Liverton Hill, Sandway, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 2AH | Property for sale | Savills
308.62 sq m(3,322 sq ft)
Guide price £1,150,000

Liverton HillSandway, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 2AH

    Key features

    • Former working fruit farm, having been in the same family for 58 years
    • Occupying an elevated position with wonderful far reaching views
    • Listed detached four bedroom farmhouse in need of updating
    • Excellent two bedroom cottage
    • Perfect property for multigenerational living
    • Beautifully planted mature gardens, in all over four acres
    • Good access to the M20 and local schools including the grammars in Maidstone
    • Outbuildings and garaging with great potential (STP)

    Grade II listed four bed farmhouse, detached two bed cottage and various outbuildings in an elevated situation with wonderful views across the Weald.

    About this property

    • Ivy House Farm enjoys an elevated setting, with wonderful panoramic southerly views over its pretty established gardens and land, across the Weald and beyond towards Fairlight on the south coast.

      The property having been in the same ownership for over 58 years, during which time it was a productive fruit farm, features an historic Grade II listed four bedroom farmhouse and a pretty detached two bedroom cottage, combined they amount to just under 3,000 sq ft and they offer the perfect opportunity for multi generational living.

      Adjacent to the house are some very adaptable outbuildings incorporating the former farm offices, workshops and a now decommissioned double height 30ft x 15 ft cold store. They offer an exciting prospect for conversion, subject to all necessary planning consents.

      The period farmhouse is believed to date from the 15th or early 16th century, with 20th century additions. It comprises two main reception rooms, an entrance hall, a fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room with Neff ovens, integral fridge and dishwasher, a utility room and a garden room/conservatory. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, three with a dual aspect and lovely views, a bathroom and a separate WC. There is a further external WC.

      Ivy Cottage lies a short distance away from the house to the south east. It consists of a pretty principally single storey property which was converted in 1997. The well presented split level accommodation with painted floorboards, includes a hall, a sitting room with wood burning stove, lovely views and French doors to a terrace. There is a dining room, a kitchen with space for various freestanding appliances and a door leading to the pretty enclosed garden for the sole use of the cottage. There are two bedrooms, served by a bathroom with modern white suite. Steps lead up to an extensive, extremely useful attic space, spanning the length of the house.

      Ivy House Farm can be accessed via two separate entrances, where there is parking and access to the garaging. The gently sloping gardens stretch away to the south east, with lawns interspersed with an array of seasonal shrubs, perennials, specimen trees, two streams crossed by a little bridge, a pond and wild flower areas. There is a small cox apple orchard, a mower/log store and two greenhouses. Two parcels of land, formerly orchards, lie to the south and are bisected by a central track.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I love the panoramic views from the house and cottage, it offers so much potential for multi generational living

    Duncan PetrieProperty agent

    Local information

    • The charming and historic market village of Lenham is about 2.4 miles away where there are a good variety of shops catering for everyday needs together with restaurants, public houses, a library and several schools. More extensive shopping can be found in Maidstone (9.8 miles) and Ashford (12 miles). Bluewater shopping is located just off the M25 Junction 2 (A2/M2).
    • There are many highly regarded schools in the area in both state and private sectors.
    • Frequent services run to London Victoria and Ashford station from Lenham station in about 73 minutes and 14 minutes respectively. Eurostar trains are available from Ashford International. A high speed train service runs from Ashford to London St Pancras in about 38 minutes.
    • * All distances and mileages are approximate

    Additional information

    • Services: Main House: Oil fired central heating. mains water, electricity and drainage.
    • Ivy Cottage: Oil fired heating (shared oil with main house). Mains water, electricity and drainage.
    • Council tax: Ivy Cottage - Band D
    • * Please note the total square footage 3,322 sq ft on the website is for both properties.
    • Directions: From M20, Junction 8 take the A20 to Lenham, turn right into the town and pass through Lenham into the square and travel out towards Grafty Green and Headcorn. After about 2.6 miles the entrance to the property will be found on the right hand side. what3words: annotated.invite.beard
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F