124 Addlestead Road
The cottage is a wonderful example of a detached Grade II Listed thatched cottage situated in a conservation area in the popular Kent village of East Peckham. It offers uninterrupted views over a pear orchard to the front and has impressive landscaped gardens. This 15th Century home has great history, is the oldest building in the hamlet and is reputed to be the site of the old manor of Blackpitts.
Many improvements, including the installation of air source heating, have been undertaken by the present owners who have enjoyed over 20 years in their home. All of these improvements only complement the abundance of original features, such as the large Inglenook fireplace with Bressummer beam, exposed floorboards and timbers and original windows and doors.
The centre of the village is within easy walking distance and contains a library, baker, butcher, pharmacy, mini-supermarket and food outlets. There are two excellent period pubs: The Man of Kent and the Bush, Blackbird and Thrush which offers excellent ales, and restaurant dining. The village has a lovely Village Hall and there are numerous clubs and activities held throughout the year. Footpaths abound with walks through orchards, hop gardens and along the River Medway.
- Beautiful landscaped gardens with numerous plants, shrubs and fruit trees
- Central heating and hot water via a Daikin Air Source heating system
- On the ground floor a separate study, which could be easily converted into an additional bedroom, with access to a shower room and toilet,.
- A large sitting room complete with Inglenook fireplace and Bressummer beam
- Dining room with bi-fold doors giving direct access to the garden
- Own driveway, parking and garage
- Fitted kitchen complete with granite work services and induction hob
- Separate enclosed patio area
Summary of accommodation: Entrance porch, reception room, dining room, study, kitchen, modern shower room/wc, 1st floor; three bedrooms, bathroom/wc, gallery.
Gardens and grounds: Well-maintained lawns, flowerbeds, hedges, with some topiary, giving seclusion and a gravelled entrance drive for vehicles and parking. Greenhouse, garden shed, log shed, detached garage, and patio.
Local facilities: East Peckham has a wonderful community with a number of shops including mini-market, Post Office, pharmacy, butchers and bakers, two restaurants and food outlets. There is an excellent village hall with all sorts of events, playing fields with a children’s play area, sports hall, tennis court and three pubs. Nearby Paddock Wood has major facilities including a large Waitrose and department store
The main line railway stations at Paddock Wood and Tonbridge are within easy reach with fast commuter trains to London and the coast.
Schools: The village has its own primary school and nearby schools include: Tonbridge School and the Judd, Skinners and Maidstone Grammar schools. Comprehensive schools include Mascalls in Paddock Wood and the CofE Bennett Memorial School in Tunbridge Wells. There is a good bus service from the village to local schools and to Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone.