Strawberry Cottage, High Street, Brenchley
- 3 Bedrooms
- Drawing Room 26'9"x13'9"
- Master Bedroom Suite to include balcony
- Dressing Room and en suite shower
- Tandem Garage
- South Facing Garden
- EPC: D
- 2,424 sq. ft
Guide Price £600,000 - £650,000 Highly individual detached village property with scope for an Annex and far reaching south facing views. Versatile accommodation comprises 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, drawing room, large conservatory and fitted kitchen. To the first floor, master bedroom suite with dressing room, shower room and large balcony. Detached tandem garage and utility room. Viewing advised to fully appreciate what Strawberry Cottage has to offer.
Brenchley village is one of the most sought after villages outside of Tunbridge Wells (approximately 5 miles distant), and with easy access to Paddock Wood (approximately 1.5 miles distant). Brenchley village centre is most picturesque with period buildings, butchers, 12th century church, newsagents/post office, wine bar, Grays coffee shop, tennis courts, bowls club, football club, squash courts, dentist and doctors surgery. Bus service to neighbouring towns. Paddock Wood offers mainline station to London Charing Cross, / Dover Priory, Waitrose supermarket, Putlands Sports Centre and shopping for everyday needs. With the added attraction of the A21 dual carriageway making easy access, once finished, in 2017 to M25 and local routes.
Strawberry Cottage was built in the 1960s and offers versatile accommodation with ground floor and first floor bedroom arrangements, the master bedroom suite offers a stunning balcony to the rear which takes full advantage of the south facing orientation. A large conservatory leads off from the drawing room overlooking the garden. The property also offers a ground floor bathroom to accommodate the guest bedroom, which could be turned into a Jack and Jill arrangement. Outside, tandem garage, ample off road parking and to the rear of the garage is a large utility area. Walking distance into village centre which offers bus routes into Tunbridge Wells and Tenterden. Viewing strongly advised.
Driveway to the front which leads to garage and additional parking to the side of the driveway with an attractive sleeper retaining bank below, mature shrubbery and steps lead down to an extensive paved area encasing the front of the property.
Front door leading to entrance lobby, glazed lobby with front door leading to entrance hall.
Entrance hall (14' 9'' x 8' 2'' (4.49m x 2.49m))
The attractive feature of the entrance hall is the gallery landing offering ornate decorative iron work. Stairs rise to first floor with cream carpet as fitted. Leaded window to the front with secondary glazing. Solid wood doors lead to respective rooms with double doors to drawing room.
Dining Room/Bedroom 3 (13' 9'' x 12' 10'' (4.19m x 3.91m))
Secondary glazed window to the front, cream carpet as fitted, double radiator, centre pendant light. Bespoke built-in cupboards to include display shelving spanning one wall and lighting on dimmer. Door to study/nursery room.
Study/Nursery Room (10' 6'' x 7' 10'' (3.20m x 2.39m))
Accessed via dining room/bedroom 3. Fitted wardrobes spanning one wall to include wash basin behind. Cream carpet as fitted and two leaded secondary glazed windows to front and side. Radiator.
Guest Bedroom (14' 9'' x 7' 10'' (4.49m x 2.39m))
Leaded window to the front, carpet as fitted, two built-in cupboards and radiator.
Bathroom (12' 6'' x 7' 7'' (3.81m x 2.31m))
Large bathroom suite which could be changed to a Jack and Jill arrangement between the guest bedroom. Fitted with white suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, carpet as fitted. Fitted double cupboards with slatted shelving, to include factory lagged hot water tank with cupboard above. Heated towel rail radiator, glazed leaded window, further radiator and localised tiling.
Drawing Room (26' 3'' x 13' 9'' (7.99m x 4.19m))
Fabulous room with double glazed picture window overlooking conservatory and rear garden. The feature of the room is certainly the gas wood burning stove inset into decorative surround with marble inset. Two double glazed leaded windows to the side of the fireplace. Cream carpet as fitted. Triple radiator and single radiator. Decorative recess to the wall, TV point, two centre pendant lights, two wall lights. Matching table lamps available by separate negotiation.
Conservatory (23' 7'' x 19' 0'' (7.18m x 5.79m))
Accessed from the sitting room. A split level irregular shaped room which narrows to 5'2" and widens to 10'6", please see floor plan. Double glazed conservatory with inset decorative high level window glass, the conservatory is set on low level brick work with double casement doors leading to rear garden. Ceiling fan, quarry tiled floor, wall lights. This room offers seating and dining areas taking full advantage of the south facing garden with far reaching views.
Kitchen (15' 9'' x 12' 2'' (4.80m x 3.71m))
Measurement to include white gloss base and wall mounted units with dark granite work surfaces over. Inset 1.5 under mount sink, space for dishwasher, induction hob, built-in electric oven and microwave above. Double radiator, integrated larder fridge, glazed window to the rear taking full advantage of the garden and views. Vinyl floor, built-in pantry cupboard, space for table and chairs. The ceiling offers decorative moulding and downlights, localised complementary tiling and part glazed door (with catflap) leading to rear lobby.
First Floor Landing
Gallery overlooks the entrance hall. Two dormant doors which once served the en suite shower room and dressing area. Loft hatch and door to master bedroom.
Master Bedroom (17' 9'' x 13' 9'' (5.41m x 4.19m))
17'9 at widest point x 13'9. This room offers a fabulous balcony to the rear, accessed via double glazed double casement doors with matching full length windows to either side leading out onto the balcony, which captures a full view of Kent countryside, to include orchards and farmland. Attractive plantation blinds to all windows and doors. Ample eaves storage, carpet as fitted. Open access to dressing room.
The dressing room offers three sets of built-in wardrobes with sliding doors and further eaves storage cupboard, carpet as fitted. Door to en suite. Please note should you wish this dressing area to be a further bedroom this can be accessed via the dormant door.
The en suite is a steam room with multi-jet power shower and seating area, fully tiled. Pedestal wash basin, low level WC, heated towel rail radiator, bidet, leaded glazed window, extractor fan and downlights to ceiling.
From the kitchen there is an enclosed, covered walkway leading to garage and utility room which offers postbox and storage areas. Door to garage.
Large Workshop/Garage (25' 7'' x 8' 2'' (7.79m x 2.49m))
Approximately measurement. Remote controlled up and over door to the front with light and power.
Utility room (7' 3'' x 10' 6'' (2.21m x 3.20m))
Measurement to include base units with inset sink, space for American style fridge freezer (which can be purchased by separate negotiation), plumbing for washing machine, space for a further freezer, glazed window overlooking rear garden, white tiling to walls, extractor fan.
Splendid garden, on a gradient from the rear of the property with steps leading down to the garden from the conservatory and rear of the utility/garage. The garden is principally laid to lawn and offers mature planting, idyllic seating area and a south facing orientation.
Oil fired central heating to a system of radiators, Calor Gas bottles serve the gas wood burning stove. Mains drainage. The windows are a combination of secondary and double glazing. Alarm system to house and garage.