This beautifully renovated, semi-detached, four-bedroom period property brings an innovative modern edge to a stunning old schoolhouse. With the first floor laid out across two separate sections and accessible via two different staircases, the layout, design, and finish make this property one of the most unique and desirable listings on the market. Originally, the entire building was a school with separate living quarters for the pupils and the headmaster, hence the unusual layout. Now the front part of the building has been split in two providing two separate properties. This one is the right-hand side of the original structure and extends back towards the surrounding fields and countryside.
The ground floor comprises a wide entrance hall, two reception rooms including a large lounge and a dining room to the rear, a kitchen come utility room, a double bedroom, and a family bathroom. Upstairs are three double bedrooms including a master suite with shower room.
As you enter the property via the arched storm porch you are greeted by a most welcoming entrance hall with plenty of room for hanging space for coats and shoes, or even to store bikes. Immediately ahead is the first of the four double bedrooms. To the right is a beautifully finished high-ceilinged lounge room with large windows flooding the space with natural light. From here is the sophisticated Howden's kitchen with quality work surfaces, stylish grey units, and glass cooker hood over the gas hob. Around to the right is the utility area with modern appliances, and a side door out to the patio at the side of the building which wraps round to the rear. Off the kitchen is a bright hallway that leads to the family bathroom which comes with a bath with shower, chrome towel radiator, and contemporary wall tiles. Finally, to the rear of the property is a large dining room with patio doors out to your rear garden. Outside is an expansive patio, and an area which will be turfed providing a lovely west-facing garden which is not overlooked. You have far-reaching views over the Linton countryside and surrounding areas; it is a fantastic private space which will provide unlimited enjoyment in the summer months.
From the hallway off the kitchen is one of your two staircases that leads up to two double bedrooms. Both rooms are full of character with their angled ceilings and are joined via a small landing and a WC. The bedroom to the rear boasts stunning views over the rolling fields behind the house.
From the main entrance hall is the other staircase that leads up to the master suite that occupies the full length of the front section of the building. Here the period character of the original building is perfectly coupled with its newly introduced modern twist, with black beams visible through the clean bright white finish of the walls and angled ceilings. At the top of the stairs immediately on the right is a shower room, equally as modern and stylish as the family bathroom downstairs. The rest of the floor is occupied by a gorgeous double bedroom that has a section off it ideal for storage, perhaps even as a modest walk-in wardrobe.
Additionally, the property benefits from off-street parking for at least two cars, rear access via a side gate, and a brick-built outside storage area.
Linton is a village that is full of character and charm and is in a conservation area that provides most of the village with fabulous views across to the Weald of Kent. Linton Park is a Grade I listed building at the east side of the village and for any cricket lovers Linton Park Cricket Club play within the grounds of Linton Park country home. There is one delightful public house - 'The Bull' - opposite the church, and a children's playground off a lane near the bottom of the hill which can be found at the end of a path just above the turning for Wheelers Lane. Cornwallis Academy is a secondary school located in the adjacent parish of Loose.
The village is less than four miles from Maidstone Town Centre for all the shops, bars, and restaurants, and for quick links into London or to the coast from the train stations. Plus, plenty of local amenities in the adjacent villages of Loose and Boughton Monchelsea, and a large Morrison's just four miles away.
All in all, this is a wonderful property in a beautiful village location in the glorious Kent countryside, and is one that you cannot afford to miss. So, give the Knight Edmonds team a call today to book a viewing.
Based on a sale price of £575,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:
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