Savills | Hegg Hill, Smarden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8NX | Property for sale
3,893 sq ft(361.67 sq m)
Guide price £1,395,000

Hegg HillSmarden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8NX

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2022
  • Very well presented interiors
  • Bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room
  • Landscaped garden, field and woodland
  • 1.2 miles from the picturesque village of Smarden
  • Train stations in Headcorn and Pluckley with frequent services to London

A handsome Grade II Listed six/seven bedroom family property set within delightful established gardens with land.

About this property

  • Hegg Hill House is a very handsome Grade II listed house believed to date in part from the 16th century with later 18th and 21st century additions. With mellow brick façade, this delightful home, set within attractive landscaped gardens, has been sympathetically refurbished by the current owners, retaining much of the original charm and period features whilst incorporating stylish modern day comforts, all finished to a high standard.

    With versatile, very well presented accommodation over three floors, a significant feature of the property are the high ceilings to the majority of rooms, exposed timbers, beams and exposed brick or oak flooring.

    Reception rooms comprise an attractive sitting room with open fireplace, a formal dining room with view and access to the outdoor entertaining terrace and garden, a family room and a lovely dual aspect study with painted wall panelling, arched recess and wood burning stove.

    The kitchen/breakfast room, completely refitted by the vendors, has a range of bespoke walnut cupboards complemented by Quartz work surfaces. Appliances include an Everhot electric three oven stove, a Neff oven and microwave, two boiling water taps and a dishwasher. There is space for a fridge/freezer.

    Completing the ground floor accommodation is a utility room with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer, a cloakroom and a wine store.

    Access to the first floor can be gained via an elegant wide staircase from the double height hall, with a secondary oak staircase leading down to the dining room. Over the first and second floors there are six/seven bedrooms which are served by three shower rooms (two being en suite). The vaulted principal bedroom suite on the second floor is a lovely room, with a contemporary shower room.

    Hegg Hill House is approached through a wide electric timber gate and over a pebble drive, where there is ample parking in front of the house. The double garage, currently used as a gym and an adjacent store room lie to the south west of the house.
    The expansive gardens, designed by Sean McGeachy, feature a substantial terrace ideal for ‘al fresco' dining with BBQ area, expansive lawns under planted with spring bulbs, deep herbaceous borders and varieties of mature trees and shrubs stretch away from the house towards the partially unfenced field which is down to grazing. There is an enclosed kitchen garden area, a greenhouse and irrigation system. The field has a pond and separate vehicular access from the road.
    Outbuildings comprise a garage (currently used as a gym) with store room and a timber shed in the field. Planning permission
    20/00858/AS has been granted for the extension of the garage to form an additional outbuilding.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This really is a wonderful family lifestyle home with so much charm and character, I love the eclectic mix of old and new

Duncan PetrieProperty agent

Local information

  • Shopping: The picturesque village of Smarden (1.2 miles) has a variety of amenities including a community-run general store, a butchers/grocer, art gallery, village school and several public houses.
  • Mainline Rail Services: Headcorn (3.2 miles) and Pluckley (3.7 miles) have frequent services to London with access to London Victoria from Charing (7.6 miles). Ashford International (10.6 miles) has a high speed service to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
  • Education: There is an excellent range of schools in the area in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary levels.
  • Communications: The M25 can be accessed via the M20 at junction 8 providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and other motorway networks.
  • *All distance and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Agent's Note We understand that our vendor is in the process of lodging the area of woodland with the Land Registry.
  • Directions: From Savills office in Cranbrook proceed to Wilsley Pound roundabout. Take the A262 to Sissinghurst and Biddenden. In Biddenden turn left onto the A274 towards Headcorn. Proceed for about 1.8 miles and turn right onto Bell Lane. Continue along this road for about 2.4 miles and the drive to Hegg Hill House will be found on the left hand side.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold