Hookwood Farm is located on the edge of the sought-after village of Shipbourne. The village includes the popular Chaser Inn and weekly award winning Farmers' Market as well as the church, primary school and common.
Comprehensive Shopping: Tonbridge (3.3 miles), Sevenoaks (8.6 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (10.9 miles) provide supermarkets and the usual popular high street retailers and many pubs and restaurants. Bluewater (23.1 miles).
Mainline Rail Services: Tonbridge (3.6 miles), Hildenborough (5.9 miles) and Sevenoaks (9 miles) mainline stations to London Bridge, Charing Cross & Cannon Street, and Borough Green (6.4 miles) to Victoria.
Primary Schools: Shipbourne, Plaxtol, Kings Hill, Mereworth, Hadlow, Ightham and Borough Green. Secondary Schools: Judd Boys Grammar, Weald of Kent Girls Grammar and Tonbridge Grammar. Knole Academy, Trinity and Weald of Kent Grammar Schools in Sevenoaks. Private Schools: Tonbridge and Sommerhill Schools in Tonbridge. Sevenoaks and Walthamstow Hall Schools in Sevenoaks. The Granville, Solefields and New Beacon Preparatory Schools in Sevenoaks. St Michaels and Russell House Preparatory Schools in Otford. Radnor House in Sundridge.
Leisure Facilities: Shipbourne Tennis Club on the Green, Golf at Wilderness, Nizels, Knole Park and Poult Wood. Nizels Golf & Fitness Centre in Hildenborough, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools and the Angel Leisure Centre and a range of sporting clubs including football, baseball, swimming and sailing in Tonbridge. A large network of footpaths linking to the Greensand Way.
All distances are approximate.
Hookwood Farm is an impressive country residence built by the present owners in a classic Georgian style to an exceptionally high standard and completed in 2013. The house has excellently proportioned accommodation which also provides a versatile layout. The property has many unique and bespoke features, in keeping with the Georgian style yet ideal for modern living. These features include a handmade kitchen, stylish bathroom suites, decorative plaster friezes, elegant marble fireplaces, high ceilings, impressively proportioned internal doors, marble flooring, engineered oak flooring, multi pane sash windows and decorative downpipe collars. The property sits within the magnificent gardens and grounds which provide a wonderful backdrop and a high degree of privacy.
The impressive and well-proportioned reception rooms provide wonderful areas for formal entertaining. The dining hall has an outlook to the front with double doors opening to the drawing room with three French doors to the south facing terrace. The living room has an outlook over the rear gardens and leads to the impressive triple aspect orangery with French doors to the west terrace.
The generously proportioned kitchen/breakfast room is triple aspect and has French doors to the east terrace. There is an excellent range of bespoke cupboards with matching island unit. Granite work surfaces incorporate a 1� bowl sink together with a preparation sink within the island unit which also provides a breakfast bar. Fitted appliances include an electric Aga and separate gas Aga, two fridges and dishwashers, Miele coffee machine and a wine fridge.
The adjoining utility room has a double butler sink and has additional fitted storage cupboards, together with direct access to outside. A rear lobby leads to a store/boiler room and the integral double garage.
An elegant staircase with a handcrafted handrail rises to the spacious first floor landing with views to the front.
The principal suite comprises a bedroom with views over the rear garden, a fitted dressing room and elegant en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle.
The guest bedroom is double aspect with wonderful garden views, a fitted wardrobe and en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle.
There are two further bedrooms on this floor, both which are served by en suite bathrooms.
Arranged over the second floor are two well-proportioned bedrooms with views either to the front or rear, both served by en suite shower rooms and storage cupboards. There is also an excellent attic storage room with porthole window to the front.
The annexe is approached from the rear lobby with stairs rising to the first floor. It comprises a spacious living/bedroom area with kitchenette and a well-appointed en suite shower room.
The barn comprises a garden store, store room with kitchenette, cloakroom and open store. The timber stables comprise a loose box and field shelter Victorian style greenhouse with cold frames. Garden shed.Chicken run with coop.
Gardens and Grounds - The house is approached over a gravel drive with a stone pillared entrance and wrought iron gates. The drive splits, leading to the garaging and on to the front of the house where there is a generous area for parking. There is also a secondary drive from the lane which leads to the barn.
The formal gardens surround the house and include manicured lawns edged with either yew or box hedging with the front lawn featuring an attractive rill culminating in an ornamental pond. To the west and south of the house are generous paved and gravel terraces flanked by well stocked beds and providing wonderful areas for al fresco entertaining. The symmetrical south facing garden features stone steps leading to the terraced lawns, one of which has two herbaceous beds, flanked by white lavender. Adorning the elevations of the house are various climbing roses under planted with box hedging.
The kitchen garden lies to the east and comprises a number of beds enclosed by hedging. There is separate vegetable garden by the barn and greenhouse, which also comprises a number of beds with fruit cages and herringbone brick paths. On from the kitchen garden is an octagonal chicken run with timber coop and garden shed.
The parkland grounds comprise grassland interspersed with a wide variety of specimen trees from around the world. There is a lake with an island and waterfall feeding into a smaller pond and established aquatic planting. Planting within the grounds include an avenue of tulip trees, Indian bean trees, pleached beech trees, magnolias and over 200 varieties of rhododendrons.
Planning permission: 17/02900/FL | Construction of a swimming pool, fishpond, pump house and associated landscaping | Hookwood Farm Puttenden Road Shipbourne Tonbridge Kent TN11 9QY.
From junction 5 of the M25 with the A21, turn off onto the A25 heading east through Riverhead and Seal. After passing the Crown Point, turn right signposted Ivy Hatch, continue through the village and at the 'T' junction, turn right onto the A227. Continue past Shipbourne Village Green and The Chaser Inn and at the crossroads turn left onto Back Lane. Turn right at the next T-junction onto Reeds Lane and then turn take the next right onto Claygate Lane. Proceed to the end turning right on to Puttenden Road. Hookswood Farm will be found along on the right hand side.
Alternatively: From the M20, junction 2 take the A227 Tonbridge Road and proceed through Borough Green and Ightham to Shipbourne and continue as above.