An incredible home, refurbished by the team who recreated Shakespeare’s globe, combining medieval soul with 21st century design

Corner Cottage is a beautiful period home dating from 1460 that has been elegantly and timelessly modernized to suit 21st century living.

Nothing encapsulates the effortless mix of old and new quite like the interiors of Corner Cottage in the village of Horsmonden, Kent. It’s a truly stunning home; one where 15th Century Medieval roots blend seamlessly with the 21st centurySt Century designed.

The property is currently being marketed through Savills at a guide price of £2.8million and has been expertly restored by specialists McCurdy & Co Ltd – the same company responsible for the design and construction of London’s Shakespeare’s Globe Theater and experts on the The area is repair and conservation of historical wooden buildings.

In the vaulted master bath, a freestanding copper tub sits beneath imposing beams and an elegant archway, while a circle of in-ground spotlights illuminate it from below.

The expansive (and alphabetically sorted) exposed brick wine cellar in the basement could suffice for any avid wine lover alone, as it is nothing short of impressive – both in terms of the brickwork and the sheer volume of wine it can store.

Leading out of the mecca, the wine cellar, is a modern, air-conditioned gym with plenty of space for equipment (or floor space for those times when you need to dent the wine supply and roll out a mat and lie in savasana for 30 minutes).

Elsewhere within the 4,500+ square foot property, which is spread over three floors, are four bedrooms, a beautiful family kitchen that flows into the living and dining room, and a family room. Each room hosts an array of wonderful features; You guessed it – large open fireplaces, beautiful beams and unique stone walls.

One of the guest bedrooms is accessed via the first floor landing – an elegant, glass-roofed corridor that connects the original, older part of the house with the newer addition.

Corner Cottage is surrounded by approximately 4 acres of landscaped gardens. At the front mature yews and rose beds frame the house and a path leads to a number of established trees including cherry, crab apple, maple, sycamore, alder and a dove tree.

A generous south facing terrace overlooks the heated swimming pool and lawn beyond, whilst a gate leads to a wooded area with a spring fed pond.

Corner Cottage is currently on the market through Savills with a guide price of £2.8m – see more pictures or check with the agent for more details.

Horsmonden: What you need to know

Location: 10 miles east of Tunbridge Wells and 12.5 miles south of Maidstone in Kent. Rail links are accessible from Paddock Wood and Garden.

The atmosphere: The atmospheric village has a strong local community centered around the village green known locally as The Heath. There are several pubs and village shops in the local area including a pharmacy and an award winning general store.

Things to do: Nearby Cranbrook is home to a larger selection of shops including antique shops and cafes. The royal spa town of Tunbridge Wells is also home to numerous shops and restaurants, or take a day trip to Hole Park Gardens, Chiddingstone Castle and Scotney Castle.

Schools: Horsmonden Primary Academy, Brenchley and Matfield Church of England Primary School and Bethany School are all close by.


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