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.
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.
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I think this house is just superb, with the most magnificent rural viewsDavid Johnston