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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Iden Green Road, Benenden, Kent TN17 4EZ
- Range of listed buildings
- 5 bedroom farmhouse
- 4, 2 bedroom cottages, 1 flat
- Equestrian facilities, pool
- About 37.3 acres CSCA
Frame Farm is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, set off the road and protected by its own land. The sought after village of Benenden is easily accessible providing local shopping facilities including a village shop with post office, and butcher.
Comprehensive shopping: More extensive shopping and amenities can be found in and around the picturesque small towns of Cranbrook (3.8 miles), Hawkhurst (4.2 miles) and Tenterden (6 miles), which include leading supermarkets and a variety of restaurants. Tunbridge Wells (18 miles), with its period architecture, excellent shopping mall and extensive retail park. Bluewater shopping centre is located just off the M25 Junction 2 (A2/M2).
Mainline rail services Staplehurst (8.5 miles) with services to London Bridge, Waterloo and Charing Cross. Early morning and evening direct services to and from Cannon Street. Connecting trains to Gatwick airport from Tonbridge via Redhill. Eurostar trains run from Ashford International www.eurostar.com A regular high speed train service from Ashford International to London St Pancras, with a journey time of 37 minutes. www.nationalrail.co.uk
Private schools: Dulwich Preparatory, Marlborough House, St. Ronan's, Vinehall and Claremont School preparatory schools. At senior level, Benenden Girls' School, King's School Canterbury, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Mayfield and Sutton Valence Schools.
Primary schools: Benenden, Sandhurst, Hawkhurst.
State secondary and grammar schools: Cranbrook School (voluntary aided non-denominational boarding and day co-educational state grammar school), Homewood School, Tenterden (Arts College), Highworth Grammar School Ashford (Music specialist), Norton Knatchbull for Boys (Language College and offering the International Baccalaureate).
Leisure/sporting facilities: Nearby facilities include Cranbrook Rugby Club, a number of golf clubs including Hemsted Forest, Chart Hills and Rye Links. Water sports at Rye and Camber Sands. Sailing, fishing, riding, walking, and mountain bike trails at Bewl Water, and an activity centre in Bedgebury Forest and Pinetum. Public leisure centres at Cranbrook and Tenterden. Hemsted Forest and surrounding farmland provide wonderful hacking.
Motorway links: The M25 via the A21 can be accessed at J5 and the M20 via J8, providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and other motorways.
Frame Farm is an idyllic small country estate with an impressive and versatile collection of Grade II listed buildings which include a delightful Georgian farmhouse, a skilfully converted former 17th century weavers' house, with later additions, and a superb unconverted timber framed barn, all nestling amidst lawned gardens which gently continue to undulating pasture which protects the property.
This lovely and inviting family home has three flexible reception rooms of excellent proportions providing ideal areas for entertaining.
The 'farmhouse' kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke hand painted cupboards complemented by granite work surfaces. Appliances comprise an oil fired two oven Aga, electric oven, ceramic hob, integrated microwave, two fridges, waste compactor and dishwasher.
Four of the five double bedrooms feature a variety of built-in or fitted cupboards and the master and second floor bedrooms benefit from a dressing room.
Four bath/shower rooms (three en suite) are well appointed with white sanitary ware.
Frame Farm is approached via a gated driveway flanked by fields and mature trees. The drive divides, leading to both a gravelled area to the front of the house and the range of other buildings and additional parking to the west.
Mature, well established gardens surround the house providing privacy and seclusion together with a well situated heated swimming pool.
1-5 Old Weavers Cottages
To the north east of the main house lies an impressive timber framed building, understood to have originally been a weavers house dating in part from 1607, and later converted to a granary with oast houses. The building incorporates four excellent self contained, two bedroom cottages, a one bedroom flat, communal laundry room and store room.
A beautiful detached 18th century oak framed barn with half hipped plain tiled roof is currently divided into storage areas and there is a useful workshop. Planning permission has lapsed (TW/03/02100/FUL) for conversion to a 4 bedroom residential dwelling.
Equestrian Facilities, Land & Outbuildings
A substantial barn incorporates 8 Bradmore stables with automatic drinkers, swivel mangers and 'easy fill' hayracks, large tack room, feed room, a wash down area, WC and hay loft. One of the stables benefits from direct access to a holding paddock with substantial post and rail fencing to the perimeter.
To the north of the stable complex is an agricultural/machinery barn ideal for housing tractors and or horse boxes and a further livestock barn/field shelter with 5 open bays.
The fields are down to grass with water connected, hedge or fence enclosed and interspersed by belts of mature trees and copses under planted with bluebells, together with a stream and spring fed pond.
Of further note is the wonderful adventure playground with zip line, rope swings and BBQ area.
Frame Farm qualifies for the Rural Farm Payments Scheme
From our offices in Cranbrook proceed down the High Street into Stone Street and take the first right onto The Hill. Continue and take the third right onto Tilsden Lane and follow until the T junction. Turn left signposted to Benenden. On reaching the crossroads in Benenden turn right and proceed southward for approximately 0.7 of a mile where the drive to Frame Farm will be found on the right hand side.