2 bed apartment for sale in Lillesden House, Hastings Road, TN18 (ref: 311795)Shortlist
What it's got?
GUIDE PRICE £525,000 - £550,000
We are delighted to present this stunning two-bedroom apartment in Grade II listed building Lillesden House in Hawkhurst, Kent. This is a unique opportunity to own and live in a property situated in the most spectacular setting on the private grounds of a 28-acre estate in the beautiful Kent countryside. Originally a school built in 1855 by banking magnate Edward Lloyd, co-founder of NatWest, the house has been completely refurbished into what is now 14 luxury homes.
The property benefits from being on a private gated estate, having 28 acres of beautifully landscaped and exceptionally well-maintained grounds, a private car park, patio, stunning views, and indoor communal areas that embrace the breath-taking architecture of the French Gothic Chateau style. Inside the apartment comprises two generously large double bedrooms including a walk-in wardrobe to the master suite, a spacious open-plan living room with dining area and a bespoke kitchen, a family bathroom, an ensuite shower to the master bedroom, a utility room, and access to a wonderful roof terrace.
The apartment is immaculately presented in subtle neutral décor really making the most of the original features such as the coving, window frames and decorative plasterwork. It has impressively high ceilings in every room which the current owner has made intelligent use of with custom built high storage units. Also, there is underfloor heating throughout, and remote-controlled blinds. The grandeur of the classic interior design is whole-heartedly embraced, really making the most of the sophisticated and stylish panelling and framing around the window bay to the front of the apartment, beautifully framing the fabulous views over the estate. The main living area is an exceptionally bright and inviting space. The width and depth of the room is matched by the height of the ceiling. The kitchen is bespoke and is both aesthetically pleasing and practical, with stylish fixtures and fittings that include an island, extra tall cupboards as well as built-in pantry. The kitchen comes with two integrated ovens and a hob. The roof terrace can be accessed from a window to the side of the kitchen. Off the dining area is a door into the utility room, which also includes high built storage.
Down the hallway is the family bathroom, another room that screams luxury. With marble panelling along the bath, and a separate shower, complete with modern fixtures and fittings but with a classic feel, it perfectly combines contemporary design with echoes of the traditional style of the building. The master bedroom, larger than some apartments, has a custom-built walk-in wardrobe with so much hanging space and drawer storage for clothes and gives the impression it is almost a room in itself. Two huge sash windows flood the space with natural light and provide another access point to the roof terrace. The ensuite shower is immaculate, is adorned with modern grey tiles, and comes with stylish fixtures and fittings including a large shower. The second bedroom is also a generously sized room and has incredible views over the grounds from two large sash windows.
Outside, apart from the rolling greenery of the lovely grounds, there is a private car park which includes resident parking and some visitor spaces, and a bike store. As you enter the estate from the electric gates you follow a long winding gravel driveway, passing an orchard. With plenty of space to explore and relax in this setting is ideal for anyone from a young individual or couple, a family, or the senior generation. The serenity of the location coupled with the expansive luscious grass areas and trees, are ideal for getting out and spending time together.
Located on the outskirts of Hawkhurst, just off the A229 and within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property is well served by supermarkets, a selection of local shops, The Queens Inn luxury hotel, restaurant and pub, a small independent digital cinema, as well as the convenience of having a doctors surgery, a dentist, a chemist, a petrol station, various takeaways including Indian and Chinese. There is also a selection of pubs such as 'The Great House', which is more of a 16th century gastro pub. For travel Etchingham Station is 4.4miles away, just a short drive, for fast links into central London. By road you are only a few minutes away from the A21 which takes you to Royal Tunbridge Wells, and also to Hastings and Rye, fantastic places to spend time at the weekends. Several notable public and private schools are available including Marlborough House, Vinehall, Claremont, St Ronans, and over in Cranbrook and Tunbridge Wells for excellent secondary and grammar schools, whilst Hawkhurst itself caters for primary school age.
This fantastic property is well worth a visit to truly appreciate what is on offer, so call the team at Knight Edmonds today for more information and to book a viewing.
Stamp Duty Due
Based on a sale price of £525,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:
Last updated: The calculators have been updated following the introduction of a stamp duty holiday until 30th June 2021.
* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.
- Status: Available
- Reference: 311795