Guide Price £1,400,000 To £1,600,000 Freehold- LeGrys Independent Estate Agents are excited to bring to the market this impressive Victorian Villa, believed to date back to 1864. The property sits in a peaceful, private residential road within walking distance to all local amenities, local schools and beautiful country walks. This property is full of charming period features throughout and offers living accommodation set across four floors to include five double bedrooms and a generous single bedroom. The surrounding grounds have been lovingly maintained and include a private swimming pool.
This Impressive Victorian Villa is believed to date back to 1864 with so many of its admirable period features still on show throughout. Features include the original timber framed sash windows, stripped timber doors, original butler’s pantry, stripped timber floors, and fully operational servants bells without mentioning the original skirting boards, cornicing etc. which can also be found throughout the property.
The front entrance porch opens into the grand hallway with original stripped timber flooring. The ground floor comprises of the sitting room, kitchen/dining room, original butler’s pantry and garden room.
The living room is light and airy and has lovely views of the rear garden. The original marble fireplace with added surround is fully operational.
The bespoke kitchen, which has been updated in recent years, includes a fitted dishwasher, microwave/grill, fan oven and five ring gas hob with extractor over-top. Corian worktops have been fitted in the kitchen creating plenty of work space while lots of storage is available with both floor and wall units.
The dining area which is open from the kitchen, boasts lots of natural light through the sash windows and like the kitchen has the beautiful original timber flooring. Completing the dining room is the original marble fireplace which is in full working order. The Garden Room (added in the circa of 1920), with its beautiful stained glass windows, is again light an airy and sits at the back of the property. Finishing the ground floor is the original Butler’s Pantry which is currently used as a pantry and a cloakroom.
The first floor offers three double bedrooms along with the master bathroom.
The master bedroom is a great size and has large bay windows overlooking the garden. In addition there is plenty of fitted wardrobe space along with the en-suite shower room which has been re-furbished within the last year. The second and third bedrooms again are generous in size and offer storage facilities. The large, newly refurbished family bathroom includes a bath, separate large shower as well as 'his and her's' basins. In addition plenty of airing space is available along with a wall mounted heated towel rail.
The top floor comprises of two double bedrooms and one generous single bedroom along with the second family bathroom. All three bedrooms are again spacious, with the front two bedrooms having period chapel-style windows, which enjoy rolling views across miles and miles of Kent countryside. The family bathroom has been fitted with a bath and separate shower.
In addition to the family bathrooms are separate WC’s on every half landing.
The lower ground floor currently has its many uses which include a laundry room, coal store, office, pump room and shower room to name a few. In addition the large games room offers fantastic space and could make a superb cinema room. In total the lower ground floor offers an impressive 1050 square feet of accommodation.
To the front of the property the Gardens have been partly laid to lawn with maturely stocked flower and shrub borders, a brick paved path and separate tarmac drive providing access to the house and garage and ample parking for approximately five cars.
The beautiful sunny rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature fruit trees to include pear, apple, plum and mulberry. The garden benefits from a greenhouse, large brick build pizza oven, shed, original underground bunker and well stocked flower beds and borders.
Palisade fencing with twin gates to either end gives access to the outdoor heated SWIMMING POOL
The property is half way between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, and thus is ideally placed for access to a range of excellent schools, including Tonbridge School, The Judd School, Tonbridge Grammar School, Tunbridge Wells Boys Grammar, Skinners Grammar School and Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar (TWGG). Aside from the private and grammar schools there are a number of other choices including the Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, St Gregory's Catholic School and the Skinners Academy.
The house is well situated for a range of shops and services close by with many of the well-known high street retailers in the Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre as well as the more individual independent shops and restaurateurs in both Tunbridge Wells High Street and Southborough High Street as well as the historic Pantiles.
For leisure, Knights Park offers a multi-screen cinema complex, a bowling alley and health/fitness club for those looking for activities close by as well as a number of Parks and recreation grounds, the closest being Pennington Park, Southborough Common and The Ridgeway all offering a range of activities depending on your preferences. Further facilities are available on the fringes of the town and in the surrounding countryside for a range of activities such as golf, cycling, horse riding, sailing and many others.
Transport links from Vicarage Road are excellent with Tonbridge and High Brooms Main Line Train Stations approximately a 5-7 minute drive offering a regular service to London (to the North) and Hastings (to the South). The A21 is easily accessible just north of Southborough which gives access to the coast (to the South) and the M25 (to the North). Gatwick Airport is also within easy reach being around 30 miles away.