Ballards Court is the main portion of this fabulous Grade II listed house built in 1900 and designed by the famous architect, Sir Reginald Blomfield with handsome exteriors of red brick with stone quoins, barrel dormers and 12 pane sash windows reflecting the Queen Anne period. Presented beautifully and with fine features throughout, points of particular note include:
- Impressive double front door to an entrance vestibule with beautiful ornate feature leaded window and door opening to the drawing room. This is a wonderful bright and airy room with an Adams style fireplace, white ceiling beams and panelled walls, double doors opening directly to the garden with tall sash windows to either side and an elegant handmade low rising oak staircase leading to the first floor.
- The ground floor offers another two reception rooms each retaining further wonderful character features, including stripped wooden floors, a variety of beautiful fireplaces, tall ceilings and original doors with brass plates and handles. In the sitting room there are three imposing sash windows along with an impressive panelled ceiling whilst the dining room is part open to the kitchen.
- The kitchen is fitted with granite work surfaces and bespoke Shaker style cabinetry including a central island with elegant dark wood surface, a beautiful black AGA and other integrated appliances and a larder and utility room.
- The house at present is arranged to provide three bedrooms on the first floor and two bedrooms, a family room and kitchenette on the second floor. All of the rooms are stylishly finished with cool pastel colours which complement the overall feel of the house and the principal bedroom has French doors that take you onto private terrace with breath taking views across the Teise Valley towards Cousley Wood, some 6 miles away. One bedroom benefits from its own en suite shower room and across the upper floors there are numerous bath, shower and cloakrooms serving all the bedrooms.
The house is situated within the Cranbrook School Catchment Area and is set just 1.3 miles from Goudhurst, an extremely attractive village with good local shops, public houses, restaurants, a picturesque duck pond and an ancient church and is equidistant to the village of Horsmonden. A further excellent range of shops and amenities can be found in Cranbrook approximately 6 miles away. The spa town of Tunbridge Wells is about 9 miles away for more comprehensive shopping facilities and further schools. Recreational amenities include fishing, sailing and water sports at Bewl Water and two 18 hole golf courses at Dale Hill between Flimwell and Ticehurst.
The house is approached through heavy wooden gates with brick pillars and stone finials which take you into a gravelled courtyard with garage and space for numerous cars. To the rear a large south-facing terrace adjoins the property and provides a wonderful area to sit, dine and entertain with plenty of room for outdoor furniture. Elegant stone steps lead to the private garden which is mainly laid to lawn with a wide and varied selection of established plants, shrubs and trees. Adjoining the garden and with separate vehicular access is a lovely paddock with productive orchard extending to 2.7 acres.
In all about 4.3 acres.
Major part of this fabulous Grade II Listed house
Far reaching viewings over the Teise Valley
Three excellent reception rooms
Period features throughout
5/6 bedrooms and 4 bath/shower rooms
Wonderful south-facing established gardens
Paddock with productive orchard
About 4.3 acres in all