Pluckley Road, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3EU | Property for sale | Savills
3,274 sq ft(304.16 sq m)
Excess of £1,500,000(€1,761,290)

Pluckley RoadBethersden, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3EU

    Key features

    • Coming to the market for the first time in over 30 years
    • Handsome period property, set well back from the road
    • Principal south facing, light and airy reception rooms
    • Five bedrooms, bathroom and two shower rooms
    • Double garage and workshop
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • Two stables and adjoining store
    • Attractive gardens with pond, kitchen garden with fruit cages
    • Bethersden village under 1 mile

    A handsome unlisted country house set in lovely gardens with heated outdoor pool, garaging and two stables.

    About this property

    • Coming to the market for the first time in over 30 years, Brushwood Hall is a handsome unlisted, predominantly Victorian family house, which dates originally from 1896 and was believed to have formerly been a hunting lodge. Set well back from the road, the property sits amidst lovely, well established gardens together with a heated outdoor swimming pool and enjoys views over adjoining countryside. The popular village of Bethersden has a range of local amenities and lies under a mile away, whilst the larger towns of Tenterden and Ashford with its high speed train link to London St Pancras, are about 6.5 miles.

      The well proportioned accommodation is arranged over two floors and amounts to over 3,200 sq ft. The principal southerly facing dining and drawing rooms are lovely light filled rooms, interconnecting and with high ceilings, open fireplaces and views over the lawned gardens and beyond. Off the reception hall is a further sitting room/snug with fitted bookshelves, a wood burning stove and cupboard with basin.

      The kitchen, with quarry tiled floor, has a range of cupboards, a dresser, a walk-in larder and a two oven oil fired AGA. There is space for various freestanding appliances. An archway continues through to an attractive breakfast/family room with a hand painted mural and French doors opening to a southerly facing terrace. Off the breakfast room is a study/home office and a utility room, housing the boiler and continuing through to the double garage.

      A wide turned staircase leads to a lovely light landing off which are five bedrooms, all of good proportions with views and fitted cupboards and served by a family bathroom, (en suite shower room to the main bedroom) and a further shower room.

      Brushwood Hall is approached via a long part gravelled drive, flanked by neighbouring fields, which leads to the front of the house where there is ample parking. The attractive gardens provide a lovely setting for the property with paved terraces and a corner verandah continuing to the expansive lawns with mature trees, borders, established beech and hornbeam hedging. The natural pond is also surrounded by indigenous trees and underplanted with various spring bulbs. There is a kitchen garden with raised beds and fruit cages and a wide variety of fruit trees include damson, fig, quince, apple, pear and medlar. The pool is heated via a heat exchanger and screened by clipped yew hedging. Outbuildings include a summerhouse, two stables, a store room and the garaging.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I just love the elegant proportions and the setting of this excellent period family home

    Sarah HuntProperty agent

    Local information

    • Brushwood Hall is located under1 mile to the north of the village of Bethersden, voted No 1 of 50 Best Villages in the UK (south east) by The Times in 2021. With plenty to offer its community, there is a traditional butcher's, a village shop with post office, a primary school, cricket and tennis clubs, an ancient church and a community-run public house.
    • Ashford (6.5 miles), a market town since medieval times, offers a wide selection of shops, superstores, Ashford Designer Outlet and the Stour Leisure centre. Whilst the popular historic town of Tenterden (6.6 miles) has a good range of local shops along its pretty tree lined High Street. There are Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, historic public houses, coffee shops and restaurants together with independent boutiques and shops.
    • About 15 miles to the south is the historic Cinque Port of Rye with its delightful cobbled streets, antique shops, art galleries and restaurants.
    • Sport and leisure is very well catered in the area, with sporting facilities nearby including London Beach Golf Club and Spa, Tenterden Golf Club and Chart Hills Golf Club at Biddenden. There are wonderful walking and cycle trails through the beautiful Kent countryside and fishing at Tenterden Trout Waters. Chapel Down Vineyard incorporating the highly regarded Swan Restaurant and Biddenden Vineyards are both nearby. Whilst further afield there is a wide range of water sports at Camber Sands.
    • Rail links to London can be found at nearby Pluckley station (1.8 miles) or from Ashford International station (6.5 miles) where there is a high speed service to London St Pancras in 37 minutes. The M20 can be accessed via junctions 8 or 9 providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the channel tunnel, Dover and other motorway networks.
    • There are a range of schools in the area in both the state and private sectors catering for children of all ages. These include Bethersden Primary School, Tenterden Infant and Junior School, St Michael's Primary School, Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre all at Tenterden, Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, Benenden Girls School, St Ronans and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst and Sutton Valence Schools and Tonbridge School. Additionally there are boys' and girls' Grammar Schools in Ashford plus Ashford School, Ashford Friars Preparatory and The Kings School Canterbury.
    • * All distances and mileages are approximate

    Additional information

    • Services: Oil fired central heating via radiators, mains electricity, water and private drainage via a klargester.
    • Agent's Note There is a public footpath which runs across the drive.
    • Directions: From Tenterden (A28) continue through St Michaels and High Halden to Bethersden. Turn left in to Forge Hill continuing into Mill Road and at the crossroads turn left, the drive to Brushwood Hall will be found after 0.5 of a mile of the left hand side.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G