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The Carriage House is an attractive well presented detached family house in the small community of Knowle near the village of Frant . It is situated down a long private drive in the mature grounds of Knowle Manor, occupying a quite semi rural location. In an area designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is within 5 minutes drive of Wadhurst station and 15 minutes drive from Tunbridge Wells in the Uplands catchment area and within easy reach of Bewl water for sailing and windsurfing.



The Carriage House is thought to have been built circa late 1890’s. The house has brick and tile hung elevations under a pitched tiled roof.

All the main rooms are double aspect and with views over the south-westerly facing gardens (which are private and well enclosed) and the courtyard on the eastern side.

Internally the spacious ground floor accommodation is adaptable to many different lifestyles. The property has been extensively updated during its present occupancy to provide spacious and versatile family accommodation, The Carriage House has a private landscaped garden approaching ½ acre, an attractive large waterfall, heated plunge pool, a children’s play area with a wendy house and additional communal grounds of approximately 2 acres shared by other Knowle residents largely containing very mature sweet chestnut, Scottish pine and Oak.

Ground floor

The Property is entered from the North end adjacent to the parking area suitable for 3/4 cars.


Entrance porch

Oak entrance porch with pitched tile roof


Spacious Galleried entrance hall: with aspects to the eastern side court yards and northern parking area, through Double glazed Georgian bar style windows.


The hall leads to..

A double bedroom 4: 12’2 x 8’7 ( 3.7m x 2.61) double glazed windows with views out to the garden on the western side. Radiator.


Cloakroom/ shower room: 8’3 x 5’1 ( 2.51 m x 1.58m) fully tiled shower cubicle fitted with an electric shower, low level WC and pedestal washbasin. The room has been tiled to dado rail height. Small double glazed frosted window. Radiator.

   A primary staircase leading up to galleried landing .


A double aspect main reception room/formal dining area : 26’9 x 23’ (8.15m x 7m) into extension otherwise 26’9 x 15’7 ( 8.15m x 4.75m) extension is 16’9 (5.1m) long. Original Victorian marble fireplace with slate hearth. The room has been fully fitted with parquet effect Amtico floor. From a small extension French doors open onto the garden on the west side. Sealed double glazing and wall lighting, in addition switch controlled to 3 amp wall plugs for side lamps. 4 radiators, CAT5 points for telephone and computer network, TV point, and electrics for quadraphonic speakers.


The reception room leads to a secondary staircase to the 1 st Floor. Then on to the


Kitchen 16’8 x 15’8 ( 5.08m x 4.77m) containing a range of both cream floor and wall units, black 'nero assoluto' granite work surfaces and splash backs. One and half bowl stainless steel sink unit. Built- in large 6 ring SMEG stainless steel range with steel splash back and extractor hood and fan, points for a dishwasher and double fridge freezer. Two electric kick heaters, TV point, CAT 5 points, double glazed windows to the south and west with views over the garden and waterfall. A small larder is accessible from the kitchen.


The kitchen leads to

Second reception room/ family room 18’1 x 10’11 ( 5.51m x 3.32m) with impressive high vaulted ceiling and a Victorian wood burning stove with an unusual flying chimney stack. Double glazed French Doors lead off to the court yard and a timber stable door leads out to the south side of the garden. Radiator, TV point, electrics for quadraphonic speakers, CAT5

Loft area boarded out for storage above the:-
Utility area , 8’8 x 5’ ( 2.64m x 1.52m) Floor and wall mounted units, stainless steel sink and points for Washing machine and dryer. Glass brick windows, access to
Drying room 5’5 x 5’ ( 1.6m x 1.52m) contains an Airing rack, factory lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater. Separate hot water and heating boilers .
WC/wash room . 3’6 x 5’ (1.06 x 1.52m) Contains low level WC and small corner wash basin, double glazed frosted glass window.



From the entrance hall a staircase leads up to a

large galleried double aspect landing incorporating an open plan study area 11’11 x 9’6 ( 3.62m x 2.89m ) . Double glazed windows, Radiator, CAT5.

The landing gives access to

Bedroom 3 15’6 x 8’7 (4.72m x 2.6m ) suitable for a single bed , double glazed windows looking out to the north over car parking area and west over the garden, radiator, CAT5 TV point.
Bathroom 1 15’8 x 7’1 ( 4.77m x 2.1m ) with white suite including a large corner bath with shower attachment, low level WC, pedestal wash basin with tiled splashback recessed halogen lights, double glazed window, two radiators.

Providing access to Master bedroom 20’ x 15’6 ( 6.09m x 4.72m) , with built in cupboard space, double aspect room, attractive gabled, double glazed windows, overlooking the garden and court yard. This room can be accessed either through the bathroom or via the secondary staircase and landing. Three Radiators, Cat 5, TV point.

From this room there is access to

From secondary landing access to

(Master bedroom above)

Bedroom 2 15’8 x 11’6 (4.77m x 3.5m) with south facing double glazed French doors opening to iron balustrade and overlooking the waterfall, Radiator, CAT5, TV point.

Bathroom 2 8’10 x 7’9 ( 2.69m x 2.36m ) fitted with white suite bath low level WC. pedestal wash basin, recessed halogen lights, radiator, velux style double glazed window


The Garden

The Garden has been landscaped by the current owners and the flower beds laid with a black plastic membrane for weed control and improved moisture retention in addition to easy maintenance. This has been covered by mulch and replanted with conifers, palms, herbaceous borders and specimen trees including acers, magnolia, cherry and eucalyptus. A 7 ft waterfall is a major feature of the garden, the electric pump being controlled from the kitchen and a large number of 4 ton boulders incorporated into the design. The garden contains an enclosed area with large workshed, a 16ft diameter octagonal plunge swimming pool of 4 ft depth which is partially sunk into the ground.  A further smaller shed is used to house garden tools and Swimming pool equipment. A screened area contains a small wendy house which has power and lights and child’s swing set amongst a very mature rhododendron bush and an ancient Yew tree. A further small shed is currently used as a woodshed. The main garden is not overlooked by any other property. A separate area has been incorporated for burning and grass cuttings. An automatic watering system has been installed and three 6 inch underground pipes laid to facilitate water and electric points which have been installed throughout the garden. Surrounding the north, west and south ends of the house york stone effect slabs have been laid. The East side comprises a pretty partially cobbled/ gravelled courtyard that is jointly shared by the Carriage house and Coachman's .

Local authority

Wealden district Council 01892 653311 East Sussex County Council 01273 481000



From Frant turn left onto the B2099. Approximately 3/4 mile down the road you will see a large property " Frant Place " ( on the right hand side), after this "Henley House" and then "Knowle Lodge" (red sign post)... slow down here. There is a concealed entrance set in, on the left hand side of the road with two large stone gate posts marked Knowle. Turn left into this driveway and follow for around 300 meters (there is a large paddock on the left hand side and open common land to right). The Carriage House is the first house on the right. Turn off the drive and park in the courtyard or in the parking area in front of the house.


From Wadhust take the B2099 ( Wadhurst road) towards Frant pass under the train bridge and follow up the road until you come to large sign for Knowle Grange Health Club. Take the second drive way on the right. (Two large stone gate posts marked Knowle. Slightly recessed in from the road.) Turn right into this driveway and follow for around 300 meters (there is a large paddock on the left hand side and open common land to right). The Carriage House is the first house on the right. Turn off the drive and park in the courtyard or in the parking area in front of the house.


Please note :- The vendors give notices that these particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract.


Plans are not drawn to scale and are for guidance only measured and drawn to the nearest 3 inches.