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Bay Road, Gillingham - £400,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A captivating detached character stone cottage with four generously sized bedrooms and enjoying a great location, close to some fabulous countryside walks and within walking distance to schools and the town centre. We believe that the earliest part of the cottage dates to the 1830s with historic and more recent sympathetic additions, which blend well into the original building. The cottage has been the very much cherished home to our selling family for over twenty three years, during this time it has been extremely well cared for and is presented in excellent order, offering bright and spacious accommodation throughout. The cottage benefits from two ground floor reception rooms, with one offering flexible usage - an ideal work from home with its own internal and external access, great garden room or as a bedroom with bathroom close by for a dependent relative. The cottage retains some delightful character features, which include the original storm porch and stain glass window, wonderful inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam and splendid stone chimney breast in bedroom two. Catering to modern day expectations, the property has gas fired central heating from a combination boiler and uPVC double glazed window with a sash style to the front of the building. This charming home must be viewed to truly appreciate what it has to offer the next lucky owner.


Ground Floor

Kitchen/Dining Room (3.99m'' x 6.45m'' / 13'1'' x 21'2'')

Maximum measurements - Panelled front door with inset glazed panes opens into a bright and welcoming combined kitchen and dining room. Window and bow window to the side with view over the garden, window with outlook to the rear and double doors opening to a courtyard area. Some exposed stone walls and part wood panelled walls. Recessed ceiling lights. Coat hooks. Radiator. Power points. Cupboard housing the combination gas fired central heating boiler. Central heating programmer. Fitted with a range of bespoke country style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards and tall cupboard fitted with drawers. Good amount of solid wood work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Butler style sink with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Space for a fridge/freezer. Tiled floor. Opens to the inner hall and shallow step down into the:-

Sitting Room (3.73m'' x 6.55m'' / 12'3'' x 21'6'')

Porthole window to the side, two sash windows overlooking the front garden and part glazed door to the front opening into the storm porch with pitched roof and stain glass window. Uplighters. Exposed painted timber beams and stone wall. Part wood panelled walls. Two radiators. Power points. Inglenook fireplace with light, Bressumer beam, multi-fuel burner and built in seat to one side of the chimney breast. Stairs rising to the first floor with storage cupboard under. Tiled floor.

Inner Hall

Ceiling light. Part wood panelled walls. Door to the bathroom and to the:-

Reception Room (2.92m'' x 3.84m'' / 9'7'' x 12'7'')

Overall measurement - A great multi functional room - ideal as an office with its separate entrance - formal dining room, garden room or ground floor bedroom. Window with deep sill to the side and double doors opening to the paved courtyard. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Electrics. Radiator. Power points. Exposed floorboards. Walk in store cupboard with light, hanging rail and shelf.


Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Part wood panelled walls. Bath with mixer tap and shower attachment plus full height tiling to the surrounding walls, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC with dual flush facility. Tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise to the landing with ceiling light and exposed timber. Door to bedroom two and four. Step up to the inner landing with recessed ceiling lights, smoke detector, radiator and power points. Doors to the bathroom, bedroom three and to the:-

Main Bedroom (3.10m'' x 3.58m'' / 10'2'' x 11'9'')

Maximum measurements - L shaped. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Power points. Door to the:-

En-Suite Shower Room

Obscured glazed window to the front elevation. Ceiling light. Chrome heated towel rail. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Low level WC with dual flush facility. Large tiled walk in shower cubicle. Wood effect vinyl flooring.

Bedroom Two (3.71m'' x 3.38m'' / 12'2'' x 11'1'')

Sash window to the front. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Old window recess. Exposed stone chimney breast with stone display alcove. Exposed painted floorboards.

Bedroom Three (3.18m'' x 3.20m'' / 10'5'' x 10'6'')

Window to the rear. Recessed ceiling lights. Access to the loft space Radiator. Power points.

Bedroom Four (2.82m'' x 3.07m'' / 9'3'' x 10'1'')

Maximum measurements - L shaped. Sash window to the front with partial views. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.


Obscured glazed window to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. Chrome heated towel rail. Fitted with a modern suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC with dual flush facility and bath with electric shower over and full height tiling to surrounding walls. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Laminate flooring.


Garden and Parking

The property is approached from the lane onto a gravelled drive with space to park two to three cars with the option to create additional parking if required. The front garden is laid to lawn. A five bar timber gate opens to a further gravelled area with steps leading up to the main garden, which is laid to lawn and offers a blank canvas for one own landscaping designs. A gate to the side of the cottage opens to a private and sunny paved courtyard enclosed in part by stone walling. A further gate opens to another enclosed space with a shed. The whole plot enjoys a sunny and private aspect and is of a good size.


From the Gillingham Office

Leave the Gillingham office and follow the road down the High Street until you reach the junction. Turn right at the junction, and as you approach the 'co-operative roundabout', take the last exit onto Bay Road. Continue on this road for a while going over the bridge where the property will be found on the right hand side on the corner with Bay Lane.