Guide price £695,000
A spacious and secluded family house in a popular residential area within walking distance of village amenities * Cranbrook School catchment area * Brookside is a spacious modern family house, on the market for the first time since it was built in 1981. Designed in a traditional manner, the property is enhanced by a wide veranda and dormer window to the front. There are replacement double glazed windows and external doors throughout. The property incorporates spacious and well balanced accommodation of approaching 3,000 sq ft. There are three reception rooms and the drawing room benefits from a working fireplace with antique surround and gas point plus French doors to the garden. The fitted kitchen has a good range of cabinets with matching portable island unit, complementary butchers block and Belfast sink. Integral appliances include a Professional dual fuel range cooker and cooker hood, Smeg dishwasher and Hefle ironing board. The dining room is accessed directly from the kitchen and there is also a versatile snug, providing potential for a further bedroom with shower room adjacent. Much of the ground floor has practical tiled flooring. Upstairs, the master bedroom benefits from copious fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. There are four further bedrooms, one of which currently used as a study, all include fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom and en suite both incorporate white modern suites, heated towel rails and contemporary tower showers. There is masses of built in storage space throughout along with an extensive walk in loft with lighting and further loft with fitted ladder and lighting.. Features o Reception hall o Drawing room o Dining room o Snug o Fitted kitchen o Utility room o Shower room o Master en suite bedroom o 4 further bedrooms o Family bathroom o Circa 0.65 acres gardens o Large integral garage o Garden store Outside The gardens provide a secluded and sheltered setting, encompassed by natural woodland, steep banks planted with a range of hardy plants and an enchanting natural brook. The environment encourages a host of wildlife visitors to the garden. The south facing rear garden is mainly laid to lawn interspersed with beds filled with herbaceous plants and flowering shrubs creating colourful displays throughout the seasons. Brookside is approached via a sweeping block paved driveway leading to a parking and turning area in front of the house. Adjacent is the large integral garage which has electric doors, power and light connected. This also houses the condensing gas boiler, a radiator and has windows providing potential for creating further accommodation subject to planning. There is also a galvanised steel shed providing further useful and secure storage. Location Brookside is set in a secluded location, at the end of a no through lane, within a popular residential area of the village. Within walking distance are a good range of range of local independent shops, two supermarkets, Kino cinema and various historic village inns. The village also provides a primary school and the highly regarded gastro-pub, The Great House. Nearby Cranbrook offers further shops and services and comprehensive facilities may be found at Tunbridge Wells. The property is set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A range of state and private schools in the area includes Hawkhurst CEP School, St Ronans and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst, Dulwich Preparatory in Cranbrook and Claremont Senior School at Bodiam plus numerous secondary and grammar schools at Tunbridge Wells. The property also falls within the sought after Cranbrook School Catchment Area. Good road links include the nearby A21 which leads to the M25 for Gatwick & Heathrow Airports and the City. The A28 gives access to Ashford International Station (journey times to London St Pancras in 37 minutes) and to the M20 for Dover and Folkestone. Etchingham and Staplehurst Stations both offer services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street (journey times of about 1 hour 20 minutes / 57 minutes respectively). Cranbrook 4.5 miles Etchingham MLS 6 miles Staplehurst MLS 9.5 miles A21 4.5 miles London 58 miles (All distances are approximate) Property Information Agents Notes: Brookside benefits from a Right of Way over the adjacent driveway. The property benefits from a Nacoss approved fitted burglar alarm and smoke detectors. Services: Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council: Tax Band G. Fixtures and fittings: Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel: 01580 720000 Directions From Cranbrook proceed up the High Street to the War Memorial. Turn left onto the A229 and continue to central Hawkhurst. At the traffic lights turn right onto the A268 towards Flimwell & Ticehurst. Proceed for 350 yards and turn right into Oakfield. At the left hand bend turn right into a small cul-de-sac where there is a low level sign for Brookside. Go straight ahead into the private lane and bear left at the fork, into the driveway for Brookside.
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