OIRO £895,000
Bogden Farmhouse, Staplehurst Road, Marden, Tonbridge, Kent
Recently Sold
    5 bedroom detached house for sale

    This unlisted residence does require some upgrading but boasts character features, and offers light, well proportioned family accommodation set over 3 floors. The ground floor comprises of an open plan Living / Dining room with a fireplace and a rear door leading onto the rear patio, a large fitted kitchen, a downstairs WC, a double aspect family room, and additional snug/study adding flexibility. The first floor offers a spacious master bedroom with a dressing area and fitted wardrobes, three further bedrooms, and a large family bathroom with separate bath and shower ('jack and jill' access with the landing and the master bedroom). On the second floor there is another double bedroom with access to loft space. The property is set behind a five bar wooden gate down a private drive, amongst well established gardens and grounds, benefits from off road parking, gas central heating, double glazing, its own private drainage, and a garden store.


    Approached over a private driveway, tucked away, yet not isolated, located within a convenient drive of numerous and varied facilities and amenities. Staplehurst Village (about 2.5 miles) offers some local facilities including a primary school, nurseries, a Sainsburys, and a mainline station with frequent direct services to London (the journey taking just under an hour), and Ashford International. Being less than 4 miles from the pretty village of Marden, again offering local facilities, and on the main line to London, and less than a 20-minute drive of Maidstone, the county Town of Kent. Therefore, there is plenty of choice for excellent schooling, access to major road networks, and to many local attractions including a number of vineyards, castles and historic woodland walks.


    From the centre of Cranbrook proceed down the High Street into Stone Street, and bear left out of the Town merging with the Angley Road. At the crossroads continue straight over towards Staplehurst. Continue for about 7.8 miles, and as you approach a slight right-hand bend turn left into the private drive, (with a for-sale board), continue and the entrance to the farmhouse will be found on your left hand side, through a five bar gate.

    Ground Floor

    Entrance Porch: - Slate tiled roof, double glazed entrance door with frosted glass full length glazed panels on either side, and brick stone step leading into: -

    Entrance hall: - Spacious, with wooden laminate flooring, with inset door mat, coat hanging area, solid doors leading to the two front rooms, a tiled inner hallway leading through to the kitchen area and snug/study. Wooden staircase rising to the 1st floor. Doors to: -

    Living/Dining Room: - Certainly a feature of this property being of a generous size and triple aspect with windows overlooking the pleasant gardens, and beyond. In the LIVING AREA:- Beamed ceiling, wooden flooring, 1 double glazed window to front, large wooden mantlepiece over the open fireplace, with brick surround and hearth. Exposed open timber frame forming division between living/dining areas, with step up to the DINING AREA: - central ceiling beam, double glazed window to side and door to rear leading out onto the wraparound patio area, wall lights, wall mounted gas boiler and wooden door to: -

    Kitchen: - Another generous space with double aspect double glazed windows to either side, and a small window to the rear. Fitted in a range of high gloss faced units comprising wall, base and drawer units, ample worktops, open timber framework, additional preparation area, incorporating electric oven and hob (not tested), 1.5 bowl sink/drainer with half tiles, space for appliances, white tiled splash backs, vinyl flooring, opening to a walk in pantry area with shelving. Double glazed door leading to wraparound patio area, and door into:-

    Cloakroom: - Double glazed windows to side, and rear. White suite comprising wash hand basin with mosaic tiled splash back, white low level WC with wooden seat, and vinyl flooring.

    Family Room: - Double glazed window overlooking the front of property, exposed beamed ceiling and wall timbers, wall lights, open brick fireplace with stone hearth, and Wi-Fi outlet box.

    Snug/Study: - Two windows to side, and double glazed window overlooking the back patio area, and tiled floor.

    First Floor

    Landing: - Spacious with varnished floorboards, and access up to the second floor. Doors to: -

    Master Bedroom: - A large double bedroom with a double glazed window to front, decorative fireplace with wooden surround, varnished floorboards, door to walk in wardrobe/dressing area with a double glazed windows to front. Door leading through to: -

    Bathroom: - Door back to the Landing. Double glazed window to rear, cast iron feature fireplace with white painted surround, laminate floor tiles, tiled walls, white suite comprising corner bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror above and glass shelf below, bidet and low level WC. Step up into a corner shower cubicle with Triton electric shower.

    Bedroom: - Varnished floorboards, double glazed window to rear, airing cupboard with shelved storage, and housing the hot water cylinder.

    Bedroom: - A double bedroom with double glazed window to front, cast iron feature fireplace with wooden surround.

    Bedroom: - An L shaped room with a built in cupboard, dividing archway in the middle of the room, creating a bedroom/study/dressing area as required, 2 double glazed windows to rear, cast iron feature fireplace with white painted wooden surround.

    Second Floor

    Bedroom: - With double glazed window overlooking the gardens, beamed part sloping ceiling, door into walk in wardrobe area with light, and door into part boarded LOFT area where there is plenty of storage space.


    Set in about 2.85 acres of formal gardens, and paddock. Access is granted over a private drive initially, then a left turn with 5 bar gate leads onto the private shingle circular driveway providing access to the house and parking/turning space.
    The gardens to the rear are presented as areas of lawn which are edged and interspersed with mature borders, and a variety of mature trees. There is a large natural pond, and a patio wrapping around the rear of the property with an outside water tap (old hand pump style), low level wooden fencing and a useful outbuilding on hard standing with a wood door and a tiled roof. The rest of the land is grassed with fenced boundaries.

    Agents Note: - Maidstone Borough Council. Tax Band G. In line with money laundering regulations (5th directive) all purchasers will be required to allow us to verify their identity and their financial situation in order to proceed.

    Tenure: Freehold
    Reference: RS1548

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