Park Farmhouse, Water Lane, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by farmland, Park Farmhouse is a charming detached Grade II listed timber framed house, which dates from the 17th century or earlier with later 19th and 20th century additions. Occupying an idyllic countryside setting and accessed via a private lane, the property sits amidst well maintained gardens which abut neighbouring fields.
This lovely period home features tile hung, white weatherboard and some sandstone elevations enhanced by wisteria and various seasonal climbers, all under a Kent peg tiled roof.
Internally, the property retains a wealth of charm and offers the opportunity for some modest updating. Features include exposed oak timbers and beams, brick or pine flooring to several rooms, terracotta floor tiles to the kitchen/breakfast room, multi-paned casement and sash windows.
Ground floor accommodation comprises: a central reception hall with wood burning stove and concealed trap door to the cellar, a south-westerly facing drawing/dining room of good proportions with inglenook fireplace, lovely garden views and direct access to a terrace, a kitchen/breakfast/family room equipped with cupboards, an oil fired Aga, four ring electric hob and space for various appliances, a study/home office with wood burning stove and a utility room. Stone steps lead down to the cellar which houses the boiler.
On the first floor there is a generous landing and four double bedrooms, the majority of which enjoy lovely garden views and two which benefit from fitted or built in cupboards. The bedrooms are served by two bathrooms, one with a corner bath and being en suite.
A steep wooden staircase leads to the attic bedroom 5. Access can be gained to the substantial eaves and attic storage which spans a generous portion of the house.
Gardens, Land & Outbuildings
Park Farm Farmhouse is accessed over a long private lane. The drive culminates in a gravelled parking area to the north of the house.
The enclosed and secluded mature gardens are a lovely feature providing a peaceful setting and extending mainly southwards from what was the original front of the house. There is a wide paved terrace where steps lead to gently sloping lawns with deep herbaceous borders and varieties of specimen trees. A mixed hedge divides the garden, a gate leads through to the kitchen garden where there is a greenhouse and various fruit bushes.
To the north of the main house lies a self-contained two bedroom holiday cottage.
Completing the grounds is a pony paddock of about 1.7 acres.
•Local & Comprehensive Shopping: The popular village of Hawkhurst (1.2 miles) has Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, a Kino digital cinema, tennis, squash and golf clubs, fishing facilities together with a variety of pubs and restaurants.
•More extensive facilities can be found in Cranbrook, Tenterden, Rye and Tunbridge Wells.
•Education: There is an excellent range of educational opportunities in the area at both primary and secondary levels, in both the private and state sectors.
•Leisure Facilities: There are a good variety of leisure facilities including golf clubs at Hawkhurst, Rye and Dale Hill. Risebridge Health Club at Goudhurst, sailing and fishing at Bewl Water and riding, walking, mountain bike trails and a climbing and activity centre and music venue in Bedgebury Pinetum.
•Mainline rail services: Rail links to London run from Etchingham and Staplehurst, connecting to London Bridge, Waterloo East, Cannon Street and Charing Cross.
•Motorway links: The A21 gives links to the M25, the coast, major motorway networks, Heathrow and Gatwick airports and the Channel tunnel terminus.
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