Savills | Langton Road, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0JU | Property for sale
1,898 sq ft(176.33 sq m)
Guide price £1,100,000

Langton RoadSpeldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0JU

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Characterful period house
  • Four bedrooms and two bathrooms
  • Two reception rooms and open plan kitchen/diner
  • Established gardens and direct access to shared paddock
  • Garaging for two cars
  • Well placed for Speldhurst, Langton Green and Tunbridge Wells
  • Convenient location for extensive choice of primary and secondary schools and communication links

A unique and enchanting family home found on the edge of the sought-after village of Speldhurst

About this property

  • Steeped in local history the Old School House forms a sizeable portion of this unique terrace of four very attractive period properties found on the edge of the highly regarded village of Speldhurst; as the name suggests the property was formerly the local school and was built in 1887 with later additions.

    Over the years the property has been extended and updated and currently provides light and spacious accommodation, with tall ceiling heights, that is stylishly and sympathetically presented to enhance the abundance of character on offer.

    On entering the entrance hall leads to the cosy sitting room/family room to the front of the house and onto the surprising and impressive double aspect drawing room to the rear; formerly the assembly hall this room enjoys the dramatic vaulted ceiling, a working feature fireplace and a ¾ length window and glazed French doors, providing a wonderful view over, and access directly onto the paved terrace, established gardens and the shared field beyond. The light, bright, kitchen/dining room is fitted with a range of bespoke wall and base units with granite work surfaces. Integrated appliances include a double oven with 5 ring gas hob and extractor fan over, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. The dining area sits under the vaulted part-glazed ceiling and has a set of sliding, bi-folding doors to the rear terrace with further glazed doors opening to a covered decking area. The good-sized, adjoining utility room has fitted units with space for a washing machine, tumble dryer with separate access to the gardens. A cloakroom completes the ground floor.

    The first floor is approached via a half landing with ¾ length window showcasing the delightful vista over the gardens and countryside beyond, there is also access to a useful storage area. The generous principal bedroom enjoys plenty of fitted wardrobes, ample room for further furniture and a shower en suite. There are three further double bedrooms and a well-appointed, family bathroom.

    Outside: A pedestrian gate opens to the front garden which is mainly laid to lawn with a winding path leading to the front door.

    To the rear is a charming and established private garden of some 200 ft with a paved terrace and covered decking, which creates an excellent and well-screened entertaining area. There is a large stretch of lawn with well-planted borders, a mature oak, and fruit trees. A paved path winds along to the rear boundary and right of way over the neighbouring property's rear boundary to access to the newly constructed garages (two en-bloc). Of particular note, at the rear of the garden an iron gate opens onto a shared paddock of which The Old School House owns roughly 1/3 (about 0.6 of an acre).

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Intriguing and enchanting I love the surprises that The Old School House offers; full of character the property offers hints of it's past incarnation if you know where to find them! The garden is wonderful, sizeable but manageable and the shared paddock is such a unique and special asset. Perfect for Speldhurst and Langton Green villages, the good life awaits with wider facilities on the doorstep.

Natasha SelbieProperty agent

Local information

  • The Old School House is found on the edge of the sought-after village of Speldhurst, within close proximity of the highly regarded Church of England Primary School, the imposing and handsome St Mary's Church and within a short walk of the newly refurbished 13th Century Inn, The George and Dragon “gastro” pub.
  • The village offers good local amenities with the Speldhurst Community Shop and Post Office, Village Hall and Recreation ground, home to many local clubs and groups including the long running local football and cricket teams and enjoys access to many countryside walks and cycle routes. Speldhurst lies about 4 miles to the north west of Tunbridge Wells with it's extensive shopping and recreational facilities and mainline station, the village is also within very convenient reach of the nearby towns of Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.
  • State and private schools: Speldhurst C of E Primary School, preparatory schools in Langton Green (Holmewood House), Tunbridge Wells (Rose Hill) and Tonbridge (The Schools at Somerhill), Grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and independent schools in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Mayfield, Eastbourne, Upper Dicker (Bedes) and Brighton.
  • Mainline rail: Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, both about 4.5 miles, with services to London Cannon Street and Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East). Alternatively, Hildenborough station, just one stop down the line from Sevenoaks is about 5.4 miles.
  • Communications: The A21 (accessible at several points) links to the M25 (via Hildenborough, about 11 miles). The A264 (from Langton Green) West links to Gatwick Airport (about 21 miles) via the M23.

Additional information

  • Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough. Council Tax - Band F.
  • Directions: Postcode - TN3 0JU.From our Tunbridge Wells office, follow the High Street down to join London Road. At the roundabout take the second exit and at the next roundabout take the second exit again onto Major Yorks Road. At the roundabout at the top of the hill take the first exit towards Langton Green. Having passed through Langton Green turn right by The Hare public house towards Speldhurst, passing the village green on your left, after about 0.8 of a mile, just after Burnt House Lane, turn right onto the shared driveway with signage for "Burnt Cottage" where the parking, garaging and the access to The Old School House will be found.
  • EPC Rating = C
  • Tenure = Freehold