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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.
Carriage House is thought to have been built circa late 1890’s.
The house has brick and tile hung elevations under a pitched tiled
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.
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.
Property is entered from the North end adjacent to the parking area
suitable for 3/4 cars.
entrance porch with pitched tile roof
Galleried entrance hall:
with aspects to the eastern side court yards and northern parking
area, through Double glazed Georgian bar style windows.
hall leads to..
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.
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 .
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.
reception room leads to a secondary staircase to the 1 st Floor.
Then on to the
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.
kitchen leads to
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,
area boarded out for storage above the:-
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
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
room . 3’6
x 5’ (1.06 x 1.52m) Contains low level WC and small
corner wash basin, double glazed frosted glass window.
the entrance hall a staircase leads up to a
galleried double aspect landing incorporating an open plan study
x 9’6 ( 3.62m x 2.89m ) . Double glazed windows, Radiator,
landing gives access to
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
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.
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.
this room there is access to
secondary landing access
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,
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
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 .
district Council 01892 653311 East Sussex County Council 01273 481000
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.
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.
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.
are not drawn to scale and are for guidance only measured and drawn
to the nearest 3 inches.