This quintessential oak-framed 17th-century cottage has been sympathetically updated with a fresh modern finish which enhances its many attractive period features.
Lying within lovely gardens, and enjoying a southerly aspect to the rear, Pimms Cottage is ideally located about half a mile from the centre of Matfield village.
The property offers scope to further enhance the living space, with planning and listed buildings consent to replace the conservatory with a larger garden room and convert of one of the garages for useful additional guest accommodation.
The ground floor opens to a porch/boot room and leads into a lobby with wide oak flooring. There is a sitting room in the oldest part of the house with oak wall and ceiling beams, painted wood panel doors and a substantial brick inglenook fireplace fitted with a wood-burning stove. A spacious study has a quarry-tiled floor and is fitted with built-in cupboards, and a stylish country kitchen features oak flooring, an oil-fired Aga and modern units. This is open plan to the dining room and has doors out to the conservatory.
The bedrooms are on the top two floors, with a master bedroom with en-suite shower room and a further double bedroom on the first floor, and two good-sized bedrooms on the second floor. The character family bathroom, with oak flooring and a lovely outlook over the garden through a large sash window, is fitted with a ball and claw bath and also serves as a laundry room, with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
The mature, well-screened gardens are of particular note, and are divided into several areas by trimmed hedges, offering a great space for children and animals. There is a brick terrace, a level lawn, a meadow area and a separate lawned area ideal for more informal play.
Electric gates from the road open on to a gravel driveway and a courtyard which provides good space for parking and turning in front of a substantial brick-built garage block.
AT A GLANCE
CRITTENDEN ROAD, MATFIELD
- Grade II listed character cottage
- Stylish interior
- Lovely location
- Planning permission for ground floor extension and conversion of garage into an annexe
- Entrance porch/boot room
- Inner hall
- Sitting room
- Kitchen open plan to dining room
- Master bedroom with en-suite
- Three further bedrooms over top two floors
- Family bathroom
- Substantial garage block
- Beautiful gardens
- Around 0.54 of an acre
For sale through Savills Tunbridge Wells
01892 507000 | www.savills.co.uk