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Seller Insight When asked what first attracted us to Boarden Cottage, my immediate thought was ‘location, location, location’. Set back from the road on a little lane in the middle of farmland, we are treated to views of orchards to the front and fields at the back. It’s so rural and yet we’re close to all of the amenities we require,” says the vendor. “We’ve lived here for just over 35 years and have made a number of changes. Perhaps our favourite was the addition of the L-shaped garden room which gets the sun from 8am through to 8pm in the summer. It’s a perfect space to relax. We also converted the separate kitchen and dining rooms into one large kitchen diner with a big, central island.” “There is plenty to do in the local area and the stations offer easy access into London. There are some lovely walks accessed straight from the front door and it’s just a short drive to Linton Park. We used to be members of the local tennis club and we enjoyed popping to the coffee shops in nearby Headcorn which also has a Sainsbury’s supermarket.” “The house is ideal for all seasons. The garden room comes into its own in the summer, whilst the wood burner keeps the living room cosy in the winter and the AGA does a great job of warming the kitchen diner. It really is a fantastic, family home.” “The fully enclosed garden is a great space to enjoy family BBQs. Our children, and now grandchildren, enjoyed playing outdoors and we even kept ponies when they were younger. There are always plenty of birds at the feeders and it’s just a lovely place to relax.”

* These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

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Step inside Boarden Cottage

Set on a pretty country lane is this lovely detached 4 bedroom family home. Once a pair of cottages dating from around 1920, the properties were converted around 50 years ago into this good sized detached home. The property has been well maintained and greatly improved in recent years by the current owner. The renovations and editions include opening up the kitchen and dining room into a large, bright and airy space which leads into the glorious sunny L-shaped garden room. There have also been the additions of good quality double glazing, an alarm system and cavity wall insulation to the ground floor only. There are outstanding views of your land and the surrounding countryside from all sides of the property. On the ground floor, situated at the front, is a good size formal lounge with a feature fireplace and wood burning stove. The open plan dining room looks out over the gardens at the rear and extends into the re-fitted kitchen with feature island and Aga cooker.There is also a useful utility room, boot room and cloakroom. The real feature of the downstairs is the L-shaped garden room with high vaulted ceiling and the perfect place to enjoy the views. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, the master being a good size and with an en-suite shower room, a further family shower room and family bathroom. All bedrooms have wardrobes or storage. THE HOUSE ENTRANCE HALL Multi paned front door leads into the hallway. Stairs to the first floor. Double glazed windows to the side. Built in cupboard. Carpeted. LOUNGE Double glazed windows overlook the front with views over countryside. Feature brick fireplace with oak beam and fitted wood burning stove. Built in cupboard housing meters. Carpeted. DINING AREA Large double glazed window looking out to the rear. Open plan to the re-fitted kitchen. Door leads through to the boot room and cloakroom. Karndean flooring. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Double glazed window overlooking the rear and door through to the garden room. Matching range of quality units in oak and contrasting blue/grey with light white quartz coloured stone worktops. Built in dresser unit, freestanding kitchen island with AEG induction hob and cupboard housing a freezer. Inset twin bowl sink, under cupboard lighting, fitted conventional oven, integrated dishwasher and fireplace recess housing a twin oven Aga. Walk in pantry cupboard with fridge and fitted shelving. Karndean flooring.

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GARDEN ROOM Lovely L-shaped room with double glazing and doors that lead out to the garden. High vaulted ceiling with blinds. Uplighters. Tiled flooring with underfloor heating. UTILITY ROOM Double glazed window to the side. Fitted cupboard and matching worktop. Floor mounted boiler. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Vinyl flooring. BOOT ROOM Double glazed window to the side. Door leads out to the side of the property and into the garden. Under stairs cupboard. Coat rack. Vinyl flooring. Door to cloakroom. CLOAKROOM Double glazed windows to the side and rear. Corner sink unit. W.C. Vinyl flooring. LANDING Double glazed window to the side. Airing cupboard. Access to the loft space which is half boarded. Carpeted. MASTER BEDROOM Double glazed window to the front. Large run of fitted wardrobes with storage cupboards over. Part vaulted ceiling. Further fitted walk-in wardrobe. Fitted gas fire. Carpeted. Door to the en-suite shower room. ENSUITE Double glazed window to the side. Large walk-in shower cubicle with shower over. Vanity style wash hand basin set in unit with glass top and cupboards under. Part tiled walls. Carpeted. BEDROOM 2 Double glazed window to the front. Built in cupboard. Fitted gas fire. Picture rail. Carpeted. SHOWER ROOM Double glazed window to the rear. Large walk-in shower with power shower over. Fitted airing cupboard. W.C. Twin matching ‘his and hers’ sinks set in a vanity unit with cupboards under and matching display shelves. Twin set of heated mirrors. Towel rail. Vinyl flooring. BEDROOM 3 Double glazed window to the rear. Range of built in wardrobes and storage space over. Fitted wash hand basin. Carpeted. BEDROOM 4 Double glazed window to the rear. Range of fitted wardrobes with storage space over. Fitted wash hand basin. Carpeted. BATHROOM Double glazed window to the rear. Suite comprising panelled bath with Victorian style mixer tap. Part tiled walls. W.C. Wash hand basin set in vanity unit with cupboards under. Towel rail (unheated). Vinyl flooring.

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Step outside Boarden Cottage

Outside the grounds total approx. 3.5 acres and consist of a formal garden with summerhouse/ studio fitted with power and light, mature planting and a gate leads through to the 2 paddocks with stabling and field shelter. There is a large driveway to the front and vehicular access to the rear. Located between Staplehurst and Headcorn, both villages have local shopping facilities, local schools and good mainline train services to London and down to the coast. There are also good grammar schools located within Maidstone and private schooling close by in Hawkhurst and Cranbrook. OUTSIDE FRONT GARDEN Set on a council-maintained road with a fenced and mature hedged perimeter. The remainder is lawn with plenty of mature shrubs and well stocked borders. Further side garden which is laid to lawn and has a hedged perimeter and this leads to the rear garden.The garden is open plan with a post and rail fence divide with two access gates. DRIVEWAY Large gravelled driveway with parking for numerous cars and vehicles. REAR GARDEN Rear garden has a mature hedge and tree lined perimeter and is laid out with mature planting, further low hedging and post and wire dividing fence leading to the paddocks. There is a large paved Indian sandstone patio outside the garden room and this extends the length of the house making a lovely seating area. Paved walkway leads to the summer house. The garden is stocked full of mature trees, shrubs and flowers. SUMMERHOUSE Currently used as a painting studio and workshop. The summer house has double glazing, power and light. EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES STABLES There is a timber built stable block featuring 2 stables and store room. Fitted with water, power and lighting. FIELD SHELTER To the rear of the paddocks is a fitted field shelter. PADDOCKS The gardens lead through to 2 paddocks which have been recently used for grazing, are in good order and have vehicular access from Boarden Lane. The total plot size is around 3.5 acres including the house and gardens.

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Agents Notes: All measurements are approximate and quoted in imperial with metric equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Copyright Š 2018 Fine & Country Ltd. Company Reg No. 06959315 Registered Office: Morgan Alexander Kent Ltd (formerly Fine & Country Kent Ltd.) 36 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BS. Printed 14.06.18

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