Hillside CottageHunton Hill | Hunton | Maidstone | Kent | ME15 0SL
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Hillside CottageHillside Cottage is a stunning property sitting on a hillside overlooking the picturesque and glorious Weald of Kent landscape. The present owner was immediately attracted by both the incredibly beautiful views, and the charming exterior of the cottage, with its thatched roof and weatherboarding. The cottage dates from the 17th Century and is a combination of old world charm and modern comfort. It is a captivating and delightful home.
The majority of windows look onto panoramic views of the countryside, which rolls gently away from the house towards the horizon. It is a constantly moving spectacle allowing you to follow the changing seasons, track a storm as it rolls towards you, or watch the birds soar across the sky. It is immensely pleasurable to settle in the modern conservatory and relish this idyllic vista.
The contemporary kitchen is ideal for the keen cook and leads into the older section of the cottage. These original rooms have fantastic period appeal, with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The beamed dining room has a warm ambience and flows into the sitting room. The large inglenook fireplace is an impressive central feature and the five windows, on three sides, flood the room with natural light: it is a particularly snug winter retreat. Hillside Cottage has a timeless and unchanging atmosphere that is perfect for relaxed living.
The two double bedrooms provide the same attractions. The front room has two windows, enabling you to wake to glorious morning views. There is also a dressing area and window seat in the hallway, where you can perhaps enjoy a quiet read. The garden presents an open invitation to find one of the many places to sit amongst the shrubbery and roses, and savour the idyllic surroundings. The raised decking that runs across the rear of the cottage is the best place for al fresco dining, and doing nothing at all. The bottom of the garden has a productive vegetable plot, and also leads onto the Greensand Way. There are innumerable walks and trails in the area and Kent is rich in history and culture. Tunbridge Wells is a delightful nearby town, and it is possible to commute from Paddock Wood into London. The present owner is sad the time has come to downsize but takes away fifteen years of wonderful memories.*
* 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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A quite wonderful period cottage beautifully positioned to enjoy far reaching views across the Weald of Kent.
Internally the property offers enormous authentic charm and character, yet has been carefully modernised to now benefit from a very well planned kitchen plus a remodelled bathroom and shower room.
The gardens are a delight with well stocked borders edging a fine lawn that stretches away from a large timber deck that serves as a superb entertaining area.
The frontage is attractively arranged with established borders flanking a driveway accessed via a remotely operated entrance gate.
ENTRANCE Wooden entrance door opening into ground floor accommodation.
LOUNGE Double glazed windows to front, side and rear. Beamed ceiling. Large inglenook style fireplace opening with multi-fuel stove. Exposed timber frame. Electric storage heaters. Fitted carpet.
DINING ROOM Double glazed French doors to garden. Beamed ceiling. Understairs storage cupboard. Fitted carpet.
KITCHEN Window to side plus Velux skylight window to side. Twin bowl stainless steel sink unit inset over double base unit. Further cupboard and drawer base units with solid wood counter tops. Space for cooker and fridge freezer. Eye level wall cabinets plus stainless steel shelving. Travertine flooring.
SHOWER ROOM Double glazed windows to side. Low level W.C. with concealed cistern. Wash hand basin set within marble effect counter top with storage below. Matching upright storage cabinets (one housing washing machine). Fully tiled shower area. Travertine tiled walls and flooring.
BREAKFAST ROOM Open plan from kitchen. Window to side and door to side garden. Natural stone flooring. Open plan to:
CONSERVATORY Of timber and double glazed construction. Vaulted ceiling. Double glazed twin doors to garden. Natural stone flooring.
STAIRS TO FIRST FLOOR Window to side. Exposed timber frame. Fitted carpet.
BEDROOM Double glazed window to rear. Exposed timber framing. Built-in storage cupboard. Fitted carpet.
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INNER LANDING Double glazed window to rear. Low level storage. Large walk in closet with racking and hanging rails. Further storage with water cylinder. Electric storage heater. Fitted carpet.
BEDROOM Double glazed window to rear and window to side. Exposed timber framing. Range of built in wardrobes. Electric heater. Fitted carpet.
BATHROOM Double glazed window to front. Low level W.C. with concealed cistern. Wash hand basin inset into stone effect counter top with storage below. Panelled bath with mixer taps plus shower system and screen. Radiator/towel rail. Metallic effect shower panelling and matching splashbacks. Vinyl flooring.
FRONT GARDEN AND DRIVEWAY Large gravelled driveway accessed via remote controlled entrance gates. Deep flower and shrub borders. Side boundaries of hedging and fencing.
SIDE GARDEN Paved pathway. Deep flower and shrub borders. Wooden shed/store.
REAR GARDEN Hardwood decking area. Extensive southerly views across the Weald of Kent. Pathway to lawn with covered seating area with storage. Large timber workshop with power and light. Well stocked flower and shrub borders. Fencing to all boundaries. Gated access to front.
AGENTS NOTES The thatched roof to the main property was replaced in 2014. We understand that thatching of this nature has a life expectancy of approximately 25 years.
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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 28.04.2015
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Fine & Country West Malling 28 High Street, West Malling, Kent ME19 6QR
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