Savills | Derwent Drive, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9TB | Properties for sale
3,148 sq ft(292.46 sq m)
Guide price £1,495,000

Derwent DriveTunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9TB

    Key features

    • Well-presented detached home of great character
    • Occupying part of the site and grounds of Culverden Castle
    • Delightful gardens with established borders and terraced lawns
    • Convenient and secluded, located well for local amenities and schools
    • Tunbridge Wells Station about 1.4 miles
    • Ample parking and detached garage
    • Planning permission granted in 2015 for a 2 storey extension (Ref. No: 15/509676/FULL), subsequently lapsed but resubmitted, pending approval

    A spacious family home of great period character with a chic and up-to-date presentation.

    About this property

    • This attractive, character family house has been upgraded and improved by the current owners and features a semi open-plan ground floor, ideal for entertaining, with a fitted kitchen featuring granite worktops, slate flooring and a four oven gas-fuelled Aga with a built-in halogen hob.

      The house has been extensively altered and enlarged over the years but is originally is thought to have been developed from a historic building that was built as a folly on the Culverden Castle estate. This may account for the distinctive principal bedroom, with its character barrel-vaulted ceiling and intricate carved window frame.

      The overall impression is of a crisp, modern finish that showcases well the period style and features of this welcoming family home. The ground floor layout is a pleasing and balanced configuration of family living areas, with a kitchen/breakfast room, family room and utility room to one side of the entrance hall. To the other side is a well-proportioned sitting room and a double aspect dining room, set either side of a wonderful further reception area, currently used as a music and television room, with French doors leading out into the gardens.

      The property is built above a network of cave rooms, carved from sandstone bedrock, for which Tunbridge Wells is renowned, and this mined sandstone forms sections of the building's elevations. The land falls away to one side of the house where an entrance to these extensive caves can be found, extending underneath a portion of the house.

      Agents Note: Part of the garden is being retained and benefits from planning permission for a new detached family house. This plot is also being sold through Savills Tunbridge Wells - see our web site for details. As a part of this planning permission, the garage building which is being retained by Swiss Cottage is to be rebuilt in a different orientation, and these works will form part of the negotiations on the sale.

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    An interesting character property in a tucked away Culverden position, ideal for the town and schools. Definitely worth a look.

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Swiss Cottage is situated in a tucked-away position off Culverden Down, a popular residential road on the north side of Tunbridge Wells. The St John's area is about half a mile away, offering a good range of local shops, a sports centre and regular bus services.
    • State and Private Schools: There is an excellent choice of schools within a mile of the property, including the Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar, Bennett Memorial Diocesan, Skinners, Bishops Down Primary, Tunbridge Wells Boys' Grammar and Rosehill Preparatory.
    • Mainline rail: Tunbridge Wells (1.4 miles), High Brooms (1.7 miles), or Tonbridge (4.5 miles), with fast and frequent services to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street in under 1 hour.
    • Communications: The A21 to the north of Tunbridge Wells links to the M25 (14 miles), Gatwick Airport (via A264/M23 from Langton Green) to the west (25 miles) and the Channel Tunnel (53 miles east). All quoted mileages are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Postcode - TN4 9TB. Turn into into Derwent Drive from Culverden Down. Bear left when the road turns right, and then turn right up to Swiss Cottage.
    • EPC Rating = E