A beautifully presented 5 bedroom house, recently extended to provide spacious accommodation throughout on a very generous and secluded plot in the heart of Brenchley.
1 Broad Oak Close is a wonderful family home, well positioned in the popular village of Brenchley. The house is tastefully decorated in neutral tones throughout and has been recently extended to provide a useful utility room. The plot is very generous in size and extremely private - the Indian Sandstone patio is a magnificent space for entertaining and the large garden is laid to lawn. A double garage adjoins the house, providing both secure parking and plentiful storage.
The entrance hall is at the heart of this house, with the ground floor accommodation flowing from it. The drawing room with feature fireplace and alcove shelving has doors leading to the patio and two large windows to the front, flooding this room with light. The room is decorated beautifully, in cool tones with an oak floor that continues throughout much of the downstairs. The adjacent study is a very practical space with plentiful open shelving and a lovely aspect to the rear garden. The dual aspect family room is a lovely space with a full size built in cabinet / shelving unit running the length of one wall – fabulous for storage.
The accommodation continues downstairs with the large eat in kitchen with space for a range cooker and American fridge/freezer. A range of base and wall units wrap around the room, leading into an open space with plenty of room for a large dining table. A large pantry cupboard and excellent utility room are accessed from the kitchen. A small cloakroom is also located on the ground floor.
Upstairs, there are 3 double bedrooms; one very good size double with large built in wardrobes, a smaller double and 2 further single bedrooms, all decorated beautifully and luxurious family bathroom, immaculately presented and of a very good size with shower over the bath. The master suite is very special with a dual aspect, walk in wardrobe and elegant bathroom with freestanding slipper bath and a large walk in shower. The landing provides easy access to the loft, via a pull down ladder, which has huge potential for conversion, subject to the necessary planning permission.
To the front of the property there is space for 2 cars to park and a large double garage sits beside the house. This could of course be adapted to provide further accommodation if required, subject to the necessary consents. The rear garden is an excellent size, with a large Indian Sandstone patio that wraps around to the side of the house and a very generous lawn. The outside space is certainly large enough for the addition of an outbuilding, summer house or even the installation of a swimming pool (subject to necessary consents).
1 Broad Oak Close is a much loved family home, and this is apparent in its presentation and in the improvements the current owners have made to the house. The storage is excellent and each room plays a real part in offering a well laid out house, with really useable space, perfectly designed for the family market. The décor is timeless and elegant with thoughtful touches made throughout, such as the large and practical area of shelving in the family snug. Even the utility room when it was added on by the current owners was thoughtfully designed, with a vaulted window making it feel light and bright. This lightness is felt throughout the house thanks to the numerous windows and the south westerly facing garden, and the bathrooms have been renovated to give them a contemporary feel. The house and garden are extremely private and not overlooked by neighbours, yet it sits in the centre of the thriving village of Brenchley.
Broad Oak Close is in the centre of thriving Brenchley and is within walking distance of "Terry’s" – the well regarded butcher, the Post Office for essentials, The Little Bull Café and All Saints' Church. There are excellent local secondary school options within both the state and independent sectors, including those in sought-after Kent Grammar system. Paddock Wood ( 2.7 miles) has a large Waitrose supermarket, a department store, coffee houses and a mainline station serving Central London in approximately 50 minutes. The vibrant spa town of Tunbridge Wells is only circa 7 miles away and has an excellent range of recreational and shopping facilities and a wide selection of well-regarded restaurants. Ashford International (circa 25 miles), Gatwick Airport (circa 30) and Heathrow Airport (circa 60 miles) are all easily accessible as the wider road network via the A21 is circa 3 miles distant.