The Green, Matfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7JX | Property for sale | Savills
2,199 sq ft(204.29 sq m)
Guide price £980,000(€1,150,610)

The GreenMatfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7JX

    Key features

    • Charming and quintessential character home with spacious accommodation arranged across three floors
    • Three reception rooms, four bedrooms and two family bathrooms
    • Good-sized summerhouse with electricity offering a flexible space to suit; currently arranged as a gym
    • Single garage and driveway parking for multiple vehicles
    • Paddock Wood railway station (approx. 2.5 miles) with journey times to London Bridge from 38 minutes

    A highly attractive, charming & substantial family home overlooking the village green in the sought-after village of Matfield and within five miles of Tunbridge Wells

    About this property

    • Dating from the early 18th century, The White House is a charming and picturesque Grade II listed family home, in this sought-after location overlooking The Green in Matfield. There are many period features throughout, typical of a property of this era, including multi-pane sash windows and exposed timber beams, while still providing generous, bright and beautifully presented accommodation extending to approximately 2199 sq ft.

      The ground floor boasts three reception rooms that can be arranged to suit; currently used as a formal dining room, a delightful snug with an open fireplace, and a spacious family room benefitting from a wood-burning stove and bi-folding doors opening to the rear terrace and garden beyond.

      The kitchen is fitted with traditional style cabinetry, topped with bespoke solid wooden worksurfaces, providing plentiful storage and preparation space. Appliances include a two-oven AGA which provides heating and hot water, together with an electric oven and integrated dishwasher. The WC completes the ground floor accommodation.

      There are four double bedrooms arranged across two floors; the first floor is home to three of the bedrooms which are served by the family bathroom, and all benefit from fitted cabinetry. Two of the bedrooms enjoy a wonderful outlook across The Green.

      The principal bedroom found on the second floor is of particular note, enjoying exposed timber beams and an adjoining, sizeable dressing room with vaulted ceilings and a bank of fitted wardrobes. The bedroom is served by the separate, beautifully appointed bathroom, fitted with a freestanding bath, separate shower, WC and sink basin. The cellar provides a useful utility area and is fitted with a sink basin and completes the accommodation.

      Outside, the gardens wrap around three sides of the property; there is a charming 'cottage-style' garden to the front, with a pathway leading to a level area of lawn with well-maintained hedging which overlooks the village green. To the rear, there is a terrace spanning the width of the property offering a charming area to entertain friends. There is a flexible summerhouse that can be arranged to suit, perhaps as a gym or home office, ideal for todays' working from home requirements (subject to relevant permissions). The remainder of the garden is mostly laid to lawn, with a raised vegetable garden and children's tree house with playing equipment.

      The detached garage and gravelled driveway, which provides parking for up to two vehicles, can also be accessed from the garden via a gated pathway.

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    I love the position here on the village green! What a privilege to form part of such a well-known and much admired local vista. There is a great community on offer in Matfield and nearby Brenchley and beautiful countryside surrounds you. The perfect spot for keen cricketers, a stretch with the dog around the green and a stroll to the village pub. Perfect!

    Natasha SelbieProperty agent

    Local information

    • The White House is situated in the charming village of Matfield next to The Green, surrounded by beautiful countryside in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    • Matfield has a butcher, village hall, and public houses including Gastro Pub "The Poet". The nearby village of Brenchley (approx. 1.4 miles) offers a post office, doctors' surgery and dispensary, along with a fine church, primary school, The Little Bull Café & Bar and Grey's Cafe. The two villages share a Tennis Club and there are both cricket and football teams in addition to further local societies and clubs.
    • Horsmonden is reached within approximately 3.5 miles, where there are further village amenities including an award-winning village shop (Heath Stores has historically been named 'Best Independent Food and Drink Retailer' by Kent Life).
    • The White House is well placed for immediate access to the surrounding countryside, and within convenient reach of local attractions such as Bewl Water, the largest reservoir in the south east. The reservoir provides many leisure activities including horse riding, walking and cycling trails, a sailing and canoeing club and fishing, Scotney Castle and Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest.
    • For more comprehensive shopping, Paddock Wood (approx. 2.4 miles) offers a good range of shopping facilities including a Waitrose supermarket, doctors' surgery, bank, Costa Coffee, butcher, Greggs, Barsley's Department Store, Putlands Sports and Leisure Centre and primary school.
    • There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including Brenchley and Horsmonden village primary schools, the Grammar Schools in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Maidstone, Bethany school in Goudhurst, St Ronans and Marlbrough House in Hawkhurst, the Schools at Somerhill, Holmewood House, Kent College for girls, Tonbridge School for Boys, Mayfield School for Girls and co-education at Sevenoaks School.
    • Paddock Wood station has mainline services to London Charing Cross via London Bridge and Waterloo East (and Cannon Street), with services from about 53 minutes. The nearby A21 links directly to the M25 London orbital motorway to the north and thereby a national motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, together with offering easy access to the South Coast, including the popular seaside town of Hastings.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water, electricity, and drainage. Oil central heating.
    • Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
    • Grade II Listed, situated in Matfield conservation area.
    • Directions: TN12 7JX - Next to the village green.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G