Guide price £895,000
A Grade II listed oast conversion in a convenient farmstead setting within a short drive from the town centre * Cranbrook School catchment area * Doves Farm Oast is set on a rural farmstead within a short drive to Cranbrook town centre. The Grade II listed property was sympathetically converted in the 1990s and retains a wealth of original features. Hop retaining boards are displayed to remind you of the property's heritage. Latch wooden doors are in situ along with ceiling beams to the ground floor accommodation. The property exhibits good ceiling heights and wooden flooring throughout the property. On the ground floor is a drawing room, dining/living space open to the kitchen located in the roundel, home office space and a downstairs cloakroom. The kitchen has bespoke fitted base units that hug the curves of the roundel topped with tiled worktops, double and single ceramic sinks and space for appliances. The dining/living space has dual aspect French doors opening onto both the rear and front gardens. The drawing room located at the opposite end of the ground floor is furnished with a Villager Living Flame gas stove, ideal for cosy winter nights in. The stairs to the first floor split to access the bedrooms on opposite sides of the property. All the bedrooms have en suite facilities and most have built in wardrobes. Full height windows at the top of the stairs allow light to flood the space. To the left are two double bedrooms and a laundry room with butler's sink and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. To the right are two additional double bedrooms, one of which is within the roundel. This bedroom has been very cleverly designed to house the en suite via a spiral oak staircase to enjoy a full size Corian bathtub, pedestal basin and WC above the bedroom. The garden to the rear of the property has a large sized pond which attracts a plethora of local wildlife and is filled with carp. To the front is a gravel entrance driveway, cottage garden planting, brick terrace barbeque area and single attached garage. - Five bar wooden gate to driveway - Entrance porch to central hallway from which all rooms are accessed - Drawing room with Villager Living Flame gas stove, double aspect windows - Dining/living space with double aspect French doors to gardens - Bespoke fitted kitchen with double and single sinks, spaces for appliances - Home office/study - Ground floor cloakroom - Split staircase to first floor - 4 double bedrooms - all with en suite bathrooms - Laundry room with space for washing machine and tumble dryer, butler's sink - Rear garden mainly laid to lawn and large pond bordered by hedging and fencing - Front garden with cottage garden planting and paved barbeque terrace - Single attached garage with power and light, space for additional appliances - Cowels recently fully replaced SITUATION Doves Farm Oast is located on the periphery of Cranbrook set on a rural farmstead. The property is in close proximity to Cranbrook town centre and all the amenities that if offers: supermarket, a range of local shops, two doctor's surgeries, dentists, shops, restaurants and The George Hotel. More comprehensive shopping and restaurants can be found at Tunbridge Wells a bit further afield. There are a number of good schools in the area that cater for both primary and secondary education in the public and private sectors. These include Cranbrook Primary School, Saint Ronan's and Marlborough House Preparatory schools at Hawkhurst, Claremont School at Bodiam and The High Weald Academy at Cranbrook. The property is also in the Cranbrook School catchment area for grammar selection with grammar schools also in Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. The area is awash with nature walks and public footpaths in which to explore the local countryside and leisure facilities can be found at the Weald Sports Centre in Cranbrook, golf courses in Hawkhurst and Biddenden, and boating and sailing at Bewl Water. Bedgebury Pinetum is a short drive away for woodland walks and seasonal open-air concerts and Hemsted Forest for walking. The A21 gives access to the M25 and links to national road networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the city of London. Staplehurst and Marden stations have commuter services to London terminals in just under the hour as well as services to Ashford International for connections on the high speed service to St. Pancras in about 37 minutes. Coastal ports to the continent are accessible by road in about an hour. Cranbrook 1.5 miles Staplehurst Station 7.5 miles A21 8.5 miles Marden Station 10.5 miles Tunbridge Wells 15.5 miles (all distances are approximate) PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Gas fired central heating. Mains gas, electric and water. Klargester private drainage. - Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council - Council Tax band (2020/21): G - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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