Savills | Mount Sion, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1TZ | Properties for sale
4,008 sq ft(372.36 sq m)
Guide price £1,750,000

Mount SionTunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1TZ

    Key features

    • Highly individual, substantial Listed townhouse, with a rich history
    • An abundance of interesting period and design features
    • Sought-after 'Village' area
    • The High Street, Pantiles striking distance
    • Less than 350 metres from the station
    • Close proximity to Grove Park
    • Terraced town garden and balcony
    • Off-street parking

    An outstanding Listed period townhouse, steeped in local history, but practical too, including parking.

    About this property

    • Nash House is a period, Grade II Listed townhouse, believed to date from the 1690s, positioned in the sought after ‘village area' of the town, just off the High Street and therefore being less than 350 metres from the station, the town's common, Grove Park and the famous Georgian shopping arcade, The Pantiles.

      The house is characterful throughout with spacious, impressive rooms, hallways and landings and many period features, including exposed beams, the original staircase, with polished mahogany rail and stick balusters, period fireplaces and bow windows to the key rooms on the front ‘gentrified' elevation and a balcony with far reaching views towards the Ashdown Forest.

      The property also benefits from modern fixtures and fittings, and this combined with the generous room sizes, means there are good, practical aspects to the house too, for modern day family living. Key areas include the very impressive first floor double drawing room and the ground floor dining room/family room, as well as the kitchen/breakfast room, opening to the delightful, professionally landscaped, two level courtyard garden (with a Sauna fitted into an outbuilding).

      The lower ground has its own front entrance onto Mount Sion, and was previously a self-contained office, thus lending itself to home working or even a self-contained flat, subject to the necessary planning and listed building consent.

      The house's rich history in Tunbridge Wells was the focus of a recent article in 'Kent Life'. Originally a rooming house for gentry coming to visit the Spa town, other well known residents include the Weekes family (of Weekes Department Store - now Hoopers) and the author Edgar Wallace. It is popularly rumoured to have been Beau Nash's illegal gaming room in the 1700s, although no evidence of this has been found.

      Agents notes:

      The rear outside space has two aspects which require explanation: the lower terrace, the basement utility room and the cloakroom to the first floor half landing are flying freeholds. The two parking spaces to the rear, accessed from Frog Lane, are partly restricted to allow a turning space for both Nash House and the neighbouring property. A large car can access the courtyard through the double gates.

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    Nash House is such a handsome and interesting house. I think the convenience of the location here is hard to beat! The views from the second floor balcony are really impressive and the terraced garden to the rear is just a delightful space for entertaining.

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • The historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is conveniently located about 30 miles South of London, surrounded by countryside and offering a popular base for City commuters.
    • The elegant architecture and variety of cultural, entertainment and shopping attractions, combined with the highly-regarded state and private schools in the area, make the town an excellent choice for families. Mount Sion lies within the sought-after 'Village' area, benefitting from its proximity to Grove Park as well as the town centre, High Street, The Pantiles, the mainline station and popular local primary and secondary schools.
    • Schools: Many highly-regarded schools in the area include Claremont Primary School, (classified as 'Outstanding' in the latest Ofsted report), Rose Hill preparatory, The Mead, Holmewood House and the boys' and girls' Grammars.
    • Mainline rail: Tunbridge Wells station is nearby, with regular services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge & Waterloo East) and Cannon Street.
    • Road communications: The A21 serves Tunbridge Wells. Newly dualled to the north for access to the M25 and motorway network, and the coast to the south.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Postcode - TN1 1TZ. From our offices in the High Street turn left and walk to the end of the High Street, turn left in Mount Sion and proceed up the hill where Nash House will be found on the left hand side.
    • EPC Exempt