Romantic history of listed house
Address: High Street, Aylesford Price: £525,000 Agent: Ward & Partners
Behind the red front door of this Grade II listed home in the heart of Aylesford village is a romantic link with nobility.
It was built in 1767, and a plaque on the wall in the centre of the building bears the letters A and an E, with a T above them.
This is understood to refer to the first occupants, newlyweds Augustus and Elizabeth Taylor, members of the local aristocracy, who received the building as a family gift to mark their nuptials.
Today, the right hand side of the building, a semi-detached corner property built over five floors, is on the market.
Many changes have happened since the first newlyweds moved in, but it still boasts bird’s eye views over the old part of Aylesford and the river Medway.
A 25ft lounge is on the lower ground floor and has large windows to the front.
At street level, the front door opens directly into a large reception room, leading on into a bespoke, fitted kitchen. The kitchen opens to a garden room and private courtyard.
There is a cloakroom and a utility room.
The four/five bedrooms are over the top three floors, together with a family bathroom and an additional cloakroom.
Nearby pub the Chequers overlooks the river Medway and the village has an active community life.
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