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  • Much admired, offering spacious family living
  • Historic, Detached, 15th century listed Village property
  • 5 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms
  • Well maintained gardens
  • Tandem garage, further off road parking
  • Private setting, within the picturesque village of Old Loose
  • Village location yet close to all amenities
  • An internal viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this unique property

Situated within the sought after Loose Valley Conservation Area, in the heart of the village lies this prominent handsome detached Grade II, 5 bedroom character property. Retaining many of its period features throughout, nestled behind a stone wall with stunning gardens, parking for 7 + cars with tandem garage.

Description

Betwixt a Chapel and a well reputed Public House, lies this beautiful period family house. Dating from circa 15th Century with later additions, this handsome timber framed property with rendered fa├žade and brick and ragstone to the rear offers 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, entertaining hall, study, lounge, dining room, snug and spacious kitchen/breakfast room. The gardens surround the property with established beds edging the lawns and meandering brook. A garden/store room provides a focal point to admire this beautiful property.

The ribbed entrance door with flat lead hood leads into a large entrance hall with recessed close studded area with diamond mullion windows, door to study room with window over garden. A stone fireplace is the focal point of the room with wooden bressumer housing a woodburner. A paneled oak door provides access to the rear terrace and views through the leaded windows of the gardens. Steps lead to the inner hall with rear staircase to 1st floor, inner door to main lounge and onward to snug fitted with coal effect, gas fired burner within the open fireplace, bay window to rear gardens, deep recessed cupboard, sisal carpeting. The kitchen lies to the rear with wooden units under a granite worktop, gas fired 2 oven aga within an open fireplace with bressumer above, space for fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. A large area provides space for a dining table with views to the garden and access to the garden through a stable door, or through a lobby with WC and entry to side access and parking area.

The dining room lies to the front with casement window and half glazed door with bracketed hood offering secondary entry to the front garden (currently secured) the stripped pine flooring and heavily beamed ceiling leads through to the spacious lounge with 4 light casement windows with moulded cornice and further internal 2 light mullioned window allowing light to the inner hall.

From the rear hall the staircase with moulded balusters ascend to the first floor and five double bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 lies over the snug with wooden floor, bay window to garden, built in wardrobe with wooden surround fireplace inset with decorative tiles. Bedroom 2 has an ensuite shower room with washbasin and vanity unit, bedroom 3 has wide planked flooring with 3 built in wardrobes, exposed beams to ceilings and walls with an interconnecting room/dressing area. Bedroom 4 has wide planked flooring, exposed cross beam, window to front. Bedroom 5 is vaulted exposing the stunning crown post, exposed beams to ceiling and views to both the front and rear gardens. The family bathroom offers a roll top bath, shower unit with his and hers sinks built within a vanity unit. The WC lies within an internal area providing privacy.

Within the property there are beautifully exposed beams, close studded to the ground floor with arch braces, the diamond mullioned windows have been restored within casement frames together with stunning diamond leaded Windows. A fine crown post is on display to the 1st floor bedroom together with an arch brace, the attic space provides for vast storage or subject to planning further accommodation.

Gardens and Grounds

A pure delight, the trickling of the stream meandering through the gardens, onward to join the river Medway, it stands proudly behind a stone wall with wrought iron gate for pedestrian access. Lawned areas are edged with established shrubs and trees offering quiet places to enjoy the south west facing gardens. A shingle driveway to the side provides parking for around 7 cars, together with a tandem garage with storage above. To the rear of the garage an area has been delineated to a garden/store room with decking providing a sunny area to relax and enjoy the views of the garden. There are 2 further garden stores tucked away within the garden.

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