6 bedroom detached house for saleStaplehurst Road, Marden, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12
- Charming Grade II listed farmhouse
- Views over Beult river valley
- 3 well proportioned reception rooms
- Master bedroom with en suite
- 5 further bedrooms
- Landscaped gardens with ponds
- Paddock and bluebell wood
- Garagies, stables and outbuildings
- All set in approx 5.5 acres
A HANDSOME GRADE II LISTED FARMHOUSE
IN A RURAL LOCATION WITH VIEWS OVER THE BEULT RIVER VALLEY IN APPROXIMATELY 5.5 ACRES
Mainline rail services: Regular services from Marden and
Staplehurst (each about 2.6 miles equidistant) to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street in under 1 hour. Maidstone (6.2 miles) with services to London Victoria. Eurostar trains from Ashford International and Ebbsfleet.
Motorway links: Easy access to M20, M25 and M2 for links
to Gatwick and Heathrow airport, motorway networks and the
Education: There are excellent prep, public and grammar schools
catering for both primary and secondary levels in the area.
Local & Comprehensive Shopping: Staplehurst, Cranbrook,
Tonbridge, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.
Old Hertsfield is a charming Grade II listed former farmhouse
thought to date back to the 18th century, or earlier, of red and grey brick with tile hung elevations under a plain tile roof. The property is situated at the end of a private lane surrounded by attractive, well stocked gardens with the bluebell wood to the west, a paddock and views over the Beult River valley. Points of note include:
Oak beams and period features, light and airy with high ceilings,
very well proportioned reception rooms with redwood flooring to
drawing room and dining room, stripped pine to hall and family
room. The property also benefits from mains gas and is double
Reception rooms include a substantial entrance hall with stripped
pine floor, central oak staircase and a good sized cloakroom. A
double aspect drawing room with ornate marble fireplace and
wood burning stove, built in cupboards and shelves to one
side and door leading to the conservatory. The dining room is
accessed from the drawing room and has a window overlooking
the side garden and an Arts & Crafts brick fireplace.
Light and airy, south facing family room with glazed double doors
leading to the terrace and impressive inglenook fireplace with an
oak Bressumer beam.
The kitchen, with vaulted ceiling, benefits from electric underfloor heating under a terracotta tiled floor, original fireplace which houses the six ring gas LaCanche Cluny range cooker, painted floor units under iroko wood and granite work tops, wall mounted plate rack with trellis fronted cupboards to either side, integral dishwasher and a stable door leading to the second terrace. There is an adjoining pantry and utility room with space for further white goods and further storage.
A wide oak staircase leads to the first floor off which there are four double bedrooms comprising: - double aspect master bedroom with en suite shower, study/dressing room, three further double bedrooms, two with wardrobe cupboards and one with wash hand basin. Family bathroom with double ended bath and walk in shower.
A further staircase leads to the second floor and two further
double bedrooms, one currently used as a study. There is also
substantial attic space, part of which is currently used as storage, which could be converted to provide further accommodation subject to the necessary planning consents.
Gardens, Grounds and Outbuildings
The well tended gardens, of approximately two acres are fully
fenced and comprise formal borders, seasonal shrubs and lawned areas with deciduous and coniferous trees. The house benefits from two stone terraces, one facing south and one west, for outside entertaining, a herb garden and two ponds, one natural and one ornamental, both fenced. The fully fenced, L shaped paddock lies to the north and west of the property together with the vegetable garden, which is hedged with hornbeam and also fenced; the bluebell wood lies to t he west. Old Hertsfield is approached from a private lane through wooden gates to a paved driveway, providing parking for several cars and leading to a double garage with electric up and over doors.
Square Footage: 3,956 sq ft
Acreage: 5.5 Acres
From our Cranbrook office proceed along Waterloo Road past Cranbrook School and join the A229. at the roundabout continue for 4 miles to Staplehurst passing the mainline station proceed past Highgrove Nursery on the right hand side turn right after about 0.5 mile turn right signposted to Hertsfield Farm. Old Hertsfield Farmhouse will be found at the end of the private road.
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