6 bedroom detached house for sale

Romford Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2

Guide Price £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive listed family house privately set within established grounds
  • Detached 2 bedroom cottage offering excellent secondary accommodation
  • Convenient semi-rural position between Pembury and Matfield
  • Beautifully-presented with many character features
  • South-facing garden of about 1 acre
  • 7.6 miles Tonbridge mainline station
  • Excellent choice of local schools, including Kent grammar schools

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An elegant Grade II listed family house with a detached cottage, set within beautiful gardens in a convenient semi-rural position, well-placed for schools and stations.


Location

Hazelwood is located on the rural outskirts of the village of Pembury which is about a mile away and offers a good range of amenities including a chemist, post office, hairdressers, newsagent and a supermarket. There are further services in Matfield (2 miles), Paddock Wood (4.2 miles) or Tunbridge Wells (5.5 miles).

State and private schools: well-regarded primary schools in Pembury and Matfield/Brenchley, grammar schools in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Cranbrook, independent senior schools in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Benenden, Mayfield and Sutton Valence. Preparatories include the Schools at Somerhill and Hilden Grange in Tonbridge.

Mainline rail: Paddock Wood (4.2 miles), Tunbridge Wells (5.5 miles) Tonbridge (7.6 miles), all with fast and frequent commuter services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street.

Communications: The A21 (1.6 miles) links north to the M25 London orbital and on to other motorway networks, Channel Tunnel, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the coast.

Description

Hazelwood dates back to the 19th century and is listed for its special architectural or historic interest. The impressive approach to the property is via a long tree-lined driveway up to the front, with its striking tent-roofed Regency veranda bringing to mind enduring images of this timeless and elegant era.

The property has been in the same ownership for over thirty-three years and has been sympathetically improved whilst retaining many delightful period features. Well proportioned, high-ceilinged principal reception rooms open out to the veranda and are complete with decorative mouldings and large sash picture windows with working folding wooden shutters.

A characterful detached two bedroom cottage, believed to have earlier origins, lies a short distance away from the main house, providing excellent private secondary accommodation.

Of particular note is the glorious established garden which surrounds the house and cottage, providing a good level of privacy. Extending to about an acre, the majority of the garden lies on the south-side of the house and borders fields to the rear giving a tranquil, rural feeling.

Hazlewood is conveniently located on Romford Road, between the villages of Pembury and Matfield and under five miles from Tunbridge Wells town centre. There is an excellent choice of private and state schools in the area, including Kent grammar schools and, for commuters, Tonbridge mainline station (7.6 miles) offers fast and frequent services to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street.

This property features canopied three bay veranda with shaped timber valance and ornamental trellis work, wide central front door with brass fittings and etched glazed panels opening into a high ceilinged reception hall with an elegant spindle staircase with a polished wood banister rising to the first floor.

The dual-aspect drawing room has parquet flooring, period shuttered French doors opening out to the veranda, a marble fireplace, wall panels with decorative mouldings and a large shuttered sash window framing a lovely outlook over the garden to the rear.

The dining room also features parquet flooring, sash windows, twin alcoves with a cabinet between and period French doors to the veranda.

The sitting rooms double doors look out onto the impressive south-facing conservatory, with large windows overlooking the garden to three sides and shaded by an ancient grape vine.

The separate study has a lovely outlook over the garden, a light and bright bespoke modern fitted kitchen with an additional larder located in the rear lobby on the north wall.

The boot room has space for appliances and a door out to the side. The brick cellar/wine room is below.

The first floors galleried landing gives access to four characterful double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room and all enjoying a lovely outlook over the gardens. A family bathroom completes the accommodation in the main house.

Wysteria Cottage:
A delightful detached cottage, believed to be older than the main house, with its own private access off the driveway and set within a pretty enclosed garden. Wysteria Cottage provides excellent ancillary accommodation comprising two reception rooms, a kitchen and a bathroom on the ground floor and two double bedrooms on the first floor.

The current owners offer the cottage on short-term tenancy lets through English Country Cottages to provide an income.

The Gardens:
A major feature of the property is the beautifully-established and maintained south facing garden with its immaculate lawns, abundant herbaceous and shrub borders over spilling with bee-friendly plants, swathes of roses, fragrant shrubs and many seating areas placed for enjoyment of the lovely surroundings.

The boundaries to all sides are bordered by mature trees providing a high degree of privacy.

A well laid-out sheltered area, accessed via a trellised archway comprises a paved terrace, a Roman-ended heated swimming pool and a pretty summerhouse, equipped with a shower.

A sheltered and productive kitchen garden is located towards the rear boundary, with a field lying beyond. There are several cultivated vegetable beds, apple trees and soft fruit bushes, including blackcurrants and raspberries, plus a greenhouse and a tool shed.

The garden extends to the front of the house with a detached double garage, a pretty pond and high hedging and mature trees, including a stately copper beech, providing a deep screen to the lane.

Square Footage: 3,464 sq ft
Acreage: 1 Acres

Directions

From Tunbridge Wells take the A264 Pembury Road for about 2 miles. Proceed over two roundabouts and turn right at the traffic lights signposted to Pembury. Continue along the High Street, and turn left into Lower Green Road just before the Village Green. After 0.4 of a mile turn right into Romford Road, which continues straight over a cross roads with Pembury Village Store on the right. Follow Romford Road for about 0.5 miles, pass Woodlands on the left and the entrance to Hazelwood will be found just after on the right.


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04 July 2018

Nearest stations

  • High Brooms (2.7 mi)
  • Paddock Wood (3.3 mi)
  • Tunbridge Wells (3.5 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • High Brooms (2.7 mi)
  • Paddock Wood (3.3 mi)
  • Tunbridge Wells (3.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Tunbridge Wells

53 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1XU

01892 323042 Local call rate

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