Comprehensive Shopping: West Malling (1.7 miles), Aylsford (5 Miles), Maidstone (7 miles), Sevenoaks (13 miles) Bluewater (18 miles).
Mainline Rail Se r vices: West Malling (2.1 miles) to London Victoria, Blackfriars and London Bridge. Sevenoaks (13 miles) to Charing Cross, Canon Street and London Bridge.
Primary Schools: Well regarded schools in the area include St Peter and St Paul CEP and Leybourne C of E in Leybourne, Ryarsh, West Malling C of E, Snodland C of E and Offham.
Secondary Schools: Various Girls and Boys Grammar schools in Maidstone and Tonbridge.
Private Schools: Ryarsh primary, Shernold Prep, Sutton Valence Prep and Secondary in Maidstone. Various in Tonbridge.
Leisure Facilities: Golf Courses at Kings Hill, Addington, Chart Sutton and several in the general Sevenoaks area. David Lloyd Fitness & Leisure Centre in Kings Hill, Leybourne Cricket club. Leisure centres in Larkfield and Maidstone.
All distances are approximate.
Birling Ashes is an impressive Grade II listed country estate dating from the 17th century with later additions. The property is beautifully presented throughout, with modern embellishments complimenting the character period features. These include exposed timbers, wooden flooring, attractive fireplaces, lead light windows, some stone mullion windows and oak doors, together with a bespoke fitted kitchen and utility rooms. All five spacious double bedrooms are accompanied by modern stylish generous bathroom suites. A Niels music system & speakers run all through the house. The Great Hall with its imposing design is the centre of entertainment with a cinema system and surround sound system. The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property, providing a wonderful backdrop and a high degree of privacy. Rock speakers, sound music and feature lightings, make it a magical space day and night. Within the grounds behind a tall yew hedge is a swimming pool with a pool house containing a kitchenette & showroom; detached 2 bedroom cottage; garaging; workshop and storage buildings.
The principal reception rooms provide elegant and impressive areas for formal entertaining. Of particular note is the great hall which has a full height double vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and superb stone mullion windows.
The bespoke kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of oak wall and base cupboards with a matching island unit complimented by granite work surfaces. There are a range of integral Miele appliances and a range style cooker. The kitchen is severed with attached utility rooms: a laundry room and a pantry.
The first floor accommodation comprises the principal suite with en suite spacious bathroom with a dressing room. Two further generous double bedrooms with stylish en suite bathrooms. All bathrooms benefit from a shower enclosure, bath and a bidet.
The second floor could be used as a separate flat approached by back stairs but is currently arranged as two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sitting room.
The detached cottage comprises a living room, well-appointed kitchen, two sizeable bedrooms and a bathroom. There is an attached double garage and an outside store room.
The tractor store provides useful garden implement storage.
The second garage/workshop has two enclosed bays, two attached built storage areas and an attached chicken run with a chicken coop.
Please refer to the floor-plans for the full layout and extent of the accommodation.
The superb formal gardens and grounds feature wide swathes of lawns, a west facing terrace providing an ideal area for al fresco entertaining approached also via two sets of bay doors opening from the sitting room and from the study; a natural stream runs along the property, crossed via bridges and a natural large pond with an attractive Monet bridge, established evergreen trees and yew hedging, flower beds, rose beds and clipped topiary. The pool area has a charming pool house enclosed by yew hedging. The garden is dotted with charming sitting areas. There is a double greenhouse and attached to it is a hedged vegetable garden with raised beds.
There is additional 6.1 acres of land in front of the property, serving as paddocks. In total the plot amounts to about 11.6 acres.
From the M20 heading east take junction 4 (A2248/West Malling/New Hythe/Rochester). At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A228 (towards Tonbridge/West Malling). At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit towards Birling. Continue along Bull Road taking the second drive on the right which leads to Birling Ashes.