***£300 paid towards conveyancing by Weald Property on completion***
Stable Cottage is a handsome 4/5 bedroom detached Victorian family home set in 5.5 acres of delightful gardens and grounds offering secluded and rural living, stunning views & within the Cranbrook School Catchment Area
Stable Cottage is an attractive period country house dating from Victorian times with later additions. It's warm brick elevations house double glazed leaded light windows and above there are pretty dormer windows. The gabled frontage has a traditional oak framed storm porch while number of architectural and character features are on display including leaded light windows, period fireplaces, beams and exposed brickwork.
The accommodation includes: Entrance hall, Sitting room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Office, Reception/bedroom 5, Study, Boot room, Cloakroom, 4/5 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, Stable block, Outbuilding, Hot Tub, , Paddock, Approx 5.5 acres in all
The split level living space is bright and airy and of good proportions throughout. It is also very versatile and could be utilized in various ways to suit individual family requirements. Much of the accommodation is double or triple aspect with picture windows and French doors providing good levels of natural light and a delightful outlook over the gardens and beyond.
The property has been subject to a range of improvement works including reconfiguration of the layout, to create a adaptable space ideal for family life and entertaining. Welcome highlights include inviting wood-burning stoves, under-floor heating in the kitchen and sitting room, natural stone floor tiles, a vaulted kitchen with cream fitted cabinets incorporating quality integral appliances and well appointed bath/shower rooms.
Stable Cottage is set amid landscaped gardens bordered by natural woodland, creating an idyllic setting. Around the house are lawned terraces incorporating beds and borders filled with flowering plants. The terrace provides a delightful spot, with a hot tub being the perfect spot to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. In a tranquil and secluded setting, the gardens and grounds create a haven of peace and tranquility.
Within the grounds is a detached timber framed outbuilding. This comprises a vaulted interior, currently used as a games room with double doors leading to a store room. This provides opportunities for a number of uses, subject to any necessary consent(s). There is also a detached brick built stable block of a good size incorporating three loose boxes. The stables are in need of some attention, however, planning permission has been granted for conversion (see below). The paddock is set on the other side of the private lane, directly opposite the house and accessed by a five bar gate.
i) There is approved planning permission for conversion of the stable block into a two storey building. Planning Permission No: 16/503108/FULL
ii) Planning permission is in place for two balconies: one off front bedroom and one off middle bedroom overlooking garden. Planning Permission No: 1800003/FULL.
Full details are available on Tunbridge Wells Borough Council planning portal: https://twbcpa.midkent.gov.uk
Stable Cottage is located close to the village of Benenden and within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village provides a butcher, shop and post office and The Bull Inn & Restaurant. There is also a public footpath nearby which gives access to miles of walks across open countryside passing by several well regarded local hostelries. The market towns of Cranbrook and Tenterden offer a good selection of shops, restaurants and facilities and Tunbridge Wells provides comprehensive amenities.
Various golf courses in the area include Chart Hills at Biddenden and Hemstead Forest Golf Club at Cranbrook. Leisure facilities can be found at The Weald Sports Centre, Cranbrook and Tenterden Leisure Centre. Cycling, walking, running, riding and cultural events are on hand at Bedgebury and Hemsted Forests.
There are numerous excellent schools within the area, including Benenden Primary School, Benenden Girls School and Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, plus Saint Ronan’s and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst. The property also falls within the highly regarded Cranbrook School catchment area.
Headcorn and Staplehurst stations offer rail services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Canon Street from under an hour. Ashford International operates services to St Pancras with journey times from about 37 minutes and also to the continent. The A21 gives access to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the city.
- Services: Oil fired central heating. Under-floor heating to kitchen and sitting room. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage system.
- Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells
- Council Tax band (2018/19): G.
- Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
- Kitchen integral appliances include Falcon gas range cooker and Smeg dishwasher.
- Further vehicular access is provided from Nineveh Lane to the house and to the paddock.
- There are structural engineering plans to take out the blind wall to create a wide entrance hall.
- Photos taken prior to marketing.