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Boarden Lane, Hawkenbury, Tonbridge, TN12

Guide price £1,000,000

3 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: SVN240072


  • Superb rural setting
  • Peaceful and quiet
  • Overlooking paddocks
  • Converted barn
  • Outbuildings
  • Short distance to MLS


Delightful detached converted barn offering charming entertaining space, together with a detached period building currently utilised as an artist's studio, situated in a quiet rural setting amid circa 0.8 acres within a short drive to commuter links. The Granary is a wonderful detached barn conversion sympathetically converted around 2007, located in a most delightful setting along a no through lane in close proximity to Staplehurst village and all the amenities that it offers including the main line station with direct links to London and coastal stations. The property retains many of its original features and character, with beautiful structural timbers, a central dining hall with high vaulted ceiling and timber latch doors throughout. The accommodation is accompanied by an oak framed cart barn, timber framed studio with garaging underneath and garden sheds. The gardens totalling circa 0.8 acres, including a large carp filled pond, are abutted by neighbouring paddocks. Mature shrubs, trees, an area of lawn and seasonal planting fill the garden space, with a stone paved terrace offering the ideal spot for al fresco dining in the summer months. FEATURES - Underfloor heating is present throughout the whole of the ground floor - Sitting room with triple aspect windows including French doors opening onto garden terrace, exposed beams, wood burner, oak flooring - Fantastic dining hall with high vaulted ceiling, full height glass windows to front and back allowing light to flood the space, French doors opening onto garden terrace - Open plan to the dining hall the kitchen is fitted with bespoke wood units under granite and wooden worktops, with an oil-fired Alpha range used for both cooking and heating, additional calor gas hob, two mini butler's sinks, integrated dishwasher, space for fridge freezer - Utility/boot room with glass door opening onto garden terrace, sink, and space for washer/dryer and additional under counter fridge - Bedrooms accessed from two separate oak staircases - Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, built in vanity basin, WC, tiled flooring, built in storage with access to additional eaves storage space - Two further double bedrooms, both with good eaves storage - Shower room with power shower, corner vanity basin, WC, tiled flooring and pretty stained-glass window - Timber framed studio above garaging is currently used as an artist's studio, furnished with power, light and telephone connection, it could offer potential for conversion subject to any necessary planning consents - Timber framed cart lodge suitable for under cover parking, or could also offer potential conversion, subject to any necessary planning consents - Two garden sheds offering additional storage space SITUATION The Granary is located in the hamlet of Hawkenbury within the rich farmland of the Weald, between the Wealden villages of Staplehurst and Headcorn. Both villages offer vibrant communities with a good selection of local shops, doctor's surgeries, primary schools and amenities along with mainline stations providing fast and frequent services to London with journey times from under an hour. Both stations service Ashford International for connections to the high- speed service to London St. Pancras in about 37 minutes. Staplehurst also benefits from a large Sainsbury's supermarket Excellent schooling in the area includes several local primary schools, various state and grammar schools in Maidstone as well as private schools nearby including Sutton Valence Preparatory and Senior Schools, and Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook. The County Town of Maidstone is within easy reach offering comprehensive shopping, theatre, supermarkets, services and leisure facilities. The M20 is a short drive away and links to coastal ports, the Channel Tunnel and the M25 for Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports. PROPERTY INFORMATION PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. Mains water and electricity. Calor gas for cooking only. - Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council - Council Tax band: G (2024/25) - 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 - Agent's Note: A footpath, KCC reference KH629, runs along the southern boundary between The Granary and the neighbouring property. DIRECTIONS From the traffic lights at Staplehurst, head east on the Headcorn Road for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Boarden Lane and continue to the end of the lane, bearing round left where the drive splits to arrive at the gravel driveway just past the pond on the left.