Swain Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6SN | Property for sale | Savills
7,352 sq ft(683.02 sq m)
Guide price £2,850,000(€3,375,269)

Swain RoadTenterden, Kent, TN30 6SN

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in December 2023
  • Very well presented accommodation with high ceilings and period features
  • Five elegant reception rooms
  • Flexible bedroom accommodation over two floors
  • Two room cellar
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool and pool house
  • Landscaped gardens, in total about 3 acres
  • 2.5 miles from the sought-after town of Tenterden
  • Ashford International 10.4 miles with fast link to London St Pancras

Handsome period family house of wonderful proportions in beautiful landscaped grounds.

About this property

  • Huntbourne is a beautiful, predominantly Edwardian family house of excellent proportions amounting to over 7,400 sq ft and nestling amidst landscaped grounds of approximately 3 acres together with a heated outdoor swimming pool and summerhouse. The property lies about 2.5 miles away from sought-after town of Tenterden with its excellent shopping facilities and about 10.5 miles from Ashford, where there is a high speed train link to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.

    This substantial, beautifully presented home features an eclectic mix of both period and modern styles, with some medieval reclaimed timbers, mullioned windows, exposed wall panelling, oak and pine flooring, high ceilings and a modern extension carried out by the current owners to provide an excellent kitchen/breakfast room.

    Generous family accommodation is arranged over three floors, together with a useful two room cellar. The front door opens to a welcoming reception hall with wood burning stove and wide sweeping staircase to the upper floors. Elegant reception rooms include a light and airy drawing room, a sitting room, a formal dining room and a study. The former three rooms benefit from open fireplaces and the study has a wood burning stove.

    The kitchen has been extended to incorporate a large breakfast area with bi fold doors opening to the terrace. The kitchen, with the original Edwardian servants bells still in situ, is equipped with hand painted cupboards, a central island and four oven AGA with two door warming oven. There is space for various freestanding appliances. A cleverly concealed door opens to the laundry room. There is a boiler/store room, a pantry, a north facing cold store providing further storage, a two room cellar with wine bins and two separate WCs.

    A turned staircase leads to a large galleried landing off which are five double bedrooms, all of excellent proportions, featuring pretty period fireplaces and served by a family bathroom, a Jack and Jill bathroom, an en suite shower room and a dressing room. Over the substantial second floor there are three further bedrooms, (one currently used as a gym), a shower room, a versatile recreation room and attic access.

    Huntbourne is approached via a gravel drive leading to the front of the house with a spur continuing around to further parking and the double garage to the rear. The gardens provide a lovely setting for the house with york stone and brick terraces, expansive lawns interspersed with mature trees. To the south east, a foot bridge leads over a meandering stream, to an established rose garden and on towards the heated outdoor swimming pool with electric cover, the pool house with reception room, shower room, sauna, cloakroom and plant room.

    Further outbuildings comprise former stables arranged around a pretty courtyard adjacent to the house, a generator store and a Victorian-style greenhouse with power and light connected.

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I was so very impressed by this beautiful home, with its fabulous room proportions, bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and the surrounding gardens which come into their own in the summer!

Sarah HuntProperty agent

Local information

  • The sought-after town of Tenterden (2.5 miles) has a variety of independent shops, Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, historic public houses, several coffee shops and various restaurants.
  • There is a leisure centre in the town and further sporting facilities nearby including London Beach Golf Club and Spa, Tenterden Golf Club, Chart Hills Golf Club at Biddenden, walking and cycle trails through beautiful High Weald countryside and fishing at Tenterden Trout Waters. Chapel Down Vineyard incorporating the highly regarded Swan Restaurant and Biddenden Vineyards are both nearby.
  • The pretty historic hilltop town of Rye with its cobbled streets is about 11 miles away and has an excellent selection of antique shops, restaurants and gift shops. Sport and leisure facilities include Rye Golf Club, Rye Lawn Tennis and Squash Club and various water sports at Camber (16.6 miles).
  • There is an excellent range of schools in the area in both the state and private sectors catering for children of all ages. These include Tenterden Infant and Junior School, St Michael's Primary School, Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre all in Tenterden, Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, Benenden Girls School, Saint Ronans and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst and Sutton Valence Schools and Tonbridge School. Additionally there are boys' and girls' Grammar Schools at Ashford plus Ashford School and The Kings School Canterbury.
  • Headcorn station (9.3 miles) has train services running approximately every 30 minutes to London. A high speed train service runs between Ashford (10.4 miles) and London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
  • Motorway Links: The M25 can be accessed via the M20 at junction 10 providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and other motorway networks.
  • *All distance and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Oil fired central heating, mains water and electricity. Private drainage via a treatment plant.
  • Directions: From our office in Cranbrook proceed in an easterly direction, down the High Street to The Hill at St David's Bridge. Travel out of the town towards Golford and continue straight for about 7 miles. At the T junction turn left onto the A28 and continue through the centre of Tenterden. In St Michaels turn right in to Swain Road and proceed for about 1.5 miles and the entrance to Huntbourne will be found on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H