Savills | Langton Road, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0NP | Property for sale
6,132 sq ft(569.68 sq m)
Guide price £2,200,000(€2,546,883)

Langton RoadSpeldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0NP

    Key features

    • An impressive character house in the centre of this sought-after village with a detached Oast and a barn
    • Striking contemporary fitted kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted ceiling and open plan to a light and spacious garden room
    • Separate Oast house comprising kitchen/studio/bathroom/games room
    • House: 5,085 sq ft; Oast: 1,047 sq ft
    • Substantial detached barn/workshop with lapsed PP
    • Landscaped gardens of 0.85 acres
    • Conveniently located for mainline stations at Tonbridge (4.2 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (3.8 miles)
    • Wide choice of schools including a village primary school and Kent grammars

    An impressive Grade II listed village house, set within established gardens, together with a substantial detached Oast and a separate barn

    About this property

    • This striking former farmhouse dates back in part to the 17th century and is located in the heart of this sought-after village, opposite the acclaimed primary school, with the church, village shop and The George and Dragon pub all within a third of a mile.

      Shadwell is stylishly presented having been enhanced over the years to create an individual family home with contemporary fixtures and fittings which complement the lovely period features. The property offers generously-proportioned and adaptable living space, eight double bedrooms over two floors, excellent secondary accommodation and a substantial character barn with lapsed planning consent for conversion into a dwelling.

      There is a wide choice of sought-after schools in the area, including Holmewood House preparatory school in Langton Green and grammar schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. For those needing to commute, Speldhurst is well-placed for access to a choice of mainline stations, enabling a journey to London from 42 minutes. Further points of note include high ceilings, fireplaces and many period features including decorative leaded light windows and aged oak beams in the oldest part of the house. A beamed inner hallway with built-in bookshelves gives access to the older part of the house, including a dining room with a wide inglenook fireplace with a red brick hearth and decorative tiles to either side and a door out to the formal entrance porch with a wrought-iron studded wide oak front door and quarry tiled floor.

      The 27'3” drawing room has a fireplace with wood painted surround and built-in shelving and the sitting room has a coal-effect gas fire and double doors opening out to the south terrace. The study has wood flooring and the remnants of the Victorian bell system to one wall.

      The striking contemporary fitted kitchen/breakfast room with its vaulted ceiling is open plan to a light and spacious garden room with two sets of French doors out. Integrated appliances include a range-style cooker with a 7-ring gas hob, twin electric ovens, a dishwasher and a fridge. There is a walk-in pantry, a separate fitted laundry/utility room with space for appliances and a cellar.

      There are four double bedrooms, a dressing room and two bath/shower rooms on the first floor and three double bedrooms and a bedroom/sitting room, on the second floor, accessed via twin staircases allowing for a degree of privacy and ideal for guests, together with two bathrooms and eaves storage.

      The Oast:
      Located to the south side of the main house is a delightful and beautifully presented self-contained oak-framed oast of 1,047 sq ft and comprising a ground floor games room with a neatly-fitted roundel kitchen and a high vaulted studio and roundel bathroom above.

      The Barn:
      The substantial oak-framed barn located beyond the oast is divided into three bays with a store room, garage with big double doors and a mechanic's pit, a side garage with up and over doors and water and electricity connected. Planning permission, dated 5/09/89 (now lapsed) was granted for conversion into a dwelling. Independent enquiries would need to be made to establish any current potential.

      The Gardens:
      The delightful gardens are a major feature of the property, surrounding the house to all sides and extending to about 0.85 acres in total with an array of mature trees and shrubs providing year-round colour and topiary box and clipped yew hedging.

      A circular terrace on the south side is accessed from the sitting room and leads down to terraced lawns bounded by high mixed hedging to the boundaries providing a high degree of privacy and sheltered by the barn adorned with climbing roses.

      A further area of lawn lies to the north, bisected by a central path with richly-planted herbaceous borders leading from the house up to an arbour-covered seating area. An archway through a high yew hedge links to the formal front entrance, and a wooden pedestrian gate out to the road.

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    Speldhurst is very well placed, suiting buyers who focus on Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells and this is a big village house, nicely presented, with lots of character and majors on secondary accommodation.

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Shadwell is situated in the heart of the sought-after village of Speldhurst in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village lies about 3.8 miles to the north west of Tunbridge Wells and 4.2 miles from Tonbridge.
    • State and private schools: Speldhurst C of E Primary School, preparatory schools in Langton Green (Holmewood House), Tunbridge Wells (Rose Hill) and Tonbridge (The Schools at Somerhill), grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, independent schools in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Eastbourne.
    • Communications: The A21 (accessible just north of Tunbridge Wells) links to the M25 (about 14.5 miles). The A264 (west from Langton Green) links to Gatwick Airport (about 21 miles), via the M23.

    Additional information

    • Agent's Note: The photographs were taken in 2017
    • Services: Mains gas-fired central heating. Mains water and electricity, private drainage.
    • Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council: 01892 526121. Tax Band: H.
    • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells, head south on the A26, then via Mount Ephraim to the A264 Langton Green Road. Pass through Langton Green and turn right by The Hare public house towards Speldhurst. Continue until you reach the Primary School on the left. Shadwell is located opposite the school, accessed via a track on the right-hand side, leading to several properties. The wooden gates to Shadwell will be seen immediately on the left.
    • EPC Exempt