- Detached house - available 1st November, 2018
- Large living room
- Garden room/dining room
- Utility room and downstairs cloakroom
- Driveway with heritage car port
- 4 double bedrooms, 1 en-suite
- Family room
- Large rear garden with 2 garden studios
This fabulous family home is set back from the road by a gated driveway with parking for several cars and a detached oak framed double heritage car port.
A handsome exterior of hung tiles and cream render draws you up to a solid oak entrance door which opens into a welcoming hallway, its warm wooden flooring dappled in sunlight.
To the right is the large living room which extends seamlessly into the dining room behind increasing the sense of light and space. There is plenty of room for large family sofas while a gas fire framed by a beautiful stone fireplace adds character and warmth in the colder months.
The garden/dining room at the rear is the jewel in this home's crown. It offers fantastic living, entertaining and dining space with a creative design of two glazed ceiling lanterns and three sets of bi fold doors which can effortlessly extend the living space onto the sun terrace.
Next door is the country style kitchen which also enjoys glorious garden views that stretch downwards merging with the green fields beyond. It is a light and spacious room with an abundance of cream cabinets, plenty of work top space and room for a large range oven and additional appliances.
A useful guest cloakroom sits to the right of a side lobby with access to the garden while a large separate utility room to the left offers housing for extra appliances, cupboards for storage and a sink ideal for muddy boots or paws.
Completing the ground floor and to the left of the hallway is the large family room which would be ideal as a home office or a playroom for the children, depending on your needs.
Climbing the stairs to the first floor you reach the landing and the pretty bathroom. It is a tranquil space with leafy window views, a roll top bath and walk in double shower cubicle. Stylish white wall tiles and a decorative tiled floor give it added character.
There are four double bedrooms, all spacious and bright. The master bedroom is double aspect and enjoys spectacular views to the rear while the second bedroom benefits from a stylish en-suite bathroom and the third, a creative shower cubicle.
Outside to the rear is a large decked terrace, perfect for summer entertaining, with a feature pond and stunning open countryside views as far as the eye can see. Steps lead down to an expanse of lawn which is edged by mature shrubs, plants and trees. Two garden studios with electricity and lighting sit discreetly on either side of the large garden. Whether you need a home studio for your creativity, an office to escape the commute, a den for teenage children or a playroom for younger ones these spaces are ideal.
With open countryside on its doorstep and being a stone's throw from easy access to the M25, fast rail connections to central London and first class schools, it is the perfect home for families with professional needs.
Covered entrance door which opens to:
Entrance hall: with front aspect double glazed window with bars, oak wooden flooring, radiator and doors to:
Living Room: 19'9 x 14'5 front aspect double glazed square bay window with bars, oak wooden flooring, gas fire with slate hearth and stone mantle, radiator and opening into:
Gardeny/Dining Room: 22'6 x 16'2 side and rear aspect triple bi-fold doors, rear aspect quadruple bi-fold doors, two sets of glazed ceiling lanterns, radiator and opening into:
Kitchen: 17'11 x 11'3 rear aspect double glazed windows, wooden flooring, space for fridge/freezer, space for large range oven, extractor hood, space and plumbing for dishwasher, space for wine cooler, sink with mixer tap over and drainer, tiled splash back and radiator. The kitchen has plenty of worktop space and a good selection of cream eye and base level units and a part glazed door to a side lobby with wooden flooring, side aspect part glazed door giving access to the rear garden and doors to:
Cloakroom: side aspect opaque double glazed window, low level WC, wall hung hand wash basin with mixer tap, wooden flooring and radiator.
Utility: 15'3 x 13'2 front aspect double glazed window with bars, plenty of space for coats, shoes and muddy boots, laminate flooring, wall cupboard housing fuse box, eye and base level units, wall hung Worcester combination boiler, space and plumbing for additional appliances and sink with drainer and pull out spray tap.
Family Room: 13'6 x 11'11 front aspect double glazed square bay window with bars, wooden flooring and radiator.
Stairs up to first floor landing with rear aspect double glazed window, wooden flooring, ceiling loft access hatch, radiator and doors to:
Bedroom 1/Master Bedroom: 18'6 x12'2 front aspect double glazed windows with bars, rear aspect double glazed windows, wooden flooring and radiator.
Bedroom 2: 12'3 x 11'11 front aspect double glazed windows with bars, radiator and door to:
En-suite bathroom: rear aspect double glazed window, side aspect Velux ceiling window, low level WC, tiled panel enclosed bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachmnet, pedestal hand wash basin, part tiled walls, tiled flooring, radiator and tiled end of bath open shelving unit.
Bedroom 3: 14'11 x 13'1front aspect double glazed windows with bars, walk in shower cubicle with wall mounted shower attachment and glass door and radiator.
Bedroom 4: 9'11 x 8'2 rear aspect double glazed window, fitted wardrobes with shelving and cupboards over and radiator.
Bathroom: rear aspect double glazed window, double walk in shower cubicle with wall mounted shower attachment and rainwater shower head, roll top bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, pedestal hand wash basin, low level WC, part tiled walls, tiled flooring and radiator.
Outside: The house is approached via a paved driveway with parking for several cars with a detached timber framed double heritage car port that has lighting and electricity to the front. Mature high hedging fronts the perimeter screening the house from the road with double wooden access gates. Mature hedging, shrubs and trees including a Magnolia sit at both side perimeters with a wooden storage shed to the right of the house and access to the rear garden to the left. A large decked terrace with fish pond sits behind the house, perfect for summer evening entertaining. Steps lead down to the beautiful rear garden which is laid mainly to lawn sweeping down to the end of the garden and the open farmland beyond with two wooden studios with lighting and electricity at both sides. A variety of trees and mature perimeter shrubs and flower beds edge the lawn.
Local authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Council tax: Band G (£2,849)
EPC: D (67)
Rental deposit: equivalent of one month.
Security deposit: equivalent of 6 weeks.
Available from 1st November, 2018.
Administation fee: £250 (VAT included) - this includes contract preparation, the reference checking cost and the cost of transferring the rental & security deposit to the Deposit Protection Scheme.
Area Information: Southborough
Southborough lies just a couple of miles north outside the historic spa town of Tunbridge Wells with its big retail names and its Georgian colonnade, the Pantiles, offering a vibrant café culture.
It also sits just south of Tonbridge, with the A26 passing through it offering easy access to the A21 which leads to the M25.
Southborough Common, situated towards St Mary's end of the village, is a conservation area where cricket has been played for more than 200 years.
If you're a runner, dog owner or casual walker, the woodland area of the Southborough Common, nestled behind St. Peters Church, is a very beautiful space. Ancient and young trees slope down to a stream with access to Holden Pond and Bidborough and Speldhurst villages beyond.
Excellent secondary, independent, preparatory and private schools can be found in both Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, while Southborough and Bidborough have their very own primary schools. St Mary's is also within the catchment areas for the 5 highly regarded and sought after Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge Grammar Schools.
The nearest mainline station to St Mary's is Tonbridge Station (1.5 miles), with fast and frequent train services to London Charing Cross. There are also mainline stations on the same line at Highbrooms (2.5 miles) and Tunbridge Wells. Tonbridge Station has two lines passing through, it provides on average 34 trains a day from Tonbridge to London Bridge in as little as 40 minute journeys. There is also a luxury coach service, that drops up and collects a short walk from the house, straight to Canary Wharf, the City, Embankment and other central London destinations. It is half the cost of rail travel enabling you to slumber or work using its Wi-Fi connectivity as you travel.
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The following are permitted payments which we may request from you:
a) The rent
b) A refundable tenancy deposit (reserved for any damages or defaults on the part of the tenant) capped at no more than five weeks' rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000, or six weeks' rent where the total annual rent is £50,000 or above
c) A refundable holding deposit (to reserve a property) capped at no more than one week's rent
d) Payments to change the tenancy when requested by the tenant, capped at £50, or reasonable costs incurred if higher
e) Payments associated with early termination of the tenancy, when requested by the tenant
f) Payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV licence and council tax; and
g) A default fee for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key/security device, where required under a tenancy agreement
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