A pretty, attached, Grade II Listed cottage, now requiring sympathetic renovation, providing period accommodation arranged over three floors complemented by garden to front only, all occupying a prominent high street location within this popular town. Cranbrook School catchment area.
Distances: Staplehurst mainline railway station approximately 7 miles distance | Tunbridge Wells approximately 14.5 miles distance
The Property:Broadcloth is a pretty, attached, timber framed Grade II Listed cottage, presenting mixed elevations of exposed timbers with plaster infilling, white weatherboarding, tile hanging and feature part-jettied first floor, set with predominantly leaded-light timber framed windows beneath a pitched tile roof. Broadcloth's history dates back to circa 15th century with links to the cloth trade and was part of the studio belonging to the 'Cranbrook Colony' of 19th century artists wwhose examples of work are shown in Cranbrook Museum.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors with many features indicative of the period including a wealth of exposed beams, timbers, studwork, cottage doors and inglenook fireplace. The sitting room benefits from an inglenook fireplace with inset display niche, seat and built-in cupboard to side, a brick floor, heavily beamed ceiling and double aspect to the side and front. The kitchen is simply fitted with stainless steel sink, space and electric point for cooker and fridge, space and plumbing for washing machine, a brick floor, timbers to ceiling, double aspect to front and rear and a cottage door to the outside rear.
An open tread staircase leads to the first floor landing with exposed timbers, curved brace and double aspect to front looking out to the high street. This area has been used historically as both a living room and/or an occasional bedroom. Bedroom one has a brick fireplace with a built-in airing cupboard, storage cupboard and double aspect to the side and front with a high street outlook. The bathroom is simply fitted with a wc, wash hand basin, moulded panel bath and heated towel rail and has exposed timbers, studwork and floorboards.
From the first floor landing stairs lead to a second floor attic bedroom, set beneath the eaves with a feature crown post, dormer window to front and open access to the interconnecting box room.
Gardens and Grounds: To the front of the cottage is a picket style gate and fence enclosing the front garden which has a central, pretty, brick pathway and an area of lawn which is planted with established shrubs.
Situated at the rear of the cottage is a built-in storeroom only.
Directions: Pedestrian and by car: From our office in the high street proceed up past Lloyds Bank and past the ‘In’ and ‘Out’ entrance to the main Co-op supermarket. Broadcloth will be found shortly on the left hand side - proceed through the cobbled undercroft to the rear door on the right hand side.
Services: Mains electricity and water and drainage. Mains gas fired central heating.
Local authority: www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk
Council tax: Band E
Viewings: By appointment with the agents. Cranbrook Office: 01580 712888
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