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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Glassenbury Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17

Guide Price £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Occupying an idyllic setting
  • Superb Grade II listed country house
  • 5 reception rooms
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bath/shower rooms
  • attached 1 bedroom cottage
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Tennis Court
  • Swimming pool

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A superb Grade II Listed country house together with
ancillary accommodation and recreational facilities, located within the stunning Glassenbury estate


Little Glassenbury is a wonderful Grade II Listed family home understood to date from the 17th century with later additions and believed at one time to have been the 'Dower House' to Glassenbury House. Situated towards the end of a long private lane, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property, which has been sympathetically refurbished by the current owners, nestles amidst beautiful gardens and grounds. Internally, the house retains a wealth of charm and character, with excellent family accommodation arranged over three floors together with a versatile attached self contained cottage. Points of note include;
An abundance of exposed timbers and beams, leaded light casement windows with ornate fittings, wooden drop latch doors, Italian marble flooring to the entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, boot room and cloakroom.
Under floor heating features to a number of rooms and there is wiring in place for surround sound and recessed ceiling speakers feature to some rooms.
Another significant feature of this delightful property is the outstanding dining hall or 'great hall' as it is sometimes known, which provides a wonderful space for entertaining. This most impressive double height room, formerly a 17th century barn with later 18th century additions, is linked to the main house via the beautifully refurbished entrance hall, from where access can be gained via French doors to the south facing terrace.
Further well proportioned, attractive reception rooms all feature fireplaces and comprise a drawing room, a dining room, a wood panelled family room and the principal reception hall with door to the south facing terrace.
The bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room by Morris & Murray has an extensive range of burr oak cupboards with honed granite work surfaces and a hand painted dresser-style cupboard. Appliances include an electric Aga with electric Companion, LPG hob, and an integrated Miele dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Off the kitchen is an excellent north facing pantry. Both the pantry and utility room are fitted to match the kitchen and offer ample storage.
A wide staircase leads to the generous first floor landing where there are four double bedrooms, a dressing room, twobath/shower rooms (one being en suite) and a separate WC.
The beautiful master bedroom with wide oak floorboards, enjoys lovely views and benefits from a substantial en suite bathroom which can also being accessed from the landing.
An additional bedroom, a study/home office and a dressing room with fitted cupboards are located on the second floor and complete the internal accommodation for the main house.

Adjoining the main house to the east is a charming cottage with sitting room, fitted kitchen with space for various appliances, first floor bedroom and shower room.

Gardens, Grounds and Outbuildings
Little Glassenbury is approached via a gravel drive where there are parking areas to the north and east of the house together with extensive garaging.
The beautiful gardens and grounds provide a wonderful setting for Little Glassenbury. Immediately to the front of the house is the delightful sunken walled garden known as the 'blue and white garden', featuring reclaimed York stone paths and planted with a variety of seasonal shrubs and flowers. Brick pathways meander around the house to a substantial brick terrace which stretches away to an expanse of level lawn, ideal for croquet, with mature yew hedging, a bank of rhododendrons, azaleas, laburnum and a delightful Edwardian summerhouse dating from 1906, enhanced with beautiful wisteria.
Diagonally opposite is the 'saline' pool which is heated by a ground source heat pump and the pool house, constructed 100 years after the summerhouse, and featuring a games/recreation room and shower room.
There is a pond with wooden jetty, an all weather tennis court, well screened by mature hedging, a kitchen garden and various fruit trees including apple and mulberry.
Within the confines of the house but accessed externally are the wood store with wooden steps leading up to a loft, a log shed and gardener's WC. Further outbuildings include a potting shed, a Hartley Botanics greenhouse, detached double garage with workshop, oil tank store and mower store and an open bay garage with space for two cars.

Square Footage: 6,789 sq ft
Acreage: 2.2 Acres


From the Cranbrook office travel along the A229 for about 0.8 of a mile and turn right onto Glassenbury Road B2085, continue for about 1.3 miles and the entrance to the private lane will be found on the left hand side, proceed along the lane for about 0.7 of a mile and the entrance to Little Glassenbury will be found on the bend.

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24 March 2016

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