North Road, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 1JN | Property for sale | Savills
6,567 sq ft(610.09 sq m)
Guide price £3,950,000

North RoadGoudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 1JN

    Key features

    • RIBA South East architectural winner 2023
    • Incredible Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty views over owned land
    • Lighting, MVHR, blinds, heating and locks all controlled from Crestron
    • Automated shutters on front façade of house to close or open vista
    • SONOS throughout
    • Home Cinema with 110 inch projection and 16 speakers
    • 2x electric car charging points

    Outstanding opportunity to own a one-off property with beautiful views in a sought after location

    About this property

    • Taking advantage of stunning views across the Kentish Weald, Waterfield House sits nestled within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

      The concept of the dwelling was to be designed of both the earth and sky. A solid, masonry base was partially dug into the hillside, and extended out into the landscape with garden walls, thus hiding its true scale from afar. Materials were chosen as a nod to the natural tones found within the existing site strata. The plinth provides opportunity to house the more private bedroom and entertainment spaces and creates a base for the lighter, dual aspect living spaces to be located on the upper level.

      The upper ‘sky' floor sits at tree canopy level, taking advantage of stunning views down the valley. Four large living areas are arranged in a linear sequence of interconnected spaces, divided with custom cabinets, and linked to the lower ground floor with a central atrium. Large sliding glazed doors sit behind movable Larch shutters, which open and close to give varying degrees of shading, ventilation, and privacy, whilst casting dappled shadows throughout the day.

      A separate study and kitchen are hidden within the living spaces. In addition there is a fully equipped gym and cinema room to the lower floor. To the rear, the building merges into the landscape at the top of the site, enclosing a modest, south-facing courtyard providing shelter from the elements whilst allowing light deep into the plan.

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    An exemplary creation in my favourite village

    Duncan PetrieProperty agent

    Local information

    • Waterfield House is located in a wonderful rural position, within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just a mile from the beautiful and sought-after village of Goudhurst which is well known for its pretty centre with ancient church, duck pond, period buildings, inns and restaurants. The regional centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells provides an extensive range of shopping, commercial, recreational and cultural facilities, as well as a mainline train service to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street in under the hour.
    • Train services to London are also available from nearby Marden and Staplehurst. The A21 provides access to the south coast, the M25 and national motorway network with connections to London Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the Channel Tunnel and ferry ports.
    • There is a good selection of state and private schools in the area including Cranbrook School, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks public schools, Kent College for Girls, Marlborough House and St Ronans at Hawkhurst, Benenden School and Sutton Valence. We understand that the property lies within the Cranbrook School catchment area.
    • Sporting and leisure facilities in the area include golf courses at Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook and Dale Hill; sailing and water sports at Bewl Water and on the south coast; walking and riding in the surrounding countryside and at nearby Bedgebury Pinetum.
    • Goudhurst village 1 mile, Marden station 4.2 miles (London Bridge from 48 mins), Cranbrook 5 miles, Staplehurst station 6.3 miles (London Bridge from 52 mins), Tunbridge Wells 11 miles, Gatwick airport 34 miles, London 46 miles (All distances and times are approximate)

    Additional information

    • Particular features include:
    • • RIBA South East architectural winner 2023
    • • Shortlisted for BHA home of the year over 2500sq ft (awaiting result)
    • • Incredible Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty views over owned land
    • • Completed in 2022
    • • Designed and CA by PH+, London and Sydney based architectural practice
    • • House built into hill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    • • 2 x Air source heat pumps
    • • 3 phase electricity feed with 2 x electric car chargers
    • • Commercially designed MEP
    • • MVHR system throughout the house
    • • CAT6a throughout house with fully installed network throughout
    • • Crestron control system, IPAD's throughout house
    • • Crestron ARIA switches throughout house
    • • Lighting, MVHR, blinds, heating and locks all controlled from Crestron
    • • Home Cinema with 110 inch projection and 16 speakers
    • • SONOS throughout the house
    • • Automated shutters on front façade of house to close or open vista
    • Agents Note: A detached, fully restored 3-bedroom 'Pump House', some 200m down in the valley with its own entrance and 2.19 acres, is available by separate negotiation to create an annexe to Waterfield House.
    • Directions: From the Wilsley Pound roundabout outside Cranbrook, take the A262 to Goudhurst. Turn right at The Goudhurst Inn and continue until the T junction. Turn right onto the B2079 and continue until an S-bend. Immediately after turn left onto a driveway signposted Waterfield House and The Pump House. The properties will be found after a short distance on the left-hand side.
    • EPC Rating: B
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H