Guide price £850,000
A Grade II listed former water mill of much character and outbuilding with annexe potential providing scope for modernisation * Cranbrook School catchment area * Dating back to the mid 16th century, Hope Mill is a Grade II listed former water mill imaginatively converted in the 1970's, to retain the inherent character of the original building. The accommodation is arranged on three floors and internally, there are a wealth of original features displayed including impressive beams and timbers, exposed brickwork and floor boards, natural stone floor tiles and the original millstone. The ceiling heights are lofty and large windows take advantage of natural light and verdant pastoral views. This characterful property provides scope for updating and/or remodeling subject to any necessary consent. There is also a detached outbuilding which is currently in a dilapidated condition. It requires complete renovation but provides potential for a number of uses and would make an ideal annexe, subject to planning (see Agents Notes). Hope Mill is set amid mature gardens and grounds, including a large expanse of level lawn, flanked by waterways which provide a welcome environment for wildlife visitors. The property also benefits from fishing/riparian rights. Various historic mechanical equipment exists along the riverbank including the original water wheel which could be restored to its former glory, plus a bridge and sluice gates maintained by the Environment Agency. FEATURES - Large first floor sitting room with inglenook style fireplace housing wood burning stove - Fitted kitchen/breakfast room with oil fired Aga, fitted cabinets, granite worktops and natural stone floor tiles - Dining/family room (created from former garage) - Utility room with Butler sink and boiler room - Master bedroom open plan to en suite with white suite including Jacuzzi bath - Four further bedrooms including a spacious vaulted room with roof lights currently used as a studio - Family bathroom with traditional white suite - Detached single storey brick built outbuilding with annexe potential requiring renovation - Mature gardens of circa 0.6 acres including parking, garden store, former pump house and Thai style ''beach' hut - Fishing/riparian rights along adjoining riverbanks SITUATION Hope Mill is located on the periphery of the picturesque village of Goudhurst and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The heart of the village offers immediate access to the village amenities. There are a good range of local shops, public houses, restaurants and facilities along with a Health and Sports Club and Bedgebury Forest which provides opportunities for walking and cycling plus cultural events throughout the seasons. Rail services from Marden provide services to London with journey times of under an hour. The A21 is close by leading to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the City. There are bus services to Wadhurst, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone and there is a school bus stop for daily services to local schools during term time. The property is situated in the highly regarded Cranbrook School catchment area. Numerous further excellent schools are nearby catering for both primary and secondary education including Goudhurst and Kilndown Primary School and Bethany School both at Goudhurst, Saint Ronan's and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst, Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, Sutton Valence Schools and further girls' and boys' grammar schools at Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. A21 3 miles Cranbrook 6 miles Marden 6 miles Tunbridge Wells 9 miles (All distances are approximate) VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops, Cranbrook office. Tel: 01580 720000. DIRECTIONS From central Goudhurst, proceed west on the A262 towards Tunbridge Wells. After about a mile, and just after the Green Cross Inn, a sign for Finchcocks Museum is on the left just before an Oast House. The gravel driveway for Hope Mill is immediately after the Oast House. Turn into the driveway and Hope Mill is directly in front. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Mantair private drainage system. - Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells. - Council Tax band (2018/19): G. - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. AGENTS NOTES Planning permission (now lapsed) was formerly approved for the following: i) Change of use of ancillary building to self-contained residential annexe 95/00432/FUL ii) Two bay oak framed garage 01/01902/FUL iii) Garage and new vehicular entrance 02/01487/FUL iv) Refurbishment of water wheel 03/1377/LBC Please check Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Planning Portal for all related planning information: https://twbcpa.midkent.gov.uk 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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