Key Features

  • FOUR/FIVE BEDROOM DETACHED CHARACTER HOUSE
  • 10 ACRES OF LAND AND GARDENS
  • DOUBLE GARAGE AND AMPLE PARKING
  • TENNIS COURT
  • DETACHED BARN WITH ANNEXE POTENTIAL STPP
  • BEAUTIFUL WOODLANDS
  • GATED ENTRANCE
  • FIVE RECEPTIONS WITH VERSITILE ACCOMMODATION
  • UNLISTED PRE 18TH CENTURY HOME
  • CRANBROOK SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREA
Set within grounds of approximately 10 acres this well portioned four bedroom unlisted detached house is believed to date back from early 18th Century. The grounds consist of a gated entrance and driveway up to the double garage, beautiful gardens with tennis court, two paddocks, woodland and barn. CSCA.

DESCRIPTION Situation

On the rural edge of Sandhurst is in Kent near the border with East Sussex. It is situated very close to Bodiam and located on the A268 near the villages of Hawkhurst and Northiam. Sandhurst is in the borough of Tunbridge Wells. There is a Primary School located in the centre of the village and was founded in 1909. Johnson's is the main shop, selling a variety of food and other items as well as housing the post office. St. Nicholas' Church is located in Sandhurst Cross, about a mile south from the main village. There is also a Baptist Church in the village. There is a social club on the back road in the village, open to members and guests, providing live entertainment as well as facilities for darts, pool, and television. The long-standing and popular New Swan is the only public house in the village, offering fine food and drinks as well as regular live entertainment. The village also has a lovely tearoom.

Education opportunities exist within the area in both the private and state sector, at all levels. These include Cranbrook and Hawkhurst primary schools, Marlborough House, Dulwich, St. Ronan's and Claremont preparatory schools. Cranbrook School, The High Weald Academy, Claremont Senior School and Sutton Valence School at secondary level. Main-line commuter rail services into London Charing Cross, London Bridge and Cannon Street, approx 1 hour, can be found at Staplehurst or Etchingham stations.

High Standings

High Standings is a beautiful extended country home offering flexible accommodation perfect for guest and/or extended family. The country kitchen has a oil fired Aga at its heart and there is a spacious dining area with windows and French doors opening on to the rear garden. From the kitchen there is a generous utility room and boot room / store. The sitting room has an exposed brick fireplace housing the wood burning stove and enjoys dual aspect overlooking the front and rear garden. Between the sitting room and kitchen is dining room with exposed timber beams. There is further downstairs accommodation including a bedroom, ensuite study and further reception room which would be an ideal independent annex if required. Upstairs, the master bedroom is tucked away at the far end of the house with high ceilings and beautiful views of the gardens and land. There are fitted wardrobes and steps up to the en-suite bathroom.

There are two additional double bedrooms, shower room and potential for an office from the landing. A further flight of stairs lead into various attic rooms perfect for storage or the potential for conversion STPP.

Outside

The approach to the property is via gates and a drive that leads up to the detached double garage and parking for multiple vehicles. There are pretty gardens to the front with a pond and access to the rear. The gardens to the rear are south facing and extend into a small orchard with plum and apple trees. There is a fully fenced tennis court which could be used for multiple sports purposes. The rear garden and orchard continues down in to the woodland which provides a lovely play place for children. In springtime there are displays of primroses followed by bluebells. At the edge of the wood is a pole barn that has been has been used as a shelter and lambing in the past.
The fully fenced paddocks extend to around 7 acres currently used for livestock such as sheep. To the northern boundary is the fantastic barn divided to provide two open bays, a lockable workshop and a storage space above. Perfect potential for an annex STPP or outside storage.

Services

Mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating and private drainage.
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