Lock ViewFarleigh Lane | Maidstone | Kent ME16 9LY
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Lock ViewLock View is an attractive and spacious home that enjoys a most enviable location. It has a rural setting but is conveniently close to excellent schools, the centre of Maidstone and the nearest train station, with a fast service into London, is a five minute walk away. An additional charming feature is its close proximity to The River Medway, with its pretty riverside walks, fishing and boating. Lock View answers the needs of the whole family.
Lock View is a stunning Edwardian property, dating from the early 20th Century and its appealing faade has a welcoming aura. Once inside you are struck by the generous room sizes, and the original features that give the house great style and elegance. The present owners love its space and comfort and say that it has been the perfect family home.
The kitchen is the heart of the house and is where the family socialise on a daily basis. Well equipped for the keen cook, the family can also relax in the comfy seating or gather round the table for chatty meals. The stable door gives access to the patio, a delightful place for summer al fresco breakfasts. The dining room and living room are gracious rooms, perfect for entertaining. The period features in these rooms give them an added appeal: the original sash windows, wooden carved open fireplaces, cornices and panelling are all appreciated by visitors.
The luxury of space enables this large and friendly house to happily accommodate overnight guests. The six bedrooms in the main house are supplemented by two in the self contained annexe. The annexe has a private entrance and is ideal for overflow guests, a let or three generational living.
The garden has given immense pleasure to the present owners. Backing onto an apple orchard, it provides a frothy springtime show of blossom and to sit on the patio, with this view as a backdrop, is sheer delight. The garden has its own collection of mature fruit trees and a productive vegetable patch. It is a place to both relax and potter.
Maidstone is a short drive away but it is also possible to walk to the train station and take the one stop to town. There is little need to use the car for work, school or leisure unless you are going to explore the many places of beauty and interest that the county can offer.
The owners are very sad the time has come for them to downsize and will sorely miss the comfort and size of Lock View and its splendid position.*
* These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
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MAIN DESCRIPTIONThis elegant Edwardian home offers the enormous benefit of a secondary two bedroom property that would be ideal as an annexe or a home office.
The properties are found within the village of East Farleigh that sits to the south west of Maidstone. This location is especially popular due to its proximity to the county town, railway stations and the motorway network. An extensive selection of schools can be found in the area and include a choice of Grammar Schools.
The main property is full of character and is presented with a mix of traditional and contemporary styling. The detached secondary dwelling does require improvement but is of a size and configuration that is certainly attractive. Both properties are served by a large driveway/parking area that leads to a spacious attached double garage. The plot exceeds half an acre and has been cleverly designed with fine lawns that wrap around the main house extending southwards to a discreet vegetable garden.
ENTRANCE PORCH Open porch with tiled floor. Stained glass panels to front and side. Glazed inner door to:
ENTRANCE HALLStained glass windows to front. Corniced ceiling. Dado rail. Radiator. Wood flooring.
DRAWING ROOMLarge walk-in bay with French doors and windows to garden. Additional casement window to side. Beamed and corniced ceiling. Large and ornate fireplace surround with open fire. Radiator. Wood flooring.
DINING ROOMFrench doors to front veranda plus casement windows to side. Corniced ceiling. Picture rail. Period style fireplace with tiled inserts. Radiators. Wood flooring.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOMWindows to front, side and rear. Coved ceiling. Door to garden. Further door to side hallway. One and a half bowl ceramic sink unit. Range of cupboard and drawer base units dressed with stone effect counter tops. Integrated dishwasher. Full height fridge. Dual fuel range cooker. Range of eye level wall cabinets. Hooded extractor fan. Local wall tiling. Radiators. Tiled floor.
SIDE HALLWAYGlazed door to front. Windows to front and rear. Tiled floor.
UTILITY ROOMWindows to front and rear. Sink unit with mixer tap and base unit below. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Space for further appliances. Steps to lower half cellar. Ideal as a cold store or wine cellar.
GROUND FLOOR WCDouble glazed window to side. Low level close coupled WC. Wash hand basin with storage below. Radiator/towel rail. Tiled floor.
STAIRS TO FIRST FLOORWooden hand rail and balustrade. Wall panelling. Fitted carpet.
LANDINGDado rail. Large airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Fitted carpet.
MASTER BEDROOMWalk-in bay with French doors and flank windows opening to balcony. Window to side. Range of fitted wardrobes. Radiators. Fitted carpet.
EN SUITE Double glazed windows to side and rear. Inset ceiling spot lights. Low level close coupled WC. Twin ended angular bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. Large walk-in shower enclosure. Angular wash hand basin with storage below. Local wall tiling. Towel rail/radiator. Tiled floor.
BEDROOM ONESash window to side. Picture rail. Radiator. Fitted carpet.
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BEDROOM TWOSash window to front and casement window to side. Corniced ceiling. Picture rail. Fireplace surround. Range of fitted wardrobes and bedroom furniture. Radiator. Fitted carpet.
BEDROOM THREESash window to front. Radiator. Fitted carpet.
FAMILY BATHROOMDouble glazed window to side. Freestanding roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. High level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Local wall tiling. Radiator/towel rail. Tiled floor.
STAIRS TO SECOND FLOORHand rail and balustrade. Fitted carpet.
LANDING/STUDY AREADouble glazed skylight window to side. Hand rail and balustrade. Access to eaves/loft space. Fitted carpet.
BEDROOM FOURDouble glazed windows to front and side. Angled ceiling. Radiator. Fitted carpet.
BEDROOM FIVEDouble glazed windows to rear and side. Angled ceiling. Access to eaves. Fitted carpet.
SHOWER ROOMDouble glazed skylight window to side. Low level close coupled WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Corner shower enclosure. Local wall tiling. Radiator/towel rail. Tiled floor.
ANNEXE ENTRANCEWooden entrance door opening into:
HALLWAYWindows to front. Fitted carpet.
LOUNGEDouble glazed window to side. Further window to front and rear. Corner fireplace with open fire. Fitted carpet.
KITCHEN Windows to side. Door to garden. Stainless steel sink unit. Range of cupboard and drawer base units and counter tops. Inset electric hob. Eye level wall cabinets. Electric double oven. Space for fridge freezer and washing machine.
BEDROOMWindows to rear and side. Fitted carpet.
BEDROOM/STUDYWindow to rear. Fitted carpet.
BATHROOMWindow to rear. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level close coupled WC. Panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. Local wall tiling. Fitted carpet.
GARDENSPredominantly southerly facing. Large lawn area. Attractive sun terrace. Mature shrubs and hedging. Wide variety of mature trees. Raised rockery and screened vegetable garden.
DRIVEWAY AND PARKINGTarmacadam driveway providing parking for several vehicles.
GARAGING AND STOREAttached double garage. Up and over door. Power and light. Large attached covered storage area to side.
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Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Printed 05.06.2015
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Fine & Country West Malling 28 High Street, West Malling, Kent ME19 6QR
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