Chennell Park was built in the late 1950s and extended in 1992, formerly there was an original Queen Anne house on the site. The army seconded the house during the second world war and used the garden and field to store unexploded bombs. The story goes that the army managed accidently to explode one of the bombs which killed a couple of soldiers but this cannot be confirmed. They did however, like so many other houses, manage to considerably damage the interior, which when the war was over the local Dr Taylor Jones who had inherited the house from one of his patients, decided to pull it down and rebuild. The current house has for many years housed an extended family, having two kitchens and separate living areas. It could easily be turned back to a very versatile and airy family house. The largest kitchen has a Stanley range cooker and a range of cupboards, the dining room leads from this with a stable door to the garden. The sitting room has a wood floor, a bay window, open fire and a picture window onto the garden, the dining room also has a bay window and leads
into the study. At this end of the house there is a further kitchen, utility and larder.
On the first floor there are five bedrooms, one of which has an ensuite bathroom and one has a very useful dressing room. Three of them have views over the surrounding countryside over to the church in Tenterden.
The house is approached through gates to a parking area with space for numerous cars. To one side of the parking area is the double garage with one bedroom annexe above. The landscaped gardens are mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with a variety of trees and shrub borders. A wonderful Lebanese cedar tree grows in the main lawn, planted to celebrate the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. There is a productive vegetable garden with a greenhouse, fruit canes, a formal rose garden and a secret garden. The
swimming pool blends beautifully into the surrounding lawn and is heated by an electric heat pump. In all there is 52 acres of land with the paddocks currently used for grazing, with wonderful views towards the town of Tenterden.
The property sits in a unique setting well away from busy roads, yet is only about 1.7 miles away from the picturesque town of Tenterden. The town is well known for its tree lined high street and offers a good range of
amenities serving all of the usual day to day needs including shops, boutiques, restaurants and a Waitrose supermarket.
The neighbouring town of Cranbrook also offers a good range of amenities. Ashford with its international Eurostar terminal providing high speed services to Continental Europe and also to St Pancras (37 minutes) is only
12 miles away. Headcorn, which is further to the north offers another commuting option with a mainline station which provides a regular service to the capital.
The area is renowned for the quality of the schools in both the private and state sectors, with a number of well-regarded schools being within easy reach of the property.
Leisure activities in the area include riding and walking in the surrounding countryside, golf at a number of interested courses including Chart Hills.