A handsome unlisted Victorian gem with a delightful detached 'Bothy' and a walled garden in this convenient location.
On the market for the first time in almost sixty years, this coveted Victorian villa is believed to date back to circa 1850 and offers a rare opportunity to acquire a truly special family home with a splendid walled garden.
Manor Lodge is nestled in a prime residential area, close to the Common and within easy reach of the town centre and the mainline station. The beautifully proportioned accommodation is enhanced by a wealth of period features, including high ceilings and large windows which maximise the flow of natural light.
The impressive wide entrance door opens into a spacious hall with a striking arched window, a skylight above and an elegant balustrade staircase. Two characterful principal reception rooms comprise a drawing room and a study/library featuring matching marble fireplaces and wide bay windows with an outlook to the front. The study is fitted with personally crafted bespoke bookshelves to one wall and an interlinking door between the two rooms enables adaptable space for entertaining.
A charming dining room to the rear enjoys a wonderful outlook over the walled garden towards the Bothy and the gate to the back garden at the end, and adjoins a spacious family kitchen/breakfast room with a traditional walk-in larder.
The wide first floor landing has a seating area and gives access to five good-sized bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms. The bedrooms to the front enjoy an attractive outlook towards the Common, whilst those to the back overlook the walled garden.
The lower ground floor provides substantial additional space.
accessed from the garden and comprising store rooms, a large workshop and a wine cellar.
Manor Lodge is set within established gardens of about 0.35 acres and is set well back from Bishops Down Road, with a driveway approach.
The well screened walled garden to the rear creates a lovely backdrop for the house, with old red brick meandering pathways, shrubs, deep herbaceous borders and specimen trees including a magnificent magnolia ensuring year round colour.
The wall wraps around the garden and is topped by hedging providing shelter and a good level of privacy. A pretty wrought iron arched gate in the wall leads through to a less formal area beyond with a shed, log store and a compost area.
A particular feature of the garden is the quintessential red brick gabled Bothy' with its classic period features. Currently used as a games room/studio, this delightful building offers potential for a variety of purposes, subject to any necessary planning consents; two brick garden stores and a gardener's w.c. also provide useful additional space.
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Surely a must for one of the top houses to live in Tunbridge Wells - this gem is flawless.Robert Jacobs