5 bedroom detached house for saleHill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent
Guide Price £1,800,000
- Stunning walled garden of about 1 acre
- Extended Grade II listed house
- 5 Double bedrooms
- Considerable outbuildings
- Heated swimming pool
- Further 3.5 acre paddock available by negotiation
A most attractive detached character home set within a stunning walled garden, adjacent to Chiddingstone Castle
Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 4 Reception Rooms, Utility Room, 2 Cloakrooms, Boot Room, 5 Double Bedrooms, 4 Bath/Shower Rooms. Large unconverted Outbuilding. Double Stable Block. Beautiful Walled Garden. Outdoor heated Swimming Pool. About 1 Acre. Additional 3.5 Acres available by separate negotiation
The property's own magnificent walled garden, amounting to about 1 acre, provide a delightful setting and outlook for this beautiful character property. On top of this, Garden Cottage is one of only a few properties that actually adjoins Chiddingstone Castle, with its majestic crenellated stone towers visible from many of the rooms in the house, and its grounds wrapping around the high walls of the garden. * Please see agent note.
The charming Tudor village of Chiddingstone (about half a mile) has a lovely local shop, Church, pub and post office. Edenbridge (about 5 miles) has a Waitrose supermarket and the nearby towns of Sevenoaks (8.5 miles), Tonbridge (9 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (11 miles) all offer a wide range of shopping, leisure and recreational facilities.
The area is surrounded by some breathtaking countryside, providing ample walking, cycling and riding opportunities and designated as the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Hever rail station (about 3 miles) serves London Bridge in about 48 minutes. Alternatively, Hildenborough station (6.3 miles) serves London Charing Cross/Cannon Street directly in about 40-50 minutes.
Chiddingstone has its own primary school (rated "outstanding" by Ofsted in 2015). There are also primary schools in nearby Hever, Leigh and Penshurst. The following well regarding independent / preparatory schools are also nearby: Lingfield Notre Dame, Brambletye School (East Grinstead), Michael Hall Steiner School (Forest Row), Holmewood House (Langton Green), and several in Sevenoaks. Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge both have excellent boys and girls grammar schools.
Garden Cottage is a sympathetically extended and updated Grade II listed period house offering flexible accommodation and an abundance of character.
Many beautiful exposed beams, including in the modern extension.
Drop latch wooden doors, in both the old and new parts of the house.
Lead light, diamond pane, wood framed windows.
Inglenook style fireplace in the Drawing Room housing a woodburning stove.
Superb triple aspect Kitchen/Dining Room with oak framed tall windows and French doors opening out to the garden terrace.
Painted wood fronted shaker kitchen incorporating a twin butler style sink, 4 door AGA, integrated dishwasher and space for an American style fridge freezer and wine cooler, with wood and granite worktops and pearlescent tiled splashbacks.
Limestone flooring in the Reception Hall and Kitchen/Dining Room.
Flexible ground floor accommodation including two staircases, separate entrance and a secondary kitchen (Utility Room), allowing potential for splitting the accommodation if required.
Vaulted double aspect Master Bedroom with French doors opening to a Juliet balcony overlooking the glorious gardens. Built-in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom.
4 further Double Bedrooms, 3 with En Suite Bath/Shower Rooms and 3 with built-in wardrobes. All having excellent ceiling heights.
Modern, white bathroom suites including Fired Earth and Waverley suites.
The gardens are a particular feature of the property and include a heated outdoor swimming pool with electric pool cover and pool terrace.
There is an unconverted 48'4' x 20'4'' single storey outbuilding providing garaging/storage and a workshop area. The outbuilding is of brick construction with corrugated iron roof and old (broken) windows. There is power and lighting connected. The oil tank is also currently stored in this building. There is a double garage door opening in to the building from the stable yard and a pedestrian door leading out to the courtyard near the house.
In addition to the larger outbuilding there is a twin stable block across the yard.
Should a purchaser be interested in acquiring additional land, there is a further 3.5 acre paddock available by separate negotiation a little further down the lane on the opposite side.
The gravel driveway provides ample off-road parking just beyond the garden wall, with tall double gates (with Judas gate) opening into the gardens where there is further parking space if required.
AGENT NOTE: Please note, the property does not have any form of right of access to the Castle grounds.
Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council, 01732 227000. Council Tax Band H
Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
From the M25, exit at junction 5 onto the A21 and then take the first exit onto the A25 towards Sevenoaks. At The King's Head on the green turn right into Bessells Green Road and at the end of this road turn right onto Back Lane. Continue for about 4.3 miles, through Goathurst Common and passing the turn off to Ide Hill. Where the road bears right towards Edenbridge, continue straight towards Chiddingstone. Continue for about 1.8 miles and then proceed straight over the railway bridge, joining the B2027 round to the left. After a few hundred yards turn right towards Chiddingstone. At the end of this road, at the cross roads, continue straight over towards Chiddingstone Castle. Fork right at the entrance gates to the Castle and the entrance to Garden Cottage is the third driveway on the left-hand side.
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