6 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1

Guide Price £1,590,000

Property Description

Key features

  • exceptional listed town house
  • prominent central position
  • 6 bedrooms incuding coach house
  • 4 reception rooms including coach house
  • 2,414 sq ft
  • 2-storey coach house
  • front garden
  • rear courtyard
  • driveway parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An exceptional Grade II listed semi-detached town house with an annexe, in this favoured central position with an outlook over the Common

Location

71 London Road lies in a prominent position facing the Common in Tunbridge Wells and is in close proximity to the town centre and mainline rail station.

Royal Tunbridge Wells is the only spa town in the Southeast of England, with elegant architecture and a variety of cultural, entertainment and shopping attractions, including the Chalybeate Spring, two theatres, cafés and restaurants and a mixture of national multiple retailers and independent shops.

Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the area including Rose Hill and Holmewood House preparatory schools, girls' and boys' grammars and state secondaries in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and independent secondaries in Tonbridge, Mayfield and Sevenoaks.

Mainline rail: Tunbridge Wells (about 0.4 miles) has services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street from 50 minutes.

Communications: The A21, accessible just north of Tunbridge Wells, links directly to the M25 (junction 5) and thereby to London and the national motorway network. Gatwick Airport is about 22 miles to the West via the A264.

Description

Accommodation summary
Ground floor
- entrance porch
- entrance hall
- sitting room
- morning room
- cloakroom
- conservatory

Lower ground floor
- rear porch providing independent access
- dining room
- kitchen
- cloakroom
- shower room
- storage rooms

First floor
- 2 double bedrooms
- nursery bedroom
- family bathroom

Second floor
- 2 double bedrooms, both en suite

Coach House
- sitting room
- potential kitchen
- cloakroom
- bedroom en suite

- driveway parking

- front garden
- courtyard garden to the rear/potential parking space
- garden stores beneath courtyard

71 London Road is one of a pair of early 19th Century houses, enjoying a prime position overlooking the Common and within a few hundred yards of the town centre, Pantiles and the mainline station. The property benefits from the elegant proportions typical of the period, with high ceilings, decorative covings, tall timber sash windows with slender glazing bars and striking marble fireplaces. Painstakingly restored and updated by the current owner, the extensive period detail has been enhanced and complemented by stylish kitchen and bathroom fittings to create a comfortable character home. Points of note include:
- bow windows to the principal front rooms on all floors, with period shutters to the lower ground, ground and first floors;
- impressive entrance hall with limestone flooring and a balustrade staircase rising to the first floor;
- kitchen with striking mosaic tiled floor and fitted with painted wood wall and base units under granite worktops, space for a range-style cooker and an integrated dishwasher;
- well-proportioned dining room with good natural light and parquet flooring;
- stylish marble-clad shower room with a marble wash hand basin, a feature coiled towel rail and a porthole window to the rear lower courtyard;
- sitting room with a delightful outlook over the Common and a marble fireplace with steel slips, a slate hearth and an attractive raised grate;
- conservatory with French doors out to the flagstone courtyard and a kitchen unit concealed within a fitted cupboard, ideal for summer entertaining;
- family bathroom with a mosaic-tiled floor and a Charles Rennie Mackintosh-style stained glass window to the rear;
- light-filled bedroom, currently arranged as a drawing room, with highly decorative coving and a tall window giving a view towards Mount Ephraim across the Common, with an ornate gilded pelmet above. Fine marble fireplace with a gas supply nearby;
- two double bedrooms on the second floor, each with an en suite bathroom, one with a view of the Common and the other with a townscape view to the rear, complete the accommodation in the house.

The Coach House
Converted a few years ago from a single-storey garage, the charming and well-appointed annexe provides three rooms, plus two potential bathrooms/cloakrooms over two floors, offering scope for a variety of uses ancillary to the house.

Outside
The property is set back from the road, accessed via a right of way over a driveway to the side of the property to a parking area directly in front of the house. A neatly clipped yew hedge forms the boundaries to the road and to the adjoining property, with an area of lawn featuring a circular rose bed and bordered by a sweep of lavender providing an attractive approach.

A York Stone courtyard with feature fountain lies to the rear of the property, separating the main house from the annexe and offering an ideal sheltered space for outdoor living and entertaining. If desired, this area could also be used for additional parking, as the right of way extends up beside the house to wide wooden gates which would accommodate vehicular access.

Services: Mains gas-fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage.

Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council: 01892 526121. Tax Band G.

Parking: Residents' parking permits available, Zone C, £60 per year.

Viewing
Strictly by appointment with Savills on 01892 507000. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

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Square Footage: 2,414 sq ft

Directions

From The Pantiles roundabout, at the junction of the A26 and A267, proceed north on the A26 towards Tonbridge. Continue across the Common to the traffic lights and turn right into Church Road, then immediately left onto the inner London Road. Number 71 will be found on the right-hand side, the furthest half of the second building on the right after the Church Road/London Road junction.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
11 February 2016

Nearest stations

  • Tunbridge Wells (0.2 mi)
  • High Brooms (1.3 mi)
  • Frant (2.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest stations

  • Tunbridge Wells (0.2 mi)
  • High Brooms (1.3 mi)
  • Frant (2.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Tunbridge Wells

53 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1XU

01892 323042 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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