Milstead, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 0SA
Guide Price £525,000
An idyllic wisteria clad country cottage
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Off Street Parking
- 1609 sq.ft.
Entrance porch | Sitting room | Dining room | Rear hall | Kitchen | Utility room | 3 Bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower room/cloakroom | Exquisite well stocked gardens | Double garage with studio over
Wisteria Cottage is an exquisite example of an English country cottage and is believed to date from the 16th Century, with a small extension to the south side being of more recent origin. The property is listed Grade II as being of architectural and historical interest and is of timber frame construction with external elevations of painted brick with a small amount of flint at the rear under a hipped peg-tiled roof with central chimney stack.
A heavy studded oak front door leads to an entrance porch with oak door opening to the sitting room. This is a lovely Lshaped room of immense character with many exposed timbers and an inglenook fireplace with mellow bricks, fitted with wood burning stove. The room is triple aspect and there are French windows to the rear terrace. The dining room has casement windows to the front, more exposed timbers, an old mullion window and a large inglenook fireplace with particularly mellow bricks, fitted with a wood burning stove. There are oak floorboards and an oak door leads to the rear staircase hall with further exposed timbers and a door to the cloakroom with shower. There is a stable door to the utility room with range of fitted units and stable door to outside. The kitchen has an Italian terracotta tiled floor and is fitted with a range of base and wall units with integral double oven and LPG hob. There is an LPG coal effect stove and windows to the front and rear.
The first floor is reached via a staircase with oak handrails. There is a landing with exposed brick chimney breast and door to bedroom 1, which has a window to the front, exposed brick chimney breast, mullion window and fitted cupboards. Bedroom 2 has a window to the front and, separated by open studwork, a storage area. Bedroom 3 faces to the rear with a door to under eaves storage. There is a large bathroom with suite of corner bath, WC and wash basin and vanity unit. On the landing there is a hatch with pull down steps to a floored loft with original peg beams, power, light providing excellent storage
Wisteria Cottage is situated in the picturesque North Downs village of Milstead in the Conservation area close to the ancient church. It is one of the interesting period houses which give the village a special atmosphere. The village has a primary school and the Red Lion gastro-pub.
There are excellent local facilities available in Sittingbourne, about 3 miles to the north, with a large Sainsbury's supermarket and a number of more traditional shops and businesses. The rail service takes from 53 minutes to London. A comprehensive range of facilities may be found in the county town of Maidstone, about 11 miles to the south-west, or the Cathedral City of Canterbury, about 18 miles to the east. Road communications are good with the M2 (Junction 5) and the M20 (Junction 8) being 5 and 7 miles distant respectively
The property is approached from the lane through twin 5-bar gates to a gravel parking and turning area with access to the double garage, which is of timber construction on a brick plinth under a clay tiled roof. Double timber doors lead to the garaging and, inside, there are steps up to an excellent studio room above. On the north side of the garage is a covered log store. The gardens are really beautiful, with a beech hedge marking the boundary with the lane and a brick path bordered by box hedging and lawns leading to the front door. Colourful borders run around the front of the property and a brick path leads to a timber garden shed in the south-east corner. The path continues around to the rear gardens, where a terrace and further colourful borders and planters are raised above the lawn level. There are some beautiful specimen trees including wild cherry, bay, laburnum, lilac, willow, maple and crab apple. The rear garden is partly bordered by a flint wall and is most secluded and, being south and west facing, provides a beautiful place for relaxing.
From the M2 leave at Junction 6 and proceed into Faversham. Turn left on to the A2. Leave Faversham and Ospringe. After about 1 mile turn left (signposted Doddington and Newham). In Doddington village turn right up the hill by the Chequers pub and continue on this road. After about 0.75 mile turn left (signposted Milstead). Continue on this road for approximately 2 miles passing over the crossroads and following signs to Milstead. At the T-junction turn left into the village. Pass the church and the property will be seen shortly after on the left hand side.