The Green, Benenden, Cranbrook

What: A former primary school in the heart of Benenden, overlooking the village green, has come to the market as a stylishly refurbished family home.

Benenden Old School is a Grade II listed building originally dating back to circa 1873, when it was built by George Devey for the Earl of Cranbrook.

Having served as the village primary school for nearly 140 years, whose alumni includes comedian Jo Brand, the building has been the subject of an extensive refurbishment project, transforming it into an attached four-bedroom family home which retains much of the period charm and original architectural features while incorporating modern touches.

'It’s wonderful to see this historic building being given a new lease of life,' says Russell Alexander of Savills Cranbrook. 'Situated in a prime position at the heart of the popular village, this stylish family home overlooks the quintessential village green.'

Inside: The property includes an impressive 46ft double reception room, incorporating sitting and dining areas, four bedrooms a family bathroom and two en suite shower rooms.

Features include reclaimed antique pine floorboards, wooden panelling, original full height dividing doors to the reception space, and discreet Heritage secondary double glazing.

Outside: The house has a private enclosed garden with a mint sandstone terrace, along with parking to the front of the property. There is also a substantial garden room/ office with power and light.

We love: The Foxcote bespoke oak staircase with glass balustrades adds real wow factor. Top class!

Contact: Savills: 01580 720 161