Poundsbridge Lane, Fordcombe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0RJ | Property for sale | Savills
173.73 sq m(1,870 sq ft)
Guide price £950,000

Poundsbridge LaneFordcombe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0RJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Grade II Listed end of terrace cottage in delightful rural setting on the edge of the village of Fordcombe
  • Four bedrooms, bathroom and shower room
  • Kitchen, sitting room, dining hall, conservatory
  • Large established gardens, total plot of about 0.53 acres
  • Driveway parking for several vehicles and a number of useful outbuildings
  • Well-placed for the village amenities and primary school
  • Conveniently positioned for the wider facilities, further schools and travel links in nearby Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks

A charming and characterful Grade II Listed cottage, in a semi-rural setting within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty whilst conveniently placed for nearby towns

About this property

  • Found on the edge of the pretty village of Fordcombe, 3 Silcocks Cottage is an enchanting, Grade II Listed, end of terrace cottage, thought to originate from the 1500's with accommodation set across three floors. The property has been both updated and extended historically to create a comfortable, functioning, stylish and beautifully presented family home, whilst showcasing and enhancing the abundance of period features on offer throughout the cottage.

    The generous ground floor is arranged with a formal sitting room to the front of the cottage with an impressive fireplace and log burner, this leads to the dining hall which is also open to the kitchen, creating a very sociable layout. A conservatory, accessed off the dining room brings the outdoors indoors, with the lovely views over the garden, the conservatory opens directly on to a paved terrace and seating area.

    The pretty, farmhouse style kitchen overlooks and opens on to the garden via a stable door, with very attractive base and wall cabinetry providing good storage and preparation space. There are some integrated appliances, together with a free standing American style fridge freezer and Range cooker. A separate utility room with space for further white goods and a shower room with WC completes the ground floor.

    The first floor can be configured to suit individual needs, with some interconnecting rooms creating a flexible layout; there is a large principal bedroom with pleasant views across the valley to the front. A second dual aspect bedroom, a useful dressing/study area and a well-appointed family bathroom. There are two further sizeable double bedrooms on the second floor. The upper floors greatly benefit from the far reaching views over the surrounding countryside.

    Outside: 3 Silcocks Cottage benefits from a large, level and established garden, with a sunny southerly orientation, the garden is mainly laid to lawn, ideal for child's play and outdoor entertaining on a large scale, with lovely views over the neighbouring countryside.

    3 Silcocks Cottage offers driveway parking for several cars; there are also a number of very sizeable garden stores and workshops, providing useful storage and scope for any number uses.

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Long summer nights, spent sitting outside enjoying the countryside and starry skies or cosy winter nights in by the fire, this is a cottage for all seasons! 3 Silcocks Cottage offers countryside living on a manageable scale, where you can embrace the good life, whilst having the comfort of town amenities and facilities within easy reach!

Natasha SelbieProperty agent

Local information

  • 3 Silcocks Cottage enjoys a wonderful rural position, whilst being surrounded by a number of sought-after villages, Fordcombe (about 0.6 miles), Langton Green (1.9 miles) Groombridge (about 2.4 miles and Penshurst (2.6 miles) all of which are home to highly-regarded village primary schools.
  • The cottage is perfectly placed to enjoy the glorious surrounding countryside with a vast choice of footpaths and wonderful walks, with many dog-friendly pubs along the way. Fordcombe provides a popular pub, cricket pitch, village green with an annual village fête and village hall, with a variety of classes and community events held on a regular basis. In Langton Green, there is a well-regarded 'gastro-pub' - The Hare, overlooking the Village Green, where the popular annual summer fete is held, there is an Indian restaurant, All Saints Church, newsagent, Pavilion Café, as well as the Village Hall with a purpose-built nursery, a petrol station/convenience store and the Groombridge Farm Shop, specialising in produce from Kent and Sussex, is also within approximately 1.1 miles.
  • Penshurst also boasts a thriving community and amenities include a Church, village hall, tea room, Post Office, garage, the Leicester Arms public house and monthly Farmers market. Penshurst has access to beautiful countryside walks and the regional cycle route known as the Tudor Trail which runs from Tonbridge Castle alongside the River Medway out into the countryside and to the glorious buildings of Penshurst Place, famous for its 14th Century stately home, once owned by Henry VIII. Penshurst cricket pitch is one of England's oldest and lies within the grounds of Penshurst Place. Groombridge village provides a village hall, GP's surgery, The Junction Village Pub and Kitchen, general store, bakery and post office. Groombridge is known for its busy local community, there is a cricket pitch and recreation ground opposite in Station Road. Also a tennis club, the Forest Way Country Park & cycle path, Spa Valley Railway and the historic Groombridge Place.
  • The cottage also enjoys the enviable position of being within convenient reach of the wider facilities of three large towns; Tunbridge Wells (about 4.2 miles), Tonbridge (about 6.3 miles) and Sevenoaks (about 12 miles).
  • There are a number of well-regarded schools in the area, including the sought after grammar schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells and private schools such as Holmewood House Preparatory School in Langton Green and Sevenoaks and Tonbridge at secondary level.
  • Mainline rail: Tonbridge (about 6.3 miles) with a large car park within close proximity of the station and over 100 direct trains to London Charing Cross everyday. Ashurst (about 2.9 miles) to London Bridge. Hildenborough (about 6.8 miles) to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street. Tunbridge Wells (4.3 miles) with fast and frequent services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street with journey times from 50 minutes.
  • Communications: The A21 links to the M25 and national motorway networks and thereby to Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the channel ports and Channel Tunnel Terminus.

Additional information

  • Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
  • Services: Electricity, Gas, Water & Private Drainage.
  • Agents Note: The mid-terrace, no. 2 Silcocks Cottage may access their rear garden via a right of way over the garden at no. 3 Silcocks Cottage. There is also a small area (less than 15%) of flying freehold below the neighbouring property (no.2).
  • Directions: Postcode - TN3 0RJ. Leaving Tunbridge Wells travel through Langton Green on the A264. Take the right onto Ashurst Road and bare right onto the B2188 for Fordcombe. After approximately 0.4 miles take the right turn for Old House Lane. Stay on Old House Lane for approximately 0.6 miles where 3 Silcocks Cottage will be found on the right hand side.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: E