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Grade II listed 5-bed farmhouse near Maidstone

19 March 2014

Drive down the long tree-lined driveway to find this Grade II listed five-bedroom Wealden farmhouse in an elevated spot.

Once a rectory and later a farm, the original building dates from the 15th century and has panoramic views of the rich farmland of the Weald.

Rectory Farmhouse, Chart Sutton

Rectory Farmhouse, Chart Sutton

The house is packed with period features including an abundance of fine oak beams, timbers, latch doors and plank flooring along with a number of fireplaces including inglenooks.

The spacious accommodation is arranged on two floors with a wine cellar below and attic rooms above. There is a bright and airy drawing room with brick fireplace housing a cast iron woodburning stove and the sitting room has an inglenook fireplace.

The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of neutral toned units with flamed granite worktops and matching island unit. There is travertine flooring, a gas-fired Aga and quality integral appliances by Miele including a steam oven, a microwave combi oven, warming drawers, induction hob, coffee maker, dishwasher and fridge.

Kitchendining area, Rectory Farmhouse, Chart Sutton

Kitchen/dining area, Rectory Farmhouse, Chart Sutton

The impressive dining room is enhanced by a magnificent wide inglenook fireplace.

The well-proportioned master bedroom has a range of oak wardrobes and storage with matching window seat. There is an en-suite shower room with power shower. Four further double bedrooms have oak, pretty fireplaces and fitted wardrobes.

There are two family bathrooms, one with contemporary freestanding bath and a striking red slate tiled floor.

The attic rooms have potential for a variety of uses and have eaves storage cupboards.

There is a double garage with timbered elevations and hipped tiled roof. It has electric up and over doors and pedestrian access to the side. Power and light is connected.

There are three acres of gardens and grounds which includes a brick-built stable block incorporating two stables and a tack room.

Headcorn and Staplehurst stations provide regular services to London with journey times of under an hour.

Rectory Farmhouse, Rectory Lane, Chart Sutton

Price: £1.375 million

Agent: Jackson-Stops & Staff

Full details from the agent on 01580 720000.

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