Savills | High Street, Cowden, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7JB | Property for sale
540.79 sq m(5,821 sq ft)
Guide price £1,695,950

High StreetCowden, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7JB


    Key features

    • An impressive Grade II listed house with adaptable and spacious family accommodation
    • set within delightful gardens in the heart of this historic village
    • ideally placed for Cowden mainline station with commuter services to London
    • choice of primary school, senior schools in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, including grammars
    • well proportioned modern kitchen/breakfast, double drawing room, two further reception rooms and a separate study
    • self-contained cottage with private entrance
    • established cottage gardens of just under an acre
    • garaging with stores

    A deceptively large character house and annexed cottage in the heart of this charming village.

    About this property

    • A deceptively spacious Grade II listed residence, located right in the heart of the village, opposite the Church and providing an abundance of character accommodation.

      Originally the stable buildings to the former Crown Inn, which is next door, and converted to a residential dwelling, the structure of Gainsford House probably dates back to the sixteenth or seventeenth century and incorporates delightful features, including exposed timbers, traditional oak doors and leaded light windows and attractive fireplaces, one with the original bread oven.

      The property has been the subject of considerable updating works over the years to an appropriately high standard, including a smart, modern kitchen with a four oven Aga.

      There are also a good number quality individual bathrooms and a surprising modern design detail to the breakfast room, with the double height galleried landing and roof lantern above, providing a contrasting bright area with a modern twist, which complements the traditional feel of most of the other parts of the property. However, typically of such an old building, the property is now in need of some further attention.

      The accommodation is supplemented by a secondary self-contained cottage with a discreet private entrance through to an inner courtyard and linking to the main house at first floor level, creating huge flexibility to configure the bedroom accommodation as required.

      There are also useful outbuildings including the garage block with a large room over and a workshop, known as the Bake House and ample parking reached through a gated archway.

      The garden lies to the rear and is beautifully laid out, with well stocked beds and borders, shrubs and trees and expansive lawned areas wrapping around a formal rose garden, with orchard and vegetable garden beyond.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A wonderful period feel and much bigger than expected and with further potential too, all in an attractive village setting. For me, one that must be seen to fully appreciate.

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Cowden is a sought-after historic village, popular with families and with an active local community and village hall and Gainsford House is located right in the heart, opposite the 14th century Church in the High Street.
    • The Fountain Inn, recreation ground with a cricket club and tennis club, playing fields and playground are all within a few hundred yards.
    • Tunbridge Wells is about 9.5 miles and East Grinstead about 7 miles, both main towns offering extensive shopping, cafes, restaurants and entertainment amenities, whilst Edenbridge lies about 4.1 miles to the north.
    • There are golf clubs at Holtye (about 1.1 miles) and Sweetwoods Park (about 0.8 miles).
    • Mainline rail: Locally Cowden station which is about 1.2 miles, with services to London Bridge and Victoria, Tunbridge Wells (London Bridge/ Charing Cross/Cannon Street), East Grinstead (London Victoria) and Hildenborough (about 9.8 miles) just one stop down from Sevenoaks to London Bridge/Charing Cross and Cannon Street).
    • State and private schools: Primary schools in Hartfield, Hever and Edenbridge, preparatory schools including Holmewood House (Langton Green), Notre Dame (Lingfield), Brambletye (East Grinstead), Michael Hall Steiner School, independent senior schools include Bedes in Upper Dicker, Worth (Turners Hill), Hurst (Haywards Heath), Eastbourne College, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. Kent grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage, oil-fired central heating.
    • Outgoings: Sevenoaks District Council (01732) 227000, Gainsford Cottage ‘A', Gainsford House ‘H'
    • Directions: Leave Tunbridge Wells heading west on the A264 towards East Grinstead, turning off to the right past Blackham towards Edenbridge on the B2026. Turn off to left signposted to Cowden, heading into the village, where the house will be quickly found on the right, opposite the Church. Proceed under the arch to park.
    • EPC Exempt