5 bedroom property for sale

Horns Lodge Farm

Sold STC £700,000

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Tenure: Freehold

LOCATION & AMENITIES: The property is situated in the vibrant town of Tonbridge which offers an eclectic mixture of bars, restaurants, shops and of course Tonbridge train station offering fast and frequent services to central London. The town is well served regarding schooling for all ages with a wide range of primary, secondary, grammar and a number of public schools. Recreational facilities in and around Tonbridge include Haysden country park, rowing and river activities, Tonbridge indoor/outdoor swimming pools, Angel leisure centre, the annual summer carnival; plus the historic Tonbridge castle which offers many more activities and numerous popular yearly events.  

SITUATION & HISTORY: The Fairlawne Estate is a 1,000 acre landed estate which stretches from Shipbourne into neighbouring Plaxtol. it is currently owned by the Saudi Arabian horse-breeder, Prince Khalid Abdullah. In Stuart times, the estate was the property of Sir Henry Vane the Elder, Secretary of State to Charles I. Sir Henry was created Lord-Lieutenant of Durham and the family later became one of the leading families in that county too. Sir Henry's eldest son, also called Harry and also knighted, became Governor of Massachusetts in 1635. Sir Henry Vane the Younger made valiant attempts to remain on the winning side during the difficult period of the English Civil War, but is probably noted for his inept handling of the aspiration: he had been a Royalist but then became a Roundhead, before switching back to being a Royalist under Charles I. He was executed in London after being reported as 'too dangerous to live'. His body lies in the Vane family vault area of the crypt of Shipbourne church in an anthropoid (body shaped) lead shell coffin with many members of the Vane family. His ghost is said to wander the village. The Vane family were followed by the Cazalets. In 1880, Edward Cazalet built the church, dedicated to St Giles, plus a public house, named the Chaser, and several of the cottages which surround The Common. Major Peter Cazalet was the trainer of horses owned by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Many members of the Cazalet family are commemorated in the church. The son of one employee of the Vane family estate wrote a 700 verse blank poem about hop-growing. The poet Christopher Smart was born in 1722 at Fairlawne, where his father was steward. 

ENTRANCE HALL: Radiator. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: Double glazed casement bay window to front aspect, radiator, part tiled walls, range of eye and base level units in a country style incorporating a bowl and a half single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap, built in double oven and hob with extractor over, integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer, space for washing machine and breakfasting table if so desired.  

CLOAKROOM: Extractor fan, built in shelving, low level WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled splash back. 

SITTING ROOM: Double glazed casement windows and doors to garden, radiator, feature fireplace, deep walk in under stairs storage cupboards. 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING  

MASTER BEDROOM: Double glazed casement bay window, radiator, door to; 

EN SUITE: Extractor fan, heated towel rail, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, shower cubicle. 

BATHROOM: Obscure double glazed window, part tiled walls, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, panel enclosed bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, extractor fan. 

BEDROOM: Double glazed casement window, airing cupboard, radiator. 

BEDROOM: Double glazed casement window, radiator. 

SECOND FLOOR LANDING: Double glazed roof light. 

BEDROOM: Double glazed roof lights affording plenty of light, radiator. 

SHOWER ROOM: Double glazed roof light, tiled floor, part tiled walls, eaves cupboard, heated towel rail, extractor fan, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, shower cubicle. 

BEDROOM: Double glazed roof lights affording plenty of light, radiator, eaves cupboard. 

OUTSIDE: Formal garden with a wonderful variety of shrubs, flowers and trees, block paved seating terrace, side access. Allocated parking space in addition to visitors parking area and good sized garage with power and light, and room above with loft access. 

AGENTS NOTE: Available by separate negotiation, approximately 3 acres of fields and paddocks (TBV) enclosed by a combination of post and rail and stock fencing, with a field shelter and additional concrete base. 

DIRECTIONS: From our office on Tonbridge High Street, follow the High Street up past Tonbridge School where the road forks, take the right hand turn which is the A227 Shipbourne Road. Follow this road out to the suburbs of North Tonbridge where the last turning on your left will be Willow Lea, then a right turning into Whistler Road, just past this road there is a very small lane on the left that you need to turn into. Follow the lane until you reach stables on your right hand side with extra parking, park there. Follow the path you see to the quad, look for a house with no number opposite no 6 Shire Lodge. 

VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with Wood & Pilcher on 01732 351135. 

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12 October 2016

Nearest stations

  • Hildenborough (2.3 mi)
  • Tonbridge (2.4 mi)
  • Leigh (3.7 mi)
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38 High Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1EJ

01732 677085 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Hildenborough (2.3 mi)
  • Tonbridge (2.4 mi)
  • Leigh (3.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Wood & Pilcher, Tonbridge

38 High Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1EJ

01732 677085 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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