Kentwater House is a magnificent Grade II listed property understood to date from the 16th century, with later additions. The beautifully presented interior retains its period character and charm while incorporating state-of-the art features, including a home cinema, programmable zoned heating and sensor taps, as well as recently upgraded bathrooms and a spruced-up kitchen.
The house opens to an entrance vestibule with a door to an entrance hall that has a travertine floor, cloaks cupboard, new staircase and newly refurbished cloakroom. The triple-aspect drawing room has a beamed ceiling and a fine inglenook fireplace with a brick beehive hood over a log-burning stove. There is a sitting room with log burner and a secondary staircase to the first floor, as well as a cinema room with a projector and screen (available by separate negotiation). The refurbished kitchen/breakfast room has an extensive range of hand-built units by Chartwell Kitchens with granite work surfaces, an oil-fired Aga and integrated appliances. Off this room is a utility/boiler room with an archway to a laundry/boot room.
On the first floor is a master bedroom with steps down to a family bathroom, and four further bedrooms – two en-suite.
The house is approached over a short driveway, where a pair of five-bar gates lead to a gravel turning and parking area. There is planning permission for a detached Heritage-style double garage.
The main garden is south and west facing with a brick terrace. Lawns lead down to a croquet lawn, a rotating timber-built garden chalet and a small orchard. There is also a side garden with an area of woodland. In all the property extends to about one and a third acres.
AT A GLANCE
HARTFIELD ROAD, COWDEN
- Grade II listed country house
- Dating from the 16th century
- Fully refurbished
- State-of-the-art and character features
- Entrance hall
- Cinema room
- Drawing room
- Sitting room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room
- Boot room
- Five bedrooms, two en-suite
- Family bathroom
- Parking and permission for a garage
- Gardens and grounds of 1.3 acres
For sale through Jackson-Stops & Staff Tunbridge Wells
01892 521700 | www.jackson-stops.co.uk