Forest Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5HT | Property for sale | Savills
388.15 sq m
Guide price £1,795,000(51,545,439 EGP)

Forest RoadTunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5HT

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in July 2023
  • Presented to a high standard with contemporary fixtures and fittings
  • Open plan kitchen/dining room with conservatory opening out to the terrace
  • Previously arranged as a five bedroom home, with potential to reinstate
  • Indoor swimming pool, sauna and shower room
  • Enclosed south-facing garden to the rear
  • Screened behind mature hedging, with driveway parking and integral garage
  • Well placed for schools, including the grammars
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A fine Regency style family house with indoor pool on the popular south side of town.

About this property

  • This impressive detached family house, set back on the south side of Forest Road, was built in the 1980s and purchased by our clients in 2013. Since then, the property has been re-fitted and interior-designed to a high standard with contemporary fixtures and fittings.

    The accommodation is light and spacious throughout, with flowing living space accessed from the reception hall.
    The large and well-designed open plan kitchen/dining room, with central island breakfast bar, marble worktops and fitted appliances (mostly Miele) opens into a large conservatory with fitted blinds and doors opening out to a south facing terrace.

    Upstairs there are four well-proportioned bedrooms, three with fitted wardrobes, a well-appointed family bathroom and an en suite shower room. One was originally two separate rooms and could be reinstated to create five bedrooms in all.

    Of particular note is the impressive indoor pool, with its southerly aspect to the rear, doors out to the terrace and fitted with a tide-jet to swim against, together with a smart changing area, with shower, sauna and a cloakroom.

    Outside, the front of the property is secluded from the road by mature hedging and the driveway provides parking and access to the integral garage.

    To the rear, there is a landscaped, enclosed garden with high hedging and fencing, and shrub borders and wide terrace with step up to a raised level lawn.

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An indoor pool in a house at this price point will be tempting for buyers.

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • Highfield House is located on the popular south side of town in a sought after road comprising mainly prestigious detached family houses. The town centre is easily accessible and offers an extensive range of shops, restaurants, bars and coffee houses and has two theatres, one which also shows films.
  • The historic and picturesque Pantiles Georgian shopping colonnade and the old High Street area are about a mile away and the Royal Victoria Place shopping mall is reached in approximately 2.2 miles. Knights Park out of town retail park is approximately 4.2 miles and offers a multi-screen cinema complex, bowling alley, health/fitness club and further large outlet stores.
  • There are several parks and open green spaces including Dunorlan Park and the town's Common, with its extensive acreage of woodland and open spaces, loved by children and dog walkers for generations, as well as Hargate Woods off Broadwater Down.
  • The Nevill Golf Club and Nevill Ground (tennis and cricket) are nearby. The surrounding countryside boasts several places of historic interest and attractive walks, including the famous Ashdown Forest. Sailing and fishing can be enjoyed at Bewl Water near Lamberhurst.
  • Private and state schools: Tunbridge Wells has a number of well-regarded primary schools as well as The Mead, Rose Hill and Holmewood House preparatory schools. At secondary level, The boys' and girls' Grammars and Skinners are in the St John's area on the northern side of town, approximately 2.2 miles and the Skinners' Kent Academy in Sandown Park is approximately 2.5 miles Independent secondary options include Beechwood Sacred Heart School, Tonbridge for boys, Mayfield for girls and co-education options at Sevenoaks, Eastbourne and Brighton.
  • Mainline rail services: Tunbridge Wells (approximately 1.2 miles) has services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street with journey times of under 1 hour.
  • Communications:
  • The A21 is accessible just north of Tunbridge Wells, which links to the London M25 orbital and thereby the national motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains gas-fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage, soar panels generating an average annual income of £1,000.
  • Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council: 01892 526121. Tax Band G, £55 per annum to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
  • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells take the A267 (Nevill Street, which becomes Frant Road) south from the mini-roundabout at the Pantiles. After approximately 0.8 mile, almost at the top of the hill, turn left onto Forest Road. The entrance to No 229 will be found after a short distance on the right-hand side.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G