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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Saints Hill, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11

Guide Price £1,650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • sought-after Penshurst in AONB
  • 4-bedroom character oast
  • established grounds of about 0.85 acres
  • 3 reception rooms, plus a study
  • 2,489 sq ft, plus detached garage
  • farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room
  • 5.6 mile Hiildenborough mainline station
  • London from 41 minutes
  • well-placed for schools
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A delightful character home in this sought-after location, well-placed for schools and stations


Beckford Oast is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with Penshurst village just 1.4 miles away, famous for Penshurst Place, a 14th Century stately home once owned by Henry VIII. Amenities in the village include a church, village hall, tea room, post office, garage, doctors' surgery, public house, farmers' market and a cricket pitch. The iconic 500 year-old Spotted Dog public house and the 15th Century Bottle House Inn are close by, whilst Tunbridge Wells (5.5 miles), Tonbridge (7 miles) and Sevenoaks (10.3 miles) offer a wider choice of facilities.

Private and state schools: Penshurst primary, Kent grammar schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, Holmewood House Preparatory in Langton Green, Sevenoaks Preparatory. Public schools in Sevenoaks and Tonbridge.

Mainline rail: Hildenborough (5.6 miles) to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street from 41 minutes. Penshurst (3.4 miles), London Cannon Street from 57 minutes; London Victoria from just over an hour.

Communications: The A21 is accessible at Tonbridge and links to the M25 and national motorway networks and thereby to Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the channel ports and Channel Tunnel Terminus.


Accommodation summary:

- entrance porch
- reception hall/library
- roundel sitting room
- dining room
- study
- kitchen/breakfast room
- utility room
- cloakroom
- galleried landing
- master bedroom with en suite shower room
- roundel bedroom
- 2 further bedrooms
- family bathroom
- gardens
- woodland dell with small pond
- kitchen garden
- garden shed
- detached double garage
- in total about 0.85 acres
- EPC = F

Converted in the 1930s, this traditional Kentish oast enjoys a semi-rural position with a lovely outlook over mature grounds and fields beyond in this renowned Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The historic village of Penshurst, with its thriving community spirit, well-regarded primary school, award-winning farmers' market and mainline station just 1.4 miles away, and there is an excellent choice of secondary schools within the area, including Kent grammars in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells and public schools in Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. Further points of note include:
- stylishly-presented with contemporary fixtures and fittings;
- attractive characterful features including oak architraves, beams and flooring, oak drop-latch panel doors and working fireplaces;
- generously-proportioned reception hall/library with galleried landing above, providing informal family space and giving access to a roundel sitting room opening to the garden and a dining room with oak parquet flooring;
- fitted study with a lovely outlook over the garden;
- oak Schofield and Crafter farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room, granite work tops, range-style Falcon cooker with five-ring gas hob, island unit, breakfast table and travertine flooring with underfloor heating linking through to a separate utility room with space for white goods;
- master bedroom with an en suite shower room, three further individual bedrooms all enjoying an attractive outlook, including one in the roundel and a family bathroom on the first floor.

Of particular note is the extensive mature garden which surrounds the house on three sides and stretches to the East to a delightful wild "dell", with a back-drop of mixed woodland, a small pond and under planted spring flowers.

A brick terrace accessed from the sitting room on the South side extends out to a path edged by well-stocked shrub and herbaceous borders and a level lawn. Mature specimen trees include oak and a weeping willow and a sheltered kitchen garden to the back boundary comprises several raised beds, a compost area and fruit trees. A further level lawn lies on the northern side, abutting open fields beyond.

The property is accessed through a gate from the lane leading to a wide parking and turning area in front of a detached double garage.

Oil-fired central heating, mains water, electricity and private drainage.

Sevenoaks District Council: 01732 227000. Tax Band 'G'.

Agents Note:
A public bridleway currently runs along the edge of the northern boundary of the garden. Permission is currently being sought from Kent County Council for the bridleway to be formally recognised in this location, along with the scope to move it further into the field to the North (subject to agreement with the Penshurst Place Estate).

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.

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Square Footage: 2,489 sq ft
Acreage: 0.85 Acres


From Tunbridge Wells: Proceed out of the town on the A264, passing through the village of Langton Green. Turn right to stay on this road before immediately taking the right hand exit to Fordcombe on the B2188. Continue through the village, keeping on this lane, past the Chafford Arms pub on the right, down the hill and over the river. The lane begins to climb, take the left-hand turning after the sharp right-hand bend, sign posted to the Spotted Dog. The gates to Beckford Oast will be found on the right-hand side.

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17 November 2016

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