Handsome & majestic Grade II listed village property of immense character, centrally located in the picturesque village of Mereworth, set in stunning grounds of about 2.1 acres.
The Malthouse is a most imposing and substantial village property set in delightful, landscaped gardens and grounds, in the heart of Mereworth village. The property sympathetically combines the distinct architectural styles of the 19th century yellow brick manor house with the striking red brick malthouse, linked by a contemporary glass extension, together with a generous oak weatherboarded extension to the rear. The property has been thoughtfully renovated and beautifully finished to a high specification, with versatile and extensive accommodation approaching 7,000sq ft. Salient features include the striking curved central staircase, exposed ceiling timbers and brick walls, some vaulted ceilings, solid wood flooring, feature fireplaces and modern bathrooms. The property benefits from a substantial detached garage, ample parking, a former cottage (with planning consent) and additional outbuildings all set in wonderful grounds of just over 2 acres.
The principal reception rooms comprise a formal drawing room with attractive fireplace and a west-facing bay window which incorporates double doors opening out to the gardens and a dining room also enjoying a westerly aspect and combined, provide an excellent space for formal entertaining.
A substantial sitting/family room which is situated in the central glass extension is a wonderful space for family living and entertaining, featuring a fitted bar area and bi-fold doors opening to the rear terrace and enjoying garden views.
A study has an outlook to the front with an attractive fireplace and storage cupboard.
The double aspect kitchen/ breakfast room is well-equipped with a stylish range of base units and a kidney-shaped central island, with integral appliances and space for an American style fridge/freezer. There is an elegant hexagonal dining area enjoying views over the garden.
A utility room has a wealth of additional storage, space for further appliances and incorporates a pantry store.
A useful boot room and cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation to the main wing of the house.
A cellar houses a substantial wine store and the boiler room.
Stairs rise from the sitting/family room and the entrance hall to the principal first floor accommodation where the main suite comprises a bedroom, fitted dressing room and contemporary en-suite bathroom.
There are three further bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and two with fitted storage, all served by a family bathroom with separate shower, arranged over the remainder of this portion of the first floor.
There is a second kitchen/sitting room arranged over the ground floor within the east wing, with contemporary kitchen fitted with a range of base and wall units and an adjoining generous sitting area.
There is also a gym/yoga studio, cloakroom and separate shower completing this floor.
Stairs lead to the first floor where there are two bedrooms served by en suite facilities and a dressing room.
The accommodation to the east wing provides versatile living space, ideal for multi-generational living, nanny/au-pair annexe or potential income stream/holiday let.
There is planning consent to add a swimming pool/leisure complex adjoining The Malthouse. (Ref 06/03373/FL).
The property is approached via a five-bar gate to the large courtyard offering parking for several vehicles. Arranged to the front of the main house are beautifully maintained formal gardens providing a charming focal point, with gravel and paved walkways leading to the front door and gardens to the western boundary.
From the courtyard, a driveway continues down one side of the property to the substantial triple garage with space for 6 cars which incorporates a workshop, cloakroom and store room.
To the eastern boundary, overlooking the courtyard is Malt House Cottage', a former two storey cottage, which benefits from planning permission for works to Malt House Cottage to facilitate its use as a residential annexe (Ref: 21/00298/FL granted in September 2021). The planning permission comprises plans for a two bedroom cottage with open plan kitchen/sitting/ dining room and cloakroom to the ground floor and two en-suite bedrooms to the first floor.
The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property, combining formal and cottage gardens with park-like manicured lawns. To the west of the property the gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs, trees and clipped hedging to the borders.
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This is such a unique and impressive house - I love the combination of character and contemporary features throughout, together with the charming gardens and groundsDavid JohnstonProperty agent