A pretty, Grade II listed, detached farmhouse providing well presented character accommodation arranged over two floors incorporating three bedrooms, sitting room with inglenook fireplace housing woodburning stove, dining room, fitted kitchen with granite worktops and breakfast bar, study/occasional bedroom four, complemented by lawned garden and ample parking. Total plot size extending to approx. 0.5 of an acre (tbv). Situated alongside a working farm enjoying a semi rural location.
Cranbrook approximately 7 miles distance | Staplehurst mainline station approximately 2 miles distance | Maidstone approximately 10 miles distance
The Property: Little Hawkenbury Cottage is a well presented, Grade II listed, detached farmhouse presenting mixed elevations of brick, Kentish ragstone and weatherboarding, set with timber framed, sealed unit, double glazed and single glazed casement windows beneath a pitched and hipped tiled roof.
We are informed by the sellers the farmhouse was recently renovated over 2016/2017. The period accommodation is arranged over two floors and is briefly described as follows; sitting room with feature inglenook fireplace housing woodburning stove with inset display niches and bressumer beam, oak flooring and beamed ceiling with pleasant aspect to front. Fitted kitchen with oak fronted units, granite worktops incorporating a four seater breakfast bar. Appliances include electric Range Master cooker with LPG fired hob, twin oven and grill, extractor hood over, integrated fridge, a useful larder style cupboard and a tiled floor.
Access from the kitchen to a utility/lobby with a tiled floor, space and plumbing for a washing machine and space and electric point for an upright fridge freezer. A cloakroom is fitted with a low-level wc, a butler sink and a tiled floor. Open access from the kitchen to the dining room, a pleasant room with double doors opening out onto a brick patio. A study with oak flooring and an aspect to front offers potential as an occasional fourth bedroom.
Arranged over the first floor are three bedrooms incorporating one double room and two single rooms, all with aspect to front and served by a shower room.
Gardens & Grounds: Little Hawkenbury Cottage is approached via an initially shared drive leading to a metal five bar gate opening onto extensive gravelled parking with space for a cart lodge (subject to obtaining all relevant planning consents).
The gardens are laid to lawn planted with several young trees and enclosed by a mixture of hedging and stock proof fencing.
Agents note: The sellers own and run Little Hawkenbury Farm and are residentially converting the main barn to the rear.
Directions: From the centre of Staplehurst village proceed in a northerly direction (towards Maidstone) and at the traffic lighted crossroads take the right hand turning signposted to Headcorn and Hawkenbury. Follow this road out of the village over the railway bridges towards the hamlet of Hawkenbury. Little Hawkenbury Cottage (formerly Little Hawkenbury Farm) will be seen clearly on the left hand side. Proceed into the shared driveway and then branch off to the right.
Services: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. LPG central heating.
Local authority: www.maidstone.gov.uk
Council tax: Band F
Viewings: By appointment with the agents. Cranbrook Office: 01580 712888
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