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Smallhythe Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30

Price on application


6 Beds 5 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: CRA180131


  • Small Country Estate
  • Private Setting
  • Listed Mansion
  • Walk to Shops
  • Ashford Intl 14 mls
  • Circa 30 Acres
  • 5 Receptions
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Cellar and Attic


A small country estate comprising a notable Grade II* listed country residence amid 30 acres, set along a long private drive on the rural periphery of the town Built in the early 19th century, Heronden is a notable Grade II listed mansion set within park like grounds. The property has only been under the custodianship of three families since it was built and is presented to the market for the first time in almost thirty years. Typical of the era, Heronden benefits from excellent balance and proportions along a range of splendid original architectural features. There are lofty ceiling heights throughout and tall windows taking advantage of high levels of natural light. The house is tastefully decorated in a traditional style that befits the era but has in recent years been furnished with some new contemporary lighting and fixtures creating an inviting and comfortable family home. FEATURES - Portico entrance porch opens into a grand hall with sweeping staircase to the first floor - Double aspect drawing room with working fireplace and French doors providing direct access to the garden - Double aspect family room with fireplace - Study with French doors opening onto the garden - Dining room and music room separated by a set of grand doors creating ideal entertaining space with garden views - Kitchen/breakfast room fitted with painted units, solid wood worktops, inset double sink and Aga stove - Former scullery and tradesmen's entrance, now used as a pantry and boot room, leads directly from the kitchen - Multi chambered cellar spanning the footprint of the house with a games room, store rooms and boiler room - Separate utility room and ground floor cloakrooms - Master bedroom with en suite and dressing room - 5 further double bedrooms - 2 with en suite facilities - 2 family bathrooms with separate built in shower cubicles - Attic room providing excellent storage facilities - Garaging for a number of cars with storage loft above and attached garden store and glass house - Gardens and grounds circa 30 acres in all OUTSIDE The park like gardens and grounds extend to approximately 30 acres. A beautiful south facing walled garden and the main garden retain a wealth of established plants, some of which have been in situ for many years. The gardens provide a delightful setting with formal landscaping around the house comprising an abundance of flowering plants and shrubs to more informal areas featuring majestic trees. SITUATION Heronden is set along a long private driveway, on the rural periphery of the historic market town of Tenterden and within walking distance of its picturesque high street. The town offers an excellent range of local shops and high street names along with a selection of public houses, restaurants and coffee shops. There are a number of schools in the area with private schools including Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, St Ronans and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst, Sutton Valence Junior and Senior Schools and Claremont Senior School at Bodiam. Ashford International Station provides services to St Pancras in just 37 minutes and also to the Continent. Alternatively, Headcorn Station offers services to Charing Cross, Cannon Street and London Bridge in under an hour. The M20 gives access to the M20 and the M20 for Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the City. Tenterden Ashford International 14 miles Headcorn 10 miles M20 14 miles (All distances are approximate) PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Ground source heat pump for all heating. Oil for Aga and hot water. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. - Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council. - Council Tax band (2018/19): G - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01580 720000