Smarts Hill, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8EB | Property for sale | Savills
215.07 sq m(2,315 sq ft)
Guide price £1,550,000

Smarts HillPenshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8EB

    Key features

    • Well-proportioned & immaculately presented accommodation with character features throughout
    • Attractive gardens with garaging & ample off road parking
    • About 0.5 acres in total
    • Popular semi-rural, village location
    • Hildenborough station approx. 5 miles with a direct service to London Bridge from 31 minutes

    Attractive Grade II listed family home of character and charm, located on the edge of the popular village of Penshurst.

    About this property

    • Bullpits is a charming Grade II listed detached family home, set in a superb semi-rural position on the edge of Penshurst village which offers local shopping facilities, tea rooms, several highly regarded public houses with restaurants, a stately home and grounds, garage and a doctors surgery.

      The property is believed to date from the 15th century with later additions, presenting stylish accommodation arranged over three floors, combining a wealth of period features with contemporary embellishments. Salient points include a traditional style kitchen with an AGA, modern bathroom suites, exposed timbers and brickwork, leadlight windows, feature fireplaces, recessed lighting and some vaulted ceilings. Also of note are the attractive cottage gardens, garaging and ample off road parking.

      The impressive reception rooms comprise a double aspect family room and a spacious sitting room both with feature fireplaces, a dining room which is open to the sitting room and has French doors opening to the terrace, and a breakfast room with a fireplace and also benefitting doors opening to the terrace.

      The triple aspect kitchen features a comprehensive range of farmhouse-style base units with some integral appliances and an AGA cooker. An adjoining utility room provides additional storage and space for appliances, together with a cloakroom.

      Stairs ascend to the first floor and impressive principal bedroom suite which is served by a well-appointed en suite bathroom and built-in wardrobes. There are two further bedrooms, both with en suite shower rooms and built-in wardrobes.

      Arranged over the second floor is a fourth bedroom and a study.

      Bullpits is approached over a gated gravel driveway culminating at the detached double garage and providing ample off road parking. The landscaped lawns wrap around the property, enjoying south westerly and easterly aspects, interspersed with flowerbeds stocked with a variety of herbaceous shrubs and perennials. There is also a vegetable patch with raised beds and a greenhouse.

      To the perimeter is a vast range of established deciduous and evergreen trees and hedging, with woodland beyond the boundary providing privacy.

      A paved terrace spans the side and rear of the property, providing ideal spots for al fresco entertaining, together with a separate raised decked terrace.

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    This attractive house oozes character, style & charm - I love the rural outlook and having three local pubs across the fields is the absolute dream!

    Jamie WilliamsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Comprehensive Shopping: Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells (6 miles), Sevenoaks (9.7 miles).
    • Mainline Rail Services: Hildenborough (5 miles) provides a direct service to London Bridge (from 31 minutes)/Charing Cross/Cannon Street.
    • Primary Schools: Penshurst, Fordcombe, Chiddingstone and Bidborough.
    • Grammar Schools: Weald of Kent Girls, Tonbridge Girls Grammar and Judd Boys Grammar schools in Tonbridge. Tunbridge Wells Girls and Boys Grammar Schools and the Skinners Boys School in Tunbridge Wells.
    • Private Schools: The Preparatory Schools at Brambletye, Stoke Brunswick and Ashdown. Holmewood House Preparatory School in Langton Green. Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Public Schools.
    • Leisure Facilities: Golf at Nizels in Hildenborough, Sevenoaks, and Holtye. Esporta and the Spa Hotel have private health clubs in Tunbridge Wells. Tonbridge sports centre. Cricket clubs in Penshurst and Speldhurst. Events at Penshurst Place and Groombridge Place. Extensive walks and pubs in the local area.
    • All distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water, electricity & drainage. Oil fired central heating.
    • Directions: From the A21 take the Weald/Sevenoaks/Hildenborough roundabout onto the B245, signposted towards Hildenborough and Tonbridge. Continue along this road and turn right signposted to Leigh and Penshurst. Proceed through the village of Leigh bearing left on leaving the village, signposted towards Penshurst. Continue into Penshurst village and turn right at the T-junction. Proceed out of the village towards Fordcombe, passing the village school on the right hand side and proceed over a stone bridge. Take the second right hand turn signposted Smarts Hill. Bullpits is the first property on the left hand side.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G