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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Poundsbridge, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent

Sold STC £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful character Grade II listed detached house
  • About 4 acres - vendor flexible on selling with less if desired
  • Fantastic panoramic views
  • Quiet country lane yet highly convenient
  • Near Tunbridge Wells
  • Garage and car port

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A truly idyllic Grade II listed character property in a beautiful rural setting with elevated, panoramic views

Reception Hall, Open plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Study/Family Room, Library/Reading Room, Sitting Room, Playroom, Master Bedroom Suite, 3 further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom. Double Garage. Approx 4 Acres. EPC: Listed.


Puckden occupies an enviable rural setting on a country lane with some beautiful, panoramic views over the surrounding countryside from its elevated position. There are some delightful walks to be enjoyed in the surrounding fields and woodland. It is a real wildlife haven.

It is almost equidistant from three of the most popular Kent villages - Penshurst, Speldhurst and Fordcombe, which between them offer a good selection of local amenities, schools and public houses.

Tunbridge Wells (about 4.2 miles) offers a superb range of shops and facilities from the boutique shops on the High Street and historic Pantiles to the larger stores in the Royal Victoria shopping centre and North Farm retail park.

There are several highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private including the Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells grammar schools.

Tonbridge (5.3 miles) and Hildenborough (6 miles)rail stations provide services to Charing Cross / Cannon Street (London Bridge from about 35 minutes).

The M25 is easily accessible via the A21 (about 20 minutes drive). Gatwick Airport via A264 is about 22 miles.


Puckden is a captivating and deceptively spacious Grade II listed period property, believed to date back to the 1600s or possibly earlier, and having an abundance of character and boasting some breath-taking, panoramic views.

The property comes with approximately 4 acres of grounds, but the vendor is prepared to negotiate on selling with less land if desired. The land is currently divided into the immediate gardens and two fields, the farthest of which has separate vehicular access from the road.

The house is set on a hillside overlooking a valley. The land, which attracts an abundance of wildlife including butterflies, foxes and herons, declines from the house to a river that runs along the bottom of the valley. Some areas have been landscaped to provide flatter ground including the garden to the side of the house.

The house is perfectly situated to benefit from the sunshine throughout the day and each room enjoys a delightful rural outlook.

To be expected of a property of this age, there are some low ceilings and beams/doorways under which you learn to duck, but this is only in places. Generally, the ceiling heights are good.

A gravel driveway provides parking for 4-5 cars behind a gated entrance and there is a detached oak framed garage and car port in addition.


Aged beams and wooden doors with drop latches.

Wide oak floorboards, notably in the entrance hall and master bedroom.

Inglenook fireplace in the drawing room and further fireplaces in the kitchen, study and master bedroom. The central stone and brick chimney breast is exposed on the first and second floor landings.

Wood-burning stoves in the sitting room and study.

Attractive casement windows.

The walls between the sitting room, dining room and library have been removed, leaving the old studwork beams and split levels to determine each area but creating a superb feeling of space and a triple aspect across the rooms.

Painted farmhouse kitchen with wooden worktops, slate tiled floor and splashbacks, white-washed ceiling beams and wood panelling to dado height in the breakfast area, 2 door AGA, conventional double oven, electric hob, space for a dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

Updated bathrooms with modern white suites. Of particular note is the master en suite shower room, which has underfloor heating and a large walk-in shower with central watering-can style fixed head and separate hand-held shower attachment, tiled seating at either end and a bespoke glass shower screen.

Two double bedrooms, including the characterfull master bedroom, on the first floor plus a single bedroom with a charming exposed eaves area through open studwork. Built-in wardrobes in each. On the top floor is a further double bedroom and adjoining playroom / study / dressing room / occasional 5th bedroom. Although the top floor has a high vaulted ceiling there are some low beams to dodge.

Broad paved south facing and decked west facing terraces along the rear and side of the house, on which the vendors have enjoyed several wonderful summer mornings and evenings soaking up the sun’s rays and taking in the panoramic scenery.

The external elevations of the study and library are adorned with a beautiful white flowering wisteria in the Spring.

There is a delightful, fully insulated glamping cabin in the first field with its own wood-burning stove, which the vendors often use themselves. Although it is compact it is does fit a cabin bed and you can heat a kettle or pan on the stove.

There is also a garden store on the lower flat of the first field and a shed in the garden.

Property Information

Services: Oil fired central heating and AGA plus wood burning stoves. Mains water and electricity. Private (cesspit) drainage.

Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council, Tel: 01732 227000, Council Tax Band: G

Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.


From the M25, exit onto the A21 (junction 5) south. Continue for about 9.5 miles before exiting (4th exit) onto the A26 (Southborough). Continue straight in the direction on Tunbridge Wells for about 3/4 of a mile before turning right onto Bidborough Ridge. Continue along this road for about 2.7 miles, beyond Bidborough village, before turning left into Poundsbridge Lane. Continue on this road for about 1 mile and the entrance gates to Puckden will be found on the right-hand side.

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03 April 2017

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