CHARING, KENT - 5 Bedroom Detached

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  • Character Detached Edwardian Family Home
  • Sought After Private Road Location
  • Wealth of Original Features
  • Impressive Drawing Room
  • Kitchen, Utility Room & Breakfast Room
  • Useful Cellar
  • Detached Double Garage
  • Established Rear Garden
  • Total Plot of 0.26 Acre
  • View to Appreciate
An elegant yet substantial detached character Edwardian family residence, built in 1907, boasting many features from the period, situated in gardens of quarter of an acre, in a private road, one of the most sought after locations in the village of Charing.

This striking property cleverly blends old fashion character and charm with modern day luxuries, which have been carefully integrated throughout. Some of the original features include exposed timber floors, high skirting boards, feature fireplaces, high ceilings, an original larder and cellar, whilst more contemporary essentials include a fully fitted kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, modern family bathroom with corner bath and gas fired central heating via radiators.

Accommodation comprises an Entrance Porch, Boot Room, Downstairs Cloakroom, Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Snug, Fitted Kitchen, Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Cellar, Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom, Four Further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Established Front & Rear Gardens, Driveway and Detached Double Garage.

Manton House enjoys an important historical background, having been commissioned during the First World War, between November 1916 and December 1918, as a Voluntary Aid Detachment hospital for the convalescence of injured soldiers. Since then, the property has been enjoyed as a large family home, with four elegant, spacious reception rooms and four double bedrooms on the first floor and a stunning second floor bedroom measuring 24'6” x 19'4”. Outside, the property benefits from established lawned gardens along with a driveway with detached double garage to the side.

Burleigh Road is a private road situated just outside the centre of the village of Charing. The village sits between the foot of the North Downs with the Pilgrim's Way and the Green Sand Ridge, a rural area rich in farming, some 5.5 miles west of the larger market town of Ashford and 13 miles east of Maidstone. Charing enjoys an interesting mix of village shops, pubs, restaurants, church, primary school and doctor's surgery. Transport links are well supported with a main line railway station in the village, providing access to London Victoria and Ashford International station which benefits from the High Speed train service to London, reducing the journey time to 37 minutes. Junction 9 of the M20 motorway is some 5 miles distant and junction 8, some 8 miles distant, both providing direct access to London and the Kent coast.


Entrance Porch:
Part glazed entrance door and window to side, quarry tiled floor.

Boot Room: 6'11” x 6'3” (2.11m x 1.90m)
Window to front, quarry tiled floor, wash hand basin.

Downstairs Cloakroom:
Window to front, quarry tiled floor, low level w.c., gas fired boiler serving central heating and domestic hot water.

Entrance Hall:
Exposed timber floor, coved ceiling, stairs to first floor landing, archway to;

Dining Room: 14'7” x 11'4” (4.44m x 3.45m)
Window to front, exposed timber floor, feature tiled fireplace, two radiators, picture rail, coved ceiling.

Drawing Room: 26'4” x 14' (8.03m x 4.27m)
Bay window to front, two windows to side, French doors and window to rear, exposed timber floor, four boxed radiators, feature fireplace with ornate surround and inset mirror, television point, coved ceiling, picture rail.

Snug: 11' x 10'11” (3.35m x 3.33m)
Bay window to rear, feature tiled fireplace and two fitted bookcases, carpet, radiator, picture rail, coved ceiling.

Breakfast Room: 13'1” x 11' (3.99m x 3.35m)
French doors to rear, walk-in larder with window to side.

Kitchen: 10' x 8'1” (3.05m x 2.46m)
Window to side, door to side, range of fitted wall and base units with inset single drainer one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap, built-in double oven and inset gas hob with overhead extractor hood, plinth heater.

Utility Room:
Window to side, fitted butler sink, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher.

Cellar:
Arranged as two rooms, meter cupboard.

First Floor Landing:
Window to side, carpet, picture rail, two radiators, built-in understairs cupboard, stairs to second floor.

Master Bedroom: 14' x 12'10” (4.27m x 3.91m)
Windows to front and side, carpet, radiator, concealed fireplace, picture rail, telephone point.

En-Suite Bathroom: 12'1” x 10'8” (3.68m x 3.25m)
Window to front, Victorian style three piece bathroom suite comprising roll top bath with mixe tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., two heated towel rails, range of wall to wall fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 2: 14'1” x 11' (4.29m x 3.35m)
Windows to side and rear, laminated flooring, radiator, fitted vanity unit, picture rail, two built-in shelved cupboards.

Bedroom 3: 14' x 12'10” (4.27m x 3.91m)
Windows to side and rear, laminated flooring, radiator, tiled open fireplace, picture rail.

Bedroom 4: 11' x 11' (3.35m x 3.35m)
Window to rear, laminated flooring, radiator, two built-in wardrobe cupboards, picture rail.

Family Bathroom:
Window to front, panelled corner bath with mixer tap and electric shower over, low level bidet, wash hand basin with mixer tap and fitted cupboard under, built-in airing cupboard housing lagged hot water tank and window to side.

Separate W.C:
Window to side, low level w.c.

Second Floor Landing:
Velux window to side, carpet, access to walk-in, boarded loft space.

Bedroom 5:
24'6” narrowing to 20'4” x 19'4” narrowing to 12'11” (7.47m narrowing to 6.20m x 5.89m narrowing to 3.94m) Windows to front and rear, two radiators, feature fireplace with windows either side, two access points to eaves space.

Front Garden:
Landscaped gravelled front garden with an abundance of shrubs, wrought iron fencing, parking space, pathway to front door, driveway leading to;

Detached Double Garage:
With up and over door, power and light.

Rear Garden:
Large established garden, principally laid to lawn with herbaceous borders and large paved patio area, side pedestrian access.

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