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If youre on the lookout for a family home in the south-east not too far from London, this extended five-bedroom, semi-detached house on the south side of Maidstone in Kent might just fit the bill. With plenty of amenities nearby, the property is conveniently located not too far from the town centre but offers new owners plenty of interior options too.
On a main bus route into town, all the amenities of a large conurbation are never too far away but close by are the Loose Medical Centre, a Sainsburys Local, the Shepway Youth and Community Centre and South Park (yes, but not that one) offering tennis courts, a skate park, floodlit all-weather pitches, grass playing fields, a childrens play area and pavilion. The traditional and historic Wheatsheaf pub with a history dating back to 1830 is on the corner while Maidstone Grammar School – rated outstanding at its last Ofsted inspection in 2013 and Parkway Primary, rated good in 2015, are both within a short distance. The town is served by two railway stations linking with either St Pancras or Victoria in London both approximately an hour away – while the M20 makes travelling to London or Folkestone by car relatively simple.
The property is partially screen by mature hedges to the front, with a block-paved area, bordered by low walls and timber fencing providing off-street parking. The extensive rear garden includes a patio with raised deck area adjacent to a sizeable pond. There is also an alfresco dining area next to a wicket gate which opens onto a block-paved pathway leading past a mature tree and shrubs to a large lawn. A separate, paved seating area can also be found in the lower reaches of the garden along with a sizeable timber shed.
Rated D on its EPC, the property boasts double glazing and is equipped with a programmable, gas-fired central heating system with thermostat and with thermostatic control valves fitted on all radiators.The double front doors open into an enclosed porch, ideal for storing outdoor shoes and coats. A separate door then opens into the carpeted hallway with stairs rising to the first floor with a storage cupboard beneath. Solid wood internal doors repeated through the property – open into the study, a separate WC with sink to the left and the lounge and kitchen/diner to the right. The carpeted lounge has a large bay window overlooking the front of the property and includes a feature fireplace with wood surround and mantle with a white marble hearth. The large, modern fitted kitchen has tiled floors and black work surfaces complemented by dark splash back tiles, with a breakfast bar separating the work area from the main dining space. Wooden base and wall units incorporate an eye-level electric oven while the kitchen is also equipped with a separate gas hob with extractor over, a stainless steel sink with rinser bowl and mixer tap, and space for an upright fridge-freezer. An external door leads into the rear garden while the tiled dining area is accessed via an open arch. Double three-quarter glass and UPVC doors open from the dining area into the carpeted conservatory with another set of double doors then leading on into the garden. Stairs to the first floor lead to the landing with solid wood internal doors opening onto three double bedrooms one with in-built wardrobe with floor-to-ceiling mirrored doors and two good sized single bedrooms as well as the house bathroom, equipped with pedestal sink, low level WC and bath with shower over and glass splash screen.
In our opinion, this is a property ideally suited to a family with children. The number of rooms available offer new owners numerous options when it comes to accommodation with the large rear garden providing plenty of space for young children. However, as ever, wed recommend a viewing to both to fully appreciate the standard of accommodation on offer and the convenient location.
Lounge: 14 2 (4.31m) x 12 0 (3.66m)
Study: 10 8 (3.26m) x 6 6 (1.98m)
WC: 6 6 (1.98m) x 3 3 (0.96m)
Kitchen: 15 9 (4.79m) x 8 8 (2.65m
Dining room: 12 1 (3.68m) x 10 2 (3.11m)
Conservatory: 13 2 (4.01m) x 12 0 (3.66m)
Bedroom 1: 12 2 (3.70m) x 12 1 (3.69m)
Bedroom 2: 12 1 (3.68m) x 10 3 (3.13m)
Bedroom 3: 8 3 (2.52m) x 7 11 (2.42m)
Bedroom 4: 10 10 (3.29m) x 6 11 (2.12m)
Bedroom 5: 12 4 (3.75m) x 6 11 (2.12m)
Bathroom: 6 5 (1.95m) x 5 10 (1.77m)
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by Esale. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.