Bramble Reed Lane, Matfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7ET | Property for sale | Savills
3,176 sq ft(295.06 sq m)
Guide price £1,900,000(€2,166,401)

Bramble Reed LaneMatfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7ET

    Key features

    • Enviable semi-rural position on the edge of the village
    • Privately set, with garden and fields of just over six acres in total
    • Grade II listed with adaptable living space and many period features
    • Separate studio over garage, plus further outbuilding
    • Well placed for a choice of schools, including the grammars in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge
    • Paddock Wood station (approximately 3.5 miles), services to London Bridge, Charing Cross (via London Bridge/Waterloo East) and Cannon Street, with journey times from 42 minutes

    Privately tucked away farmhouse with no near neighbours in an enviable semi-rural position

    About this property

    • A quintessential Grade II listed farmhouse with 16th century origins, privately tucked away in an enviable semi-rural position. The property has a lovely outlook to all sides, yet is only about a mile from the heart of the popular village of Matfield, which is reachable via footpaths.

      Foxella oozes character from the moment you arrive, with many notable features, a peg-tiled front elevation and cat slide roof to the rear. The impressive vaulted entrance hall has aged oak beams, set in what was originally an outside walls and the accommodation is beautifully presented with a wealth of timber, red brick and stone flooring, drop latch cottage doors and many original fireplaces.

      The two principal reception rooms feature wide brick inglenooks, with wood burning stoves and these interlink to create adaptable space for entertaining. The modern bespoke kitchen in a later side extension has a traditional-style Everhot range cooker, Butler sink, painted units and Yorkstone flooring, with a stable door out to the garden. The utility room provides space for white goods, whilst the adjacent breakfast area and study/snug offer cozy informal space, with a Clearview wood burning stove.

      Outside, the lovely cottage garden wraps around the house, with brick pathways, a parterre-style kitchen garden with a greenhouse and swathes of lawn edged with well-stocked shrub and herbaceous borders.

      The gated driveway to the front has parking and turning space and a timber framed open garage with a studio above providing additional space away from the house. The five-bay barn in the garden was used by "hoppers" working on the hop farms in the past and now provides good storage and a workshop.

      The gently sloping fields stretch down to a stream, with another block of land to the other side, amounting to just over six acres in all. The fields are left fallow and cut once a year to encourage wildflowers and are an idyllic natural habit which links to the Kent Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Brenchley Wood. There are mature oaks to the boundaries, high hedging providing privacy, and ample wood is collected to fuel the wood burning stoves.

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    I like the style of this fine period house, which has some impressive rooms, but it's the setting which really makes it for me, away from neighbours, down a quiet country lane, but only about 5.5 miles from Tunbridge Wells.

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Foxella is located off a small country lane on the edge of the pretty Kentish village of Matfield, known for its traditional village green, pond and popular pubs including The Poet which is just over a mile away, specialising in local seasonal produce.
    • The neighouring village of Brenchey is approximately 2.5 miles, with a post office, doctors' surgery and dispensary, along with a fine church, primary school, The Little Bull Café & Bar and a village club.
    • Paddock Wood is approximately 3.5 miles, with good range of facilities including a Waitrose supermarket and Barsley's Department Store.
    • Tunbridge Wells (approximately 5.5 miles) and Tonbridge (approximately 7.6 miles) provide further comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities.
    • There are many footpaths in the area, including one accessed directly from the property, and cycle routes including the High Weald Landscape Trail.
    • There are regular bus services to Paddock Wood and Tunbridge Wells. Visit for further information.
    • Private and state schools: Options include Brenchley and Horsmonden primary schools, Maskalls Academy in Paddock Wood, Bethany in Goudhurst, Dulwich Prep in Cranbrook, the Schools at Somerhill, Holmewood House, Beechwood Sacred Heart, Kent College for girls in Pembury, Tonbridge School for boys, and state grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
    • Mainline rail: Paddock Wood (approxmately 3.5 miles), services to London Bridge, Charing Cross (via London Bridge/Waterloo East) and Cannon Street, with journey times from 42 minutes.
    • Communications: The nearby A21 links directly to the M25 London orbital to the North, and thereby the national motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

    Additional information

    • Agent's Note: A public footpath traverses the field below as indicated on the boundary plan.
    • External photographs dated September 2014 and 2022, and February 2023.
    • Services: Mains water and electricity, electric night storage heaters, private drainage, wood burning stoves fueled by home wood supply.
    • Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (01892) 526121, Tax Band G.
    • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells, head South on the A21 to the Kippings Cross roundabout, taking the first exit towards Matfield. Continue towards the village Proceed for about 0.8 miles and turn left into Bramble Reed Lane. Foxella will be found after approximately 0.3 miles on the right hand side.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G