Offers Over £1,500,000
Tree Tops, Mockbeggar Lane, Benenden, Cranbrook
    5 bedroom detached house for sale


    • Secluded, immaculately presented modern family home
    • Stunning countryside views
    • Versatile accommodation of over 4,500 SQ.FT
    • Approx. 3 acres
    • 2 Bedroom annex which could be incorporated into main house
    • A natural pond set in ancient bluebell woodland with entertaining jetty

    Occupying a quiet location along a sought after country lane, in a rural yet not isolated location, convenient for Benenden village and both Cranbrook and Tenterden Town Centres. Surrounded by rolling fields and countryside, nestling within a mature plot incorporating formal gardens and woodland. Providing an idyllic and charming setting for this detached, individually and architect designed property circa 1970's which has been the subject of extensive and imaginative modernisation by the current owners. The current vendors have put in 2 new boilers, it has been fully re-wired in both the 'Annexe' and the 'Main House', there is an EV car charger point, CAT 6 Network cabling throughout, security cameras, 4G StarLink Internet, ADT Burglar Alarm (Linked to Police), Fire Alarm (Linked to Fire Station), Intelligent outdoor sensor lights. The property occupies a slightly elevated position therefore taking full advantage of the surrounding views, and can be approached either via the front drive/parking leading to the integral garaging, or via a secondary drive with further parking leading to the detached barn styled double garaging. Offering extremely flexible, well proportioned and presented accommodation as one large family home, or with the potential for a separate ANNEXE, if required, supporting comfortable multi generational living. Many of the rooms are at least double aspect affording great light and views, there is a large terrace ideal for entertaining with an outside kitchen and lighting, sheltered hot tub, all benefiting from woodland and countryside views, all within grounds of just under 3 acres.

    Set in a superb rural location, but not too far away from the picturesque, sought after village of Benenden, offering a community store, butchers, primary school and a popular public house/restaurant. Ideally situated with easy access to the larger, popular towns of Cranbrook and Tenterden, and about 9 miles from the main line station at Staplehurst offering frequent direct services to London (the journey taking just under an hour), and Ashford International. The A21 gives access to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the M20 to Dover. There is plenty of choice for excellent schooling, and access to many local attractions including a number of vineyards, castles and historic woodland walks.

    From our office proceed down the High Street into Stone Street and take the first right onto the Hill. Continue to the fork in the road, keeping to the left, signposted Tenterden. Continue for just under 4 miles, and on a slight left hand bend, turn right into Mockbeggar Lane. Continue for 0.7 of a mile, Tree Tops will be found on the right hand side.

    Accommodation (Main House).
    Ground Floor

    Inset canopy with entrance door with glass panel to : -

    Entrance hall:- Parquet flooring, stairs down to lower ground floor, storage cupboard with shelving and housing the 'dumb waiter' to the basement for ease of bringing up the logs. Doors to

    Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast/Dining/Living Room:- A large, multi purpose practical family room with quadruple aspect, large windows to the front, side and rear with far reaching views. Comprehensive fitted kitchen in charcoal grey faced wall and base units, soft close pan drawers, internal cutlery drawers, luxury laminate worktops, twin bowl sink, 2 Samsung Smart built in electric ovens and grill, (1 with plate warmer), 4 ring induction hob, large integral fridge & freezer, dishwasher, pantry cupboard with pull out drawers, recycling shoot down into lower ground floor, and underfloor heating. Breakfast bar extending into a drinks/bar area, wine fridge and 1.5 bowl sink with cupboards underneath.
    The dining area has plenty of room for a table seating up to 10 people. The L- shaped living area benefits from a large fixed picture window to the side and rear bi-folds opening onto the generous terrace affording far reaching country views towards Hemsted forest, feature wall mounted contemporary circular wall hung wood burner, Harrods 3 piece suite to be included, parquet flooring, stairs to 1st Floor, and opening back to entrance hall.

    Cloakroom:- built in full height shoe storage rack, with cupboard beneath. Suite comprising low level WC, sink in vanity unit with glass splash back.

    Family Room:- parquet flooring, full wall length and height storage cupboards, windows with views, and stable door to:-

    Lobby:- window to front, coat hanging space, sliding door to:-

    Ironing Room:- window to front, full height storage cupboards.

    Lower Ground Floor

    Served by a sliding door into insulated double garage with power and light, and up and over door, and doors to:-

    Plant Room:- with oil boiler, shelving, wall mounted fusebox and electric meter.

    Gym:- with storage cupboard housing the recycling shoot, media control box with connection to the CCTV and sky. .

    1st Floor

    Landing/Study Area :- window to front, storage cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Doors to:-

    Main Bedroom :- double aspect windows, 2 full height wardrobes with bi-folding doors, sliding glass door to:-

    Ensuite:- window to rear with stunning view, wall hung basin in vanity unit, heated towel rail, shaver point, low level WC, and walk in shower.

    Bedroom:- window to side, full height mirrored wardrobes, and eaves storage cupboard.

    Bathroom:- White suite comprising bath, walk in shower, low level WC, twin wall hung wash hand basins, and heated towel rail.

    Bedroom:- window to front, and built in wardrobes.

    Second entrance door into rest of main house or forming access into the annexe if required into:-

    2nd Entrance hall:- stairs rising to 1st Floor with understairs storage cupboard housing the fuse box, and doors to :-

    2nd Cloakroom:- low level WC and wash hand basin.

    Main house Utility Room or annexe Kitchen:- Comprehensively fully fitted in a range of units. Underfloor heating, fitted sink with drainer, storage cupboard housing the 2nd boiler with pressurised water storage tank. Worktops with spaces for fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    Main house home office/study or annexe sitting room:- L shaped with 2 windows to the rear with stunning views.

    1st Floor

    Landing: - with loft access, window to front, built in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, and doors to:-

    Shower Room:- window to front, white suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin set in vanity unit, and shower cubicle.

    Bedroom:- double aspect windows, built in double wardrobes, and super views.

    Bedroom: - built in small double cabin style bed, with single bed above, and window to front with views.


    The grounds are certainly considered a feature of this property, (just under 3 acres) being well planned. Mature with formal garden flanked on either side by ancient Bluebell Woodland, which is fenced (deer proof). In the largest section there are walk/pathways, leading down to an entertaining/seating platform with power and wifi, with a separate access via a five bar gate back onto Mockbeggars Lane. To the other section of woodland there is a useful outbuilding for mowers etc, and a chicken run. The slightly elevated front drive provides parking for several vehicles and leads to the double integral garage. Stone retained walls with mature shrubs, and steps up to a front lawn. Side gates to either side of the property. Access to enclosed modern oil tank, private septic tank, and pathway leading into one of the adjoining Bluebell woodland areas. Directly to the rear of the property is an large stone paved terrace featuring an outdoor kitchen, ideal for al-fresco entertaining and a further patio area with hot and cold water shower, hot tub, taking advantage of the sunsets and overlooking the beautiful gardens laid mainly to lawn, interspersed by mature trees, including Magnolia, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and Camellias, and kids zip wire. The garden slopes slightly down taking advantage of the far reaching views over Hemsted Forest.

    The 2nd drive has an with electric gate, parking, and leads to a double detached timber garage with 2 double opening doors, power and light, catslide roof to the rear extending as a log store.

    Agents Note: - Ashford Borough Council. Tax Band G. In line with money laundering regulations (5th directive) all purchasers will be required to allow us to verify their identity and their financial situation in order to proceed.

    There is a convenient public footpath which runs along the edge of the woodland, separately fenced, located near the 5 bar gated entrance off Mockbeggar Lane, furthest from the house leading directly into Hemsted Forest.

    Council Tax Band: G
    Tenure: Freehold
    Reference: RS2214

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