Ide Hill Road, Four Elms, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 6NT | Property for sale | Savills
8,324 sq ft(773.32 sq m)
Guide price £5,950,000

Ide Hill RoadFour Elms, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 6NT

    Key features

    • Late Georgian manor house with Art Deco influences
    • An abundance of history & character throughout
    • Principal property in need of refurbishment
    • Superbly located
    • Rolling parkland with swathes of established woodland & streams
    • Three detached estate cottages
    • Attractive, Victorian walled kitchen garden
    • Extensive outbuildings & former farm buildings
    • Edenbridge approx. 2.5 miles

    A charming & compact country estate with a superb Georgian manor house, excellent ancillary accommodation & outbuildings, situated centrally within rolling parkland of over 42 acres.

    About this property

    • Holmwood Place is a most striking and unique country estate occupying a charming situation within beautiful Greenbelt countryside on the edge of the popular village of Four Elms. The Estate is believed to originally date from the 14th Century and has slowly been enlarged and adapted over the years, being owned by the same family for almost a century, with the focal former manor house which retains exquisite character features and proudly sits centrally in its surrounding parkland, together with a detached farmhouse and two cottages, a range of outbuildings and former farm buildings, and the most impressive grounds and parkland.

      Approached over a sweeping treelined carriage driveway, Holmwood Place is an elegant late Georgian former manor house, believed to have been originally constructed in the 1830s with later additions, retaining an abundance of history and period features, reflecting Georgian, Art Deco and Gothic influences. The property is now in need of refurbishment, and offers an exciting opportunity for the incoming purchaser to restore a rare and untouched charming piece of history. Salient features include a sweeping Art Deco staircase, decorative coving, high ceilings, parquet and tiled flooring, Adams style fireplaces with marble surrounds, full length and bay windows, wood panelled walling and sash windows.

      A vestibule entrance leads to the impressive reception hall with decorative tiling and provides access to the principal reception rooms, which comprise a drawing room, dining room, music room/study and an orangery, all with French doors opening to the grounds. The kitchen/ breakfast room features a bay window and is served by an adjoining pantry and scullery. There is a playroom/studio with built-in storage cupboards and a lift rising to the first floor. The western wing of the ground floor houses a boiler room, hallway with utility area, wine cellar, work shop and gardeners cloakroom.

      Arranged over the first floor are 5 bedrooms, all with bay windows and spectacular views to the gardens and grounds. A Jack and Jill bathroom adjoins the second bedroom. There is a further bathroom, shower room and W.C. Approached via a separate staircase is a magnificent double aspect billiard room with a charming bay window.

      Arranged over the second floor is a penthouse with two bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen and separate W.C and bathroom.

      Ancillary Accommodation: The Cottage, Barrowden & The Farmhouse are detached properties offering well-appointed accommodation, with gardens and off road parking, all currently let on ASTs.

      Holmwood Place is surrounded by amenity land and gardens, with parkland, farmland and swathes of woodland. Within the walled garden are flowerbeds, with wisteria, roses and jasmine adorning parts of the wall and house. There is a swimming pool, a peach house in need of repair, and a potting shed. Adjoining the kitchen garden is the original game larder and old dairy, with two gardeners cloakrooms and a covered hall linking to the house.

      The idyllic parkland is divided with mixed hedgeland, mature majestic trees and a millpond, attracting an abundance of wildlife, and has been grazed by cows and sheep over the years, some currently let on an FBT. There is an extensive range of outbuildings including barns, stable blocks, a granary and numerous outhouses/workshops. Further land may be available via separate negotiation.

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    A rare and diverse gem with so much potential, situated in a secluded yet connected spot within 33 miles of Central London

    David JohnstonProperty agent

    Local information

    • Holmwood Place is situated within a secluded yet connected area within the Greenbelt, on the edge of the popular village of Four Elms, which features a village pond, cricket pitch, public house, church, grocers shop and petrol station.
    • Shopping: Edenbridge (2.5 miles) provides supermarkets including Waitrose & other high street retailers. Sevenoaks (6.8 miles). Tonbridge (10 miles). Bluewater (20 miles).
    • Rail: Sevenoaks & Hildenborough (London Bridge from 22 minutes/Cannon Street/ Charing Cross). Hurst Green, Oxted & Edenbridge (London Victoria).
    • Primary: Four Elms, Crockham Hill, Chiddingstone, Hever.
    • Secondary: Weald of Kent, Tunbridge Wells Boys Grammar, Trinity Secondary School & Knole Academy in Sevenoaks. Judd Boys Grammar, Weald of Kent & Tonbridge Girls Grammar in Tonbridge. Skinners Boy Grammar, Bennett Memorial & Tunbridge Wells Boys & Girls Grammar Schools in Tunbridge Wells.
    • Private: Sevenoaks & Tonbridge Public Schools, Sevenoaks Preparatory School, Radnor House in Sundridge, Walthamstow Hall Girls School & New Beacon in Sevenoaks.
    • Leisure Facilities: Bridle paths & walks in the local area. Golf at Westerham, Hever, Tandridge, Chartham Park, Wildernesse, Knole & Nizels. Edenbridge Swimming & Leisure Centre. Stately homes include Chartwell & Hever.
    • All distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Holmwood Place has a septic tank. The three cottages have sewage treatment plants.
    • Outgoings: Sevenoaks District Council. Barrowden F. The Cottage F. The Farmhouse F. Holmwood Place H.
    • Agent Note: A public footpath runs through part of the land on the southern boundary field.
    • EPCs: Barrowden D. Holmwood Place F. The Farmhouse E. The Cottage E.
    • Directions: From our office on the High Street, follow signs for the A225, before turning right onto Oak Lane. Continue for approx. 1 mile before turning right to Dibden Lane. Continue to follow the road before turning left onto the B2042/Bessels Green Road. Continue on this road for approx. 5 miles, following signs for Four Elms. Take the second of the carriage driveways on the left signed Holmwood Place, and continue down the driveway.
    • EPC Rating: F