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Seller Insight This Grade II Listed Wealden Hall House at Hadman Place provides the ideal family country home, exuding period charm and character both inside and out with original features such as exposed beams and large inglenook fireplaces. It was the location and lifestyle which first attracted the current owners to this fantastic property. “We moved out of London for a better way of life,” they say, “with space, fresh air and no traffic - a much healthier place to start and raise a family.” Since then, the owners have made various improvements to the property. “Over the last 14 years Hadman Place has undergone much restoration,” they say, “keeping it in exquisite condition.” With five bedrooms and five reception rooms, this property provides plenty of space for daily life and entertaining alike, especially in the spacious kitchen/breakfast room with inglenook fireplace or the impressive entrance hall. Outside, a generous driveway provides ample parking for visiting family and friends. The grounds stretch to almost 2 acres and include three paddocks and various outbuildings, all in an extremely picturesque location. Mature trees and shrubs and a natural pond punctuate various lawned and seating areas. “There are wonderful sunsets to be enjoyed in the evening,” they say, “and as the property backs onto the wildlife centre in Smarden, we can sit on the patio with a glass of wine listening to the lions roaring in the background, feeding time being at 6pm every night. It is like being on safari in Kenya!” Smarden itself is one of Kent’s best-kept, most picturesque historic villages, with over a hundred listed timber framed houses. The village has a friendly community outlook with plenty of local activities available. “Hadman Place is situated in a very small community of country houses surrounded by open farmland,” say the owners, “yet still within a short distance to local amenities such as shops, pubs, a post office, local primary school and the village church. Providing a more comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities is nearby Tenterden’s tree lined Georgian High Street, with excellent restaurants serving delicious Chinese, Indian or Turkish food, to name but a few. In addition, the location’s proximity to motorway and rail networks offers superb access back to London in just over an hour, with Ashford and Maidstone also within easy reach.” “Living here has enabled our children to attend the school of their choice, Kent’s grammar schools being among the best in the country. There are excellent comprehensive and private schools also available countywide.” “Pulling into the driveway after driving home on a Friday evening is something I will miss, as well as the children’s parties.” “The level flat paddocks are ideal for horses or ponies, our three donkeys having been very happy there!” “The house and grounds are ideal for entertaining, so we have hosted many children’s birthday celebrations and garden parties here over the years.”* * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
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DESCRIPTION Hadman Place is a stunning example of a Grade II listed Hall House and is believed to date back to the 16th century with further additions in the 17th and 18th centuries. Throughout this beautiful home there are several features such as inglenook fireplaces, exposed timbers and stone flooring. The ground floor offers spacious accommodation starting with the impressive entrance/reception room with a beautiful inglenook fireplace, family room, day room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, garden room/study, cloakroom, laundry room and an inner hall. The first floor is approached via two staircases leading to five bedrooms, three of which have en suite facilities plus a family bathroom.The master bedroom and en suite is accessed by its own staircase and the rest of the bedrooms are reached via the second staircase through the inner hall. The guest suite on the second floor comprises a bed/sitting room with an en suite shower room and toilet. Externally the property is approached via an in and out gravelled driveway with parking for several vehicles. There is a Bethersden marble path leading to the main entrance door.The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with hedges and mature shrubs. To the side is a sunken garden edged with Bethersden marble, plus a further lawned area with a well that has been capped off.There is a second vehicular access through a five bar gate leading to the rear. There is a large modern weather boarded timber building with a metal roof and this provides a garage workshop for over four vehicles and to the side and rear several stables and a hay barn.The grounds overall extend to approximately 1.8 acres and are divided into three fenced paddocks linked via 5 bar gates with a natural pond. The workshop is situated between the two main paddocks and has power, water and lighting (mains drainage is available onsite close by). There is further parking and turning for larger vehicles. RECEPTION HALL Currently used as a sitting room with a lovely inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove and exposed timbers. SITTING ROOM Large inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, exposed timbers and brickwork. Door to:
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GARDEN ROOM/STUDY Brick flooring, exposed vaulted ceiling. Access to patio area and garden. DAY ROOM Fireplace with iron range stove and timber surround. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Shaker style wall and base cupboards with working surfaces comprising a Bosch five ring stainless steel gas hob with extractor over and a Bosch hot air oven under. Wine cooler, integrated dishwasher, sink and walk in larder plus American fridge freezer. Limestone flooring, inglenook fireplace with a log burning stove. Access to the rear garden. Door to: DINING ROOM Vaulted ceiling and exposed brickwork. INNER HALL Providing access to the laundry room, cloakroom and stairways. LAUNDRY ROOM Space for washing machine and tumble dryer, oil fired central heating boiler. CLOAKROOM W.C., wash hand basin. FIRST FLOOR LANDING - WEST WING Providing access to one bedroom. BEDROOM Secluded room with brick fireplace with bressumer beam and views over the garden and fields. ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Large walk in shower, black granite tiling, W.C., wash hand basin, heated towel rail. FIRST FLOOR LANDING - EAST WING Giving access to further bedrooms and staircase to the second floor. BEDROOM Inglenook fireplace with brick hearth, exposed timbers. Views over the garden. DRESSING ROOM Providing hanging space, drawers, and shoe rack.
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BEDROOM Exposed timbers and views over the front garden. Built in wardrobe and Victorian iron fireplace. FAMILY BATHROOM Suite comprising bath with shower over, W.C., wash hand basin. Part tiling. BEDROOM Feature brick wall, vaulted ceiling, and views over the garden. Small staircase to: EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Electric shower, W.C., wash hand basin and electric heated towel rail. SECOND FLOOR LANDING GUEST SUITE Vaulted ceiling with views over front garden and fields. ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Shower cubicle, wash hand basin W.C. and an electric towel rail. THE GROUNDS Situated within well established grounds. Gravelled in and out driveway with ample parking and a Bethersden marble path leading to the front door. The grounds are divided into a well established lawned areas, a sunken garden and paddocks. There is also a second vehicular access from the main road through a five bar gate leading to the rear and leading to a modern timber farm building. This provides a garage workshop with power and light.To the side and rear are stables and a hay barn. There are three fenced paddocks and a pond. LOCATION Hadman Place is located on the outskirts of the beautiful, picturesque and historic village of Smarden. The village has a primary school, post office, country Inns and a church. The nearby village of Headcorn provides a broader range of amenities including shops, doctors surgery, Sainsburys and a main line station with services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Ashford International provides rail links to Europe and a service to London St Pancras.There is also Charing Station which provides services to Bromley South and London Victoria. Tenterden is a short distance away and provides further amenities and a leisure centre. Kent is renowned for the quality and choice of its educational system in both the public and private sector. Noteworthy schools in the area include : Ashford, Friars, Dulwich, Kings, St Edmunds, Sutton Valence, Underhill, St Ronans, Marlborough House, Cranbrook and Benenden to name but a few. Leisure pursuits in and around the area include excellent riding and walking across one of the most beautiful counties in Britain. A plethora of challenging Golf Clubs are within easy driving distance : Chart Hills, Leeds, Belmont, Ashford, Canterbury, and for those who wish to pop over to France the course at Le Touquet beckons.
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Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Copyright ÂŠ 2018 Fine & Country Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg No. 06959315 Registered Office: Morgan Alexander Kent Ltd (formerly Fine & Country Kent Ltd.) 36 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BS. Printed 16.05.2018
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