A rare opportunity to purchase a piece of Hawkhurst history, this recently converted three bedroom apartment is one of five with in the historic Grade II Listed All Saints Church in the heart of the Village. Originally designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and built in 1861 the church has been sympathetically restored enjoying some of its original features. Viewing highly recommended. CSCA. Chain free.
Centrally located within the Wealden village of Hawkhurst, which provides good day to day facilities including Supermarkets, (Waitrose & Tesco), Butchers, Bakers, Doctors surgery, Chemist, Restaurants, Kino digital cinema, Golf/Tennis & Squash clubs, Pub, Hotel, Dry cleaners, Vets as well as a range of independent stores. The nearby towns of Tunbridge Wells, Cranbrook & Tenterden offer additional facilities. In addition, there are many sporting facilities in the area including several golf clubs, equestrian centres & sailing at Bewl Water. It is also within easy reach of Bedgebury Pinetum which offers miles of cycling, walking and running trails.
Main-line rail services into London Charing Cross, London Bridge and Cannon Street, can be found at nearby stations - Staplehurst or Etchingham take approx. 1 hr.
Excellent education opportunities exist within the area in both the private and state sector. The property falls within the favoured Cranbrook School Catchment Area (CSCA). DESCRIPTION
Constructed in 1861 All Saints Church was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and has a Grade II listing as a Building of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Its 115 feet tall spire is widely visible and forms a significant landmark from within the village and beyond.
Sir Gilbert Scott (1811 - 1878) is regarded as one of the foremost 19th century architects, and certainly one of the most prolific. His church work epitomizes the zenith of Victorian ecclesiastical design. His masterpiece is widely regarded to be St. Pancras Railway Station in London (1866 - 1876), but he is also especially remembered in London for the Albert Memorial (1864- 1871) and the Foreign Office (1862). Four of his smaller new village churches have always been considered as being amongst his best designs; All Saints Church, Hawkhurst is one of these.
All Saints Church has under gone major restoration work and has been sympathetically restored retaining most of the original features including the stain glass windows, stone walls and carvings, and flooring. The church has been converted with five luxury apartments with each apartment's accommodation set over three floors with fully fitted kitchens and integrated appliances, modern bathrooms and underfloor heating. ENTRANCE HALL
Original church flooring. Radiator. Door to bedroom three. Door to downstairs shower room. Door to living room. LIVING ROOM
Timber flooring with underfloor heating. Glazed oak door to communal area. BEDROOM THREE
Cupboard with plumbing for washing machine. SHOWER ROOM
Walk in shower unit with overhead rain shower and hand held shower attachment. Tiled splash back. Low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap. STAIRS/FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Carpeted. Stainless glass church windows. Double doors to kitchen/dining area. Stairs to second floor. KITCHEN
Units with built in 'Bosch' oven and microwave. Island with four ring induction hob and a central downward extractor fan. Integrated 'Bosch' dishwasher. Integrated 'Bosch' fridge/freezer. Downlighting. Windows overlooking communal area. Leaded church windows. Underfloor heating. STAIRS/SECOND FLOOR LANDING
Carpeted. Stained glass windows. Glass balustrades. Doors to two double bedrooms. Door to bathroom. Exposed timber beams. BEDROOM ONE
Exposed ceiling timber beams. Skylight window. BEDROOM TWO
Built in wardrobe. BATHROOM
'Mode' bath with built in tap. Low level WC. Corner shower unit. Pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap. Chrome heated towel rail. Door into bedroom one.