Savills | Crittenden Road, Matfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7EW | Properties for sale
430.88 sq m
Guide price £1,795,000(53.029.699.760 ₫)

Crittenden RoadMatfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7EW

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Ideally placed for Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells
  • Handsome period farmhouse in a semi-rural position with attractive grounds of about 7.9 acres
  • About 1.3 miles to Matfield village
  • Excellent choice of schools in the vicinity, including Kent grammars
  • Light and spacious interior with many character features
  • Oak-framed garage with studio room over

A delightful Grade II listed country home, well placed for schools and stations and set within attractive grounds of about 7.9 acres.

About this property

  • A handsome period country home with origins dating back to the 17th Century, set within grounds of just under eight acres within in a cluster of properties sharing a long private driveway.

    Badsell Park Farmhouse is reputed to have originally been the Earl of Westmoreland's hunting lodge and features an inscription dated 1712 above the fireplace in the oldest part of the house. Subsequent 19th and 20th century extensions have created light and spacious accommodation arranged over three floors, with the majority of rooms enjoying an attractive outlook over the grounds.

    The generously proportioned ground floor living space is ideal for entertaining and family life and comprises a striking entrance hall leading through to a bay-fronted sitting room, a formal drawing room, a study and a large country-style open plan kitchen/breakfast room, complete with an Aga.

    The kitchen opens directly out to the garden on the south side for enjoyment of the lovely setting and a pretty conservatory, festooned by a mature grapevine to the roof, creates a delightful space with the garden lying to two sides.

    Six well proportioned and characterful bedrooms, with good ceiling heights and an attractive outlook, are arranged over the first and second floors, together with a dressing room, two bath/shower rooms, a cloakroom and a sitting room.

    Outside:
    Badsell Park Farmhouse is set within attractive grounds of about 7.90 acres in total, with a long driveway forming an attractive approach, flanked by a lawn and passing an oak-framed timber garage with a large studio room above.

    A sheltered paved terrace lies to the rear, alongside Tudeley Brook which runs through the grounds, and offers a lovely outlook over the fields towards a belt of woodland beyond the top boundary.

    The majority of the land lies on the northern approach-side of the house, with a block of mixed woodland, meadowland, a large pond and a high-hedged maze providing a quirky and a fascinating focal point.

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A beautiful farmhouse in a lovely setting with spacious light rooms and character throughout. Ideally-placed for the A21, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • Badsell Park Farmhouse enjoys an attractive semi-rural position within a cluster of five other properties with a long shared driveway approach from Crittenden Road. The popular village of Matfield is about 1.3 miles from the property with its traditional village green and public houses. Paddock Wood (3.8 miles), Tonbridge (5.5 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (6 miles) all offer a more comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities.
  • State and private schools: Primary schools in Brenchley and Horsmonden, grammar schools in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Cranbrook, Maskalls Academy in Paddock Wood, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks public schools, Kent College, Pembury. Preparatory schools at Somerhill and Hilden Grange (Tonbridge), Marlborough House and St Ronan's (Hawkhurst) and Dulwich Prep (Cranbrook).
  • Mainline rail: Paddock Wood (3.4 miles) with fast and frequent commuter services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street. Tonbridge station is a good alternative, just 5.5 miles, via Tudeley.
  • Communications: The M25 can be accessed via the A21 (3.7 miles), linking to other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel/ports.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the north travel south on the A21, passing the exits for Tonbridge. At the end of the single carriageway section, go straight over the first roundabout. At the second roundabout (Kippings Cross) take the first exit (left) to Matfield village. Continue through the village, turning left at The Poet Public House into Chestnut Lane. Continue straight on into Crittenden Road and down to the bottom of the hill where the driveway to Badsell Park Farm will be found on the left-hand side.
  • EPC Exempt