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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Biddenden, Kent TN27 8HN
- 5 reception rooms
- Large kitchen/breakfast room
- 5 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms, 3 en suite
- Integral double garage
Set 3 miles to Cranbrook the house is easily accessible to other towns and villages, namely Tenterden, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone. There are main line stations at Staplehurst and Headcorn and access, near Maidstone, to the M20 motorway. The property is situated off a private road between the pretty villages of Biddenden and Sissinghurst opposite National Trust woodland with a 10 minute walk to Sissinghurst Castle and there is:
Comprehensive shopping: in the neighbouring towns and villages. Bluewater shopping is located just off the M25, Junction 2 (A2/M2) and Ashford Designer Outlet is located at Junction 9 off the M20.
Rail services: to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street are at Staplehurst and Headcorn and trains to Gatwick are available from Tonbridge. Eurostar trains are available from Ashford International which also has the new High Speed Rail Link to London, journey time 37 minutes. www.nationalrail.co.uk. There are:
Primary schools at Biddenden, Benenden, Cranbrook, Colliers Green, Frittenden, Hawkhurst, Sandhurst, Sissinghurst and Staplehurst.
State secondary and grammar schools at Cranbrook School (voluntarily aided non-denominational boarding and day co-educational state grammar school), Angley School (sports college) and Homewood School, Tenterden (arts college).
Private schools: Marlborough House, Dulwich Preparatory, St. Ronan's, Vine Hall, Sutton Valence, Benenden, Bethany. There are:
Leisure and sporting facilities with a number of golf clubs including Chart Hills, Rye Links and Dale Hill. There is Risebridge Health Club, Goudhurst with pool, squash and tennis courts. Sailing and fishing at Bewl Water and riding, walking and mountain bike trails plus climbing and activity in Bedgebury Forest and Pinetum.
Motorway links: M25 via the A21 can accessed at Junction 5 and the M20 via Junction 8, both providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and other motorway networks.
Saxton House is understood to have been built in 1985. It was subsequently added to in the 1990's and again in 2003. It has external elevations mainly of brick and tile hanging with some rendering under tiled roofs and benefits from oil fired central heating and sealed unit double glazing. All the bathrooms have, in recent years, been refitted three of which with Villeroy and Boch suites in white. The house has, to the principal reception rooms and outside, an integral Bose sophisticated sound system.
The addition to the south end of the house is a stunning architect designed galleried and partially vaulted main drawing room with the principal bedroom suite above and most of the main rooms look out across the lovely gardens to the southwest.
Generous entrance porch with door to the spacious hall with stone flooring and a main staircase to the principal portion of the first floor. There are panelled doors to various rooms including a cloakroom which has been refitted and has stone flooring, a sitting room with an open fireplace to one end, a decorative cornice and ceiling roses and large windows to both front and rear, the latter also having a glass door to the enchanting garden room which was added in the 1990's. This stunning and vaulted room has exposed oak beams and rafters, terracotta floor tiles and two sets of French doors to the gardens and terraces. The gables at each end of this room are also glazed. The drawing room is a spectacular room added in 2003 with suspended solid oak flooring, up and down lighters and French doors and tall windows to the southwest overlooking and giving access to the decked terrace. There is a cylindrical Austro Flamm wood burning stove and a central and outstanding spiral staircase to the principal bedroom suite. Dining room with attractive stone flooring matching that of the hall, decorative cornice and serving hatch to the kitchen. There are double doors leading into the study which has two windows to the side and a range of bookshelves. Kitchen/breakfast room with extensive matching wall and floor units, an eye-level Bosch oven and microwave and a hob with extractor hood above. There is a dishwasher and space and plumbing for an American style refrigerator/freezer. There are two windows facing southwest overlooking the garden and a door to the utility/laundry room which has wall and floor units, a door to the rear and a door to the integral double garage.
First floor south. The spiral staircase from the drawing room leads to the principal bedroom suite, an exceptional vaulted room which is galleried to the room beneath and has plate glass balustrades. There is solid oak flooring, huge windows to the southwest overlooking the garden, a walk-in wardrobe and a door to a lavishly fitted en-suite bathroom with tiled floor and walls and a Villeroy and Boch suite of exceptional quality with freestanding bath tub on a timber plinth with matching washbasin, wc and a separate shower.
Main first floor area comprises a generous landing with access to mainly boarded roof space with shelving, an airing cupboard, bedrooms two and three have extensive storage facilities and both have en-suite bathrooms. In addition are bedrooms four and five and a fourth bathroom forming the family bathroom.
Outside and Gardens
To the front of the property is a gravel driveway providing parking and turning space and access to the integral double garage which has power, light and water connected, two up and over doors, a personal door and window to the rear. The garden to the front is screened by a profusion of ornamental trees and shrubs carefully selected to be evergreen. To the rear is a wonderful decked terrace with pond and three fountains and a further paved terrace faces southwest and leads on to the lovely gardens which have been carefully designed for ease of maintenance with sweeps of lawn interspersed with ornamental trees and shrubs. Running along the northwest side is a deep wooded area affording seclusion and shelter and within this area is a garden store and a three bay log store.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Shared private treated drainage.
Outgoings: Ashford Borough Council. Tax Band 'G'
entrance porch and spacious hall
5 reception rooms
large kitchen/breakfast room
5 generous bedrooms
4 bathrooms including 3 suites
integral double garage
garden and log stores
established and beautifully planted secluded and sheltered gardens of about an acre
From the Wilsley Pound Roundabout on the A229 take the turning towards Sissinghurst and Biddenden (the A262). Proceed through Sissinghurst and the entrance to The Nightingales will be found on your right hand side almost exactly one mile after passing the entrance to Sissinghurst Castle. Saxton House is the first property on your right hand side.