Charming grade II listed character home on Rusthall Common
This stunning property is believed to be one of the oldest surviving houses in Tunbridge Wells, dating from the 15th century with later additions. The house comprises a grade II listed attached timber frame and is faced with a red brick.
Having been sympathetically restored to preserve the original character of the building, many period features are still evident throughout the house including exposed ceiling beams timbers in most rooms and solid oak doors.
Features of the property include:
- oak staircase flanked to one side by a wall of large sandstone blocks
- dual aspect drawing room with inglenook fireplace. A modern wood burner sits within the fireplace with bi-fold doors that open up to create the feeling of an open fire
- dual aspect sitting room with access to the garden with open fireplace, and additional wood burner plus herringbone brick hearth
- a staircase from the kitchen leads to a tucked away space on the first floor, perfect as a study
The kitchen is homely and well appointed, with enough space for a breakfast table, featuring Siemens appliances, American style fridge-freezer and extra drinks fridge. A utility room houses a Hotpoint washing machine and Siemens tumble drier. The dining room is awash with natural light and provides wonderful views of the pretty rear garden. The ground floor benefits from underfloor heating throughout.
Upstairs, the principal bedroom has an en suite bathroom and dressing area. The second bedroom is of a good size and is served by a shower room across the landing.
To the second floor are two further bedrooms and a further bathroom with shower over bath.
The rear walled garden has been thoughtfully planted, featuring several silver birch trees and a stunning magnolia. Adjacent to the house is a west facing stone and brick terrace, an ideal spot for alfresco dining. Two of the three outbuildings are excluded from the rental, but the other is included and is wired up to mains electricity.
Externally, there is a large driveway with space for up to four cars.
A beautifully presented character filled property benefitting both traditional and contemporary features.Mike Churchill