Offers in excess of £795,000
A delightful detached family home providing spacious accommodation situated in this popular hamlet * Cranbrook School catchment area * Orchard Cottage is a delightfully spacious family house having been extended around 10 years ago. The accommodation has been cleverly arranged with windows at every turn allowing natural light to flood the space. A particular feature on entering the property is the upper floor roof lantern which allows light to project all the way from the first floor to the entrance hall. Orchard Cottage is approached across a herringbone brick driveway which provides off road parking for a number of cars adjacent to the attached garage. The ground floor comprises of an entrance hall with home office space, three reception rooms, being an open plan kitchen/dining area, a sitting room wired for a 5.1 integrated home cinema speaker system, a family room and a separate study, utility room and cloakroom. Upstairs, is a spacious master bedroom with built in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom, along with three further double bedrooms all benefiting from their own en suite facilities. The rear garden which enjoys sunshine for much of the day is mainly laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees and is fully enclosed by mature hedging offering a secure and safe space for young children and pets. A paved terrace spans the full length of the rear of the property providing an ideal space for al fresco dining and entertaining. FEATURES - Open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with French doors opening onto the rear terrace - Split level kitchen fitted with cream units under wooden worksurfaces, electric oven and induction hob, extractor fan, double butler's sink, space for dishwasher and American style fridge freezer - Dining space with steps up to kitchen and door for accessing entrance hall - Utility room with door to rear garden, space for washing machine, stainless steel sink, door leading to cloakroom with WC and corner basin - Working fireplace in family room, French doors opening to sitting room and dual aspect windows to front and side - Ground floor home office with built in shelving and dual aspect views to front and side - Master bedroom with built in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle, WC and wall hung basin - Three further double bedrooms all with en suite facilities, one bedroom with additional nook ideal as a study area or walk in wardrobe - Attached garage with double doors and rear door for accessing directly to garden - Electric car charging points to the front of the property - Summer house and additional garden store - Cat 6 cabling throughout the ground floor SITUATION Orchard Cottage is set in Iden Green, a hamlet on the rural periphery of the highly regarded village of Benenden and within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is conveniently located a short distance of the historic and highly regarded Woodcock Inn. Benenden provides a range of local services, a primary school and shops including a butcher, village store, post office and The Bull Inn and Restaurant. Hawkhurst offers Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets as well as the Kino cinema. The nearby market towns of Cranbrook and Tenterden have a good selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and facilities and Tunbridge Wells slightly further afield provides more comprehensive amenities. There are numerous schools for children of all ages within the public and private sectors, including Benenden Primary School, Benenden Girls School and Dulwich Preparatory in Cranbrook, Saint Ronan's and Marlborough House in Hawkhurst plus Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre in Tenterden. The property also falls within the catchment area for the much sought after Cranbrook School. Further grammar schools are available in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Ashford. The mainline stations in Headcorn and Staplehurst offer frequent services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Canon Street with journey times of just under an hour. Ashford International Station operates high speed services to London St Pancras with journey times from just 37 minutes as well as Eurostar services to the continent. Gatwick and Heathrow Airports can be accessed via the A21. Cranbrook 4 miles Tenterden 6 miles Staplehurst Station 8 miles A21 - 6 miles Rye and The Coast 14 miles (All distances are approximate) DIRECTIONS From central Benenden travel north west on the B2086 towards Cranbrook and turn left at the cross roads into Iden Green Road. Continue for about 1 mile passing the turning for Standen Street on the left where Iden Green Road becomes Mill Street. Orchard Cottage is located on the left after a short distance identified by our sale board. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired and electric central heating. Mains electric, water and drainage. Charging points for up to two electric vehicles and space for a further point on the left of the driveway, and Cat 6 cabling on the ground floor. - Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. - Council Tax band: G (2022/23) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. - Viewings: Strictly by appointment on 01580 720000.
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