A spacious family home of great period character with a chic and up-to-date presentation.
This attractive, character family house has been upgraded and improved by the current owners and features a semi open-plan ground floor, ideal for entertaining, with a fitted kitchen featuring granite worktops, slate flooring and a four oven gas-fuelled Aga with a built-in halogen hob.
The house has been extensively altered and enlarged over the years but is originally is thought to have been developed from a historic building that was built as a folly on the Culverden Castle estate. This may account for the distinctive principal bedroom, with its character barrel-vaulted ceiling and intricate carved window frame.
The overall impression is of a crisp, modern finish that showcases well the period style and features of this welcoming family home. The ground floor layout is a pleasing and balanced configuration of family living areas, with a kitchen/breakfast room, family room and utility room to one side of the entrance hall. To the other side is a well-proportioned sitting room and a double aspect dining room, set either side of a wonderful further reception area, currently used as a music and television room, with French doors leading out into the gardens.
The property is built above a network of cave rooms, carved from sandstone bedrock, for which Tunbridge Wells is renowned, and this mined sandstone forms sections of the building's elevations. The land falls away to one side of the house where an entrance to these extensive caves can be found, extending underneath a portion of the house.
Agents Note: Part of the garden is being retained and benefits from planning permission for a new detached family house. This plot is also being sold through Savills Tunbridge Wells - see our web site for details. As a part of this planning permission, the garage building which is being retained by Swiss Cottage is to be rebuilt in a different orientation, and these works will form part of the negotiations on the sale.
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An interesting character property in a tucked away Culverden position, ideal for the town and schools. Definitely worth a look.Robert Jacobs