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Situated in a convenient semi rural location, this unique detached house was the former lodge to Hoath House and dates back to the mid 1500’s. Having been sympathetically extended in recent times, the accommodation is charming and versatile and is beautifully presented throughout with many fine features. Points of particular note include:
- A delightful dining room forms the central part of the house and with engineered oak floor, built in storage cupboards, a hidden staircase to the first floor and woodburner set within a fine fireplace, is a lovely room. The flooring continues through double doors to a lobby area with lots of built in storage and a cloakroom with space and plumbing for a washing machine.
- The kitchen/breakfast room is accessed from the dining room and is a fabulous space with windows to one side and French doors which open directly to the garden with far reaching views. The oak flooring is continued from the dining room and the kitchen is beautifully fitted with floor and wall mounted units with a butler’s sink and stone work surfaces.
- The sitting room is a long room with woodburner sitting on a brick hearth and windows on two sides with delightful views over rolling hills.
- On the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms, two of which enjoy the stunning westerly rural views through diamond leaded light windows. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, built in cupboards and a wonderful en suite shower room.
- The second bedroom is very attractive double aspect room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and timbers and a study area. The third double bedroom also enjoys the wonderful views.
- The main bathroom is also vaulted with exposed timbers a brickwork and is very well fitted with a long bath, WC and circular hand basin set within a vintage vanity unit.
The house is set in beautiful gardens on the edge of the hamlet of Chiddingstone Hoath, in The High Weald - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the historic villages of Penshurst, Hever and Chiddingstone and yet only about 50 minutes to London Bridge. There is a local cricket pitch nearby, plus tennis and football clubs at Chiddingstone. A number of fantastic footpaths and bridle paths are on the doorstep giving direct access to some stunning countryside and there are no less than 5 very well known country pubs within walking/rambling distance of the house including The Rock Inn – the hub of the close knit rural community. Recreational amenities in the area include Bough Beech reservoir for sailing and fishing, golf at Hever and a number of other courses and horse-riding on the Ashdown Forest. Tunbridge Wells is approximately 6.5 miles away for excellent shopping facilities and amenities including a cinema complex, theatres, sports centres and numerous restaurants and there is a Waitrose in nearby Edenbridge. There are renowned schools, including grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks and Chiddingstone Primary Schools – rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted is just 2.5 miles away by car. The A21 to the north provides a direct route to the M25 national motorway network and to the west is Gatwick airport, via East Grinstead.
The gardens are fabulous and surround the house with an array of mature plants, shrubs and trees - including Magnolias, apple and pear. There is a gravel driveway behind timber gates providing off street parking and several areas of lawn with well stocked beds and borders. There are numerous area in which to sit, dine and entertain including a wonderfully secluded sunken gravel area surrounded by established lavender, box hedging and flowering shrubs and a decked terrace outside the kitchen with pergola enjoying the fine views.
Lobby with cloak room
Master bedroom with en suite
Two further bedrooms
Off street parking
Far reaching views
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