Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3DE
122 High Street Strood
Tel: 01634 730672
About the Property
GREENLEAF are delighted to introduce this imposing and substantial bay-fronted detached house to the market, on sought-after Maidstone Road, Rochester, ME1. Built in 1864, and boasting truly spacious rooms with high ceilings and many original features over approximately 5,300 sq feet of potential, this extended family home is available immediately with vacant possession and NO ONGOING CHAIN. Whilst the property has most recently been used as offices and is in need of updating and modernisation throughout, the opportunity is there to create an exceptional family home to your own requirements, or alternatively for possible redevelopment to six apartments or indeed an HMO, subject to planning permission. (Architects drawings are potentially available for all three propositions). Set on a good size walled and fenced plot, with potential for further development (subject to planning), extensive beautifully established gardens wrap around the property to all sides. There is double-gated off road parking, a large patio area, three sheds, a writing hut for renovation, and an extensive basement with potential for self-contained accommodation. Laid out over three floors, the property consists of twelve rooms, four kitchens and bathrooms, four basement rooms, gas central heating and a mixture of sash and double-glazed windows. Located within half a mile of the historic Dickensian Rochester High Street and its range of boutiques, restaurants, cafes, Castle and Cathedral, the station offers hi-speed services to London and coast. There are quality schools for all age groups within walking distance, including Kings and St. Andrews, whilst all A2/M2/M20 road links to London, coast, Bluewater Shopping Centre and Gatwick Airport are nearby. We recommend viewing at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Double entrance doors lead into Vestibule, with attractive stained glass windows and fanlight, tiled flooring and glass door to main hallway.
Great size hallway, (with potential to further increase), impressive staircase up to first floor landing with original banisters and balustrades, access to ground floor rooms, feature archways, access to inner hallways and door/stairs to basement.
4.65m x 4.07m (15'3" x 13'4")
With sash bay window to side, further sash window to front, cornicing, built-in cupboard, radiator, door to Room Two from here.
4.65m x 4.05m (15'3" x 13'3")
Accessed from Room One, with sash bay window to side, feature fireplace.
4.37m x 4.07m (14'4" x 13'4")
With sash window to front, basin, radiator, cupboard housing one boiler (for heating and water), fireplace, high ceiling.
Access via small lobby, bathroom with bath, WC and basin, two sash windows to side.
3.02m x 3.05m (9'10" x 10'0")
With double glazed window to front, neutral worktops, fitted wall and base units, plumbing for washing machine, basin with ceramic splashback, partial white wall tiles, vinyl flooring and radiator.
6.17m x 5.0m (20'2" x 16'4")
Great sized room with open fireplace, feature windows to side, attractive ceiling rose, two radiators, window to kitchen, and beautiful original shutters and double doorway into kitchen/Breakfast room.
7.62m x 3.38m (24'11" x 11'1")
Large room with double-glazed windows to side and rear, extensive neutral worktops with inset sink and wood base and wall cupboards, further gas boiler, wood-effect vinyl flooring, sliding patio doors to patio and gardens. Further doorway into inner hallway.
Accessed from kitchen and main hallway, large walk-in pantry with window to kitchen, radiator and door to garden.
With white bath with shower over, WC and basin, inset archway feature to wall, window to main hallway.
3.31m x 5.23m (10'10" x 17'1")
With double-glazed window to rear, neutral decor and carpets.
3.30m x 3.44m (10'9" x 11'3")
With double-glazed bay window to side, radiator
4.55m x 3.35m (14'11" x 10'11")
With double-glazed bay window to side, further window to rear, radiator.
Basement Room One
4.67m x 4.05m (15'3" x 13'3")
Staircase down to storage area, and access to Room One, light-well to side with potential perhaps for installation of staircase entry subject to PP? Potential overall in this area to create a self-contained basement apartment, subject to new owners wishes and planning permissions.
Basement Room Two
4.67m x 4.07m (15'3" x 13'4")
Another good size room, with light-well access to side, power and light.
Basement Room Three
4.39m x 4.04m (14'4" x 13'3")
Light-well access to front, power and light.
Basement Room Four
Smaller room with power and light.
First Floor Main Landing
Spacious and light landing, with loft access, and half-stairs to further inner landings.
With sash window, built-in cupboard, radiator, bath, basin and WC.
4.17m x 4.04m (13'8" x 13'3")
With neutral worktops, fitted base cupboards, window to side, vinyl flooring.
3.12m x 3.69m (10'2" x 12'1")
With neutral carpet and decor, sash window to side- potential to create access to and development of spacious roof terrace, subject to permissions.
2.97m x 2.34m (9'8" x 7'8")
Further kitchen with window to front and attractive aspect, vinyl flooring and neutral decor, neutral worktops with inset sink and fitted base units, original fireplace and built-in cupboard.
5.08m x 4.07m (16'7" x 13'4")
Spacious room with feature fireplace, sash window to front and sash bay window to side, radiator, two built-in cupboards.
2.15m x 4.04m (7'0" x 13'3")
Good size room with neutral carpet and decor, built-in cupboard, panelled bath, WC and basin, sash window.
4.8m x 4.17m (15'8" x 13'8")
Another large room with fireplace, sash bay window to side, radiator.
4.81m x 4.47m (15'9" x 14'7")
Located from inner rear landing, with feature fireplace, sash window to side, two further feature windows, built-in cupboards.
4.01m x 5.33m (13'1" x 17'5")
With two sash windows to side, feature fireplace, neutral carpet and decor.
Front of Property
The property occupies the substantial space between Albert Road (where the main entrance hallway is located), and Baker Street (where the gated rear access to the off road parking is), and sits "side on" to Maidstone Road. (NB: There is evidence the original access was from Maidstone Road). Beautiful looking building dating to 1864, bay-fronted and extended with gardens wrapping round to all sides.
Gardens and Off Road Parking
Double gates from Baker Street open into the off road parking area, space for three/four cars, large block built shed located here, space and potential for triple garage, subject to permissions and new owners wishes. The garden expands to both sides of property, with a good size patio to rear, mature plants, shrubs and trees, there is also a "writing hut" for renovation, and the whole plot is part walled and fenced all round. To the front entrance area, there is potential for further off road parking subject to planning, and two further storage sheds located here.
We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only, If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller by separate negotiation.
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