Forest Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5JP | Property for sale | Savills
1,607 sq ft(149.30 sq m)
Guide price £950,000(€1,083,200)

Forest RoadTunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5JP

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2023
  • Approximately 1.2 miles from the centre of town, Pantiles and mainline station
  • Much potential for further enhancement, subject to all necessary consents
  • Established gardens, garaging and parking
  • Well placed for extensive choice of private and state primary and secondary schools

An attractive, semi-detached, four bedroom house enjoying a convenient position on the south-side of Tunbridge Wells well placed for amenities, road and rail, and wide choice of schools.

About this property

  • Well presented throughout, Birch Cottage is a handsome family home on this sought-after road on the popular south-side of town. Dating back to the 1930's, with some tile hung elevations, this attractive property offers flexible family accommodation with three reception rooms and four bedrooms.

    The ground floor accommodation provides three reception rooms, two of which are found to the rear of the house both with French doors opening onto the gardens beyond. A further reception room to the front of the house is currently used as a study, ideal for working from home.

    The handmade, bespoke fitted kitchen provides good storage and plenty of preparation space, with a gas AGA and breakfast bar that is perfect for more informal dining. A shower room, and a separate wc complete the ground floor accommodation.

    Upstairs there are four bedrooms, three of which have fitted wardrobes, and a family bathroom with a bath and separate shower. The boarded loft is accessed from the hallway via a fitted loft ladder, offering generous storage and considering the potential to expand to fulfil individual requirements, subject to the necessary planning consents.

    To the rear, the good-sized level garden enjoys a sunny orientation and is a particularly lovely feature with a range of established shrubs and trees and a pleasant outlook. French doors open from the sitting room onto a rear terrace, with a further terrace towards the end of the garden ideal for entertaining.

    The gated, gravel driveway provides parking for several cars to the front, together with an attached garage. The boundaries are fenced, with mature planting and hedging providing a good level of privacy and screening from the road.

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Such an exciting opportunity at Birch Cottage, a welcoming, much loved family home that offers so much potential and the real bonus for me is the lovely south-facing garden, a wonderful asset when the sun comes out!

Natasha SelbieProperty agent

Local information

  • Birch Cottage is located on the popular south side of Tunbridge Wells on this highly regarded residential road comprising mainly prestigious detached family houses. The town centre is easily accessible, being approximately 1.2 miles and offering an extensive range of shops, department stores, restaurants, bars and coffee houses, together with two theatres, one of which also shows films.
  • The historic and picturesque Pantiles Georgian shopping colonnade and the old High Street area is a walk of just over a mile, and the Royal Victoria Place shopping mall is reached in approximately 2 miles. Knights Park out of town retail park is approximately four miles and offers a multi-screen cinema complex, bowling alley, health/fitness club and further large outlet stores. Local shopping is available in Frant village and TN2 Food and Wine is a popular family-run grocery store on the Frant Road.
  • There are several parks and open green spaces in the vicinity, including Dunorlan Park and the town's Common, with its extensive acreage of woodland and open spaces, loved by children and dog walkers for generations, as well as Hargate Woods which are accessible off Broadwater Down. The Nevill Golf Club and Nevill Ground (tennis and cricket) are nearby in Warwick Park.
  • The surrounding countryside is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasts several places of historic interest and attractive walks, including the famous Ashdown Forest, sailing and fishing at Bewl Water near Wadhurst and cycling trails at Bedgebury Forest.
  • Private and state schools: Tunbridge Wells has a number of well-regarded primary schools as well as The Mead, Rose Hill and Holmewood House preparatory schools. At secondary level, The boys' and girls' Grammars and Skinners are in the St John's area on the northern side of town, approximately 2.7 miles and the Skinners' Kent Academy in Sandown Park is approximately 1.9 miles Independent secondary options include Beechwood Sacred Heart School, Tonbridge for boys, Mayfield for girls and co-education options at Sevenoaks, Eastbourne and Brighton.
  • Mainline rail: Tunbridge Wells (approximately 1.3 miles) has services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street with journey times of under an hour.
  • The Centaur Commuter Coach service also stops along Forest Road and at Tunbridge Wells Station.
  • Communications: The A21 is accessible just north of Tunbridge Wells, which links to the London M25 orbital and thereby the national motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Additional information

  • Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
  • Services: Mains Gas, Electricity, Water & Drainage.
  • Directions: Postcode - TN2 5JP.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F