The Old School
4,436 sq ft(412.12 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

High StreetFrant, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 9DT

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Prominent Village centre location
  • Immaculate period conversion
  • Many original features
  • Four en suite bedrooms
  • Secluded west facing garden

An immaculately-presented Grade II listed former Victorian school offering substantial and characterful accommodation in the heart of this sought-after village.

About this property

  • A light and spacious Grade II listed house, with a handsome and imposing road frontage, in the heart of this popular village. Built as the village school in 1852 and converted to residential use in 2014, the property now offers generous family accommodation finished to a bespoke specification, with many of the original features retained.

    The accommodation has been designed to maximise the natural light and maintain an impression of space. High ceilings and galleried landings are a particular feature with a thoughtful layout combining versatile family and entertaining spaces with well proportioned and uncluttered first floor accommodation.

    The quintessentially English village of Frant, complete with village green and cricket pitch as its focal point, offers excellent amenities including a primary school, church, village hall, convenience store/post office, the George Inn and the Abergavenny Arms. For commuters, Frant Station (1.5 miles at Bells Yew Green) enables a journey to London in just over an hour, whilst Tunbridge Wells Station lies conveniently about 2.5 miles to the north.

    The property features a distinctive double gabled frontage, with iron railings and a large open porch covering steps up to front door.

    The full height galleried reception hall has double doors opening to the drawing room and leads to an inner hall with a fireplace and seating area.

    There are refurbished wooden floorboards to many of downstairs rooms.

    The large drawing room has a partially vaulted and galleried ceiling, a seating area with a sizeable feature fireplace, a formal dining area and entertaining space.

    The west facing kitchen/dining/family room has an impressive vaulted ceiling and a feature fireplace. A central island unit incorporates the breakfast bar and hob and the kitchen is fitted with extensive and stylish modern units and includes a space saving staircase to the galleried playroom above. Full width bi-fold doors to two aspects lead to the outside terrace and garden beyond.

    The downstairs bedroom with an en suite shower room has French doors giving access to the rear terrace, making it an ideal guest suite.

    The cinema room includes a projection screen and wiring for an alternative panel TV and for fixed sound installations.

    The utility room has plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, a sink, worktops and fitted storage units.

    The bright study with tall window has access to a side passage.

    The master bedroom suite, accessed from its own galleried landing, has a tall vaulted ceiling and a spacious en suite bathroom and dressing room. The impression of light and space is enhanced by windows to three sides.

    There are two further upstairs bedrooms, both en suite, are accessed from a second galleried landing.

    Outside
    The west facing back garden, enclosed on two sides by characterful and tall brick buttressed walls, is designed to be easy to maintain and provides a high degree of privacy. Feature lighting edges the garden.

    The wooden terrace hugs the rear of the property and delivers a sheltered and sunny entertaining space, with electric heaters and integrated lighting.

    A gated path to the side of the property leads to a secure and covered passageway to the back garden, while a separate entrance from the High Street accesses an integral and versatile storage room.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

The Old School is stylish, intriguing, steeped in Frant village history and enjoys a wonderful mix of character, period features and modern flair.

Natasha SelbieProperty agent

Local information

  • Frant is situated in an elevated position within easy access of the more comprehensive facilities of Tunbridge Wells (2.4 miles), Wadhurst (4.5 miles) and Crowborough (6.9 miles).
  • State and private schools: Frant has a well-regarded Church of England primary school. Preparatories are available in Tunbridge Wells, Five Ashes, Stonegate and Langton Green. Community Colleges in Wadhurst, Crowborough and Heathfield and independent senior schools in Mayfield, Tonbridge and Eastbourne.
  • Mainline rail: Frant Station (Bells Yew Green 1.5 miles), London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street in just over an hour, or Tunbridge Wells (2.5 miles) a little further up the line, from 47 minutes.
  • Communications: The M25 can be accessed via the A21 just north of Tunbridge Wells, linking to other motorway networks and providing access to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the Channel Tunnel terminus.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells head south on the A267 Frant Road. After approximately 2.1 miles, turn left into Church Lane. The road becomes The High Street at the right hand bend opposite the church and the property will be found on the right. Services: Mains gas-fired central heating. Electric under-floor heating in the tiled area of the kitchen. Mains electricity, water and drainage.
  • EPC Exempt