7 bedroom detached house for saleCourt Lane, Hadlow, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11
Sold STC £1,350,000
- spacious and versatile home
- self contained annexe
- well presented throughout
- 5 Bedrooms, 4 Reception rooms
- established gardens
- edge of village
- about 0.8 of an acre
- EPC Rating = D
Impressive family house of character set within secluded part walled gardens with a self contained annexe and located 0.1 of a mile from the centre of the village
Castle Gardens is located down a long private drive and enjoys a delightful semi-rural setting yet within easy reach of local amenities.
Local Shopping: Hadlow (0.1 mile).
Comprehensive Shopping: Tonbridge (4 miles), Tunbridge Wells (9 miles), Sevenoaks (10 miles) and Bluewater Shopping Centre in Dartford.
Mainline Rail Services: Tonbridge mainline station with service to London Bridge/Cannon Street/Charing Cross.
Primary Schools: Hadlow, Tonbridge. www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk.
Secondary Schools: Judd Grammar, Skinners Grammar, Tonbridge Grammar and Weald of Kent Girls Grammar.
Private School: The Preparatory Schools at Somerhill, Hilden Oaks and Hilden Grange in Tonbridge, Fossebank and Sackville in Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Public Schools.
Colleges: Hadlow Agricultural College, West Kent College.
Leisure Facilities: Nizels Golf & Fitness centre, Hildenborough. Poult Wood Golf Club, Tonbridge. Also in Tonbridge are outdoor & indoor swimming pools, the Angel Leisure Centre and a range of sporting clubs to include football, baseball, swimming & sailing.
Motorway Links: The A21 can be joined at Hildenborough which gives access to the M25, other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus.
Castle Gardens is an attractive and versatile family home which has been extended over the years, with well proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors. The property also benefits from a detached self contained annexe, and is set within delightful established part walled gardens. Features include attractive fireplaces and wood burning stoves, parquet and tiled flooring and a impressive bespoke kitchen.
Of particular note is the secluded location of the house yet within 0.1 of a mile from the centre of the village.
The principal reception rooms provide excellent areas for formal and informal living and comprise a drawing room with fireplace and wood burning stove; a dining room also with a wood burning stove and a sitting room which is double aspect.
A study has direct access to the rear garden and a brick fireplace.
The impressive kitchen/breakfast/family room is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base cupboards with a matching island unit and granite work surfaces. Appliances include a four oven oil fired Aga, Indesit oven, De Dietrich hob with extractor fan over, microwave and space for fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The kitchen area has parquet flooring with the adjoining dining/family area having tiled floor and under floor heating. This area provides ideal family living with direct access
to the generous south facing terrace.
An adjoining utility room has storage cupboards and space for appliances with a separate boot room having a door to outside.
A stylish cloakroom completes the ground floor.
A generous landing has an outlook to the front and stairs rising to the second floor.
The master bedroom has an outlook to the front and three skylight windows, and a stylish en suite shower room.
There are two bedrooms both with well appointed en suite bath/shower rooms, and both having direct access to a spacious roof terrace which has delightful views over the gardens and beyond together with an aspect towards the Hadlow Tower.
Two further bedrooms with attractive views over the gardens, and a well appointed family bathroom complete the first floor.
Arranged over the second floor are two separate bedrooms areas and a cloakroom.
The annexe comprises well appointed accommodation arranged over two floors with a stylish kitchen/breakfast room and shower room on the ground floor and stairs lead to a vaulted reception
room and bedroom with additional bathroom arranged over the first floor.
The garaging is located to one side of the annexe with two separate areas, one with electric up and over doors.
The house is approached via a pair of electrically operated wrought iron gates over a gravel drive which leads to the rear of the property to a parking area and the garaging.
The gardens are a particular feature of the property with large areas of lawn interspersed with a variety of established trees and shrubs. There are well stocked shaped beds and by the house is a generous south facing paved terrace, ideal for al fresco entertaining. The garden is flanked on one side by a high
brick wall, formerly the boundary wall to Hadlow Castle kitchen garden s. There is a large green house and vegetable garden with fruit cages. To the rear boundary is a lawned area, of approximately 0.22 of an acre, with vehicular access to the road, separate from the house. This area has many potential uses which might include a tennis court, swimming pool or small paddock, subject to the necessary planning consents. The gardens and grounds provide a high degree of privacy and amount to about 0.8 of acres.
Square Footage: 4,096 sq ft
Acreage: 0.8 Acres
From Sevenoaks proceed towards Hildenborough (B245). Continue through Hildenborough and turn left into Dry Hill Park Road (signposted Maidstone). Continue straight over the mini-roundabout and at the end turn left towards Hadlow (A26). In the centre of Hadlow turn right into Court Lane. Take the second right onto The Forstal. Take the next left and follow the road to the end where the drive to the property is signposted 'Footpath' diagonally on the right next to a tall beech hedge. The gated entrance to Castle Gardens will then be found after 45 metres on the right.
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