A superb Grade II listed Georgian country house set amidst attractive park like grounds.
Woodlawn Park is a superb Georgian country house believed to date from circa 1820 and occupying a lovely setting surrounded by attractive park like gardens and grounds all in approximately 6 acres. Externally, the property boasts rendered elevations with attractive Venetian window shutters under slate tiles roofs. The immaculately presented internal accommodation amounts to over 6800 square feet with elegant and beautifully proportioned rooms being arranged over two floors, including and indoor swimming pool, gym and wine cellar.
The property boasts impressive sash windows. With some working shutters, deep skirtings, high ceilings with decorative mouldings, heavy pained six panel doors with glass door furniture, travertine flooring to the kitchen and breakfast room, under-floor heating to the kitchen and breakfast room and bathrooms, wood flooring to a number of rooms.
A satellite network system is in place throughout the house. There is also a Bang and Olufsen audio/video system in the drawing room. Partially glazed double doors open to an entrance vestibule which in turn leads to a lovely central reception hall with decorative console arches and tessellated flooring.
Situated off the central are three beautiful reception rooms, all are light in airy and feature attractive marble fireplaces and parquet flooring. The drawing room is a splendid room with tripartite windows to the eastern elevation affording views over the terrace and gardens. Additional reception rooms comprise the excellent 37 ft. recreations/games room on the first floor which can accommodate a full-size snooker table.
The kitchen, designed by Howard Robinson, is extensively fitted with a range of hand-painted cupboards with honed granite work surfaces. A La Cornue gas and electric range cooker is also a feature. Integrated appliance include a microwave and dishwasher with space for additional appliances.
The utility room is fitted to match the kitchen with additional cupboards together with space for plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer.
To the west of the central reception hall lies the heated swimming pool with a mural by local artist Guy Bedford. Adjacent to the pool and separate WC. A sweeping elliptical staircase with inlaid handrail rises to the first floor where there are four attractive bedrooms which are served by three bath/shower rooms and a shower/steam room, three of which are en-suite.
The master bedroom enjoys views over the grounds and benefits from an excellent dressing room equipped with an extensive range of fitted wardrobes and cupboards.
The bath/shower rooms are luxuriously appointed with contemporary white sanitary ware and stylish fittings by CP Hart
Woodlawn Park is approached via electronically operated wrought-iron gates which open to a gravel drive. Evergreen shrubs and mature trees border the drive which culminates in an area of parking to the front of the house. A further substantial area of parking can be reached from the unadopted lane via double wood gates.
The park like gardens and grounds have been re-landscaped by the current owners and provide a most attractive backdrop for Woodlawn Park. Immediately to the east of the house is a delightful formal terrace with curved balustrade, box hedging, seasonal roses and an irrigation system.
To the south-west steps lead up to an orchard planted with a variety of apple and pear trees and a charming partwalled garden with terraced borders incorporating the kitchen garden. There is a brick outbuilding Boys Cottage which is utilised as a workshop/potting shed and a useful poly tunnel. A pathway meanders through to a wooded area down the sloping park-like grounds and over a bridge area and stream. The grounds stretch along either side of the steam and throughout there are an array of specimen trees including London plane, sycamore, lime, thuja and red cedar.
Outbuildings comprise a tractor store with separate vehicular access, a greenhouse, boiler room, store room and WC
This property has 6 acres of land.
Comprehensive shopping can be found in Maidstone Tunbridge Wells and Ashford. Mainline rail services from Marden and Staplehurst stations have fast and frequent services to London Bridge/Charing Cross/ Waterloo East/Cannon Street. Maidstone East to London Victoria and Ebbsfleet to London St. Pancras Paris and Brussels. There are excellent schools in both the private and state sectors well within reach of the property. For the motorist, the M25 via the M/20/ M26 can be accessed at junction 5 and the M20 (6 miles) via junction 8 both providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and other motorway networks. For more information on train services and schools, please visit national rail and Kent-pages/education.
Directions: From the centre of Cranbrook proceed north to the Wilsley Pound roundabout. Continue along the A229 through Staplehust and up Linton Hill (about 9.6 miles).
After the traffic lights turn left into Old Loose Hill and then shortly bear left on to High Banks, continue for about 0.5 of a mile and the road changes to Busbridge Road, an upadopted lane will be found on the right hand side of the entrance to Woodlawn Park will be found on the left hand side.Read all
- Entrace vestibule, reception hall
- Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room
- Recreation/Games Room
- Drawing room, dining room, study
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room, cloakroom
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room
- Three further double bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms
- Gym, shower/steam rooms
- Two wine stores, stores room, gardens, grounds, outbuildings, orchard, workshop, tractor/store barn
- Map & Street View