Grovehurst Lane, Horsmonden
- 4 BEDROOMS (2 ATTIC ROOMS)
- DOUBLE GARAGE WITH STORAGE ROOM ABOVE
- 2 RECEPTIONS
- SOUTH FACING GARDEN
- SHAKER KITCHEN
- AMPLE PARKING
- GRADE II LISTED
- 1,903 SQ. FEET
Beautifully presented Grade II Listed character white weatherboarded cottage attached to an equally beautiful building of immense charm. Approached via gravel driveway with undulating gardens beyond offering a south facing orientation. This delightful property offers Shaker style kitchen, two reception rooms with wealth of character to include Inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove. Four bedrooms, two first floor and two attic rooms, 2 bathrooms to first floor. Ground floor cloakroom. VIEWING IS A MUST!
Beautifully presented Grade II Listed character white weatherboarded cottage attached to an equally beautiful house of immense charm conveniently located between the villages of Horsmonden and Goudhurst. Approached by a gravel drive with ample parking leading to undulating garden with south facing orientation. The accommodation comprises frame Shaker-style kitchen units, range gas/electric cooker, ample light from double aspect windows. Small staircase rising to Dining room with feature fireplace, cloakroom and beautiful sitting room with exposed beams, inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and double aspect windows offering ample light. To the first floor small study area, bathroom, double bedroom with sloping ceilings incorporating dormer window, further bathroom and master bedroom (again double aspect). To the second floor two attic rooms heavily beamed which are ideal for children or guests. Outside the rolling garden is principally laid to lawn with mature shrubbery in abundance, small stream, rural views surround this beautiful cottage which offers an elevated position to the garden and new paved patio immediately outside the property offering superb 'alfresco' seating area. Detached double garage with space above for storage or hobbies room.
Conveniently located between the villages of Horsmonden and Goudhurst. Horsmonden village offers shopping for everyday needs to include Heath Stores (incorporating a Post Office and newsagents), public house, chemist, St Margaret's Church, Doctors' Surgery, Tennis, Cricket, Football and Netball Club. Bus services to Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Tenterden and Ashford. Goudhurst, an equally desirable village with village pond, family public houses, convenience store, bakers, hairdressers, and a few browsing/antique type shops. Royal Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone are approximately 10 and 12 miles distant respectively.
Approached by a gravel drive with stone footpath leading to front door. Steps lead up to the front door entering into a small entrance lobby
Glazed window to the side, double radiator, wall mounted boiler, door to cloakroom
White suite comprising low level wc, wood accessories, wash basin set into small cupboard beneath, splashback tiling, glazed window, wooden floor.
Dining Room (13' 7'' x 12' 10'' (4.14m x 3.91m))
Open aspect from the entrance porch leading through to Dining Room, 13'7" into open plan staircase x 12' 10" beautifully presented room with a wealth of exposed beams and character, feature fireplace. Double radiator, cream carpet as fitted, old pine panelling to one wall, glazed window, stairs rising to first floor, latch door leading to the sitting room
Sitting Room (14' 3'' x 13' (4.34m x 3.96m))
Measurement extends into Inglenook fireplace. This room has a lovely 'light and airy feel' with double aspect windows of south and east orientation, the main feature to this room is the fine inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam over, inset wood burning stove, cream carpet as fitted, double radiator.
Kitchen/Breakfast room (16' x 12' 7'' (4.88m x 3.84m))
Measurement to include a range of Shaker style base and wall mounted units with contemporary curved corner cupboards (installed approximately 7 years ago). Integrated appliances to include dishwasher, washing machine and full height, floor to ceiling, fridge and freezer. Inset butler sink, Rangemaster electric double oven and grill with five ring gas hob and griddle, with extractor over (Calor gas), pullout larder storage, two kick fan heaters. Double casement doors lead to rear garden and matching window to side overlooking the garden. Attractive terracotta tiling, exposed beam, downlights to ceiling and a small flight of stairs lead up to dining room.
Stairs rising from Dining Room to first floor
First Floor Landing
This small area can be used as a study area if desired with telephone point and glazed window to the side. A wealth of exposed beams, cream carpet, exposed brickwork to the wall, stairs rising to second floor
Master Bedroom (14' 3'' x 13' (4.34m x 3.96m))
Latch door leading through to Master Bedroom which mirror images the Sitting Room below with double aspect windows to side and rear offering an east/south aspect giving ample light, feature fireplace, fitted carpet, two bespoke Oak built-in double wardrobes.
White suite comprising low level WC with wood accessories, pedestal wash basin, tongue & groove panelled bath with telephone shower taps over, white tiling to walls, Amtico floor(offering tile feature) the clever use of light in this room with Velux window and mirror which reflects natural light into the bathroom, radiator, two recess lights, exposed beams.
Bedroom 2 (13' 3'' x 7' (4.04m x 2.13m))
13'3" x 7' 0" Floor measurement, pretty room with dormer window with secondary glazing and sloping ceilings to either side, cream carpet as fitted, eaves storage, airing cupboard housing factory lagged tank. This room alongside the bathroom offers ideal guest suite.
White suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, secondary glazed widow overlooking garden.
Second floor landing
Doorways to respective rooms
Attic Room 1 (16' x 9' (4.88m x 2.74m))
16' x 9' Floor Measurement, with sloping ceilings offering exposed beams, radiator, carpet as fitted and window to rear (side of property).
Attic Room 2 (11' 2'' x 9' (3.4m x 2.74m))
This room mirror images the previous bedroom with sloping ceilings offering exposed beams, radiator and carpet as fitted window to rear (side of property).
A fabulous undulating garden with five-bar gate at the top of the drive opening onto gravel driveway leading to Drum & Monkey Cottage offering ample parking. At the top of the drive, the current owners have built (planning permission granted) double garage with room above for storage, with personal door to the side, light and power. The undulating lawn leads down to a small garden stream which is fed from a large pond at the top of the road. At the top of the gravel drive: stone retaining wall with mature shrubbery, mature hedge row screening, wide variety of beautifully trained Wisteria and Clematis, large patio with southerly sunny aspect ideal for 'alfresco' dining offering views across open countryside, garden shed, feature arch covered in Clematis and stone steps leading down to the second half of the lawn and stream.
Drum & Monkey Cottage was filmed for 'Escape to Country' programme shown in 2010 on Thames TV, when the property was previously marketed. This episode has also been re-aired this year, 2017.
Drum & Monkey Cottage and Drum & Monkey house as a whole was once a public house often frequented by those working on Capel Manor, Grovehurst Lane (being built by The Austen family) resulting in the purchase and closing down of the public house for obvious reasons. The beams in a number of these character properties are thought to be taken from the ships in Chatham dockyard around the time of the build. The Gun and Spitroast public house in Horsmonden village took its name from the iron foundry at Furnace Mill where they made cannons!
LPG Gas tank serves the central heating to a system of radiators throughout the house.
TV points to sitting room, bedroom 2 and landing/study area, kitchen and bedroom 2.