Bugglesden – Beautifully Presented Country House with Annexe
Bugglesden is a beautifully presented Grade II listed family home in the heart of the Kent countryside. Situated off a country lane two miles from the village of Biddenden, the property sits amidst attractive landscaped gardens and benefits from a detached one bedroom annexe and an enclosed paddock, in all totalling 3.37 acres.
The timber framed house is understood to date back to the late 15th or early 16th century with later additions. The property has good ceiling heights and retains a wealth of period features including exposed timbers and beams, leaded light windows, fine inglenook fireplaces and flagstone, quarry tiled and polished brick flooring.
Two principal reception rooms of excellent proportions provide ideal entertaining areas and enjoy a lovely outlook over the surrounding gardens, with the sitting room also having direct access to a generous south-facing terrace. Adjoining the sitting room is a versatile study/ family room, with bespoke fitted desks, cupboards and a temperature-controlled wine store.
The farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with cupboards complemented by granite work surfaces and a walk-in larder, with appliances including a range cooker, dishwasher and wine cooler.
Over the first and second floors, three of the five double bedrooms feature a variety of built-in or fitted cupboards and the main bedroom benefits from a dressing room and an en suite shower room. The remaining bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with contemporary suite and travertine tiling. The bath and shower rooms feature underfloor heating with individual thermostatic controls.
To the east of the main house is Little Bugglesden, which has been converted by the current owners into a stylish one-bedroom annexe, offering versatility as a holiday let or ancillary accommodation to the main house. Currently used as a holiday let, it features underfloor heating, with an open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with a woodburning stove, a double bedroom with wood clad feature wall and a luxuriously appointed shower room. Outside, there is a terrace and enclosed private garden, solely for the use of Little Bugglesden.
The property is approached via a gated driveway with a post and rail enclosed paddock to one side, and to the other, level lawns, formal rose beds, pleached limes and pleached hornbeam and a central path with seasonal planting and clipped yew trees. The drive culminates in a generous gravelled parking area to the side of the house.
The beautiful, well-established gardens continue to the rear with the lawns edged by deep herbaceous borders extending to the south and continuing to an orchard planted with apples, pears, cherries, plums, quince and medlar. The paddock is fully fenced with separate access from the lane, with power and water connected.
Immediately adjacent to the house is a detached timber outbuilding which is divided in two with a home office equipped with engineered oak flooring, bespoke shelving and cupboards, and a studio with doors to the garden.
Bugglesden sits in the heart of the Kent countryside, with the pretty village of Biddenden two miles to the northwest, where there are various amenities including a Michelin star restaurant, Post Office, grocery shop, tea rooms and hairdresser. The historic town of Tenterden is 3.4 miles to the south and offers a good range of local shops along its pretty tree lined high street. There are two supermarkets, pubs, several coffee shops and restaurants together with independent boutiques and shops.
Sarah Hunt of Savills Cranbrook says: “Bugglesden is a complete package in a lovely, quiet setting, with a beautiful house and landscaped gardens, a home office and studio, separate annexe and paddock.”
Bugglesden is being marketed by Savills for a guide price of £1,995,000. For more information, contact Sarah Hunt at Savills Cranbrook on 01580 720161.