Bakery Cottage
143.07 sq m
Guide price £795,000(€901,271)

Fordcombe RoadFordcombe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0RT

    Key features

    • Charming former village bakery
    • Convenient for Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge
    • Delightful en suite attic conversion
    • Many characterful features
    • Large Double Garage with storage above
    • Parking for several cars

    A charming and characterful former bakery in the heart of a popular village situated in the Kentish countryside west of Tunbridge Wells.

    About this property

    • Bakery Cottage is a handsome detached house, occupied as a family home by the current owner for over forty years. Built in a traditional style from local stone and brick, the property is set at the heart of the popular village of Fordcombe where for many years it served as the local bakery.

      Behind this neat and balanced facade is a unique home with high ceilings and comfortable accommodation, including a useful cellar. The spacious sitting room features a large open fireplace and exposed brick walls to the rear housing the original bread ovens. Views to the front overlook the village cricket pitch. The dining room, still remembered by some villagers as the original baker's shop, also has an open fireplace and a window to the side where the original shop entrance was.

      The kitchen, at the rear of the house and with a door to the garden, features a vaulted ceiling with characterful brickwork and beams. An Aga, double Belfast sink and hardwood worktops over fitted cabinets leave room for a family dining table, forming the welcoming heart of this home.

      Two double bedrooms on the first floor look out over the cricket pitch and the countryside beyond. In addition to the third, single, bedroom there is a sizable family bathroom, stylishly fitted as a wet room with a timber-effect tiled floor.

      Up a further flight of stairs is a delightful top floor bedroom suite. Currently configured as an additional sitting room, it features a very impressive en suite bathroom with free standing pedestal bath and lovely views from a low-silled window.

      Bakery cottage enjoys a paved drive to the side leading to further parking and a sizable double garage, with fully boarded storage space above.

      To the side of the garage, and wrapping around the opposite side of the house to the lawned front garden, is a well kept garden, largely paved with plants in pots and a small lawn. Bordered by an established hedge, it also features a south facing seating area under a wooden pergola.

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    Charming and unique, Bakery Cottage is steeped in local history and found the heart of this pretty Kent village.

    Natasha SelbieProperty agent

    Local information

    • Fordcombe is a popular village set in the Kentish countryside about 4 miles west of Tunbridge Wells. 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 offers comprehensive shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities as well as a good selection of well-regarded schools and access to the A21. Tonbridge is also convenient with access to the A21, about 6 miles to the north west.
    • Mainline stations: Tunbridge Wells (about 4.4 miles) with regular services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street. Tonbridge (about 6.2 miles) is further up the same line with more frequent services.
    • Services: Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
    • Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Tax band F.

    Additional information

    • Directions: On entering Fordcombe village from the south, with the village green visible ahead on the left, Bakery Cottage will be found on the right, opposite the village hall, and on the the corner of Fordcombe Lane, also known as The Lane.
    • EPC Rating = E