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Rural Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18

Guide Price
£850,000

3 Bedroom Manor House for sale in Hawkhurst

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  • Stunning Ground Floor Wing Of Country House
  • 3 Double Bedrooms
  • 3 Luxury Bathrooms
  • Exceptional Specification Throughout
  • 28 Acres Of Landscaped Shared Gardens
  • Conveniently Located for Local Amenities
  • Gated Access, Allocated Parking
  • Chain Free.

Enjoying an unsurpassed location, completely refurbished to an exceptional standard with accommodation extending to 14 self contained apartments and homes forming part of the historic Grade ll listed house, built in the French Gothic château style in 1855 by the banking magnate Edward Lloyd. Located on the rural outskirts of the village the property enjoys 28 acres of communal landscaped gardens and grounds.

Located in a stunning setting on the rural outskirts of the village within the Cranbrook School catchment area and short distance from local amenities. Set in gardens & paddocks of 28 acres. Each property benefits from 125 year lease (from january 2016).

Location: Lillesden House is located on the rural outskirts of Hawkhurst within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is divided into two areas, 'Highgate' to the north and 'The Moor' to the south. The historic town of Cranbrook is just over 4 miles away with its picturesque period buildings, windmill and locally famed Cranbrook School. Royal Tunbridge Wells is approximately 30 minutes drive away to the north west.

The parish church of St Laurence stands at the 'The Moor', which is the older part of Hawkhurst, where a church has stood since 1100. The parish at that time was under the control of Battle Abbey. Hawkhurst is infamous for its 'Hawkhurst Gang', ruthless smugglers who terrorised the south coast area (as far as Poole in the west & Gravesend to the north) for 20 years in the early 18th century. Their demise was finally brought about at the 'Battle of Goudhurst' in 1747. At the peak of their activities they were believed to be as many as 500 strong. Another notable resident born in Hawkhurst was William Rootes, he initially set up a cycle business before producing motor cars. Singer, Hilman, Hunter and Sunbeam all being brands of the Rootes Motor Company manufactured in Hawkhurst before he opened a purpose built production line factory, located in nearby Maidstone. Edward Lloyd, founder of the bank that eventually became the National Westminster built the house as a family home in 1855, it remained in the family until just after the First World War, during which it was used as military hospital. It was then sold and was for many years a private girls school.

Locality: The village is well served by two supermarkets with a full range of services, a number of small shops, restaurants, notably The Queens Inn and nearby Great House, (as well as takeaways), petrol station and small digital cinema. The village also has doctors and dentists surgeries and a chemists. There are also a number of public houses. Etchingham Station is some 12 minutes away providing a commuter service to London Charing Cross. Ashford International Station is some 40 minutes drive away with trains to St Pancras and Eurostar services to Europe.

The Motorway network can be accessed via the A21 (dual carriageway from south of Tunbridge Wells) at Junction 5 M25 north of Sevenoaks.

The Area is renowned for the quality, choice and commitment to excellence of its educational system in both the public and private sector. Noteworthy schools in the area include: Marlborough House, Vinehall, Claremont, St Ronan's, Benenden and Tonbridge in the private sector. Cranbrook and Tunbridge Wells offer further exceptional schools in secondary age groups, including Grammar schools and Hawkhurst in the primary age group.

Accessed via an electronic gated system, the extensive sweeping gravel driveway leads to the parking area. The main entrance and communal areas have been refurbished to the highest standard with many character features, decorative plasterwork, elegant staircases, fireplaces, large picture windows and superb bespoke chandeliers.

* Gated Entry System
* Sweeping Tree Lined Driveway
* Allocated Parking
* Bicycle Store
* Paved Terraces
* Imposing Main Entrance
* Stairs and Lifts To All Floors
* Limestone Flooring to Ground Floor Communal Areas
* Carpeted Flooring To All Other Communal Areas
* Large Chandeliers On Ground Floor & Over Main Staircase
* 28 Acres Of Landscaped Garden & Grounds
* Tennis Courts

The Buckley, Lillesden house,

A truly stunning ground floor wing of over 2200 sq ft, completely refurbished to an exceptional standard with accommodation including 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms along with a magnificent open plan reception room/kitchen, forming part of the historic Grade ll listed house, built in 1855 by the banking magnate Edward Lloyd. Located on the rural outskirts of the village the property enjoys 28 acres of communal landscaped gardens and grounds.

Accommodation List: Entrance hall, stunning open plan sitting/dining/kitchen, utility room, inner hall, bedroom one with en-suite shower room & mezzanine, bedroom two with en-suite shower room & mezzanine, bedroom three, bath & shower room. Allocated parking, communal gardens and grounds of 28 acres.

Stone steps with double opening doors to:

Entrance Hall: Sky light windows above. Ceramic tiled floor. Double opening full height glass doors with matching glazed panels to side to:

Open plan Sitting/Dining Room/Kitchen: Windows overlooking the gardens to the front. Domed ceiling with window along the full length, windows to side. Exposed cast iron structure. Oak floor. Kitchen fitted with German 'Hacker' designer units with fully integrated appliances by Siemens and Montpelier. Tiled floor.

Utility Room: Window to the side. Fitted with matching range of units, space for washing machine & tumble dryer. Double doored cupboard housing Valliant gas boiler servicing underfloor heating throughout and hot water. Hot water tank. Underfloor heating controls.

Inner Hall: Matching doors to all rooms, oak floor.

Bedroom One: Window to the front overlooking the garden and valley beyond. Exposed cast iron structure. Staircase to the mezzanine level above with windows over and glass balustrading. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room: Fitted with Villeroy & Boch suite comprising WC, hand basin & large walk in shower with Hansgrohe controls, Bagno Design units and Hansgrohe brassware. Fully tiled walls and floor.Inset lighting.

Bedroom Two: Window to the front overlooking the garden and valley beyond. Exposed cast iron structure. Staircase to the mezzanine level above with windows over and glass balustrading. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room: Fitted with Villeroy & Boch suite comprising WC, hand basin & large walk in shower with Hansgrohe controls, Bagno Design units and Hansgrohe brassware. Fully tiled walls and floor. Inset lighting.

Bedroom Three: Windows to the rear. Inset lighting.

Bathroom: Fitted with Villeroy & Boch suite comprising WC, hand basin & panelled bath with Hansgrohe controls and handheld shower attachment, Bagno Design units and Hansgrohe brassware. Fully tiled walls and floor. Door to storage cupboard. Inset lighting. Ladder style towel rail.

Outside: The property is approached from the road via emote electronically operated security gates over an extensive tree lined gravelled driveway giving access to the allocated parking bays. The property enjoys use of the fabulous 28 acres of shared landscaped gardens and grounds, including the newly refurbished tennis courts.

Tenure: Leasehold 125 years (from January 2016).

Services: Mains water, electricity and private drainage. Gas fired central heating.

Service Charges: £4,000 per annum

Ground Rent: £300 per annum

Floor Area: 212 m2 (2286 ft2) Approx.

EPC Rating : 'C'

Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

Council Tax Band: 'F'

Directions: Travelling south on the A21 turn left at Coopers Corner onto the A229 towards Hawkhurst. Continue on this road turning right onto the B2244 just past the Eight Bells PH opposite The Moor. The gated entrance into Lillesden House will be found on the right hand side of the road after a short distance.

Viewing: All viewings by appointment through the Country Property Group. A member of the team will conduct all viewings, whether or not the vendors are in residence.
 

Property Ref: 577920_103096002022

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