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Laurel Cottages, The Street, Benenden, TN17

Guide price £295,000

Under offer

2 Beds 1 Bath 2 Receptions

REF: CRA180037



  • Off road parking
  • Renovated
  • Central village location
  • Cranbrook School catchment
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Fitted Kitchen
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Contemporary Bathroom
  • Cottage Gardens
  • Headcorn Station 9.5 miles


With off road parking, a charming renovated Grade II listed terraced cottage in the heart of the village * Cranbrook School catchment area * 2 Laurel Cottages is a charming Grade II listed terraced cottage, part of a row of four designed by the eminent architect George Devey and dating from the late 18th century. Internally the cottage displays original oak beams and timbers, exposed brickwork and floor boards. These are all enhanced by the extensive renovations which include a high specification bathroom, well appointed kitchen with rear extension providing dining space, all benefiting from under-floor heating. Accommodation is arranged on three floors and the sitting room is particularly inviting having a fireplace housing a cosy wood-burning stove. The kitchen includes a range of oak cabinets with timber and granite worktops plus quality integral appliances. Within the extension is a bright and airy dining room with connecting breakfast bar facing the kitchen. Constructed of powder coated aluminium with glazed oak sliding doors to the garden and a glazed roof, this creates perfect space for outside-in entertaining. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, one with vaulted ceiling, plus the bathroom. Luxuriously fitted, this is of excellent proportions and includes a contemporary suite with double ended bath, plus separate shower and smart neutrally toned tiling. The property is approached through a shared gate and via pretty cottage gardens filled with flowering plants. At the rear, the courtyard garden provides built in seating and ample space for al fresco dining. The garden is encompassed by close board fencing giving peace of mind to parents and pet owners. The cottage benefits from a Right of Way across the rear of No 1 Laurel Cottages. At the rear of the property convenient off road parking is provided. FEATURES - Sitting room - Kitchen - Dining room - Two bedrooms - Family bathroom - Cottage gardens - Private parking SITUATION 2 Laurel Cottages is set in the heart of the sought after village of Benenden, within the village Conservation Area and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village provides local shopping and services including a butcher, store, post office and The Bull Inn and Restaurant, all within easy walking distance. The market towns of Cranbrook and Tenterden offer a good selection of shops, restaurants and facilities and Tunbridge Wells provides comprehensive amenities. There are numerous excellent schools within the area, including Benenden Primary School, Benenden Girls School and Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, plus St Ronans and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst. The property also falls within the highly regarded Cranbrook School catchment area. The mainline stations at Headcorn and Staplehurst offer frequent services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Canon Street with journey times of under an hour. Ashford International Station operates services to St Pancras (journey times from about 37 minutes) and to the continent. The A21 gives access to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the city. Cranbrook 3.5 miles Tenterden 5.5 miles Headcorn Station 9.5 miles Tunbridge Wells 17.5 miles A21 - 7.5 miles London 60 miles (All distances are approximate) AGENTS NOTES 1. Worcester Bosch combi-boiler installed in 2008. 2. Kitchen integral appliances include fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. 3. The cottage benefits from a Right of Way across the rear of No 1 Laurel Cottages. 4. The cottage is subject to areas of flying freehold. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Gas central heating system. Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. - Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. - Tax Band C (2017/18). - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.