37 Holden Road
226.50 sq m
Guide price £1,195,000(€1,354,740)

Holden RoadTunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0QG

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2019
  • Lovely semi-rural location
  • Potential to further modernise
  • Mature and pretty landscaped garden
  • Close to transport links
  • Conveniently placed for local schools

An imposing period semi-detached family house, with much potential, in a leafy setting overlooking the woodland of Southborough Common, well-placed for local schools and transport links.

About this property

  • No 37 Holden Road is a spacious and imposing period house thought to have been built in the early 1900s. It is situated on a road that borders woodland on Southborough Common, yet is within easy access of London Road and the transport links offered to Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. Occupying three floors, the property offers generously proportioned rooms with abundant storage and has great potential to further modernise the property to enhance the current accommodation subject to any necessary planning constraints.

    The property features period fireplaces, wood panelled internal doors with brass fittings, stained glass windows, picture rails, high ceilings and deep skirting boards.

    The charming enclosed porch opens onto an entrance hall which has two storage cupboards and a cloakroom.

    The dual-aspect drawing room features an expansive window with stained glass panels and an outlook over the front garden. One wall is fitted with built-in shelves and cupboards and an impressive cast iron fireplace with colourful tiled slips and hearth is located on one side of the room.

    The sitting room, with two sash windows, overlooks the garden to the side and has a wall of built-in shelves and cupboards and a period fireplace.

    The dining room has built-in cupboards to one side of the chimney breast and an open doorway through to the wood-framed double-glazed conservatory.

    The kitchen is located off the dining room with wooden wall and base units, an integrated dishwasher, space for a range cooker, a fridge and a freezer and two spaces for washing appliances.

    The window gives an outlook over the rear garden and has a back door leading out to the rear terrace.

    The stairs lead up from the entrance hall to the first floor landing. Straight ahead is a double bedroom currently used as an art studio and the family shower room.

    There are three further double bedrooms on the first floor (one currently used as a study) and there are stairs up to the second floor master bedroom with has fitted wardrobes, a well-appointed bathroom and a large loft storage area in the eaves.

    A particular feature of this property is the good sized and beautifully maintained garden of about 0.23 acres. It has been planned and landscaped by the current owners and is planted with many established plants and shrubs with an elevated terraced area that features a pond with water feature and a wooden pergola to one side.

    Spanning the rear of the property is a flagstone terrace which gets the sun for a good portion of the day making it a lovely area to sit and entertain. The front of the property is reached via a pretty wooden gate which opens onto a winding gravel path, bordered on both sides by an area of level lawn and leading up to the front door.

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This highly attractive and substantial period home enjoys beautifully established gardens and a wealth of accommodation. Whilst tucked away by Southborough Common, the house is superbly placed for commuting via road or rail and for a broad choice of primary and secondary schools.

Natasha SelbieProperty agent

Local information

  • 37 Holden Road is situated in a leafy location opposite the woodlands of Southborough Common giving the property a rural feel and within a short distance of St Peter's church, the cricket green and access to the many footpaths and walks that abound in the area. It is also within easy access of both Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge town centres (both about 2 miles away) and Southborough (about 0.5 miles) which also offers a good range of local amenities including pubs, restaurants and shops (including a Tesco Express).
  • Parking: At the rear of the property as you approach from the end of Doric Avenue, there are a set of double wooden electric gates. These open onto a driveway which provides parking for two cars . Parking can also be found at the front of the house on Holden Road.
  • Comprehensive shopping: Tunbridge Wells town centre (2 miles), Tonbridge (2.7 miles) and Sevenoaks (8.8 miles). All mileages are approximate.
  • Schools: The property is well placed for access to a number of well-regarded state and private schools in both Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, including the Grammar schools. Buses pass frequently along St Johns Road (0.2 miles) heading for both Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
  • Mainline rail and commuter bus: High Brooms (about 1.4 miles) and Tonbridge (about 2.3 miles) have fast and frequent services to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street. The popular Centaur commuter bus route passes along London Road (0.2 miles) and goes into the City of London each day: https://www.centaurtravel.co.uk
  • Communications: The property is conveniently located for access to the A21 (about 1.4 miles), which provides a direct link to the South Coast and to the M25 London orbital and thereby the national motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells proceed north on the A26 towards Southborough. Pass through the two adjacent sets of traffic lights at Speldhurst Road (left) and Yew Tree Road (right). Having passed the Tesco Express store on the right, carry on for 0.2 miles then turn left into Holden Road. The gate to No 37 will be found after about 0.2 miles further along on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = E