A charming Grade II listed former pair of Weavers Cottages now offering 3 double bedroom, versatile living space with many period features including two large inglenook fireplaces, off street parking and generous rear garden all within walking distance of Cranbrook Grammar School.
• Entrance Hallway
• Living Room
• Dining Room
• Kitchen /Breakfast Room with Aga
• Utility / Conservatory Room
• Downstairs Family Bathroom /WC
• Master Bedroom with Washbasin
• Two Further Double Bedrooms
• Attic Storage (with possible conversion potential STPC)
• Generous Rear Garden
• 2 Large Garden Sheds
• Walking Distance of Cranbrook School and High Street
• Off Street Parking
• Period Features
• Inglenook Fireplaces
Description: Mercers Cottage is a Grade II listed home that we understand dates back to the 16th Century when the property was used as Weavers Cottages. The property forms what originally would have been a pair of cottages of timber frame construction with brick ground floor elevations with side weather board and front elevation fish scale tile hung on the first floor, beneath a plain tiled roof with hipped end.
The property is approached over a front central path leading up to a covered porchway with side wood store and painted oak front door with black studs. The front door opens into an entrance hall area that opens through into the main living room with large brick inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, three south facing windows and exposed timber beams. A connecting door leads from the living room though into a kitchen / breakfast room with gas fired Aga, with high sloping ceiling creating a voluminous space to encompass a laundry maid clothes drying rack. A connecting door leads from the kitchen out into a rear timber frame conservatory / utility room with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer and access door out to the garden.
At the other end of the kitchen / breakfast room is access into a rear hall / stairwell off which is the family bathroom with corner jacuzzi bath with shower above, pedestal wash basin, bidet, and close coupled WC.
A connecting door leads from the hallway into the dining room which benefits from parquet flooring, large brick inglenook fireplace with pot belly wood burner and south facing front window.
An open balustrade staircase leads from the rear hallway up to a first floor landing with space for a dressing area or study area and access through into a generous master bedroom with south facing window, pedestal wash basin, built in wardrobe and large walk in cupboard within which is a wall mounted loft access ladder and hatch accessing a loft area with exposed beams and end casement window. From the master bedroom a connecting door leads through into a central double bedroom with built in cupboards, brick exposed fireplace and south facing window. A second connecting door leads from the central bedroom into a third double bedroom with south facing window and access door to second staircase that leads down into the kitchen.
Externally the property benefits at the front from a picket fenced front lawn garden and off street parking space while a shared side access path leads around to a private rear garden with paved seating area at the back of the house opening out onto a generous lawn garden with mature shrubs and trees.
Situation: Mercers Cottage is situated on the northern edge of Cranbrook, a pretty historic market town with a central high street providing a range of amenities including a diverse range of shops, supermarket, hotel, public houses, theatre and public library as well as a leisure centre, doctors and dentist surgeries. The spa town of Tunbridge Wells is approximately 15 miles distant offering further shopping and recreational facilities while closer are the market towns of Tenterden with its tree lined high street and Ashford with its large McAthurGlen designer outlet retail park. Leisure activities in the area include the local Dale Hill Golf Club and Rye Links Golf Club as well as opportunities for riding in the nearby Bedgebury Pinetum and sailing, windsurfing and fishing on Bewl Water Reservoir. Schools: There are a good range of schools in the area catering for all ages of children, including the highly regarded Cranbrook Grammar School which the property falls within the catchment area and is walkable from the property. There are also a good number of private schools in the area including Dulwich prep, St Ronan’s, Marlborough House, and Benenden. Travel and Transport: Staplehurst train station (5 miles) offers direct links to a number of London stations including Cannon Street, Charing Cross and London Bridge with services taking approximately 1 hour. There are also direct links to the high speed service from Ashford to London St.Pancras (37 minutes), and links to Eurostar trains from Ashford International. The M20 can be joined at Maidstone via the A229 and with connections to the M25 as well as via the A21.
Services: Mains Water, Drainage, Gas, and Electricity
Council Tax: Currently Band E
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Tel: 01892 526121
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Anderson Hacking on 01797 224852.
Directions: From our offices in Rye proceed out of Rye on the A268 and continue following signs for Hawkhurst for approximately 13 miles till you reach the centre of Hawkhurst where at the traffic lights turn right onto A229 heading towards Cranbrook. Proceed for a further 4 miles into Cranbrook where Mercers Cottage will be found on the left hand side next to a layby approximately 50 m before the junction of Angley Road and Waterloo Road.