Savills | Eridge Road, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 9NJ | Properties for sale
4,006 sq ft(372.17 sq m)
Guide price £1,725,000

Eridge RoadGroombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 9NJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • A wonderful opportunity to modernise this characterful Victorian home offered with no onward chain
  • privately tucked away within 4.68 acres of park-like grounds, about a mile from Groombridge village
  • first time on the market since 1968
  • beautifully proportioned rooms with lovely period features
  • garden pavilion ideal for home working
  • Tunbridge Wells about 4.2 miles
  • good choice of schools in the area including St Thomas' C of E in the village (rated Outstanding)
  • 1.2 miles Eridge station with services to London Bridge and Victoria
  • Virtual tour available on request

A magnificent Victorian house in need of modernisation, in this tucked away position within park-like grounds about a mile from the village.

About this property

  • Clock House is a truly aspirational house; a classic and beautifully proportioned unlisted Victorian family home, full of charm and character and is privately set within extensive park-like grounds.

    The property was originally part of the Hollamby estate, dating back to circa 1860 and has been in the same family ownership since 1968. The long private driveway approach gives a real sense of ‘arrival‘ and would have originally continued through the majestic avenue of Wellingtonia trees lying to the west side of the house.

    The impressive reception hall leads through to three light-filled principal reception rooms, all with wide bay windows and fire places. A snug with a wood burning stove and a large kitchen/breakfast room, together with a domestic area comprising a shower room, cloakroom and boiler room are positioned to the rear.

    A striking ballustraded staircase rises elegantly to the first floor, providing five double bedrooms, a sixth bedroom, two bathrooms and a separate cloakroom.

    Clock House enjoys a most attractive and private setting within park-like grounds of about 4.68 acres in total, with a lovely outlook to all sides. The extensive open space is full of interest, filled with many specimen trees, swathes of rhododendron and azalea and linked by tracks and trails which meander through the gardens. A small unfenced paddock flanks the driveway. A delightful writer's pavilion offers tranquillity to enjoy the westerly views at sunset and a secluded, quiet, place to work from home, with mains electricity.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Everyone is always asking for a high ceiling, period family house in a convenient countryside location, needing work. Well, here it is!

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • Groombridge village (about a mile) lies on the Kent/Sussex border, about 4.2 miles south of Tunbridge Wells. There is a thriving local community and amenities include a GP's surgery, general store, bakery, post office, churches, public houses, cricket ground, recreation ground and the visitor attraction at Groombridge Place.
  • Tunbridge Wells town centre offers more comprehensive facilities, including High Street shopping, supermarkets, theatres and restaurants and independent retailers in the historic Pantiles area.
  • State and Private schools: St Thomas C of E Primary school in Groombridge (rated Outstanding). Preparatory schools include Holmewood House (Langton Green), Rose Hill (Tunbridge Wells), Brambletye and Michael Hall Steiner Waldorf (near Forest Row).
  • Independent senior schools in Mayfield, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Eastbourne and Sevenoaks and Kent grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, subject to entry following 11-plus assessment.
  • Mainline rail: Eridge (1.2 miles) provides services to London Bridge and Victoria in about 60 minutes. Tunbridge Wells (4.5 miles) or Tonbridge (8.8 miles) serve Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street in under an hour.
  • Communications: M25 (Junction 5) lies to the north via the A21 from Tunbridge Wells, Gatwick airport about 22 miles to the west via the A264 and the Eurotunnel at Folkestone about 50 miles to the east.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains gas-fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and shared private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Wealden District Council: 01892 653311. Tax Band G.
  • Agent's Note: Whist the property postal address is Tunbridge Wells (Kent) Clock House is actually located in the county of East Sussex.
  • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells, follow the London Road/A26 south for about 1.8 miles and turn right onto Broadwater Forest Lane signposted Groombridge. After about two miles, turn first left by Birchden Farm into Park Corner Lane. Continue to the end and the driveway which serves Clock House, Linden House and Top Lodge is straight ahead. Clock House is the last property at the end.
  • EPC Rating = D