- Substantial, Beautifully Presented House
- 3 Receptions, 5 Bedrooms 2 En-Suite
- Enclosed Stable Yard, 6 Stables & Tack Room
- Riding Arena, 3 Post & Rail Fenced Paddocks
- 8 Acres
- Detached Double Garage
An attractive detached five bedroom house set in 8 acres (tbv) located on the rural outskirts of the village offering well presented & substantial accommodation including 3 reception rooms, luxury fitted kitchen, two en-suite bedrooms & family bathroom. The superb equestrian facilities include a bespoke stable block, a full size manège and 3 'post and rail' fenced paddocks. Excellent parking, detached double garage, large garden.
The property comprises: Entrance Hall, drawing-room, study/TV room, kitchen/dining room, utility room, cloakroom. Turned staircase to first-floor landing, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, bedroom two with en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms, family bathroom. Gated entrance to extensive gravelled driveway, detached double garage, large front garden, driveway to further extensive parking area with concrete hard-standing, timber garden store, enclosed stable yard with manège, fully post and rail fenced paddocks, believed to measure eight acres in total. (TBV)
Location & History: The property is located on the outskirts of the village of Horsmonden with its charming village green boasting a Country Inn and a selection of local shops including a general store and chemist, together with a local doctors' surgery. Located approximately 15 minutes' drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells and 10 minutes' drive from either Paddock Wood.
Horsmonden in the 1600's was the most important gun making site in Britain. John Browne's furnace produced cannon in large quantity and so cunning was he that he sold guns to both sides during the Civil War. At its busiest the furnace (in present day Furnace Lane) employed some 200 workers, hence the need for nearby housing in an area, which was known then (and indeed now in some of the shop names) as the Heath at Horsmonden.
Its an odd quirk of history that Horsmonden should have been a centre for the three main trades of the Weald. Gun making was one, the other two were weaving and hop growing. The weavers came to the village during the Huguenot exodus from Europe. The leading family in the trade were the Austens, who left a considerable legacy in the form of fine and distinctive buildings, most still standing and lived in today. Of the three trades only one has lasted in the village into the 21st century – hop growing, and that is now in sad decline.
Locality: In nearby Goudhurst along with the church there is a village hall, primary school, village shop, post office, hairdresser, coffee shop and two country inns in the centre of the village Further shopping facilities are to be found in the nearby town of Cranbrook and the county town of Maidstone some 9 miles away which offers a wide variety of in and out of town shopping centres, supermarkets, theatres, cinemas, restaurants and bars.
Positioned well for the commuter, Marden railway station (some 2 mile away) provides services via Paddock Wood to London Bridge, Waterloo, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Marden also connects to Ashford International which provides a fast service to St. Pancras and Europe.
The Motorway network can be accessed via the A21 (dual carriageway from south of Tunbridge Wells) at Junction 5 M25 north of Sevenoaks. Or alternatively near Maidstone (M20) at Junction 5,6 or 7.
The Weald of Kent 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 including the well-regarded village school and kindergarten in Horsmonden, preparatory schools Bethany, Marlborough House, St. Ronans and Dulwich Prep School whilst senior schools include: Bethany Independent School (co-ed), Sutton Valence Independent School (preparatory and senior) and Cranbrook Grammar School (co-ed), High Weald Academy as well as the boys and girls Grammar Schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. Orchard House is also well placed for Benenden(girls) and Tonbridge(boys) schools.
Entrance porch with outside light, door to:
Entrance Hall: UPVC window to the front. Matching oak doors to all rooms. Magnificent turned oak staircase the first floor part galleried landing, oak floor. Door to:
Cloakroom: Obscure UPVC double glazed window to side. Fitted with white suite comprising WC, semi circular wash hand basin set into oak doored storage cupboard, tiled splash back, mirror.
Drawing Room: Triple aspect room with UPVC windows to the front and rear, matching doors leading out to the side terrace. Exposed brick fire surround, inset with cast iron wood burning stove with oak beam over on matching hearth. Wall light points. Oak floor. Door to the study/ sitting room.
Family/Sitting Room: UPVC door leading out to the rear. Fitted with bespoke range of cupboards and shelves. TV point. Oak floor. Door back to the hall.
Kitchen/Dining Room: Double aspect room with UPVC windows to the front and rear, door leading out to the rear. Fitted with comprehensive range of ivory panelled base and wall units with square edge granite worktop and matching up-stands over, inset with double ceramic sink unit with mixer tap. Integrated fridge with freezer below, Bosch integrated dishwasher, pull-out recycling unit. Rangemaster classic Deluxe gas fired cooker with concealed AEG. Extractor over, tiled splash backs, cupboards to either side. Dresser style unit with glazed shelved.
Display cupboards with central plate rack. Central matching island unit with storage baskets, incorporating a breakfast bar. Inset ceiling lights. Ceramic tiled floor. Space for dining table. Door to:
Utility Room: Part glazed UPVC door leading out to the rear pathway with matching window alongside. Fitted with ivory and base and wall units with roll edge wood effect worktop over, inset with single bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit, tiled splash backs. Plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer. Double doored full height storage cupboard. Matching tiled floor.
Turned oak staircase with decorative balustrading to:
Part galleried first-floor landing: UPVC window enjoying views to the front. Matching oak doors to all rooms. Double doored cupboard housing Worcester HE gas-fired boiler servicing hot water and central heating. Loft hatch.
Master Bedroom: Double aspect room with twin UPVC double glazed windows to the front and matching window to the rear. Door to:
En-suite Shower Room: UPVC double glazed window to the rear. Fitted with white suite comprising WC, semi circular wash hand basin set into oak storage cupboard with tiled splash back. Fully tiled corner shower cubicle, extractor, inset ceiling lights, chrome ladder style heated towel rail, shaver point.
Bedroom Two: Double aspect room with UPVC double glazed window to the side and rear. Door to:
En-Suite Shower Room: UPVC double glazed window to the rear. Fitted with white suite comprising WC, wash hand basin set into white double doored storage cupboard, tiled shower cubicle with glass bi- folding door. Extractor, inset ceiling lights, wood effect floor, chrome ladder style heated towel rail.
Bedroom Three: UPVC double glazed window to the front with roller blind.
Bedroom Four: UPVC double glazed window to the rear. Shelves.
Bedroom Five: UPVC double glazed window to the front. Large double doored wardrobe cupboard.
Bathroom: UPVC double glazed window to the rear. Fitted with white suite comprising back to wall WC, semi integrated wash hand basin set into white double doored storage cupboard with matching mirror doored cabinet over. Bath set into tiled surround with telephone shower. Chrome ladder style heated towel rail. Wood effect floor, inset ceiling lights, extractor.
Outside: The property is approached from the road over double opening electronic gates giving access to the gravelled driveway which to the left leads to the detached double garage with remote controlled door to the front and parking area. The front garden is of excellent size with tree-lined post and rail fence boundary to the paddocks. The land is divided into three main areas, all post and rail fenced. To the side of the property is a paved terrace for alfresco eating with planted beds and borders. The driveway splits to the right, leading to a further large area of gravelled parking and concrete hard standing with garden store. Additionally the property enjoys a 'right of way' via double gates through the adjoining yard. A conifer hedge divide gives access to the enclosed stable yard, with 2 foaling boxes and 4 stables along with an alarmed tack room. To the side of the yard is the manège.
Agents Note; there is a public footpath through the adjoining yard which follows the line of the hedge into the woodland beyond.
Floor Area: 204 m2 (2,196 ft2) Approx.
Services: Mains water and electricity are connected. Private Drainage. LPG central heating.
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
Council Tax Band : 'G'
EPC Rating : 'D'
Directions: From the A21 take the A262 from the roundabout at the north end of the Lamberhurst bypass, immediately turn left, signposted Horsmonden, B2162. Continue into the village, crossing straight over the crossroads onto the Maidstone Rd. Continue past Yew Tree Rd on the left, Orchard House Farm will be found on the left, behind green wooden gates just before the entrance to Castlemaine Farm on the right.
From Maidstone - Heading south take the Hastings Road (A229) towards Loose and Hastings. Continue south down Linton Hill towards Staplehurst. After 2.5ml turn right onto the B2079 towards Marden. After 0.7ml turn right into Underlyn Lane (Hunton Road). Continue for 1.7mls then turn left into Green Lane, after .5mls turn left into Longends Lane and then at the T junction turn left into Collier Street (B2162). Continue for a further 1.6mls where Orchard House Farm will be found on the right hand side.
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_103096001937
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