Beech Lane, Matfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7HG | Property for sale | Savills
3,017 sq ft(280.29 sq m)
Offers in the region of £1,050,000

Beech LaneMatfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7HG

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Sizeable four bedroom family house with a large, two bedroom annexe
  • Set in about 0.6 acres of mature gardens, driveway parking for several vehicles
  • Within convenient reach of a number of nearby towns, extensive choice of schools in the area, road and rail links
  • Easy access (approximately 0.1 miles) to the A21

A generous four bedroom family home, with potential, benefitting from a self-contained two bedroom annexe and a large and established garden in this semi-rural, yet convenient setting

About this property

  • On the market for the first time in over 18 years, this four bedroom detached property with a separate two bedroom annexe offers considerable potential and longevity for a family to put their stamp on the house moving forward. The main house offers over 2000 sq ft of living space, whilst the separate annexe offers over 1000 sq ft.

    Within the main house, the free-flowing accommodation can be arranged to suit, with a ground floor layout that currently offers a semi-open plan kitchen/dining room, sitting room open to the conservatory and a separate study.

    Fitted with high gloss cabinets and granite worksurfaces, the kitchen is open plan to the dining room and enjoys an attractive dual aspect log burning fireplace and a range of appliances including a Rangemaster, freezer and dishwasher. The adjoining utility room offers space for both a washing machine and a dryer, with a further door opening to the gardens. A ground floor wc completes the ground floor.

    Upstairs, there are four light, spacious bedrooms, three of which are sizeable doubles, with all bedrooms benefitting from an en suite shower/bathroom and fitted storage. Of note the first floor also opens onto a decked terrace and external staircase to the gardens below, with pleasant and far-reaching views across the countyside.

    Enjoying vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, the self-contained annexe comprises an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, two double bedrooms and an accessible shower/wet room. There is a useful mezzanine, which provides space for storage.

    Outside, the mature, wrap around gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with a paved south facing terrace providing an ideal area for outdoor entertaining, together with a decking area to the rear of the property, and a range of specimen trees including a Eucryphia, Tamarisk and a Yucca. There is a further stoned and paved garden which the annexe can also access directly, allowing any family to landscape/"divide" as required.

    The paved garden also leads to the insulated 13'8 x 8'6 workshop, fitted with both electricity and water, formerly used for beekeeping and honey production.

    There is a gravel driveway to the front of the property, providing parking for many vehicles.

    Full Fibre and 5G is available at the property.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

With multi-generational living, blended and extended families, 'bounce-back-children' and the pressing need for comfortable working from home spaces now influencing our buyer's wants for their long-term family homes, it struck me that Far Far Away is a very interesting and exciting proposition that can easily accommodate all such needs! Sprinkle on top a location that is convenient for a number of local towns, the coast, countryside and the city, this is a very good sum of parts with flexibility and longevity in mind.

Natasha SelbieProperty agent

Local information

  • Far Far Away is located approximately 1.8 miles out of the pretty village of Matfield, on a country lane that enjoys direct access to the A21, offering easy access to the M25 and the south coast. The village of Matfield, with its picturesque village green and pond, has a butcher/village shop and public houses, including the highly-regarded Gastro-pub, 'The Poet'.
  • Brenchley (approximately 2.6 miles) offers a post office, dentist, doctors' surgery and dispensary, along with a fine church, primary school, The Little Bull Café & Bar and Brenchley and Matfield lawn and tennis club. The town of Paddock Wood is within approximately 4.6 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.
  • Tunbridge Wells (approximately 5.2 miles) is the only spa town in the Southeast of England and offers elegant architecture and extensive cultural, entertainment and shopping attractions, including theatres, cafés and restaurants, national retailers and characterful independent shops on the High Street and historic Pantiles.
  • Mainline Rail: Tunbridge Wells (about 5.2 miles), Tonbridge (one stop up the line being about 7.1 miles), and Paddock Wood have fast and frequent commuter services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street.
  • Private and state schools: There are many good schools in the area, including Matfield and Brenchley Church of England Primary School, preparatory schools at Sommerhill near Tonbridge, St Ronan's and Marlborough House in Hawkhurst and Dulwich Prep in Cranbrook. There are sought-after Kent grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells, Cranbrook, Tonbridge and Maidstone, Mascalls Academy in Paddock Wood and private secondary schools at Kent College (Pembury), Tonbridge for boys and co-ed at Sevenoaks.
  • Communications: The M25 is accessed via the recently upgraded A21 to the north, linking to other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel/ports.

Additional information

  • Please note: The current owners will be retaining the neighbouring property and land holding. There is a mobile home on the retained land, which is due to be relocated 2.9 meters North of its current position. (Planning reference: 22/02633/FULL).
  • Please note, there is a covenant that applies to the property stating that the annexe cannot be split into an independent dwelling, and further outbuildings cannot be erected without prior permission from the benefiter. For more information, please contact our office on 01892 507000.
  • Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil central heating. Air conditioning to the conservatory.
  • Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
  • Main House: Council Tax Band G
  • Annexe: Council Tax Band D
  • Directions: From the north travel south on the A21. Pass the exits for Tonbridge, then at the end of the single carriageway section, go straight over the Blue Boys Roundabout. Take the second turning on the left, Beech Lane approximately 0.5 miles, and Far Far Away will be found a short distance down the lane on the right.
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G