Hawkhurst offers good local shopping and amenities including the Kino Digital Cinema, Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, independent shops and several pubs and restaurants.
More extensive shopping and leisure facilities can be found in Cranbrook (5 miles), Tenterden (11.2 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (15.5 miles).
Nearby Bewl Water Reservoir at Lamberhurst offers a wide range of activities including fishing, sailing, rowing and wonderful walks. Bedgebury Pinetum also has excellent local walks, cycling and riding and outdoor music concerts.
Etchingham (4.52 miles) or Staplehurst (10.5 miles) stations have frequent services to London. A high speed train service runs from Ashford (22.9 miles) to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
There is an excellent range of schools in the area in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary levels.
*All distance and travel times are approximate.
1 Lillesden House is a stunning triplex apartment which forms part of an impressive Grade II Listed mansion built in 1855 in the style of a French gothic château by Edward Lloyd, the banker who co-founded the Loyd Entwistle & Co bank, which later became the District Bank and ultimately the National Westminster.
Offering grand accommodation over three floors, this property boasts an abundance of charm and "wow factor" throughout. Internal features include under floor heating throughout controlled by individual thermostats, Sonos wireless speakers to the majority of rooms and magnificent high ceilings.
On the ground floor there is a grand dual aspect drawing room featuring high ceilings and glorious views over the beautiful gardens, together with a cloakroom. On the lower ground floor, a stylish Hacker kitchen is equipped with Siemens integral appliances, Quooker hot tap and John Lewis wine cooler.
Three gorgeous and generously sized bedrooms have luxuriously appointed en suite bath or shower rooms with porcelain or marble tiles and contemporary sanitary ware and fittings by Villeroy & Boch and Hangsgrohe amongst others. Two bedrooms benefit from substantial walk in wardrobe facilities, whilst all bedrooms benefit from delightful views over the 23 acre communal grounds.
This fine home is situated under 0.5 miles to the south of the Moor area of Hawkhurst, at the end of a long gated drive with sweeping communal grounds amounting to over 23 acres for the exclusive use of residents.
From the Cranbrook office travel along the A229 to Hawkhurst for approximately 4 miles. At the traffic lights proceed straight over and up the hill to the moor. Turn left signposted to Bodiam Castle and after a short distance the gates to Lillesden House will be found on the right hand side.