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The Green, Bearsted, Maidstone
£1,500,000

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  • 15TH CENTURY
  • GRADE II LISTED
  • HISTORIC FEATURES
  • OVERLOOKING THE VILLAGE GREEN
  • RECEPTION HALL
  • AGA RANGE
  • GALLERY LANDING

The Limes dates back to the 15th century making it one of the oldest houses in The Village with later 16th & 17th century additions, creating this beautiful rambling family home full of quirky corners. The historic architectural features include Dragon and Crown posts inglenook fireplaces bressumer beams and moulded posts and beams throughout. Today this Grade II listed stunning residence is an eclectic mix of architectural historic features spreading over the last 600 years. The present owners have thoroughly enjoyed living at The Limes and feel honoured to have been the custodians of this landmark building. The warmth and charm of the rooms is only eclipsed by the breath taking views over The Village Green, probably the best outlook of any property in the village.

ENTRANCE HALL
partly glazed entrance door outside light window to side. storage cupboard.

LOUNGE
20' 7'' into bay x 15' 4'' (6.27m x 4.67m)
Deep inglenook fireplace with heavy bressumer beam. Fluted stone columns. Raised brick fender with flagstone hearth, open grate, iron canopy, firedog and back. Heavily beamed walls and ceiling. Bay window to front with window seating. Step up to:

LIBRARY
A tranquil setting within the house flanked by beams with door to inner hallway.

STUDY
14' 4''(into bay) x 12' 7'' (4.37m x 3.83m)
Bay window to front with delightful views over The Village Green and cricket square. Deep inglenook fireplace with brick chimney.

SNUG
15' 9'' x 12' 6'' (4.80m x 3.81m)
Large inglenook fireplace with heavy bressumer beam. Quarry tiled path. Window to rear. Radiator.

DINING ROOM
26' 6'' x 13' 6'' (8.07m x 4.11m)
Large inglenook fireplace, heavy bressumer beam, marble conglomerate fender, decorative tiled hearth, wood burning stove. Storage cupboards. Double aspect windows. Stripped original floorboards. Two double radiators.

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
31' 0'' x 14' 0'' (9.44m x 4.26m)
Traditional units with antique style fittings and complementing solid wood block working surfaces. 1 1/2 bowl enamel sink with chromium mixer, cupboards under. Range of high and low level cupboards with working surfaces. Feature peninsular unit with storage baskets. Integrated five burner Neff hob. Eye level Neff oven and grill. Integrated dishwasher. Aga Range cooker in cream and black enamel with four ovens, twin hobs and hotplate. Space for fridge/freezer. Ceramic tiled floor. Two windows to side. Recess downlighters. Heavily beamed. Two steps to a raised breakfast room with timber balustrade. Exposed beams to ceilings and walls. Ceramic tiled floor. Radiator. door to:

UTILITY ROOM
7' 6'' x 5' 9'' (2.28m x 1.75m)
Sink unit. Base unit. Ceramic tiled floor. Beams. Timber panelling. Plumbing for automatic washing machine.

CLOAKROOM
White suite. Hand basin. Low level W.C. Window to side. Radiator.

INNER HALLWAY (AT THE REAR)
19' 2'' x 15' 0'' (5.84m x 4.57m)
Flagstone floor. Spiraling oak staircase and balustrade. Central brick chimney with fireplace recesses. Double aspect windows to side and rear. Radiator. Recess downlighters. Door to glazed lobby area with door to garden.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR

SPACIOUS GALLERIED LANDING
29' 0'' x 13' 10'' max (8.83m x 4.21m)
Heavily beamed with skylight windows bathing the area in natural light. Oak balustrade overlooking the inner hallway.

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM
14' 4'' x 14' 2'' (4.37m x 4.31m)
Window to front overlooking The Village Green. Open brick fireplace with bressumer beam.

EN-SUITE DRESSING ROOM
7' 9'' x 6' 0'' (2.36m x 1.83m)
Double radiator. Exposed floorboards. Heavily beamed.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
White suite. Shower cubicle. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level W.C. Exposed floorboards. Window to side. Extractor fan and shaver point.

BEDROOM 3
13' 8'' x 12' 5'' (4.16m x 3.78m)
Window to front overlooking The Village Green. Recessed fireplace. Double radiator.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
White suite. Shower cubicle with folding glass doors. Hand basin with storage cupboard under. Low level W.C. Heated towel rail. Velux window. Extractor fan.

BEDROOM 2
15' 3'' x 15' 1'' (4.64m x 4.59m)
Picture window to front overlooking The Village. Brick chimney breast and fireplace. Exposed floorboards. Radiator.

BEDROOM 5
14' 4'' x 7' 0'' (4.37m x 2.13m)
Vaulted ceiling. Floor level window to side. Heavily beamed.

BEDROOM 6
13' 8'' x 10' 5'' (4.16m x 3.17m)
Accessed from rear Reception Hall. Window to side. Exposed beams

FAMILY BATHROOM
White suite with chromium plated fittings. P-shaped panel bath with mixer tap, shower over, glass screen. Tiled walls. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level W.C. Window to side. Extractor fan. Shaver point.

ON THE SECOND FLOOR

LANDING
With access to:

ATTIC/STOREROOM
Two sequential gas fired Vaillant boilers with Mega flow hot water cylinders. Electric light and power.

BEDROOM 4
22' 0'' max x 15' 3'' (6.70m x 4.64m)
Window to front with delightful views over The Village Green. Pillared radiator.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM
White suite with chromium plated fittings comprising; Corner bath with, period mixer tap and hand shower. Magnificent "fired earth" wash hand basin with upstand. Period chrome furniture. Low level W.C. Stripped floorboards.

OUTSIDE
The Limes is set well back from the road, neatly laid to lawn with twisting pathway. Hedged boundaries. Herbaceous borders and a mature Cedar tree. To the side of the property is a service road which provides access to an extensive brick paviour parking area with space for four vehicles, access to a LARGE DETACHED GARAGE (28ft x 16ft) with up and over entry door, electric light and power. The beautifully maintained walled cottage gardens measure 170ft x 40ft narrowing at the rear with extensive paved sun terrace adjacent to the house ideal for alfresco dining. Built-in storerooms. Shallow steps bounded by an ancient wall progress along the garden with lawned area. Deep herbaceous borders. Pass through a hedged arch to a productive vegetable and soft fruit section beyond which includes a timber garden shed.


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The Green Bearsted
Maidstone ME14 4DR
County: Kent
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00002322

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