Multitude of period features await
Address: Clevelands, The Street, Benenden Price: Offers in region of £1.25 million Agent: Jackson-Stops & Staff Clevelands is a Grade II listed village house with a one-bedroom annexe.
It overlooks the village green at Benenden, one of the most desirable villages of the Kentish Weald. The house dates from the early 17th century and was subsequently extended, with Gothic revival influences.
It has a multitude of period features including oak beams, timbers and wide floor boards, decorative fireplaces, wood panelling and original window shutters.
An interesting feature is the working set of housemaids bells which still hang in the kitchen.
There is also a completely selfcontained one-bedroom annexe which provides income potential or useful additional space for guests.
The gardens and grounds amount to about an acre, unusual for a house in the centre of a village. Mainly lawn, the grounds also have paved and brick pathways. These lead around the house, passing through climber clad pergolas and trellises.
They include clipped box hedging and topiary, beds and borders filled with masses of flowering shrubs, herbaceous plants and rose varieties generating colour and interest throughout the seasons.
There is also a productive orchard.
Clevelands is within walking distance of shops and pubs. It is inside the highly regarded Cranbrook School catchment area and close to Benenden School.