Semi-detached house for sale in Lockington Grove, Rochester ME1

Semi-detached house for sale - 7 bedrooms 7 2 5
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Property features

  • Private garden
  • Double garage
  • Large enclosed garden
  • Garaging and front and rear parking
  • Potential for lower level self contained apartment
  • Central rochester close to high street and station

Property description

An abundance of original Victorian features remain in this substantial period home, built by a respected local builder Mr Naylar as his own home, a larger house on a bigger plot than those he built in King Edward Road. The house is set on a large walled and fence enclosed plot offering surprisingly secluded and mature gardens, great for wildlife currently holding a Silver Certificate from the Kent Wildlife Trust. Set over four floors, this seven bedroomed house has three reception rooms, a conservatory and large lower ground floor rooms, including the original kitchen. The design offers great flexibility in its use, ideal for a home and work living, the lower level has the potential for a separate flat or incorporating more into the main house. Requiring a programme of modernisation, the owners did have the main roof renewed in slate 4 years ago and the side roof overhauled a few years ago. There is a private front driveway for ¾ cars and a 30’ tandem block built garage and attached carport at the top of the garden with access onto Lockington Grove. The house lies within a conservation area and sits well with historic landmarks including the Cathedral, Chertsey Castle Gate, Rochester castle and the restored, vibrant High Street with its independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Rochester is well known for its association with Charles Dickens and hosts a variety of cultural festivals during the year, such as Sweeps, Dickensian Christmas and Castle gardens concerts. The attractive High Street is lined with a selection of period buildings dating from Georgian and Victorian times. There are a range of schools, private and state, including Kings School, St Andrews School, Rochester Girls Grammar School and the Mathematical school all within walking distance. The new mainline station is within a few minutes’ walk and has excellent services to London Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Victoria and a hi-speed service to Ebbsfleet (18min), Stratford and St Pancras (38 min). There are also excellent road links via the A2, M2, M20 and M25 to Maidstone, Canterbury, London, Bluewater shopping centre, Ebbsfleet International Station and Gatwick Airport.

Steps up to impressive Entrance with double doors and half moon fanlight over leading into
entrance hall: Impressive staircase to first floor with banister and spindles, sash window to side, radiator, door and steps down to lower level
dining room: 18'6 x 13’6, full height bay sash window to front with shutters, cast iron open fireplace with slate mantelpiece surround, plaster cornice and ceiling rose, picture rail, radiator
drawing room: 20'7 x 13'7,3/4 height sash window to rear and glazed French doors to conservatory - both with shutters, cast iron fireplace with marble mantelpiece surround and fitted gas fire, plaster cornice and ceiling rose, picture rail, radiators
sitting room: 16'8 x 12’, ¾ height glazed French doors with shutters to conservatory, sash window to front with shutters, tiled fireplace with marble mantelpiece surround and fitted gas fire, plaster cornice, picture rail, radiator
conservatory: 22' x 9’8, a wooden conservatory with glazed pitched roof, windows to three sides, double doors to garden, quarry tiled flooring
kitchen: 21'10 x 11’6, sash windows to front and side with pull up shutters, fitted sink and cupboard, fitted gas fired Aga range cooker also supplying the hot water, fitted shelving, French doors to garden
first floor landing: Radiator, stairs to second floor
bedroom: 14'8 x 13', sash windows to front, cast iron fireplace with marble mantelpiece surround, radiator, alcove shelving, picture rail, door to en-suite shower room sash window to front, walk-in tub bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c, tiled splashback, radiator
bedroom: 13'10 x 11’7, sash window to rear, cast iron fireplace, radiator, alcove cupboard
bathroom: Sash window to rear, radiator, panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled walls, heated towel rail
secondary landing: Built-in cupboard, access to loft
toilet: Casement window to front, Victorian high level w.c., radiator
bedroom: 12’6 x 10', sash window to rear, radiator, cast iron fireplace
bedroom: 20’2 x 11’6, sash windows to three sides, radiators, cast iron fireplace, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, access to loft
second floor landing: Sash window to side with view of Rochester Castle, access to loft area, radiator
bedroom: 15’ x 10'8, sash window to front with view toward the Medway basin, radiator
bedroom: 13'8 x 9'5, sash window to rear, radiator, cupboard for water tanks
bedroom: 13’10 x 10’7, sash window to rear, radiator
attic room: Great potential for a bathroom, water connection in cupboard
lower ground floor:
Hall: Door with steps up to the leading to front garden and door into the coal shed.
Reception: 18'6 x 13’6, ¾ height sash windows and French doors to front, alcove cupboards, radiator, tiled fireplace with fitted gas fire
original kitchen/reception: 19’ x 13’6, sash window to rear, original cast iron cooking range, alcove cupboards, original dresser, radiator, door to
scullery: 12’8 x 9’10, sash window to side, door with steps up to the rear garden, fitted sink, Ideal gas boiler for central heating, quarry tiled floor
toilet: Window to front, high level w.c., wash hand basin
cellar room: 8’ x 6’9, flank windows, original lead lined sink with slate drainers
exterior: Impressive gateway entrance with part shared driveway opening into a large front garden: Private shingled drive with parking for three/four cars, walled boundary with mature trees and shrubs, paved terrace with wrought iron railings, steps down to lower ground floor entrance. Side gate to South and West facing mature rear garden: Side area with shed, leading to a very private wall and fence enclosed garden, approximately 120' max x 120’ max, brick and paved terrace, flower and shrub beds, opening onto a large lawn with surrounding flower and shrub beds, abundance of mature trees, mature pond, various paths leading to different parts of the garden. At the far top corner of the garden is a tandem garage, block built, approximately 30’ in length with attached carport, double gates onto Lockington Grove. There is also a useable air raid shelter in the garden.

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