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Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, ME17

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4 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Maidstone

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  • Historic Grade II Listed House
  • In Need of Updating & Refurbishment
  • Edge Of Village Location
  • 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath/shower Rooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Beautiful Gardens, Just Under 1 Acre
  • Detached Garage & Workshop/Store
  • Chain Free

Tilts House is a handsome, classically proportioned grade II listed period farmhouse with Georgian facade set in just under 1 acre of part walled beautiful gardens (tbv) near the village of Boughton Monchelsea in need of updating & refurbishment. The accommodation, over 4 floors includes a large cellar and 2 second floor rooms along with 3 reception rooms, spacious kitchen/breakfast room with 4 oven aga, 4 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms. detached garage/workshop/store. ample parking. Views. offered chain free.

The Accommodation Comprises of : Entrance Hall, Drawing-room, Dining room, Kitchen/Breakfast room, Utility Room/Scullery, Inner Hall, Cloakroom, Study, Cellar. Split level first-floor landing, Four Double bedrooms, Dressing room, 2 Bath/shower Rooms, 2 second floor rooms. Detached double garage with Workshop/Store, ample parking, Part Walled Gardens extending to just under 1 acre (tbv).

Location: Tilts House is situated on the periphery of Boughton Monchelsea village. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Boltone, which means 'where Willows grow'. Commonly known as Quarry Hills, Boughton Monchelsea lies on the ragstone ridge situated between the North Downs and the Weald of Kent. Locally quarried ragstone has been used in construction of some of our national treasures including Westminster Abbey, Rochester Castle and original parts of St. Pauls Cathedral. Boughton Monchelsea's Norman church, which overlooks the Weald, was built in around 1100. The church lychgate was constructed in 1470 and is believed to be the second oldest in the country.

Locality: The village has a few shops and a couple of welcoming historic country inns, further shopping facilities are to be found in nearby Coxheath and Staplehurst. Maidstone is some 4 miles away offering a wider variety of in and out of town shopping centres, supermarkets, theatres, cinemas, restaurants and bars.

Ideally positioned for the commuter is Marden railway station (some 6 miles away) providing services to London Bridge, Waterloo, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Maidstone East Station provides services to London Victoria in an hour or so. Marden also connects to Ashford International which provides a fast service to St. Pancras and to Europe.

The Motorway network (M20) can be easily accessed at Junction 8 near Hollingbourne or Junctions 4,5,6 & 7 near Maidstone.

Kent is renowned for the quality, choice and commitment to excellence of its educational system in both the public and private sector. Noteworthy schools in the area include: Sutton Valence Independent School (preparatory and senior) and the Maidstone Grammar Schools. Tilts House is also well placed for Benenden (girls) and Tonbridge(boys) Schools and King's in Canterbury,.

Tilts House History: Originally called Tilts Farmhouse, Tilts House is believed to date back to the early 18th Century with early to mid- 19th Century alterations. However, internal timbers suggest a much more historic origin. The house was Grade II listed in the 1960s and unusually both the Fleur–de-Lys railings and the stone mounting block at the front of the house are listed in their own right.

Description: Tilts House is a handsome Grade II listed period farmhouse with a Georgian façade but believed to have much earlier origins. Of Flemish bond brick construction, the house features attractive sash windows to the front, along with fireplaces, flagstone floors, an 18th century dog-leg staircase and exposed timbers internally.

The beautiful part walled gardens extend to just under 1 acre and feature pretty, mature planted borders, an orchard area, terraces for outdoor entertaining and a kitchen garden. The detached double garage has an attached garden store/workshop to the rear and there is ample parking.

Wooden front door to:

Entrance Hall: Flagstone floor, staircase with painted balustrade to the first floor. Door to the dining room and door to:

Drawing Room: 4.57m x 4.500m Double aspect room with wooden sash window with shutters to the front, sash window to the side. Painted panelled walls, ornate fire surround inset with cast-iron wood burning stove on stone hearth, shelved recess to one side. TV point. Door through to study/snug.

Dining Room: 4.75m x 4.63m Sash window enjoying views over the front garden. Brick fire surround with bressumer beam over inset with basket for open fire. Shelved recesses to both sides with cupboards below, dado rail, wall light points. Door to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 5.10m x 4.69m (max.) Double aspect room with windows to rear and side enjoying views over the garden, door leading out to the rear terrace. Fitted with range of cream wooden painted base and wall units with roll edge worktop over inset with one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit. Space for electric cooker, tiled splash backs. Four oven oil fired Aga set into chimney recess with bresummer beam over. Tiled floor. Exposed ceiling and wall beams. Bookshelves. Door to inner hall. Step up to:

Utility Room/Scullery: 2.80m x 2.80m Window enjoying views over the rear garden. Fitted with matching range of units with wood block worktop over inset with butlers sink, plumbing for washing machine. Grant oil fired boiler Two double doored storage cupboards with central space for American-style fridge freezer. Matching tiled floor. Exposed beams.

Inner Hallway: Doors to Cloakroom, study/snug and:

Cellar: 4.44m x 4.95m & 4.89m x 3.50m Stone steps with wooden handrail is to dry brick lined cellar with brick floor . Door to second room also dry, brick lined with brick floor.

Cloakroom: Window to rear. Fitted with white suite comprising WC with wooden seat, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, mirror, glass shelves.

Study: 4.35m x 3.64m Window to the side with door leading out to the side garden. Wooden fire surround inset with basket for open fire on stone hearth with shelved cupboards to either side. Dado rail with painted panelled walls. Door back through to the drawing-room.

Stairs with wooden painted hand rail and part panelled walls to the:

Split level first floor landing: Sash window to the front enjoying views over countryside beyond. Part panelled walls, stairs with door to second floor.

Bedroom Two: 4.54m x 4.44m Wooden sash window enjoying far-reaching rural views to the front. Picture rail. Door to wardrobe cupboard with small window to side, small wall mounted wash hand basin, hanging rail and shelves.

Bedroom One: 4.87m x 4.79m Wooden sash window enjoying far reaching rural views to the front. Wooden fire surround inset with elevated cast-iron basket for open fire. Picture rail, exposed beams. Door to wardrobe cupboard with small window to side, hanging rail and shelves. Double doored wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail and shelves. Door with two steps down to

Dressing Room: 4.29m x 2.57m (max.) Wooden window to side. Double doored shelved cupboard. Wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail and shelf. Door to the rear landing and door to:

Bathroom: Wooden window overlooking the rear garden. Fitted with white suite comprising WC with wooden seat, wall mounted wash hand basin, panelled bath with telephone shower over, set into tiled surround, part tiled walls. Curtained recess housing hot water tank with slatted shelves.

Bedroom Three: 3.27m x 3.14m Twin wooden windows enjoying views over the rear garden. Door to

Jack and Jill Bath & Shower Room: Wooden window enjoying views over the rear garden. Fitted with white suite comprising WC with wooden seat, console pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash backs, mirror, shaver point/light over. Bath with telephone shower over, set into part tiled surround. Fully tiled corner shower cubicle with sliding door and Mira Elite shower. Inset ceiling lights. Wall mounted electric heater. Chrome towel rail. Door to the landing.

Bedroom Four: 4.18m x 3.92m (max.) Sash window to side. Part painted panelled walls. Fire surround inset with cast iron elevated basket for open fire with tiled hearth and slips. Wardrobe cupboards with hanging rails and shelves.

Steps and door to the:

Second floor: Half landing with small window to the rear. Vaulted ceiling with extensive exposed timbers. Old wooden doors to both rooms.

Room One: 4.38m x 3.60m Small window to rear. Part vaulted ceiling with extensive exposed beams. Door to storage cupboard.

Room Two: 5.68m x 3.60m Small window to rear. Part vaulted ceiling with extensive exposed timbers.

Outside: The property is approached from the road via wrought iron pedestrian gate with brick pillars set into fleur-de-lys iron railings with paved pathway leading to the front door with extensively planted rose beds to either side and level area of lawn. Vehicular access is via electronic double opening wooden gates leading to the extensive tarmac and gravelled driveway, opening out to parking and turning area and giving access to the:

Detached double brick built garage with remote controlled up and over door to the front, personal door to the side and sliding door leading to the attached workshop/store at the rear with doors leading out to a raised paved terrace.

The part walled rear garden is beautifully planted with a vast array of well- established shrubs and trees, with good size areas of level lawn interspersed with hidden seating areas along with an orchard and kitchen garden. Outside tap and outside lights.

Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating. Electrical energy recovery system connected to Solar panels (installed on the garage roof).

Broadband: High Speed Available (tbv)

Floor Area: 288 m2 approx.(excluding cellar 44 m2 approx.)

Council Tax Band: 'G'

EPC Rating: N/A

Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council

Directions: Leave Maidstone on the Loose Rd, A229, heading south, signposted Hastings. After approximately 3 miles turn left at the Linton crossroads, into Heath Road, B2163. Continue into Boughton Monchelsea, passing the Cock Inn on the left. Tilts House will be found after a short distance on the left.

From the M20 - Junction 8 Exit: Proceed easterly along the Ashford Road (A20) towards Harrietsham, at the third roundabout turn right onto the B2163 signposted to Leeds and Sutton Valence. Continue through Leeds village and into Langley Heath. On reaching the Five Wents crossroads (Plough Inn) crossing the A274, continue on the B2163 until reaching the Boughton Monchelsea village sign on the left, Tilts House is almost opposite on the right.

Viewing: All viewings by appointment through the Country Property Group. A member of the team will conduct all viewings, whether or not the vendors are in residence.  

Property Ref: 577920_103096001976


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