Water Lane, Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18 5AP



  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Sitting Room
  • 3 Double Bedrooms
  • Shower Room
  • Double Garage
  • Attractive mature gardens of about an acre with features
  • Cranbrook school catchment area
  • 4 acres (tbv) of land adjoining
  • 185’ x 20’ Open steel framed agricultural barn



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A well presented 3 bedroom bungalow in a convenient rural location within the Cranbrook catchment area with land and agricultural barn adjoining.



SITUATION  Holly Cottage is situated off a quiet country lane in attractive countryside between the towns of Hawkhurst and Cranbrook, some 2 miles distant. Cranbrook has a good selection of independent local shops for day to day needs, a fine selection of public houses, restaurants and a popular sports complex. Additionally there is an excellent local farm shop supplying local produce. The spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is about 17 miles to the northwest and has a large shopping centre and an excellent choice recreational and leisure facilities. The coast at Eastbourne is  about an hour’s drive south.  The M25 and Gatwick Airport are both some 40 minutes by car. Main line stations are situated at nearby Etchingham and Staplehurst offering fast and frequent services to London (Charing Cross, London Bridge) as well as connections to Gatwick and Ashford International with services to Europe.

The area offers a diverse choice of recreational activities including Dale Hill Golf Club at Ticehurst, tennis at Hawkhurst Tennis Club, watersports at Bewl Water and access to an extensive network of wonderful countryside walks including nearby Bedgebury Forest.  There is an excellent choice of educational facilities in the general area, catering for both state and private sectors including Marlborough House and St. Ronans in Hawkhurst, Dulwich Preparatory School at Cranbrook, Vinehall at Robertsbridge, Benenden School and the sought after Cranbrook School, of which the property falls into the catchment area.

DESCRIPTION  Holly Cottage is an attractive 3 bedroom brick built bungalow with pitched tiled roof surrounded by large mature gardens with wonderful features including ponds, shrub and rose borders and fruit trees.  The property has a double garage with private off road parking to the front and the benefit of double glazing throughout and oil fired central heating.  Immediately adjoining is about 4 acres of land with a 185′ x 20′ open steel framed agricultural barn.

Part glazed Front Entrance Door leading into;
Entrance Hall with oak style floor and doors off to;
Kitchen/Breakfast Room with single aspect to the front, oak style floor and a range of oak style fitted base and wall units with laminate work surface over incorporating stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap over, along with space under the counter for a washing machine. There is a free standing green Rangemaster double oven with electric hob and a wall mounted dresser display unit with leaded light glass door fronts. A small recess houses the oil fired boiler and there is a separate built in airing cupboard with shelving housing hot water tank.  An external glazed door leads out to;
Covered Utility Area bridging garage and residence of timber framed construction with corrugated plastic sides and roof and concrete floor with doorways to front driveway and back gardens and garage. The utility area has a stainless steel sink unit and houses the separate brick built cloakroom with wc.
Sitting Room carpeted with double aspect and sliding patio doors giving views over and access to rear gardens and sitting out area, brick built fireplace with open fire.
Bedroom 3 (dining room on floor plan), carpeted with single aspect, views over rear gardens, currently being used as a dining room.
Bedroom 1 a good sized double bedroom, carpeted with double aspect having views over rear gardens, a built in wardrobe with sliding part mirrored doors and a further range of fitted bedroom furniture in a dark wood finish incorporating wardrobe, drawers and shelving.
Bedroom 2 carpeted with dual aspect giving views over front gardens and a built in wardrobe with part mirrored sliding doors.
Shower Room obscure glazed window, wall mounted hand wash basin with mixer tap and a mirrored white cabinet over and white vanity/storage units wall mounted to each side, close coupled WC, heated towel rail and walk in shower/wet room area with pull around shower curtain on wall mounted rail.

The property is accessed off Water Lane with a low level iron pedestrian entrance gate with path beyond leading through the front gardens to the main entrance door. A wooden fence with hedging encloses the front gardens which have mature herbaceous and rose borders with climbing roses on the front of the bungalow. A separate vehicle entrance is set to the side of the bungalow leading into a spacious concrete parking area to the front of the Double Garage which has a pair of up and over doors. Large and beautifully attended gardens extend to about an acre from the rear of the bungalow with a central lawn and herbaceous and flower borders to the edges along with 3 ponds, one of which has fish. There is a large fruit and vegetable garden, garden shed and greenhouses.

Immediately adjoining the bungalow to the rear is a single block of agricultural land currently down to stubble enjoying stunning views to the south towards Hawkhurst with mature trees and hedging to the boundary and amounting to some 4 acres (tbv).  A 185’ x 20’ open steel framed agricultural barn with fibre cement roof on a base of hard standing spans the eastern boundary of the land. There is vehicular access off Water Lane passing the front of the bungalow and leading directly to the northern end of the barn from where the lands extends to the south and west, however this is currently blocked by a fence which can easily be removed.

Mains water and electricity. Septic tank. Oil fired central heating.

Council Tax Band ‘E’ £1,741.17 (2013/14)

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council:
Tel: 01892 526121 Web: www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk

The property is offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion. A plan of the property is available upon request.

EPC Rating: E (Full EPC available upon request.)

Strictly by appointment with the Vendors’ Sole Selling Agents Samuel & Son. Tel:(01435 864020 Email: info@samuelandson.co.uk

(NB Please DO NOT follow postcode, it will not take you to Holly Cottage)
From the crossroads at Hawkhurst, take the A229 / Cranbrook Road.  After about 1 mile, turn right onto Water Lane. The property will be seen on the right hand side after about a quarter of a mile.

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