Barden Road, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0LH | Property for sale | Savills
3,065 sq ft(284.75 sq m)
Guide price £2,200,000(€2,603,071)

Barden RoadSpeldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0LH

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Unlisted five bedroom family home
  • Additional annexe providing further accommodation
  • Set in about 4 acres of land
  • Within approximately 4 miles of Speldhurst village
  • Wonderful westerly aspect overlooking the grounds

Characterful family home with annexe and land, tucked away on the edge of Speldhurst and conveniently placed for schools and stations in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.

About this property

  • Barden Furnace Farm enjoys a delightful semi-rural position at the end of a long driveway, within grounds of about four acres, on the edge of Speldhurst village approximately four miles equidistant of Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.

    This handsome unlisted family home dates back in part to the 1500s, with later extensions creating well proportioned living space and, notably, has the benefit of a separate annexe providing a further 1,514 sq ft of accommodation. The property has lovely period detail throughout including mellow oak flooring, oak wall and ceiling beams, oak drop latch internal doors, fireplaces and leaded light windows.

    The impressive Shaker-style kitchen/breakfast room features a four-oven Aga with lovely tiled splash back and links through to a light-filled garden room with a wood burning stove and a lovely outlook to the rear. The separate dining room has a fireplace and a stable door from the kitchen, creating adaptable space for entertaining, whilst the practical domestic space is well thought out with a utility room, walk-in pantry and a boot/dog room.

    The dual aspect sitting room is a particularly spacious and characterful with a working stone fireplace and exposed beams, and a good-sized separate study provides more private space.

    Upstairs there is a principal bedroom with an en suite bathroom, four further good-sized bedrooms, one en suite and all with an attractive outlook, and a family bath/shower room.

    The Annexe: This attractive barn-style building is located off the approach drive to the main house and provides self-contained accommodation with two bedrooms, a large open plan kitchen/living/dining area, a gym, bathroom and with a first floor office above.

    Outside:
    The property is set within established gardens adjoining a field to the rear of about 0.7 acres, with mixed hedging and mature trees and a wide terrace providing lovely space for entertaining. There are areas of lawn, kitchen garden and wild flowers and a gate for ease of access to the stables. A detached oak framed car port with garage with a large parking and turning area lies to the side of the house.

    The driveway entrance is flanked by a level fenced field of about two acres with a gate from the driveway serving the stable area comprising a wooden stable block with three stables and a tack room, a 40m x 20m manege and hard standing for lorries or trailers. There is off road riding available on a Toll Ride route (TROT info@tollrides.org.uk, 01622 735599) from the property which links to a bridleway. A footpath runs along the southern boundary as marked on the boundary plan.

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A fine example of a country house on village outskirts of a popular village in Kent providing a welcome escape form the bustle of the city while retaining the ability to get back in when required

Charles LangProperty agent

Local information

  • Barden Furnace Farm is located within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the sought-after village of Speldhurst with its excellent local amenities including the Speldhurst Community Shop and Post Office, Village Hall and Recreation ground and many local clubs and groups including football and cricket teams. The highly regarded Primary School, St Mary's Church and the George and Dragon 'gastro' pub are all within a mile.
  • Speldhurst lies approximately four miles to the north west of the Spa town of Tunbridge Wells with it's extensive shopping in the Royal Victoria Place, High Street and historic Pantiles, recreational amenities and two theatres. Tonbridge (approx 4 miles) and Sevenoaks (approx 10.4 are also within convenient reach with further options.
  • State and private schools: Speldhurst C of E Primary School (rated "Outstanding" Ofsted 2014) and Bidborough primary school, preparatory options in Langton Green (Holmewood House), Tunbridge Wells (Rose Hill) and Tonbridge (The Schools at Somerhill), Grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and independent schools in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Mayfield, Eastbourne, Upper Dicker (Bedes) and Brighton.
  • Mainline rail: Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge are both approximately four miles, with services to London Cannon Street and Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East). Alternatively, Hildenborough station, just one stop down the line from Sevenoaks, is approximately 5.4 miles.

Additional information

  • Services: Oil-fired central heating, mains water, electricity and private drainage. Electric night storage heating in the annexe.
  • Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. House Tax Band 'G', Annexe, Tax Band 'A'.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G