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Tonbridge Road, Wateringbury, Maidstone, ME18

Guide price £945,000

5 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: SVN230312


  • No onward chain
  • Self contained annexe
  • Approx 0.65 acres
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens
  • Close to road and rail links


* Offered with no onward chain * Detached home with annexe, set in approx 0.65 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, in the heart of Wateringbury village, close to road and railway links DESCRIPTION Halls Croft is a detached home approached over a long gravel driveway, set back from the road and was formerly part of Wateringbury Place estate. There are sash windows throughout and the house incorporates a one bedroom self-contained annexe, which provides a rental income, but could easily be incorporated back into the main house. The beautiful, well-maintained gardens wrap around the house and are a wonderful feature. FEATURES - The inviting reception hall provides access to all the ground floor reception rooms. - Spacious sitting room, overlooking the picturesque front garden, with a charming gas fireplace and wooden mantle, creating a cosy ambiance. An adjoining door leads to the annexe. - The dining room has a comprehensive range of painted white fitted bookshelves. Adjacent you will find the utility/boot room comprising a Belfast sink and plumbing for washing machine with a door conveniently leading to the garden. - Breakfast room with doors leading to the south facing conservatory which is the perfect spot from which to sit and enjoy the gardens. An archway leads through to the kitchen complete with painted blue cupboards and includes a freestanding electric Creda cooker comprising oven, hob & hood, fridge and Bosch dishwasher. - A cloakroom with terracotta floor tiles and a door to the garden completes the ground floor accommodation. - Principal bedroom with fitted wardrobes and ensuite bathroom comprising a panelled bath, basin and WC. A large cupboard houses the boiler and hot water storage. - There are two further double bedrooms on the first floor, one of which has a doorway leading to a large dressing room with fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom offers stunning views over the estate, and comprises a bath, WC, and basin. - The self-contained annexe, built in the 1980's and rented out comprises a kitchenette, sitting/dining area, bathroom and double bedroom and has its own entrance. - The large garage has double doors to the front with space for a car and towards the rear is set up as a workshop with a small wine store and direct rear garden access. - The well maintained gardens are an absolute delight. Nestled within approximately 0.65 acres the mature, well-stocked garden wraps around the property and boasts a delightful array of features. Wander through the apple tree walk which is framed by part of the original wall to Wateringbury Place. Enjoy the tranquility of the pond and rill, surrounded by mature plants including a magnolia tree, vibrant wisteria, and clipped yew hedging. To the rear of the house is a charming rose garden, vegetable patch, and shed. SITUATION Situated in a conservation area in the heart of Wateringbury village, Halls Croft is ideally situated to enjoy all the benefits of the countryside, yet being conveniently located close to road and railway links. Wateringbury is a small village with a lively community and benefits from a village hall, post office, convenience store, hairdressers, tea room/antiques store and pub/restaurant as well as a good primary school and railway station. Wateringbury station (about 3/4 mile) serves Paddock Wood and Maidstone West. Paddock Wood has services to London Charing Cross in around 55 mins and Maidstone West serves London St Pancras (direct and via Strood) from 51 minutes. Alternatively, West Malling station (4.7 miles) serves London Victoria/Charing Cross in about 55 mins (London Bridge in 44 mins). The M20 (Jct 4) is 6.3 miles distant and provides access to the M26/M25 motorways and thence the motorway network beyond, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports, Channel Tunnel terminus, Dover and Bluewater shopping centre. In addition to Wateringbury primary school, there are other primary schools in Kingshill and Mereworth. Maidstone and Tonbridge both have grammar schools for boys and girls and East Malling, Aylesford and Maidstone have alternative secondary school options. Private schools include Tonbridge School, Sutton Valence School and numerous preparatory schools in Tonbridge. Nearby, the market town of West Malling has a good selection of popular restaurants and cafes. Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells have large shopping centres, restaurants, cafes, bars and leisure facilities. Manor Park and Teston Bridge country parks are both close by and offer wonderful walking opportunities. The area is well served for sports enthusiasts with Wrotham Heath, West Malling and Kingshill golf clubs nearby. Kingshill has a David Lloyd Health Club as well as football, cricket and tennis clubs and rugby is played at Aylesford and Tonbridge. DIRECTIONS From Tonbridge take the A26 north, pass through Hadlow, take the second exit at the roundabout crossing Seven Mile Lane, and at the next roundabout take the second exit to stay on the A26 towards Wateringbury. Upon entering the village, pass the Church on the left and follow the stone wall where you will see a gap on the left with the entrance to Halls Croft (308). From the M20, exit at Jct 4, take the A228 towards Tonbridge and continue for approx. 4.5 miles until you reach the roundabout at Mereworth. Take the first exit onto the A26 towards Wateringbury. Upon entering the village, pass the Church on the left and follow the stone wall where you will see a gap on the left with the entrance to Halls Croft (308). What3words: /// PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Gas fired central heating, mains water, electricity and drainage. - Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522 - Council Tax band: F (£3332.04 for 2024/25) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.