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Seller Insight “When I first saw the house, I was attracted by the character and proportions of the house and the beautiful garden,” says the current owner of The Hastings. “It is a lovely 1930’s house, updated but with all the best features retained.” Since moving in, the owner has made various improvements to the property, in keeping with the charm of the original house. “We have added a paved seating terrace in the garden,” they say, “perfect for al fresco dining or enjoying a relaxed barbecue with family and friends. We also replaced the rotten wooden balcony with an attractive glass balcony which complements the exterior of the house and allows us to enjoy the garden from another viewpoint.” The garden itself is an extremely favourable feature of this 4 bedroom property. “Our much loved, mature garden is south facing,” says the owner, “with several seating areas, a mixture of lawns, trees, mainly perennial planting and a vegetable and soft fruit plot. The house is positioned almost in the centre of the land, giving seclusion from the road and a large gravelled parking area.” The Hastings is well placed for families, with excellent educational opportunities and plenty of country walks nearby. “There are good grammar schools within walking distance and the beautiful Riverside Country Park is a 5 minute stroll from the house,” says the owner. The property also offers great access links to commuter networks, being close to motorway connections including the A2/M2 and just a 20 minute walk from Gillingham town centre and its mainline station for High Speed trains to London. Also close by, within a 20 minute drive, is Bluewater shopping centre. Gillingham itself has a range of local amenities, sports & leisure facilities including a golf course and schools for children of all ages.” “Schooling is excellent in the area for all ages, with a range of grammar, comprehensive, private schools and universities within easy reach. “My favourite room has to be the kitchen/breakfast room which gets all the morning sunshine and is great for cooking, socialising and family activities.” “I will particularly miss the beautiful garden which I can look out at from all sides of the house, meaning that I can enjoy it all year round, come rain or shine.” “My large family friendly kitchen and all the unique characteristics which make this a lovely home are also what makes it so perfect for entertaining, as it is easy to create a special yet relaxed atmosphere here. The house lends itself to parties and celebrations, especially in the garden in the summer and at Christmas with a large decorated tree in the hallway.” * 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 The Hastings

This imposing double fronted and detached four bedroom house is set back and out of sight beyond a ragstone wall, perfectly nestled in the middle of its own grounds of approximately 0.37 acres. Thought to date back to the 1920’s the home still exhibits many original period features of the time to include marble art deco fireplaces. A beautiful entrance door with stained glass and leaded light windows ope ns to an impressive and welcoming entrance hall on the ground floor. Three reception rooms are served by an enviably well sized kitchen/ breakfast room. In addition a separate utility room and downstairs cloakroom provide much needed convenience and practicality. On the first floor the master bedroom with garden views boasts a large walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room.The next bedroom across the landing is flooded with light from the French doors which themselves open out onto a fully decked balcony. From here delightful unobstructed views of the manicured gardens can be enjoyed. Two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom complete the first floor. Additionally, a staircase leading to an attic space consisting of three good sized rooms/ area’s, provides substantial storage or the possibility of further bedrooms. Rainham town centre is only a short distance away offering a variety of amenities including shops, restaurants, schools and a train station providing direct routes to the city and coastal towns. ENTRANCE Period wooden door with stained glass leaded light window opening to ENTRANCE HALL Stained glass leaded light windows to front. Staircase to first floor. Double glazed door to rear opening to garden.Wood effect flooring. Radiator.

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DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM Double glazed window to rear. Low level close coupled W.C. Pedestal wash hand basin with local tiling. Lino floor. RECEPTION ROOM Double glazed casement windows to front. Feature fireplace with marble surround and mantle over. Fitted carpet. Radiator. LOUNGE Double glazed French doors with casement windows above and to sides. Feature fireplace with art deco tiled surround. Fitted carpet. Radiator. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Double glazed casement windows to front and side. Double glazed door to utility room. Stainless steel 1 1/2 bowl sinks and stainless steel mixer taps inset into a roll top work surface. Tiled splash-back. A bespoke range of eye, drawer and base storage units with integrated twin ovens, ceramic hob, washing machine, dishwasher and space for American style fridge freezer. Walk-in larder. Concealed service hatch to dining room within cupboard. Lino floor to both kitchen and breakfast area. Radiators. UTILITY ROOM Double glazed windows to side. Double glazed windows and door to rear. Convenience door to front garden/driveway. A roll-top work surface with a range of base storage units under. Lino floor. DINING ROOM Double glazed casement baywindows to rear and double glazed casement window to side. Feature fireplace with wooden surround and mantle over. Service hatch from kitchen. Fitted carpet. Radiator.

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STAIRCASE TO FIRST FLOOR Fitted carpet to stairs. Wooden handrail and balustrade. Double glazed casement window to half-landing. LANDING Wooden handrail and balustrade. Staircase to second floor attic rooms. Under stairs storage cupboard. Access hatch to loft. Fitted carpet. MASTER BEDROOM Double glazed casement bay-windows to rear. Walk-in wardrobe. Fitted carpet. Radiator. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Double glazed casement window to side. Walk in shower area to corner. Low level close coupled W.C. Wall mounted wash hand basin with stainless steel mixer taps over. Chrome radiator/towel rail. Tiled walls. BEDROOM Double glazed French doors with casement windows to sides, opening to decked balcony. Feature tiled fireplace. Fitted carpet. Radiator. BEDROOM Double glazed casement windows to front. Wall mounted wash hand basin with local tiling. Fitted carpet. Radiator. FAMILY BATHROOM Double glazed window to front. Panelled shower/ bath Victorian style mixer taps, hand held shower attachment, wall mounted shower and screen. Low level close coupled W.C. Pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled walls. Lino floor. Radiator. BEDROOM Double glazed casement windows to front. Inbuilt wardrobe. Pedestal wash hand basin with local tiling. Fitted carpet. Radiator. STAIRCASE TO ATTIC ROOMS Fitted carpet to stairs with wooden handrail and balustrade. ATTIC ROOMS Comprising of three rooms, this area of the home currently provides a substantial level of additional space and potential further development.

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Step outside The Hastings

PARKING AND GARAGE A sweeping driveway dressed in fine shingle leads to a parking area large enough for several vehicles. Sheltered car parking by means of a generously sized garage with electronically operated up and over door, windows to side and rear and a wash hand basin. GARDENS The sizeable front garden contains a lawn with fenced and hedged boundaries, a range of mature specimen tree’s, rose bushes and a variety of shrubbery. The rear garden forms a magical setting for the house with colour and interest in abundance. A terrace runs the width of the house with views of well stocked raised beds and a rockery. Beyond, lawns interspersed with further beds containing a host of flowers, herbaceous plants, specimen tree’s and a stunning rose bush with equally impressive box hedging. A pergola with an aged wisteria over provides an ideal retreat to the shade whilst an ornamental pond and water feature creates a stunning focal point.

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Agents notes: All measurements are approximate 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. Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg No. 06959315. Registered Office: Morgan Alexander Kent Ltd (formerly Fine & Country Kent Ltd.) 36 King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1BS. Printed 13.07.2018

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Fine & Country Tel: +44 (0)1732 222272 westmalling@fineandcountry.com 28 High Street, West Malling Kent ME19 6QR

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Gillingham, Kent  
Gillingham, Kent