- Detached house
- 2 reception rooms
- Well equipped kitchen/breakfast room
- Pretty rear garden
- 4 bedrooms, 1 en-suite
- Modern bathroom
- Sought after village location
- Available 8th January 2018
This charming detached Victorian house is superbly located with a host of popular schools, local shops and transport links on its doorstep. Being a stone's throw from Southborough Common, a peaceful area of outstanding natural beauty, it also enjoys woodland walks and open farmland.
A smart period red brick exterior with a partially glazed entrance door entices you across its threshold.
Inside, the hallway is bright with a decorative radiator cabinet and crisply painted cream walls making it a welcoming space.
To the right is a large and beautiful living room with wooden flooring, a high ceiling and period detail. Light pours into the room from the generous window, its fireplace with wood burning stove offering warmth in the colder months.
The dining room behind, linked seamlessly by the same wooden flooring, gives you excellent entertaining space when the need arises.
Through glazed doors at the rear is the conveniently placed kitchen/breakfast room whose honey coloured wooden units contrast beautifully with the cream walls and eye-catching wall tiling above the Aga. French doors open onto the raised decking to extend your living space in the summer months and space for a table and chairs make it a great family room.
Climbing the carpeted stairs to the first floor, a bright and spacious landing has two double bedrooms, a study and a shower room leading off it. The master bedroom, with two fitted wardrobes, has glorious tree top views through its large windows and opens into its own en-suite bathroom.
The second floor has two further delightful double bedrooms with excellent storage space.
There is the advantage of a pretty rear garden that is accessed either from the street or directly off the kitchen. It is peaceful and secluded, laid mainly to lawn with a smart raised decked terrace at the rear of the house, perfect for alfresco dining.
This substantial family home is a short walk from first class grammar schools and excellent travel links making it perfect for families with professional needs. A must see!
Brick arched storm porch with tiled step, part opaque leaded glazed entrance door and top light panel above, which opens to:
Entrance Hall, with front aspect opaque leaded windows, space for coats and shoes, radiator with decorative panted cover, oak wooden flooring, under stairs storage cupboard and doors to:
Cloakroom: side aspect window, low level WC, corner wall hung hand wash basin with mixer tap, wooden flooring and radiator.
Living Room: front aspect part leaded double glazed window, feature fireplace with wood burning stove, wooden mantle and stone hearth, oak wooden flooring, alcove book shelves, radiator and opening into:
Dining Room: rear aspect French windows, alcove book shelves, oak wooden flooring, radiator and door to:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: ceiling window, side and rear aspect double glazed windows and French windows out onto the raised decking. The kitchen is a perfectly planned area with plenty of granite worktop space and wooden cabinets, part glazed, with room for a table and chairs. The integrated appliances include an Aga, 2 ring gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. An opaque part glazed door leads off the kitchen into the hallway.
First Floor Landing with side aspect window and doors to:
Shower room: side aspect double glazed window, corner shower cubicle with wall mounted Aqualisa shower, pedestal hand wash basin, part tiled walls, tiled flooring and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 1: rear aspect double glazed windows, fitted wardrobes, radiator and door to:
En-suite: rear aspect double window, panel enclosed bath with wall mounted shower and hinged glass shower screen, pedestal hand wash basin with mixer tap over, part tiled walls, wooden flooring and radiator.
Bedroom 2: front aspect part leaded double glazed window, fitted wardrobe, wall shelving and radiator.
Study: front aspect part leaded double glazed window, fitted wardrobe and radiator.
Second floor landing with side aspect double glazed window and doors to:
Bedroom 3: rear aspect double glazed window, eaves storage and radiator
Bedroom 4: front aspect double glazed window, fitted wardrobe and radiator
Outside: to the front of the property is a graveled flower bed with mature planting with an iron gate for access and railings at the perimeters. There is access to the rear garden at the side. To the rear is a garden, laid to lawn with a large raised decked terrace for entertaining. There is perimeter wooden fencing on all sides, with mature hedging, trees, flowers and shrubs and a superb countryside outlook to the rear.
Local authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Council tax: Band E (£1,992)
EPC: E (51)
Rental deposit: equivalent of 6 weeks' rent
Available from 8th January 2018
Administration 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 Vale Road'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. Vale Road 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 Southborough is in 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, which is the easiest to get to from Newhaven, is just over 2 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 40 minute journeys.
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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
Please call us if you wish to discuss this further.