4 bedroom detached house for sale

Brenchley Road, Matfield

Sold STC £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Discreetly positioned, well away from the road.
  • This attractive and detached, period family home dates back to the early 17th century
  • Retaining many original character features
  • 4.2 acres of beautiful ornamental gardens and a wild meadow paddock
  • kitchen, dining room, a beamy sitting room with wood burning stove and a study area
  • double aspect drawing room, cloakroom, an impressive double aspect master bedroom
  • 3 further bedrooms, and 2 family bathrooms
  • Convenient access to the villages of Matfield and Brenchley
  • Paddock Wood provides a main line service to London

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

LOCATION Brenchley is one of the most prestigious village locations in the Kentish Weald. Brenchley must have originated as a clearing in the forest. 'Ley' derives from the Saxon, word 'Leigh' meaning clearing. The Kentish rebel leader Wat Tyler is said to have lived in a cottage near Brenchley before he led the peasants' revolt in 1381. The main village street still contains a number of attractive old timbered houses. Brenchley's prosperity flourished at the height of the Wealden iron industry, and the former 'Old Forge' furnace serves as a reminder to its role played.
The village's popular butchery sits facing its small green, the Post Office and, and 'The Bull Inn' (recently rennovated and providing luxury self-catering accomodation) as well as the adjoining 'Little Bull' (wine bar) can be found along its narrow High Street. A doctors surgery and dental surgery are also in the village. 'All Saints' 13th Century Church serves as a reminder to Brenchley's rich history and features an avenue of 400 year-old yew trees.
The Halfway House on the outskirts of the village has an excellent reputation for its quality and award wininning real ales, traditional food, and regular beer festivals on bank holidays. The Poet at Matfield takes full advantage of its country location, and the Hopbine Inn on the outskirts of the village offers a quirkier setting!
With tennis, squash, bowls, the Castle Hill cricket club, Brenchley cricket club and badminton clubs, Bombazine is in close proximity to a range of sporting activities.
Paddock Wood town is just 2.8 miles from Bombazine and offers a more diverse range of shopping facilities including, 3 banking facilities, a Waitrose supermarket, a Tescos, quaint and varied cafés, clothes stores, a Post Office, accountants, printing shops, a petrol station as well as the mainline station offering frequent and efficient services to mainline London with a commute time of 1 hour and 2 minutes to London Charing Cross.
Brenchley and Matfield C of E primary founded in 1842, sits proudly in Brenchley. Kent is known for its commitment to the quality of its educational system and schools, both in the private and public sector, including: Dulwich Preparatory school in Cranbrook and Cranbrook School, Kent College Pembury, Marlborough House in Hawkhurst, Rose Hill 'excellent' school in Tunbridge Wells, and The Mead School in Tunbridge Wells.
 

ENTRANCE HALL: 20' 5" x 16' 4" (6.22m x 4.98m) Ceiling height: 6'11" (2.10) to the highest point. A welcoming area boasting wonderful exposed beams. Solid oak floor. Two radiators. Ceiling and wall lights. 

KITCHEN: 12' 0" x 8' 2" (3.66m x 2.49m) Ceiling height: 6'11" (2.10) to the highest point. Fitted with a range of wall and base units with work surface over and inset sink with drainer. Integrated oven, microwave and 4-ring electric hob, with extractor hood. Space for other appliances such as a dishwasher and washing machine. Various power points. Recessed ceiling lights. Quarry tiling to floor. 

DRAWING ROOM: 18' 7" x 13' 4" (5.66m x 4.06m) Ceiling height: 6'11" (2.10) to the highest point. A delightful double aspect sitting room with an oil-fired Rayburn range (provides central heating). Exposed beams. Various power points. Television point. Two radiators. Fitted carpet. Door to south-facing brick-paved patio 

DINING ROOM: 10' 9" x 10' 10" (3.28m x 3.3m) Ceiling height: 6'2" (1.88) to the highest point. A charming double aspect dining room benefitting from inbuilt shelving and storage cupboard. Lovely exposed beams. Solid wood floor. Various power points. Radiator. Wall lights. Stable door to patio. 

SITTING ROOM: 16' 2" x 14' 11" (4.93m x 4.55m) Ceiling height: 7'0" (2.14) to the highest point. A cosy double aspect drawing room boasting a fabulous inglenook fireplace with open fire. Exposed beams. Solid oak floor. Various power points. Television point. Wall lights. Two radiators. 

CLOAKROOM: 3' 8" x 3' 10" (1.12m x 1.17m) Ceiling height: 6'5" (1.96)to the highest point. Wall mounted, low-level WC with concealed cistern and a wall mounted wash hand basin. Tiling to walls. Recessed ceiling lights. Meter cupboard. Extractor fan.

Returning to the hallway, a staircase ascends to the:

 

1ST FLOOR LANDING 5' 9" x 27' 3" (1.75m x 8.31m) Ceiling height: 6'11" (2.11) to the highest point. Doors lead into the master bedroom, bedrooms 2,3, and 4, and both bathrooms. Exposed beams. Ceiling lights. Loft hatch. Storage cupboards into eaves. Various power points 

MASTER BEDROOM: 18' 2" x 11' 8" (5.54m x 3.56m) Ceiling height: 6'11" (2.12) to the highest point. A double aspect bedroom which enjoys wonderful rural views across apple orchards. Inbuilt cupboards and storage. Exposed beams. Fitted carpet. Two radiators. Various power points. 

BEDROOM 2 11' 5" x 11' 11" (3.48m x 3.63m) Ceiling height: 6'5" (1.96) to the highest point. A double aspect double bedroom enjoying views of apple orchards and the countryside beyond. Exposed beams. Fitted carpet. Inbuilt storage. Wall lights. Radiator. Various power points. 

BEDROOM 3: 9' 12" x 10' 10" (3.05m x 3.3m) Ceiling height: 6'10" (2.06) to the highest point. A double aspect double bedroom enjoying rural views. Solid wood floor. Exposed beams. Various power points. Radiator. Ceiling lights. Loft hatch. 

BEDROOM 4 9' 0" x 10' 11" (2.74m x 3.33m) Ceiling height: 6'10" (2.06) to the highest point. A delightful double bedroom overlooking apple orchards and surrounding countryside. Exposed beams. Solid wooden floor. Wall and ceiling lights. Various power points. Radiator. Loft hatch. 

PRINCIPAL BATHROOM: 8' 2" x 9' 4" (2.49m x 2.84m) Ceiling height: 6'11" (2.12) to the highest point. Low-level WC and wash hand basin with storage cupboard under. Bath with detachable shower head over. Inbuilt storage/airing cupboard. Tiling to walls. Fitted carpet. Ceiling lights. 

SECONDARY BATHROOM: 6' 9" x 4' 10" (2.06m x 1.47m) Ceiling height: 7'7" (2.32) to the highest point. A double aspect bathroom comprising a: Low-level WC and wash hand basin. Compact bath with detachable shower head over. Inbuilt cupboard. Heated chrome towel rail. Tiling to three walls. Beams to one wall. Amtico tiling to floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan. 


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Added on Rightmove:
15 June 2016

Nearest stations

  • Paddock Wood (2.2 mi)
  • Beltring (3.9 mi)
  • High Brooms (4.6 mi)
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  • Paddock Wood (2.2 mi)
  • Beltring (3.9 mi)
  • High Brooms (4.6 mi)
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