Hookstead, High Halden, TN26

Guide price £775,000

7 bedrooms 7 bedrooms 5 bathrooms 5 bathrooms 4 reception rooms 4 reception

Northwood are delighted to offer this outstanding unlisted country house with over 4,500 sq ft of accommodation; a wealth of beams and period features; four reception rooms; 7 double bedrooms; four shower rooms/en-suites and a family bathroom; surrounded by private gardens with a sweeping gravel drive in a village location.

** Unexpectedly re -available ** Northwood are delighted to offer this outstanding unlisted country house with over 4,500 sq ft of accommodation; a wealth of beams and period features; four reception rooms; 7 double bedrooms; four shower rooms/en-suites and a family bathroom; surrounded by private gardens with a sweeping gravel drive in a central village location.

Full Description :

Tenure: Freehold

Hookstead House is a beautifully presented six/seven bedroom house dating back to the mid sixteenth century and has been extended over the last few hundred years. It offers generous and well appointed family accommodation with many rooms being dual aspect. The layout of the property offers great potential to separate the house and create a self contained annex.

The House displays warm brick elevations with fish-scale tiles to the first floor and largely replacement double glazed windows, all under hipped and pitched tiled roof. There is a pretty timbered entrance vestibule to the front providing a warm welcome to the house.

A reception hall opens to an attractive dinning room and delightful sitting room; the sitting room has a beautiful inglenook fire place and french doors to the rose garden; the dinning room is spacious and part oak panelled with an open fireplace. The main staircase leads up from the hall.

Also from the hall, a breakfast room opens up to a spacious kitchen with a pantry. The kitchen has an island, a double butlers sink and a four oven gas fired aga in a delightful inglenook. From the breakfast room, also used as a study, there is a door accessing the large rear terrace and garden.

From the hall an inner hall leads to a second small kitchen / utility room and a shower room. The inner hall also leads to the drawing room with high moulded ceiling, a marble fireplace with a wood burning stove and french doors. There is a second staircase leading to the master bedroom which is bright and spacious with dual aspect views and an en-suite; with access to the landing and the other bedrooms.

From the main staircase there are a further five bedrooms in the older part of the house which are full of character and period features. Two have en-suite shower rooms and there is a family bathroom. From the landing there is a staircase to the second floor with two rooms: a bedroom and sitting area.

Externally the house sits on a generous plot hidden behind hedgerow with ample parking. The delightful gardens laid extensively to lawn with paved areas create a great space to entertain. There is also a kitchen garden with a greenhouse and a garden shed.

Hookstead House has also been run as a successful B&B, and can be seen on its website.

Location :

The property is located in the village of High Halden, which offers a school, a church, a convenience store and a country pub. Tenterden High Street is three miles away and provides an excellent range of facilities; doctors surgery, banking, shops, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, public houses, leisure centre, swimming pool and various clubs.

There is a good selection of schools in the area in both the state and private sectors catering for children of all ages.

For the commuter there are fast and frequent rail services to London. Ashford International Station is 9.9 miles to the north east and Headcorn Main Line Station is to the north west at 7.7 miles. Both stations have ample parking and the service at Ashford provides a 36-minute train journey to St Pancreas. The M20 can be accessed at junction 9 and provides links to the M25 and the Channel Tunnel.

Room sizes :

Entrance Vestibule :

Reception Hall - 9'7" x 12'6" ( 2.92m x 3.81m )

Sitting Room - 16'8" x 14'4" ( 5.1m x 4.4m )

Dining Room - 18'6" x 16'2" ( 5.7m x 4.9m)

Inner Hallway

Store room

Breakfast Room - 16'5" X 13'0" ( 5.0m x 4.0m )

Kitchen - 18'1" x 16'10" ( 5.5m x 5.1m )

Utility Room - 13'0" x 11'11" ( 4.0m x 3.6m )

Downstairs Shower & Cloakroom

Drawing Room - 21'1" x 19'9" ( 6.4m x 6.0m )

Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 16'1"x 15'2" ( 4.9m x 4.6m )

En-Suite shower room no.1

Bedroom 2 - East Room - 18'9" x16'1" ( 5.7m x 4.9m)

Bedroom 3 - Four Poster Room - 17'5" x 14'10" ( 5.4m x 4.5m )

Family Bathroom - 9'9'" x 7'7'" ( 3.0m x 2.3m )

Bedroom 4 - Blue Room - 17'7" x 12'5 ( 5.4m x 3.8m )

En-suite shower room no.2

Bedroom 5 - Green Suite - 13'11" x 13'1" ( 4.2m x 4.0m )

Bedroom 6 - Green Suite - 9'8" x 13'1" ( 2.9m x 4.0 )

En-suite shower room no.3

Bedroom 7 - 2nd Floor Bedroom - 11'10" x 10'9" ( 3.6m x 3.3m )

Room 2nd floor - 18'9" x 18'6" (5.7m x 5.6m )

Attic storage - 25'3" x 14'7" ( 7.7m x 4.4m)


Services: Gas fired central heating; mains electric; mains water and drainage.

Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council (Council Tax band G )

Tenure: Freehold

Method of Sale :
This property is Freehold and is offered for sale with vacant possession upon completion.


All measurements are approximate and floor plans are not to scale. These particulars are produced in good faith, but are intended to be a general guide only and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Photographs are reproduced for general information only and do not imply that any item is included for sale with the property. Purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves by inspection of the property and seek advice of their solicitor.

EPC rating: E.

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Key Features

  • Outstanding Unlisted Period Village Home
  • Victorian Wing With Potential As Self- Contained Annexe
  • Magnificent Reception rooms
  • 7 Double Bedrooms With Three En-Suites
  • Period Features Galore
  • Over 4,500 sq ft Accommodation
  • Delightful Gardens
  • Village Location
  • Ample Parking
  • Ashford International Station 10 Miles

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