Here we have found a home that excites; there is space inside, wonderfully extended and delightful space outside as you step from the garden to the field.
A winding path leads through an area of wild meadow, as your hand brushes the feathery tops of the tall grass the scent of honeysuckle wafts across, you turn to gaze across at the neighbours orchard and realise just how special this spot is.
It's easy to imagine the sound of children's laughter here, perhaps the clucking of chickens and we know everyone will use this space in different ways. The thing is; you have space.
The home you find here today is very different to the one the owners came to twenty years ago. They moved because of the location, close to Staplehurst, convenient and rural, but not completely isolated.
'We wanted space outside and we saw we could extend the home to suit our needs'.
Extend it they have and in a way that adds character and charm, especially evident in the two rear bedrooms upstairs.
What you find here is a home that has an impressive balance. The spacious living rooms complement each other, allow you to spread out and live a full life here. The kitchen is in harmony too and a utility room adds very practical convenience whilst a downstairs shower room is easily accessible from the garden.
There are little things we love here like the stable door from the rear porch; grab a cup of tea, a good read and step out to a lovely little spot for a quiet moment, one of many areas the owners move around depending upon, time of day, mood and weather. Back inside and there is a conservatory that is an especially fabulous evening room. Many fond memories will stay with the owners when they leave.
The garden is a beautifully planted area beside the home, a pond, stocked flower beds and an enticing gate that opens into the 'field'. For us, this is where the home takes on a whole new dimension and stepping through feels like another escape from the pressures of everyday life. This home has approximately an acre overall across the whole plot. Nestling against the tree lined boundary of 'the field' is a two-room store/workshop, 'The shed'. It has seen better days and provides a footprint upon which to re imagine a work or play space. A project for you to indulge in when you feel like it.
You'll live with the seasons here, falling leaves and roaring fires, spring blossom and ducklings dutifully following mum, sunshine bouncing off blossom and ripe leaves, barbecues and basking in sunshine through to the reds and golds of autumn, a beautiful and continuous cycle that has delighted the current owners for two decades.
It's easy to understand why this has been a happy home for so long.
Hawkenbury is a small hamlet close to both Staplehurst and Headcorn. Sutton Valence forms the top of a triangle that this home sits almost within the middle of.
There are neighbours beside and behind making for a nice 'mini community'. The home has two driveways, one into the main garden with parking for several vehicles, the other, to the side of the house provides further parking and is access for and to the neighbours behind.
This is a home with character, with space inside and lovely space outside, it is one we really look forward to showing you around.Get in touch if you like this home.