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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Chestnuts Close, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11

Sold STC £1,975,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superbly presented family house
  • Shipbourne/Tonbridge border
  • Hildenborough station 4.3 miles
  • Tonbridge 2 miles
  • Spacious accommodation - 6,556 sq ft
  • Impressive indoor pool
  • Total area - 0.4 of an acre
  • Secluded gardens
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Impressive and well located family home, superbly presented with well proportioned accommodation, private gardens and a stylish indoor swimming pool


Oak House is located on the border between Shipbourne and Tonbridge. Shipbourne is a small village with a village pub, church, village school and The Common, also known as The Green and forms part of the Metropolitan Green Belt and is an area designated as a Special Landscape Area. Tonbridge provides excellent shopping facilities, mainline station providing a fast and frequent service to London and many schools.
Comprehensive Shopping: Tonbridge (2 miles) and Sevenoaks (9 miles) provide supermarkets and other high street retailers as well as a multitude of pubs and restaurants. Tunbridge Wells (7 miles) and Bluewater Shopping Centre in Dartford (20 miles).
Mainline Rail Services: Hildenborough (4.3 miles), Tonbridge (2.3 miles) and Sevenoaks (8 miles) to London Bridge/Cannon Street/Charing Cross. Borough Green (5 miles) London Victoria.
Primary Schools: Slade Primary School, Tonbridge.
Secondary Schools: Judd Boys Grammar in Tonbridge, Tonbridge Girls Grammar in Tonbridge and Weald of Kent Girls Grammar School.
Private Schools: The Preparatory Schools at Somerhill. Hilden Oaks and Hilden Grange in Tonbridge. Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Public Schools.
Leisure Facilities: Public footpaths in the local area. Wildernesse Golf Club in Seal, Knole Golf Club in Sevenoaks and Nizels Golf and Leisure Centre in Hildenborough. Sevenoaks Swimming and Leisure Centre.
Motorway Links: The M20 at Wrotham Heath (6 miles) gives access to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus.


Oak House is an impressive family home completed in 2007, with immaculately presented and well proportioned accommodation. Internally, features include a bespoke maple kitchen/breakfast room, modern bathroom suites by Kohler, CCTV, air conditioning in some rooms, Sonos system with in-ceiling speakers, oak flooring and internal doors, slate tiled floors, radiator covers, ceiling cornice, decorative moulding architraves and brushed chrome switch plates. Recreation facilities include a well appointed cinema/games room, an impressive indoor deck level swimming pool with mood lighting and a gymnasium located in part of the garage. Points of note include:

• The principal reception rooms comprise a double aspect drawing room with attractive brick fireplace with gas fire and oak bressumer beam, and double doors providing direct access to the rear garden. The dining room has an outlook to the rear, and the double aspect sitting room benefits from an attractive fireplace with gas fire. These rooms together with the spacious reception hall, featuring an impressive curved oak staircase, provide both formal and informal entertaining areas.
• The study has a square bay window with an outlook to the front.
• The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke maple units with granite work surfaces, slate tiled floor with under floor heating, and a stylish circular island unit. Appliances include a Falcon range, AEG dishwasher, two wine coolers, Siemans combination oven, warming drawers, steam oven and coffee maker and space for American style fridge freezer. The breakfast area benefits from direct access to the indoor pool and features a glass roof and bi-folding doors to the rear garden.
• Adjoining the kitchen is a superb playroom with roof light window.
• A rear lobby leads to the well appointed utility room with integral fridge freezer and space for appliances, a boiler room, a stylish shower room, and direct access to the side garden.
• The sweeping oak staircase rises to the spacious galleried landing with an outlook to the front.
• Double doors open to the master suite featuring a bedroom with outlook to the rear, a well appointed dressing room with a comprehensive range of wardrobes and a stylish en suite bathroom with separate double shower cubicle and featuring a SÖK Aromatherapy bath with mood lighting.
• The guest bedroom also has double doors from the landing with an outlook to the rear, fitted wardrobes and a well appointed en suite bath room with separate shower cubicle.
• The third bedroom features a dressing area with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room. The two remaining bedrooms are served by a well appointed family bathroom with separate shower cubicle.
• The impressive cinema/games room is approached via a secondary staircase from the sitting room and is served by an en suite shower room.
• The gymnasium is located in part of the garage and could easily revert back to provide a third garage.
• The striking indoor pool features Greek stone tiled flooring, a deck level swimming pool with pebble finish and mood lighting. There are a number of bi-folding doors opening onto the rear garden.
• Oak House is approached via a pair of electrically operated gates flanked by high red brick walls with a gravel drive leading up to a second pair of gates. To the front of the house is an extensive area of block paving providing parking and leading to the garaging. The front garden is enclosed by high evergreen hedging, well stocked shrub beds and borders.
• The garaging has three electric up and over doors, a porcelain tiled floor and power and light connected. One section is divided to provide a gymnasium.
• The sheltered rear garden is laid to lawn interspersed with trees and shrubs with an established evergreen hedge to the perimeter. There is a generous paved terrace which leads via a path to a second terrace area, both providing ideal areas for al fresco entertaining. There is also an attractive timber gazebo providing seating. There is programmable security lighting located around the house and garden.

Square Footage: 6,556 sq ft
Acreage: 0.4 Acres


From junction 5 of the M25 with the A21, turn off onto the A25 heading east through Sevenoaks and Seal. After passing the Crown Point, turn right signposted Ivy Hatch. Continue through the village and at the 'T' junction, turn right onto the A227. Continue through Shipbourne village and proceed towards Tonbridge for about 2.2 miles where the gated entrance to Chestnut Close will be found on the left-hand side. On entering Chestnut Close keep to the right where to private gates to Oak House will be found.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 November 2016

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