4 bed house for sale in South Street, Maidstone, ME16 (ref: 211107)Shortlist
What it's got?
Jessamine Cottage , the name being the old spelling of jasmine with which the house is still adorned along with a well-established Wisteria ,is thought to date back to 1680 and was one of the earliest Kentish ragstone and oak houses in the old Barming village. The property once formed a part of the Court Lodge farm estate and was tenanted by dignitaries such as the local tax collector and St Margarets Church organist.
The present owners have enjoyed in excess of a quarter of a century of raising a family in this beautiful Grade II Listed, quiet, semi rural yet highly accessible property and can attest to the many joys of local walks by the riverside, through the apple orchards or in Barming Oaken Woods as being a real delight of living here.
Recently connected to Maidstone by a riverside cycle accessible path at the end of this no through road, the property will prove popular with those that enjoy the countryside and make use of walks along the river or canoeing, with the beautiful East Farleigh bridge and locks one way and the open countryside of Teston and Yalding the other.
A quiet location within an active and friendly semi rural village with easy access of two miles from central Maidstone and within easy reach of three mainline stations giving plenty of options for the commuter including the M20 motorway. Good high speed internet (Virgin telecom cable ) plus mobile reception for home working connectivity and close proximity to good Maidstone schools , stations , Hospital, Blackthorn medical centre for healthcare, and easy access to town for work or play.
The house has lots to offer and is full of character with its oak beams, with the generous welcoming hallway giving access to two reception rooms of a similar size to both sides of the property. The main room offers an Inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam above. Across the rear of the property is a large kitchen breakfast room, with a sunny outlook to the rear garden, with plenty of storage space and access to a utility room plus downstairs shower room. A very useful cellar offers great storage options or additional conversion potential.
A feature returning staircase leads to the first floor with two large bedrooms and a family bathroom, all bright capturing the afternoon sun. The staircase continues to the second floor where two further double bedrooms are provided.
A major feature of this fine property is the rear garden with its original Ragstone walled perimeter of good proportions and not overlooked. It offers a beautiful English cottage garden with feature plants including established apple trees, manicured rose bushes, topiary and well stocked borders. A studio sits within the garden and offers a great place to contemplate the day or work, taking in the lovely garden aspects. Being that the property formed part of a farm estate it is bordered by an orchard over the rear.
Stamp Duty Due
Based on a sale price of £599,950 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:
Last updated: The calculators have been updated following the introduction of a stamp duty holiday until 31st March 2021.
* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.
- Status: Under Offer
- Reference: 211107