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Sitting Room

7 bedroom detached house

Detached house
7 bed
6 bath
EPC rating: D*
4,299 sq ft / 399 sq m

Key information

Tenure: Freehold
Council tax: Band G
Broadband: Basic 6Mbps *
Mobile signal: 
EE O2 Three Vodafone
Water: Ask agent
Heating: Ask agent
Electricity: Ask agent
Sewerage: Ask agent
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Property description & features

  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Beautifully proportioned property in an idyllic countryside location
  • Main house with seven bedrooms, served by six bath/shower rooms
  • Accoya wood garden room with under floor heating
  • Two stylish kitchens with Everhott or AGA
  • Perfect for multi-generational living
  • Two, two bedroom, income generating cottages
  • Garaging, workshop and stores, recreation room
  • Beautiful part walled gardens and bluebell wood totalling 5.3 acres
  • Cranbrook School catchment 2024
  • EPC Rating = D
Beautifully situated, substantial property, with two cottages, outbuildings and tennis court, in Cranbrook School catchment 2024.


Heron Cottage occupies an idyllic countryside setting, at the end of a long drive, flanked by adjoining farmland. This beautifully presented property, the original part of which was an old coach house, sits amidst stunning grounds of over 5 acres with two cottages, various outbuildings and a tennis court. The house has been extended and updated over the years and it offers immense flexibility, with the clever configuration presenting the perfect opportunity for either one family or for multi-generational living.

Over the ground floor are five generously proportioned reception rooms, including a dual aspect drawing room and a wonderful south facing garden room with both rooms enjoying direct garden access, interconnecting dining and sitting rooms with a dual sided wood burning stove and a family room which is open to one of the kitchens. There are two stylishly presented kitchen/breakfast rooms, each fitted by Collins Bespoke Kitchens with a comprehensive range of cupboards, larder cupboards, various integral appliances and one with an oil fired AGA and the other with an electric Everhot. A study together with utility and cloakrooms complete the ground floor accommodation.

Over the first floor and accessed via two separate staircases are a total of seven attractive bedrooms which are served by four bathrooms and two shower rooms, all with modern white sanitary ware and five being en suite.

Outside the gardens and grounds are a delight, surrounding the house, the level lawns are interspersed and bounded with a wide variety of trees underplanted with spring bulbs, mature hedging and seasonal shrubs. Of particular note, is the former walled garden with elevations enhanced by established fruit trees, together with a designated kitchen garden planted with fruit bushes and a tennis court. Adjacent to the walled garden lies an orchard with pears, apples and plums. Running along part of the north and eastern boundaries is a stunning bluebell wood.

To the north west, and well screened from the house, lie the two income generating cottages which overlook a lovely pond. Internally, they mirror each other; both having sitting rooms with wood burning stoves, kitchens, two bedrooms and bathrooms.

Various outbuildings include a garage with workshop and bike store, an excellent recreation room with golf simulator, Rhino greenhouse, timber clad shipping container and old stable and stores.


Heron Cottage is situated about 2 miles to the north west of the pretty Kentish village of Biddenden, where there is a general store, beautiful old church, village primary school and public house. The property is also located in Cranbrook School catchment (2024).

More comprehensive shopping and other facilities can be found in Headcorn, Tenterden and Ashford. There are a number of golf clubs including Chart Hills, Tenterden and Dale Hill in Ticehurst.

Headcorn and Pluckley stations provide excellent commuter links to London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross. A high speed train service runs between Ashford and London St Pancras in about 38 minutes.

Heron Cottage is located within Cranbrook School catchment and there is an excellent further selection of schools in the area; grammar schools for boys and girls in Ashford, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Canterbury and Faversham, various local primary schools and in the private sector independent girls and boys schools in Cranbrook, Hawkhurst, Ashford, Sutton Valence, Canterbury and Tonbridge.

Motorway Links: The M25 can be accessed via the M20 at junction 10 providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airport and other motorway networks.

*All distance and travel times are approximate.

Square Footage: 4,299 sq ft

Acreage: 5.3 Acres


Additional Info

Services: Oil fired central heating to main house, mains electric and water. Private drainage. Electric heating to the cottages.
The main house has solar panels which have a feed-in tarriff through EDF, they benefit from a 25 year warranty from 2015. There is also Starlink internet in place to part of the main house.

Agent's Note: A footpath runs across part of the property.

Council tax: Honeysuckle and Fuschia Cottages Tax band A

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    Broadband availability and predicted speed: obtained from Ofcom on May 3, 2024

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