Guide price £1,350,000
An architecturally designed Victorian former dairy with ancillary accommodation, a range of useful outbuildings and stabling with beautiful views set in an exclusive location * Cranbrook School catchment area * The Round House is set along a private driveway on an exclusive enclave of just a few properties on a private country estate. The property is a real gem in regards to its design with unusual octagonal shaped rooms cleverly configured to provide well thought out accommodation. The original part of The Round House dates from the late 19th century and features attractive herringbone brickwork with exposed timbers. It was subsequently sensitively extended in the 1980s to create a unique single storey dwelling with windows positioned at every turn allowing the property to be flooded with lots of natural light and offering views across the beautiful gardens, paddocks and countryside beyond. From the front gate, The Round House is approached along a paved central pathway, flanked by lawn and mature planted beds, arriving at the front door which opens into the entrance hall from which all of the accommodation can be accessed. The property comprises an elegant sitting room, fitted kitchen arranged open plan to the dining/family room, good sized utility room, three bedrooms, one with en suite shower room and a family shower room. It is accompanied by a detached barn style annexe offering ancillary accommodation and a substantial outbuilding which is currently used as art studios, at present rented to local artisans but would be suitable as offices. In addition, there is a stable block with four stables which benefits from a right of way providing separate vehicular access. The three paddocks are all stock fenced and have fresh water in situ. The beautiful gardens of approximately ¾ acre is of great interest to gardeners/horticulturists alike and has been open to the public on many occasions of the years. They have been thoughtfully designed to provide separate garden rooms with seasonal colour and interest. There are areas for enjoying the views, taking advantage of the all-day sun, hidden away nooks to curl up with a book, terracing for outside dining and a summer house in which to enjoy the garden on cooler days. A property like The Round House is a real joy and rarely does such a special property come to the market. FEATURES - Entrance hall with marble tiled flooring and views through to the garden - Kitchen fitted with bespoke wooden cabinets under granite worktops, under counter double sink, Rangemaster oven and gas hob, dishwasher - Breakfast/dining/family area with wood burning stove, two sets of French doors opening onto front and rear terracing - Utility room fitted with base and wall cabinets, stainless steel sink, space for washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer, door to front, window with views over the garden - Sitting room with open fireplace, wood surround and stone hearth, French doors to garden - Master bedroom with fitted wardrobe and en suite shower room - Two additional bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes - Family shower room with walk in shower cubicle, vanity basin and WC - Barn style annexe with open plan accommodation to the ground floor and two bedrooms plus shower room above and attached double garage - Large outbuilding currently used as 3 art and pottery studios plus store room - Stable with four stables, workshop, tack room and hay barn plus enclosed riding school and 3 paddocks - Delightful landscaped gardens bordered by post and rail fencing and mature hedging - Timber framed sheds for garden storage and timber framed summer house - Gardens and grounds of circa 4 acres in all SITUATION The Round House is set in an exclusive location, on the Angley Park Estate yet within only half a mile of the town centre. The property is approached via a tree lined avenue and benefits from far reaching views over open countryside and is set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cranbrook offers a good range of local independent shops, schools and amenities plus a Co-Op supermarket. Hawkhurst and Tenterden have further shops and services plus Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, with Tunbridge Wells offering more comprehensive shopping and facilities. There are a wealth of leisure facilities nearby including The Weald Sports Centre, Bedgebury Pinetum and Hemsted Forest plus a nearby public footpath gives access to walks through Angley Woods. In addition, some of the highly regarded tourist attractions include Sissinghurst and Bodiam Castles (National Trust), Leeds Castle and the Kent and Sussex Steam Railway at Tenterden. The property is set in the highly regarded Cranbrook School catchment area and Benenden Girls School is close by (both popular for boarding). Other schools nearby include Dulwich Preparatory in Cranbrook, Sissinghurst Primary School, Saint Ronan's and Marlborough House in Hawkhurst, with numerous secondary and grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. Staplehurst Station offers services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross with journey times from under an hour with services also to Ashford International for links to the high speed service to St Pancras from just 37 minutes plus services to the continent. The A21 gives access to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow plus national motorway networks. Staplehurst Station 5.5 miles A21 7 miles Tunbridge Wells 14 miles Ashford 17 miles (All distances are approximate) DIRECTIONS From our office in Cranbrook proceed up Waterloo Road for 0.8 miles then turn left onto Angley Road (A229). Continue for 0.4 miles and turn right into the brick pillared entrance to Angley Park. The Round House is located on the right after a short distance. Park in the designated area where sign posted and enter through the gate. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Gas fired central heating. Mains gas, electric, water and drainage. - Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. - Council Tax bands: House: F/Annexe: A (2022/23) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. - Viewings: Strictly by appointment on 01580 720000. AGENT'S NOTES i) The property has a right of way along the main drive of Angley Park and contributes equal share to the maintenance costs and upkeep. ii) The property benefits from a Right of Way giving vehicular access to the stables. iii) Public footpath 0067/WC89/1 runs along the north east boundary of the property.
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