Gedges Farm, Crittenden Road, Matfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7EL | Property for sale | Savills
213.68 sq m(2,300 sq ft)
Guide price £1,250,000

Gedges Farm, Crittenden RoadMatfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7EL

    Key features

    • A very attractive, detached period cottage set in the middle of its plot, enjoying a delightful countryside setting
    • Five bedrooms and two bathrooms
    • Sitting room, dining room and study in addition to the kitchen/breakfast room
    • Beautifully established gardens to the front and rear, with pleasant views and driveway parking for several vehicles
    • Well placed for the nearby villages of Matfield and Brenchley
    • Within convenient reach of Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks, the extensive choice of schools in the area, road and rail links
    • Video tour available upon request

    A charming, detached period cottage enjoying a tucked away, rural position on the edge of the sought-after village of Matfield with direct access to the surrounding countryside

    About this property

    • Orchard Cottage is a highly attractive and enchanting period cottage, which enjoys spacious, characterful, well-proportioned accommodation which is beautifully styled and presented throughout.

      On the ground floor, the well-appointed shaker style kitchen is fitted with both base and wall cabinetry providing good storage, together with granite worksurface offering ample preparation space, and a range of integrated appliances including an AGA oven. The kitchen is open to the generous breakfast room with French doors opening onto the terrace and gardens beyond.

      There are three further reception rooms; a formal dining room with feature fireplace and wood-burning stove, with a view over the front gardens, a delightful and sizeable, triple aspect sitting room with fireplace and French doors opening to the rear terrace, and access to the dual aspect study/snug with fitted furniture, providing an ideal spot for working from home. A cloakroom with wc and utility area completes the ground floor.

      On the first floor, all of the bedrooms are light, bright and enjoy a pleasant outlook over the gardens; there is a sizeable principal bedroom with dressing area, a bank of fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. There are three further double bedrooms, one of which has an impressive vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. A further single bedroom and a separate family bathroom complete the accommodation.

      Outside: Orchard Cottage enjoys a generous plot, surrounded by the lovingly landscaped and established gardens, with herbaceous borders and specimen planting. The cottage is approached via a brick-paved pathway that leads through the pretty front gardens, to the porch. A paved terrace spans the width of the house to the rear providing a wonderful, private space for outdoor entertaining whilst enjoying the view over the gardens to the rear.

      There is driveway parking for several vehicles to the front of the property.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is a very special opportunity, Orchard Cottage enjoys a hidden location, but not an isolated position and is found in the very heart of the Garden of England. The cottage has such a welcoming feel, it's not hard to imagine being very happy here!

    Natasha SelbieProperty agent

    Local information

    • Tucked away from sight, Orchard Cottage is situated in a semi-rural position, forming one of a small collection of attractive private homes, at the end of a sweeping, shared driveway. The property lies only a mile or so from the popular and pretty village of Matfield, with its picturesque village green, butcher/village shop and public houses, including the highly-regarded Gastro-pub, 'The Poet'.
    • The village of Brenchley is also nearby (approximately 2 miles) and currently offers a post office, dentist, doctors' surgery and dispensary, along with a fine church, primary school, The Little Bull Café & Bar and Brenchley and Matfield lawn and tennis club.
    • The house is also approximately 4 miles away from the centre of Horsmonden where there are further village amenities including a village shop, primary academy and kindergarten, sports field and tennis club.
    • For more comprehensive shopping, Paddock Wood (approximately 3.3 miles) offers a good range of shopping facilities including a Waitrose supermarket, doctors' surgery, bank, Costa Coffee, butcher, Greggs, Barsley's Department Store, Putlands Sports and Leisure Centre and primary school. Tunbridge Wells (approximately 8 miles) offers a wide choice of facilities including two theatres, a multiplex cinema, health clubs, restaurants, cafés, bars and hotels, The Pantiles and High Street.
    • There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including Brenchley and Horsmonden village primary schools, Dulwich Prep in Cranbrook, the Grammar Schools in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Maidstone, Bethany School in Goudhurst, Cranbrook School, St Ronan's and Marlbrough House in Hawkhurst, the Schools at Somerhill, Holmewood House, Kent College for Girls, Tonbridge School for Boys, Mayfield School for Girls and co-education at Sevenoaks School.
    • Paddock Wood station (3.2 miles) has mainline services to London Charing Cross via London Bridge and Waterloo East (and Cannon Street), with twice per hour services of about 50 minutes or so.
    • The nearby A21 links directly to the M25 London orbital motorway to the north and thereby a national motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

    Additional information

    • Services: Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating, mains water and electricity.
    • Local Authority Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
    • There is a public footpath within the boundary of the property, with hedges on both sides for privacy, providing immediate access to wonderful countryside walks.
    • Directions: Directions: From Matfield village, take Chestnut Lane, and bear right as the lane narrows and turns into Crittenden Road, travel along for approximately 0.4 miles. The sign and turning for Gedges Farm will be found on the right handside, follow the drive along and the drive parking for Orchard Cottage will be on the right hand side, go through the gates to the cottage. Postcode: TN12 7EL.
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G