The Common, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0RY | Property for sale | Savills
3,744 sq ft(347.83 sq m)
Guide price £2,250,000(€2,565,475)

The CommonSouthborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0RY

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Key features

  • Elegant Victorian home
  • Versatile accommodation
  • Beautifully presented
  • Views over Southborough Common
  • Established Gardens
  • Garage and Summerhouse

Elegant and impressive Victorian family home set on Southborough Common and well located for schools, road and rail networks.

About this property

  • Fountain House is an impressive Victorian family home which has been the subject of refurbishing and remodeling by the present owners and provides versatile and beautifully presented accommodation arranged over three floors. The original features have been enhanced by modern embellishments which include a bespoke kitchen, stylish bathrooms suites, multi-pane sash windows (some with shutters), encaustic tiling and attractive fireplaces, all complemented by an attractive colour pallet. The property has charming and established gardens which provide an attractive backdrop together with views over The Common to the rear. Also of note is the detached garage with a store room to one side.

    The principal reception rooms provide versatile areas for both formal entertaining and family living, and comprise a spacious double aspect drawing room with a wood burning stove and an adjoining sitting room with a fireplace, an outlook and direct access to the rear terrace.

    The double aspect kitchen/dining/family room is a superb space for everyday living and features charming arched windows and door to the rear terrace and an attractive window seat, set within a bay, overlooking the front garden. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke cupboards with a matching island unit and a range of appliances including a Smeg range cooker and a wine fridge. An adjacent utility room has additional storage and space for appliances.

    A triple aspect studio/playroom has a roof light and access to the rear terrace, and a separate study has double doors to the gardens.

    From the hall stairs lead to the lower ground floor where a cinema room is located.

    The principal bedroom is arranged over the first floor and is triple aspect with a wide bay window affording views over The Common and beyond, and is served by a stylish en suite shower room. There are five further double bedrooms, all with an attractive outlook, together with a dressing room, walk-in wardrobe and two well-appointed family bathrooms.

    The house is approached via electrically operated wrought iron gates with a gravel drive leading to the detached tandem garage, which has a useful storage room to one side and a log store.

    The front garden comprises a large area of lawn enclosed by well stocked beds and shrub borders together with mature deciduous trees and laurel hedging. Steps lead to a charming wooden summerhouse and there is a paved terrace to one side providing a seating area. A path leads past the garage to the rear where a delightful southwest facing brick terrace is located with open views to The Common and planting including wisteria, and passion flower to the boundary. The side garden features various seating areas linked together by an attractive brick path flanked by lawns interspersed by specimen trees.

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I fell in love with Fountain House the minute I walked in the door, it's simply stunning

David JohnstonProperty agent

Local information

  • Southborough High Street offers a wealth of local amenities, with barbers, hairdressers, Southborough Butcher, Costcutter, Tesco Express and antique shops, together with the newly constructed Southborough Civic Centre which will include a new medical centre, library, theatre/hall, coffee shop, community rooms, football pavilion and town council offices.
  • Comprehensive shopping: Tunbridge Wells (2 miles), Tonbridge (2.5 miles) and Sevenoaks (7.9 miles).
  • Mainline Rail Services: High Brooms Station (1.5 miles), Tonbridge (2.3 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (2.7 miles) to London Bridge/Charing Cross/Cannon Street.
  • Primary Schools: Southborough, Bidborough, Penshurst and Tonbridge.
  • Grammar/Secondary Schools: The property is well located for access to a number of schools in both Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.
  • Private Schools: Holmewood House Preparatory, The Preparatory Schools at Somerhill. Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Public Schools.
  • Sporting Facilities: Southborough Cricket and football clubs. St Johns Leisure Centre in Southborough, Esporta Health Club in Tunbridge Wells , Nizels Golf and Fitness centre in Hildenborough. Nevill and Tunbridge Wells Golf Clubs in Tunbridge Wells and Poult Wood Golf Club in Tonbridge.
  • All distance are approximate.

Additional information

  • Tunbridge Wells Borough Council - Tax band G
  • Directions: From Sevenoaks head south onto the A21 and exit at the A26 exit towards Tunbridge Wells. Follow the road to Southborough passing the Hand and Sceptre public house on the left and cricket pitch on the right. Turn right onto a slip road and then turn right where Fountain House will be found on the left.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G