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Iden Green Road, Iden Green, Benenden, TN17

Guide price £595,000

3 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: CRA200080


  • Recently extended
  • Beautifully presented
  • In a rural hamlet
  • High Weald AONB
  • Mature cottage gardens
  • Studio/Annexe
  • Private parking
  • Cranbrook School catchment


A charming and beautifully presented Grade II listed semi detached cottage with studio/annexe in this popular hamlet * Cranbrook School catchment area * The Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed semi-detached cottage dating from the 18th century and recently extended to create an enchanting and beautifully presented home. Internally the property displays a wealth of period features including original beams and timbers, exposed oak plank floorboards and brickwork, latch doors and inviting period fireplaces. There are three versatile reception rooms and the kitchen and dining room both have bi-fold doors to the garden creating fantastic space for entertaining. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a family bathroom which is completed by a shower room on the ground floor. Attention to detail is evident in the kitchen which is fitted to a high specification with stylish touches and quality fittings. Ancillary accommodation is provided by a pretty oak framed annexe under a Kent tiled roof, sympathetically designed to complement the house, and comprises an open plan living/bedroom and a shower room. It is fully Build Regulation compliant. This provides opportunities for use as a fabulous home office or an income potential as a holiday let (subject to planning consent). The property is set in mature cottage gardens which are beautifully maintained including mature shrubs and flowering plants creating colour and interest throughout the year. There are two paved terraces orientated to take advantage of the sun at different times of day and affording alternative areas to enjoy the surroundings. The gardens are hedged and fenced giving peace of mind to parents and pet owners. The property is approached over a generous block paved driveway providing a parking area for several vehicles. FEATURES - Sitting room enhanced by period fireplace housing wood burning stove - Family room with fireplace and wood burning stove plus glazed door to garden - Kitchen comprising a range of high gloss contemporary cabinets with matching island unit with integral oven and microwave - exposed oak plank floorboards - Bright and airy dining room with bifold and French doors to garden and roof lights above - Ground floor shower room and utility room with fitted cabinets and space for appliances - Three pretty vaulted bedrooms with integral storage/wardrobes - one with ornate original fireplace - Modern family bathroom with white suite and complementary neutral tiling - Detached studio/annexe comprising stable door to lobby, living/bedroom area with bifold doors and contemporary shower room - Mature fenced and hedged cottage gardens with private driveway providing generous parking area SITUATION The Cottage is set in Iden Green, a hamlet on the rural periphery of Benenden and within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Cottage is conveniently located with walking distance of the historic and highly regarded Woodcock Inn. Benenden provides a range of local services and shopping including a butcher, store, post office and The Bull Inn and Restaurant. The market towns of Cranbrook and Tenterden offer a good selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and facilities and Tunbridge Wells provides comprehensive amenities. 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 sough- after Cranbrook School catchment area. The mainline stations at Headcorn and Staplehurst offer frequent services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Canon Street with journey times of under an hour. Ashford International Station operates services to St Pancras (journey times from about 37 minutes) and to the continent. The A21 gives access to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the city. Cranbrook 4 miles Tenterden 6 miles Staplehurst Station 8 miles A21 - 6 miles Rye and The Coast 14 miles (All distances are approximate) PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Annexe has electric heating. - Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. - Council Tax band (2020/21): F. - 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