A significant portion of a 15th Century, Grade II listed farmhouse with 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms located in a glorious rural setting close to both Horsmonden and Brenchley and bursting with period features. An adjoining barn accompanies the sale which could be developed, subject to the necessary planning consents.
Bushes Farmhouse has been thoughtfully and sympathetically renovated by the current owners to create a beautiful rural retreat. The house has been a much loved family home, with spacious and well considered accommodation provided over three floors. The views back down towards the house and over adjoining countryside are beautiful, and the lawned gardens, paddock and orchard are a welcome addition. The wide entrance hall is impressive and the primary sitting room is a wonderful space. A second family room is accessed opposite the kitchen, with alcove shelving and an enormous open fireplace. The kitchen, with Aga, stone floors, exposed brick chimney and magnificent vaulted beamed ceiling to the dining area has a true country kitchen feel. A utility space and the third reception room lead from the kitchen – perfect as a children’s play-room or study. On the first floor, the dual aspect master bedroom is very spacious with en suite bathroom and roll top bath and a dressing area. The family bathroom and two bedrooms complete the accommodation on this floor. The remaining three bedrooms and shower room are on the second floor, which would make the most perfect floor for children.
Accessed at the end of a private lane, Bushes Farmhouse is a very happy house, adored by its current owners and offering very accessible accommodation with a traditional period layout. The kitchen truly is the heart of this house with a warming Aga, but also with space for an electric oven. The garden is accessed from the kitchen, as is the adjoining utility space making it a very practical space for a family buyer. The current owners even have a dedicated row of hooks for the dog leads! The dual aspect sitting room is a very elegant room, and the additional two reception rooms mean there is ample space for everyone. The oak floorboards in the master bedroom are some of the widest we have seen – absolutely striking and a reminder of this house’s 15th Century roots. There are period features in abundance - Georgian styled sash windows and staircase, excellent ceiling heights, dado rails, open fireplaces, original beams and oak floorboards. The separate barn is a fantastic space, perfect for a variety of needs from party venue to teenage den, and could even be converted, subject to the necessary planning consents. The house is so welcoming and its position takes advantage of the rural setting, but with neighbours nearby nearby, there is no sense of isolation. The paddock and orchard add to the charm of this house – this really is country living at its best.
Bushes Farmhouse is located in a rural position but within close proximity to the pretty village of Horsmonden in Kent which has a good selection of local amenities. Paddock Wood station is circa 3 miles away, with direct services to London Charing Cross and London Bridge and busy and popular town of Cranbrook is circa 10 miles away. Tunbridge Wells is approximately 9 miles distant and boasts excellent commercial and leisure facilities with well-regarded restaurants and excellent shopping opportunities. There are excellent schooling options in the area within both the state and independent sectors, including those in the sought-after Kent Grammar system. The impressive, award-winning Bluewater Shopping Centre is within 40 minutes' drive and if you want to escape to the lovely south coast, then the beaches can be reached within an hour.