- A charming three bedroom Period cottage
- Nestled in a quiet hamlet with countryside views
- Character features to include Inglenook fireplace
- Attractive private enclosed gardens
- Detached single garage
- No onward chain
- VIEWING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
A charming end of terrace Period cottage tucked away on a peaceful country lane offering views out across to Bedgebury Pinetum, comprising three bedrooms, two bathrooms, sitting room with Inglenook style fireplace, kitchen, attractive gardens with enclosed courtyard and single garage.
EPC Rating: D. Scope to Extend (STPP).
This delightful former kiln worker’s cottage dates back to 1785 and has a distinctive weatherboard and brick exterior. There are many retaining character features including exposed timbers and stonework, latched doors and an Inglenook style fireplace in the sitting room.
From Chicks Lane a narrow pathway with gated access leads to Popes Row cottages. The secluded positioning of these cottages is most desirable with easy walking distance to the Scotney Castle estate.
The internal accommodation is arranged over two floors, with the front door opening into a country kitchen which comprises an array of wall and base cupboards, exposed beams, worktops, part tiled walls, one and a half bowl sink with drainer, window to front, space for cooker, fridge and washing machine, tiled floor and door through to sitting room.
The dual aspect sitting room enjoys many character features including an Inglenook style fireplace with wood burning stove on a brick hearth, exposed beams, wood floor, staircase to first floor and doors off to rear garden and bathroom.
The bathroom includes a panelled bath with shower attachment over, vanity until with hand wash basin atop, WC, part tiled walls, towel radiator, tiled floor and window to rear.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms (one currently being used for home office purpose).
The master bedroom is a good size with window to front aspect offering lovely views, and consists of exposed beams and stonework and latched door through to en-suite shower/wet room.
The impressive fully tiled en-suite shower/wet room is a generous size and comprises a vaulted beamed ceiling, heated flooring, an open shower area, unit with hand wash basin atop, WC, towel radiator and window to rear.
Bedroom two enjoys a dual aspect composition and includes exposed timbers, wood floor and access to useful loft storage space (boarded). Bedroom three is a single with window to front.
Outside, there is a shared pathway from the lane to the front door, with a hedge to one side and gated access to rear garden. The single garage can be accessed both from the pathway and the front driveway.
The rear fence enclosed garden is just beautiful with various flower bed sections offering a variety of vibrant and mature shrubs. There are also terraced areas providing outdoor seating space, a fish pond, shed, bin store, outside tap and gate to pathway providing access to the cottage and the garage.
The property is located on a quiet lane within the hamlet of Kilndown, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Within the hamlet of Kilndown is a beautiful church, a village hall and the highly regarded award-winning restaurant, The Small Holding.
More comprehensive amenities are on offer in the villages of Goudhurst and Lamberhurst both a few minutes drive away. Cranbrook offers a broader range of shopping and is approximately five miles distance.
There are many beautiful walks on the numerous footpaths that criss-cross the area, including Scotney Castle grounds which is accessed from the top of Chicks Lane.
Nearby is the ever-popular Bedgebury National Pinetum great for walking, cycling and horse riding and there is also an adventure playground and the renowned 'Go Ape' tree top challenge. Bewl Water Reservoir is also close by which offers inland water sports, fishing as well as great cycling, walking and horse riding.
The A21 with access to the M25 is within one mile, and the mainline railway station at Frant, just six miles away, offers a regular service to Charing Cross and Cannon Street.
There are a number of schools within the area including Goudhurst, Lamberhurst and Cranbrook Primary Schools and Uplands Community College in Wadhurst in the state sector and private schools within the area include Claremont, Dulwich Preparatory, St Ronan's and Benenden Schools.
The property also falls within the Cranbrook School Catchment Area.
Council Tax Band: C.
Mains electricity and drainage.