We love Aylesford village. How can you not? It has a great community spirit, some really interesting historic properties and many places to eat and drink! Our favourite eatery has to be The Hengist; a recently refurbished restaurant, bar and brasserie with a lovely al-fresco terrace. The Chequers is a more traditional pub which serves food and has a wonderful riverside terrace. You can also enjoy a light bite inside or outside at The Village Pantry or at weekends for a friendly and cosy meal Sherlocks is worth a try or perhaps a pint and a bite to eat in The Bush, public house. There are lovely riverside walks, walks through the neighbouring farmland and just on the edge of the village is The Friars; an ancient religious house open to the public with a cafe, farmers market and peaceful gardens. There is a small primary school in the centre of the village and further primary and secondary schools in the wider Aylesford area and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping with an M & S foodstore and Sainsburys just up the road. Commuters are well served with London services (changing at Strood) from Aylesford station and you’ve got access to both the M2 and M20 nearby. If this isn’t enough then the County Town of Maidstone is just 4 miles away and has a multitude of retail, educational and recreational facilities.
Glazed timber door into...
This hall is believed to have originally been a walkthrough, between the two original Tudor lodges that are thought to now form this one property. Exposed floor boards. Wood panelling to walls. Doors to drawing room, sitting room and rear lobby. From the rear lobby there are further doors to the garden, fifth bedroom, dining room and a door with stairs leading down to the cellar utility room.
Sash window to front. Feature fireplace. Exposed floor boards. Picture rails to walls. Radiator.
Sash window to front. Inglenook fireplace with carved Bressumer beam and brick hearth. Exposed floor boards. Dado rails to walls. Radiator.
Feature fireplace. Built-in cupboard. Aged, pillowed Limestone flooring. Inset spotlights to ceiling. Radiator. Window to rear.
Sash window to front. Cast iron fireplace. Exposed floor boards. Built-in cupboard. Picture rails to walls. Radiator. Timber door to front.
A hand painted 'Danmar' solid wood kitchen with Quartz worktops. Inset Butler sink with chrome mixer tap. Space for range cooker and fridge-freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Aged pillowed Limestone flooring. Exposed beam to ceiling. Windows to side and rear.
Window to rear. Exposed floor boards. Beam to ceiling. Glazed door to En-suite.
A white suite comprising shower cubicle with chrome shower mixer, semi-pedestal basin with chrome mixer tap and low level back to the wall WC. Heated towel rail. Inset spotlights to ceiling. Window to rear.
A matching range of units with worksurfaces over and inset bowl and drainer. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Brick flooring.
A wonderful timber staircase leads from the entrance hall to the first floor landing. Doors to all first floor bedrooms and both bathrooms. Window to rear. Radiator.
Sash window to front affording views over the front lawn and River Medway. Victorian style 'ducks nest' fireplace. Exposed floor boards. Storage cupboard. Radiator. Door to En-suite cloakroom.
A white suite comprising table style basin with chrome mixer tap and dual flush low level wc. Travertine tiled flooring.
Sash window to front affording views over the front lawn and River Medway. Victorian style 'ducks nest' fireplace. Carpeted flooring. Radiator.
Window to rear overlooking the well stocked gardens. Feature beams to ceiling and walls. Carpeted flooring. Storage cupboard. Radiator.
Window to side. Fireplace. Carpeted flooring. Inset spotlights to ceiling. Radiator.
A white suite comprising Victorian style 'showering machine', pedestal basin with chrome mixer tap and dual flush low level wc. Painted floor boards. Feature exposed beams to walls. Radiator. Storage cupboard. Window to rear.
A white suite comprising bath with chrome mixer tap and electric shower over, vanity basin with chrome mixer tap and dual flush low level wc. Tiled flooring and localised tiling to walls. Inset spotlights to ceiling.
Accessed via a door and timber staircase from the first floor landing. Window to rear. Carpeted floor.
A converted former stables and coach house now used for guest accommodation.
Stable door into...
A matching range of units with solid wood door fronts and work surfaces. Inset ceramic bowl and drainer with chrome mixer tap. Space for freestanding cooker, washing machine, under counter fridge and slimline dishwasher. Windows to front and side. Radiator. Timber stairs up to bedroom 2. Door to mid lobby with further doors to bedroom and shower room.
Window to side. Exposed floor boards. Feature Ragstone wall. Radiators. Door to En-Suite.
A white suite comprising bath with chrome taps and shower mixer over, table mounted basin with chrome mixer tap and low level wc. Heated towel rail.
A white suite comprising shower cubicle with shower mixer, pedestal basin with chrome taps and low level wc. Exposed floor boards. Heated towel rail.
Window to side. Exposed beams to vaulted ceiling. Exposed floor boards. Radiator.
Useful brick built attached outside toilet with low level wc and wash hand basin.
The property is approached via a set of wrought iron gates with extensive gravelled driveway. There is a lawned area directly adjoining the river with a slipway suitable to launch a small boat.
The rear gardens are a real feature of the property wrap around the front, side and rear of the property, with terraced levels raising up from the house. A great deal of thought has gone into creating this glorious, interest filled garden that really must be seen to be appreciated.
Electricity, Gas, Water and mains drainage
From our Aylesford village office turn left and proceed up the High Street. Just past The Chequers take the left fork down the cobbled street.
The property can be found at the end of the street on the right hand side.
Stictly by appointment through Bluebell Estates- 01622 717500 www.bluebellestates.co.uk
Not required as Listed BuildingIf you are looking for a stunning riverside detached home with annex in a pleasant, picturesque village with good links to London then look no further. The property sits within truly stunning landscaped gardens, tucked in a secluded position off of Aylesfords picturesque High Street and affording wonderful views over the river Medway upon which it fronts. Listed as Grade II by English Heritage, it offers a wealth of features such as lovely Tudor beams, many fireplaces including a beautiful Inglenook with carved Bressumer beam and wonderful wide exposed floor boards, original ledged doors, many Georgian doors and sash windows to the front overlooking the river. If you commute to London then you will appreciate the relaxing 1.2km riverside walk to the station which has journey times to London St Pancras in as little as 56 minutes. In our opinion, this is a true Hidden Gem that must be viewed to be fully appreciated and we look forward to showing you this beautifully presented riverside home.
Design our Boards Competition
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of taking over at Bluebell Estates in Aylesford, Managing Director, John-Paul Rafferty held a competition to design their next FOR SALE board with a £1000...