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Situated just to the south of the popular village of Hawkhurst, Sawyers is a fine detached country residence with origins as a Wealden Hall House dating back to the seventeenth century. The present owners have carried out a comprehensive programme of renovation and extension, marrying together period features with twenty first century design and technologies. Externally the house has elevations of tile hanging under a pitched, tiled roof, whilst internally exposed oak beams, oak framed windows with double glazing, inglenook fireplaces have been complimented by energy saving devices such as under floor heating, solar panels and a ground source heat pump. A large and airy extension has been sympathetically added, creating a marvellous kitchen, breakfast, family room and a superb reception hall with a vaulted ceiling. Reception rooms are gracious with the drawing room having a large bay window allowing for views over the gardens. Ground floor accommodation also includes a study, boot room and utility room. The kitchen is comprehensively furnished with a range of wall and floor cabinetry, a gas Aga and conventional cooking appliances. Bedrooms are arranged over the upper level and include a fine principal suite with a generous en-suite shower room and a dressing room, together with a balcony. Five further bedrooms include two with en-suite facilities and there is a family bathroom.
Sawyers sits within the Kentish Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and yet is only just under two miles from the centre of the charming village of Hawkhurst and approximately five and a half miles from the historic town of Cranbrook. Hawkhurst itself has a range of local shops, restaurants and supermarkets and a marvellous independent cinema - Kino, whilst Cranbrook is famed for its eclectic selection of artisan shops, antique stores and organic produce. More extensive shopping can be found in the bustling and fashionable, Royal Spa town of Tunbridge Wells approximately fifteen miles north west of Hawkhurst. There are good many local public houses, cafes and restaurants of various types to be explored in the area.
Rail links to London can be accessed either from Etchingham Station or Staplehurst both with services in to Central London and the south coast and good road communications via the A21 which joins the M25 at Junction 5 providing access to London and the airports.
There is an excellent choice of good schools in the area including grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and Ashford, the renowned grammar school Cranbrook School – the house lies within the day school catchment area – St Ronans, Marlborough House, Dulwich Prep and Benenden School for Girls.
Besides the walking and outdoor opportunities afforded by its location, recreational facilities in the area include golf at Hawkhurst and Hemsted Forest, sailing and fishing at Bewl Water along with many tennis, rugby, hockey and soccer societies. Walking and riding are popular pastimes with a wealth of marvellous sites to explore including Hemsted Forest and the Pinetum at Bedgebury.
The gardens surround the house and include an abundance of mature trees and hedging. Large expanses of lawn, box hedging and herbaceous borders together with a large terrace over part of which scrambles a pergola providing shade in hot weather and there are fine views over local countryside.
Detached from the house is a double garage with attached garden machinery store. Adjoining this is an annexe which has a kitchen with dining area and a shower room on the ground floor and a bed/studio on the first.
An intriguing period barn has planning permission to convert to three bedroom ancillary accommodation (planning number 17/04241/4 – April 13th 2018).
Agent’s Note Planning permission number 17/04241/4 (April 13th 2018)
Relates to the conversion of the detached barn in to ancillary accommodation to provide three bedrooms and living space.
Services Solar Panels; Ground source heat pump; Mains gas for the Aga; Private drainage.
detached period country house
Extended and refurbished recently
Excellent family living areas
One bedroom Studio Annexe
Detached Barn with planning to convert to three bedroom ancillary accommodation
Energy saving devices
Gardens and grounds extending to in total approx. 2.35 acres (0.95h)
Cranbrook School Catchment Area
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate