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3 bedroom detached house for sale

The Street, Frittenden, Cranbrook

Withdrawn from Market £600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached 3 Bedroom House
  • Picturesque Village Setting
  • Modern Kitchen With Miele Appliances And Franke Ceramic Sink
  • Master Bedroom With En-Suite Bathroom
  • Study
  • Separate Dining Room With Clearview Wood Burning Stove
  • Full Of Ecclesiastical Features
  • Former Feature Well
  • Detached Outbuilding Of Historic Importance
  • Cranbrook School Catchment Area

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Rarely available, and pretty as a picture, is this fantastic detached property of historical importance. Built around 1848 and designed by renowned architect R.C Hussey who was famous for his ecclesiastical designs, the house has attractive elevations made from local Bethesden Marble with stone dressings and striking arched mullion windows. The house would have been part of the original complex that included the neighbouring parish church of St Mary's, and today comes complete with the former well set on a stone plinth with a tiled roof, feature stone wall that adjoins the lych gate and the matching outbuilding. Former uses have been noted as a gardeners cottage to the estate, and even as a police station, where rumour has it that the outbuilding was used as the village gaol!

Nowadays, the house has been transformed into a wonderful bright and airy place to live with fabulous modern features such as a smart updated kitchen with Miele appliances and Franke ceramic sink, en-suite bathroom and shower room, yet still retains all of the appealing architectural features that one would expect, including arched recesses and windows, picture rails, panelled doors and fireplaces.

Outside, French doors lead out onto the large terrace, which is perfect for al fresco dining, and beyond the lawn is mellow stone walling, and screened to the front by mature hedging. There are mature planted borders full of flowers and shrubs, plus a further seating area with water feature.

The front of the property has an ample gravel driveway with parking for two or more cars and leads to the well and the pretty ecclesiastical styled outbuilding, which could be a great home office or studio.

Location could not be more perfect with the back drop of the village church and far reaching views from the first floor. Amenities are close by and the village has a thriving calender of activities and various clubs, a good village pub and a village shop within 1 min walking distance. Travel into London is possible by either Staplehurst or Headcorn stations and the journey times are around an hour. Schooling is on hand with the village school next door and there are very good private schools in the area that offer facilities from the age of three upwards. The property is also within the sought after Cranbrook school catchment area. 

THE HOUSE  

ENTRANCE HALL Fabulous arched wooden door set in matching stone surround leads into the hallway. Stairs lead up to the first floor. Parquet flooring. Doors lead to the dining room, lounge and cloakroom. 

CLOAKROOM Fully tiled walls and floor. WC and wash hand basin. Under stairs cupboard. 

DINING ROOM Arched window to the front. Original open fireplace fitted with a high quality Clearview duel fuel burning stove. Fitted cupboards and display unit to one side. Arched recess with shelving. Solid oak flooring. Door and steps leading to the kitchen. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Double aspect feature windows look out over the views to the side and rear, plus an internal glazed window overlooks the study. Wooden door leads out to the garden. Beautiful quality kitchen fitted with cream coloured wall, base and drawer units and matching work surfaces. Fitted Franke butler style ceramic sink. Built in Miele electric oven and hob, integrated dishwasher, space for a washing machine and fridge/freezer. Nice feature breakfast bar. Engineered oak flooring. 

LOUNGE Beautiful room with arched windows giving views to two sides overlooking the village and the church. Feature fireplace with white surround and black slate inset hearth. Multi paned French doors open up onto the patio and lead out into the rear garden. Carpeted. Arch leads to the study.  

STUDY Adjacent study with pretty vaulted ceiling housing conservation roof light and with a window and door to the garden. Carpeted. 

LANDING Galleried landing with window overlooking the rear. Carpeted. 

GUEST BEDROOM Delightful view from the arched window overlooking the church to the rear. Double guest bedroom. Fitted cupboard. Carpeted. 

SHOWER ROOM High level window for light and fan for ventalation. White suite with modern walk in shower cubicle and Triton shower. WC and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail. Part tiled walls and tile effect vinyl flooring. 

BEDROOM 3 Pretty double bedroom with arched window to the front offering far reaching views over the village and beyond. Carpeted. 

MASTER BEDROOM Pretty arched windows looking out over the front and with far reaching views of the village and beyond. Cast iron 'Ducks Nest' style feature fireplace. Carpeted. Door and steps leading to the en-suite. 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM Low level window to the rear with a lovely view of the church. Double ended bath with oak panelling. WC, wash hand basin and vanity unit. Built in airing cupboard with hot water tank. Traditional radiator and laminate tiled flooring. 

THE OUTBUILDING  

RECEPTION AREAS Built in matching Bethesden marble and featuring the pretty ecclesiastical design as the main house. Arched front door leads into the reception area with arched window to the side. Feature cast iron 'Ducks Nest' feature fireplace. Arch leads through to the second area with shelving and a multi paned window overlooking the drive. Solid Oak flooring throughout. Both rooms have power and light and the building would make a wonderful retreat, home office, gym or studio.  

OUTSIDE  

REAR GARDEN With a gate and path to the front. Several access points from the house lead onto the large stone patio area which is perfect for dining al fresco. The view over the remainder of the garden takes in the landscaped hedges and mellow low wall, plus the lawn with its landscaped borders full of mature plants, shrubs and trees, plus there is a further seating area and ornamental pond. Garden shed. 

FRONT GARDEN The property is approached by an in and out gravelled driveway with parking for 2 or more cars. Feature stone wall runs along the rear flank to the outbuilding. The former well in stood on a stone plinth and has a pitched roof and cast iron bracing. Mature hedging and pretty picket fence with pathway lead up to the house and round to the rear. 


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