4 bedroom farm house for sale

Detached Farmhouse Set In 2 Acres, Knoxbridge, Staplehurst

Offers in Region of £1,300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Wealden Farmhouse
  • Beautifully Restored & Refurbished
  • Décor By Local Interior Designer
  • Set In Approx. 2 Acres Of grounds
  • Detached Double Garage
  • Large Conservatory
  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
  • Full Of Period Features
  • Lovely Formal Drawing Room
  • Cranbrook School Catchment Area

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This is a fine example of a fully restored and refurbished detached Wealden Farmhouse, all set in around 2 acres with an indoor swimming pool, orchard, pond and detached double garage. The original property is believed to date back to around the 1700's, and is traditionally built of brick within an original oak frame with a restored Kentish peg tile roof. Recent renovations and improvements have been wooden double-glazed windows fitted throughout, replaced wooden weather boarding, upgraded roof insulation and a new gas fired central heating system has been installed.

The accommodation is spacious and well-planned, with an up to date décor designed by a local interior designer. The drawing room features a superb Inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove as well as being full of original features. The sitting room at the front has a variety of uses including a dining room, sitting room or large family/tv room. At the back of the house is a large conservatory which is currently used as the dining room and is open to the kitchen, making the whole area the heart of the home, with lovely views over the gardens beyond. You also have a good size study/bedroom 5 and a utility room downstairs.

Upstairs is a light and bright galleried landing with a polished oak staircase. The master bedroom has wall to wall wardrobes and is bright and airy. The remaining bedrooms are all doubles, and there are a family bathroom and shower room.

Outside the gardens are beautifully landscaped and feature a lovely split level pond and footbridge to the front, with a covering of mature trees, making the approach very private. The main gardens lie to the rear and are lovingly landscaped with a large terrace across the back and side of the house, mature trees and shrubs throughout and also comes with an indoor kidney shaped heated swimming pool. To the side is a well-maintained Bramley orchard.

Knoxbridge is a hamlet, situated approximately two miles from the Wealden town of Cranbrook where there is an excellent range of local shopping facilities. There is a main line train service at Staplehurst village which is approximately two miles away with fast and frequent trains to London and the south coast. Charing Cross and Cannon Street are approximately 55 minutes away. There are good educational facilities in the area and the property falls within the sought after Cranbrook School Catchment Area as well as having a secondary and primary school within the town itself. Additional educational facilities are at Sutton Valance and Bethany School at Goudhurst. The County Town of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells are both within easy reach and there is good access to the motorway network.
 

DESCRIPTION  

ENTRANCE Oak entrance door leading into an open plan lobby area which leads through into the family room. 

FAMILY ROOM/ DINING ROOM Double glazed multi paned window to the front. Feature Inglenook fireplace with beam over and fitted wood burning stove. Beamed walls and ceiling. Fitted cupboard. Carpeted. Currently used as a family room, but could be the formal dining room. 

DRAWING ROOM Double glazed multi paned window to the front and French doors with windows to the side. Feature Inglenook fireplace with brick pillars and bressumer beam over. Inset brick hearth with fitted wood burning stove. Beamed walls and ceiling. Carpeted.  

STUDY/ BEDROOM 5 Double glazed multi paned windows to the side and rear. Exposed beams. Oak stripped flooring. 

KITCHEN Open to the conservatory. Range of base and wall units in painted wood style with matching painted wooden worksurfaces. Decorative brushed steel handles. Fitted ceramic sink with mixer tap. Rangemaster range style cooker. Integrated dishwasher and space for a fridge/freezer. Spotlights to the ceiling. Stable style door leads out to the rear hall. Traditional slate flooring.  

CONSERVATORY Large quality conservatory with wooden frame double glazing and part wooden panelled walls. Casement doors leading out to the garden. Hatch providing access to the cellar. Ceramic tiled flooring. Currently used as the dining room but has a multitude of uses and has lovely views of the gardens. 

CLOAKROOM Fitted with W.C. Wash hand basin. Spotlights and tiled flooring. 

REAR LOBBY Rear lobby with double glazed windows and door to the rear. Doors leading to the drawing room and laundry room with an oak staircase leading to the galleried landing and the first floor. 

LAUNDRY Double glazed window to the side. Fitted units with inset ceramic sink. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Fitted cupboard with shelving. Tiled flooring. 

GALLERIED LANDING A real feature of the house with fine oak staircase leading to a galleried landing with open framework. Double glazed window to the side and velux roof light. Fitted airing cupboard. Inset spotlights. Oak flooring. 

MASTER BEDROOM Double glazed multi paned window to the front. Range of fitted wardrobes with double opening doors and storage space above. Part beamed walls and ceiling. Stripped and painted wooden flooring. Further walk in cupboard with more hanging space. Inset spotlights. 

BEDROOM 2 Double glazed multi paned window to the front. Range of fitted wardrobes with double opening doors. Part beamed walls and ceiling. Inset spotlights. Carpeted. 

BEDROOM 3 Double glazed multi paned window to the side. Fitted twin wardrobes with fitted dressing table/desk unit and shelving. Exposed beams. Inset spotlights. Painted wooden flooring. 

BEDROOM 4 Double glazed window to the side and velux roof light. Stripped wooden flooring. 

FAMILY BATHROOM Double glazed multi paned window to the rear. Luxury bathroom suite comprising modern double ended freestanding bath with concealed mixer tap and hairwash attachment. Floating wash hand basin and W.C. Part wood panelled walls with display shelving. Heated towel rail. Inset spotlights. Tiled flooring. 

SHOWER ROOM Double glazed multi paned window to the rear. Walk in show cubicle with tiled surround and rainfall head. W.C. Pair of shaped wash hand basins set on a vanity plinth with taps over. Part wooden panelled walls. Inset spotlights. Tiled flooring. 

OUTSIDE  

DRIVEWAY The property is approached through gates onto the tarmac driveway which leads up to the house and double garage.  

DOUBLE GARAGE Detached double garage with doors to the front and a personnel door and window to the rear. Power and light fitted.  

FRONT GARDEN Established and mature planted garden with a small lake and pretty weeping willow tree, along with mature shrubs and flowers. The lake forms a small stream and there is a wooden footbridge crossing the stream which leads to the paddock and orchard. To one side of the house is a small area with a tool shed and a wrought iron gate leading to the rear.  

REAR GARDEN Beautiful gardens with a large terrace which runs the length of the property, with a further raised patio area to the side. Mature trees, shrub borders and flowers fill the garden, with a large sweeping lawn.  

ORCHARD Large orchard full of mature Bramley apple trees and sweeping lawns.  

INDOOR SWIMMING POOL Kidney shaped heated swimming pool in a metal and glass enclosure with doors to both sides leading into the garden. Also houses the heating and treatment plant. 

POOL HOUSE In need of refurbishment but currently has a W.C. and plumbing for a shower, so could become changing facilities. 


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15 June 2018

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  • Headcorn (3.6 mi)
  • Marden (3.7 mi)
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  • Staplehurst (2.3 mi)
  • Headcorn (3.6 mi)
  • Marden (3.7 mi)
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