Friendly Green, Cowden, Edenbridge
    6 bedroom detached house for sale
    Six-bedroom Grade II listed period property sits on approximately a 2.48 acre plot surrounded by open countryside and plenty of walks. Potential to convert a detached redundant timber cattle barn, with its own private 1 acre paddock. The current owners have received planning advice and it is understood that the barn could be converted and used as an annexe or home office. Fabulous opportunity to acquire a substantial private & secluded family residence (3,218 sq ft, plus cellar and outbuildings) situated only a 7-minute walk from Cowden mainline train station and around a 15-minute walk from the historic village of Cowden. The property is approached via a shared private drive and has been a family home for many years. There is potential STPC to extend the property.

    • Grade II listed link-attached property via a short party wall with the adjacent property
    • 3,218 square feet, excluding cellar of 264 sq ft and outbuildings totalling 688 sq ft
    • 6 double bedrooms, 2 with en-suites and further family bathroom
    • 3 reception rooms plus study, utility room and ground floor WC
    • Double garage
    • Detached timber barn ideal for conversion to granny annex or home office, STPC: Architects plans available
    • 2.48 acre plot: approximately
    • Extensive grounds with paddock and wildflower meadow
    • Period features throughout
    • 8 minute walk to Cowden mainline train station with direct trains to London Bridge (53 mins)
    • Large and secluded gardens
    • Hidden entertaining area including firepit, log-fired pizza oven and Pétanque court
    • Fibreoptic internet to the premises (FTTP) - current speeds of 900 MBPS
    • Direct access from field to Public Footpath and beautiful dog walks, with a number pubs walkable
    • Parking for several cars, including Ohme Electric Car Charger

    Friendly Green is a beautiful six-bedroom, three-bathroom Grade II listed period property, the oldest part of which is thought to be 18th Century. It is situated in a secluded spot situated on a plethora of walks in open countryside and only a short distance from village pubs, Cowden village and Cowden mainline train station.

    This lovely property sits on a generous plot of approximately 2.48 acres in a rural position with views over the large well-maintained garden.

    The property would make a wonderful family home in a tucked away location. An early viewing is highly recommended in order to appreciate the overall appeal, size of the plot and stunning rural feel. It is thought to have potential to extend or reconfigure and develop the property if required, subject to the necessary planning consent.

    Inside the property on the ground floor are three large reception rooms. The large main drawing room has an elegant inglenook brick surround fireplace with wood burning stove. A large formal dining room, currently used as playroom and snug. A large kitchen breakfast room with a good range of wall and base units and drawers under worktops and a large oil-fired Aga with Belfast Sink overlooking the front element of the garden and stairs to the cellar, perfect for storing wine and additional storage. The kitchen also has a door leading to the utility room. The ground floor has a large entrance hall with a formal front door and wooden floors, the ground floor also has the benefit of a home office, wc and walk-in coat cupboard. From the ground floor you have views over the private garden and doors to the terraces.

    The first floor is made up of five double bedrooms, a family bathroom and two additional en-suites to two of the bedrooms. The bedrooms are all of a good size and have the benefit of views over the gardens and open countryside and built in storage in most.

    The second floor has the sixth double bedroom, which has a direct fibre line providing 900 mbps and used currently as a home office/bedroom.

    To the outside the property sits behind its own private electric gate on approximately 2.48 acres of private land and has a mix of formal gardens mainly laid to lawn, a detached fenced paddock and wildflower meadow gardens. There are two large outside entertaining areas: one adjacent to the living room with room for large outside table, soft seating area and BBQ. There is a substantial, but more discrete entertaining area with firepit, large clay log-fired pizza oven and Pétanque court all surrounded by trees and hedging.

    The property has a detached double garage with up and over door and hard standing parking for a number of cars.

    There is a detached timber barn which we believe was a cattle barn, this is situated approximately 40 yards from the main house and sits alongside part of the land which if stood alone measures approximately 0.75 acre. It is believed and understood that the barn is ideal for conversion to granny annex or home office. Architects plans from John Bulloch Architects, along with opinion letter confirming that the proposed plans would meet with planners' approval is available on request.

    General Information
    Services: Mains Water & Electricity. Private Drainage & Oil
    Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council
    Council Tax: Band G
    EPC rating: E 40
    Tenure: Freehold

    Cowden is a small village with an old high street made up of Grade II listed cottages and houses. The village consists of a church, pub, playing field and pavilion surrounded by countryside. Cowden has a mainline railway station on the London Bridge to Uckfield line. London Bridge: 48 minutes, London Victoria: 56 minutes.

    Parts of the parish straddle the river which forms the border with East Sussex and Surrey where the three counties meet.

    Surrounding towns include Tunbridge Wells & Edenbridge.

    Edenbridge is a small market town with a medieval high street surrounded by countryside with a selection of shops, banks, pubs, hospital and restaurants. Recreational amenities in the area include a leisure centre with swimming pool, golf courses and a number of local National Trust properties.

    Edenbridge benefits from two mainline train stations offering services to London. The M25 can be easily accessed at either junction 6 (Godstone) or junction 5 (Sevenoaks). Gatwick airport is about 18 miles and the Channel Tunnel about 65 miles allowing easy access to the Continent.

    M25 Godstone (J6) 10 miles
    Oxted 8 miles
    Sevenoaks 12 miles
    Tunbridge Wells 13 miles
    East Grinstead 10 miles

    Tenure: Freehold
    Reference: RS2352

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