School House Lane, Horsmonden
- 4 Receptions
- In excess of 1.5 acres
- 4 Bedrooms
- Garage and Sheds
- 2 bathrooms with En-suite to master
- Cranbrook school catchment
- 2042 sq ft
- EPC C
CRANBROOK SCHOOL CATCHMENT - We are proud to offer Orchard Oast - an excellent opportunity to purchase an attached Oast and barn conversion situated 80m off a quiet rural no through lane set within formal garden and beautiful grounds extending to in excess of 1.5 acres. Nurtured as an organic garden with a wide variety of specimen trees, shrubs and wildflower meadow alongside a beautiful pond with waterfall. The property is situated in a much sought after location within the catchment for Cranbrook School. The Oast and barn offers, four receptions, kitchen is situated in the circular kiln, cloakroom, cast iron spiral staircase leads to first floor, split landing, master bedroom with en-suite, bathroom, three further bedrooms. Detached utility room and log store. Detached double garage. A five-bar gate opens onto a gravelled private drive which stretches down towards the property leading to an additional pair of five-bar gates opening onto a gravelled parking area. Viewing essential.
Conveniently located in a peaceful hamlet of Horsmonden, between Marden 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 is 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. Paddock Wood town is approximately 5.5 miles distant offering Waitrose, Barsley's department store, butchers, bakers, chemist, library, coffee shops and mainline station to London Charing Cross/Dover Priory via Ashford.
An impressive property offering a superb location within the Cranbrook School catchment area. Orchard Oast is very versatile benefiting from a free flowing internal design to accommodate most family needs. Offering an attractive cast iron spiral staircase which stands proud between the inner reception area and sitting room, four ground floor reception areas to choose - the large sitting room offers a cosy atmosphere with wood burning stove on raised hearth, a much loved oak framed garden room enjoys all year round views of the lower garden, separate dining room and a further inner reception area. The kitchen is located in the circular kiln with door to rear which easily accesses the detached brick built utility room. To the first floor - split landing with guest bedroom off to the left, part gallery landing leading to master bedroom fitted with a vast bank of fitted wardrobes spanning one wall offering excellent storage space. En-suite shower room. Three further bedrooms and family bathroom with jacuzzi bath. The gardens are very special, the current owners have cultivated the grounds over the years to an organic garden and they have created many areas of interest with a wide variety of specimen trees and planting. Please see garden details for more detail.
Front door leading to entrance hall, two radiators and carpet as fitted. Doors leading to dining room, cloakroom and reception area.
Decorative stained glass window, low level w.c., with wood accessories, wash basin, part tiled walls and radiator.
A hardwood window takes full advantage of the garden view, double radiator, stained glass door, carpet as fitted, cupboard housing fuse box.
Attractive addition to the property - oak frame set on low level brick offering double glazed windows and three Velux roof windows, casement doors leading to garden, Italian slate tiled floor, convection heater and open aspect to inner reception.
An elegant feature within this area is certainly the ornate cast iron spiral staircase which stands proud yet blending with the character of the property. Continuation of Italian slate tiled floor, large double radiator, door to entrance hall, kitchen and open aspect to sitting room.
This room is a pure delight with two sets of double glazed casement sliding doors leading out to the garden. Wood burning stove stands proud within a tiered hearth fireplace with oak surround, two large double radiators and continuation of Italian slate tiled floor.
The kitchen is situated in the kiln offering a range of limed oak base units with complementary black slate worktops and feature glass wall cabinets with inset lighting. Belfast style sink, built in electric oven and hob, separate Gaggenau griddle and deep fat fryer with stainless steel extractor above, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher, two double glazed windows provide an outlook over the garden and log store. Stable door to rear garden (the current owners prefer to use this door for access at all times), tiled floor, part tiling to walls and high ceiling. Two double radiators.
Utility and log store
Outside - located close to the rear door of the kitchen - brick built utility with sink and plumbing for washing machine and housing oil fired central heating boiler. Log store to the side.
First floor landing
Accessed via the spiral staircase to a part gallery split landing. Double radiator and carpet as fitted. Loft hatch to main barn roof space.
A most impressive bank of fitted wardrobes to include four doubles and a single with cupboards above. Large double radiator, hardwood window enjoying views of the garden and carpet as fitted. Door to en-suite.
Tiled shower cubicle fitted with Triton shower, low level w.c., wash basin set into double cupboard, radiator, carpet as fitted, towel rails and large Velux window capturing a great deal of light.
Raised platform housing Jacuzzi bath with telephone shower taps over, wash basin set into double cupboard, close coupled low level w.c., bidet, part tiling to walls, double radiator and Velux window and oak floor. Door to overlanding storage space.
Bedroom 2 - Guest bedroom
Accessed from the split landing to the guest bedroom situated in the kiln offering two double glazed windows with views, double radiator, glass loft hatch with view of the cowl, down lights to ceiling and carpet as fitted.
A lovely light and airy room offering double aspect garden views with one double glazed and one hardwood window. Excellent storage space offering three double wardrobes with cupboards above, large double radiator and carpet as fitted.
Garden views through double glazed window, radiator, airing cupboard housing hot water tank and central heating controls. Carpet as fitted.
The garden and grounds are approached via a five-bar gate over a long gravel driveway lined with cherry blossom trees leading to a second set of double five-bar gates entering the property and large gravelled parking area.
Gardens and grounds
This spectacular organic garden (although not officially certified) has been cultivated by the current owners to provide an abundance of spectacular colour all year round with a huge variety of specimen planting to include an oxeye daisy meadow and wildflower meadow. Offering a spring hedgerow of bluebells and cow parsley to name but a few. The principal area of lawn accommodates a beautiful large waterlily pond with waterfall feature, paved terrace with pergola covered in mature grape vine, hops and entwined with David Austin climbing rose. Rewilding has taken place allowing areas of the garden to return to nature through the seasons. Smoke bush, bamboo, hibiscus and other roses grow around the pond, the area also features silver birch and maple trees presenting a whole area of sanctuary and peace. Also an area of orchard with apple and pear trees. Alongside this spectacular array there are raised flower beds, two large fenced areas - one for growing flowers and vegetables, the other housing ducks covered with a mature climbing jasmine. Garden shed and aluminium framed greenhouse.
Steps lead down from the gravel driveway to an enclosed lower garden, which is completely secluded and again offering an abundance of plants to include a beautiful magnolia, climbing hydrangea, wisteria, Japanese maples, red jasmine, weigela and small garden pond for newts, dragonflies and wildlife. In the spring the garden comes to life with daffodils, snowdrops and crocus. Highly scented David Austin roses, scented stocks and astrantia to name but a few in summer.
Large garage sits in the gravelled parking area with light, power and attached carport.
Oil fired central heating to a system of radiators, double glazed and hardwood windows, own septic tank drainage which is sited to the neighbouring property with access. The cowl has been maintained by the current owners.