Character village home with views and a working kitchen bell station


    Clevelands is a classic Grade II listed residence dating from the early 17th century which has subsequently been extended with Gothic revival influences.

    Located in the pretty Kentish village of Benenden, there are idyllic views from the first floor over the village green to the Parish Church of St George opposite.

    Internally, the property displays a wealth of period features, including beams, timbers and wide floorboards, as well as an original oak staircase, a range of decorative fireplaces and wood panelling. There is also a combination of multi-paned casement and arched Gothic style windows, many of which have the original window shutters. A particularly delightful feature is the working bell station in the kitchen.

    Good levels of storage are provided throughout, and the extensive attic above provides potential for conversion, subject to planning consents.

    A self-contained annexe provides income potential or a useful additional space for guests.

    On the ground floor is an entrance hall, drawing room, study, kitchen/diner, utility room/scullery, cloakroom and conservatory, while the first floor boasts a superb master suite, three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and another WC.

    The annexe has a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

    The grounds are a delight, incorporating established trees, beds and borders, all surrounded by mature hedging.

    The garden area amounts to about an acre and is mainly laid to lawn, with paved and brick pathways leading around the house, passing through pergolas and trellising to the rest of the grounds, where there is also a productive orchard.

    There are cast iron gates opening to an in-and-out gravel driveway at the front. A secondary drive to the north-west boundary leads to further parking and garaging.

    There are a number of outbuildings, including a brick-built store attached to the annexe, a detached building which offers garden storage, plus a generous detached single garage.



    • Classic Grade II listed village house
    • Sought-after village location
    • Very well presented
    • Period features
    • Entrance hall
    • Drawing room
    • Study
    • Cloakroom
    • Kitchen/diner
    • Utility room
    • Scullery
    • Conservatory
    • Master suite with bedroom, dressing room and shower room
    • Three further bedrooms
    • Family bathroom
    • Second WC
    • Self-contained one-bedroom annexe
    • Garage and parking
    • Outbuildings
    • Gardens and grounds
    • Almost one acre in total

    For sale through Jackson-Stops and Staff Cranbrook 
    01580 720000 |