A Grade II listed cottage of much charm and character centrally located in this sought after village * Cranbrook School catchment area *
Tudor Cottage is a delightful cottage providing characterful and welcoming accommodation in a desirable central village location. A former toll house, this Grade II listed property was designed by notable English architect George Devey in the Vernacular Revival Style circa 1870. With pretty gabled elevations and leaded light windows, the cottage retains a variety of attractive period features inside and out. Entry to the property is through an oak framed loggia into a good sized and versatile reception hall. In the sitting room, the inglenook fireplace takes centre stage, housing a wood burning stove creating a lovely focal point. The dining room has an attractive duck’s nest fireplace and could be utilized as a bedroom, especially as there is also a ground floor shower room. The well appointed kitchen/breakfast room has a range of neutrally toned cabinets with granite worktops plus a gas fired Aga, Bosch oven and washing machine. Upstairs are two part vaulted double bedrooms one of which benefits from an en suite shower room. The pretty garden lies mainly to the rear and is laid to lawn bordered by a range of flowering shrubs and mature plants encompassed by picket fencing. There is a summer house providing a delightful spot to enjoy the outlook. Through a rose covered pergola, you’ll find a brick built detached garage and private parking on the drive.
Oak framed loggia providing shelter and log store area – Reception hall and rear hall with parquet flooring – Sitting room with inglenook fireplace and wood burner – Dining room with fireplace and potential as bedroom 3 – Smart kitchen/breakfast room with integral appliances – Ground floor shower room with floor to ceiling neutral tiles – Master bedroom with modern en suite shower room – Further part vaulted double bedroom with eaves storage – Delightful cottage garden with pretty summer house – Detached garage with electric door plus private parking
Tudor Cottage is located in heart of the village of Benenden by the playing field and just moments away from The Bull Inn & Restaurant, butchers, shop with post office and other local amenities. The nearby market towns of Cranbrook and Tenterden offer a good selection of shops, restaurants and services with Tunbridge Wells a little further afield providing more comprehensive facilities. There are bus services available to all three. Leisure centres can be found at The Weald Sports Centre, Cranbrook and Tenterden Leisure Centre. Cycling, walking, running, riding and cultural events are on hand at Bedgebury and Hemsted Forests. Golf courses nearby include Chart Hills at Biddenden and Tenterden Golf Club. A range of schools in the area that cater for both state and private education include Benenden Primary School, Benenden Girls School and Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, plus Saint Ronan’s and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst. The property also falls within the highly regarded Cranbrook School catchment area. Headcorn and Staplehurst stations offer commuter services to London Charing Cross, Cannon Street and London Bridge from just under an hour. Ashford International offers a high speed service to St Pancras from 37 minutes and Eurostar to the continent. The A21 gives access to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. Cranbrook 3 miles – Tenterden 5 miles A21 7 miles – Headcorn Station 9 miles (All distances are approximate)
From the village shop in central Benenden proceed along The Street (B2086) travelling south east towards Rolvenden. Go past the village green, the Bull Public House and village hall, all on the right. Tudor Cottage will be found after a short distance on the left and opposite the playing fields.
Agents Note: The property benefits from a right of way over a neighbouring drive to its own private driveway. – Services: Gas fired central heating. Mains gas, electric, water and drainage. – Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council – Council Tax band: E (2021/22) – Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. – Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Jackson-Stops, Cranbrook office on 01580 720000.