A well-presented detached cottage well-placed for schools and commuting within this sought-after village
Brenchley is a delightful and historic village located within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a strong local community, primary school, church, pubs and a selection of shops. Matfield (about 1.4 miles) offers further local amenities. Paddock Wood, with its mainline station, bus terminal and good shopping (including a Waitrose) is about 2.2 miles, whilst Tunbridge Wells (about 7.3 miles) and Tonbridge (about 7.8 miles) offer more comprehensive facilities.
State and private schools: Brenchley and Matfield Primary School in the village. Preparatory schools include Dulwich Prep (Cranbrook), Marlborough House and St Ronan's (Hawkhurst) and the schools at Somerhill, near Tonbridge. Secondary schools include Kent College (Pembury), Sevenoaks and Tonbridge and grammar schools in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and Cranbrook.
Communications: The A21 ( about 2.7 miles) links North to the M25 and thereby to London, the national motorway network and Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Ashford International Station (about 26.9 miles) and the Channel Tunnel (about 49.3 miles) lie to the East.
master bedroom en suite
3 further bedrooms
front, side and rear gardens
about 0.21 acres
EPC = E
Windmill Cottage is a charming detached property which was extended and updated in 2015 to create a well-appointed family home with generously-proportioned and flexible living space. A combination of natural materials, including oak joinery, wood and stone tile flooring and a neutral colour palette give a contemporary, light and airy feel.
The property benefits from a tucked-away position in this popular village, within a few hundred yards of the High Street, whilst Paddock Wood mainline station, offering commuters frequent services to London Charing Cross (via Waterloo East and London Bridge) and Cannon Street from 52 minutes, is just 2.3 miles to the North. Further points of note include:
triple-aspect sitting room with glazed double French doors to a South-facing terrace, wood flooring and an ornate metal fireplace with timber surround and a slate hearth;
striking, light and spacious kitchen/dining/family room with Harvey Jones painted units under granite worktops and a generous island unit incorporating a breakfast bar. An expanse of bifold doors opens out to the garden terrace giving the effect of bringing the outside in';
separate utility room with fitted cupboards, space for a laundry appliance and a door through to a shower room;
master bedroom with fitted cupboards and an en suite shower room;
three further bedrooms, all with fitted cupboards, and a family bathroom complete the accommodation.
Windmill Cottage is set above and back from the road with a low-maintenance garden to the front and a driveway offering off-street parking to the side. The boundary to the road is formed of a brick wall through which a wrought iron gate provides pedestrian access to the front door.
The main area of garden lies to the side and rear of the house, with a largely level lawn interspersed with specimen trees and shrubs retained above a paved terrace which wraps around the southern and western elevations of the house. The plot extends to about 0.21 acres and boundaries comprise a combination of timber fencing, brick walling and mixed hedging. The paved terrace is accessed from the family/dining room via wide bifold doors, with further access from the sitting room, creating an ideal space for outdoor living and entertaining in the warmer months.
Services: Oil-fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council: 01892 526121. Tax band F.
Agent's note: The planning consent, reference TW/14/504343/FULL, under which the extension was built, also covered the construction of a new garage to the rear of the driveway.
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