Court Lane, Hadlow, Near Tonbridge
6,296sq.ft, this substantial property forms one half of a splendid six-roundel oast and occupies a picturesque location in the beautiful Kent countryside. Owned for the past 35 years, it has been renovated into a versatile family home, with 5 bedrooms, and potential for more, in 0.75 acres of grounds including heated pool.
Description This lovely home, which forms one half of a splendid six-roundel oast, occupies a very picturesque and peaceful location in the beautiful Kent countryside. Owned by the current vendors for the past 35 years, they have renovated the property and created a wonderful family home. On acquisition, the property had a dozen different rooms but only three bedrooms. The top floor was completely unconverted but showed an absolute wealth of potential, which has now most definitely been realised, creating a spacious games room with 2 bedroom suites, perfect for older children. It offers generous reception rooms, and enough rooms to disappear to and enjoy some peace and quiet. The garden is very family friendly, with the added benefit of an outdoor heated pool and BBQ area which have been the focus of many family gatherings.
Location This impressive family home is surrounded by Kent countryside, yet is in a convenient location which you would be pushed to better. Enjoy the feeling of a rural lifestyle, betwixt 2 popular villages, 1.4 miles to East Peckham and 1.5 miles to Hadlow. Both villages offer local shopping facilities including bakers, pharmacists, pubs, restaurants and general stores. Tonbridge main line station offers rail links to London within 45 minutes and is just 5.4 miles away. The area has a wealth of good local schools, both Primary and Secondary, including Grammar Schools at Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone.
Entrance Hall Enter the roundel, with its impressive ceiling rising within the roundel, up and into the cowl, hinting at the sheer size of the property within. Exposed historical roundel workings provide a great feature. A wooden staircase ascends to the first-floor mezzanine landing, where another wood and metal spiral staircase leads up to the second floor games room. Windows to the front and side at varying levels. Glazed doors into the dining room.
Dining Room A formal dining room with beautiful wooden parquet-type flooring and capable of entertaining over 20 guests. One window to the front and a floor to ceiling window to the side. Feature wall and ceiling lights with a wooden door into the office suite and glazed double doors into the kitchen/breakfast room.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room Fitted into the roundel, the kitchen comprises a bespoke range of wall and base units with granite worksurfaces, stone splashbacks and stone flooring. Integrated appliances include a fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and Britannia oven with a 6 ring gas hob. Space for a dining table alongside the central island. Beautiful views over the gardens. Metal and wooden spiral staircase to the first floor, door to reception room 2.
RECEPTION ROOM TWO Within the roundel, this reception room has a magnificent wood burning stove and a bar to envy. Perfect for entertaining, with doors and windows over the landscaped gardens. Glazed doors lead into the inner hallway which provide access to the utility and ground floor shower room which is linked to the office suite.
Office Suite and Shower Room This suite has its own access from the front, keeping it separate from the main house if needed. It is currently fitted as a fully working office, but this versatile space could be used as an annexe with its shower room, or as another reception room or gym.
Utility Room Of generous proportions, this is fitted with a range of wall and base units, space for white goods and an excellent drying room. Boiler and water controls. Window to the rear.
RECEPTION ROOM ONE A light and bright, generous reception room of 667 square feet. A double aspect room with windows to the front and the side.
Master Bedroom Suite Within the roundel, with views over the gardens and a feature curved wall inset with a bed. Dressing room style cupboard provides hanging rails and shelving. En-suite bathroom, tiled to half height with bath, jacuzzi shower, washbasin, low level wc and bidet.
Bedroom 5 Within the roundel, with three windows over the garden. Built in wardrobes, tiled shower unit and washbasin.
Guest Suite From reception room one, a door opens into a guest suite. This space boasts a double bedroom with wardrobes, a dressing room with staircase to the games room and a bathroom fitted with a low level wc and double washbasins.
Games Room A magnificent room of 1,130 square feet. This triple aspect room has views to front, side and rear with access to the entrance roundel. Doors lead into bedroom suites 3 and 4. Exposed brick walls and beams to the ceilings.
Bedroom 3 Suite A double bedroom with views over the garden. With an en-suite shower room. A wooden staircase ascends to a mezzanine on the 3rd floor which provides enough space for a bed, should the second floor be used as a seating area. The mezzanine has a window within the cowl, loft access and a storage cupboard.
Bedroom 4 Suite A double bedroom with views over the garden. With an en-suite shower room. A wooden staircase ascends to a mezzanine on the 3rd floor, which provides enough space for a bed, should the second floor be used as a seating area. The mezzanine has a window within the cowl, loft access and a storage cupboard. Both en-suites have access to each other across the roof space between the two oasts.
Externally This impressive oast has a garden of approximately 0.75 acres. It has been completely re-landscaped over the years and offers a lovely big open space, perfect for young children. A stone and paved terrace wraps around the rear and side of the oast with a kitchen garden and ornamental pond water feature at the side. The stone terrace then leads to a seating area at the rear of the double garages where you will discover a brick-built BBQ space. The outdoor pool has been recently refurbished, its pump and filtration system cleverly hidden in a wooden summerhouse. The garden has been designed to provide space for children to play, whilst being easily managed yet beautiful to look at. There are a number of feature trees, alongside mature shrubs and borders, creating a wonderful private garden. Surrounded by open farmland, one can enjoy the peace and quiet the garden offers. To the front, there is a mature lawn with shingled driveway.
PARKING & GARAGING The shingled entrance driveway leads to an extensive block paved hardstanding area providing parking for several vehicles. Two attractive brick and tiled detached garage buildings provide secure parking for 2 & 3 cars respectively.
- 6,296 sq.ft oast house in 0.75 acres
- Much loved home with versatile accommodation
- 5 bedrooms, with 5 baths/showers, potential for further bedrooms
- Roundel, bespoke kitchen with granite
- 4 capacious reception rooms
- Heated outdoor swimming pool and pool house
- Beautifully landscaped, private garden
- Surrounded by Kent countryside
- Within easy reach of a main line station
- Must be seen to be appreciated