A charming house of character on the edge of the North Downs

The Croft is a truly elegant family house dating from around 1840. The accommodation is light spacious and superbly planned and has wonderful features including shutters, cornicing and impressive fireplaces. The front of the house enjoys a delightful southerly aspect and views over the gardens and meadow. The house is arranged over lower ground, ground, first and second floors is generously proportioned and is a wonderful family house. The property is on the market for the first time in seventy years and has only had three families in occupation.

The white rendered elevations under a slate tiled roof are of traditional construction, the property has numerous features and attributes.

This property has 4 acres of land.


The property is approached through a charming tarmac driveway which forms a circle and sweep around the house. There is an area of cobbles adjacent to the detached Coach House, the Coach House which is of brick and stone construction with weatherboarding and a slate tiled roof incorporates the stables, tack room and includes two carports with hayloft above. This property has much potential subject to the usual planning consents being obtained.

The gardens are delightful and have been beautifully planted with free draining chalk soil the property has been opened under the national garden scheme and has won the gold award twice for the Kent Wild Life Trust.

In all about 4 acres


The property lies in the North Downs area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has fabulous local amenities all within easy reach. The pretty village of Detling has a recently opened community shop, a public house and a wellknown church, together with the neighbouring villages of Thurnham and Bearsted offering local amenities serving all the day to day needs.

Maidstone the county town of Kent is a short distance away and offers a comprehensive range of shopping, recreational and cultural amenities.

Despite being easily accessible the property is close to the countryside and is within walking distance of the recently planted vineyards at Thurnham.

For the commuter the mainline stations are Bearsted and Maidstone.

For the motorist a number of major road routes are easily accessible namely the M20 and M2 motorways.


From J7 of the M20 proceed north on the A249, taking the first turning on the right signed Detling, continue into the village and bear left at the church. Continue to the centre of the village and turn right into Pilgrims Way. Proceed for a few hundred yards where The Croft will be found on the right hand side.

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Other features

  • Light spacious accommodation with wonderful features
  • Detached Coach House with stabling and tack room
  • Carports and work store
  • Delightful gardens and meadow, a woodland walk
  • In all about 4 acres

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Ref: SVN200124

Pilgrims Way, Detling Maidstone Kent ME14

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Ref: SVN200124

Pilgrims Way, Detling Maidstone Kent ME14

Guide Price