Rear Elevation
557.60 sq m
Guide price £3,950,000(€4,478,012)

Saints HillPenshurst, Kent, TN11 8EN


    Key features

    • Impressive country residence
    • Elevated position with superb southerly views
    • Hildenborough station about 5.6 miles
    • Edge of popular village location
    • Office/studio
    • Formal gardens, field and river frontage
    • Fishing rights
    • About 6.34 acres

    An impressive and immaculately presented country residence of character, set within glorious gardens and grounds in an elevated position, commanding wonderful southerly views

    About this property

    • This handsome and privately situated character house is believed to date back to the 1930s, and has been transformed to meet the most exacting of expectations by the current owners. The property has been stylishly refurbished and extended to a high specification to create comfortable accommodation which retains the “country feel” and maximises the enjoyment of the superb South-facing position and the lovely views towards the river.

      The historic village of Penshurst is just 1.4 miles away with its thriving community spirit, a well regarded primary school and mainline station. The excellent choice of secondary schools within the area include Kent grammars in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells and public schools in Sevenoaks and Tonbridge.

      Light and spacious with contemporary fixtures and fittings, including travertine flooring, oak staircase, under floor heating in the kitchen, orangery and master bathroom, Bespoke of Goudhurst kitchen, and six stylish bath/shower rooms.

      An impressive oak door opens to the spacious reception hall with wonderful views through south-facing doors which open to the terrace, and a “snug” with contemporary coal-effect gas fire has an outlook to the front and side.

      The principal reception rooms provide well-proportioned and elegant areas for formal entertaining and comprise a drawing room and dining room, both with fireplaces and wonderful views over the gardens and beyond. A sitting room, also with southerly views, benefits from a contemporary wood burning stove and provides an area ideal for family living.

      The striking and well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room has an impressive high ceiling and is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base cupboards, with an island breakfast bar and double doors opening to the garden.

      The superb vaulted orangery is a wonderful addition to the property and is ideal for year round use, having two sets of doors to the garden, under floor heating and a lovely outlook over the gardens.

      There is a boot room off the orangery and a media room with controls for surround sound, Wi-Fi and Sky points fitted in the main rooms. A cloakroom and utility room complete the ground floor.

      The striking master suite comprises a double aspect bedroom with vaulted ceiling and enjoys superb views to the south. There are two dressing rooms and a stylish en suite bathroom with separate shower.

      The double aspect guest bedroom has a contemporary styled en suite bathroom with separate shower.

      There are two further bedrooms with en suite facilities, and two smaller bedrooms served by a modern and well-appointed family bathroom.

      Stairs rise to the second floor which comprises an attic bedroom with vaulted ceiling, served by a shower room.

      A two storey detached office with studio over, offering useful additional space with access to an outside gardeners WC.

      The house is approached over a gated gravel carriage driveway flanked with sweeping manicured lawns. The drive culminates in a parking area and leads to the garaging, which comprises an oak “Roundwood of Mayfield” 3-bay open garage and an enclosed double
      garage/garden store with tiled floor, both with power and light connected.

      From the drive, stone steps lead to the front of the house where a generous terrace with box edged beds is located, surrounded by established and well stocked borders. A path continues to the side and rear of the house and extends the width of the property, providing a wonderful area for al fresco entertaining and to enjoy the views. Swathes of lawn surround the property with deep herbaceous beds and a variety of shrubs and specimen trees. There is a kitchen garden with a number of raised beds, a pretty Victorian style greenhouse and rose beds, and on from here is a useful storage area with a shed/log store. To the perimeter of the grounds are established screen hedging, with parkland railings bounding the garden from the paddock.

      The paddock is flanked on one side by an area of woodland with a variety of deciduous trees,

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is a most impressive home in a superb condition, with excellent south facing views and grounds - it also has fishing rights.

    Richard SmithProperty agent

    Local information

    • The property is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in an elevated position accessed by a small private road, shared with four houses. Set on the rural fringe of the picturesque village of Penshurst which is famous for its 14th Century stately home, Penshurst Place, once owned by Henry VIII. Village amenities include a church, village hall, tea room, post office, garage, doctor's surgery and public house. Penshurst cricket pitch is one of England's oldest and lies within the grounds of Penshurst Place. Tunbridge Wells (5.5 miles), Tonbridge (7 miles) and Sevenoaks (10.3 miles), offer a wider choice of facilities.
    • Private and state schools: Penshurst primary, grammar schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, Holmewood House Preparatory in Langton Green, Sevenoaks Preparatory. Public schools in Sevenoaks and Tonbridge.
    • Mainline rail: Hildenborough (5.6 miles) to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street from 41 minutes. Penshurst (3.4 miles) London Cannon Street from 57 minutes; London Victoria from just over an hour.
    • Communications: The A21 is accessible at Tonbridge and links to the M25 and national motorway networks and thereby to Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the channel ports and Channel Tunnel Terminus. All distance are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From the A21, take the Weald/Sevenoaks/Hildenborough roundabout onto the B245, signposted Hildenborough and Tonbridge. Continue along this road and turn right, signposted Leigh and Penshurst. Proceed through Leigh, and bear left to Penshurst. Continue into Penshurst village and turn right at the T-junction. Proceed for about 1.40 miles, passing over a small bridge. On reaching a sharp right-hand bend, turn immediately left into a private lane and the drive to Barnfold House will be found after a short distance on the right.
    • EPC Rating = E