6 bedroom detached house for saleGrange Road, St. Michaels, Tenterden, Kent, TN30
- Beautiful family home
- 4 reception rooms
- 6 bedrooms
- 6 bath/shower rooms
- Suberb kitchen/breakfast room
- Beautiful grounds
- About 3 acres
- EPC Rating = D
A beautifully presented and proportioned family home
set amidst superb landscaped south-facing gardens
of approximately 3 acres
Silcocks Organic Farm Shop with its own butchers and cafe is a quarter of a mile away. Tenterden (1.5 miles) is regarded as one of the most charming towns in the South East with a unique mix of fascinating history and heritage, traditional shops, leisure facilities, weekly farmer's market together with a Waitrose supermarket and cosmopolitan dining. The surrounding area offers delightful walks and country pubs and there is a Michelin-starred restaurant, The West House in nearby Biddenden. Equidistant is the Cathedral City of Canterbury and the Spa Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Mainline rail services: For the commuter Headcorn to London Bridge is 58 minutes, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street 65 minutes. High speed trains from Ashford to St Pancras 38 minutes and Ashford International Eurostar to Paris 2 hours 30 minutes.
Education: There are a number of excellent schools in the area in both the state and private sectors; including Dulwich School Cranbrook, Marlborough House and St Ronans preparatory school, Hawkhurst. Ashford School, Highworth Grammar School Ashford, Homewood School Tenterden together with Sutton Valence, Cranbrook School and Benenden Girls School and Tonbridge Boys School.
Motorway Links: The M25 can be accessed via the M20 at junction 9 providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airport and other motorway networks.
Peacefully tucked away and standing on the site of a former Tudor building of the same name, Birds' Isle is a beautifully presented and proportioned property, with splendid south-facing gardens and distant views over adjoining fields towards St Mildred's Church in Tenterden. This excellent family home boasts attractive and well arranged internal accommodation of over 5,200 sq ft, including the recently completed, bespoke fitted
kitchen/breakfast room. Further points of note include:
Ceramic tiled flooring to the majority of the ground floor, multi paned windows, good ceiling heights to all rooms, stylishly fitted bathrooms with Fired Earth sanitary ware.
Reception rooms comprise a triple aspect drawing room with south-facing bay window and marble fireplace, a formal dining room with Portland stone fireplace and a range of bespoke furniture by Neville Johnson and together with a light and airy 26ft reception hall with wood-burning stove and turned staircase rising to the first floor, they offer excellent areas for entertaining.
A substantial David Salisbury conservatory enjoys a southerly aspect and has partial under-floor heating and two sets of doors that open to the terrace and beautiful gardens.
The stunning bespoke 'Thoroughly Wood' kitchen/breakfast room with walk-in pantry, central island and breakfast bar, also has an extensive range of hand painted cupboards all complimented by Iroko and granite work surfaces. Appliances include a gas fired five oven Dual Co ntrol Aga, Quooker combi 'boiling water' tap, Miele dishwasher and an American-style Panasonic fridge/freezer. The extensive, well equipped utility/boot room has multiple uses and a log burner.
On the first floor the principal and guest bedroom suites, both dual aspect, have luxury en suite bathrooms. There are three further beautifully presented bedrooms, one with en suite and two served by adjacent bath/shower rooms. A central staircase leads from the landing to the second floor where there is a further delightful bedroom suite and a substantial attic store.
Gardens and Outbuildings
Birds' Isle is approached via a sweeping driveway and turning area at the front of the house, culminating in an extensive parking area. There is a short right of way prior to the electric gates.
The delightful gardens and grounds amounting to about 3 acres in total provide a superb setting for this lovely family home.
A generous terrace lies to the south of the house commanding wonderful views over the gardens which have been cleverly designed with year round interest and planted with individual 'garden rooms'. Paths interconnect a New Zealand Garden, White Garden, Japanese Garden, Mediterranean Terrace and Hot Garden.
The formal Italian Garden features a pleached lime walk and central path flanked by box parterres and roses.
There is a natural pond with decked seating area, a 40ft x 20ft swimming pool (not used since 2014), a vegetable garden and an orchard planted with varieties of apple, pear, plum, quince and medlar trees. Throughout this lovely garden there is an abundance of specimen trees, rare plants and spring bulbs.
Outbuildings comprise a glazed summerhouse, 2 greenhouses, garden shed, English Heritage double garage with workshop and covered log store.
Square Footage: 5,277 sq ft
Acreage: 3 Acres
From our office in Cranbrook proceed in an easterly direction, down the High Street to The Hill at St David's Bridge. Travel out of the town towards Golford and continue straight for about 7 miles. At the T junction turn left onto the A28 and continue through the centre of Tenterden. In St Michaels turn left into to Grange Road (immediately after the garage) and proceed for about 0.4 of a mile and the entrance to Birds' Isle will be found on the left hand side.
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