Tunbridge Wells TN3
This is certainly one of those properties that please your eye straight away with its picturesque chocolate box look. Located in Fordcombe which is described as A Beautiful Village In The Garden of England which we equally feel is certainly an apt description. Not every village these days has a village pub however Fordcombe has a lovely period public house that fits in nicely with the area, it's called the Chafford Arms and also has a restaurant and garden with views over the local farm and fields.
The property is a grade two listed black and white detached cottage (hence the name) and has 4 to 5 first floor bedrooms as well as 4 ground floor reception rooms (including the conservatory) and has extensive gardens to the front side and rear. The side section of the garden extends back to the top of the lane which gives you some idea of how large this plot is. This impressive home is located in the delightful village of Fordcombe which is just outside the historic Kent County of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
This property is located in a private country lane and backs directly onto farmland. From just standing outside and looking up to the property you get a feel that this is something special. And once you are inside you will appreciate the space and character that is featured throughout which includes beams to various wall and ceilings as well as an impressive main reception room with a large inglenook fireplace and vaulted beamed ceiling.
When we walked around this ourselves it is noticeable that there is a need for updating and modernisation to various parts of this home which has been reflected in the asking price. The kitchen has a large fitted pine dresser and also a large useful pantry as well as a further deep cupboard where the gas central heating boiler is located. The conservatory opens out to the rear garden and has views to the extensive side part of the garden.
From the kitchen you can access the dining room and a further lounge with fireplace. This opens into the front hallway which in turn then has access to the principle reception room which has a staircase leading up to an atrium and the master bedroom suite that includes a dressing room and a bathroom. We could carry on with the list of features but we are sure you will want to see this for yourself when carry out your own viewing which we of course do recommend you book early as we do expect a lot of interest in this very exclusive property.
Fordcombe as we have said is an attractive village yet is only around 4 miles from Tunbridge Wells and 3 miles from Penshurst. Eastbourne is around 35 miles away. Within this area are many places of interest to visit as well as the main historic Kent Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells with the impressive Pantiles area.
Reeds Rains are joint sole selling agents with Bardens of Tunbridge Wells. Entrance HallCharacter original entrance door into a square entrance hall. Fireplace.
Doors opening into a reception lounge and door into the formal beamed character lounge. Living Room (4.80m x 5.64m)A very impressive room with a vaulted beamed ceiling and stairs to a mezzanine with access to the first floor main bedroom. Bathroom and dressing room.
The main feature of the room is the large inglenook fireplace and as well as the beamed ceiling, walls and the tall leaded windows allowing good natural light. There is a door to the front and further windows to side and rear. If you are looking for a formal lounge that isDrawing Room (3.40m x 5.05m)Accessed from the formal entrance hall.
Can be used as a second lounge. Leaded window to front. Beamed ceiling with also a beam across the brick fireplace.
Dining Room (2.97m x 5.05m)Window to front aspect. Beamed walls and with step up to drawing room. Side PorchPart leaded entrance Door into side porch and further solid wood door into the kitchen.
Kitchen (6.58m (max) x 3.38m)Fitted Pine dresser with shelving and drawers to one wall. Stainless steel sink unit with cupboards under. Sealed square leaded windows to side and rear with view over the side garden elevation.
Double radiator, deep walk in cupboard which also includes the gas central heating boiler. Large very useful walk in pantry. Pantry (1.24m x 3.18m)Accessed directly from the kitchen and providing ample storage area.
Conservatory (4.01m x 4.06m)Glazed on all sides with views over the garden and also doors opening out onto the terrace and patio. Cloakroom / WCLow level wcMezzanine (2.34m x 5.31m)Staircase from the principle lounge which provides an elevated view over the lounge and the character of the room. Master Bathroom (1.55m x 2.82m)White suite comprising bath, wash hand basin in vanity unit and low flush wc.
Beamed walls. Master Bedroom (3.45m x 5.08m)High beamed ceiling. Double aspect windows.
Fitted carpet. Dressing Room (1.96m x 2.49m)Window to front. Radiator and a range of fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 (2.62m x 3.53m)Beamed ceiling and walls, Window to front elevation. Bedroom 3 (3.38m (max) x 3.3m)Two sets of sealed double glazed windows overlooking the extensive rear garden. Plumbed in wash hand basin.
Bedroom 4 (2.59m x 2.82m)Dual aspect windows to front and side. Beams to one wall. Plumbed in wash hand basin.
Family Bathroom (1.88m x 1.98m)Panelled bath, low flush wc and wash hand basin. Diamond leaded window to rear. GardensThis is a major feature of the property as there are extensive gardens and land to the front side and rear.
Whilst this has been maintained there is of course scope for new planting. The rear aspect is not overlooked and backs directly onto farmland. There is an abundance of shrubs and general planting as well as bushes and trees.
A walkway runs around the grounds albeit it is a overgrown in certain places. A lot of bird life as well as pheasants was noticed on our visit. It would be an amazing garden for children and adults for garden parties and the like.
There is a swimming pool in one corner of the garden which does require attention. .External Swimming PoolGood size secluded swimming pool. Is in need of some work to get up to standard.
Double Garage (5.44m x 4.34m)With sliding doors. And a tiled roof. Hard standing space for several cars.
Important note to purchasers:We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise.
Please be advised that some of the particulars may be awaiting vendor approval. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us, especially if you are traveling some distance to view. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller.