High Street, Brenchley
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The Old Forge is a building of character but offering a very contemporary lifestyle. The property lends itself to entertaining with it's open plan living space. Nestled in the heart of Brenchley village and boasting fabulous south facing views to the rear taking full advantage of Kent countryside. Accommodation comprising entrance hall, cloakroom, open plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room with bi-folding doors. The lower ground floor offers a large study/reception room and utility. To the first floor two double bedrooms and family bathroom. Under floor heating throughout. Viewing essential to full appreciate what this property has to offer.
Brenchley village is one of the most sought after villages outside of Tunbridge Wells (approximately 5 miles distant), and with easy access to Paddock Wood (approximately 1.5 miles distant). Brenchley village centre is most picturesque with period buildings, 12th century church, newsagents/post office, Little Bull wine bar, Grays coffee shop, The Halfway House pub, tennis courts, bowls club, football club, squash courts, dentist and doctors surgery. Bus service to neighbouring towns. Paddock Wood offers mainline station to London Charing Cross, / Dover Priory, Waitrose supermarket, Putlands Sports Centre and shopping for everyday needs.
Horsmonden is a thriving village boasting several buildings of architectural and historical interest around the picturesque village green. Local amenities include the award-winning Heath Stores, village pub, chemist, doctor's surgery, nursery and primary school - which we understand are much sought after - tennis and cricket clubs, WI and village hall. The village offers many countryside walks, including around the grounds of the National Trust property of Sprivers, and bus services also connect Horsmonden to several neighbouring towns and villages.
Paddock Wood - The nearest mainline railway station is just over 4 miles away at Paddock Wood and is very popular with commuters to London and the coast. Paddock Wood town offers a good range of facilities including a Waitrose supermarket, Tesco Local, Barsleys department store, banks, butchers, bakers, library, post office and sports centre with running track, modern medical centre plus schools for all ages. The larger towns of Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone are approximately 8, 9 & 13 miles distant and each offers an even wider variety of excellent shopping, educational and recreational choices.'
Easy access to A21/M25 orbital motorway links and approximately 40minutes to Dartford Tunnel.
If you like the 'entertaining lifestyle' this property is for you! Converted circa 2016 to an exacting standard of build. The property boasts open plan ground floor living captivating the 'old world charm' with a contemporary lifestyle. A large wood stove graces the lounge beautifully and the bi-folding doors take full advantage of the stunning views. The kitchen is a 'cooks' delight being well planned and thought through to provide excellent work and storage space. The spacious study which is in the basement is a real 'man cave' as an entertainments room. Large utility room housing the air source workings. Both first floor bedrooms are are of excellent size and bedroom two could easily be split into two rooms with a stud partition wall. Overall this home offers eclectic modern living with an ambience all of its own. Under floor heating to an air source system.
History of The Old Forge - it is believed to be part of the Glassenbury estate at the turn of the century when Baroness of Nettelbladt and her husband owned the estate. The current owner's great grandfather was at the time in charge of all the buildings and development of the estate to include The Old Forge and the two semi detached cottages which sit on Windmill Hill. These were also built as footman's cottages for Glassenbury estate.
Nestled in the heart of Brenchley Village, with attractive iron railing balustrade to the front, contemporary glass overhang storm canopy porch. Paving to the front which adapts to a pleasant seating area. Extra wide solid wood front door to:-
Spacious hallway with built in box seating with coat hooks above. Latch door to cloakroom and stone floor with inset coconut mat well. Latch door to open plan sitting/dining/kitchen.
Striking decor with close coupled low level w.c., slimline washbasin with cupboard beneath offering a colour scheme to blend with the wallpaper. Mirror and shelf above.
Open plan kitchen/dining/living room
Double glazed window to the front with shutters as fitted. A range of contemporary units with a contrasting colour scheme. Measurement to include base and wall mounted cupboards with integrated appliances, double oven (the top oven is a microwave), fridge and freezer, dishwasher and pull out waste bin. Two sets of storage drawers, inset undermount one and half bowl sink with drainer. Induction hob with four rings and two further rings which act as a griddle or can be used as saucepan rings. An attractive feature within the kitchen is the roll top cupboards for storage. Breakfast bar housing wine cooler beneath. Smoke detector (not tested) surround sound speakers built into the ceiling. Downlights to ceiling and stone floor.
Double glazed window to the rear with far reaching views. Feature beams housing some of the original Forge tools, contemporary over table lighting, continuation of stone floor and open aspect to living room.
Feature beams separating between the dining area and living room. One of the most striking aspects of this room is the far reaching views across Kent countryside. Bi-folding double glazed doors lead out to a decked balcony. Brick open fireplace with wood burning stove. An original feature (false) door and double glazed window to the front. Light coloured carpet as fitted. Wall lights.
Attractive open plan staircase with partial carpet as fitted to the basement study and to the first floor bedrooms. Gracing the stairwell is a virtually full length double glazed window with stunning views. First floor landing offers contemporary 'drop lights' and latch doors to respective rooms.
This is a spacious room with fitted cupboards flanking the rear wall for tv., cables and carpet as fitted. Door to utility.
This is the hub of air source heating system, with hot water storage tanks, plumbing for washing machine and space with venting for tumble dryer. This makes an excellent laundry drying room.
First floor landing
Double aspect room with double glazed windows to front and rear. The rear window takes full advantage of the views. Two sets of built in wardrobes. Light carpet as fitted.
Double aspect windows to front and rear. Range of built in wardrobes and light coloured carpet as fitted.
Contemporary bathroom with double ended bath offering centre taps, separate shower cubicle offering rainhead and hand held shower. Close coupled low level w.c., washbasin set into toiletry drawers. Non mist mirror above. Localised tiling and tiled floor. Velux window with blind.
A most attractive south facing balcony for alfresco dining which takes full advantage of the rural views and the village church. Steps lead down to a further dining area which has an electric awning. Large under decking storage area which houses the air source system fed from the boiler room.
Air source boiler (situated in the under decking storage area) to under floor heating. Double glazed windows. Well insulated. Mains drainage. Converted in 20015.
There is a public car park to the rear of the property and parking in the centre of the village. The current owner parks immediately outside of the property.
- Formrly a working Forge
- Stunning views to the rear
- 2 large bedrooms
- First floor bathroom
- Open plan kitchen
- Council tax 'F'
- EPC 'C'
- Sq ft 1,664