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Reynolds Lane, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Key features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms

Property description

Smockham Farmhouse is a stunning Grade II listed property. It is situated in an idyllic, hidden valley two miles from the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells. The house is in need of modernisation and updating but does present an exceptional opportunity to acquire an outstanding country home, whilst remaining within easy striking distance of the town centre.

Smockham is believed to be the longest surviving name of a property in Tunbridge Wells with references dating back to 1191 (source Civic Society).

The construction is of brick elevations partially relieved by tile hanging under pitched tiled roofs.

The flexible, light-filled accommodation enjoys picturesque views over the surrounding countryside and gardens. The property offers a wealth of retained period features including exposed beams, sash windows, original wooden floors and fireplaces including an impressive inglenook with a wood burner in the principal reception room.

The farmhouse kitchen has a delightful double aspect with plenty of working surfaces, cupboards and views over the garden. The reception rooms and bedrooms are generously proportioned with good ceiling heights.

There exists Listed Building Consent for alterations under reference 21/03039/4 and 21/03040/LBC. This is for the addition of 2 further bedrooms, a bathroom and games room in the extensive attic space, together with permission for the implementation of en-suite facilities on the first floor.

General
Services: Mains electricity, water, private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells
Council Tax: Band 'G'

Smockham Farmhouse is situated at the head of a private drive within a hidden valley, on the immediate outskirts of Royal Tunbridge Wells and all its amenities. The situation is truly unique, combining the best of both urban and rural living. The town centre has a variety of shops with High Street names as well as specialist and artisan retailers.

The town is well served culturally, with a theatre, cinema and Arts Centre. Schooling is well regarded in both the private and state sectors, with many schools in the vicinity. All ages are catered for. There are three grammar schools within walking distance of the property.

Railway stations nearby include Tunbridge Wells, High Brooms, Tonbridge and Hildenborough, all providing a frequent commuter service to London. There is great access to London via the A21 and M25, as well as a number of other major road routes. The area offers all manner of leisure activities, including riding, walking, sailing, fishing and golf at a number of interesting courses nearby.

Milages
High Brooms station 1.4 miles (London Charing Cross 48 minutes), Tunbridge Wells station 1.9 miles (London Charing Cross 49 minutes), Tunbridge Wells 1.6 miles, A21 (Tonbridge Bypass) 2.5 miles, Tonbridge 3.7 miles, Sevenoaks 10.1 miles, M26 (Jct. 2A) 13.3 miles, London Gatwick Airport 34.1 miles, central London 43.5 miles.

Standing on a hillside, affording wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Smockham Farm is approached over a driveway providing parking for multiple vehicles. At the front, a lawned garden is enclosed by low-level walling with iron railings and a flight of steps where the handrail rises to a wooden Tuscan porch and the front door.

The garden is laid mainly to lawn, bordered by mature shrubs and trees, abutting open farmland and also featuring a paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining.

At the North East edge of the property are three outbuildings of brick and stone, two of which are weatherboard clad. These were traditional, formal stables, pigsties and a store. All three offer a great deal of potential for additional development and use. In all approx 0.71 acres.

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Reynolds Lane, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • High Brooms Station1.4 miles
  • Tunbridge Wells Station1.3 miles
  • Tonbridge Station3.2 miles
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