31 South Street
Dating back to around 1770, Daye House is situated in a quiet, no through road on the outskirts of Barming adjoining orchards with lovely views out over farmland and the Medway Valley.
The property comprises a beautiful detached Grade II listed house that has retained much of its original character. The present owners have lived there for over 40-years and have created a beautiful home with magnificent landscaped gardens which have a high degree of privacy and far-reaching views.
Period features and exposed beams abound throughout. The dining room has a period unit with display shelving and a fireplace with its original pine surround. The sitting room has an inglenook fireplace with bread oven and an original corner display cabinet. Stairs lead down to a dry cellar which has lovely ragstone walls with original alcoves and which is at present used as a study. Also on the ground floor are a large kitchen/dining room in a recent extension to the property, a utility room, a shower room and a cloakroom.
Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to a landing, the main bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a guest bedroom with en-suite shower room, a sewing/dressing room, an occasional bedroom and a large eaves space for storage. On the second floor are a landing and two further double bedrooms.
To the front of the property an entrance gate leads to a ragstone walled front garden which is paved with inset flower beds. There are a large variety of shrubs and trees and a well-established wisteria. A shared driveway leads to the side of the house opening to a 5-bar gate which gives access to a garage.
The large L-shaped east and south facing gardens to the rear of the house are an absolute feature. There is an attractive rockery with a fish pool and waterfall. The gardens lead on with areas of lawn with well-stocked flower beds filled with an enormous variety of shrubs and trees. In the top corner of the garden is a seating terrace with an octagonal summerhouse. The gardens continue round to a sizeable vegetable garden with a greenhouse and a variety of fruit trees. The boundaries are a mix of ragstone walls, fencing and hedges. Adjoining the house is a useful store and there is a timber garden shed. The gardens back onto orchards with lovely views out over the Medway Valley providing a peaceful and beautiful setting for this quality family home.
The immediate area has excellent local amenities with Maidstone the county town about 3-miles distant providing a wide range of shopping, educational and social facilities. The property is within walking distance of local shops, two pubs, Barming church, a primary school and Maidstone Hospital. Barming village has many amenities including pre-school facilities, an active Scout Group, a dance school and active clubs and societies. There is good access
by bus to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and by train to several London stations.