Watermans Lane, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6ND | Property for sale | Savills
3,718 sq ft(345.41 sq m)
Guide price £1,175,000

Watermans LanePaddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6ND

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Charming country home set in established gardens
  • Conveniently located, just over a mile from the popular village of Brenchley
  • In the same ownership for over 40 years
  • Well proportioned and characterful family accommodation
  • Tucked away position within established gardens of about 0.68 acres
  • Approximately 2 miles to Paddock Wood station. 7.7 miles to Tunbridge Wells and 7.2 miles to Tonbridge
  • Well placed for a choice of private and state schools, including grammars

An attractive oast conversion set in a pretty mature plot of about 0.68 acres just over a mile from the sought-after village of Brenchley

About this property

  • Biggenden Oast is a charming country home with delightful established gardens, owned by the current family for over 40 years and located in a most convenient semi-rural position. The accommodation benefits from elegant proportions, with good ceiling heights, generous room sizes and period features including timber-framed sash windows with deep sills, many framing an outlook over the garden.

    Points of note include the impressive double-height reception hall with a striking cantilevered stone staircase rising to the first floor galleried landing, together with a generously-proportioned drawing room with an attractive painted wood fireplace. The drawing room opens through to the dining room with French doors out to the garden terrace.

    The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with wood units and integrated appliances including an electric oven and grill and a ceramic hob. There is a walk-in larder and a utility room with space for appliances and a door out to the garden. The study is fitted with bookshelves, with cupboards beneath and an outlook over the garden.

    The dual-aspect principal bedroom has fitted cupboards and an en suite bathroom. There are four further good-sized bedrooms, all with fitted cupboards, and a family bathroom which completes the accommodation.

    The attractive gardens lie mainly to the side and front of the house and are well-stocked with mature specimen trees and shrubs including magnolia, weeping pear, flowering cherry, copper beech, maple and rowan. Mixed herbaceous borders interspersed with shrubs offer seasonal colour and interest, with a rose walk and further rose-clad pergola adding height and colour, whilst hedging to the boundaries provides effective screening. A terrace, accessed from the dining room, offers an ideal vantage point from which to enjoy the picturesque surroundings.

    The property has two entrances from the lane, each with double five-bar gates set within an attractive brick wall opening to a gravel driveway providing parking and turning space, with an integral garage on the western side of the house.


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I like this location; country-like, yet very near the mainline station and very close to Brenchley as well. The big selling point though is in the conversion. Once you see the staircase and reception hall, I think you will want to buy this house!

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • Stuated just over a mile from the popular village of Brenchley, Biggenden Oast enjoys a private and tucked-away position within a small enclave of properties. Brenchley is in the heart of the “Garden of England” with a strong local community, GP surgery and dental practice, primary and pre-school, church, pub, bus service and post office. Matfield (approximately 1.7 miles) offers further local amenities. Paddock Wood (approximately 1.8 miles), has a mainline station and a Waitrose, whilst Tunbridge Wells (approximately 7.6 miles) and Tonbridge (approximately 7.3 miles) offer an excellent range of shops, restaurants and facilities.
  • State and private schools: There are many well-regarded schools in the area, including primary schools in Brenchley, Horsmonden, Paddock Wood and Pembury, grammar schools in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Cranbrook and independent secondaries in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Benenden School, Sutton Valence School and Pembury. Preparatory Schools include the Schools at Somerhill and Hilden Grange in Tonbridge, Holmewood House in Langton Green, Marlborough House and St Ronan's in Hawkhurst and Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook.
  • Mainline rail: Paddock Wood (approximately 2 miles) with fast and frequent services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street with journey times from 52 minutes.
  • Communications: The M25 can be accessed via the A21 (approximately 3.4 miles), linking to the national motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the Channel Tunnel terminus and coastal ports.

Additional information

  • Agent's Note: The photographs were taken in May 2017.
  • Services: Oil-fired central heating. Mains water and electricity and private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council: 01892 526121. Tax band H.
  • Directions: From central Tunbridge Wells, head east out of town on the A264, Crescent Road, Calverley Road and Pembury Road. Go straight over the two roundabouts and straight ahead at the traffic lights in Pembury to join the A228. Proceed along this road for approximately 3.5 miles, turning right at the roundabout, signposted to Paddock Wood. Turn right at the traffic lights at the end of the road and then take the second turning left into Chantler's Hill. Watermans Lane will be found after approximately 0.3 miles, the first turning on the right, and Biggenden Oast lies approximately 0.4 miles along on the left-hand side, the white weather boarded elevation and three square oast cowls clearly visible on approach.
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H