5 bedroom detached house for saleHigh Halden Road, Biddenden, Ashford, Kent, TN27
Guide Price £1,475,000
- Delightful XVth century house
- 2 reception rooms
- 5 bedrooms
- 2 bath/shower rooms
- Garaging with office/studio
- Lovely gardens
- Tennis court
- swimming pool
- About 3.8 acres
Local and comprehensive shopping: in Biddenden, Cranbrook, Tenterden and Ashford with leading supermarkets and a range of restaurants. Tunbridge Wells has an excellent shopping centre, restaurants, boutiques, cinema, bowling complex and theatre.
Mainline rail services: Headcorn (4.8 miles) to London Bridge, Waterloo, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Ashford International to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes. www.nationalrail.co.uk
Education & Leisure/sporting facilities: There are a number of excellent schools in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary levels. Cranbrook Rugby Club, golf clubs including Hemsted Forest, Chart Hills, Rye, Sailing, fishing, riding, walking, and mountain bike trails at Bewl Water Bedgebury Forest and Pinetum.
Motorway links: The M25 can be accessed via the M20 at Leeds, providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and other motorways.
Island Farm is a delightful Grade II listed timber framed house, understood to date in part, from the 15th century with later additions and set amidst charming landscaped grounds of about 3.8 acres, with heated swimming pool and tennis court. Internally, this fascinating property retains a wealth of period features whilst offering beautifully presented accommodation arranged over three floors. Points of note include;
Leaded light mullion windows with oak frames and ornate iron fitments, an abundance of oak timbers and beams including a dragon beam to the dining room, oak wall panelling, good ceiling heights to the majority of rooms, quarry tiled flooring and oak wood flooring.
Attractive and well proportioned reception rooms comprise a triple aspect drawing room with lovely inglenook and wood burning stove and an impressive oak panelled dining room with a fine open fireplace.
The kitchen/breakfast room benefits from under-flooring heating and has an extensive range of painted cupboards, complemented by granite work surfaces. Appliances include an oil fired four oven Aga, electric oven, electric hob, integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
Adjoining the kitchen is a utility room, providing further shelving and storage and space for various white goods.
An oak staircase leads from the inner hall to the first floor landing where there are three beautiful bedrooms which are served by two bath/shower rooms (one en suite). The bedrooms enjoy an outlook over the gardens and two benefit from fitted cupboards.
Two interconnecting bedrooms, one with en suite WC, are located on the second floor, completing the internal accommodation.
Gardens, Grounds & Outbuildings
Island Farm is approached via an electric timber gate which opens to a gravel drive edged by a superb rose garden with weeping pear to one side and mature trees and mixed hedging to the other.
The delightful gardens offer a secluded setting for Island Farm, approaching 4 acres and featuring level lawns, deep herbaceous borders, an array of indigenous trees and various fruit trees.
Square Footage: 2,996 sq ft
Acreage: 3.8 Acres
From our office in Cranbrook continue along the High Street into Stone Street and pass Cranbrook School. Turn right at the Wilsley Pound roundabout signposted to Biddenden. Pass through Sissinghurst and in Biddenden turn right at the T-junction signposted to Tenterden. Shortly after turn left into High Halden Road and proceed for about 1.5 miles and Island Farm will be found on the left hand side.
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