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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Nineveh Lane, Benenden, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17

Offers in Excess of £1,295,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Rural location
  • Cranbroook School Catchment Area 2016
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Master bedroom & en suite
  • 4 double bedrooms
  • 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Garden & paddock
  • Triple garage

Full description



Local and comprehensive shopping: Local shopping in Benenden, more extensive shopping can be found in Cranbrook, Tenterden and Tunbridge Wells. Bluewater shopping centre is located just off the M25 Junction 2 (A2/M2).

Mainline rail services: Staplehurst to London Charing Cross. Ashford station has a high speed link to London St Pancras and Eurostar trains to the Continent.

Education: Excellent education opportunities exist within the area in both the private and state sector at all levels; these include Benenden, Cranbrook and Sissinghurst primary schools, Marlborough House, Dulwich and St. Ronan's preparatory schools, Cranbrook School, Sutton Valence School, Benenden School and Maidstone Grammar Schools

Motorway links: The M20 can be accessed via J8 and the M2 via the M20/M26 can be accessed at J5, both providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airport and other motorway networks.


Great Nineveh Oast is a charming Grade II listed oast house of excellent proportions, understood to date from the early 1800's and converted in 1999. The property has been refurbished by the current owners to a high standard and provides well presented and flexible family accommodation. Points of note include: A wealth of exposed timbers and beams, excellent ceiling heights, oak staircase and galleried landing, oak flooring and drop latch doors.

Ground floor accommodation comprises a spacious entrance hall with vaulted ceiling and central staircase, oak flooring and exposed brick to the roundels. The roundels, currently used as a sitting room and a family room, are of excellent proportions. Both are double aspect and the sitting room benefits from doors to the garden. Good sized study and off this is the garden room, which is currently used as a boot room. L shaped drawing room with exposed brick fireplace and wood burning stove and door leading to the terrace.

The kitchen/breakfast room is double aspect with door to the terrace and comprises hand built oak wall and floor units under granite work tops, cream coloured four oven Aga, painted tulip wood dresser, a double butler sink and terracotta tiles to the floor; there is space and plumbing for an American style fridge freezer and a dishwasher. The utility room has space for white goods, space and plumbing for an American style fridge/freezer and a door to the side of the property. An open tread oak staircase leads to a wonderful galleried landing off which are the five double bedrooms.

The upstairs accommodation comprises two roundel bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room, two further double bedrooms and the master bedroom with en suite shower room, built in wardrobes and door to the exterior staircase.

Garden, Grounds & Outbuildings
Great Nineveh Oast is approached along a private drive owned by the property through electric gates to a gravelled parking area with space for several cars.

The garden is mostly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and hedging; of particular note is a spectacular oak tree, thought to be 700 years old. The terrace, which can be accessed from the kitchen and drawing room, is south facing and ideal for al fresco entertaining.

There is an open, three bay garage with storage above and an attached secure single garage, which is currently used as a mower/plant store. To the west is a substantial steel framed barn, which was once the indoor riding school for the Benenden Riding Establishment. The paddock, which lies behind the garages, is currently down to grazing and benefits from stock proof fencing.To the southern boundary of the property is an area of woodland with a secluded lake, which has been well stocked and is ideal for fishing.

Oil central heating via radiators. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council - 01892 526121 Tax Band G

Agent's Note
Two neighbouring properties have right of access across the drive.
A public footpath runs along the north and west boundaries of the paddock.

Square Footage: 3,763 sq ft
Acreage: 5 Acres


From 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 towards Benenden. Continue for approximately a mile and take the first road on the right, signposted Skullsgate and Nineveh. Take the next right turn, continue until the left turn signposted to 'Great Nineveh Only'. Continue until the end and Great Nineveh Oast will be found on the left hand side through electric five bar gates.

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Added on Rightmove:
25 February 2016

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