Dundle Road, Matfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7HD | Property for sale | Savills
381.46 sq m(4,106 sq ft)
Guide price £1,495,000

Dundle RoadMatfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7HD

    Key features

    • Glorious views of the High Weald National Landscape
    • Flexible and generous accommodation with up to seven bedrooms if required
    • Formal and informal reception space that can be arranged to suit
    • Period features enhanced and complimented by the high standard of presentation throughout
    • Gardens and grounds extending to about 0.77 acres
    • Within approximately 1.9 miles of the pretty village of Matfield
    • Well placed for easy access to the A21 and routes to the north and south
    • Convenient reach of the towns, schools and facilities within the surrounding Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & Sevenoaks

    A handsome and substantial period farmhouse within 5 miles of Tunbridge Wells with flexible accommodation, sympathetically updated and beautifully presented throughout, with wonderful views

    About this property

    • Found in this semi-rural, yet highly convenient location, within approximately 5 miles of Tunbridge Wells, and forming one of a small collection of attractive period properties, Elmhurst is an impressive and sizeable, five bedroom Grade II listed period farmhouse enjoying a wonderful outlook over the neighbouring countryside.

      The house dates back to the 17th century and boasts an abundance of charming features throughout, including exposed wooden beams, high ceilings, and two impressive inglenook fireplaces. The property has been improved and updated over the years to cater to the needs of modern family living.

      The delightful country-style kitchen benefits from underfloor heating and is fitted with Rencraft shaker-style cabinetry topped with granite worktops, offering an abundance of storage and preparation space. There is a two-oven AGA, a twin Belfast sink, an integrated dishwasher, and space for a fridge freezer. French doors open to the brick-paved terrace and garden beyond.

      The sizeable dining room enjoys an outlook to the formal front garden, together with solid wooden flooring and a characterful inglenook fireplace. The triple-aspect sitting room is fitted with a decorative wood burner with double doors opening to the terrace, offering a wonderful space for friends and family in the summer months. There is a useful utility space arranged in the cellar, with fitted cabinetry for further storage.

      The bedrooms are arranged across two floors and can be used flexibly, either making use of all seven rooms as bedrooms or adapting the spaces to suit, perhaps as a home office or hobby room. The principal bedroom is of particular note, enjoying a decorative feature fireplace and fitted wardrobes providing a good level of storage space. There are four further bedrooms on this floor, served by two well-appointed family bathrooms. The second floor provides a generous space that is ideal for older children or perhaps a principal suite, enjoying two bedrooms, two reception rooms, and a well-appointed bathroom.

      Outside - The large brick-paved terrace provides a delightful area to entertain and enjoy the views. The garden is mainly laid to lawn, with mature trees, and herbaceous borders that add a burst of colour throughout the seasons, enjoying a variety of flora including rhododendron, silver birch, apple tree, acer, magnolia, and wisteria.

      Accessible from both the driveway and rear garden, the double garage serves as parking or a convenient storage area, while the driveway provides parking for multiple vehicles. There is a charming, formal garden to the front of the property, together with an additional lawned garden fitted with a geocell membrane with access via a five-bar gate, providing further parking if desired.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Elmhurst is a superb family home, the views are undeniably captivating, but so is the house itself. The house is brimming with character and space, and can comfortably accommodate a growing or large family with ease.

    Natasha SelbieProperty agent

    Local information

    • Elmhurst is found in this semi-rural position within the High Weald National Landscape, approximately 1.9 miles from the popular and pretty village of Matfield, with its traditional village green, butcher, and public houses. Brenchley is reached within approximately 3.6 miles, with a butcher, post office, doctors' surgery and dispensary, along with a fine church, primary school, The Little Bull Café & Bar and a village club.
    • Being the only spa town in the Southeast of England, Tunbridge Wells (4.6 miles) offers elegant architecture and extensive cultural, entertainment and shopping attractions, including theatres, cafés, restaurants, national retailers and characterful independent shops on the High Street and historic Pantiles, known for its charming Georgian colonnade and summer Jazz festivals, and regular craft and food markets. Paddock Wood (approx. 5.9 miles) and Tonbridge (approx. 7.2 miles) provide a further range of shopping and leisure facilities.
    • State and private schools: Primary schools in Five Oak Green, Brenchley and Horsmonden, grammar schools in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Cranbrook, Mascalls Academy in Paddock Wood, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks public schools, Kent College, Pembury, Bethany School, Goudhurst. Preparatory and schools at Somerhill and Hilden Grange (Tonbridge), Marlborough House and St Ronan's (Hawkhurst) and Dulwich Prep (Cranbrook).
    • Mainline rail: High Brooms (approx. 4.4 miles), Tunbridge Wells (approx. 4.6 miles), and Paddock Wood (approx. 5.9 miles) with fast and frequent commuter services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street.
    • Communications: The M25 can be accessed via the A21, linking to other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel/ports.

    Additional information

    • Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
    • Services: Mains Water, Electricity and Private Drainage. Oil central heating.
    • Elmhurst enjoys a right of way across the shared entrance leading to the private driveway.
    • Elmhurst contributes towards a shared water pipe on Dundle Road as and when maintenance is required. (This has totalled to approximately £100.00 in the last 11 years).
    • Directions: Postcode: TN12 7HD.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G