Savills | Swaylands, Penshurst Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DZ | Properties for sale
2,082 sq ft(193.42 sq m)
Guide price £1,375,000

SwaylandsPenshurst Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DZ


    Key features

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    • Wonderful apartment in exceptional gated development
    • Comprises original principal reception rooms of Swaylands
    • Meticulous restoration completed in 2006
    • Around 40 acres of Listed parkland grounds
    • Garage and two designated parking spaces
    • Tennis court and gym for residents' use
    • Tunbridge Wells about 5.4 miles, Tonbridge station about 4.2 miles

    Outstanding apartment in exceptional development, with garage, parking and convenient road and rail connections.

    About this property

    • This elegant and spacious apartment, with over 2,000 sq ft of accommodation, is formed from most of the ground floor of the original triple gabled villa dating to around 1840.

      Following the substantial Tudor-inspired expansion of the house in the late 19th Century, these rooms remained the principal reception rooms of this important home and regularly hosted the Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII, as well as others such as Siegried Sassoon and J.M. Barrie.

      The internal accommodation is enhanced by a separate secure storage room, single garage and two allocated parking spaces.
      This wonderful light-filled apartment boasts high ceilings, expansive windows, a wealth of meticulously restored features and is immaculately presented to the highest modern standards.

      Enjoying its own private wraparound terrace with access from the kitchen and the sitting room, there is also a glorious outlook over the 40 acres of Grade II Listed gardens and grounds that are such a delight for all residents to enjoy.

      As a principal home or a luxurious retreat, this is a truly enticing opportunity for the most discerning of buyers.

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    For me, nndoubtedly one of the special apartments in this landmark location.

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • The exclusive Swaylands Estate, in the heart of the beautiful Kent countryside, is a secure gated community on the edge of the idyllic and picturesque Penshurst village. Penshurst has a church, primary school, doctors surgery, tea room, a garage with general store and a pub incorporating a restaurant and hotel. Penshurst Place is nearby, with its historic house, gardens and a monthly farmers' market.
    • Sales particulars relating to a sale of the Swaylands Estate in 1877 describe a very desirable property “in perfect order throughout, and fit for the immediate reception of a Nobleman's or Gentleman's family”. Today, in 2020, these words still feel appropriate. The buyer, George Drummond, was swayed by the ease of commute to his bank in Charing Cross from the nearby Tonbridge station.
    • Indeed, Tonbridge (about 4.2 miles) and Hildenborough (about 5 miles) provide regular services to Charing Cross, via London Bridge, and Cannon Street. The A21 offers dual carriageway access to the M25 to the North.
    • Tunbridge Wells (about 5.4 miles) and Sevenoaks (about 8.7 miles) offer high street and out-of-town retail facilities, Langton Green (about 3.5 miles) has several local shops, whilst Tonbridge (about 4.5 miles) has a good choice of supermarkets including Waitrose, Sainsbury's and other budget options.
    • An interesting history of Swaylands Estate can be found on Wikipedia by searching for Swaylands https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaylands

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells proceed out of town on the London Road (A26) towards Southborough. Pass on through Southborough and continue past the Hand and Sceptre Pub on the right and the cricket pitch on the left. After about 0.6 miles, turn left into Bidborough Ridge, continue for about 2.8 miles and the entrance to The Swaylands Estate will be found on the left.
    • EPC Rating = C