The name of this property could fool you into thinking it is a small period cottage, but nothing could be further from the truth. Offering just under 2,500 square feet of beautifully presented, flexible living space (excluding garage), this deceptively spacious, most elegant detached unlisted house would suit the needs of a huge variety of purchasers including families and those needing to consider dual occupancy. Whilst the house itself, which has been sympathetically and lovingly refurbished by the current vendors, offers the versatility for multi-generational living, there is also the large, impressive brick garage and workshop. For outside space, there is a surprisingly large, beautifully planted south facing garden which can only be described as a “hidden gem”. Planted with bees and insects in mind, this secret garden is a delight not only for pollinators, but also for adults, children, pets, nature lovers and gardeners alike. This property also benefits from a driveway where there is parking for at least 5 cars and from being within the sought after Cranbrook School Catchment Area. Internal viewing is highly recommended to appreciate all that this wonderful property has to offer.
This deceptively spacious village house, with its stunning secret garden and separate detached garage / workshop, could provide for a variety of lifestyles and would be ideal for buyers looking to enjoy a peaceful semi-rural existence, while still being within a short distance of good local amenities, schools and transport systems. Lovingly renovated by the current vendors, this beautiful period home, thought to date back to the early 1800's, has much to offer.
As you enter this property on one side of the house, you step into the lovely kitchen / breakfast room, whose original brick floor, bespoke shaker style cabinetry, painted period dresser, old fashioned larder and solid fuel Rayburn, are completely in keeping with the period of the house. Immediately adjacent to this is a large utility room which has oodles of space, and with its granite worktops and Bosch electric oven, is perfect for any serious cooks and bakers out there, or busy families. A useful cloakroom is accessed from the utility and backing onto it is a handy space with separate entrance from the outside, which could act as a boot room or second kitchen if required. NB: It may be possible (following expert advice) to link the utility with this space by making a doorway, which would make it ideal as a holding area for dirty dogs or children!
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To the other side of the house are the three light, bright south facing reception rooms which have beautiful sash windows giving wonderful vistas over the lovely garden. There is a more formal drawing room with working fireplace, a further sitting room which acts more like a cosy snug, where you can imagine curling up in front of the wood burner and TV, and a good size further reception room which could be utilised in a number of different ways.
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At the end of the house on the ground floor is a bonus space which has been used mainly as a garden room, but which could also be a perfect study, home office or hobby room. There is also a traditional style modern bathroom, ideal should anyone need downstairs facilities.
Stairs from the ground floor lead to a long landing which gives access to all five bedrooms and the family bathroom on this floor. The light, bright bedrooms, which are all generous doubles with high ceilings, are beautifully appointed with many character features. The principal bedroom which is situated at the back of the house has a double aspect, giving glorious views over the garden and Wealden countryside. The spacious, traditional style modern family bathroom is both beautiful and practical and there is also a pretty en-suite bathroom to bedroom 4.
Detached from the main house, this super brick garage offers much in the way of potential. At present, it is set up as a serious workshop. Double oak doors to the front mean that it could easily be used for garaging and workshop / storage space.
A gravel driveway to the side of the property provides parking for a number of cars and gives access to the garage with greenhouse to one side and potting shed to the other. The delightful south facing garden, which is completely enclosed, wraps round the house on two sides, and is an oasis of calm and relaxation, completely in keeping with the character and feel of the property. Different patio areas within the garden provide places of interest to sit and a large vegetable garden, fruit trees and greenhouse mean that you really can live the good life here.
Mains: water, electricity and drainage. Heating is via an electric boiler and solid fuel / wood Rayburn. EPC Rating: E. Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Council Tax Band: G.