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The Green, Matfield

£875,000
  • Ref: 10119410
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • NO ONWARD CHAIN
  • Grade II Listed
  • Four double bedrooms, master with en suite
  • Three receptions
  • 2,313 Sq Ft
  • Detached tandem garage
  • EPC - exempt

Property Summary

NO CHAIN - The White House, circa 1728, Grade II listed, stands proud on Matfield Village Green. Set out over three floors, the property was once staff quarters to Matfield House. The property is beautifully presented with accommodation comprising entrance hall, three reception rooms, Shaker style fitted kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke worktops, cloakroom and cellar. To the first floor, three double bedrooms and family bathroom, and to the second floor full master bedroom suite with dressing room with exposed beams, bedroom and bath/shower room. The White House enjoys fabulous views over Matfield Village Green and a mature garden to the rear and detached garage. VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Full Details

Description
The White house stands proud on the edge of the village green and was built as the staff quarters to Matfield House. Originally one of five properties within the row of cottages which are now two, the neighbouring property being Forge Cottage, which date back to mid-1600s, with the addition of The White House which was built circa 1728. A fine example of 18th Century Grade II property, with white weather board exterior, under a Mansard roof, enjoying the idyllic location of Matfield Village Green which is within a conservation area and within walking distance of local amenities. The property offers a wealth of exposed beams and ceiling timbers. For a period property The White House offers ample natural light to every room, with good ceiling heights and the added advantage of having a very useful cellar. The accommodation offers versatility over the three floors and would equally accommodate a family or a professional couple, with easy access to Paddock Wood main line station and A21 road links. The White House benefits from a Shaker style kitchen, fired earth floors, oil-fired Aga and Inglenook fireplace to the dining room and woodstove to sitting room

Location
Matfield is a favourable Kentish village noted as a conservation area, picturesque village pond and amenities to include; out reach post office at the village hall and Hammonds award winning butchers who have taken pride of place for many years attracting customers far and wide. The Poet (Michelin Star) restaurant and, The Star family public house are all within walking distance. Fabulous country walks across orchards and open farmland.

Doctors surgery is located in the nearby village of Brenchley which offers post office, Terrys butchers, Baby Bull wine bar, primary school, doctors surgery and dentist.

The local primary school is in the village of Brenchley approximately 1.5 miles distant. Mascalls Academy offering advanced learning stream is placed on the fringe of Paddock Wood approximately 2.0 miles distant.

The town of Paddock Wood offers Waitrose Supermarket, Barsleys department store, variety of small shops, banks and chemist. Putlands Sports Centre and mainline station to London Charing Cross, London Bridge/Cannon Street, Waterloo East. In the opposite direction, Ashford International and Dover Priory.

Front
The front gate is accessed via a short walk passing Forge Cottages on the village green. Enclosed by low level brick wall and wooden gate opening through to brick footpath which leads round to the front door which is located at the side. The original front door is still in place, but unused. Part-glazed door leading to entrance hall.

Entrance Hall
Turned stairs leading to first floor, carpet as fitted. Brick flooring. Panel and latch doors leading to respective rooms. Radiator with shelf over. Door to cellar.

Reception 2/Dining room (12' 6'' x 11' 3'' (3.81m x 3.43m))
extending to 15' into beautiful inglenook fireplace. Lovely light and airy room, with two glazed 'Georgian' sash windows, to front and rear, affording views over the village green. The inglenook fireplace offers an open grate, recessed display shelves and brick hearth. Carpet as fitted and panel door to hallway.

Study/Dining room (11' 10'' x 11' 2'' (3.60m x 3.40m))
Sash window to the front. Carpet as fitted. Fireplace. TV point.

Drawing Room (21' 2'' x 12' 4'' (6.45m x 3.76m))
A fabulous room beautifully decorated, offering double aspect with bi-folding doors which lead out to rear garden, and two further side windows. Wood burning stove. Two double radiators, carpet as fitted. This room enjoys views over the mature garden and has a westerly aspect to the rear.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (17' 4'' x 11' 5'' (5.28m x 3.48m))
Measurement to include a 'Shaker' style painted kitchen of framed units with tiled worktops and hardwood edging. Taking pride of place in the kitchen is the oil-fired Aga stove (for cooking only), recessed into brick fireplace with beam over. Wall-mounted glass-fronted display cupboards and plate racking. Latch door to walk-in pantry. Inset 1.5 bowl ceramic style sink with mixer taps. Secondary glazed window which overlooks rear garden. Space for fridge/freezer. Recess for separate free-standing cooker. Spotlights to ceiling. Fired earth tiled floor interspersed with decorative tiling. Space for dishwasher. Latch door to rear lobby.

Rear Lobby
Stable door to rear garden. Shelving. Vertical radiator. Coat rack and door to cloakroom.

Cloakroom
W.C. with high level cistern. Radiator. Wash basin. Localised tiling to walls. Fired earth flooring. Radiator.

Cellar (12' 2'' x 11' 2'' (3.71m x 3.40m))
Accessed via the hallway, with latch door and light switch to the top of the brick stairs which lead down to the cellar. Plumbed sink, plumbing for washing machine, floor standing oil-fired boiler, wall-mounted fuse box and cellar pump.

First Floor Landing
Sash window enjoying views over the village green. Radiator, carpet as fitted and stairs rising to second floor. Walk-in shelved airing cupboard with large factory lagged hot water tank.

Bedroom 1 (12' 2'' x 12' 3'' (3.71m x 3.73m))
Double aspect room with two sash windows to front and side. Double radiator, carpet as fitted.

Bedroom 2 (12' 3'' x 11' 6'' (3.73m x 3.50m))
Suite of wardrobes flanking one wall, with tongue and groove panel doors. Sash window to the front. Carpet as fitted.

Bedroom 3 (12' 3'' x 10' 3'' (3.73m x 3.12m))
Sash window. Fitted triple wardrobe with hanging and shelf space. Carpet as fitted. Double radiator.

Bathroom
Modern bathroom offering panelled bath with telephone style shower taps over, pedestal wash basin, low level w.c. Complementary tiling to walls. Heated towel rail/radiator. Casement window. Shaver point.

Second Floor

Master Bedroom Suite
Comprising three rooms at the top of the landing, with dressing room, full bathroom/shower room and bedroom.

Dressing Room (11' 8'' x 11' 8'' (3.55m x 3.55m))
Enjoying a wealth of beams. Double glazed window to the side overlooking village green. Double radiator. Two double wardrobes. Carpet as fitted. Loft hatch to part-boarded loft.

Master bedroom (15' 4'' x 12' 3'' (4.67m x 3.73m))
Fabulous room with vaulted ceiling and plethora of exposed beams to ceiling and walls. Casement windows to the front. Double radiator. Carpet as fitted.

Bathroom suite (11' 6'' x 10' 2'' (3.50m x 3.10m))
Spacious bathroom with measurement to include white suite of panel bath with telephone style shower taps over, separate shower cubicle with rainhead shower, low level w.c. Exposed beams to ceiling. Double radiator. Carpet as fitted. Double glazed casement window. Heated towel rail.

Outside
Beautiful mature garden to the rear, which enjoys brick patio offering a westerly orientation. Large camellia, magnolia, silver pear, and a wide variety of shrubs too numerous to mention. Sited to the side of the garden, discreetly hidden, are two oil tanks and a footpath which leads down to detached garage. Small summerhouse. Outside tap. Armour plated cable which runs to the garage and summerhouse, providing light and power. Side access leading round to the front of the house.

Detached tandem garage
Light and power and access via a personal door which leads to the property.

Specification
Two 1200 litre oil tanks, with plug in reader to the kitchen.
Immersion heater in airing cupboard. Oil-fired boiler in cellar. Part-boarded loft over the dressing room. Circa 1728. Grade II listed. There is a pump which runs the water system in the master bedroom suite, for the bath and shower. The location is in a conservation area.