Virtual viewing available: Handsome village house with coach house in a picturesque setting
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The Hermitage is a handsome village house of painted brick under a slate roof which has been owned by the same family since the 1950s. Thought to date to 1850, the property offers bright, well-proportioned accommodation, parts of which are in need of some updating. The Coach House was refurbished to a high standard in 2014 and the properties are set in a pretty walled garden.
The front door opens into an entrance hall, from which an elegant staircase rises to the first floor and doors to left and right lead to the main reception rooms. The sitting room has a cast iron fireplace and bay window. The study is opposite, also with a fireplace and the bay window is a fine place for a desk from which to enjoy the magnificent view across to the church tower. A doorway leads to the library beyond. The dining room is at the rear of the house, is of a good size with views over the garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of units and beyond this is a utility/boot room and a door into the double garage. There is a cloakroom and stairs to the ragstone lined cellars, with two chambers and a wine cellar.
The bright principal bedroom has an adjoining shower room, and both this and bedroom 2 enjoy views to the church. Bedroom 3 is another good sized room with garden views and a bathroom opposite. Bedroom 4 is on the second floor, together with more storage.
The Coach House The detached Coach House stands to the south of the main house and is of brick under a tiled roof. It has been comprehensively modernised and now provides a stylish and comfortable living space. A porch leads to a large reception room, with brick fireplace, fitted shelving and a wood laminate floor. The kitchen is fitted with painted cabinets with wooden work surface.
Stairs rise to the first floor where there are two bedrooms, a bathroom and store room. There is further attic storage.
This property has 0.44 acres of land.
The Hermitage is set back from the village street behind a brick wall. The house is approached through gates, set in brick pillars, leading to a drive with access to the large garage; the drive then passes in front of the house, leading to The Coach House.
The house sits in a completely walled garden with a lawn to the front bordered with some mature specimen trees including a mulberry and a large magnolia grandiflora. To the rear of the house a terrace leads to a further expanse of lawn interspersed with fruit trees and with herbaceous borders to either side. A privet hedge divides this area of the garden from a vegetable garden.
The Hermitage is set in the heart of the Conservation Area of Boxley, almost opposite the village green and church. Boxley village is most picturesque, being set at the foot of the North Downs in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Village facilities include the church and the village inn, the Kings Arms.
The county town of Maidstone offers a wide range of educational, recreational and shopping facilities. There is a new M & S store at Eclipse Park, within 2 miles. Further supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury's are within easy reach.
The village is well placed for transport communications with the M20 and M2 within easy reach. Rail services to London from Maidstone take from 62 minutes., and from Ebbsfleet 19 minutes to London St Pancras or 13 minutes to Stratford International.
Enter Boxley village from the south and the drive to the property is on the left after about 200 metres, just before the Kings Arms Inn.Read all
- Entrance hall
- 4 Reception rooms
- Principal bedroom with en-suite
- 3 Further bedrooms and family bathroom
- Coachhouse with sitting room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and bathroom
- Walled Garden
- Double garage
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