top bath, pedestal basin, WC, towel rail and tiled flooring - 2.13 acres of garden and grounds including a paddock and small apple orchard - Stable block with four stables and hard standing to front - Double garage with manual wooden doors, power and light - Electric entrance gates opening onto parking area adjacent to garage. SITUATION 1 Bull Oast is set in a rural yet not isolated location on the periphery of Hunton. The village offers a number of local services including a village hall, 12th century St Mary's parish church and primary school. Coxheath, Marden and other outlying villages offer a good range of day-to-day shops, sports clubs and amenities. Alternatively, Maidstone provides comprehensive shopping and facilities. A wealth of leisure and tourist attractions nearby include Leeds and Sissinghurst Castles, walking, cycling and fishing at Bedgebury Forest, leisure centres and gyms at Maidstone, walking along the Medway Towpath or at the 450 acre park at Mote Park. As well as Hunton Primary School, further schools catering for children of all ages include Yalding Primary School, Sutton Valence Preparatory and Senior Schools, Mascalls Academy in Paddock Wood and numerous secondary and grammar schools in Maidstone. There are good road links nearby with the M20 providing access east to Ashford International Station and the coastal ports and west to the M25 for Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Airports. Marden Station offers services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross with journeys from under an hour. Marden also offers services to Ashford International for trains to London St. Pancras and the Eurostar to the continent. Alternatively, there are further services to London from Maidstone East and West. Marden Station 3.5 miles Maidstone 5 miles M20 Motorway 7.5 miles London 41 miles (All distances are approximate) DIRECTIONS From central Staplehurst, head north on the A229 towards Maidstone. Continue for approximately 4.3 miles and turn left into Redwall Lane. After two miles and at the T-junction, turn left. The entrance to Bull Oast will be located on the right after a short distance. Turn right into the private driveway and the entrance to 1 Bull Oast is the second entrance on the left. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage. - Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council. - Council Tax band: G (2021/22) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. - Viewings: Strictly by appointment on 01580 720000.
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