The Glebe, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DR | Property for sale | Savills
1,773 sq ft(164.72 sq m)
Guide price £700,000

The GlebePenshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DR

    Key features

    • Edge of the sought-after village of Penshurst
    • Within convenient reach of Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks
    • Modern mid-terrace family home with considerable potential
    • Four bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms
    • Kitchen/breakfast room and large reception room on the ground floor
    • Delightful views over the communal grounds and neighbouring countryside

    A modern, family home enjoying a unique setting in this highly coveted location in the heart of the Kent countryside

    About this property

    • The Glebe is a small and select development set in parkland grounds, tucked away from sight off Fordcombe Road on the edge of the picturesque village of Penshurst.

      Number 11 has been in our client's ownership for over twenty years and provides generous, well-proportioned and light-filled accommodation arranged over three floors. The house is in good decorative order, but now provides an exciting opportunity for gradual updating.

      The reception hall leads to the kitchen/breakfast room to the front of the house, which offers good storage and preparation space with a range of integrated appliances and a breakfast bar for more informal dining.

      The very welcoming open-plan reception room can be arranged as required; this generous room overlooks and opens out to the terrace and the established and impressive communal grounds beyond. Our clients have both a sitting area with fireplace and a further dining table for more formal entertaining.

      The house offers four bedrooms, with two large doubles on the first and second floors, both overlooking the gardens. There is a further modest double room on each floor, with three of the bedrooms benefitting from fitted wardrobes. Completing the accommodation is a shower room on the first floor and a bathroom on the second.

      The views over the communal grounds and surrounding countryside only get better as you travel up through the house. The attic provides good storage space and potential, subject to any necessary planning consents.

      The Glebe sits in roughly six and a half acres of grounds which include a croquet lawn, football pitch, wildlife meadow and children's play area. Whilst all grounds are communal, the residents can be as keenly involved as they wish in maintaining the areas immediately to the front and rear of their homes.

      11 The Glebe comes with twin garages en bloc.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    The Glebe really is a hidden gem, an exciting chance to put your own twist on this spacious modern house in a wonderful setting. The property is a delightful permanent home, but could be a weekend country retreat, or given the ease of maintenance, with well maintained communal grounds, even a "lock up and leave"! The lifestyle on offer here needs to be viewed to be fully appreciated.

    Mike ChurchillProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Glebe occupies a convenient position on the edge of the historic village of Penshurst, famous for its 14th century stately home, Penshurst Place, once owned by Henry VIII. The picturesque village is surrounded by beautiful Kent countryside, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    • The village boasts a thriving community and amenities include a Church, village hall, tea room, post office, garage, the Leicester Arms public house, monthly Farmers market, and there is immediate access to beautiful countryside walks and cycle paths. Penshurst cricket pitch is one of England's oldest, and lies within the grounds of Penshurst Place. There are two further popular country pubs within about a mile of the property, The Spotted Dog and The Bottle House Inn.
    • Comprehensive shopping: Penshurst enjoys the enviable position of being within convenient reach of the facilities of three large towns; Tunbridge Wells (approximately 7 miles), Tonbridge (approximately 5.5 miles) and Sevenoaks (approximately 9.5 miles).
    • Private and state schools: Penshurst has its own highly regarded primary school, with further village primaries in Fordcombe and Chiddingstone. There are a number of other well-regarded schools in the area, including the sought after grammar schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. There are private options including Holmewood House Preparatory School in Langton Green and Sevenoaks and Tonbridge at senior level.
    • Mainline rail: Penshurst (approximately 2.3 miles) with services to London Cannon Street from 57 minutes and London Victoria from just over an hour, Tonbridge is approximately 5.6 miles serving London Charing Cross/Cannon Street from 38 minutes and Hildenborough is approximately 4.7 miles.
    • 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.

    Additional information

    • Services: Oil-fired central heating, mains water, electricity and drainage.
    • Outgoings: Sevenoaks District Council, Tax band F.
    • Service Charges: Glebe Residents Association, £420.00 per quarter to cover maintenance of grounds, drain/gutter clearance.
    • Directions: Postcode - TN11 8DR. From Tunbridge Wells take the B2100 through Langton Green, then turn right onto the A264 towards Ashurst and East Grinstead; shortly after turn right again onto Fordcombe Road B2188; follow the road for roughly 3.3 miles passing through the village of Fordcombe, before turning left onto The Glebe just ahead of the centre of the village of Penshurst. Follow the driveway where the entrance to no.11 will be found on the left handside.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F