Mr & Mrs Bell, Kent
"Thank you very much for securing the price we wanted for our property. We are both delighted with the short time frame too."
A highly individual and fascinating single storey residence built in the Edwardian era to reflect Anglo Indian architectural influences mixed with the 'Arts and Crafts' movement, set in beautiful gardens with uninterrupted rural views.
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The property was built by William Ackerman who was a Dutch engineer and seaman who spent a significant amount of time in South Africa. He settled in the United Kingdom and built Checker Tree house for himself creating an 'Indian Pavilion' with slightly raised single storey accommodation. This unique property offers over 3000 sq ft of accommodation comprising of the main ground floor and large cellar.
The main accommodation comprises a triple aspect sitting room with attached sun room, a separate dining room, 20ft kitchen breakfast room with attached larder, entrance hall and vestibule, rear garden room, four double bedrooms, en-suite, family bathroom and separate shower room.
The basement / cellar area is 'above ground' and currently has various rooms that include a laundry, study, coal/wood store, two wine cellars and further rooms that could have a variety of uses. The head height ranges from 5'10" - 6'8" making this a very useable space.
The property is approached via a private driveway leading to the front of the house and the attached single garage. The gardens benefit from views across Bedgebury Forest and are mainly laid to lawn with mature borders / hedgerow and is well stocked with a large variety of shrubs and flowers with a small orchard to the rear of the plot.
The property is located on the outskirts of the village of Hawkhurst with all its local amenities including a butcher, two supermarkets, chemist, cinema, florist and various restaurants. A short drive away is the larger town of Cranbrook which provides a good variety of shops, banks, supermarket, sports centre and the much sought after Cranbrook School. In addition to Cranbrook School, there are other excellent schools, namely Bethany, Benenden School, Marlborough House, St Ronans, High Weald Academy and Dulwich Prep School. The A21 offers excellent links to the Motorways heading North and South. The nearby mainline stations include Staplehurst and Etchingham with trains to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street.
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