If you’ve never played Property Flirt before (and if not, what have you been doing with your surfing time?), welcome to one of the most popular bits of Muddy Stilettos, where I show you round a mega des res in the county, you guess the price and the winner gets to go on a romantic night out with Kevin McCloud.
Right, your starter for ten: Smith Hill House is a flirty farmhouse set down its own long driveway on a small farm complex in the quintessential village of West Farleigh, near Maidstone – think village green, a Norman Church and three well-loved pubs. You’ve got the brilliant Maidstone grammar schools on your doorstep, or superb independent school Sutton Valence. And Leeds Castle – for when you feel like a classical concert or a quick joust.
Remove your eye from the keyhole, because in we go, fellow nosers. Let’s have a looky round the rather fetching farmhouse kitchen. Followed by the spacious reception rooms with essential inglenook fireplaces and wood-burning stoves.
What more to tell you? There’s a total of five double bedrooms all on the first floor. As well as the farmhouse (the original part of which dates back to the 17th century) the property also includes an attached annexe and an adjoining barn, providing garage space (for the Bentley) and storage space (for vintage wine, of course).
More clues? Oh come on, you’re losing your touch! OK… Outside there is a south facing rear garden with a large gravel seating area and a path around the house – just under an acre of grounds in total. You’re within easy reach of London, motorways M20/M26 and Gatwick.
So, come on, now for the money shot. What do you think it’s on the market for? Well, find out if you got it right here! As ever, the figure within £10k of the price gets a month long all expenses paid trip to the Turks & Caicos. No not really, if you’re eyeing up a place this size you can buy your own bloody holiday!