Meadowcroft House is a most handsome 4/5-bedroom Edwardian country house sitting in approximately 12.5 acres of peaceful, beautiful gardens, grounds and paddocks. Set in a desirable rural location between the Wealden villages of Staplehurst and Goudhurst, the property presents an exciting project with updating and refurbishment required and is well within the sought-after Cranbrook School Catchment Area. The transport links and nearby schooling options are second to none while this enchanting family home benefits from features such as high specification equestrian facilities, a large sand school, ample well-built stabling, a tractor barn and a 6-bay classic car garage.
The accommodation in the main house comprises on the ground floor: large and light sitting room with attractive open fire place; sash windows and high ceilings; the dining room with grand fire place; sash windows and further high ceilings; a cosy snug with wood burner; inviting family kitchen with large Aga; breakfast area; useful utility room; conservatory; wc / cloakroom and boot room / boiler room. On the first floor: 4 bedrooms with built in fitted wardrobes – including large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom also with fitted wardrobes; guest suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom; further family bathroom and separate wc suite. On the 2nd floor, a large attic room (bedroom 5) and additional eves storage with space for potential en-suite bathroom conversion (subject to planning consent).
The exterior includes: approximately 12.5 acres of pretty gardens, paddocks and grounds; separate office (with potential for 1 bedroom annexe conversion - subject to planning consent); 2 field shelters with concrete flooring; large sand school (ménage); 8 well-built wooden loose horse boxes all with electricity and running water plus large foaling box with chalk floor – 2 of the stables offer rubber flooring; 2 tack rooms, a large agricultural / tractor barn; high specification 6 bay garage (ideal for classic cars); a smaller barn (rug barn); immaculate post and rail fencing; ample driveway parking and delightful rural views.
Situation: The property sits in a secluded, peaceful rural position, with delightful views over the surrounding countryside. Located on the edge of the desirable village of Staplehurst with its excellent mainline station (London 54 mins) it lies close to the charming market town of Cranbrook which offers a good range of shopping facilities including a well-served supermarket. Tenterden and Tunbridge Wells also offer a good range of amenities, as do Maidstone and Ashford. The mainline station at Staplehurst provides a regular commuter service to London and the Eurostar Terminal at Ashford provides high speed trains to London and the continent. The area is particularly well known for the quality and choice of schools, in both the private and state sectors, especially as the property lies within the Cranbrook School Catchment Area.
Cranbrook 4.5 miles. Goudhurst 4.5 miles. Staplehurst 2.1 miles (London Bridge from 54 minutes). Marden 4.6 miles (London Bridge from 48 minutes). A21 - 6 miles. Tenterden 10 miles. Maidstone 11 miles. Tunbridge Wells 14 miles (London Bridge from 48 minutes). Ashford International 19.5 miles (London St Pancras 36 minutes). M25(J5) 24 miles. Bluewater 31 miles. Gatwick airport 37 miles. Heathrow 65 miles. (All times and distances approximate).
Services: Mains Electricity, Oil Fired Central Heating, Mains Water, Private Drainage
Council: Maidstone Borough Council