About this property

TENURE: Freehold

  • Country Houses

Mentioned in Pevsner, Church House is a fine Grade II Listed village house of importance in a quintessential village setting alongside the parish church. Its handsome exteriors reflect the early eighteenth century additions to the original seventeenth century house and include many architectural features of the period. Exteriors of red and grey brick with mathematical tiles to the first floor in Flemish bond, a tall Kent peg tiled roof with dormer windows and eighteen pane sash windows to the main part of the house, an ornamental cut brick tablet and an imposing entrance door with six panels, pilasters and a ten pane fan light above have been maintained with great care by the present owners. Internally there are panelled walls to the reception hall and dining room, internal window shutters, some window seats, panelled doors and fireplaces of varying styles - throughout the house there are many outstanding and original features. Reception rooms are elegant, whilst the sitting room is perfect as an informal family living space. With access to the rear courtyard and fitted comprehensively with granite work surfaces and a bespoke range of wall and floor cabinetry by Causeway Joinery, the kitchen/breakfast room has a moveable central island, a gas fired Aga and other integrated appliances, as well as a walk-in pantry. An elegant, easy rising staircase leads to the first floor, which at present is arranged to provide four bedrooms. The principal bedroom has a dual aspect with views to the front over the village and beyond, panelled walls, window seats and a fireplace together with a dressing room and en-suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms - one with an en-suite bathroom – and a bathroom on this level. From the landing, an internal staircase leads to the second floor where there is a bed/sitting room, which has an en-suite bathroom. A former staff staircase rises from the ground floor, and on to the second floor staff/guest flat, which comprises of a sitting room/bedroom, bedroom, bathroom and a kitchen.

Situation
Yalding is a charming historic and thriving village well known for a varied selection of period architecture. At the join of the rivers Teise and Medway, there are three bridges in the village; the Twyford Bridge (meaning twin ford, where there was originally a double crossing of the two rivers) is reputedly one of the finest medieval bridges in the southeast of England. Yalding was one of the principal shipment points on the River Medway for cannon, from villages of the Wealden iron industry. Served by a village store and post office, the village also has a primary school and doctor’s surgery. The larger towns of Tonbridge and Maidstone provide a full array of shopping facilities, banks and building societies, whilst Paddock Wood – just over four miles away – has local stores, a Waitrose supermarket and a station with main line services to London and the coast. The area is particularly well served by an excellent selection in schooling, which includes the grammar schools in Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, to where there are bus services from the village. Private schools include Sutton Valence, Tonbridge School for Boys, Kent College and prep schools in Tonbridge. Primary schools include Yalding, Laddingford and Collier Street. Recreational amenities include the David Lloyd Health Club in Kings Hill, leisure centres in Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and golf at Kings Hill, West Malling and Weald of Kent.

Outside
The house holds a prominent position within the village, being one of the most recognisable in the locality. To the front, wrought iron railings enclose a formal garden with a gate opening on to a stone path to the front door. To the side is a pair of tall wrought iron gates, opening on to a cobbled parking and turning area, which in turn leads to the garaging. A former coach house has been converted to provide covered parking with a mezzanine area above for storage and a workshop attached to the side. Immediately to the rear of the house is a small courtyard area with a high stone wall adjoining the churchyard. The gardens are enclosed within a charming wall and have deep, well-stocked herbaceous borders containing a wonderful selection of colourful perennials and shrubs. The large, level lawn is peppered with majestic trees including an ancient yew, whilst there is a conservatory by Amdega with power and light connected and a brick and stone terrace with pergola over for outdoor entertaining.

Handsome Listed village house

Charming period features

Elegant reception areas with fine family living rooms

Substantial accommodation arranged over three floors plus cellars

Pretty walled gardens

Slightly elevated central position within a historic village.

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Hamptons International Prime & Country House

  • 180 Oxford Street
  • London
  • W1D 1NN
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