4 bedroom detached house for saleCranbrook Road, Biddenden, Kent
Offers in Excess of £895,000
- Cranbrook School catchment
- Spacious reception rooms
- 5 reception rooms
- 4 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Pretty listed cart lodge
- Leisure complex
- Including swimming pool
- Landscaped gardens
- Flanking open farmland
Seal Oast is a striking example of a period oast converted to a high specification to provide bright and airy accommodation of excellent proportions throughout amid lovely grounds.
Internally, the living space offers exceptional levels of light and space, with many of the rooms being double aspect and several sets of French doors give access to the landscaped gardens. The interior is subject to excellent presentation throughout with décor in a range of tasteful neutral tones and well appointed kitchen and luxurious bath/shower rooms. There are lofty ceiling heights above and an all round pastoral outlook with far reaching views to the rear.
A glazed walkway has been added giving instant access from the house to the leisure complex. The swimming pool is housed in a conservatory building, encouraging year round use and there are four sets of French doors to the gardens, fantastic for summer parties and entertaining.
o Bright and airy drawing room enhanced by open fireplace with stylish stone surround and sitting area with French doors to garden
o Dining room with French doors to garden
o Kitchen/breakfast room housing extensive chic fitted cabinets with granite work-tops and natural stone floor tiles - integral appliances including oil fired Aga, dishwasher electric oven and hob
o Utility room with matching fitted cabinets
o Study set within roundel
o Contemporary glazed walkway leading to the leisure suite which comprises: games room with wood-burning stove, pool room giving access to shower room and pump-house, indoor heated swimming pool
o Expansive master bedroom benefiting from fitted wardrobes en suite bathroom
o Three further good size bedrooms with fitted wardrobes - one within roundel benefiting from walk in dressing room with wash basin
o Family bathroom and separate shower room
o Pretty Grade II listed cart lodge
o Over 2.3 acres of gardens and grounds
The established gardens surrounding Seal Oast are a delight, lovingly maintained and thoughtfully landscaped, creating a delightful setting for the property. They are mainly laid to lawn, with beds and borders filled with herbaceous plants, flowering shrubs, climbers and rose varieties, creating vibrant displays throughout the seasons. The grounds are encompassed by mature indigenous trees, providing good levels of privacy and seclusion. There is a substantial stone terrace at the rear of the house which enjoys a wonderful outlook.
The pond and fountain provide a delightful focal point filled with water lilies and other aquatic planting. There is also a small orchard. At the front of the house, a gravel driveway provides parking for numerous vehicles and adjacent the picturesque Grade II listed cart lodge provides useful garaging. In all the gardens and grounds amount to about 2.3 acres including paddock.
Cranbrook 4.5 miles
Headcorn Station 6 miles
Ashford 14 miles
Rye & the Coast 13 miles
London 55 miles
(All distances are approximate)
Seal Oast is located in a semi rural setting, set back from the road and flanked by open farmland to the rear affording outstanding far reaching countryside views. It is situated on the rural periphery of the picturesque Wealden village of Biddenden and between the historic market towns of Cranbrook and Tenterden. The former has a pretty village centre which offers a good range of local services including village store and post office, primary school, coffee shops, village inn, the Michelin starred West House Restaurant and the Parish Church of All Saints. Nearby Cranbrook and Tenterden both provide a good range of supermarkets, local traditional shops, public houses, restaurants and amenities along their picturesque town centres.
The area boasts numerous excellent state, private and grammar schools including Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, St Ronans and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst and Sutton Valence Junior and Senior Schools. The property is also situated within the sought after Cranbrook School catchment area.
Nearby Headcorn Station offers fast and frequent services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross with journey times from 57 minutes. Alternatively, Ashford International Station gives access to St Pancras in 37 minutes and to the Continent. The A21 gives access to the M25 to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and to the City and the A28 leads to the M20 for Dover and the Ports.
Services: Oil fired central heating, private drainage, mains water and electricity. The leisure complex has its own independent heating and hot water.
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council: 01233 637311. 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.
From our office in Cranbrook proceed up The Hill towards Tenterden. Continue along Golford Road (which becomes Cranbrook Road) for about 5 miles. Go past Fosten Lane on the left and continue for a short distance. Immediately after the road sign indicating the S bend, pull into the slip lane on the left. Seal Oast will be found on the left, with a cast iron gated entrance.
Jackson-Stops & Staff Private Finance specialises in advising on and arranging competitive mortgages quickly, efficiently and in a stress-free manner. Please contact the office for further information.
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