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Cowden, KentFor Sale

£1,395,000

| 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms |

Property Description:

This well presented home, believed to date from the 16th Century, has been in the same ownership for the last 45 years. A wealth of character features include inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams, and leaded light windows. The drawing room and the breakfast room have the benefit of French doors leading out to a paved terrace. There are 4 bedrooms to the first floor, and two further attic rooms on the second floor with vaulted ceilings.

The attractive garden includes an ornamental pond with sitting area, enjoying views of the surrounding woodland. A timber garden gate gives access on foot to Holtye common and golf course. There is a detached double garage and a detached barn. The period style greenhouse is a particular feature, made by award winning Hartley Botanic, is ideal for the keen gardener. In all, the property extends to about 1.37 acres.

 

Ground Floor

-Entrance Hall, double coats cupboard 

-Magnificent triple aspect Drawing Room, feature stone fire surround, woodburning stove. Double doors to garden. 

-Elegant double aspect Dining Room, wide inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove, heavy oak bressumer over 

-Country Kitchen/Breakfast Room – matching base, wall cabinets and storage cupboards. Inglenook fireplace, exposed brick and timber over, Aga oven (oil fired) in cream, serving area with inset stainless steel bowl and drainer. Double doors from breakfast area to garden. 

-Rear lobby, ideally positioned, door to garden and door to: 

-Utility Room 

-Cloakroom 

-Useful Cellar area 

First Floor 

-Bedroom 1, a double aspect room with many exposed timbers, inbuilt cupboard.

-En-suite shower room, double shower compartment, wash hand basin, low level WC

-Bedroom 2, inbuilt cupboard, inner hall with inbuilt cupboards and door to adjacent:

-Bathroom, white suite, roll top bath, pedestal basin and high level WC

-Bedroom 3 opening to:

-En-suite shower room, shower compartment, low level WC, hand basin

-Bedroom 4

-Landing, staircase to:

Second Floor 

-2 large attic rooms

Outside

-Detached double garage

-Detached open storage barn

-Classic style greenhouse, by award winning Hartley Botanic

A stone pathway flanked by shaped boxes leads to the rose clad entrance porch. A separate timber 5 bar gate and driveway gives access to the side of the property, additional parking and garaging. The well manicured grounds wrap around the house and include large expanses of lawn, herbaceous borders, rhododendrons and mature specimen trees.

 

LOCATION

The property is situated on a rural lane, close to the Holtye Golf Club, on the outskirts of Cowden village, and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Cowden is about half a mile distant with St Mary's Church, village hall, cricket green, and 'The Fountain' public house. The station (1.7 miles away) provides a direct service to London Bridge. A Country Life article published in 2017 said ‘picturesque Cowden is renowned for its friendly and lively community and is one of the most sought after places to live’.


Local facilities, including Waitrose, can be found at Edenbridge which is about 5 miles distant. More comprehensive facilities are situated in East Grinstead and Royal Tunbridge Wells, both of which have mainline stations.

Central London is just 34 miles and for the international traveller, Gatwick Airport is about 15 miles distant.

 

Council tax band G.

 

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