MAIDSTONE, - 4 Bedroom property

For Sale - £ 1,395,000

  • Beautiful Detached Twin Roundel Oast House in Tucked Away Location
  • Detached Three Bedroom Annexe
  • 2.15 Acre Plot Principally Laid to Grass
  • Stunning Views Across Farmland to the North Downs
  • Flexible & Spacious Accommodation
  • Electric-Gated Driveway
  • Double Garage with Workshop
  • Detached Office/Workroom
  • Old Pole Barn with Huge Potential
Tucked away down its own private electric gated driveway overlooking open farmland to the rear, this imposing oast house has been in the same family, who originally restored it, for over 26 years. In that time it has been much loved and cared for with a recent three bed detached annexe addition, ideal for those looking to move the whole family into their own private complex.

This Oast was originally part of the neighbouring farm and subsequently purchased and separated. Time and consideration was taken to restore the property as it offers the most private and best located plot of the small hamlet of Old Shelve. It was extensively restored from a shell to what you see now, a characterful yet practical home with beautiful features such as two large roundels with working cowls, exposed brick and timbers. Garaging, office, storages sheds along with a large pole barn offer further potential.

On arriving you are greeted by an electric gated shingle driveway that leads you to a large parking area for several vehicles at the oast or annexe. The manicured gardens sweep round the side and rear of the oast with hidden seating areas, an extensive flagstone sun patio area, dining areas along with a tucked away path which over looks the neighbouring farmland with far reaching views to the North Downs. The annexe also benefits from its own private rear garden, both gardens feature a variety of shrubs and trees. Behind the annexe is a grassland field measuring approximately 0.8 acres which could be suitable for a horse or small ponies.

On entering the oast you arrive at an attractive entrance hall and are immediately struck by the hue of the exposed brick and quarry tiled floor. A 30'7" (9.32m) long living/dining room with central through woodburner leads away from the left with a sitting room roundel to your right, a utility/cloakroom and through to a charming kitchen/breakfast room roundel. To the first floor there is a spacious landing, a principal bedroom and guest bedroom both with en-suite bathrooms, two further generous roundel bedrooms and a shower room.

One of the great features of this property is the detached annexe. This fully heated, insulated and double glazed cabin measures 60ft in length and is a home in itself. It features a beautiful open plan living/dining room/kitchen with feature woodburner, main bedroom with en-suite dressing and shower room, two further bedrooms and a shower room. Outside there is a lovely decking area overlooking the countryside and a lawned garden to the rear.

Locality: Old Shelve is situated amidst rural farmland, midway between the sought after villages of Lenham and Charing. Lenham is an historic market village situated some 9 miles east of the county town of Maidstone.

The village enjoys an interesting mix of local shops, restaurants, pubs, church, doctor's surgery and benefits from a monthly Country Market held in The Square. Public transport is well catered for with a main line railway station in the village providing access to London Victoria and Ashford International station which benefits from the High Speed 37 minute service to London St Pancras, whilst excellent road links to London and the Kent coast are accessible at junction 8 of the M20, some 7 miles distant.

Such individual properties of this calibre, situated in such a private location, are rarely seen on the open market and we therefore strongly recommend viewing the property internally to fully appreciate the flexibility, size and style of accommodation on offer.

Directions: From the village centre in Lenham, leave the village Square heading towards Charing along the Old Ashford Road. At the A20 Ashford Road, turn right and proceed along the main road towards Charing. After the right hand turning for Lenham Heath, take the next turning on the right into a farm signposted Old Shelve. Drive past the Manor and Stables on your left then go left where you will see the private gated entrance.

The Oast:

Ground Floor
Entrance Hall: 18'1" x 10'10" (5.51m x 3.30m) at largest
Sitting Room (Roundel): 19'7" (5.97m) at largest
Dining Room: 31'10" x 15'10" (9.70m x 4.83m) at largest
Living Room: 28'6" x 19'3" (8.69m x 5.87m) at largest
Kitchen (Roundel): 19'7" (5.97m) at largest
Utility/Cloakroom: 6'6" x 6'5" (1.98m x 1.96m)

First Floor
Principal Bedroom: 19'10" x 12'0" (6.05m x 3.66m)
En-Suite Bathroom: 10'1" x 7'9" (3.07m x 2.36m)
Guest Bedroom: 16'1" x 9'11" (4.90m x 3.02m)
En-suite Bathroom: 7'9" x 6'11" (2.36m x 2.11m)
Bedroom (Roundel): 19'7" (5.97m) at largest
Bedroom (Roundel): 19'7" (5.97m) at largest
Shower Room: 7'1" x 6'9" (2.16m x 2.06m) at largest

The Annexe:

Entrance Hall: 13'9" x 24'1" (4.19m x 7.34m) at largest
Reception Areas/Kitchen: 20' 8" x 19' 8" (6.29m x 5.99m)
Utility: 9'2" x 6'5" (2.79m x 1.96m)
Shower Room: 8'0" x 5'11" (2.44m x 1.80m)
Principal Bedroom: 13'9" x 12'0" (4.19m x 3.66m)
En-suite Dressing Room: 9'1" x 8'2" (2.77m x 2.49m)
En-suite Shower Room: 8'2" x 4'3" (2.49m x 1.30m)
Bedroom: 14'9" x 8'5" (4.50m x 2.57m)
Bedroom: 13'9" x 12'0" (4.19m x 3.66m)


Office/Workroom: 12' 6" x 12' 5" (3.82m x 3.78m)
Garage: 20' 2" x 18' 1" (6.15m x 5.52m)
Workshop: 9' 3" x 20' 4" (2.81m x 6.19m)
Pole Barn: 58' 8" x 20' 10" (17.89m x 6.36m)
Shed: 29' 8" x 9' 8" (9.04m x 2.94m)