Grovehurst Lane, Horsmonden
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Please call the office on 01892 838363 to arrange a viewing NO CHAIN - CRANBROOK SCHOOL CATCHMENT - Drum and Monkey House is the major portion of a fine example of a Wealden Hall House circa 1400 - Grade II listed set in approx., third of an acre plot. Nestled in a quiet country lane the property boasts a plethora of character and modern convenience. Set out over three floors, with minstrel gallery to the hallway, inglenook fireplace with woodstove, contemporary kitchen, bath/shower room to two floors, detached garage/studio with utility sink and shower.
Conveniently located between the villages of Horsmonden and Goudhurst. Horsmonden village offers shopping for everyday needs to include award winning Heath Stores (incorporating a Post Office and newsagents), public house, chemist, St Margaret's Church, Doctors' Surgery, Tennis, Cricket, Football and Netball Club. A large number of rural walks across orchards and the River Teise. The Villages of Matfield and Brenchley are approximately 2.5 miles distant offering village amenities. Paddock Wood is approximately 5 miles distant offering mainline station to London Charing Cross, Waterloo East - Dover Priory. Waitrose supermarket, Putlands sports centre and wide variety of shops for everyday needs. Bus services to Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Tenterden and Ashford. Goudhurst, approx 1.0 distant, an equally desirable village with village pond, family public houses, convenience store, bakers, and a few browsing/antique type shops. Royal Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone are approximately 10 and 12 miles distant respectively.
Drum and Monkey house is steeped in history dating back to circa 1400. Offering NO CHAIN and Cranbrook School Catchment area. A superb example of a Grade II listed Hall House with all the modern convenience. The current owner has installed an 'air source' heating system, the property offers mains drainage and has been updated over the past 10 years to provide beautiful oak casement windows, framed kitchen and detached garage which can used as a gym or hobbies work from home room.
The property offers a plethora of character, set out over three floors to provide versatile living. This sitting room offers a beautiful inglenook fireplace with wood stove, contemporary framed kitchen, and modern bath/shower rooms.
The plot is set in approx., third of an acre of gardens and grounds - viewing is a must!
During the time Capel Manor (originally known as Crack Hall) was being built in 1865 by the Reverend Sir Francis Austen, the Drum and Monkey was the local public house (un licensed). The Austen family purchased Drum and Monkey (now one of the oldest private houses in the village) and promptly closed the public house because the workman on Capel Manor spent too much time at the pub instead of working on the Manor!
Landscaped garden to the front with fenced area for off road parking and five bar gate to the driveway leading to the garage and giving side access. Brick and gated bay for wheelie bins – with water and power supply. Shed for storage and recyling boxes. Victorian style lampost activated by sensor. Steps down to stone path which leads from the pedestrian gate, past the separate log store down to the house. Victorian style outside lamp above the magnificent original front door which makes a grand entrance to the hallway:-
Offering a plethora of beams and small minstrel gallery. Inset coconut mat, sea grass carpeting, radiator and double panel doors to sitting room and door to bedroom.
Latch door leads into this pretty bedroom with part vaulted ceiling, window, cream carpet as fitted, radiator.
Double panel doors lead from the hallway into this welcoming room whereby the inglenook stands proud with Bressamur beam, ambient lighting and recess niches, brick hearth and large Clearview woodstove. Bespoke cupboard to the side housing electrics. Oak casement windows, stairs rise to second floor with under stairs cupboard. Seagrass carpeting, two radiators and steps lead down to kitchen.
From the sitting room there is a rear lobby with tiled floor and glazed door to rear garden. Radiator.
White suite comprising close coupled low level w.c.,washbasin set into contemporary unit, plumbing for washing machine, electric shower and glazed window.
Beautiful kitchen with many character features to include a range of Cooke and Lewis framed linen coloured base and wall units with Baltic Brown granite worktops over. Undermounted sink with ingrain drainer, integrated dishwasher, rangemaster cooker with five ring gas hob (LPG) with separate electric grill and double ovens under a Smeg pull out extractor and light. Space for fridge. Oak casement windows to front and back. Door to front garden and part glazed door to rear garden, spotlights to ceiling and tiled floor. Space for large 8ft table and chairs offering a very convivial space for entertaining.
First floor landing
Double width landing with understairs cupboard, radiator and exposed beams.
A majestic room with high vaulted ceiling offering King post bracing, a wealth of exposed beams, oak casement window, sea grass carpeting and radiator.
The bathroom offers a high ceiling with panel bath and telephone shower taps over, low level w.c., bidet, the sink is set into a double cupboard, dual fuel radiator, exposed beams, sea grass carpeting and low doorway to:-
Study bedroom 5
This is a perfect room for use as a study or occasional bedroom and offers the minstrel gallery overlooking hallway, high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, the King post and bracing clearly visible from this side, window, and chimney breast with storage space to the side which can accommodate a cabin bed. Built in wardrobe and sea grass carpeting. Radiator.
Beautifully dressed room with oak casement window to the front, exposed beams, sea grass carpeting as fitted. Small radiator inside airing/linen cupboard.
Window to rear, exposed beams, sea grass carpet and latch door to stairs rising to second floor
Velux style window, eaves storage and carpet as fitted.
Beautifully fitted garage with double doors to the front, stainless steel storage units with a large utility sink and shower room. Loft storage space with moving ladder. Composite ‘old oak’ laminate floor. Underfloor heating. Sliding door to cupboard housing hot water cylinder and works for air source heating which is sited to the rear of the garage. Plumbing in place for a washing machine.
Large contemporary shower with bi-fold doors, washbasin and low level w.c. Heated towel rail and extractor fan.
Extensive garden offering large decking patio area to the rear of the property which leads onto the garden. Exterior lights, one on a sensor. The garden is principally laid to lawn with a large pond, summer house with log store behind it and a separate storage shed. Wide variety of mature trees , detached garage, storage cupboard for LPG gas bottles which serve the cooker discreetly set into the hedge beside the driveway. Air source system is located to the rear of the garage. Exterior power points to the side of the garage and also down the garden near the stream along with a satellite dish and a light which is operated from the house with a remote control unit.
The rear of Drum and Monkey is most attractive, the section under the catslide roof in Kentish Ragstone and the rest white weatherboard. Side access to the front.
Grade II listed, mains drainage, air source heating to a system of radiators, dual fuel radiators to bathrooms, the oak windows have been fitted circa the past 10 years. Dual fuel rangemaster cooker.
- NO CHAIN
- Grade II listed
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2,094 sq ft
- EPC exempt
- Cranbrook school catchment
- Semi rural loction