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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Biddenden Road, Frittenden, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17

Sold STC £1,195,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Grade II* listed house
  • Edge of village location
  • Cranbrook School Catchment (2016)
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Kitchen open to breakfast room
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms (2 en suite)
  • Established gardens
  • Tennis court

Full description



Local and Comprehensive shopping: Cranbrook (4.7 miles), Tenterden (9 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (18 miles) where there is a wide selection of shops, schools and good recreational facilities.
Mainline Rail Services: Fast and frequent services run from Staplehurst and Tonbridge to London. Eurostar trains are available from Ashford International and a high speed service runs to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
Schools: There is an excellent range of highly regarded schools in the area, in both the private and state sector at all levels.
Leisure/sporting facilities: A number of golf clubs including Chart Hills, Rye and Dale Hill. Risebridge Health Club at Goudhurst with pool, squash and tennis courts. Sailing and fishing at Bewl Water and riding, walking, mountain bike trails plus a climbing and activity centre in Bedgebury Forest and Pinetum.
Communications: The M25 can be accessed via the A21 linking to other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports.


Balcombe Farmhouse is a beautiful Grade II* listed timber framed property, originally a Wealden Hall house dating from the 15th century with later 16th and 18th century alterations. Situated on the periphery of the small, sought after village of Frittenden, this delightful home retains a wealth of charm and character and offers beautifully presented family accommodation which is arranged over three floors. Points of note:

An abundance of exposed timbers and beams, brick flooring to the majority of ground floor rooms, sash and casement windows, open fireplaces to the reception rooms.
The front door opens to a lovely south-facing reception hall/dining room with wood panelling, brick flooring and an outlook over the charming formal gardens.
Two further reception rooms comprise a dual aspect drawing room which enjoys a south and westerly aspect and a sitting room with a glazed door to the garden. Both rooms feature attractive inglenook fireplaces.
The 'farmhouse-style' kitchen has a range of painted cupboards with wood and granite work surfaces and Belfast sink. Appliances comprise a two oven oil Aga, electric oven, integral dishwasher and fridge. The kitchen is open to the breakfast room where French doors lead out to the terrace.
Off the kitchen there is a utility room with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer together with fitted cupboards and shelving.
An oak staircase leads to the substantial first floor landing with wide oak floorboards and views over the gardens and neighbouring fields.
Four attractive bedrooms served by three bathrooms (two being incorporated within the bedrooms) are situated over the first and second floors.
Balcombe Farmhouse is approached via an electric five bar gate which opens to a gravel drive with ample parking for a number of cars and access to the single garage/mower store.
The gardens are a pleasing feature. Formal gardens lie to the front of the house with a central brick paved path flanked by level lawn with flowering cherry trees and clipped yew hedging, leading to the front door. The gardens continue to the side and rear with expanses of lawn being interspersed by planted borders, mature trees and post
and rail fencing to the northern boundary. There are several pretty terraces ideal for 'al fresco' entertaining.
To the north and partially screened by evergreen hedging is the 'all weather' tennis court.

Services: Electric night storage heaters. Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired Aga.
Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council - 01892 526121.

Square Footage: 2,652 sq ft
Acreage: 1 Acres


From the Wilsley Pound roundabout take the A229 towards Maidstone. After the garage on your right, take the 2nd right turn towards Headcorn and Frittenden. Head straight across at the staggered crossroads onto the Frittenden Road and continue into the village, turn right by the Bell & Jorrocks and continue for 0.4 of a mile. Balcombe Farmhouse will be
found on the left hand side.

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Added on Rightmove:
02 September 2016

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