This fabulous, semi-detached Edwardian villa is set over four floors and sits just outside the centre of Maidstone, Kent's county town.
Beautifully-presented to an excellent standard, this superb holiday home offers couples and families the ideal place to holiday at any time of year.
The ground floor offers a large and comfortable sitting room, as well as a formal dining room, perfect for celebrating a special event with family.
There’s also a well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast table, great for preparing meals or packing picnics, with superb facilities and plenty of workspace, the chef in the party will enjoy indulging their culinary skills here.
Stepping down the stairs from the dining room you will find yourself in the games room where you can challenge each other on the PlayStation 3, or if you need to keep up to date with what’s going on back home, step across into the study, complete with desks and plenty of sockets to charge your laptop.
On the first floor the master bedroom with en-suite freestanding bath is perfect for a romantic break away, what could be better than a long soak before climbing into a comfy king-size double bed as the a soft breeze drifts through the long windows overlooking the garden?
The rest of the bedrooms make the property just perfect for larger families or friends holidaying together, with two more doubles, one boasting en-suite shower facilities, and a twin room with a stacker bed, as well as a family bathroom - everyone is catered for, from bath time to bedtime.
For some quiet time in the evening, climb the stairs to the second floor and settle down in the watchtower, a half-glazed conservatory looking out over the garden, an ideal space for watching the sun go down as you enjoy a good book and a glass of wine.
This splendid holiday home comes complete with a lovely lawned garden for relaxing or dining alfresco, not to mention plenty of room for the children to tire themselves out, as the rest of the party sit and snooze in the sunshine.
For days out, you will be spoilt for choice, with excellent attractions such as Leeds Castle only a short drive away – come and discover the masonry and mazes that give it the title of The Loveliest Castle in the World.
Alternatively, enjoy a cruise on the Kentish Lady, along the River Medway, or perhaps indulge in a spot of retail therapy, see a show at the Hazlitt Theatre or dine out at one of Maidstone’s fine selection of cafes and restaurants.
Other attractions that are well worth a visit include Hastings which you can stop off at en-route to visit the setting for the 1066 Battle of Hastings, the Abbey and the Battlefied, the coastal town of Whitstable, famous for its oysters, Loose Village and its conservation area, Mote Park, just five minutes’ walk away with 450 acres of its country park to explore as well as the Mote Park Leisure Centre with pools, slides, courts and a gym.
Walkers are also well-catered for with Greensand Way’s 108 mile walking path that can be joined at Linton, boasting fantastic views and set just a five minute drive away.
Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens is just a 15 minute drive, Hop Farm is only a 20 minute drive away as is Chatham Dockyards and Dickens World.
Further afield is the Bluewater shopping and leisure centre and you can also visit London from Maidstone East which takes less than an hour to take you to London Victoria.
All of this and more is right on your doorstep when you holiday at this Maidstone villa, offering a fabulous break away for all ages, at any time of year.
Over four floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite freestanding bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x second floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x second floor twin with pull-out stacker bed. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast area (seats 4). Dining room. Sitting room. Lower ground floor games room, lower ground floor study. Second floor conservatory (seats 2).
About the location
Rochester 9 miles; Canterbury 20 miles
Kent's county town, Maidstone, lies at the heart of the Garden of England. Here orchards and hop gardens surround quaint villages and must-see heritage sights. In Maidstone visitors can indulge in a morning of retail therapy exploring the shops at Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre, before enjoying a cultured afternoon at Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery. A popular place to visit is The Archbishop’s Palace, a 14th century building on the banks of the River Medway. Speaking of the river, why not climb aboard the Kentish Lady for a scenic cruise through the Maidstone Millennium River Park? Once you reach the Kent Life Museum, you can gain a fascinating insight into Kent’s rural history in bygone times, whilst an interesting day out can also be had examining the elaborate sleighs, sedan chairs and horse-drawn vehicles of the Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages. Although Maidstone is a thriving town full of restaurants, pubs and theatres, it’s surrounded by stunning countryside. You can indulge in afternoon tea in a pretty tea room or enjoy a pint of local ale in one of the many pubs in the picturesque villages of Lenham, Marden, Headcorn and Yalding, all scattered around this beautiful county. Walk or cycle the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or venture south to Dover, for a trip across the channel, or stop off at the National Trust property Stoneacre. A visit to this part of Kent would not be complete without a day exploring Leeds Castle, said to be the loveliest castle in the world. Once home to Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, its opulent rooms reveal stories of English royalty throughout the ages, whilst its glittering lake, 500 acres of glorious parkland and fun maze are great fun to explore. Maidstone is a bustling county town, with so much to do on its doorstep.
Note: Maximum of 8 adults.