Front Elevation
292.83 sq m(3,152 sq ft)
Guide price £2,450,000($3,092,848)

Bishops Down RoadTunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8XL


    Key features

    • A truly special period family home
    • Prime residential area close to the Common
    • Beautifully proportioned accommodation enhanced by a wealth of period features
    • Lower ground floor with substantial additional space
    • Detached 'Bothy' providing scope for a variety of purposes, subject to any necessary consents
    • Delightful established and well screened walled garden
    • 0.9 miles by foot across Common to mainline station
    • Wide choice of schools in the vicinity including Kent Grammar schools

    A handsome unlisted Victorian gem with a delightful detached 'Bothy' and a walled garden in this convenient location.

    About this property

    • On the market for the first time in almost sixty years, this coveted Victorian villa is believed to date back to circa 1850 and offers a rare opportunity to acquire a truly special family home with a splendid walled garden.

      Manor Lodge is nestled in a prime residential area, close to the Common and within easy reach of the town centre and the mainline station. The beautifully proportioned accommodation is enhanced by a wealth of period features, including high ceilings and large windows which maximise the flow of natural light.

      The impressive wide entrance door opens into a spacious hall with a striking arched window, a skylight above and an elegant balustrade staircase. Two characterful principal reception rooms comprise a drawing room and a study/library featuring matching marble fireplaces and wide bay windows with an outlook to the front. The study is fitted with personally crafted bespoke bookshelves to one wall and an interlinking door between the two rooms enables adaptable space for entertaining.

      A charming dining room to the rear enjoys a wonderful outlook over the walled garden towards the Bothy and the gate to the back garden at the end, and adjoins a spacious family kitchen/breakfast room with a traditional walk-in larder.

      The wide first floor landing has a seating area and gives access to five good-sized bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms. The bedrooms to the front enjoy an attractive outlook towards the Common, whilst those to the back overlook the walled garden.

      The lower ground floor provides substantial additional space.
      accessed from the garden and comprising store rooms, a large workshop and a wine cellar.

      Outside
      Manor Lodge is set within established gardens of about 0.35 acres and is set well back from Bishops Down Road, with a driveway approach.

      The well screened walled garden to the rear creates a lovely backdrop for the house, with old red brick meandering pathways, shrubs, deep herbaceous borders and specimen trees including a magnificent magnolia ensuring year round colour.

      The wall wraps around the garden and is topped by hedging providing shelter and a good level of privacy. A pretty wrought iron arched gate in the wall leads through to a less formal area beyond with a shed, log store and a compost area.

      The Bothy
      A particular feature of the garden is the quintessential red brick gabled ‘Bothy' with its classic period features. Currently used as a games room/studio, this delightful building offers potential for a variety of purposes, subject to any necessary planning consents; two brick garden stores and a gardener's w.c. also provide useful additional space.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Surely a must for one of the top houses to live in Tunbridge Wells - this gem is flawless.

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Manor Lodge is conveniently situated in a prime residential area in Bishops Down Road, adjacent to the open spaces of the Common and ideally placed for the town centre and the mainline station, which are under a mile away by foot.
    • Tunbridge Wells is a popular choice for families with its well-regarded schools, including Kent grammars. The nearby Spa Hotel offers a members' health club and restaurant and there is an extensive range amenities in the town, including high street shopping, restaurants, two theatres and the individual shops and attractions of the historic Pantiles.
    • State and private schools: Bishops Down Primary School, Holmewood House and Rose Hill preparatory schools, boys' and girls' grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and independent senior schools in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Mayfield.
    • Communications: The recently dualled A21 from Tunbridge Wells links north to the M25 (Junction 5) and thereby to the national motorway network, and south to the coast. Gatwick Airport lies about 29 miles to the west being accessible via the M25 or the A264.
    • Mainline rail: Tunbridge Wells station is accessible by foot across the Common (about 0.9 miles) and provides regular services to London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street via London Bridge.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Head east on Mount Ephraim (A264) and take the next right on to Bishop's Down Road. Bear left at the junction with Hurstwood Lane, and Manor Lodge will be found on the right.
    • EPC Rating = E