Guide price £1,175,000
A charming and most attractive Grade II listed detached house set in delightful gardens close to the villages of Brenchley and Horsmonden. Entrance Hall, Double aspect Sitting Room, Lobby, Snug, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Shower/Cloakroom, Double aspect Master Bedroom, Attic Bedroom, 3 further Bedrooms., Family Bathroom, Study, Driveway, Detached 'Coach House' style Garage, Attractive Front and Rear Gardens in all about 0.4 Acre, Garden Shed/Workshop, Summerhouse. DESCRIPTION Ashmede is a most attractive Grade II listed detached house believed to date from the late 16th Century/early 17th Century with brick and tile hung elevations under a half hipped and tiled roof. The accommodation is beautifully presented and benefits from an abundance of period features including many exposed timbers and inglenook fireplaces. There are excellent ceiling heights throughout the ground floor while some ceiling heights on the first floor are restricted. The present owners have considerably improved the house including lowering floors and extending the house to provide an excellent Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room. Outside the gardens provide an attractive setting. ACCOMMODATION Solid wooden panelled door opens to Enclosed Entrance Porch ceiling timbers, tiled floor. Coat hanging. Entrance Hall with exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Oak staircase to first floor. Double aspect Sitting Room with exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Large brick open fireplace with wood burner to raised hearth and bressummer over. Lobby with "front door" Snug with window to front. Brick fireplace with bressummer and raised hearth. Doors to Dining Room with window to front Staircase Lobby with further flight of stairs to first floor. Triple aspect Kitchen/Breakfast Room with excellent area of Oak work surface over a range of cupboards and drawers. Space for range style cooker. Integral Smeg dishwasher. Double farmhouse sink. Dresser style unit. Recess and space for American style fridge freezer. Glazed double doors to garden. Further doors to Utility Room with Trianco oil fired boiler to alcove. Plumbing and space for washing machine. Shower/Cloakroom First Floor approached by two staircases to Landing with exposed timbers and attractive outlook over garden. Some original wide oak floorboards. Bedroom currently used as treatment room. Window to front. Wall timbers. Recently re-fitted Bathroom with suite including claw foot style bath and separate shower. Double aspect Master Bedroom with former fireplace, wall timbers. Alcove with hanging rail. Inner Landing with double built in airing cupboard. Door to further Landing Area with stairs down to kitchen lobby. Bedroom with window to front, ceiling and wall timbers, built in storage cupboard. Former fireplace. Single flight of stairs to double aspect Attic Bedroom with views. Exposed timbers to roof slope. Study also with exposed timbers to roof slopes, similar views. Access to Roof Space/Tank Room. OUTSIDE A shingle driveway provides a parking and turning area and access to Detached 'Coach House' style Garage with brick elevations under a tiled roof. Up and over door. Double wooden doors. Power and light laid on. To the front of the house is a lawned area with picket fence and variety of shrubs to both ends. The secluded Rear Garden adjoins farmland to the rear and is a most attractive feature mainly laid to lawn with variety of flowering shrubs and plants to shaped borders and beds. Gravelled sitting area. Garden Shed/Workshop. Further paved sitting area. Summerhouse. SITUATION Ashmede is set right in the heart of Castle Hill a delightful hamlet in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty conveniently situated close to the villages of Horsmonden and Brenchley. The popular and sought-after village of Brenchley with its 13th century church offers good local facilities including a butcher, post office/newsagents and a public house. Horsmonden also offers similar facilities including the award-winning Heath Stores. Tunbridge Wells, Paddock Wood and Tonbridge Town Centres all offer a wide range of shopping and leisure facilities. Paddock Wood and Tonbridge main line stations both provide frequent services to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street. There are a good number of well-regarded schools in the local area including Brenchley Primary School. Grammar schools for both Boys & Girls in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. Mascalls. The Schools at Somerhill, Hilden Grange and Holmewood House Preparatory Schools, Kent College for Girls. As well as Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Independent Schools. The A21 provides access to the M25 and thence motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Airports, the Channel Tunnel terminus and ports. Ebbsfleet International Terminal and Bluewater. Leisure Facilities include Golf at Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. Riding and walking in the surrounding countryside. Bedgebury Pinetum. As well as sailing and fishing at Bewl Water. DIRECTIONS From the A21 at Kippings Cross Roundabout turn left signed to Matfield onto B2160. Continue into Matfield passing the Green. Turn right onto Brenchley Road and continue to the village of Brenchley. Opposite the Village Hall fork left and continue for just over a mile. On reaching Castle Hill Ashmede will be found on the right-hand side just after passing The Castle Inn on the left. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains Water, Electricity and Drainage. Oil-fired Heating. Local Authority: 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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