Fordcombe Road, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DL | Property for sale | Savills
1,993 sq ft(185.16 sq m)
Guide price £1,200,000(€1,421,166)

Fordcombe RoadPenshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DL


    Key features

    • Deceptively spacious, detached family house in a sought-after village location
    • Four bedrooms, two bathrooms with impressive open living space
    • Large raised, terrace, ideal for entertaining
    • Sizeable, part-walled, established gardens, about 0.42 acres in total
    • Driveway parking for several cars and garden store, useful outbuilding to rear of garden (175 sq ft)
    • Ideally placed for local amenities and neighbouring towns of Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks

    An attractive, unique, detached family house in this picturesque, sought-after village, offering flexible and spacious accommodation and a generous established garden.

    About this property

    • The Garden Cottage is a deceptively spacious family house, which having been attractively extended historically is well-suited to the needs of the modern-day family with a high standard of presentation throughout, with a pleasant views over the Medway Valley to the front and gardens to the rear.

      Modern, stylish, fittings combine with the use of a limited colour palette and natural finishes, to give a sense of calm, whilst the generous windows, bifold and French doors to the rear and the lantern roof light to the landing, maximise the flow of natural light into the interior.

      The ground floor is predominantly open plan, with underfloor heating throughout, designed and orientated to enjoy the delightful outlook over the garden to the rear, easily zoned into a sizeable sitting room, dining area and kitchen, with Aluminium bifold doors opening onto the terrace, ideal for entertaining on a large scale.

      The contemporary style fitted kitchen, provides good storage and plenty of preparation space, with a range of integrated appliances together with a breakfast bar that is perfect for more informal dining. There is also an adjoining utility room with sink and space for white goods. A further reception room sits to the front of the house which can be closed off from the main space and is currently used as a playroom but could also become a study, ideal for today's working from home needs. A separate wc completes the ground floor accommodation.

      The first floor is home to the impressive principal bedroom with en suite shower, bank of fitted wardrobes and sliding French doors onto a decked balcony, overlooking the garden. There are three further bedrooms, one of which also enjoys direct access onto the rear balcony and a separate family bathroom. Two bedrooms benefit from electric blinds.

      Outside, a large slate terrace spans across the back of the house, raised above the garden by means of a brick and stone retaining wall. The area just beyond here is used each summer by our selling clients as an ideal position for an above ground, outdoor swimming pool. The mature garden is mainly laid to lawn with the northern boundary formed of a weathered brick wall, which originally enclosed the kitchen garden to the neighbouring property. A slate chipping path runs for most of the length of the garden along this wall, with a modern take on an arbour above, clad with vines, wisteria, and clematis, providing shade in the warmer months. The remaining boundary is a combination of fencing, mixed mature hedging, trees and shrubs. A large oak tree provides a focal point at the bottom of the garden, where there is a substantial brick and timber lean to shed, with an attached animal enclosure and children's playhouse nearby.

      Garden Cottage offers driveway parking for several cars and there is a very useful garden store to the side of the property which has direct access to the rear.

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    For me, one of the best villages in Kent surrounded by some of the finest countryside in the area. Country living with access to nearby towns, and with the train station at Hildenborough providing access to the city and coast it is a tough location to beat! The wisteria at Garden Cottage climbing the garden wall is an absolute delight!

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Garden Cottage occupies a convenient position on the edge of the historic village of Penshurst, famous for its 14th Century stately home, Penshurst Place, which was once owned by Henry VIII. The picturesque village is surrounded by beautiful Kent countryside, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    • The village boasts a thriving community and amenities include a Church, village hall, tea room, post office, garage, the Leicester Arms public house, monthly Farmers market, and has immediate access to beautiful countryside walks and the regional cycle route known as the Tudor Trail, which runs from Tonbridge Castle alongside the River Medway, out into the countryside and to the glorious buildings of Penshurst Place. Penshurst cricket pitch is one of England's oldest and lies within the grounds of Penshurst Place.
    • There are two further popular country pubs within about a mile of the property, The Spotted Dog and The Bottle House Inn.
    • Comprehensive shopping: Penshurst enjoys the enviable position of being within convenient reach of the facilities of three large towns; Tunbridge Wells (about 7 miles), Tonbridge (about 5.5 miles) and Sevenoaks (about 9.5 miles).
    • Schools: Penshurst has its own highly regarded primary school, with further primary schools in nearby Fordcombe and Chiddingstone. There are a number of other well-regarded schools in the area, including the sought after grammar schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells and private schools such as Holmewood House Preparatory School in Langton Green and Sevenoaks and Tonbridge at secondary level.
    • Mainline rail: Penshurst (about 2.3 miles) to London Cannon Street from 57 minutes and to London Victoria from just over an hour. Hildenborough (about 4.7 miles) to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street from 41 minutes.
    • Communications: The A21 is accessible at Tonbridge and links to the M25 and national motorway networks and thereby to Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the channel ports and Channel Tunnel Terminus.

    Additional information

    • Agent note: The outdoor sauna and children's trampoline are excluded from the sale, but available by separate negotiation.
    • Services: LPG-fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage.
    • Solar PV panels fitted to the rear roof provide quarterly electricity feed-in tariff payments. Please refer to the office for more information.
    • Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council - 01732 227000.
    • Directions: Postcode - TN11 8DL. From Tunbridge Wells take the B2100 through Langton Green, then turn right onto the A264 towards Ashurst and East Grinstead; shortly after turn right again onto Fordcombe Road B2188; follow the road for roughly 3.3 miles passing through the village of Fordcombe, turning left onto the driveway for The Garden Cottage before reaching the center of the village of Penshurst. What3Words: ///spices.candle.money
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G