Guide price £1,450,000
A striking unlisted period residence providing substantial accommodation amid mature gardens within walking distance of village amenities * Cranbrook School catchment area * The Parsonage is a delightful unlisted property believed to date from 1792 with later additions, predominantly from the Victorian era. The property provides well proportioned accommodation, arranged on three floors and many of the rooms are double or triple aspect, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. Internally there are a host of delightful period features on display including beams and timbers and a variety of attractive ornamental fireplaces along with lofty ceiling heights throughout. The property benefits from an all around attractive outlook over the garden and countryside. The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of this charming property. The landscaped garden is split into garden rooms divided by mature Yew hedging, providing areas of privacy and seclusion. There is a loggia and raised stone terrace providing a lovely outlook over the beautiful rose garden or alternatively, a rose clad gazebo provides the perfect spot to unwind at the end of the day. Along with the paddock, there is also a detached garage and generous parking. * No Onward Chain * FEATURES - Reception hall with slate floor and turned oak staircase rising past picture window - Drawing room with beautiful original oak panelled fireplace and French doors to garden - Dining room with bay window, decorative arched recess and adjacent bookshelves - Fitted kitchen/breakfast room with contemporary fitted cabinets and island with granite worktops: integral range cooker, fridges and dishwasher - French doors to garden - Utility room with built in storage and space for appliances - Master bedroom suite including walk in dressing room and en suite shower room - Five further double bedrooms with ducks nest fireplaces or part vaulted ceilings - Two family bathrooms fitted with traditional white suites and separate wc - Two substantial attics providing masses of storage or potential for further accommodation, subject to planning - Landscaped gardens and grounds of about 2.25 acres in all including paddock - Detached brick built garage, garden shed and chicken run - Gravel drive leading to parking and turning area providing parking for numerous vehicles SITUATION The Parsonage is set in the sought after village of Benenden and within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village provides a butcher, shop and post office and The Bull Inn & Restaurant. There is also a public footpath nearby which gives access to miles of walks across open countryside passing by several well regarded local hostelries. The market towns of Cranbrook and Tenterden offer a good selection of shops, restaurants and facilities and Tunbridge Wells provides comprehensive amenities. Various golf courses in the area include Chart Hills at Biddenden and Hemstead Forest Golf Club at Cranbrook. Leisure facilities can be found at The Weald Sports Centre, Cranbrook and Tenterden Leisure Centre. Cycling, walking, running, riding and cultural events are on hand at Bedgebury and Hemsted Forests. There are numerous excellent schools within the area, including Benenden Primary School, Benenden Girls School and Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, plus Saint Ronan's and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst. The property also falls within the highly regarded Cranbrook School catchment area. Headcorn and Staplehurst stations offer rail services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Canon Street from under an hour. Ashford International operates services to St Pancras with journey times from about 37 minutes and also to the continent. The A21 gives access to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the city. Cranbrook 3 miles Tenterden 6 miles Headcorn Station 9 miles A21 8 miles Tunbridge Wells 17 miles (All distances are approximate) DIRECTIONS From our Cranbrook office, proceed up The Hill and over St David's Bridge onto Golford Road. Continue for about a mile and turn right into Golford Road which becomes New Pond Road. Carry on for 2.5 miles to the crossroads in Benenden. Turn right and the entrance to The Parsonage will be found after 0.4 miles on the left hand side. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Gas central heating system. Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Gas range cooker. Outdoor lighting. - Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells 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. 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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