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Hammonds Farm Cottages, Smiths Lane, Goudhurst, TN17

Offers in excess of £525,000


3 Beds 1 Bath 2 Receptions

REF: CRA190113


  • Grade II listed
  • Masses of character
  • Enviable rural location
  • Cranbrook School catchment
  • Three bedrooms
  • Two reception rooms
  • 0.25 acres of garden
  • Views to the rear
  • A21 is 2.8 miles
  • Marden Station 6 miles


A delightful semi detached Grade II listed cottage set off the beaten track in a desirable rural enclave * Cranbrook School Catchment Area * No Onward Chain * 1 Hammonds Farm Cottages is an enviably located Grade II listed semi detached cottage originally dating from the 16th century. Internally, the accommodation is arranged on three floors and there are a wealth of period features on display including impressive beams and timbers, wide oak floorboards, latch doors and period fireplaces creating a welcoming and convivial atmosphere. The south facing gardens are encompassed by established hedging, mature trees and close board fence. The sweeping lawn features well stocked borders filled with flowering plants and there is an impressive productive kitchen garden with green house and three garden stores. There is a large natural stone pebbled terrace by the house and a further secluded pebbled area, ideal for entertaining and relaxing. The gardens afford views over open farmland to Goudhurst. FEATURES - Inviting sitting room with inglenook fireplace housing wood-burning stove - Dining room with two sets of French doors to garden and fireplace with wood-burner - Kitchen/breakfast room with Shaker style cabinets, butler sink, electric cooker and American style fridge/freezer - Separate utility room with washing machine/tumble drier - Three pretty double bedrooms - two with part vaulted ceilings - all with integral storage or wardrobes - Family bathroom with modern white suite including vessel basin on vanity unit and neutral wall tiles - About 1/4 acre mature gardens including kitchen garden, greenhouse and 3 garden stores - Private parking for four vehicles SITUATION 1 Hammonds Farm Cottages is set in a tucked away location, down a lengthy private drive, on the rural periphery of the picturesque hilltop village of Goudhurst and within the High Weald AONB. The village, which is walking distance via a public footpath, benefits from a number of local services including village stores and post office, bakers, several public houses including the Goudhurst Inn gastropub and the family friendly Parish Church of St Mary's. Further individual shops and amenities may be found at Cranbrook and Tunbridge Wells offers comprehensive shopping and facilities. The property is set in the sought after Cranbrook School catchment area. Various other state and private schools in the area include nearby Goudhurst and Kilndown C of E Primary School and Bethany School along with Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook plus numerous secondary and grammar schools at Tunbridge Wells. Mainline rail services operate from Marden which provides journeys to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross with journey times from 57 minutes. The A21 gives access to the M20 to Ashford International and Dover and also to the M25 for Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Marden Station 6 miles Cranbrook 5.5 miles Tunbridge Wells 19 miles A21 - 2.8 miles (All distances are approximate) AGENTS NOTES i) 1 Hammonds Farm Cottages is subject to an area of flying freehold. ii) The owners of the property contribute 7.5% of the shared costs towards maintenance and repair of the driveway. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Shared private drainage system. - Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. - Council Tax band (2018/19): E. - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. - Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01580 720000. 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. DIRECTIONS From central Goudhurst, proceed west on the A262 towards Tunbridge Wells for a short distance. After the 40mph speed sign, turn into Smiths Lane and continue for 0.3 miles. Bear left at the grass triangle. After a short distance, where the road forks, bear right into a private drive signposted to Hammonds Farm. Continue to the end of the drive and 1 Hammonds Farm Cottages will be found on the right hand side.