St. Lawrence Avenue, Bidborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0XA | Property for sale | Savills
125.88 sq m(1,355 sq ft)
Guide price £850,000

St. Lawrence AvenueBidborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0XA

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in July 2024
  • Detached bungalow enjoying generous proportions with further opportunity to expand, subject to relevant permissions
  • Situated in the charming and sought-after village of Bidborough
  • Generous and much-loved mature gardens offering a wonderful sense of seclusion
  • Two reception rooms, four bedrooms and two bathrooms
  • Tonbridge Station (approximately 2.6 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (approximately 3.6 miles)
  • Well placed for schools, including Bidborough C of E Primary School and the grammar schools in Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells

An attractive and immaculately presented four bedroom bungalow, offering further potential and opportunities for upgrading, in the popular village of Bidborough

About this property

  • Available for the first time in over 35 years and immaculately presented throughout, this sizable four bedroom bungalow is situated in the sought-after village of Bidborough and offers potential to expand and update, benefitting from generous proportions, a large loft space and a much loved and well stocked garden.

    Pre-Planning Application advice has been obtained from Tunbridge Wells Planning Department, which in principle looks to support various ideas over expansion and remodelling of the property, although we underline that no formal Planning Application has been made and no formal planning permission is in place. Further details are available from our office.

    The current accommodation offers much flexibility, currently comprising a welcoming entrance hall with fitted cabinetry, opening to a sizeable and charming sitting/dining room, benefitting from a feature fireplace, a wide spanning window overlooking the front garden, and French doors opening to the rear.

    The kitchen breakfast room, enjoying views of the much-loved gardens, is fitted with an abundance of storage cupboards, together with kitchen cabinetry offering plenty of storage and preparation space. Appliances include an integrated fridge, freezer, and electric oven, along with an induction hob. The integral garage can be accessed from the kitchen.

    There are four bedrooms in total, in which the principal bedroom is of particular note, benefitting from an outlook to the garden, fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. The remaining three bedrooms can be arranged to suit, currently used as a formal dining room, study, and spare room.

    To the front, the driveway offers parking for multiple vehicles, with a level area of lawn and mature shrubs providing a good-level of screening from the road. The well-maintained garden to the rear is generous in size and boasts an area of level lawn, ideal for entertaining friends and family, and a wonderful range of mature shrubs and trees, including ballerina apple trees, gingko biloba, and mature oak and beech. There is a pathway leading behind a bank of rhododendrons, offering an enchanting area for young children to explore and enjoy. There is also a vegetable garden to the rear, together with useful brick and wooden storage sheds.

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For me, this is a great opportunity because of the fine location in the village.

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • Bidborough is a sought-after and convenient village to the north of Tunbridge Wells and to the south of Tonbridge. It is therefore well placed for both towns, each with schools and mainline stations to London. Sevenoaks and the M25 to the north are also easily reached within approximately 11 miles. The countryside straight out to the west offers some of the finest scenery in the area and many charming villages.
  • The ever-popular village of Bidborough offers a popular local primary school, Bidborough Church of England Primary School, recreation ground, tennis club, bowls and cricket green. Other local amenities include a historic church, grocery/general store, garage, an award-winning pub with restaurant "The Kentish Hare" and the Village Hall. There are also many attractive countryside walks in the area.
  • Southborough village, on the way to Tunbridge Wells, offers further local amenities, including "Tallow" restaurant, which was recently named 'Britain's Best Local Restaurant' by the Good Food Guide, and further pubs available by The Common, including The Hand & Sceptre and The Imperial, with antique shops, as well as a primary school, together with the Civic Centre, combining a Doctors surgery and pharmacy, library, theatre/hall, coffee shop, community rooms, and town council offices.
  • Tunbridge Wells is the only spa town in the southeast of England, with cultural, entertainment and shopping attractions, including the historic Pantiles area, known for its Georgian colonnade, summer Jazz festivals, regular food and craft markets and the Chalybeate Spring. There are two theatres in the centre of town, an abundance of cafés and restaurants and a mixture of national retailers and independent shops. The High Street has many restaurants including The Ivy and The Warren, cafes for cakes, fresh bread and coffee including Juliet's, Fine Grind and Gails and an Italian delicatessen Arte Bianca, whilst Sankey's fishmongers offers fresh fish and seafood.
  • Schools: At primary level, the popular nearby school Bidborough Church of England Primary School is within approximately 0.4 miles on foot, whilst Southborough Church of England Primary School is reached within approximately 1.7 miles. There are many highly-regarded state secondary schools in the area, including The Judd School in Tonbridge, Tonbridge Grammar School (named International Baccalaureate School of the Year in The Sunday Times Parent Power Guide 2023) and Weald of Kent Grammar School. In Tunbridge Wells, Skinners, TWGGS, TWGSB, Bennett Memorial Diocesan and St Gregory's. Further excellent private options include schools at Tonbridge and Sevenoaks, as well as Mayfield and Upper Dicker to the south and Brighton and Eastbourne on the coast.
  • Mainline rail: Tonbridge Station (approximately 2.6 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (approximately 3.6 miles), with fast and frequent services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street with journey times from 31 minutes (Tonbridge), 50 minutes (Tunbridge Wells).
  • A bus stop is within close proximity of the property providing local services to Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and further afield, together with The Centaur Commuter Coach offering services into London (which stops at nearby Bidborough Corner).
  • Communications: The A26 joins the A21 just North of the town, linking through to the M25 (junction 5) London orbital motorway, and thereby to the national motorway network, and to the South coast. Gatwick Airport is about 23 miles.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.
  • Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
  • Directions: TN4 0XA
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F