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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Fordcombe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. TN3

Sold STC £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • FOUR BEDROOMS/STUDIO BEDROOM 5
  • THREE RECEPTION ROOMS
  • FITTED KITCHEN / FAMILY ROOM
  • SELF CONTAINED TWO BEDROOM COTTAGE
  • TWO GARAGES AND AMPLE PARKING
  • STABLE BLOCK INCORPORATING FOUR STABLES
  • INTERNATIONAL SIZE MANEGE
  • GARDENS AND GROUNDS OF 33 ACRES (STMS)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

ATTRACTIVE FEATURES
From its peaceful position Littleshaw has much to offer. In addition
to the main country home, it has a detached, two-bedroom
cottage and equestrian facilities.
The house itself has a traditional appearance and offers generous
living space and comfortable bedrooms. The current owner has
been here since 1983, the agent explains.
“This is a very well maintained and presented home,” he says. “It is
light and welcoming, with some attractive features throughout.
These include wood panelling in the drawing room and a vaulted
ceiling in the studio.”
GENEROUS RECEPTION SPACE
The ground floor of the house is entered via a particularly spacious
reception hall. To the left of this is the large, double aspect family
room, which has a feature fireplace and French windows on to the
garden.
“The drawing room is also a long room, with windows at either end
and lovely views down the garden,” he says. “There is plenty of
room for entertaining in this part of the house and, with two
good-sized reception rooms like this, children or teenagers could
have their own space for playing music and spending time with
friends.”
IMPRESSIVE ROOMS
To the other side of the hall are the dining room, kitchen breakfast
room and utility room. The bright kitchen is an outstanding room,
which has been designed to incorporate space for preparing food
and for sitting down to family meals.
“Then, by going through the utility room you can access the
studio,” he explains. “This has been cleverly designed to adjoin the
house; the current owner uses it as her office but someone else
might like to have it as a games room, gym or fifth bedroom.”
Four further bedrooms and the family bathroom can be found
upstairs: “Again there is good space here. The master bedroom is
particularly impressive and opens into a fabulous en suite
bathroom of an incredible size,” he adds.
OUTSTANDING FACILITIES
Littleshaw’s flexible accommodation is enhanced by the presence
of a completely detached, two-bedroom cottage. This has its own
sitting room, bathroom and kitchen.
“The cottage offers all sorts of potential,” he observes. “It could be
ideal for relatives who are keen to live close by but to have their
independence – or it could be perfect for staff.”
New owners may wish to employ someone to oversee the
equestrian facilities, for example. In addition to a large field,
Littleshaw has an international size manège and a stable block with
four stables. There is also a tack room, feed room and hay store.
“All the equestrian facilities have been very well kept. If someone is
keen to keep horses or ponies everything here is ready for them.”
PICTURESQUE PLACE
The beautiful countryside surrounding Littleshaw offers
exceptional riding, as well as picturesque places to walk and cycle

Setting The Scene

Littleshaw sits well within its land, with gardens to the front, side and
rear of the house. These have been recently landscaped and feature
a number of specimen plants.
There are banks of rhododendrons and a pond with a bridge. Next to
the house is a large flagstone terrace, which is ideal for summer
entertaining and outside dining.
Beyond the gardens are the cottage, stables, field and equestrian
facilities.

Whats Nearby

Forcombe is a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent and has a
popular primary school, public house and village hall, whilst wider
amenities are available at Tunbridge Wells including the Royal
Victoria Palace shopping mall and many independent stores,
boutiques and restaurants in the historic High Street and Pantiles,
together with a host of secondary schools, both state and
independent. Recreational facilities in the area include several golf
courses, cricket and tennis clubs, together with the Knight Park
Leisure and Retail Outlets in Tunbridge Wells, where there is also a
multiplex cinema and tenpin bowling. Bewl Water is within
approximately 13 miles which offer a fantastic range of leisure and
recreational facilities including fishing, cycling and boating whilst the
historic areas of Penshurst, Chiddingstone and Hever are within 6
miles.

Within Easy Reach

The mainline station of Tunbridge Well is approximately 5 miles
away with regular services to London Charing Cross & Cannon
Street in under an hour. The local station of Ashurst is
approximately 2 miles distant and offers trains to London Bridge in
under an hour. Access to the M25 is within 16 miles at Junction 5
whilst Gatwick airport is approximately 22 miles.

Directions

HOW TO GET THERE
From Tunbridge Wells proceed out of town along A264 through Langton Green, go past "The Hare" public house and take the right hand
fork (A264) towards Penshurst. After a short time take the right hand fork (B2188) towards Fordcombe and Penshurs. At the next fork turn
right into Old House Lane, and after half a mile turn left onto The Lane. The property can be found a short way along on the right hand side,
SAT NAV
For those with satellite navigation the postcode is: TN3 0RP


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Added on Rightmove:
09 November 2016

Nearest stations

  • Ashurst (1.7 mi)
  • Cowden (3.4 mi)
  • Tunbridge Wells (3.5 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Ashurst (1.7 mi)
  • Cowden (3.4 mi)
  • Tunbridge Wells (3.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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7 High Street, Wadhurst, TN5 6AG

01892 323029 Local call rate

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