A fine, equestrian residence comprising a detached character house, yard and stables, complemented by neatly tended gardens, grounds and paddocks. In total extending to approximately 7 acres and adjoining Bedgebury Forest with access to a network of bridle paths. Cranbrook School catchment area.
Distances: Tunbridge Wells approximately 12 miles | Frant Railway Station approximately 9 miles | Hurst Green village approximately 4 miles
The Property: Windy Ridge is a well presented, conveniently arranged, equestrian residence comprising a detached house, which was formerly a pair of semi-detached cottages forming part of the Combwell Priory Estate, sympathetically rebuilt in the style of Wealden architecture in 1975. The property now presents brick and tile elevations set with UPVC double glazed windows beneath a pitched, tiled roof with a good use of internal oak joinery.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors with features including two separate reception rooms and a study. The kitchen is fitted with base and eye level cupboards, glaze fronted display cupboards and drawers and integrated Miele appliances including oven, four burner hob and dishwasher. A two oven Aga provides cooking facilities, immediate heat and domestic hot water. Glazed double doors lead through to the garden room with UPVC panels on a dwarf brick wall and a wood burning stove.
The first floor galleried landing provides access to three bedrooms. The master bedroom is fitted with wardrobes, book shelving, enjoys a double aspect out across the garden and has open access to an en suite shower room with white, close coupled wc, vanity unit and tiled, glazed shower. The family bathroom is fitted with a coloured suite and includes a bath and a separate shower. We are informed by the sellers the attic offers potential for conversion into further bedroom accommodation, subject to obtaining any relevant consents.
Gardens and Grounds: An automatic, five bar gate opens onto extensive gravelled parking and the drive continues on round to a double garage. The gardens and grounds are a particular feature comprising expanses of lawn, well-stocked shrubbery beds, pond, summerhouse, wooded dell with footbridge and cultivated kitchen garden area with pole barn alongside. The yard is conveniently located, overlooked by the house, with bespoke timber stable block incorporating four loose boxes, hay barn and tack room. Alongside the garage is a useful workshop. From the yard, a five bar gate provides access across the concrete service roadway to Bedgebury Forest, to the well fenced paddocks with a field shelter. Adjoining the paddocks, the sellers have planted a millennium copse with a selection of trees providing a lovely area to stroll and sit.
Agents note; Direct access is enjoyed to Bedgebury Forest for horse riding for TROT (Toll Rides Off-road Trust) members and for walking. We are informed by the seller the telecommunications tower is owned by British Telecom and is being decommissioned, as yet no specific date is available. The drive is owned by the Forestry Commission.
Directions: From the centre of Goudhurst village by the pond, take the B2079 towards Bedgebury and the A21. Proceed past Bedgebury Pinetum and Go Ape! and on. Look out for the concrete drive on the left-hand side with dividing stones. Proceed up this driveway and the five bar gate to Windy Ridge will be found shortly on the left-hand side.
Services: Oil fired central heating, mains electricity and water supply with private drainage.
Local authority: www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk. Windy Ridge falls within the parish of Goudhurst and Kilndown.
Council tax: Band G
Viewings: Strictly by appointment with the agents. Cranbrook Office: 01580 712888
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