Maidstone House is an impressive, symmetrical granite building set in approximately 7/8th of an acre in the quaint and quiet village of Old Deer.
Maidstone House was originally built as the village school in the late 1890’s the school was extended in 1950’s so cannot be classified as a listed building. The conversion from school to house was started in 1985 with previous and current owners modernizing, updating and adding immense character to this already outstanding property.
The current owners have gone to great lengths to retain a wealth of period features and the character of this former school remains an intrinsic part of this unique property.
The accommodation, all 600square meters of it is all on one level, South facing, with PVC double glazing and oil-fired central heating. The solid pine front door opens directly into the lounge, which was originally the assembly hall. This room has a pitched pine, vaulted ceiling. There are four large, arched windows, a smaller arched window over the door and also a series of velux windows on the south side of the roof. One end has a Adam’s look-alike fireplace with a multi-fuel stove, which has a back-boiler that feeds into the heating and water system. glazed doors lead to the East and West halls, which were formally the boys’ and girls’ cloakrooms. These spacious areas with half walls of pitched pine have a multitude of uses.
From the East hall there is access to the generously proportioned dining room, to the similar sized kitchen/dining area, to a back porch and thence to a good-sized utility, which is plumbed for washing machine and vented for a tumble dryer and with a washing pulley above.
The kitchen is a light and bright room with some of the original science room cupboards as units. A Rayburn cooker/boiler (green) is connected into the heating system and there is a space for a free-standing cooker and ample room for fridges and freezer.
The bright formal dining room has 4 large windows, 6 wall lights, and a door leading into the large airing cupboard, which is partially shelved and houses the hot water cylinder and the main fuse box and electricity meters.
Doors from the lounge lead to the study, main bathroom and bedroom one, as well as to the West hall.
The study/bedroom five has some built-in work tops/desks and a cupboard under the window. Further light comes from a sky-light velux window. There is a further door giving direct access to the front verandah. This room has a multitude of power points.
The bathroom is split level: the lower level has two matching wash hand basins and a fire-place. The upper level features a free-standing double power shower, a toilet, bidet and a four person circular jacuzzi bath. Bedroom one also has access to the bathroom. This room has a six person sauna. The three large windows look onto the back garden.
The West hall gives access to a further three double bedrooms, a shower room and a huge walk-in cupboard, in which the second fuse box is located. The shower room has a modern three piece suite with an electric shower over the bath. Bedroom two has an en suite toilet and wash hand basin, with a cupboard under the bathroom window, which looks onto the front of the house. Bedroom three is a large room, with four windows looking onto the back garden. The light has an integral fan. There is a built- in shelved cupboard and a wash hand basin.Bedroom four was the original girls’ toilets and has windows to the front and side of the building. A large built-in wardrobe.
A small rear porch leads into the double bay windowed conservatory. There are radiators, TV and telephone points and the central light has an integral fan. The window ledges are deep and can be used as seats, and they have strip lighting underneath. One single and a set of double doors lead into the rear garden.
The gardens go all around the house and are well-stocked with fruit trees, shrubs and perennial plants. There are two lawns to the front of the house and one smaller lawn at the back. A large paved area, on several levels surround a small pebble fountain. Either side of the house are the original bike sheds, which are partially enclosed to provide more storage, plus a potting shed, wood shed and greenhouse. The grounds are walled all round with a series of gates and arches dividing the garden into different areas (the current owners reserve the right to remove a few of the plants/shrubs).
The bright stone and slate build garage, big enough for four cars, was the original woodwork room, with five UPVC double glazed windows and door. The double roller garage door is remotely controlled. There are several power points and the third fuse box. This fantastic addition could be converted to separate accommodation/granny flat.
Extras (included in the sale) All fitted floor coverings, light fittings, curtains and blinds are included in the sale.
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