- Victorian semi-detached house rising to four floors
- Vast kitchen/dining room
- Family room
- Shower room
- Off street parking
- Beautifully presented double reception room
- Separate utility room
- 4 double bedrooms, 1 en-suite
- Front and rear gardens
- Sought after location
This impressive Victorian house has been completely redesigned and remodelled by its current owners to create a sophisticated home that offers contemporary family living whilst sympathetically preserving its elegant period heritage.
Sitting on one of the village`s most sought-after roads, its period exterior of cream painted render stretches skywards. A lush front lawn is enclosed by smart black iron railings while a gravelled pathway winds up to the stone steps and impressive porched entrance. A gravelled off-street driveway sits neatly to the side, fronting double wooden gates that the family use as access into the house and garden.
The formal entrance opens into a lovely hallway, its honey coloured wooden flooring and oak stair handrail contrasting beautifully with the Farrow & Ball neutral walls. A useful guest cloakroom sits neatly at the rear.
Entered through two separate doors to the left is the fabulous double reception, flooded with light from its triple aspect windows and stretching from front to back of the house. On the raised ground floor level, it enjoys leafy green privacy to the front and at the rear, access onto a roof terrace with plenty of room to laze happily in its southerly sun while enjoying garden views. With a natural stone fireplace for warmth in the colder months this immaculate room with its period features and high ceilings feels unusually homely despite being particularly large.
Returning to the hallway and down a set of wooden stairs, treads illuminated by wall mounted recessed lights, you arrive in the fabulous kitchen, breakfast, dining room. This is a vast space, perfect for entertaining on a large scale and equally wonderful for family living. A granite topped island of epic proportions delivers wonderful cooking facilities and with 6 deep pan drawers and space for a wine fridge, plenty of storage options too. With seating for 3 stools, it is not only the kitchen centrepiece but a space for family and friends to gather as you cook. The granite worktops contrast beautifully with the painted cabinetry that houses the integrated appliances while a burgundy glass oven splashback gives a pop of contemporary colour. A deep pantry cupboard, two under stairs cupboards and a guest cloakroom with lots of storage affords ample space to pack away bags and wellies. To the right of the kitchen there is plenty of space for a dining table and chairs and side aspect double French doors can extend your living space onto the wide paved terrace and garden beyond.
Through a part glazed door at the rear is a family room, perfect for cosy cinema nights in or a safe space for the children to play as you prepare dinner. It is full of light thanks to wraparound double aspect windows with views over the lush green lawn.
To the right is separate utility room with plumbing and space for appliances and another sink, perfect for muddy boots and paws.
Climbing the carpeted stairs to the first floor a beautiful master bedroom suite sits at the front of the house, its handsome bay window brightening the space with sunny leafy green views. Its Farrow and Ball paint tones, high ceiling and period features make it a restful retreat. The en suite bathroom has a deep double ended bath, separate shower cubicle, mirrored vanity unit and a large front aspect window reflecting light off its white fittings and contemporary tiles.
Next door is another generously sized bedroom which is bright, beautifully presented and benefits from a fitted wardrobe for storage.
A further flight of stairs to the second floor takes you up to two more double bedrooms, the one at the front impressively large with stunning open countryside views and the rear one brightened by its double aspect garden views. A cavernous loft space can be accessed from both.
A stylish shower room with glazed walk in double shower cubicle, natural contemporary tiling and gleaming white sanitary ware completes the floor.
Outside to the rear, the landscaped garden has been cleverly planted and well maintained with an expanse of lawn big enough for garden play equipment and space for children to play. Mature trees, plants and shrubs afford great privacy enabling you to enjoy alfresco dining on the paved terrace under the wooden pergola.
This is a beautifully proportioned family home that has been flawlessly finished by the current owners ensuring décor and fittings of the highest quality throughout. It really does offer a luxury family lifestyle that you could move straight in and enjoy.
Being within walking distance of Southborough`s picturesque cricket green, woodland walks and local village shops and yet 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. A must see!
Covered arched entrance storm porch with glass hanging lantern and painted wooden entrance door with glazed top light panel above, which opens to:
Entrance hall with wooden flooring, painted wooden balustrades and oak handrail to first floor, radiator and doors opening to:
Living Room: 30` x 12`11` front aspect bay sash window, side aspect sash window, rear aspect double glazed French window overlooking the rear garden and giving access to the roof terrace, fireplace with natural stone mantel and surround with black granite hearth and period cast iron gas fire insert and radiators. The room is a wonderfully light and airy space, perfect for relaxing and entertaining in.
Cloakroom: rear aspect opaque double glazed window, wooden flooring, low level W/C, corner wall hung glass wash hand basin with mixer tap and radiator.
Part glazed door opening to stairs descending to lower ground floor with wall inset tread lights to:
Kitchen/Dining Room: 30` x 12`11` front aspect heritage double glazed bay window, side aspect double French doors opening onto terrace, under stairs storage cupboard, deep walk in storage cupboard housing the fuse box, pantry cupboard, wooden effect laminate flooring and radiators. The zoned kitchen area has a large kitchen island with granite work surface, open shelving, 6 pan drawers, space for a wine fridge and seating for 3 stools. A one and half stainless-steel bowl inset sink with mixer tap over, integrated Siemens dishwasher, room for large range oven, integrated extractor fan, space for large American style fridge/freezer within tall housing cabinetry, integrated Bosch microwave. The kitchen has plenty of granite worktop space and a good selection of eye and base level painted units. There is plenty of room for a table and chairs at the far end of the kitchen with a part glazed door opening into:
Family Room: 14` x 9`1` side and rear aspect double glazed windows with views over the garden, radiator and door into:
Utility Room: rear aspect double glazed window overlooking the garden, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, drainer and base level cupboard with shelving under, work surface, wall mounted Worcester combination boiler, Elson water cylinder with Aquasystem expansion vessel, wooden effect laminate flooring and radiator.
Cloakroom: internal high wall double glazed window, recessed vanity unit with porcelain wash hand basin with freestanding high rise mixer tap over and cupboard under, deep double storage cupboard with internal shelf, low level WC, wooden effect laminate flooring, radiator and extractor fan.
Stairs up to the first floor with mid height landing with rear aspect sash window, large designer mirrored radiator and doors to:
Bedroom 1/Master Bedroom: 19`6 x 12`9` front aspect bay sash windows with tree top views, column radiators and door to:
En-suite: front aspect sash window, glazed corner walk in shower cubicle with rainwater shower head and hand-held shower attachment, deep double ended back to wall bath with mixer tap, mirrored vanity unit with ceramic bowl wash hand basin with mixer tap over and cupboard under, wall mounted lighting, low level WC, part tiled walls, tiled flooring and heated towel rail with independent hot water heating control.
Bedroom 2: 12`9 x 11`10` side aspect sash window, rear aspect heritage double glazed sash window, fitted wardrobe with hanging rail and cupboard with shelving over and radiator.
Stairs up to the second floor with mid height landing and rear aspect sash window, ceiling Velux window and doors opening into:
Bedroom 3: 19`5 x 12`10` front aspect bay sash windows with stunning countryside views, radiator and ceiling loft access hatch.
Bedroom 4: 12`10 x 11`11` side aspect sash window, rear aspect heritage double glazed window, radiator and ceiling loft access hatch.
Shower Room: front aspect sash window, glazed double walk in shower cubicle with rainwater shower head and hand-held shower attachment, low level WC, vanity unit with wash hand basin with mixer tap over cupboard with shelves under, heated towel rail, part tiled walls, tiled flooring and extractor fan.
Outside: The house is approached via a gravelled pathway up to stone steps rising to the storm porch and formal entrance door. An area of lawn sits in front of the house with black iron railings with single pedestrian gate to the pathway to the front and double gates opening onto the gravelled off-street driveway to the side. Mature hedging sits at both perimeters and double wooden gates sit behind the driveway giving access to the family access to the house. A paved terrace sits to the side of the kitchen with high brick wall enclosed stocked beds and close boarded fencing behind. Stone steps lead up to a further paved terrace with wooden pergola over. The garden is south facing and is laid mainly to lawn with neat beds to the left with mature plants, trees and decorative stones sitting in front of close boarded fencing. At the rear is a high wall enclosed raised stocked flower bed giving privacy and a wooden fence behind. There are natural boundary borders and mature plants to the right perimeter and a large wooden shed.
Local authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Council tax: Band F (£2,469)
EPC: D (55)
NOTE: This sale is connected to Flying Fish Properties
Area Information: Southborough
Southborough is just a couple of miles outside the historic spa town of Tunbridge Wells. Southborough sits immediately to the north of Tunbridge Wells and just south of Tonbridge, with the A26 passing through it. Southborough`s location allows easy access to the A21 which leads to the M25.
Southborough Common, situated towards Pennington Road`s end of the town, is a conservation area where cricket has been played for more than 200 years. Southborough Cricket Club is still very much a vibrant community club.
If you`re a runner or casual walker, the woodland area of the Southborough Common is a very beautiful space. The woodland area of Southborough Common, nestled behind St. Peters church, is a delightful broadleaf woodland featuring ancient and young trees sloping down to a stream.
Secondary, independent, preparatory and private schools can be found in both Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, while Southborough has its very own primary school. Pennington Road is also within the catchment areas for the main highly regarded and sought after Tunbridge Wells Grammar Schools.
Tunbridge Wells is just over a mile away with big retail names. The nearest mainline station to Southborough is at High Brooms, about a mile away, with fast and frequent train services to London Charing Cross. There are also mainline stations on the same line at Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. Tonbridge Station is only 2.5 miles away and with two lines passing through it provides on average 34 trains a day from Tonbridge to London Bridge in as little as 35 minute journeys. If that isn`t enough, you can fall out of your door in the morning onto a luxury coach service straight to Canary Wharf, the City, Embankment and other central London destinations at half the cost of rail travel enabling you to slumber or work using its Wi-Fi connectivity as you travel.
The A21, which provides a direct link onto M25 and other motorways, is a few minutes` drive away from Southborough.
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