West Street, Hunton, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 0RY | Property for sale | Savills
3,588 sq ft(333.34 sq m)
Guide price £1,750,000(€1,995,369)

West StreetHunton, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 0RY

    Key features

    • Beautiful Grade II listed family home, renovated to a high standard
    • Stylish Leicht kitchen with automatic wall cupboard
    • Well proportioned rooms, many with good ceiling heights and sash windows
    • Excellent detached annexe accommodation
    • Thatched double garage and generous parking area
    • Set in a prime rural location whilst well placed for popular local schools
    • Biomass boiler system with RHI scheme in place
    • No onward chain

    Beautiful Grade II listed six bedroom family home, together with detached annexe, with gardens and cobnut platt.

    About this property

    • Durrants House is a handsome Grade II listed house, understood to date from the 16th century or earlier, with later 18th century or early 19th century façade. This substantial six bedroom family home together with its excellent detached single storey annexe are set well back from the road, in lovely lawned gardens with a cobnut orchard, in all totalling over 3 acres.

      The delightful house retains a wealth of characterful features, including an abundance of exposed timbers and beams, multi paned sash windows and period fireplaces. The current owners have made a significant number of improvements including the installation of a stylish contemporary kitchen, bath and shower rooms, together with quality oak joinery and the addition of a Herz biomass wood pellet boiler, serving both the house and annexe, and registered as part of the government's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

      The ground floor has four reception rooms including a sitting room with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove, a dining/family room with Chesney wood burning stove and French doors to a south westerly facing terrace, a flexible playroom and a pretty study with display recesses. A study area links the sitting room and dining/family room.

      The kitchen/breakfast room by LEICHT Kuchen AG has Corian worksurfaces and includes a Mercury range cooker, Quooker tap, an integral fridge and dishwasher. Situated off the kitchen is a utility room providing further storage and a walk in larder/store cupboard.

      Two staircases lead to the first floor where there are four attractive bedrooms, a family bathroom and a separate shower room. The main bedroom enjoys a dual aspect and has fitted cupboards, one of the other bedrooms benefits from a dressing area. A steep staircase leads to the attic floor where there attic bedrooms five and six complete the internal accommodation.

      Durrants House is approached over a gravel drive edged on either side by expansive lawns with a superb American oak tree and indigenous mixed hedging to the perimeter. There is a thatched double garage, electric car charging point and a boiler store houses the Herz boiler and wood pellets.

      The annexe, within the curtilage of the Grade II listed house, is located a short distance from the house, overlooking the gravel and kitchen/ cutting gardens. Internally it comprises a light vaulted open plan space with fitted kitchen/breakfast area to one end and sitting area with wood stove to the other. There is a main bedroom, dressing room (possible bedroom two) and a modern shower room.

      The gardens stretch away to the south west with lawns, wild flower areas, various fruit trees include mulberry, cherry and apple and other specimen trees, continuing through to a cobnut platt, with mown pathways. There is a polytunnel, greenhouse, old stables, store and kennels.

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    I love the proportions of the handsome family home, it has so many period features, but has been refurbished with modern elements

    Duncan PetrieProperty agent

    Local information

    • Marden (5.2 miles) has a good range of shops and amenities including butchers, bakers, three convenience stores, farmshop, cafe, two independent gyms and popular sports club with hockey, tennis, cricket and petanque facilities. More comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities can be found in Maidstone, Ashford and Tunbridge Wells.
    • Mainline rail services: Marden (5.2 miles) and Staplehurst stations (7 miles) have fast and frequent services to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Ashford has a high speed service to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
    • An excellent selection of schools exist in the area in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary levels.
    • The M25 via the A21 can be accessed at J5 and the M20 via J8 both providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airport and other motorway networks.
    • *All distance and travel times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Biomass heating system via radiators to house and annexe. Mains water, electricity and drainage.
    • Maidstone Borough Council - Annexe Tax band A
    • Directions: From Staplehurst proceed in a northerly directions towards Linton and after 3.8 miles turn left into Redwall Lane. Continue for 2 miles and turn right into East Street and then shortly left into West Street and into Hunton village. The drive to Durrants Farmhouse will be found shortly after Bishops Lane on the left hand side.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H