An interesting Grade II listed country home comprising hall house with integrated single square kiln oast, providing well presented, five bedroom (four with en suite facilities) family accommodation together with a detached single storey one bedroom annexe, complemented by neatly maintained gardens, timber garage and parking with land available by separate negotiation, all occupying a semi-rural location.
Distances: Staplehurst mainline station approimately 2 miles County town of Maidstone approximately 8.5 miles Cranbrook approximately 7 miles
The Property: Brambling is a Grade II listed country home with mixed elevations of brick and weatherboarding, set with timber framed sealed unit, double glazed, casement windows beneath pitched, clay tiled roofs. The major portion is a wealden hall house with origins believed to date back to the late 15th Century, the front portion is a brick built, square kiln oast with rotating cowl. Residentially converted in early 2000, the property retains many original features.
The family accommodation briefly comprises; entrance hall with solid oak block flooring, rear lobby/utility room with stone tiled floor, cloakroom with classic white suite, study, sitting room with inglenook fireplace housing open fronted wood burner, exposed timbers including embattled dias beam, wood panelling to one wall, french windows opening on to the south facing garden, dining room with dual aspect, kitchen/breakfast room fitted with base and eye level cupboards and drawers with solid oak fronts, granite worktops, island unit, Alpha oil fired range providing domestic hot water and central heating, integrated appliances, limestone floor and dual aspect with double doors to garden.
From the hall, stairs to a galleried landing with vaulted ceiling and countryside views. The vaulted master bedroom has timbers, octagonal crown post and braces, fitted wardrobe with curtained fronts and pleasant outlook across garden. The en suite bathroom is fitted with a traditional white suite including wc, bidet and free standing, roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment and a separate tiled shower. Bedrooms two and three have fitted wardrobes and en suite shower rooms. A door from the landing leads to an inner landing with access to bedroom four with fitted wardrobes and dual aspect across garden. A family bathroom is fitted with a classic white suite including roll top free standing bath with mixer tap and shower attachment and a separate shower. From the second floor a galleried quarter landing provides access to bedroom five with built-in wardrobes, roof line window, pedestal wash hand basin and en suite shower room with white suite.
Annexe: A single storey former piggery presenting brick elevations beneath a pitched tiled roof. Sitting room with vaulted ceiling and mezzanine floor, triple aspect incorporating French windows, pleasant outlook across garden, kitchenette with a fitted cupboard and round edged work surface, tiled splashback, single bowl sink unit, four burner electric hob and electric oven under. Bedroom with built-in wardrobes and an en suite shower.
Gardens and Grounds: A five bar gate opens onto gravel driveway, over which the neighbouring barn and property to the rear have a vehicular right of way, detached timber garage with additional parking alongside and timber pedestrian gate. The gardens run to three sides with a predominantly south facing aspect are laid to lawn and punctuated with fruit trees, including pear. A paved terrace has an established pergola with climbing wisteria and honeysuckle. The whole is enclosed by hedging.
Agent’s notes: (1) Seven acres of land positioned to the rear of the property are available by separate negotiation comprising approximately four and a half acres of paddock and two and a half acres of Discovery apple orchard. (2) The sellers of Brambling are currently converting the neighbouring barn.
Directions: From the parade of shops in the centre of Staplehurst village proceed in a northerly direction towards Maidstone. At the traffic lighted junction within the village, take the right hand turning signposted to Headcorn and Hawkenbury. Follow this road out of the village, over the railway bridges and into the hamlet of Hawkenbury. On reaching the Hawkenbury Pub on your right hand side, the gravel drive to Brambling will be found almost immediately on the right. Go in to the driveway where the garage and parking will be clearly seen on the right.
Tenure: Freehold Services: Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. Annexe: Electric convector heaters. Private drainage.
Local authority: www.maidstone.gov.uk
Council tax: Band Brambling G, Brambling Annexe A
Viewings: Strictly by appointment with the agents. Cranbrook Office: 01580 712888
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