Laurel Bank, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0DG | Property for sale | Savills
186.83 sq m(2,011 sq ft)
Guide price £1,295,000

Laurel BankTunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0DG

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Very well placed for highly regarded primary & secondary schools in the area, including Kent grammars
  • An attractive, detached family home on a private road
  • Convenient proximity to Tunbridge Wells centre, Southborough and Tonbridge to the north, choice of stations and road links
  • 0.4 acre plot with wonderful established garden
  • Four bedrooms, family bathroom and ground floor shower room
  • Driveway parking for several cars and attached garage

A beautifully presented, substantial, family house enjoying a tucked away position whilst ideally placed for the grammar schools and amenities of the town.

About this property

  • Built in the late 1940s, Honnington has been extended and updated over time, to create a sizeable, welcoming, and very attractive family home sat on a surprisingly large plot, found at the end of a private road, in this highly convenient residential area of Tunbridge Wells. Carefully maintained by our clients for the last 25 years, Honnington is light and spacious and immaculately presented throughout providing family-friendly accommodation.

    On entering, the reception hall leads to an impressive formal sitting room, with feature fireplace and large picture window from which to admire the garden. There are two further reception rooms, one of which is used by our clients as a study to accommodate today's working from home needs and one which is used as a more formal dining room with a striking vaulted ceiling and glass lantern, with French doors opening directly to the garden; both of these rooms offer flexibility and can be used to suit individual needs.

    The stylish kitchen/breakfast room, which is perfect for more informal dining is beautifully fitted with a handmade 'Woodwork' shaker- style kitchen, with attractive base and wall cabinetry providing good storage with some integrated appliances and space for a large Range cooker, with a pantry that offers ample additional storage. The adjoining utility room offers further storage, space for a fridge-freezer and butler sink, with stable door opening to the rear garden. A shower room with W.C. completes the ground floor.

    The first-floor comprises four spacious bedrooms, with the addition of a well-appointed family bathroom, and separate wc. There is also access to the large loft space, which offers much scope for conversion subject to all necessary consents.

    Outside - The garden to the rear is a notable feature of the property with established raised beds and borders, specimen trees and planting providing much colour and interest. A raised paved terrace with summer house is the perfect spot for outdoor dining and relaxing. The generous expanse of lawn, is perfect for child's play and there is a screened vegetable garden for the green-fingered wishing to be more self-sufficient.

    The property is approached over a driveway providing off-street parking for several cars and access to the attached garage.

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Not only was I impressed at just how beautifully presented the house is, both inside and out, but I also love the garden at Honnington, it is such a wonderful attribute and very unexpected for a town-based home. Everything for the day-to-day is on the doorstep and you are so well placed for the extensive choice of schools, travel links and facilities in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.

Natasha SelbieProperty agent

Local information

  • Tunbridge Wells is the only spa town in the Southeast of England, with elegant architecture and a variety of cultural, entertainment and shopping attractions, including the historic Pantiles (approximately 2 miles), known for its charming Georgian colonnade, summer Jazz festivals, regular food and craft markets and Chalybeate Spring; there are two theatres locally, an abundance of cafés and restaurants and a mixture of national multiple retailers and independent shops.
  • Laurel Bank is located to the north of the centre of Tunbridge Wells, perfectly placed for the very good amenities in both Southborough and the St. Johns area on the north side of Tunbridge Wells. In St. Johns there are a number of "mini" supermarkets, including Sainsburys Local, M&S Food and Waitrose. There are many cafés, bars and restaurants, hairdressers and local independent shops, including The Cheese Shop, Phoenix Antiques and Best Health Food Shop Tunbridge Wells, and is also within convenient reach of the Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre.
  • Southborough High Street offers a further wealth of local amenities, with barbers, hairdressers, Southborough Butcher, Costcutter, Tesco Express, hairdressers to name but a few and are joined by the recently constructed and imposing Southborough Hub which will include a new medical centre, library, theatre/hall, coffee shop, community rooms, football pavilion and town council offices, together with retail and housing, forming a mini "town centre"; there are a number of pubs and restaurants including the highly regarded 'Tallow' restaurant on Southborough Common.
  • State and Private Schools: There are many highly-regarded schools in Tunbridge Wells, including Skinners, TWGGS, TWGSB, St John's CE primary, Bennett Memorial Diocesan and St Gregory's secondaries, to the north in Tonbridge, Judd, TGSG and Weald of Kent Grammar. Public schools at senior level include Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Eastbourne and Brighton.
  • Mainline rail: High Brooms (about 0.8 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (about 2 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.
  • The Centaur Commuter Coach service also stops along the St John's Road.
  • 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 to the West, accessible via the motorway or via the A264.

Additional information

  • Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
  • Services: Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
  • Laurel Bank is a private road. A voluntary and annual contribution (currently £100 p/a) is made by the residents for upkeep and maintenance.
  • Directions: Postcode - TN4 0DG. From the St.John's Road (A26) turn onto Powder Mill Lane. Laurel Bank is the third turning on the left hand side. Honnington will be found at the far end of the road on the right hand side.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F