Fordcombe Road, Fordcombe, Tunbridge WellsLangton, Kent, TN3 0RB | Property for sale | Savills
114.36 sq m
Guide price £975,000(58,937,942 EGP)

Fordcombe RoadFordcombe, Tunbridge WellsLangton, Kent, TN3 0RB


    Key features

    • Grade II listed former gatehouse believed to be designed by George Devey
    • Set within about 1.15 acres with a portion of woodland and a pond
    • Comprising kitchen/family room, sitting room, three bedrooms (one en suite), a study, and a family shower room.
    • Planning permission for a separate home office (Tunbridge Wells Borough Council planning portal Reference: 22/01078/FULL (valid until June 2025).
    • Ideally placed for Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks, with mainline rails services from Tunbridge Wells (approximately 4 miles) to London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street.
    • Situated within the High Weald National Landscape

    A recently updated and extended Grade II detached cottage with a secluded garden set in about 1.15 acres, believed to be designed by the architect George Devey

    About this property

    • Langton Park Lodge is one of the three former gatehouses for Ashurst Manor, with this particular lodge previously guarding Victoria Park. Built around the late nineteenth century, the property is believed to be designed by the Arts and Craft architect George Devey who was noted for his work on country houses and their estates. He focused on creating an artificial impression of a building's age, by combining the styles and materials of different eras, which can be seen at Langton Park Lodge with a merge of traditional hung tiles, sandstone and oak cladding.

      The accommodation is set over two floors, comprising an entrance porch, sitting room with a feature brick fireplace fitted with a woodburning stove, an open plan kitchen/family room, utility/boiler room, three bedrooms (one en suite), a study, and a family shower room.

      The well-appointed kitchen is fitted with shaker-style cabinetry, solid oak worktops, a twin Belfast sink, and integrated appliances including a fridge freezer, dishwasher, oven, and hob. There is a separate boiler room offering plumbing for a washing machine.

      The ground floor enjoys oak-engineered flooring with underfloor heating throughout, with carpeting to the first floor. Upstairs, the principal bedroom is of particular note, with characterful ceilings and an en suite bathroom, fitted with a freestanding bath below the window overlooking the grounds to the rear.

      There are two further bedrooms, together with a study, ideal for today's working-from-home needs. The family bathroom, fitted with a shower, wc, and sink basin with storage below, completes the accommodation.

      The outside space extends to just over an acre, mainly laid to lawn, with a pond to the rear, and a small portion of woodland that can be accessed by a separate 5-bar gate. Planning permission has been granted to build a home office with a shower room with wc and sink basin (6900mm x 4200mm). The planning information can be found on Tunbridge Wells Borough Council planning portal Reference: 22/01078/FULL.

      The electric gates open to the gravel driveway which offers parking for multiple vehicles, together with a twin garage, a woodstore to the side and a store for the oil tank.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    For me, such a rare find, with no real neighbours at this price point and in such a good location.

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Langton Park Lodge lies within the High Weald National Landscape, and is situated between Langton Green and Fordcombe, approximately 4.2 miles of Tunbridge Wells with its comprehensive amenities, shopping, schools, recreational facilities, theatres, pubs and restaurants and historic Pantiles known for its charming Georgian colonnade and summer Jazz festivals, and regular craft and food markets at weekends.
    • In Langton Green, there is a well-regarded 'gastro-pub' - The Hare, overlooking the Village Green, where the popular annual summer fete is held, there is an Indian restaurant, All Saints Church, newsagent, Pavilion Café, as well as the Village Hall with a purpose-built nursery, a petrol station/convenience store and the Groombridge Farm Shop, specialising in produce from Kent and Sussex, is also within approximately 1.2 miles.
    • Fordcombe is also a popular village with a popular pub, primary school, cricket pitch, and village green, the village also enjoys easy access to the surrounding countryside with a network of footpaths.
    • Tunbridge Wells High Street offers further restaurants and shopping, including The Ivy and The Warren, and so many choices for delicious cakes, fresh bread and coffee, Juliet's, Fine Grind, Gails and the Italian delicatessen Arte Bianca, with fresh fish and seafood at Sankey's fishmongers and so much more, with numerous shops and independent boutiques.
    • Private and state schools: Langton Green has a village Primary School and the house is within good proximity of Holmewood House Preparatory School (entered off Holmewood Ridge with the exit via Hither Chantlers). At secondary level there are many well-regarded schools in the area, including the Grammar schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells and private schools at Tonbridge for boys, Mayfield for girls and co-ed options at Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Eastbourne, Upper Dicker and Brighton.
    • Leisure facilities include horse racing at Lingfield Park, Plumpton and Brighton. Golf at the Nevill in Tunbridge Wells and Lamberhurst (approximately 12 miles), The Royal Ashdown at Forest Row and the East Sussex National at Uckfield. Water sports including sailing and fishing, as well as cycling and walking can be enjoyed at Bewl Water near Wadhurst and for, opera enthusiasts, Glyndebourne is approximately 23 miles to the south.
    • Langton Park Lodge is very well located for commuter links to central London, which is about 40 miles to the north with mainline rail services from Tunbridge Wells (approximately 4.2 miles), Hildenborough (approximately 6.9 miles via country lanes) and Tonbridge (approximately 6.7 miles)

    Additional information

    • Agents note: This property is within a conservation area and is Grade II listed.
    • Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil central heating.
    • Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G