A well presented detached family home (4/5 bedrooms/3 bathrooms -set in 9.4 acres (tbv*) with a good range of equestrian facilities and occupying a superb rural position along a-no through unadopted lane around a mile from the picturesque village of Sissinghurst (Cranbrook School Catchment). The attractive light and airy accommodation includes: Ground Floor – Open plan kitchen into a breakfast/dining area, large sitting room (inglenook style fireplace with Woodburner), and 3 double bedrooms (1 en -suite), home office/4th bedroom and family bathroom (good potential to adapt downstairs to include an integral annexe). First Floor - Converted loft area including a Double Bedroom with en-suite bathroom. (N.B. Space to further adapt loft area to include another bedroom). The property is approached from the lane into a private driveway with spacious parking for several cars/horse lorry and is surrounded by sizeable well kept gardens offering a lovely open aspect over the pastureland with hedged boundaries offering total seclusion. The well equipped accompanying equestrian facilities include: Two stable yards comprising of an L shaped timber stable block (5 loose boxes and hay barn) and a detached character barn including 2 purpose built stables and tack room plus 2 workshops/garage areas. There is also a 40m x 20m post and railed manege and timber kennels building with mesh run. The good sized level pastureland surrounds the property on almost all aspects adding to the rural ambience of the location.
Location & Area Awareness
The property is located in a superb rural position being only a mile from the picturesque village of Sissinghurst village and beautiful castle and gardens and range of local amenities including a popular country inn and restaurant and renowned village store selling a range of local produce. The popular and sought after Historic Market town of Cranbrook is around 2.25 miles with it’s busy High street which includes a Chemist, butchers, delicatessen, Banks, doctor surgeries, post office, Hotel, restaurants, takeaways and Leisure Centre plus the Town's noted landmark the Union Windmill. For commuting Staplehurst mainline rail station is about 5 miles and offers frequent services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross (Journey times approx. 60 minutes) and also connects to Ashford International rail terminal providing links to the continent. The nearby A21 gives access to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the M20 to Dover and Ashford International Station. More extensive shopping, sport and leisure facilities can be found in Tenterden and Royal Tunbridge Wells. The area is well known for its schools within both the private and state sectors, at all levels. These include Sissinghurst, Cranbrook and Benenden primary schools. Marlborough House, Dulwich, St Ronans and Claremont preparatory schools. Cranbrook School, Sutton Valence School, Bethany, Claremont Senior School and The High Weald Academy and sixth form college. There are also numerous leisure opportunities with some very fine golf courses within striking distance. For those with equestrian interests there is nearby riding out in Hemsted Forest (by permit via trot toll rides), The Forest extends to approximately three hundred and ninety eight hectares and consists of a mixture of conifer and broad leaf and features around five miles of hard surface tracks and a multitude of unsurfaced bridleways and footpaths. The location is also well placed for horsebox access to nearby show centres such as Blue Barn at Great Chart and Duckhurst Farm at Staplehurst.
Accommodation - Refer To The Floor Plan
The property is of brick and block construction with white weatherboard elevations and comprises: Ground floor
Entrance hall - leading to all rooms and stairs to first floor bedroom. Open plan kitchen & dining area - Tiled floor. Range of wall and base units arranged in a U shape with space for Range / electric cooker extractor fan /hood over. Large pull out Larder. Exposed wicker basket drawers. Sunken sink and mixer tap. Tiled splash backs. Additional display shelving above windows and door to side garden. Ample room for dining table. Sitting room - Double aspect room (doors to back garden) with large fireplace with brick surround and Bresumer beam and currently fitted with a wood burning stove. Home office / single bedroom - Cupboards and main electric box.
Double bedroom & en-suite - Fitted wardrobes rear garden view and ensuite shower /WC and sink. Double bedroom - fitted wardrobes and window overlooking rear garden. Double bedroom - wardrobes and view over side and front gardens.
First floor -
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom / WC wash hand basin. Velux style roof windows. Eves storage. Potential to extend into the balance of roof space to create a further bedroom( Subject to the usual consents)
Equestrian Facilities & Outbuildings
Refer to the plans online and in the brochure for dimensions and layout. All stables have rubber matting and hay bars. Barn & internal stables - Timber and concrete floor split into x 2 internal stables with stable doors and a further secure tack room/3rd stable if required. Further workshop area and machine store. Power and lights. N.B. Could be adapted for garaging. Stable block - x 5 Loose boxes arranged in an L shape on concrete with water and power. Hay barn - Detached timber hay barn with open front.
Outdoor arena - 20m x 40m professionally installed with post and rail and rubber & silica sand surface, five bar side gate to field. Muck heap - Located to the loose boxes with I beams and timber side and front opening for tractor. Additional side gap for wheel barrow exit/entrance. Dog kennels - Linear timber kennels to the side of the barn
Land & Grounds
The whole site including the gardens, drive, outbuildings, stables etc and grazing land is 9.4 acres (*tbv). The gardens are a particular feature and have been well stocked with an assortment of shrubs and specimen trees. They surround the property giving much seclusion. Access from various rooms to the gardens is an added bonus. The acreage stated at the property is *tbv – (To Be Verified), which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients. A Title Plan from Land Registry will have been acquired, where available, showing the boundary and acreage. Otherwise, an online measuring tool will have been used to ‘check’ the acreage where possible. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact area of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements, at their own cost, by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the area for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan. Sporting & mineral rights: The sporting and mineral rights are included in the sale so far as they are owned or exist. Restrictive covenants: The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all restrictive covenants, both public and private, whether mentioned in these or not. Wayleaves, easements & rights of way: The property is sold subject to all Rights of Way, public and private, which may affect the property.
Services & Outgoings
Tenure: Freehold title number: K647630 local authority: Tunbridge Wells services: Private drainage. Main electric. |mains water. Oil central heating. Tax band: E EPC rating: E outbuilding/S services: Power and lighting. Water to stable block.
We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase: - -
All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent Equus Country & Equestrian, South East/South West T: E: W: Disclaimer: All prospective buyers view all properties for sale with Equus International Property Ltd at their own risk and neither the Agents, Joint Agents nor the Sellers take responsibility for any damage or injury however caused to themselves or personal belongings or property. By viewing a property with Equus you accept this disclaimer. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds you must wear appropriate clothing and footwear and children must be either left in the car or supervised at all times. Livestock should not be touched and all gates left shut or closed after use.
From the High Street in Sissinghurst village (approx. 1 mile) With The Milk House public house on the left travel East on the A262 Sissinghurst Road for about 800 metres (under 1 mile) and as you drive up a slight incline on a left hand bend there is a small private track/unadopted lane on the right. Turn right down this track and the driveway to the property up a private driveway on the right where there are some gates. Proceed up to the property or park on the left as you enter the private drive.
Property descriptions and related information displayed on this page are marketing materials provided by Equus Country & Equestrian. Zoopla does not warrant or accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the property descriptions or related information provided here and they do not constitute property particulars. Please contact Equus Country & Equestrian for full details and further information.
Guide Price: The “Guide Price” an indication of the seller’s minimum acceptable price at auction. The guide price can be shown in the form of a minimum and maximum price range, or as a single price figure. This is subject to change up to and including the day of the auction and will not necessarily be the final selling price at auction.
Reserve Price: The “Reserve Price” is the seller’s minimum acceptable price at auction and the figure below which the auctioneer cannot sell. This is normally set within the guide price range or within 10% of a single guide price. The reserve price is not disclosed and is subject to change up to and including the day of the auction.