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6 bed detached house for sale

£1,350,000 (£402/sq. ft) Offers in region of

Dairy Lane, Marden, Tonbridge TN12

6 4 4 3,358 sq. ft*
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Property features

  • A very special period Farmhouse with outbuildings
  • With fantastic heated swimming pool and a fabulous pool house
  • Refurbished and restored, making a beautifully light and bright home
  • A fine principal suite and a further 5 double bedrooms
  • A fantastic double aspect kitchen/breakfast room with an aga
  • Set in 3.8 glorious acres in prime peaceful countryside

Property description

Location: Dairy Farmhouse is surrounded by glorious farmland and orchards in the pretty backwater hamlet of Chainhurst in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Close by Marden provides a number of local services such as convenience stores, a post office, a pharmacy, a brilliant butchers, 2 public houses and a wonderful unique farm shop providing fresh local vegetables and fruit, organic artisan breads, cheeses, free range eggs; home-made cakes, preserves, chutneys and pickles, and supplies for pets. There are 2 Indian restaurants where you can eat in or takeaway and a fish and chip shop. Marden is village with a strong community and offers a cricket club, a hockey club and a walking club. Marden is the home of Kent Air Ambulance.

An excellent range of schools are available in the area including Sutton Valence Junior and Senior Schools, Bethany School, Tonbridge Boys, St Margaret's Primary School Collier Street, Marden Primary, Hunton Primary, Maidstone Grammar Schools, Tunbridge Wells Grammar and the Cornwallis Academy.

Situated within 2.6 miles of Marden main line station which provide links into London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street with journey times from 57 minutes. Chainhurst is also with in a 20-minute drive of the county town of Maidstone providing great links to the motorway and extensive shopping facilities.

Agents notes: 'Set behind electric gates and nestled in rich farmland and productive orchards, amidst the sound of bird song and lovely views of open countryside, is this period country house, with numerous useful outbuildings, and a fabulous pool house with a bar; the ideal party venue, a lovely terrace and an inviting south facing heated swimming pool. All set within 3.8 acres of highly desirable fertile pasture. Dairy Farmhouse has been beautifully refurbished throughout, creating a light and bright country home with delightful period features. This highly desirable family home comprises, a fantastic double aspect kitchen/breakfast room with an aga, 3 reception rooms, a classic principle suite with a dressing room and en-suite shower room and 5 further bedrooms with one ensuite, and a family bathroom. The perfect family home, which has been very much loved and cared for, Dairy Farm House generates a wonderful ambiance. An absolute must see.'

entrance vestibule 4'9'' x 7'1'' (1.46 x 2.18) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'9'' (2.68) to the highest point. Entering the property through a stable door into a useful double aspect entrance lobby. With views of the terrace at the front of the property. Tiling to the floor. Ceiling light. Inbuilt shelving for shoes.

Kitchen/breakfast room: 30'5'' x 24'7'' (9.29 x 7.5) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'1'' (2.17) to the highest point. Through a half painted double glazed door from the entrance lobby enter this light, double aspect kitchen/breakfast room. This is without a doubt the social hub of the house. Fitted with cream base units with soft close drawers and matching wall units. A stylish granite work surface over with an inset sink with a chrome tap with a draining board. The integrated 'Zanussi' dishwasher, a 4 oven cream aga with a tiled splash back and bresummer beam over, and space for an American style fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for a water softener. Bi-folding double glazed doors lead into the rear garden and terrace and there is a window to the front. With spot lights over the kitchen and a ceiling light in the breakfast room. Multiple power point. Telephone point. Radiator. Telecom and a remote for the electric gates.

Laundry room: 9'8'' x 12'2'' (2.96 x 3.73) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'1'' (2.17) to the highest point. Through a solid oak door into the laundry room, fitted with cream base units, with soft close drawers and matching wall units. A work surface over with an inset ceramic sink with a draining board with an extendable chrome hose attachment. Space and plumbing for a washing machine, a tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. Spotlighting. Radiator. A window overlooking the rear of the property.

Cloakroom: 6'9'' x 5'5'' (2.06 x 1.66) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'1'' (2.17) to the highest point. From the laundry room through a solid wooden door one enters the cloakroom with a frosted window to the rear. Fitted with a low-level wc, a hand wash basin set on a useful storage cupboard with a tiled splash back, wall mounted radiator and spotlighting.

Drawing room: 13'7'' x 29'0'' (4.16 x 8.86) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'1'' (2.17) to the highest point. A triple aspect room with fine views and period features including a feature wood burning stove set on a granite hearth, within an exposed brick surround and a bresummer beam over. Double glazed and bi-folding doors lead to the side of the property onto a paved terrace. Fitted with carpet. Ceiling light. Exposed beams. Wall mounted radiators. Exposed brick shelving for unit. Television point. Telephone point. Multiple power points.

Sitting room: 16'6'' x 12'10'' (5.04 x 3.93) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'6'' (2.30) to the highest point. With an inbuilt storage cupboard with shelving with a half paned, glazed double door. A warming open fireplace with an exposed brick surround and a bresummer beam over. Fitted carpet. Multiple power points. Wall mounted radiator. Wall lights.

Dining room: 16'0'' x 14'3'' (4.88 x 4.35) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'2'' (2.19) to the highest point. Through a solid wooden door, enter into the dual aspect dining room. With 2 useful inbuilt storage cupboards, made from reclaimed floorboards, and fitted with shelving. Fitted carpet. Feature exposed timbers. Wall lighting. Ceiling light. A solid wooden door leads to the rear of the property.

Porch: 4'10'' x 3'3'' (1.21 x 0.91) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'2'' (2.19) to the highest point.

First floor landing: 15'10'' x 31'9'' (4.83 x 9.68) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'11'' (2.12) to the highest point. The staircase with an American oak banister is fitted with carpet. A window overlooking the side and surrounding gardens and farmland. The light and bright first floor landing has access to all of the bedrooms, family bathroom, storage and to the 2nd floor. Exposed beams, Spot lighting. Loft access. Wall mounted radiator. Storage: 1'4'' x 2'9'' (0.43 x 0.85) to the furthest point. The inbuilt storage cupboards are fitted with shelving and hanging space.

Principal suite: 19'10'' x 14'2'' (6.06 x 4.32) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'3'' (2.21) to the highest point. The principal suite is a double aspect room with beautiful views over the surrounding paddocks and orchards to the side and front. Exposed timbers and solid wooden doors. Fitted carpet. Ceiling lights. Telephone point. Inbuilt storage cupboard. Telecom and remote for the electric gate. Light switches for the flood lighting at the front and side of the property.

Dressing room: 7'2'' x 8'7'' (2.20 x 2.63) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'9'' (2.07) to the highest point. Leading into the dressing room with inbuilt classic cream wardrobes and a matching dressing table with a wooden surface over. A window overlooking the surrounding farmland. Wall mounted radiator. Access to loft.

En-suite shower room: 10'10'' x 6'6'' (3.31 x 2.00) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'9'' (2.07) to the highest point. From the dressing room of the principal suite a solid wooden door leads into the en-suite with 'his and hers' ceramic sink. Both are set into a vanity unit with cream base storage under. A low-level wc. Bidet. A walk in shower with a dual shower attachment. A chrome heated ladder towel rail. Tiling to the floor and to half the height of the walls. Exposed beams. Recessed ceiling lights.

Family bathroom: 10'11'' x 8'8'' (3.34 x 2.66) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 9'1'' (2.78) to the furthest point. This family bathroom is a light and bright room with exposed beams and views to the rear of the property. This is a Victorian style bath with claw feet. A feature radiator with a heated chrome towel rail over. A pedestal sink with a chrome towel rail under. A walk in shower unit with tiled splashback. Tiling to the flooring and also half height tiles to the walls with a mosaic border.

Bedroom 2 20'6'' x 14'8'' (6.25 x 4.49) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'9'' (2.06) to the highest point. A wonderfully light and bright double aspect room. Boasting a delightful open fire set in an exposed brick surround and bresummer beam over. Further exposed timbers throughout the room.

En-suite shower room: 4'3'' x 7'2'' (1.30 x 2.20) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'3'' (2.23) to the highest point. A modern shower room with a window overlooking the front. Fitted with a state of the art shower/steam unit enabling you to shower while listening to your music or even speaking on your mobile phone. LED

lights, a low-level wc, and a hand wash basin set into vanity unit with a chrome mixer style tap. A chrome, heated ladder style towel rail.

Bedroom 5 5: 10'11'' x 11'10'' (3.33 x 3.63) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'10'' (2.09) to the highest point. A light and airy room with views to the rear. Fitted carpet. Multiple power points. Ceiling light. Exposed timbers. A useful hand wash basin set into a vanity unit with a wall mounted radiator with a wall light.

Bedroom 3 16'0'' x 11'4'' (4.90 x 3.46) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'10'' (2.10) to the highest point. With a window to the front of the property, boasting an exposed brick open fireplace set on a stone hearth. Fitted carpet. Multiple power points. TV point. Wall mounted radiator. Recessed ceiling lights. Exposed timbers. There is also a useful hand wash basin set into a vanity unit with a wall mounted mirror and light.

Bedroom 4 18'11'' x 14'0'' (5.78 x 4.28) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 6'11 (2.11) to the highest point. Boasting an original, feature fireplace set on a brick and stone hearth with a wooden mantelpiece surround. Wall mounted radiator. Inbuilt shelving units behind a wooden door made from reclaimed floor boards.

Bedroom 6: 14'9'' x 7'10'' (4.51 x 2.41) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 5'6'' (1. 96) to the highest point. An oak door and stairs lead up to the second floor into a beautiful light and bright bedroom with exposed timbers and a window overlooking the paddocks and countryside beyond. With a television point, multiple power points, inbuilt hanging space and also an inbuilt storage cupboard. Recessed ceiling lights. Wall mounted radiator.

Detached poolhouse/entertainment centre: 48'10'' x 27'11'' (14.19 x 8.52) to the furthest point. Ceiling: 12'2'' (3.71) to the highest point. A fantastic space, with awesome potential. A quadruple aspect, light and bright area with a fitted bar, with base units with a work surface over, and draining board. Space and plumbing for fridge/freezer, dishwasher, inset sink. Inbuilt shelving units for glass storage underneath the bar. With 2 sets of double glazed French doors leading to paved terrace with lovely views of the pretty orchards and the south facing, heated swimming pool. Boasting exposed timbers and a wood burning stove set on a stone hearth.

Pool/ shower room: 7'9'' x 5'8'' (2.38 x 1.75) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 8'5'' (2.57) to the highest point. Tiled flooring and partial tiling to walls. The shower room is fitted with a low-level wc, a wash hand basin with useful storage cupboard under, a walk in shower with a glass screen and a tiled splash back. Ceiling light.

Workshop: 14'7'' x 13'0'' (4.46 x 3.97) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 11'8'' (3.57) to the highest point. This attractive workshop could create a perfect retreat and a peaceful haven. Quadruple aspect, with views of the gardens and the pond. Exposed timbers.

Boiler room and log store: 12'6'' x 7'3'' (3.82 x 2.21) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'6'' (2.30) to the highest point. Multiple power points. Ceiling light.

Garage: 13'2'' x 15'4'' (4.03 x 4.69) to the furthest point. Ceiling height: 7'11'' (2.42) to the highest point. A useful garage, and a workshop area with inbuilt storage units with a work surface over. Multiple power points. Lighting. Access to the loft.

External: Dairy Farmhouse is set within 3.80 acres of low maintenance gardens and paddocks, with mature trees such as Walnut, Cobnut, Hazelnut, Oak and a Willow Tree. The kitchen garden includes vegetables and home grown trees such as apple, pear, plum and fig. The gardens and grounds are surrounded by spectacular farmland and orchards with far reaching views. The very inviting south facing swimming pool and terrace creates the perfect retreat to capture the sunshine. Adjacent to the swimming pool is the footprint of the old tennis court, which could be improved and brought back to life. Stabling is currently under construction on an existing footprint. A charming natural pond creates a haven for wildlife including nesting ducks, and a chicken house and area for chickens to free roam. This haven for wildlife is entered from a tarmac driveway through an electric five bar gate. There are no footpaths or wayleaves on or across Dairy Farmhouse.

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Market activity
Average price paid £388,079 Sales 326 Current average value £435,779 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £4,705 ▲ 1.09%

Property value data/graphs for TN12

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £634,793 £360 4.1 £544,634
Semi-detached £363,196 £345 3.2 £346,009
Terraced £281,705 £323 2.7 £269,623
Flats £178,983 £289 1.8 £210,047

Current asking prices in TN12

Average: £557,331
Avg. current asking prices in TN12
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £300,611
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£382,849
(51)
£619,261
(42)
£820,947
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Flats - £203,124
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All - £270,615
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£382,849
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£619,261
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£820,947
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Current asking rents in TN12

Average: £1,518 pcm
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Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £1,546 pcm
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£1,105 pcm
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£1,699 pcm
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£2,484 pcm
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Flats £611 pcm
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All £611 pcm
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£1,546 pcm
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£1,105 pcm
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£1,698 pcm
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£2,484 pcm
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Queen Street £944,235
Highest turnover in TN12
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Knowles Walk 54.5%
Webbs Orchard 46.2%
Bramley Court 44.0%
Orchard Road 42.9%
Maidstone Road 41.7%

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Nearby transport

  • Marden (Kent) (2.0 miles)
  • Beltring (3.0 miles)
  • Yalding (3.2 miles)
  • Lydd Airport (26.4 miles)
  • London Southend Airport (27.4 miles)
  • London City Airport (27.7 miles)
  • Gravesend Pier (17.5 miles)
  • Tilbury Ferry Terminal (17.9 miles)
  • Woolwich Arsenal Pier (26.8 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • St Margaret's, Collier Street Church of England Voluntary Controlled School (1.2 miles)
  • St Margaret's Collier Street Church of England Voluntary Controlled School (1.2 miles)
  • Hunton Church of England Primary School (1.3 miles)
  • Hadlow College (6.5 miles)
  • Cranbrook School (7.8 miles)
  • Tonbridge School (8.6 miles)
  • Cornwallis Academy (2.9 miles)
  • The Quest School (3.4 miles)
  • St Helens Montessori (3.7 miles)
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£4,882 Monthly total
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Deposit (10%) 135,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 0.5
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Energy Gas £68 Electricity £80 Estimated energy cost £148/mo In partnership with uSwitch
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Estimated consumption

Gas: 24900 kWh/year
Electricity: 6800 kWh/year

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Estimated tax band H Council tax cost £314 /mo
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Water Supply £23 Sewerage £43 Estimated water cost £66 /mo
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