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Tonbridge Road, Shipbourne, Tonbridge, TN11

Added on 15/05/2022
John Kingston Estate Agents, Sevenoaks






Key features

  • Period detached cottage
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove
  • Wealth of exposed oak ceiling and wall beams
  • 1.5 acres of delightful privacy and outside space
  • Wrap around gardens and a large paddock
  • Ready made vegetable garden
  • Spring -fed well - free water for the garden
  • Great potential for enlargement/redevelopment
  • Planning permission exists for a two storey rear extension

Property description

A RARE FIND - AN INCREDIBLE SENSE OF RURAL SECLUSION AND PRIVACY. Idyllically situated detached period cottage with a wealth of original features dating back to the 18th Century. Located in a tranquil position close to Shipbourne Common and approached via a private wooded driveway/bridleway. On the market for the first time in 30 years and with great potential for enlargement/redevelopment, this charming characterful home rests peacefully in approximately one and a half acres of private gardens and a paddock within the charming village of Shipbourne, between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. This beautiful cottage comprises a longitude shape, with a single storey eastern wing and a two-storey main block under a tiled roof. Contained within the two-storey block is the living room with French doors onto the north-facing terrace and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. The second storey houses two bedrooms. The house faces directly south looking onto gardens and greenery back and front. At the western end lies the kitchen and dining room. The third bedroom, which could be used as a home office, lies at the eastern end of the property together with the main bathroom. The gardens are superb, mostly to lawn, and with a separate paddock. There's an ongoing passion project too - a beautiful vegetable garden. The workshop in the garden could be used as a home office alternative. The wooded driveway to the property is a private driveway/bridleway with direct access to footpaths and bridleways.


Planning Permission

There's planning permission for a two storey rear extension and a single storey side extension granted 19th January 2021 comprising two bedrooms, bathroom, living area and kitchen extension [planning reference numbers 21/00139/LDP and 14/00939/LDP].


Entrance Porch

4' 5" x 4' 5" [1.35m x 1.35m] green slate tiled floor, sandstone lintel above entrance door.

Living Room

11' 10" x 11' 5" [3.61m x 3.48m] Entrance door to living room, French doors onto patio. Feature Inglenook fireplace with exposed brickwork and fitted with a B,D & Co wood burning stove, ancient central ceiling beam and vertical wall beams, all in light oak. Engineered oak flooring, wooden latch doors and windows with architectural ironmongery.

Bedroom 3/Home Office

8' 2" x 11' 6" [2.49m x 3.51m], engineered oak flooring, wooden latch doors and windows with architectural ironmongery, windows with feature shutters.

Family Bathroom

4' 7" x 4' 8" [1.40m x 1.42m], quarry tiled floor, downlighters, window with feature shutter.

Dining Room

8' 3" x 11' 2" [2.51m x 3.40m], Engineered oak flooring, ancient central oak and vertical beams all in light oak. windows with architectural ironmongery.


3' 0" x 6' 0" [0.91m x 1.83m]. Vented wooden latch door, Veritas alarm control box.


11' 6" x 9' 5" [3.51m x 2.87m], integrated appliances, downlighting, cork flooring.


3' 3" x 3' 5" [0.99m x 1.04m].

Rear Porch

2' 6" x 3' 7" [0.76m x 1.09m], antique terracotta tiled floor. Door to WC and garden.



2' 9" x 6' 6" [0.84m x 1.98m], solid light oak staircase, beams and handrail, reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts period.

Bedroom One

10' 9" x 8' 3" [3.28m x 2.51m], engineered oak flooring, deep set window with ledge, wooden window and latch door with architectural ironmongery, bakelite light switch, light oak beams throughout, mezzanine area above with access to a long loft space ideal as storage, total area approximately 24 sq.ft.

Bedroom Two

11' 2" x 11' 3" [3.40m x 3.43m], engineered oak flooring, deep set window with ledge, wooden window and latch door with architectural ironmongery, bakelite light switch, light oak beams throughout, access to a long loft space ideal as storage via an expanding loft ladder, airing cupboard [one square metre].

Council Tax Band E



Beautiful wrap around and very private gardens extending to approximately 1.5 acres in total. There's a separate paddock with rear post and rail fencing and a comprehensive vegetable garden with three greenhouses. There is a summerhouse, a garage, a tractor shed and two sizeable tool sheds. There is a log store and additional tiled roof sheds extending from the house. The property comes with it's own spring-fed well and pump. The adjacent woodland is owned by the Forestry Commission.

The Workshop/Home Office

12' 0" x 12' 0" [3.66m x 3.66m], Weather boarded with an attractive pantile roof - could be used as a home office or workshop.


Access to the property is via a private wooded driveway, there's ample parking for approximately six vehicles too. The driveway is also a bridle path and affords access to the many bridleways and footpaths in the area.


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Tonbridge Road, Shipbourne, Tonbridge, TN11


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Hildenborough Station2.9 miles
  • Tonbridge Station3.4 miles
  • Borough Green & Wrotham Station3.9 miles
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John Kingston Estate Agents, Sevenoaks

3B Dorset Street, Sevenoaks, TN13 1LL

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