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Honey Lane, Otham, Maidstone
Guide Price £750,000

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  • Exceptional Period Property
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • Grand Entrance Hallway
  • Garage
  • Ample Parking
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Beautiful Gardens
  • Large Conservatory
  • Semi Rural Location

** Guide Price £750,000 - £775,000 ** Exceptional opportunity to purchase this imposing and unique attached Victorian Manor House, bursting with character, set amidst a good sized secluded plot inclined to the south with a carriage driveway with access to Avery and Honey Lane. Of late Victorian construction, The Grange forms the major portion of this stunning building, bursting with character and charm with a host of beautiful architectural features including mullion windows, original fireplaces, internal doors with swan neck pediments, a beautiful and theatrical reception hall with Tuscan columns and a spacious balcony inclined to the south. Arranged on two floors extending in all to just under 3,000 square feet. The property was built in 1890 by a local land owner as testament to his son's life. The grand and opulent interior and brick and flint construction with sandstone mullion windows is evidence of a no expense spared approach to the initial construction The upper elevation is fish scale tile hung with oriel bay, wide south facing balcony with decorative balustrade and glazed brick beneath a mellow tiled roof with beautiful chimneys. Between the wars the property was used as a Convalescence Home and latterly converted into the nicely proportioned family home we find today. There is a delightful conservatory. Well presented and decorated with oil fired central heating.

ON THE GROUND FLOOR

STORM PORCH
With fluted sandstone columns and canopy, inset flint work. Quarry tiled floor, tiled splashback. Oak panelled ceiling. Imposing braced entrance door with blackened furniture.

SPACIOUS THEATRICAL RECEPTION HALL
21' 10'' x 21' 0'' (6.65m x 6.40m)
Featuring a magnificent 6ft wide central staircase with stair runner and brass rods. Oak newel post with finials, handrail and decorative balustrade. Imposing Tuscan columns with gilt relief, matched by cornicing, picture rail, panelling to dado height. Doors leading from the reception hall all have swan necked pediments again with gilt relief. Two sandstone mullion windows to front affording a southern aspect. Two ornate Victorian fireplaces with decorative mantel, tiled cheek. Wrought iron fireplace with raised basket with brass relief. One of the fireplaces has a beautiful French wood burning stove with ceramic panels. Two radiators.

UTILITY ROOM
With plumbing for automatic washing machine.

SHOWER ROOM/CLOAKROOM
White suite with gold plated fittings comprising :- Scalloped hand basin. Shower cubicle with Mira electric shower. Low level W.C. Half-tiled walls.

KITCHEN
12' 4'' x 11' 5'' (3.76m x 3.48m)
Comprehensively fitted with units having white wooden panelled door and drawer fronts with ceramic furniture and complementing oak block worktops comprising :- Enamel sink with chrome mixer tap, cupboards under. Range of high and low level cupboards with working surfaces incorporating four burner ceramic hob with oven beneath. Integrated dishwasher. Glazed display cabinets. Wine rack. Plate shelf. Ceramic tiled floor. Ceramic tiled splashback. Two mullion windows overlooking rear garden. Space for fridge/freezer. Cornice.

REAR LOBBY
Door to Conservatory and Breakfast room. Modern consumer unit.

DINING ROOM
12' 0'' x 10' 4'' (3.65m x 3.15m)
Stripped pine flooring. Radiator. Mullion window enjoying an eastern aspect. Imposing fireplace recess with cast iron fireplace with inset marble and decorative chimney piece with mirror. Picture rail. Ceiling rose and cornice.

CONSERVATORY/FAMILY ROOM
23' 4'' x 16' 6'' (7.11m x 5.03m)
Ceramic tiled floor, north and eastern outlook overlooking the extensive gardens. Grant oil fired boiler supplying central heating and domestic hot water throughout. Two pillared radiators. Double casement doors to garden. Approached by a braced oak rear door.

DRAWING ROOM
23' 6'' x 16' 5'' (7.16m x 5.00m)
Stripped pine flooring. Dado and picture rail with cornicing and ceiling rose. Sandstone fireplace with raised hearth and open grate. Double aspect mullion windows, east and southern outlooks. Two pillared radiators and one flat radiator.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR

BEAUTIFUL LANDING
Approached by a dividing staircase with stair runner, brass rod, oak balustrade, handrail and finials with decorative spindle. Two large arched mirrors with gilt edging, extensive book shelving. Radiator. Panelling to dado height. Coloured glass atrium, bathing the staircase with light. Built-in storage cupboard.

CLOAKROOM
Traditional style suite with low level W.C. Window to rear.

FAMILY BATHROOM
Traditional white suite with gold plated fittings comprising :- Roll top coffin shaped bath with claw feet, period taps. Pedestal wash hand basin with upstand, bidet, fully tiled walls with decorative border. Window to rear. Shaver point. Radiator.

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM
19' 1'' x 17' 3'' (5.81m x 5.25m) + oriel bay
Cast iron fireplace with brass fittings. Ceramic tiled cheeks. Decorative chimney piece. Delightful oriel bay window to front, affording a southern aspect, with a delightful outlook . Two built-in storage cupboards. Cornice. Picture rail. Ceiling rose, gilt flourishes. Double radiator. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM : White with chromium plated fittings comprising :- Curved shower cubicle with twin sliding doors. Power shower. Integrated seat and shelving. His and hers sink unit with marble tops, brass tap, vanity storage cupboard beneath. Tiled splashback. Low level W.C. Half-tiled walls with decorative border tile. Three wall light points. Extractor fan. Double radiator.

BALCONY
29' 2'' x 4' widening to 6' (8.88m x 1.22m)
Timber balustrade, decked flooring. Glazed brick. Delightful views to the front, southern aspect.

BEDROOM 2
12' 6'' x 10' 9'' (3.81m x 3.27m)
Cast iron fireplace, inset tiling. Window to side affording an eastern aspect. Radiator. Picture rail.

BEDROOM 3
11' 1'' x 10' 8'' (3.38m x 3.25m)
Cast iron fireplace with tiled cheeks. Window to front affording a southern aspect. Cornice. Radiator. Access to roof space with folding loft ladder.

BEDROOM 4
11' 1'' x 10' 8'' (3.38m x 3.25m)
Cast iron fireplace with tiled cheeks. Window to front affording a southern aspect. Radiator. Cornice.

LOFT SPACE
43' 0'' x 23' 9''max (13.10m x 7.23m)
With a maximum head height of 11'. Two velux windows. Electric light. The loft has the potential for conversion into extra living space as an additional bedroom and shower room.

OUTSIDE
The property stands amidst a plot of approximately 1/3 acre, enjoying a 100ft road frontage, to Avery Lane and a depth 150', extensively lawned with hedged and fenced boundaries, mature tree, selection of fruit trees. TIMBER GARAGE 28' x 16' with twin double entry doors. The property has a unique carriage driveway with access to Avery Lane from the front and Honey Lane to the rear with ample parking and turning for numerous vehicles. The gardens are pleasantly secluded and inclined to the south.


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Honey Lane Otham
Maidstone ME15 8RX
County: Kent
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00001190

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