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Darman Lane, Laddingford

  • Ref: 7552662
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • EPC: D - 2,451 Sq. ft

Property Summary

Moonrakers is a beautifully presented detached Georgian period home nestled in a semi rural location on the edge of Laddingford Village. The property boasts many character features with pretty double glazed modern Georgian windows and fireplaces to many rooms alongside a framed fitted family kitchen and extremely spacious conservatory which leads out to the garden and overlooks farmland. Accommodation comprising entrance hall, three reception rooms, utility area, cloakroom. Beautiful double gallery landing offering oak balustrade. Double aspect Master bedroom offers a large en suite, guest bedroom with en suite, two further bedrooms and attractive family bathroom. Detached double barn style garage and gardens backing onto orchards and farmland VIEWING ESSENTIAL.

Full Details

Moonrakers is believed to have been built about 1840 offering modern double glazed Georgian style windows. Character features include ornate cornicing and high ceilings, charming fireplaces, antique style modern radiators and good size rooms. During the 1980's a two story extension was added to the north eastern side of the building and approx 15 years ago a conservatory was added on the western side. In 2010 the property was re-roofed and a new double garage built approximately 4 years ago.
The kitchen is well designed with frame units and granite work surface and doors lead off to conservatory and playroom or dining room. Moonrakers is well screened from Darman Lane by a mature hedge, the private driveway leads to a detached double garage, the garden surrounds the house and adjoins an orchard. Laddingford is a small village surrounded by orchards and farm land, situated almost mid way between Paddock Wood and Yalding. Laddingford has a primary school, bus service and The Chequers Inn. A far wider range of amenities including mainline railway station is to be found at Paddock Wood 5 - 10 minutes drive away. Equally convenient is the A228 which connects with the A21 and M20 and both lead to the M25.

Nestled on the fringes of Laddingford village almost opposite Laddingford primary school and approximately 1 mile distant from Yalding village.

Yalding village offers shopping for everyday needs, with general store and post office, family run pubs and Thai restaurant. Dispensing doctors surgery, Farmers Market, Yule Tide Fayre, bus route to the neighbouring town of Maidstone to include bus service to Maidstone Grammar schools and Mascalls Academy with advanced learning stream. The larger town of Paddock Wood, approximately three and a half miles distant, offers a variety of shopping facilities to include Barsleys Department Store, Butchers, Bakers, Chemist, Library, Woodlands Health Centre, Putlands Sports Centre. Maidstone, in the opposite direction, is approximately five miles distant, with a wider variety of shopping and recreational facilities.

There is a Main Line railway station at Paddock Wood, with services to London Charing Cross, Cannon Street via London Bridge, in the opposite direction, Ashford International, Dover Priory, and there is a link line from Yalding to Paddock Wood and to Maidstone.

Double glazed front door leads into the entrance hall which is graced with an oak floor and oak staircase which leads to a double gallery to the landing. Modern antique style radiator, under stairs storage, oak door with inset bevelled glass leads to the rear of the sitting room. Further two doors to dining room/playroom and another entrance to sitting room

DRAWING ROOM (20' 4'' x 18' 4'' (6.19m x 5.58m))
A lovely light double aspect room with double glazed Georgian style window to front and double casement doors lead to conservatory with windows to the side. Two modern antique radiators and TV aerial point. Fireplace housing a cast iron log burner on a brick hearth. Two doorways to hall and door to kitchen. Carpet as fitted.

KITCHEN (15' x 12' (4.57m x 3.66m))
Measurement to include an attractive range of framed base and wall mount units offering under pelmet lighting directed onto the feature granite working surfaces with matching upstands. Undermount double sink with mixer taps. Integrated dishwasher, Rangemaster Professional + cooker with six gas burners, grill, two ovens and warming drawer plus extractor above. Pull out larder unit. AEG refrigerator and freezer. Ceiling lights, radiator, windows to side and rear; doors to drawing room, conservatory and door to Playroom/Study.

DINING ROOM (12' x 12' (3.66m x 3.66m))
This room is painted in a soft eau de nil colour scheme with double glazed Georgian style window to front, Victorian fireplace, antique style modern radiators, oak floor and chandelier by separate negotiation.

CONSERVATORY (20' x 12' 6'' (6.1m x 3.81m))
Double glazed conservatory set on a low level wall and pendant light, tiled floor, ceiling vents, two sets of double doors to garden plus doors to rear hall, drawing room and kitchen. This lovely family room takes full advantage of overlooking the garden and open farmland.

PLAYROOM/STUDY (12' x 11' 10'' (3.66m x 3.61m))
Accessed from the kitchen with window to the front and side, radiator, TV aerial point and carpet.

UTILITY ROOM (8' 2'' x 6' 11'' (2.49m x 2.11m))
Modern utility room which has been totally refurbished in recent years to include Butler style sink with mixer taps, cupboards to either side, floor to ceiling cupboard housing plumbing for washing machine and shelf for tumble dryer, large walk-in airing cupboard, tiled floor, pretty linen coloured bevelled brick tiling to walls with contrasting trim, double glazed door to outside garden patio, door to cloakroom.

The WC offers a mid level cistern, Burlington sink on chrome stand, double glazed opaque window, heated towel rail radiator, down lights to ceiling and matching tiling to utility room. Tiled floor.

Beautiful double gallery to the landing with oak balustrade and large double glazed window to the front which streams in the sunlight, doors leading to respective rooms, loft hatch with pull down ladder, light and part boarded. Radiator.

MASTER BEDROOM (13' 9'' x 11' 10'' (4.19m x 3.60m))
The master bedroom is located to the rear of the house taking full advantage of rural views from the double aspect double glazed windows offering a light and airy room, space for three double wardrobes, light grey carpet as fitted and radiator. Door to en suite.

EN SUITE (8' 6'' x 7' 7'' (2.59m x 2.31m))
Fitted in recent years with double shower cubicle offering modern rain head shower, low level WC, undermount sink set into double cupboard with complementary light coloured tiling to walls, tiled floor, down lights to ceiling, heated towel rail radiator.

GUEST BEDROOM (11' 10'' x 11' 6'' (3.60m x 3.50m))
Situated at the front of the house with double glazed window, feature Victorian fireplace, radiator and carpet as fitted. Door to en suite shower.

Attractive turquoise tiling to shower cubicle, close coupled low level WC, wash basin inset into contemporary cupboard, shaver point, tiled floor, heated towel rail/radiator and down lights to ceiling.

BEDROOM 3 (13' 5'' x 11' 10'' (4.09m x 3.60m))
Window to front and radiator.

BEDROOM 4 (11' 10'' x 8' 10'' (3.60m x 2.69m))
Double glazed window to front, Victorian fire surround, radiator and carpet as fitted.

A most attractive bathroom with double ended roll top bath with claw feet fitted with telephone shower and taps, pedestal wash basin, part opaque sash window with views from the top half overlooking the farm land, localised white tiling to walls with black trim, dark charcoal floor tiles, heated towel rail radiator. Down lights.


The front garden is screened by a tall mature Beech hedge, to the side is a gravel driveway with parking and turning space in front of the barn style doube garage. The rear garden is south west facing and adjoins an orchard with rural views beyond. The gardens are not overlooked by any other properties and are mainly laid to lawn with play area laid with bark chippings. Post and rail fencing.

The detached double barn style garaging offers light and power. This has been erected in recent years.

Agents note
The owners are purchasing a piece of the agricultural land behind Moonrakers which should complete by the end of March. Please refer to plan.