- Gated Country Residence
- Superbly Appointed Accommodation
- Quietly Located, Excellent Transport Links
- 7 Acres of Garden & Paddocks
- 2 x Triple Garages
- Secondary Accommodation
- P/P for Office/Games Room Suite
- Further Land Available (up to 36 acres)
An exceptional, substantial 5 bedroom detached country residence, situated in the most idyllic setting along a quiet country lane with landscaped gardens and grounds extending to over 6 acres (with up to a further 36 acres available by separate negotiation) Immaculately presented, superbly appointed accommodation comprising 3 reception rooms, stunning bespoke kitchen/dining room, separate utility room, study and 5 luxury bath/shower rooms. Large enclosed rear garden, extensive kitchen garden and paddocks with small lake, along with two detached triple garages, one with a one bedroom self- contained apartment and planning permission for ground floor conversion to office/games room suite. Well placed for road and rail links and an excellent selection of schools across the private and state sectors covering all ages ranges.
Location: High Halden is a delightfully positioned rural village some 8 miles from the market town of Ashford and 3 miles from Tenterden. The village green is still the centre-point of the community; home to football, tennis, bowls and cricket clubs,whilst both Chart Hills & Tenterden golf clubs are just a short drive away.
Locality: The village has a well stocked 'One Stop' shop and welcoming hostelry 'The Chequers on the Green'. renowned for good food and beer both to be found opposite the village green. Further shopping facilities are to be found in nearby towns of Tenterden and Rye, including supermarkets, theatres, cinemas, restaurants and bars. Ashford is some 8 miles away offering a wider variety of in and out of town shopping.
Local History: High Halden became established during the 10th century when St. Mary's church was first built. Its unusual tower and spire were built from 50 tons of locally felled oak in the 12th-13th century. The parish is recorded in the Domesday Book and parts of a Norman manor can be seen at Tiffenden Farm. The Chequers Inn, circa 15th century, is known to have been used by smugglers and in particular the infamous "Hawkhurst" and "Cranbrook" gangs that were very active in the area in mid 18th century. In the 19th century steam reached High Halden and a small train station called 'High Halden Road' linking Tenterden to Headcorn was opened but later closed in 1954, although the Kent & Sussex Steam Railway is still operational in nearby Tenterden. In 1944 the RAF built an airfield in High Halden. It was a prototype for the type of temporary 'Advanced Landing Ground' airfield which were then built throughout France after D-Day . It was used by the U.S. Army Air Force until it was closed in September 1945 and returned to agricultural use.
Transport Links: Ideally positioned for the commuter Ashford International (some 8 miles away) provides a fast service to London St. Pancras and to Europe. A regular service operates to London Bridge, Waterloo, Charing Cross and Cannon Street, as well as the east coast from Ashford, Pluckley and Headcorn stations.
The Motorway network (M20) can be easily accessed at Junction 9 and 10 near Ashford as can the Euro-tunnel motor rail service to Calais from Hythe (M20).
Education: Kent 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: Ashford School and Sutton Valence independent schools (both preparatory and senior) and the Ashford Grammar Schools. Bridge Park is also well placed for Benenden(girls), Tonbridge(boys) Schools and King's in Canterbury. High Halden has a village primary school, whilst Teneterden is home to Homewood secondary school and 6th form college.
Accommodation List: Reception Hall, drawing-room, conservatory dining room, kitchen /dining room, utility room, study, side lobby, shower room, family room, cloakroom. First-floor landing, master suite with en-suite bath and shower room and dressing room, guest bedroom two with en-suite bath and shower, bedroom three, bedroom four, bedroom five/study, family bath and shower rooms. Triple garage with first-floor one bedroom apartment, detached triple garage. Gated entrance, large enclosed rear garden, kitchen garden, paddocks, believed to measure 6 acres. Further 36 acres available by separate negotiation.
Pillared covered entrance with door to:
Reception Hall: Twin double glazed windows to the front. Turned staircase with galleried landing above. Door to walk-in cloaks and storage cupboard. Doors to drawing room, family room and kitchen/dining room. Door to:
Cloakroom: Fitted with white suite comprising WC with matching seat, wall mounted wash hand basin. Fully tiled walls and coordinating tiled floor. Extractor, inset ceiling lights, coving.
Double opening doors to:
Drawing-Room: 7.60m x 4.90m (24' 11 x 16' 1) Twin double glazed windows to the front, doors leading out to the rear terrace with matching window alongside enjoying views over the rear garden. Ornate coving & ceiling roses. Cast-iron fire surround inset with basket for open fire on stone hearth. TV point.
Conservatory Style Dining Room: 4.64m x 3.51m (15' 3 x 11' 6) Doors leading out to the side and the rear terrace, windows alongside. Central ceiling light/fan, two wall light points.
Kitchen/Dining Room: 7.60m x 4.76m (24' 11 x 15' 7) Double aspect room with twin double glazed windows to the front, doors leading out to the rear terrace with window alongside enjoying views over the rear garden. Luxuriously fitted with extensive range of oak base and wall units with square edges Star-burst granite worktop over, inset with integrated stainless steel sink unit, machined drainer to side and instant hot water tap. AEG induction hob with black glass light/extractor over and granite splash-backs. AEG double electric fan assisted oven with fitted combination microwave & AEG grill over, cupboards above and below. Pull out sliding full height double doored larder cupboards, fully integrated full height larder fridge. AEG griddle plate and matching hotplate with extractors over and granite splash backs. Large island unit, incorporating freezer, wine cooler and wine rack with drawers either side and breakfast bar. Space for large dining table. Three double doored matching sideboard with matching granite top. TV point. High-gloss tiled floor. Central ceiling fan/light. Coved ceiling.
Utility Room: Double glazed door with matching window to side leading out to the rear terrace. Fitted with range of matching base and wall units with matching worktop over inset with integral large stainless steel sink unit with machined drainer to side, matching up stands. Plumbing for two washing machines and space for two tumble dryers. Matching high-gloss floor tiled floor. Full height storage cupboard.
Door to study, door to:
Side Lobby: Door leading out to the front courtyard. Double doored storage cupboard. Door to:
Shower Room: Obscure glazed window to the front. Fitted with white suite comprising WC with matching seat, wall mounted wash hand basin, fully tiled walls with walk-in shower cubicle with large circular shower and hand-held attachment with glass screen to side. Extractor, inset ceiling lights, ladder style heated towel rail.
From the utility room, door to:
Study: 4.50m x1.90m (14' 9 x 6' 3) Double aspect room with double glazed windows to side and rear enjoying views over the lake to the side and the rear garden. Range of shelves, coved ceiling, ceiling light/fan.
Family Room: 4.36m x 3.25m (14' 4 x 10' 8) Sliding UPVC double glazed door leading out to the rear terrace enjoying views over the rear garden. Coved ceiling. TV point.
Turned staircase to galleried first-floor landing. Painted balustrade with wooden handrail. Double glazed window overlooking the front. Door to airing cupboard with slatted shelves. Matching doors to all rooms.
Master Suite: 5.83m x 4.32m (19' 2 x 14' 2) Comprising double aspect bedroom with twin windows to the front and to the rear enjoying views over the rear garden and pond to the side. TV point. Two central ceiling lights/fans. Two wall points.
Walk-in Dressing Room: 3.60m x 2.10m (11' 10 x 6' 11) Double glazed window to the rear. Wall-to-wall wardrobe cupboards to either side with hanging rails and shelves. Coved ceiling.
En-suite Bath & Shower Room: Part obscure glazed window to the front. Fitted with white suite comprising WC with matching seat, wall mounted wash hand basin, panelled bath and large fully tiled shower cubicle with circular rain head shower. Fully tiled walls, coordinating tiled floor. Two three light circular spot tracks.
Guest Suite/Bedroom Two: 4.30m x 3.66m (14' 2 x 12' 0) Window enjoying views over the rear garden. Coved ceiling. Central ceiling light/fan. Large double doored wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail and shelf over. TV point.
En-Suite Bath/Shower Room: Fitted with white suite comprising WC with matching seat, wall mounted wash hand basin, panelled bath with large circular rain head shower over and hand-held shower attachment. Fully tiled walls, coordinating ceramic tiled floor, ladder style heated towel rail. Double doored shelved storage cabinet, shaver point, extractor, circular three light spot track.
Bedroom Three: 4.90m x 3.20m (16' 1 x 10' 6) Twin double glazed windows to the front. Coved ceiling. TV point. Central light/fan. Large double doored cupboard with hanging rail and shelves.
Family Bath & Shower Room: Fitted with white suite comprising WC with matching seat, wall mounted wash hand basin, panelled bath with large circular rain head shower over and hand-held attachment, glass shower screen to side. Fully tiled walls, coordinating tiled floor, extractor, three light circular spot track. Double doored shelved storage cupboard, shaver point, ladder style heated towel rail.
Bedroom Four: 4.45m x 2.56m (14' 7 x 8' 5) L-shaped double aspect room, double glazed windows to side and rear enjoying views over the garden. Coved ceiling. TV point. Ceiling light/fan. Large double doored wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail and shelf.
Bedroom Five/Study: 3.66m x 2.10m (11' 10 x 6' 11) Double glazed window to the rear enjoying view over the rear garden. TV point. Central ceiling light/fan, coved ceiling.
Family Bath and Shower Room: Part obscure glazed window to the front. Fitted with white suite comprising WC with matching seat, wall mounted wash hand basin, panelled bath with circular rain head shower over and hand-held shower attachment, glass screen to side. Fully tiled walls, coordinating tiled floor. Circular three light spot track, ladder style heated towel rail. Mirror doored shelved storage cabinet.
Outside: The property is approached from the road over remote controlled double opening wooden gates to private brick paved driveway and further inner brick pillared wrought iron gates giving access to a large paved courtyard providing ample parking and turning. Gates from the driveway give access to the paddocks on either side. On the left side of the drive is the:
Triple Detached Garage: With planning permission for conversion to Office/Games Room with Clakroom and store (p/p ref: 17/00187/AS). Double doors and single door to the front. Utility area to the side with plumbing for washing machine & space for further appliances if so required. Door leading out to garden. Door giving access to stairs leading to the first floor:
Annexe Apartment: Self- contained one bedroom apartment comprising of: Hall, kitchen/sitting room, bedroom, dressing room and bathroom.
A gate to the side gives access a gravelled area with timber store and oil tank along with an enclosed garden to the rear. To the right-hand side of the drive is a second detached triple garage with feature clock tower, with double and single doors to large open area with roof storage above and personal door to the side. A second gate leads to the rear garden.
The large rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with specimen trees and planted borders, completely fenced and hedged to all sides. Gates from the drive lead to the adjoining paddock with small lake. At the side of the house is a boiler room housing Grant oil fired boiler servicing hot water and central heating and Premier plus high-pressure hot water tank. Further gates set into the hedged boundary give access to the paddock. A full height wooden gate to the right-hand side of the rear garden leads to a completely enclosed gravelled area with a large greenhouse & a timber garden store along with an extensive fenced and covered kitchen garden. A gate leads through to the adjoining paddock.
Further land (currently grazing) extending to an additional 36 acres (tbv.)maybe available by separate negotiation.
Services: Mains water & electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
EPC Rating : ' D '
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council.
Council Tax Band:: ' G '
Directions: On the A28 heading north towards Ashford passing through Tenterden and St Michaels continue into High Halden taking the left turning into Hookstead after the Halden Heights care home. Proceed down the lane for 3/4 of a mile and Bridge Park will be found on the right hand side behind full height double wooden gates with entry system.
From junction 9 M20 proceed in a southerly direction signposted Tenterden on the A28 Continue on this road through Great Chart & Bethersden, continue through High Halden taking the right turning into Hookstead. Proceed down the lane for approximately 3/4 of a mile and Bridge Park will be found on the right hand side behind full height double wooden gates with entry system.
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_103096001841
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