Elegent Five Bedroom Thatched House, Yalding
Grade II Listed Elizabethan thatched house. Five bedrooms three bath/shower rooms. Enormous character throughout. Stunning gardens. Plot approaching 1 acre. Double garage & workshop. Edge of village location. Convenient access to rail & road network.
A truly splendid example of a Grade II Listed timber framed thatched house perfectly positioned within its delightful gardens approaching one acre.
Believed to have formerly been two cottages dating back to the 16th Century, this impressive residence has in recent years been lovingly renovated by its current owners who have tastefully blended modern day convenience with the original character. This includes a double-sided Tudor inglenook fire place, exposed beams, original floors and leaded-light windows throughout. Each room provides stunning views of the gardens.
Currently configured as a five bedroom home with an en-suite serving the master bedroom and a family bathroom to the first floor. The ground floor benefits from a well-considered contemporary kitchen, supported by three reception areas. To the rear of the property, a substantial family room with its twin tri-folding doors affords access to a paved patio and views out over the gardens. In addition, a study/pantry, utility area and downstairs shower/cloakroom provide practicality and convenience.
The property itself is located in the hamlet of Benover, on the fringes of Yalding village which has a variety of shops, restaurants, public houses and a primary school. Paddock Wood train station is less than 5 miles away and provides excellent access to the capital with a 45 minute journey to central London terminals whilst the M20 and M26 motorway networks provide additional means of reaching London and nearby coastal towns.
ENTRANCE Wooden period entrance door opening to
ENTRANCE HALL Leaded-light casement windows to front. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Staircase to first floor. Under stairs cupboard. Tiled floor. Radiator.
DOWNSTAIRS SHOWER ROOM Exposed beams to ceiling. Walk in shower enclosure. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Low-level close-coupled W.C. Tiled floor. Radiator. Heated towel rail. Underfloor heating.
LOUNGE/DINER Leaded-light windows to front and side. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Feature Tudor exposed brick Inglenook fireplace with double-sided inset log burning stove and timber bressummer beam over. Tiled floor. Period door to garden. Radiators. Underfloor heating.
KITCHEN Leaded-light windows to front and leaded-light door to rear garden. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Bespoke fitted kitchen with a comprehensive range of eye level, drawer and base units. One and half bowl ceramic sinks, chrome mixer/quooker hot tap inset into a marble work surface. Twin integrated double ovens, ceramic induction hob and twin dishwasher. Large pantry. Breakfast bar area. Tiled floor. Radiator.
STUDY/PANTRY Leaded-light windows to front and leaded-light door to utility area. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Access hatch to loft. Exposed stone and brick chimney breast. Tiled floor. Radiator.
UTILITY AREA Leaded-light windows and stable door to rear garden. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Tiled floor. Space/plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier. Leading to boiler cupboard.
GARDEN ROOM Leaded-light windows to rear and leaded-light windows and double door to side. Twin tri-folding doors opening to patio area. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Exposed timber floor. Radiator.
STAIRCASE TO FIRST FLOOR Fitted carpet to stairs and wooden handrail. Exposed beams to walls.
LANDING Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Large linen cupboard. Exposed timber floor. Radiator.
MASTER BEDROOM Leaded-light windows to rear and side. Exposed beams to walls and vaulted ceiling. Bespoke inbuilt wardrobes and storage to eaves. Exposed timber floor. Radiator.
EN-SUITE Leaded-light window side. Exposed beams to walls and vaulted ceiling. Walk in shower/steam enclosure. Twin glass wash hand basins set upon a glass shelf and inset chrome mixer taps over. Local tiling. Low-level close-coupled W.C. Storage to eaves. Tiled floor. Heated towel rail. Underfloor heating.
BEDROOM Leaded-light windows to front and rear. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Access door to large loft area. Fitted wardrobe. Exposed timber floor. Radiator.
BEDROOM Leaded-light window to front. Exposed beams to walls. Fitted carpet. Radiator.
BEDROOM Leaded-light window to rear. Access to large loft storage. Fitted carpet. Radiator.
BEDROOM Leaded-light window to front. Exposed beams to walls. Exposed timber floor. Radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM Leaded-light window to side. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Double spa bath with shower over. Glass wash hand basin set upon a glass shelf with chrome mixer tap over. Low-level close-coupled W.C. Tiled walls and floor. Heated towel rail. Underfloor heating.
LINEN CUPBAORD Exposed beams to wall and ceiling. Exposed timber floor. Radiator
GARDENS The enchanting and delightful gardens exhibit a variety of styled areas with plants, shrubs and specimen trees rarely seen together at one property. A natural stone terrace at the rear of the property provides the opportunity to take in the beauty of the nearer garden areas. Additionally, a spiral path leads to an elevated viewing area which provides different views looking over the three ponds, the wooded garden, rose arbour, the rear of the thatched house and the neighbouring fields and woods.
A range of distinctly styled areas include an orchard, rockery, woodland area, red, blue and white themed planting areas, herb, highland, rose, alpine and succulent gardens have all been lovingly considered to ensure interest throughout the changing seasons. An attractive Victorian greenhouse has been refurbished and a sheltered brick paved patio provides practicality for the keen gardener; whilst a croquet lawn and boules/petanque area provide fun and entertainment.
GARAGING AND PARKING A five bar gate provides access to a driveway large enough for several vehicles and terminates at a double garage with workshop to rear. Power and light.
- Grade II Listed Elizabethan Thatched House
- Five Bedrooms Three Bath/Shower Rooms
- Enormous Character Throughout
- Stunning Gardens
- Plot Approaching 1 Acre
- Double Garage & Workshop
- Edge Of Village Location
- Convenient Access To Rail & Road Network