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5 bedroom terraced house for sale

Langton Road, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, TN3

Sold STC £1,295,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedroom portion of a listed mansion
  • 2 miles Tunbridge Wells mainline station
  • well-proportioned and stylishly presented
  • formal reception hall and drawing room
  • 3,693 sq ft
  • kitchen/dining room
  • study/family room
  • private gardens to front and rear
  • substantial garden studio

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The central portion of an elegant Grade II listed mansion, conveniently placed for schools in this popular village, under 2 miles from Tunbridge Wells mainline station


Middlehouse is located between the villages of Langton Green and Rusthall on the western outskirts of Tunbridge Wells. Langton Green offers a public house, butcher, bakery, restaurant, convenience store and petrol station.

Mainline rail:
Tunbridge Wells (about 1.9 miles) has services to London Cannon Street and London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) with journey times of under 1 hour.

Private and State Schools:
Langton Green Primary school and Holmewood House preparatory school in the village. Kent grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. Public schools in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Eastbourne.

The A21 can be accessed from Tunbridge Wells, linking to the M25 and thereby to other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the coast.


Accommodation summary:

Ground floor:
- entrance porch
- reception hall
- drawing room
- study/family room
- kitchen/dining room

First floor:
- master bedroom with en suite bath/shower room
- further double bedroom
- family bathroom

Second floor:
- landing with sitting area
- 2 double bedrooms
- child's bedroom 5
- shower room

Lower ground floor:
- utility room
- cloakroom

- enclosed gardens to front and rear
- garden studio
- double garage
- about 0.40 acres

Believed to have been built for Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Louise, Dornden House is an impressive late 19th Century mansion, rebuilt in 1925 and now comprising three substantial portions, including the Middlehouse which retains the principal reception rooms, including the striking entrance hall with its decoratively carved joinery and the front porch.

The Middlehouse has been sympathetically updated with stylish contemporary fixtures and fittings which complement the lovely period features, and the well-proportioned accommodation is arranged over three floors. Further points of note include:
- large stone mullioned windows with square leaded light panes and decorative wrought iron work;
- stone steps leading up to an impressive gabled entrance porch with a wide oak panelled front door;
- high ceilinged reception hall with oak flooring, mellow oak panelled walls, a Jacobean-style oak staircase rising to the first floor and a glazed wall incorporating a door opening through to the drawing room;
- drawing room with a striking moulded elliptical door with an oak frame and leaded light windows opening out to the rear garden terrace, oak wall panelling and an stone feature fireplace with a brick hearth, carved oak surround and fitted with a contemporary wood burning stove;
- contemporary-style kitchen/dining room with an outlook to the front, wood flooring and fitted with twin electric ovens, a 5-ring gas hob, fridge, dishwasher and a wide open fireplace fitted with a gas fire;
- study/family room with wood flooring and built-in desk and cupboards;
- lower ground floor with a utility room, fitted with storage cupboards, a Belfast sink and providing space for an American-style fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer and a cloakroom;
- first floor with a master bedroom enjoying an outlook over the garden to the rear, a well-appointed "Jack and Jill" bath/shower room opening into bedroom two and a family bath/shower room;
- second floor with a generously-proportioned landing encompassing a sitting area and giving access to two further double bedrooms, a smaller bedroom 5, and a further shower room.

The Middlehouse sits within about 0.40 acres in total, with distinct enclosed areas of garden lying to the front and to the rear.

The Front:
The approach to the front passes through double gates from the driveway into a landscaped parterre-style garden, with lawns interspersed by a grid of low box hedging around trellises supporting climbing roses, a brick and paved terrace with a seating area, and a water feature providing an interesting backdrop.

Enclosed to the boundaries by high mixed hedging, and with several mature specimen trees, the front garden enjoys shelter and a good level of privacy. A substantial glazed studio to one corner benefits from a lovely outlook and provides excellent additional space for a variety of uses away from the main house.

The Rear:
The drawing room opens out on the South side onto a paved terrace with a stone balustrade and a Judas tree providing a shady corner. Steps descend to a good-sized level lawn with planted borders under mature trees, topiary yew features and low box hedging fringing a gravel path.

A private driveway from the Langton Road gives access to several properties. A spur towards the end turns left to Dornden and The Middlehouse, the latter having a right of way over this section. There is space here for car parking close to the gate, and a double garage.

Agent's Note:
The property is sold freehold, although a flying freehold area exists above the ground floor kitchen, but this is covered by the solicitors.

Services: Mains gas-fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage. Annual maintenance charge of circa £100.00 to Dornden House Drive Ltd.
Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council: 01892 526121. Tax Band G.

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.

Important Notice
Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, images and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
SK: 616002

Square Footage: 3,693 sq ft
Acreage: 0.4 Acres


From Tunbridge Wells, take the Langton Road (A264) towards Langton Green. Having entered Langton Green, continue past Tea Garden Lane on the left-hand side. The entrance to Dornden, Inverdown and the Middlehouse (amongst others) will be seen after a short distance on the right-hand side. Continue along the private drive and turn left after Inverdown. The gates to the Middlehouse will be seen immediately after, on the left.

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03 July 2016

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