5 bedroom detached house for saleHill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8
- Charming period family home
- popular village location
- 4 reception rooms
- 5 bedrooms, 4 (en suite)
- delightful walled gardens
- barn for storage
- paddock available by separate negotiation
Charming period family home of great character set within wonderful walled gardens on the edge of the sought after village of Chiddingstone.
Garden Cottage is situated in the historic National Trust Village of Chiddingstone, within Metropolitan Greenbelt, a Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a shop/post office, tea room, church, village hall, Castle Inn Public House and the very popular Chiddingstone Primary School. Other neighbouring villages include Chiddingstone Causeway and Weald.
Comprehensive Shopping: Edenbridge provides Waitrose (5.6 miles), Sevenoaks (8.5 miles), Tonbridge (9.4 miles), Tunbridge Wells (10.8 miles), Bluewater Shopping Centre near Dartford.
Mainline Rail Services: Cowden (3.3 miles) and Edenbridge (5.4 miles) to London Bridge. Hildenborough (6.7 miles) and Sevenoaks (9.2 miles) to Charing Cross/Cannon Street.
Primary Schools: Chiddingstone and Hever.
Grammar/Private Schools: Various in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells.
Entertainment and Sporting facilities: There is a local cricket pitch and football club at Chiddingstone. Footpaths and bridlepath in the area. Bough Beech reservoir for sailing and fishing. Golf at Hever, Knole, Wildernesse and Nizels golf, health and fitness complex in Hildenborough. Knights Park in Tunbridge Wells with a multi-screen cinema complex, a bowling alley and health/fitness club.
Motorway Links: The A21 provides links to M25 and other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel rail terminal.
Garden Cottage is a charming family home believed to date from the 17th Century and whilst it is not Listed, it is understood to fall within the Grade II Listed curtilage pertaining to the neighbouring Chiddingstone Castle. The house has been extended by the current owners creating a wonderful kitchen/breakfast room and first floor master suite. Character features include exposed wall and ceiling timbers, leaded light windows and wooden thumb latch doors. The property is set within delightful walled gardens which provide a wonderful backdrop to the house. Also of note are the outbuildings, which comprise stables and a barn ideal for storage and garaging.
A charming oak frame porch with oak front door opens to the reception hall which has a range of book shelves, a cloakroom and stairs rising to the first floor.
The principal reception rooms provide both formal and informal areas for entertaining, comprising a delightful well proportioned drawing room featuring an impressive inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and an elegant dining room with French doors to the garden and the sitting room.
The study has an outlook to the side and recessed bookshelves.
The impressive triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room has exposed timbers and a pair of doors opening to the gardens. It is fitted with a bespoke range of wall and base cupboards and island unit. Work surfaces incorporate a double butler sink and additional butler sink within the island unit. Appliances include a four oven Aga, Bosch dishwasher and space for a fridge freezer.
The utility room has a double butler sink, storage cupboards and provides space for appliances. There is a rear lobby with access to a courtyard and leads to a boot room with sink and the boiler.
The first floor accommodation can be approached via two separate staircases.
The impressive vaulted master bedroom is double aspect with a Juliette balcony and has a range of wardrobes served by a stylish en suite bathroom with shower over.
There are four further bedrooms, three of which have en suite facilities and two have part vaulted ceilings.
The driveway provides a substantial parking area and wooden double gates lead to the walled garden and house.
A generous outbuilding in need of repair provides ample storage, a cellar, double garage (currently used for storage) and log store. Further outbuildings comprise two stables
The walled gardens are a magnificent feature of the property and provide a high degree of privacy. Principally laid to lawn, interspersed and bordered with an array of beautiful specimen trees, clipped hedging, pergolas enhanced by rambling roses and clematis and well stocked flower beds which are planted with varieties providing all year colour and interest. By the house is a generous paved terrace providing an ideal area for al fresco entertaining. To the side is the heated swimming pool bound on two sides by the attractive high brick wall of the garden.
There is a paddock (approximately 3.5 acres) situated a short distance from the property which is available by separate negotiation.
Square Footage: 3,160 sq ft
Acreage: 1 Acres
From Sevenoaks town centre proceed in a southerly direction turning right into Oak Lane opposite Sevenoaks School. Turn right over Gracious Lane Bridge and take the next right. At the end of the road turn left onto Ide Hill Road (B2042). Continue down the hill. At the bottom of the hill the road will bear sharply right. Take the left fork here signed Chiddingstone. Proceed along this road, passing Bough Beech reservoir on your left, and at the T-Junction turn left. Go over a humpback bridge bearing left onto the B2027. Take the next right hand turning (Mill Lane) towards Chiddingstone. At the crossroads go straight over passing the entrance gates to Chiddingstone Castle on your left. Continue up this no through lane where Garden Cottage will be the third driveway on the left hand side.
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