£1,125,000 Freehold

This remarkable house, recently constructed to the designs of the architect Matthew Heywood, can be found in the historic Kent village of Yalding. The six-bedroom property is set in beautiful mature gardens (the site approximately 0.66 acres in total) that are set back from the road down a private drive.

Heywood's design draws on the forms of traditional Kentish barns (particularly in the use of black stained wood) whilst also creating entirely contemporary spaces thanks largely to the full-height glass that is used throughout. Heywood's involvement in some of the most notable buildings built in Britain in recent times, such as the Media Centre at Lord's Cricket Ground and Selfridges in Birmingham (which he worked on whilst an Associate Director at Future Systems) is apparent in the striking forms of this fantastic house. Heywood's design was recently the recipient of a Silver A' Design Award in their Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

The ground floor is entered via a double-width pivoting front door that leads to a spacious entrance hall. There are two reception rooms on this floor, the main one being a spectacular triple-aspect space with a suspended fireplace. Sliding glass doors open out onto the gardens. The second reception is a double-aspect room that could be used as more of a snug space. The open plan kitchen / dining room has been fitted with integrated units and appliances and Corian work surfaces. A sliding glass wall opens onto the garden. A utility room and cloakroom can also be found on this floor.

The first floor features a master bedroom suite with good garden and woodland views. It has a dressing room and en suite bathroom. The landing is also a light-filled space with an excellent outlook. Three further bedrooms with large windows are all of a similar size whilst another bedroom incorporates an en suite shower room. There is also a sixth bedroom / study.

The gardens are a large part of the appeal of this property. Largely lawn, but with a selection of mature trees and shrubs, they make for an idyllic setting, especially given the fact that much of the plot borders on woodland. There is a decked terrace area at the rear of the house and also a detached double garage.

Yalding is an attractive Kent village that dates back to Saxon times. Well-known for its outstanding architecture, notable structures include a Grade I listed 13th century church and a medieval bridge that is considered to be one of the finest in the UK. Yalding also has a small range of services including a village school, shop, pub and railway station. The station runs services to London Charing Cross, via Tonbridge, in 1 hour 10 minutes. The nearby Paddock Wood station runs direct services in under 50 minutes. Paddock Wood also offers a great range of shops (including Waitrose) and places to eat. Further afield there are the towns of Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells (all within 12 miles).

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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