Savills | The Street, Mereworth, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5LZ | Property for sale
2,855 sq ft(265.24 sq m)
Guide price £1,270,000

The StreetMereworth, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5LZ


    Key features

    • Elegant Grade II listed Georgian house
    • Central village location
    • Stylish & versatile accommodation
    • Character features
    • Delightful landscaped walled garden
    • Detached garage
    • About 0.2 of an acre

    Elegant Grade II listed Georgian detached house of character and charm, situated in a conservation area, set within delightful established gardens in a village location.

    About this property

    • Black Lion House, 79 The Street is an elegant Grade II listed Georgian detached house, situated in the popular village of Mereworth and within a conservation area. The property has been the subject of complete refurbishment and updating by the current owners, with the versatile, stylish and beautifully presented accommodation arranged over three floors, with many period features and ideal for entertaining and family living. Salient points include contemporary kitchen and bathroom suites, attractive fireplaces, multi pane sash windows with New England style shutters, vaulted ceilings, column radiators, picture rails and some paneling. Of particular note is the charming landscaped garden featuring a cobbled terrace and deep well stocked borders, together with off road parking and a detached garage. The property also benefits from stunning views over farmland to the front and rear.

      The principal reception rooms comprise a drawing room and sitting room both featuring fireplaces with wood burning stoves and an outlook to the front. The dining room has an outlook to the rear, and paneling to dado height.

      The impressive vaulted kitchen/breakfast room is a superb space, with a comprehensive range of bespoke wall and base units with work surfaces extending to provide a breakfast bar and incorporating a double butler sink and a separate preparation sink. Appliances include a gas fired 4 oven Aga and a Bosch dishwasher. There is also a useful larder cupboard. Bi-folding doors open to the rear terrace.

      A utility room has space for appliances, a separate boot room and cloakroom.

      The principal bedroom is located on the ground floor with direct access to the rear terrace and a bay window. There is a vaulted ceiling and fitted wardrobes. A cupboard provides storage and has a sink providing a kitchenette area if required.

      The stylish en suite bathroom is well appointed and has a separate shower cubicle.

      Stairs rise from the hall to the split landing where the charming family bathroom is located featuring a roll top bath and separate shower cubicle.

      There are three bedrooms on this floor, two with an outlook to the front and one has a basin and outlook to the side and rear.

      Arranged over the second floor are two further bedrooms with sloping ceilings and an outlook to the front and sides.

      To the front of the house is a granite setts parking area which leads to the detached garage, with power and light connected. To the rear of this building are two separate storage rooms.

      The attractive gardens are a real feature and provide a delightful backdrop to the house. There is a small front garden with a path leading to the front door. To the rear is a generous cobbled terrace which provides an excellent area for al fresco entertaining. Steps lead to a level area of lawn flanked by deep well stocked borders and to the perimeter is an attractive brick wall. In the garden is a log store and compost area. The storage rooms to the rear of the garage are accessed from the rear garden.

      Agent note: Photographs taken in October 2015.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I think this house is just superb, with the most magnificent rural views

    David JohnstonProperty agent

    Local information

    • Black Lion House is located in the village of Mereworth which has a primary school, church, village hall and Mereworth Castle.
    • Local Shopping: West Malling (3 miles), Kings Hill (2 miles) and Hadlow (3.6 miles) all offer good local amenities including post office, greengrocers, bakers and pharmacy; Hadlow also has a farm shop, primary school, doctors, dentists, library and agricultural college. Kings Hill provides supermarkets including Waitrose and Asda, chemist, vet, doctors and dry cleaners.
    • Comprehensive Shopping: Tonbridge (7 miles), Sevenoaks (12 miles) and Bluewater (20 miles).
    • Mainline Rail Services: Sevenoaks (11.8 miles) Tonbridge mainline station (7.1 miles) to London Bridge/Charing Cross/Cannon Street. Borough Green mainline station (5.4 miles) West Malling mainline station (3.6 miles) to London Victoria.
    • Primary Schools: Mereworth (0.2 miles by footpath), Hadlow, Shipbourne and Plaxtol.
    • Secondary Schools: Judd Boys Grammar in Tonbridge, Tonbridge Girls Grammar in Tonbridge, Maidstone Grammar School, Invicta Grammar School, Oakwood and Maidstone Boys Grammar and Weald of Kent Girls Grammar School.
    • Private Schools: The Preparatory Schools at Somerhill. Hilden Oaks and Hilden Grange in Tonbridge. Senior schools: Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. Kent College, Sutton Valence.
    • Leisure Facilities: David Lloyd Tennis & Fitness Club at King's Hill. Nizels Golf and Fitness centre in Hildenborough. Tonbridge School gym and pool open to the public. Poult Wood Golf Club, Tonbridge. Also in Tonbridge are outdoor and indoor swimming pools, the Angel Leisure Centre and a range of sporting clubs to include football, baseball, swimming and sailing. Many footpaths in the surrounding area.
    • Motorway Links: Excellent access to the motorway network at Wrotham onto the M20 Junc 3 & 4, M26 2a linking to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. The adjoining road networks offer links to London, Canary Wharf, the Dartford River Crossing, Bluewater and the South Coast. There is also convenient road access to Channel Tunnel Terminus at both Ashford International Station and Ebbsfleet International Station with high speed rail services into central London and Europe.
    • All distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Black Lion House is located in the village of Mereworth which has a primary school, church, village hall and Mereworth Castle.
    • Local Shopping: West Malling, Kings Hill and Hadlow both offer good local amenities catering for everyday needs including post office, greengrocers, bakers and pharmacy; Hadlow also has a farm shop, primary school, doctors, dentists, library and agricultural college. Kings Hill provides supermarkets including Waitrose and Asda, chemist, vet, doctors and dry cleaners.
    • Comprehensive Shopping: Tonbridge provides supermarkets and other high street retailers as well as many Pubs and Restaurants, as does Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Bluewater Shopping Centre.
    • Mainline Rail Services: Sevenoaks (11.8 miles) Tonbridge mainline station (7.1 miles) to London Bridge/Charing Cross/Cannon Street. Borough Green mainline station (5.4 miles) West Malling mainline station (3.6 miles) to London Victoria.
    • Primary Schools: Mereworth, Hadlow, Shipbourne and Plaxtol http://schoolsfinder.direct.gov.uk/
    • Secondary Schools: Judd Boys Grammar in Tonbridge, Tonbridge Girls Grammar in Tonbridge, Maidstone Grammar School, Invicta Grammar School, Oakwood and Maidstone Boys Grammar and Weald of Kent Girls Grammar School.
    • Private Schools: The Preparatory Schools at Somerhill. Hilden Oaks and Hilden Grange in Tonbridge. Senior schools: Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. Kent College, Sutton Valence. (some schools offer a bus service from Mereworth and Kings Hill.
    • Leisure Facilities: David Lloyd Tennis & Fitness Club at King's Hill. Nizels Golf and Fitness centre in Hildenborough. Tonbridge School gym and pool open to the public. Poult Wood Golf Club, Tonbridge. Also in Tonbridge are outdoor and indoor swimming pools, the Angel Leisure Centre and a range of sporting clubs to include football, baseball, swimming and sailing. Many bridle and footpaths in the surrounding area.
    • Motorway Links: Excellent access to the motorway network at Wrotham onto the M20 Junc 3 & 4, M26 2a linking to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. The adjoining road networks offer links to London, Canary Wharf, the Dartford River Crossing, Bluewater Shopping Centre and the South Coast. There is also convenient road access to Channel Tunnel Terminus at both Ashford International Station and Ebbsfleet International Station with high speed rail services into central London and Europe.
    • Directions: From Sevenoaks, proceed in an easterly direction on the A25 through Seal village, Borough Green and St Mary's Platt. At the traffic lights at the end of this road turn right onto London Road and take the next right turn onto Seven Mile Lane. Continue along for 3.1 miles then turn left onto The Street Mereworth. Continue along this road where Black Lion House will be found along on the left hand side.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold