High Street, Cowden, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7JD | Property for sale | Savills
5,216 sq ft(484.58 sq m)
Guide price £2,000,000

High StreetCowden, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7JD


    Key features

    • In the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    • Six bedroom period property with a separate two bedroom cottage
    • Grade II listed barn and further outbuildings
    • Tennis court and heated swimming pool with an outdoor kitchen area
    • In all about 7.72 acres
    • On the edge of the popular village of Cowden

    A secluded village house with a fine outlook and an additional two bedroom cottage, outbuildings, stabling, swimming pool, and tennis court, in about 7.72 acres

    About this property

    • Situated in an enviable position at the end of the High Street in the sought-after village of Cowden, The Priors is a flexible family home offering considerable potential and an abundance of character, including exposed beams, an impressive inglenook fireplace and leaded light windows. Having been extended historically, the accommodation now comprises an attractive entrance hall, a charming drawing room with an inglenook fireplace, two further reception rooms with character fireplaces, a study with French doors opening onto the terrace and gardens beyond, a traditional style kitchen with a separate utility room, along with a separate boot room.

      The first floor can be accessed via two staircases, one rising from the entrance hall and a further rising from the family room. The principal bedroom is of particular note, enjoying a dressing area and en suite bathroom, whilst bedroom two benefits from far-reaching views across the gardens, paddock and landscape beyond. There are three further bedrooms on this floor, with another bedroom and storage room offered on the second floor. In addition to the main house, there is ancillary accommodation in the form of Stable Cottage; a delightful detached two bedroom property with a rear terrace and garden.

      There is also a substantial and impressive, detached Grade II listed barn, together with a brick built open-fronted stable and workshop offering good potential, subject to any necessary planning permission and consents.

      Outside, the heated swimming pool with a delightful terrace and an outdoor kitchen area offers an ideal area for entertaining friends and family. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees, a selection of terraces to enjoy, and a wonderful outlook across the landscape beyond.

      The adjoining fenced paddock slopes away from the property and can be accessed via a separate gate onto Butterwell Lane. A further two stables and a tack room are offered opposite the tennis court. There is a gate to the South of the boundary, opening onto a public Bridleway (represented by a blue dashed line on the boundary plan), and a public footpath (represented by a green dashed line) providing country walks towards the East, and adjoining St Mary's Church and the High Street beyond to the West. The driveway offers extensive parking, together with a garage for further parking/storage.

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    'I think looking for a true 'village country house', is almost impossible to find, but this is one of those very special places offering great potential, which is a bit like having 'a mini country estate' combined with the convenience of an old Rectory!

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Priors is located in the heart of the sought-after and historic village of Cowden, which is a popular choice for families, with an active local community and surrounded by beautiful countryside being within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    • Local amenities include the 14th century church. village hall, the Fountain Inn, a traditional village pub which offers good food, the recreation ground with its cricket club and tennis club, playing fields and a childrens' playground.
    • The large towns of Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead are approximately 9.5 miles and 7 miles respectively, both offering extensive shopping, cafes, restaurants and entertainment amenities, whilst the smaller town of Edenbridge lies approximately 4.1 miles to the north, with a Waitrose supermarket, and Sevenoaks is approximately 12.3 miles.
    • There are golf clubs at Holtye (approximately 2.6 miles) and the Royal Ashdown at Forest Row (approximately 8 miles) and historic houses in the surrounding villages including Hever Castle and Gardens and Penshurst Place. The expansive open spaces of the historic Ashdown Forest, made famous by AA Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories, include horse riding and walking trails, reached within approximately six miles.
    • Mainline rail: Locally Cowden station, where there is free parking, is approximately a mile, with services to London Bridge and Victoria, Tunbridge Wells (London Bridge/Charing Cross/Cannon Street), East Grinstead (London Victoria) and Hildenborough (approximately 9.8 miles) which is just one stop down from Sevenoaks to London Bridge/Charing Cross and Cannon Street).
    • State and private schools: There are village primary schools in Hartfield, Hever, Chiddingstone and Edenbridge, preparatory schools include Holmewood House (Langton Green), Brambletye (East Grinstead), Lingfield College, Michael Hall Steiner School. There are sought-after Kent grammar schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, with an annexe in Sevenoaks, and independent senior schools including Bedes in Upper Dicker, Worth (Turners Hill), Hurst (Haywards Heath), Eastbourne College, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge.
    • The M25 (Junction 6) is accessible via the B2026 to Edenbridge and the A25, linking from there to the M23, London, the South Coast, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water, electricity and draining. Oil central heating.
    • Situated in Cowden Conservation Area and High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    • Outgoings: Sevenoaks District Council.
    • The Priors Council Tax Band: H.
    • Stable Cottage Council Tax Band: B.
    • Please note: The barn is Grade II listed. It's not established whether the property is curtilage listed. Buyer to make their own investigations.
    • Directions: TN8 7JD
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H