Chapel Street, Ryarsh, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5JU | Property for sale | Savills
222.69 sq m
Guide price £950,000(57,317,706 EGP)

Chapel StreetRyarsh, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5JU

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Semi-rural location
  • No onward chain
  • Character features
  • Versatile accommodation
  • West Malling station approx. 2.9 miles
  • West Malling town approx. 2.4 miles
  • Superb grounds & woodland of about 3.55 acres
  • Garaging & ample off road parking

Charming village home of character, set in lovely gardens of over 3.5 acres.

About this property

  • Heavers House is a charming detached property, built in the 17th century with later additions and situated in a semi-rural location, on a quiet road and on the edge of this picturesque and sought after village. The property is offered with no onward chain and comes to the market for the first time in over 48 years, offering the incoming purchaser scope to update, subject to the necessary building consents. The spacious and well-proportioned accommodation is arranged over three floors, further enhanced by character features including striking inglenook fireplaces and exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Also of note are the five double bedrooms, together with the superb grounds of over 3.5 acres which have a glorious southeast aspect, far reaching countryside views, garaging and ample off-road parking. Heavers House also benefits from an excellent position for road and rail links, being approx. 2.4 miles and 2.9 miles from West Malling town and station, respectively.

    Historical note: Heavers House is named after its early occupant Jeremiah Heaver (1735-1796), a farrier, whose name is cast alongside that of the local Rector, in the treble bell that has hung in Ryarsh Church since 1779.

    Reception rooms comprise a bright and well-proportioned sitting room with an inglenook fireplace inset with a wood burning stove and bread oven, a dining room also with a striking inglenook fireplace and a Victorian-style timber framed orangery by Amdega of excellent proportions provides access to and lovely views over the gardens. There is also a study with a view to the rear.

    A country-style kitchen is well-equipped with a range of wall and base units, an integral oven and space for a dishwasher, with an adjoining breakfast room providing an ideal area for informal dining.

    A utility room with further storage and space for appliances and a shower room complete the ground floor.

    Arranged over the first floor are four double bedrooms, all with wash basins and a family bathroom.

    A further staircase leads to a versatile and fully boarded attic with dormer windows, previously arranged as a bedroom.

    A low level brick wall encloses the property with a wrought iron pedestrian gate leading to the pitched roof porch, and climbing roses and a fig tree to the front elevations. There is a parking area for several vehicles and a tandem garage with power and light connected incorporates a workshop and a storeroom.

    The south east facing gardens are a wonderful feature and provide a delightful backdrop to the property, with a paved terrace, ideal for al fresco entertaining. The garden is predominantly laid to a level lawn, interspersed with fruit trees and with mature evergreen hedging and a variety of established deciduous trees to the boundaries providing year round interest and a high degree of privacy. Within the gardens is a covered well and pump (currently not in use), a greenhouse and a useful garden store, and towards the rear of the plot, a field with a large duck pond and two areas of woodland.

    In total, the plot amounts to about 3.55 acres.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A delightful period home, benefitting from your own land and tranquil setting!

Oliver HodgesProperty agent

Local information

  • Heavers House is situated about one mile from the historic Pilgrims Way that runs along the base of the North Downs, and the National Trust Coldrum Long Barrow.
  • Shopping: Ryarsh village offers an OFSTED 'Outstanding' primary school, a popular public house, a church hall and a village hall, with neighbouring Birling village providing a Montessori nursery and a public house. West Malling (2.4 miles) benefits from a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, together with Manor Park Country Park.
  • Mainline Rail Services: West Malling (2.9 miles) to Victoria/Charing Cross/Blackfriars/Ashford International. Sevenoaks (11 miles) to Charing Cross/Cannon Street/London Bridge/Waterloo.
  • Primary Schools: Ryarsh, Platt and Offham.
  • State/Grammar Schools: Wrotham, Maidstone, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Gravesend and Dartford.
  • Private Schools: Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Rochester.
  • All distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Sevenoaks, proceed in an easterly direction on the A25 through the villages of Seal, Borough Green and St Mary's Platt. At the Wrotham Heath traffic lights turn right onto London Road and continue for approx. two miles. Turn left onto Roughetts Road and continue for approx. 0.5 of a mile before turning left and then taking the immediate right signposted Workhouse Road. Continue for approx. 0.3 miles before turning right on to Chapel Street and Heavers House will be found on the right.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G