1 Popes Wood, Bearsted

  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions

A substantial, traditionally styled detached family home, built in 2000 and set within a secluded plot of 0.22 acres in this exclusive…

Key features

  • A Traditionally Styled Modern Detached House
  • Situated In An Exclusive Private Road
  • Over 2000 Sq. Ft Of Luxuriously Appointed Accommodation
  • Five Bedrooms - Two Bathrooms
  • Two Reception Rooms Plus Orangery
  • Stunning Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room
  • Set Within A Secluded Plot Of 0.22 Acres
  • Substantial Home Office/Guest Annexe
  • Lapsed Consent For Additional Detached Bungalow

Full property description

A substantial, traditionally styled detached family home, built in 2000 and set within a secluded plot of 0.22 acres in this exclusive private road in the highly sought after village of Thurnham. The property has been sensitively improved and completely renovated throughout, now offering over 2000 sq. ft of luxuriously appointed accommodation in one of Maidstones most prestigious and sought after locations.

The property is entered via a UPVC double glazed front door. This opens into a welcoming entrance hall, with a cloakroom, stairs to the first floor, striking Vicaima solid oak doors to all rooms and beautiful wood effect flooring, which extends throughout most of the ground floor. To the left of the entrance hall, there is study with an extensive range of fitted office furniture and a lovely bay window overlooking the front garden.

To the right of the entrance hall, there is a magnificent dual aspect reception room with an elegant dining area and a sitting area with a contemporary fireplace which creates a stylish centre piece for the room. From the sitting room, a set of double glazed French doors open into a splendid double glazed orangery, with air conditioning under floor heating, porcelain flooring and bi-folding doors which connect with the rear garden.

From the entrance hall, grand oak sliding double doors open into a spectacular open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room to the rear of the house. This has been fitted with an excellent range of modern wall and floor units, set around stainless steel NEFF appliances, quartz work surfaces, porcelain floor tiles and a quartz topped breakfast bar. There is a double glazed door from the kitchen to the garden, whilst the breakfast/family area has a pleasant bay window overlooking the rear garden and is a wonderful informal space to spend time in. The kitchen is further complemented by a useful utility room, with plumbing for white goods and access to the integral double garage.

A glazed solid oak staircase rises to the first floor, and five generously proportioned bedrooms (four doubles and one good single bedroom, all with built-in wardrobes). The main bedroom is an impressive double room, with an entire wall of sleek, fitted wardrobes and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. This has a contemporary white suite, including a double ended bath, a shower enclosure with a digital shower and is finished with attractive porcelain tiling. The family bathroom is equally well-appointed, with a modern white suite including a double ended jacuzzi bath and a separate shower enclosure.


The property is set within a generous and secluded plot which measures 0.22 acres. It is approached via a block paved driveway which provides extensive parking for approximately four to five cars and leads to an integral double garage with an electric roller door. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by tall, mature hedging and trees for privacy. The rear garden has been thoughtfully landscaped, with a full width patio, hot tub area and raised decking adjacent to the house, providing an ideal area for outdoor entertaining. There is a well-stocked rockery, beautifully planted with a variety of colourful flowers and shrubs, with wide, paved steps which rise to a second level, ideal for younger children. This has an expanse of artificial grass, raised composite decking and an enclosed childrens play area with a climbing frame, slides, swings and a rubber floor.

At the rear of the garden, there is a substantial fully insulated outbuilding, with a gym, office, kitchenette, a washroom, air conditioning, usable loft-room, electric radiators, double glazed windows and wi-fi, making this an ideal home office or guest annexe. The property also has a rear access with a dropped kerb from Hockers Lane and the vendors have successfully obtained planning permission for a 2/3 bedroom detached bungalow, which would utilize this rear access. The planning consent lapsed in 2022, however this could easily be reinstated subject to obtaining all of the necessary permissions from the Local Authority.


Popes Wood is an exclusive collection of just five, individually styled, detached residences, situated in a secluded private road in Thurnham, just outside the highly sought-after village of Bearsted.

Bearsted is an idyllic Kentish village, with a beautiful village green, flanked by many fine period residences, The White Horse and The Oak On The Green public houses, The Fish On The Green and several village shops including the renowned Crouch Butchers. Other amenities within the village include a post office, an express supermarket, aa library, a doctors surgery, a petrol station, Roseacre and Thurnham schools, Bearsted Golf Club, Bearsted & Thurnham Tennis Club and a mainline station with a regular and direct service to London.

Bearsted is surrounded by much beautiful countryside including Bearsted Woodland Trust, as well as having easy access to the North Downs and the Pilgrims Way, making it ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits such as rambling. For those who enjoy riding, there are stables and livery yards nearby, along with plenty of bridleways.

The nearby village of Leeds is host to Leeds Castle, over 900 years old and set within over 500 acres of beautiful park-like grounds, the castle is known as the loveliest castle in the world and is a draw for tourists from all over the world.

For a far wider range of amenities, the nearby county town of Maidstone offers a fine selection of shopping, educational and recreational facilities, including several grammar schools, Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre, three stations and a hospital.

Bearsted Station provides a direct rail link with London, whilst the nearby junction 7 of the M20 provides good road access to London and the coast.

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, floor plans and site plans are a guide to prospective buyers only and are not precise. Fixtures and fittings shown in any photographs are not necessarily included in the sale and need to be agreed with the seller.

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