The property, believed to date from the late 19th Century with the conversion being completed in 1993 / 1994 to form a lovely period house with great character and many period features including a number of round rooms from the original oast. There are also some very useful outbuildings including a self contained annexe and an adjoining work room and stores which could also provide an excellent office / meeting room for those working from home.
The current owners have been in residence for over 27 years and have run a small business from the outbuilding which is a former insulated apple store. They have also kept pigs, chickens, and sheep at the property and it might well suit private equestrian use. There is a lovely historic barn which provides garaging and a large workshop area.
The property is situated within the parish of Capel with nearby Paddock Wood offering a wide range of facilities including independent shops, Waitrose Supermarket, Post Office, chemist, fish and chip shop, public houses and main line station. More extensive facilities can be found at nearby Royal Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
Price Guide £1,300,000 Sold. Similar properties required.Ref: JN6378
The house has fully double glazed hardwood windows (new in 2018) as well as oil fired central heating. There is the following accommodation; please refer to floor plan for approx. room sizes:
Entrance Lobby with two windows and oak front door plus inner part glazed door to:
Entrance Hall with radiator, oak flooring and alarm system control and stairs to first floor
Dining Room a circular room with wide oak flooring, three windows, two radiators, wall light points
Kitchen a circular room with bespoke fronted units with curved worksurfaces, 1½ bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with window above, Stanley oil fired Range for central heating, hot water and cooking, stone tiled flooring, double doors to patio, beams to ceiling, free standing Welsh dresser
Utility / Boot Room with stable door to garden, quarry tiled flooring, window, built-in cupboards, worksurfaces, plumbing for washing machine, Belfast sink with two taps
Cloakroom feature sink, window, WC, store cupboard and quarry tiled flooring
Sitting Room side window, double glazed door and sliding panel leading to patio, Esse Dragon wood burning stove, radiator
Study / TV Room with two windows, radiator
First Floor with turned stairs and window leading to:
Landing with airing cupboard housing hot water tank and immersion heating, shelving
Main Bedroom with three windows, high ceiling, lovely rear views, radiator, door to:
En Suite with bath, wash hand basin and WC, radiator / towel rail,
Bedroom a single bedroom, rear window with view to grounds, built-in cupboard
Family Bathroom with bath and shower over, wash hand basin in unit, WC, rear window overlooking gardens, part wall tiling
Bedroom a circular bedroom with three windows, two radiators and loft access
Bedroom a circular bedroom with three windows, radiator and views to yard and gardens.
Price Guide £1,300,000Sold. Similar properties required.Ref: JN6378
OUTSIDE, OUTBUILDINGS & LAND
The property is approached from the road via a splayed entrance with a double gated access. Off the entrance driveway there is a superb Tudor Barn c. 48’9 x 21’7 (about 14.9m x 6.6m) int. mainly timber and GI construction with concrete / brick base, some superb beams dating from c.1580 with some original craftsman's marks. This building is 18’10 (5.7m)(max) to the apex and currently provides garaging and workshop facilities to the vendors. There is also a Lean-To Log Store to the side c. 23’7 x 13’10 (about 7.2m x 4.2m) and a rear Potting Shed c. 20’ x 10’ (about 6.1m x 3m) with concrete flooring. This building shields the main Oast House from the road.
To the rear there are some further outbuildings including a Car Port and a small Monopitch Storage Barn.
Opposite the house, off the gravelled arrival yard to the side, lies the main outbuilding known as the Apple Store / Annexe (Please see plan for measurements and layout), comprising:
End Store loft access and door leading to:
Store with twenty bins for wine
Work Room a large and light room with scope for home office or meeting room with sink and doors to store rooms, Reception Area with door to Inner Store / Study Area, door to front arrival yard and door to Ground Floor Bedroom with window. From the reception hall double doors lead to the Annexe Living Room with high ceilings, two sets of double doors to patio seating area at end, Woodburning stove. Kitchenette Area with stainless steel sink and drainer, electric panel heating. Shower Room with separate WC, shower cubicle, wash hand basin, quarry tiled flooring. From the living room a spiral staircase leads up to a First Floor Storage / Mezzanine Area with built-in store cupboards (potential study / bedroom STPC).
On this building there are a bank of solar panels which are owned by the vendors.
The gardens and grounds are a particularly lovely feature of this property lying to the rear of the oast house and comprise extensive lawned garden areas with a wide range of trees and shrubs, and also a lower orchard and woodland area with plum trees, a variety of apple trees including Russet Worcester, etc. The vendors have also fenced off a small area for their chickens.
Within the gardens there is a very private and secluded paved seating area with adjacent covered gazebo ideal for outdoor entertaining. At the far side of the Apple Store there is a further garden area with a greenhouse having mature vine, and a large vegetable growing area to the side.
The Land adjoins comprising one main block of very gently sloping / and level pastureland mainly stock fenced and could easily be subdivided. The land is tack grazed for sheep at present by a local farmer and enjoys a spectacular rear outlook to a number of fishing lakes and woodland beyond. In one corner of the land there is a small Monopitch Field Shelter c. 16’ x 13’ (about 4.9m x 4m) and an orchard strip with four mature and productive apple trees.
IN ALL APPROX. 6.5 ACRES (About 2.6 Hectares)
Price Guide £1,300,000Sold. Similar properties required.Ref: JN6378
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