St. Pauls School House, Langton Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8XD | Property for sale | Savills
271.37 sq m(2,921 sq ft)
Guide price £1,195,000

St. Pauls School HouseLangton Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8XD

    Key features

    • Portion of this characterful and stylish conversion of former Victorian school house
    • Tucked away in a semi-rural position at the end of the lane leading to the church
    • Deceptively spacious with impressive open plan living space
    • Stylish contemporary fixtures and fittings throughout
    • Approximately 1.4 miles from the town centre and the mainline station
    • Garden and ample off street parking with electric car charging point
    • Well placed for schools, including the Tunbridge Wells grammars

    A fine character conversion in this almost 'country-like' setting, on the edge of Nevill Park within the confines of St. Paul's Church.

    About this property

    • An imaginative residential conversion of an impressive former Victorian school building, carried out some twenty years ago to create two individual freehold residences.

      This property enjoys deceptively spacious accommodation which is full of period character and the nicely-appointed interior is laid-out in a modern minimalist style, with lots of open-plan space providing a good contrast with the old fabric of the building.

      Highlights include the high beamed reception hall opening straight into the enormous open plan sitting/dining/games room, which is full height to the roof at one end, with a study area and an oak staircase up to the bedroom accommodation. The other end of the room features a wide dressed stone fireplace, fitted with a gas fire in the style of a wood burning stove, with contemporary-style cupboards fitted in the recesses either side. The original oak flooring throughout has been sanded and lightened in tone.

      The open-plan kitchen/dining/family room is equally impressive, with a contemporary-style kitchen, tiled flooring and granite worktops opening into a striking glass-roofed extension, with both areas giving direct access to the garden. In addition there is a well fitted utility room and a cloakroom on the ground floor.

      Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, a stylish en suite shower room and a family bathroom.

      The property offers underfloor heating throughout the ground floor with radiators upstairs and a new condensing boiler with a 7 year guarantee has recently been installed. There is a Bang & Olufsen system to the ground floor, with the equipment available by separate negotiation.

      The rear garden offers lovely space for entertaining. To the front is a flagstone forecourt providing parking space for several vehicles and a Podpoint 7kw electric car charging point.

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    This reminds me of a hamlet in the countryside set around the Church, yet this is Tunbridge Wells!

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • 2 St. Paul's School House is set at the end of the approach drive to the Church, off the Langton Road on the edge of Nevill Park and with just three neighbouring residences.
    • The environment is almost 'country-like' in atmosphere, a bit like being in a small hamlet. The southern area of Tunbridge Wells town and the railway station are approximately 1.4 miles, with the station providing a frequent service to London averaging around 55 minutes.
    • The famous Pantiles Georgian shopping arcade, known for its cafes, bars and food outlets and summer jazz evenings, is reached within approximately 1.1 miles.
    • The property is very close to both Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Commons, which provide large green oases in the urban environment, free to visit and used as great natural space for a variety of activities, including dog walking, horse riding, cricket and the well-known Wellington rocks, where children have played for generations.
    • The town itself offers a wide variety of shopping and entertainment amenities and the surrounding villages and countryside are attractive in all directions.
    • Sporting activities within the town include golf at the Nevill, cricket, rugby, football and tennis clubs and a number of private health clubs, plus fishing and sailing at Bewl Water and walking and riding on the famous Ashdown Forest, which lies out to the west. There is a pleasant pathway walk to the well known Beacon pub/restaurant in Tea Garden Lane.
    • State and private schools: The area is well served by schools, including Holmewood House preparatory school in Langton Green, Rose Hill and the Mead in Tunbridge Wells, as well as primary schools in Rusthall, Langton Green, Culverden Down and Mount Ephraim. At secondary level, there are Grammar schools and secondary schools in the St Johns' area, as well as private schooling at Beechwood, Tonbridge for boys, Mayfield and Pembury for girls and co-education options at Sevenoaks, Upper Dicker (Bedes), Eastbourne and Brighton.

    Additional information

    • Services: Gas-fired central heating, mains gas, water, electricity and drainage.
    • Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council 01892 526121, Tax Band G.
    • Directions: Postcode: TN4 8XD. From Tunbridge Wells, take the Langton Green Road A264 from the Major Yorks Road/Bishops Down roundabout towards Langton Green. After approximately 0.4 miles, having passed the entrance to Nevill Park, the driveway to St Paul's Church will be found on the left and St. Paul's School House is at the end on the right.
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G