3 bedroom apartment for saleHall House, Moor Hill, Hawkhurst, Kent
Sold STC £550,000
- Walking distance to village
- Purpose built apartment
- Beautifully presented
- High specification
- Private terrace
- 6 acres shared grounds
- Tucked away setting
- A 21 only 2 miles
- Crabrook 5 miles
- Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Tenure: Share of Freehold
An expansive duplex apartment set in a prestigious Arts and Crafts style development on the popular Moor area of the village * Cranbrook School catchment area
* 2 Reception Rooms * Kitchen * 3 Bedrooms * 2 Bathrooms * Double Garage * Private Terrace * Shared Gardens and Grounds of about 6 acres * EPC C
The Bronte is a spacious duplex apartment set within Hall House which was purpose built just after the millennium within existing established park-like gardens and grounds. An Arts and Crafts style building, Hall House presents attractive gabled elevations of mainly brick with silvered timber beams and plaster infil with bay and dormer windows plus arched porticoes to the rear.
Classic features incorporated into the interior design include decorative coving and elegant fireplaces, panelled and louvre doors plus smart plantation shutters. Many of the rooms are double or triple aspect, taking advantage of high levels of natural light and increasing the feeling of spaciousness within. All the rooms have most pleasant aspects over the gardens and lofty ceiling heights overhead.
Internally, the apartment has been subject to a thorough programme of refurbishment including a stylish fitted kitchen with granite work-tops and quality integral appliances, luxuriously appointed shower rooms and cloakroom along with a replacement boiler. The bright and airy living space is finished to a high standard throughout and decorated in a range of tasteful neutral tones.
The accommodation is of excellent balance and proportions and of particular note is the striking dining hall which has direct access to both the kitchen and the drawing room, creating fabulous entertaining space. There are generous levels of storage throughout.
- Stunning reception/dining hall with full height feature windows and void to 1st floor and galleried landing above
- Triple aspect drawing room with elegant stone fireplace housing a wood-burner style gas fire and French doors to terrace - built in bookshelves and storage
- Smart fitted kitchen comprising a range of neutral toned cabinets with granite work surfaces - quality integral appliances include gas hob, double oven and warming drawer, fridge, freezer, microwave & dishwasher
- Utility room with built in cupboards and granite work-tops
- Cloakroom with contemporary white suite
- Galleried landing benefiting from extensive storage cupboards
- Master bedroom suite incorporating bedroom with fitted wardrobes, stone fireplace housing wood-burner style gas fire and French doors to balcony - chic en suite shower room - dressing room with exceptional hanging/storage space
- Bedroom 2 with fitted storage and stylishly fitted shower room
- Study/bedroom 3 incorporating a range of built in office furniture
- Double garage and visitors parking
- Private paved terrace
- Shared gardens and grounds of about 6 acres in all
Hall House is approached via a lengthy Rhododendron-lined gravel driveway. This culminates in a carriage sweep at the front of the building, flanked by beds filled with flowering shrubs and topiary.
The shared park-like grounds are a haven of peace and tranquillity. A horticulturalists delight, they have been formed through many years of thoughtful landscaping on the site. They incorporate formal gardens with sweeping lawns and established beds and borders filled with interesting flowering plants. There are more informal areas comprising a wealth of magnificent specimen trees including a majestic Cedar of Lebanon, which are under-planted with seasonal bulbs creating drifts of colour throughout the year.
There are pathways leading around the grounds, creating areas of privacy and seclusion and a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Bronte benefits from a private stone paved terrace which is accessed directly from the drawing room which creates the perfect spot to enjoy the surroundings. At the rear of the building is a large stone terrace bordered by clipped box hedging and a further terrace is set on the south side, adjacent to a pretty gazebo.
Garaging is provided within a courtyard area approached from the drive. The garages present brick elevations with tiled roofs in keeping with the house and provide ample space for two vehicles each, plus there is visitor parking provided.
Cranbrook 5 miles
Etchingham Station 8 miles
Staplehurst Station 10 miles
A21 2 miles
London 58 miles
(All distances are approximate)
Tenure: 999 year lease from 2002 and 1/7 share in the freehold.
Annual Service Charge: Approximately £6,500 p.a. to D.M.G. Management Ltd. Please note this includes main water and private drainage, communal and garden lighting, CCTV system, lift maintenance, cleaning of communal areas, gardening, electricity to common areas/garages, insurance, building maintenance and the provision of a sinking fund. A burglar alarm system and combined 24 hour surveillance cover the entrance and garage courtyard.
Services: Gas fired central heating. Under-floor heating to much of the ground floor. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage system.
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Tax Band G
Fixtures and Fittings: Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel: 01580 720000.
Hall House is set on the edge of the village Moor area of Hawkhurst. The village offers a range of local independent shops, two supermarkets, a village primary school, Kino cinema and various historic village inns including the nearby Queens Hotel and the highly regarded gastro-pub, The Great House. Nearby Cranbrook offers further shops and services and comprehensive facilities may be found at Tunbridge Wells. The property is set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Good road links in the area include the nearby A21 which leads to the M25 for Gatwick & Heathrow Airports and the City. The A28 gives access to Ashford International Station (journey times to London St Pancras in 37 minutes) and to the M20 for Dover and Folkestone. Etchingham and Staplehurst Stations both offer services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street (journey times of about 1 hour 20 minutes/57 minutes respectively).
A range of excellent state and private schools in the area includes Hawkhurst CEP School, St Ronans and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst, Dulwich Preparatory in Cranbrook and Claremont Senior School at Bodiam. The property also falls within the sought after Cranbrook School Catchment Area.
From Cranbrook take the A229 to Hawkhurst. At the crossroads in the centre of the village, go straight on into Highgate Hill. Proceed up Moor Hill for about 150 yards, past Talbot Road and turn left (just after The Smugglers public house which will be on the right hand side) at the In entrance to Hall House identified by two stone capped brick pillars.
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