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Property Flirt

Is there anything more fun than peering around other people’s houses, imagining yourself in situ and guessing the price? Er, no siree!

Take a peek through the keyhole and then have a little guess at how much this gorgeous property is worth. Ready? C’mon, let’s play!

This time we’ve gone for something a little different – The Spence just outside Hawkhurst village – a beautifully presented Grade II listed first floor apartment. It has splendid views amid circa 28 acres of shared grounds aaaaand sits in the Cranbrook School catchment area. Niiiiiiice. Let’s have a gander.

Built in 1855 in the style of a French Gothic chateau by Edward Loyd, the British banker who co-founded Natwest Bank, Lillesden House has been superbly converted to provide high specification accommodation. I mean, just take a look for yourself…

The property is accessed by a wide sweeping staircase rising from the ground floor (see above). Just so you can feel like a movie star every time you pop to the supermarket.

The apartment is beautifully decorated to an extremely high standard with under floor heating throughout – you can literally move straight in.

The Master bedroom (above) has a partitioned dressing area and contemporary en-suite shower room (below).

The Spence displays high ceilings and full height windows throughout allowing natural light to flood in, creating a light, bright and airy environment.

A former girls’ school, each of the apartments located in the property is named after the Head Girls who attended the school and whose names are located on the boards still on display in the communal entrance hall.

The communal gardens cover around 28 acres for you to enjoy and there’s allocated parking space and communal covered bike storage too.

If you don’t know Hawkhurst, it’s a Wealden village which offers the best of both worlds. On the one hand it’s rural and near lots of woodland and walks and on the other it has it’s own little buzz and community – with shops, an independent Kino cinema and The Great House gastro pub.

There’s good schools nearby too – like Marlborough House School and Dulwich Prep Cranbrook – or Cranbrook Grammar for secondary.

Staplehurst and Etchingham provide rail links to London main line stations with journey times just under the hour. The nearby A21 links to the M25 for national motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, and to the M20 for Ashford International and the Channel Tunnel to the continent.

Right, that’s all your clues! So what will all this cost you? Pop your answer in the comment below and then clickety-click here to see how close you got.

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1 comment on “Property Flirt”

  • Vikki November 3, 2020



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