Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6LL | Property for sale | Savills
3,484 sq ft(323.67 sq m)
Guide price £1,595,000

Ashford RoadTenterden, Kent, TN30 6LL


    Key features

    • Well proportioned Georgian family home
    • Versatile family accommodation over four floors
    • Separate orangery and substantial terrace
    • Beautiful westerly facing gardens
    • Double garage with studio/home office over, offering potential STP
    • Traditional greenhouse
    • Under 0.1 of a mile from the extremely popular town centre
    • Headcorn station (8.6 miles) has services running approximately every 30 minutes to London.
    • Ashford station (12.1 miles) with fast links to London St Pancras in about 37 mins

    An iconic Georgian Grade II listed town house with lovely west facing gardens, garaging and parking.

    About this property

    • The Tower House is a fine Grade II listed Georgian town house which is understood to date from the late 18th century with the iconic castellated three storey tower having been added in 1904. This fascinating family home exudes charm and character and is well placed for the local amenities of the town. It enjoys wonderful westerly facing views over delightful walled gardens and benefits from off road parking and a versatile detached two storey outbuilding with garaging beneath.

      The property retains a wealth of interesting features including high ceilings, sash windows and period fireplaces, with versatile family accommodation amounting to about 3,700 sq ft (343 sq m) including a separate orangery with bi-fold doors opening to two aspects creating a lovely garden room.

      The reception rooms are of excellent proportions and include an elegant double drawing and sitting room having fitted bookcases, open fireplaces (the former with a wood stove), a lovely garden outlook to the west and access via French doors with steps down to a terrace. The formal dining room adjoins the kitchen and has a bay window and window seat.

      The kitchen/breakfast room is a charming characterful room with old pine flooring, some original pine cupboards and an extensive range of painted cupboards, a larder and gas fired Aga. French doors open to a west facing decked balcony from where the views over the garden and beyond can really be enjoyed.

      Completing the ground floor accommodation is a cloakroom and a laundry room in the tower.

      The lower ground floor is an excellent space with separate access, a family/playroom, double bedroom six and a stylish modern bathroom with shower over.

      A staircase leads up from the reception hall to the first floor landing. Located over the first and second floors are five bedrooms, including the main bedroom which enjoys lovely views and has a dressing room and shower room. The remaining bedrooms are served by a family bathroom and a shower room. A number of the bedrooms have period fireplaces and/or built-in cupboards.

      Gardens & Outbuildings
      The Tower House is accessed via a pedestrian wrought iron gate to the front, with parking to the north of the house and electric gates to Mulberry Gardens, with a shared private drive to further parking for four cars and access to the double garage and kitchen garden.

      The west facing walled garden is a delightful surprise with deep planted borders providing seasonal interest, an ancient mulberry tree, several mimosas, a medlar, silver birch, beautiful rose beds, a rockery and a gazebo enhanced with passion flower and roses. A wide terrace is perfect for al fresco entertaining and there is a detached orangery with bi-fold doors, affording a versatile indoor/outdoor space. At the end of the lawned garden a gate opens to the pretty vegetable garden with raised beds together with cherry, apple, pear and olive trees.

      There is a substantial outbuilding which incorporates a studio/home office with wonderful potential (subject to any planning requirements) below is the double garage with open bay log stores to one side, further outbuildings include a period-style greenhouse and summerhouse.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    The house that legends are made of. This wonderful house really is a home with a history but whether it is fact or fiction we are unsure. Either way this iconic Georgian property has so much to offer including great accommodation with views and the fairytale tower!

    Sarah HuntProperty agent

    Local information

    • The sought-after town of Tenterden has a variety of independent shops, Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, historic public houses, several coffee shops and various restaurants.
    • There is a leisure centre in the town and further sporting facilities nearby including London Beach Golf Club and Spa, Tenterden Golf Club, Chart Hills Golf Club at Biddenden (4.6 miles), walking and cycle trails through beautiful High Weald countryside and fishing at Tenterden Trout Waters. Chapel Down Vineyard incorporating the highly regarded Swan Restaurant and Biddenden Vineyards are both nearby.
    • The pretty historic hilltop town of Rye with its cobbled streets is about 11 miles away and has an excellent selection of antique shops, restaurants and gift shops. Sport and leisure facilities include Rye Golf Club, Rye Lawn Tennis and Squash Club and various water sports at Camber (14.6 miles).
    • There is an excellent range of schools in the area in both the state and private sectors catering for children of all ages. These include Tenterden Infant and Junior School, St Michael's Primary School, Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre all in Tenterden, Dulwich Preparatory at Cranbrook, Benenden Girls School, Saint Ronans and Marlborough House at Hawkhurst and Sutton Valence Schools and Tonbridge School. Additionally there are boys' and girls' Grammar Schools at Ashford plus Ashford School and The Kings School Canterbury.
    • Mainline Rail Services: Headcorn station (8.6 miles) has train services running approximately every 30 minutes to London. A high speed train service runs between Ashford (12.1 miles) and London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
    • Motorway Links: The M25 can be accessed via the M20 at junction 10 providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and other motorway networks.
    • *All distance and travel times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Gas fired central heating via radiators. Mains drainage, electricity and water.
    • Outgoings: Ashford Borough Council - Tax band G
    • Directions: From Savills office in Cranbrook proceed in an easterly direction, along the High Street to The Hill at St David's Bridge. Travel towards Golford and continue straight on for about 7 miles. At the T junction turn left onto the A28 and continue through the centre of Tenterden, passing through the traffic lights onto Ashford Road, The Tower House will be found on the left hand side.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold