The Green, Great Bentley, CO7 8PG


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Imposing five bedroom detached house occupying a prominent position on one of the largest village greens in England, standing in mature gardens of 3/4 of an acre. Moorlands has remained in the same family for circa 70 years. It now requires complete modernisation and improvement to blend the home's original character with modern facilities.

The property

Ground floor

Georgian style entrance porch opens to the central hallway with shelved arched recess and elegant staircase leading to the first floor accommodation with useful storage cupboards beneath. There is a rear hallway with cloaks cupboards and door leading to cloakroom facilities with toilet, wash hand basin.

At the front of the property are the two principal reception rooms, a magnificent sitting room with projecting side recess with windows and doors leading out to an attractive sunken garden with feature pond. There is a central fireplace with part shelved recess and ornate cornicing. A separate dining room also has views towards the village green with fireplace and adjacent cupboard as well as a connecting door which leads through to the kitchen breakfast room. The kitchen has bespoke units including two dresser style display cabinets and further work surfaces with stainless steel sink and double drainer, oil fired Aga and plumbing for a dishwasher.

At the rear of the property is a study, dual aspect overlooking the gardens. There is also a boot room with cupboard and door leading onto a utility room with a range of built-in cupboards, stainless steel sink and drainer unit and further door onto a log store where the oil fired boiler is found.

First floor

Stairs lead up to a split level landing with arched recesses and shelved airing cupboard. The master bedroom has fine views to the front towards the village green, closed fireplace with adjoining built-in cupboard. There is a further double bedroom at the front of the property with dual aspect including views over the village green with built-in wardrobe and cupboard above. At the rear of the property is another double bedroom with closed fireplace, pedestal wash hand basin as well as access into the roof space whilst there are two further bedrooms with built-in bedroom furniture.

The main bathroom has a panelled bath, tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and toilet whilst there is a separate cloakroom with wall mounted wash hand basin and toilet.


Moorlands is approached from the village green across a track with a brick wall at the front of the property and vehicular entrance leading through to a driveway and onto the double garage 20'4" x 18'. The front garden is retained by a brick wall with established shrub borders and mature trees with lawns and paved terrace in front of the house. Leading round to the side gardens is a sunken paved terrace with pond with shrub borders and pathways leading through to the rear garden.

The rear garden itself is predominantly laid to lawn with a variety of established shrubs and flower beds with mature trees and hedging whilst within the grounds are a detached thatched summer house in need of repair and separate greenhouse.

In total the grounds extend to just over 3/4 of an acre forming a delightful private setting to the property whilst also enjoying the aspects to the sides overlooking the village green.

Entrance hall

Sitting room 20' 7" x 20' 3" (6.27m x 6.17m)

Study 11' 4" x 10' (3.45m x 3.05m)


Kitchen/breakfast room 15' 5" x 14' 10" (4.7m x 4.52m)

Dining room 17' 4" x 15' (5.28m x 4.57m)

Boot room

Utility room 11' 11" x 11' 11" (3.63m x 3.63m)

Log store 13' 6" x 12' 1" (4.11m x 3.68m)

Double garage 20' 4" x 18' (6.2m x 5.49m)


Bedroom one 17' 5" x 15' (5.31m x 4.57m)

Bedroom two 15' 6" x 15' (4.72m x 4.57m)

Bedroom three 15' x 12' 5" (4.57m x 3.78m)

Bedroom four 15' 8" x 8' 1" (4.78m x 2.46m)

Bedroom five 12' x 7' (3.66m x 2.13m)



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