Guide price £995,000
An extended and modernised Edwardian country house providing well presented accommodation amid mature grounds, in a convenient semi rural location Oakwood is a generously proportioned Edwardian country house which has recently been subject to a range of modernisation works and sympathetic extension. The property presents cream painted elevations with an attractive original wide verandah and gables at the front. The versatile accommodation comprises four reception rooms plus five bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms. The interior is well presented throughout with décor in a range of neutral tones. Low maintenance UPVC double glazed windows are a recent welcome addition and much of the flooring is practical and hard wearing Amtico type flooring. A range of typical Edwardian features on display include feature archways, bay windows, deep skirting boards, picture rails and attractive fireplaces. With lofty ceiling heights throughout, many of the rooms are double or triple aspect, creating good levels of natural light throughout. The house sits in about 1.8 acres of mature gardens and grounds. The wide lawns, interspersed with some magnificent indigenous trees provide ideal space for family games and the perfect spot for summer parties. Encompassed by native woodland and including two natural ponds this is a fantastic natural playground for kids of all ages and encourages a host of wildlife visitors into the gardens. The gardens are securely fenced giving peace of mind to parents and pet owners. The property is approached via a five bar gate and sweeping gravel driveway at the front providing parking for numerous vehicles along with two garage blocks. These comprise a double garage and separate triple garage with workshop area, both with power and light connected. There is also a greenhouse and log store. FEATURES - Welcoming reception hall with wood burning stove - Dining room with wood burning stove and bay window - Light and airy triple aspect sitting room - Study with pretty ornate fireplace - Custom made fitted kitchen with granite workshops including integral dishwasher, oven and microwave - Boot room with fitted cabinets and space for appliances - Ground floor shower room with walk in shower - Staircase with tall picture window on half landing - Master bedroom with extensive fitted furniture and access to Jack and Jill bathroom - Four further bedrooms - one with en suite, one with fitted wardrobes and access to Jack and Jill bathroom - Family bathroom luxuriously appointed including expansive freestanding bath and walk in shower - Triple garage with inspection pit plus additional garage currently used as a workshop and substantial parking space - Gardens and grounds including ponds and woodland of circa 1.8 acres in all SITUATION Oakwood is set in a semi rural location, surrounded by its own natural woodland, creating a private and secluded setting, between the village of Biddenden and St Michaels which adjoins Tenterden. Both Biddenden and St Michaels offer a range of local services including village stores, public houses and post offices. Tenterden provides comprehensive shops including two supermarkets, public houses, restaurants, coffee shops, leisure centre and amenities. A host of tourist and leisure attractions in the area include the Kent and Sussex Steam Railway at Tenterden, Bodiam Castle and Sissinghurst Castle (National Trust), Biddenden Vineyards and the highly regarded Chapel Down Vineyards. There are a variety of schools for children of all ages in both the state and private sectors including Tenterden and St Michaels Primary Schools, Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, girls and boys grammar schools at Ashford and Maidstone, Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, Benenden Girls School and Sutton Valence Schools. Headcorn Station provides services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross with journey times from just over an hour and Ashford International offers travel to London St Pancras in 37 minutes and also to the Continent. The M20 gives access to the ports and to the M25 which leads to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and the City. Tenterden 2.8 miles Headcorn 6.5 miles Ashford 11 miles M20 Motorway 11 miles (All distances are approximate) VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01580 720000 DIRECTIONS From our office in Cranbrook turn left and then immediately right onto The Hill. Continue on this road for approximately 4.6 miles. Turn left onto Benenden Road. After about a mile, turn right at Woolpack Corner onto the A262 (Tenterden Road). Continue forward for about 1.5 miles where the property is located on the left with post and rail fencing and a five bar gate. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage system. - 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. Private Finance Jackson-Stops Private Finance specialises in advising on and arranging competitive mortgages quickly, efficiently and in a stress-free manner. Please contact the office for further information.
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