6 bedroom detached house for saleTunstall Road, Tunstall, ME9
Guide Price £1,250,000
- Detached Period Property
- 5 Bedrooms
- 1 Bedroom Coach House
- Over 1 acre of grounds
- Village Location
Full descriptionMarrying the charismatic charm of a Tudor home with the opulent grandeur of a Georgian property, the two distinctly different styles are harmoniously blended to create a home with the best of both worlds.
The original Tudor parts of this grade II listed home are believed to date from around 1520 with the later Georgian addition to the front in 1768.
Situated in the small and attractive village of Tunstall, The Den occupies gardens and grounds of approximately one acre, which includes ancillary accommodation within the coach house, a studio, a buttery and a range of garaging and outbuildings.
The Den is a home with a lot to say for itself; the imposing Georgian frontage is a big statement, which carries on through to the principle reception rooms, which boast high ceilings, large sash windows, decorative coving and ornate fireplaces. In contrast, the Tudor parts of the home, with its exposed timbers and shuttered windows are much more intimate and informal.
One constant throughout is the great care and attention to detail that has been lavished upon this home, ensuring that it is beautifully presented and lives up to the most discerning tastes.
The principle home includes a large, open-plan kitchen and dining area, a music room, living room, separate dining room, study/family room, utility and cloakroom. For wine lovers, there is also the all-important wine cellar.
On the first floor there are five bedrooms, a large family bathroom, as well as an ensuite to the guest room and an indulgent ensuite to the master bedroom with adjoining dressing room.
Across the rear courtyard lies the coach house, which has been considerately converted into a self-contained annex.
With a well-appointed kitchen/diner, a separate living room on the ground floor and a large double bedroom and adjoining bathroom on the first floor, it represents a very reasonable home in its own right.
Within the same range of buildings is a vast and inspiring studio space which is open to the rafters. With lots of light from the large windows overlooking the courtyard as well as Velux windows in the vaulted ceiling, it is a great work space or would serve equally well as a gym. Beyond the studio lie two storage rooms, a double garage and a gardener's lavatory.
Other outbuildings include a thatched buttery, which although is currently unconverted and requires some work, it holds great potential and has the most wonderfully lavish, stained glass windows.
Finally there are an additional range of timber buildings ideal for tool sheds or garden storage.
A gated driveway leads into the courtyard area where there is ample parking for a number of vehicles. Surrounded by the main house and the coach house, the courtyard is an extremely private sun trap and a peaceful spot to enjoy an al fresco drink or entertain friends.
Delightful secluded gardens surround the house and open out onto fields at the rear.
These are interspersed with areas of lawn, hidden terraces, herbaceous borders, evergreen shrubs and mature tree specimens. It's an endlessly interesting space to explore, and is divided into separate areas which are manageable and easily tended. Keen gardeners will be pleased to find a kitchen garden area as well as an orchard of apple and cherry.
Tunstall is just a short drive from junction 5 on the M2, ensuring that The Den is ideally located for those that require easy access to the M2/A2 corridor between London, Canterbury (18 miles) and the coastal ports, the A299 to Whitstable (17 miles), the A249 to Maidstone (11 miles) and the M20.
Mainline rail services to London run from the nearby station at Sittingbourne (2 miles). Connection times to St Pancras and Victoria are both circa one hour with services also to Canon Street and London Bridge.
The village also benefits from a highly regarded primary school which scores consistently well in results and Ofsted reports.
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