Spring Hill, Fordcombe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0SB | Property for sale | Savills
2,607 sq ft(242.20 sq m)
Guide price £1,050,000

Spring HillFordcombe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0SB

    Key features

    • In need of renovation
    • Detached, characterful house in this semi-rural setting on the edge of the village of Fordcombe
    • Three bedrooms, dressing room, two bathrooms
    • Kitchen, sitting room, dining room, family room
    • Large established gardens, total plot of about 0.73 acres
    • Driveway parking for several vehicles and detached gaage
    • Well-placed for the village amenities and primary school
    • Conveniently positioned for the wider facilities, further schools and travel links in nearby Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks

    A charming period property with delightful rural views requiring total modernisation found on the edge of the pretty village of Fordcombe, well placed for local amenities & surrounding towns

    About this property

    • Offering a wealth of character, the property has many interesting features that take you through its journey so far. Some parts of the house are believed to date back to the 1600s and 1800's, with further later additions in the 1960s.

      Noting the property is not listed and is in need of renovation throughout, this is an incredibly exciting chance for this sizeable family home to be transformed to accommodate the needs and wants of modern living, subject to all necessary consents and requirements.

      Coombe Cottage is currently configured with three sizeable reception rooms on the ground floor, with the large sitting room, family room and dining room all enjoying direct access to the paved terrace that wraps around the house. There is a kitchen/breakfast room with larder cupboard. Two smaller rooms on the ground floor provide utility space, with one of them providing access to a ground floor WC.

      The first floor can be accessed via two staircases, and currently provides three double bedrooms, a dressing room/fourth bedroom, family bath and shower room with separate WC, and a further family bathroom.

      Outside: Coombe Cottage enjoys an elevated position on Spring Hill and stands in a generous established plot approaching of 0.73 acres. A paved terrace wraps around the house, ideal for outdoor entertaining; steps lead down to a large area of lawn, interspersed with trees and incorporating a large pond/water feature (once a swimming pool). The house enjoys wonderful views over the gardens and the countryside beyond.

      At the side of the property is a brick and tiled roof outbuilding that houses the boiler, which has potential for conversion to a stand alone office, gym or studio, subject to all necessary consents.

      Coombe Cottage has a right of way of the driveway to reach the parking for a number of vehicles and the detached double garage.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A rare and exciting chance to get immersed in a "top-to-bottom" renovation of a captivating property in a lovely countryside setting. This much loved home now keenly awaits its next custodians and is ready for the next phase of changes and improvements to begin!

    Natasha SelbieProperty agent

    Local information

    • Being in the sought-after village of Fordcombe, Coombe Cottage enjoys a semi-rural position and is surrounded by the villages of Langton Green (2 miles), Penshurst (2.2 miles) and Groombridge (about 3 miles) all of which are home to highly-regarded village primary schools.
    • The cottage is very well placed to enjoy the glorious surrounding countryside with a vast choice of footpaths and wonderful walks and many dog-friendly pubs along the way. Fordcombe provides a popular pub, cricket pitch, village green on which there is an annual village fête and recently constructed village hall, which hosts a variety of classes and community events held on a regular basis, including a pre-school class. In Langton Green, there is a well-regarded 'gastro-pub' - The Hare, overlooking the Village Green, where the popular annual summer fete is held, there is an Indian restaurant, newsagent, Pavilion Café, as well as the Village Hall with a purpose-built nursery, a petrol station/convenience store and the Groombridge Farm Shop, specialising in produce from Kent and Sussex, is also within approximately 1.5 miles.
    • Nearby Penshurst also boasts a thriving community and amenities include a Church, village hall, tea room, Post Office, garage, the Leicester Arms public house and monthly Farmers market. Penshurst has access to beautiful countryside walks and the regional cycle route known as the Tudor Trail which runs from Tonbridge Castle alongside the River Medway out into the countryside and to the glorious buildings of Penshurst Place, famous for its 14th Century stately home, once owned by Henry VIII. Penshurst cricket pitch is one of England's oldest and lies within the grounds of Penshurst Place. Groombridge village provides a village hall, GP's surgery, The Junction Village Pub and Kitchen, general store, bakery and post office. Groombridge is known for its busy local community, there is a cricket pitch and recreation ground opposite in Station Road. Also a tennis club, the Forest Way Country Park & cycle path, Spa Valley Railway and the historic Groombridge Place.
    • Coombe cottage also enjoys the enviable position of being within easy reach of the wider facilities of three large towns; Tunbridge Wells (approximately 4.9 miles), Tonbridge (approximately 7.6 miles) and Sevenoaks (approximately 11 miles).
    • There are a number of well-regarded schools in the area, including the sought after grammar schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells and private schools such as Holmewood House Preparatory School in Langton Green and Sevenoaks and Tonbridge at secondary level.
    • Mainline rail: Tonbridge (approximately 7.6 miles) with a large car park within close proximity of the station and over 100 direct trains to London Charing Cross everyday. Ashurst (approximately 2.5 miles) to London Bridge. Hildenborough (approximately 6.4 miles) to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street. Tunbridge Wells (approximately 4.9 miles) with fast and frequent services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street with journey times from 50 minutes.
    • Communications: The A21 links to the M25 and national motorway networks and thereby to Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the channel ports and Channel Tunnel Terminus.

    Additional information

    • Local Authority Sevenoaks District Council.
    • Services: Mains Water & Electricity. Oil fired central heating. Drainage via a pump station to mains.
    • There is a public footpath to one of the boundaries of the property providing immediate access to wonderful countryside walks.
    • Directions: Postcode - TN3 0SB. From Tunbridge Wells travelling along the A264 and through Langton Green, turn right onto Ashurst Road (signposted A264) and turn right again onto the Fordcombe Road (B2188), on entering Fordcombe village, pass the Chafford Arms on the right-hand side, proceed down Spring Hill for about 0.4 miles, the driveway for Coombe Cottage will be on the left hand side just after Brooklands Farm Close. The parking and garage for Coombe Cottage will be on the left.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H