5 bedroom detached house for saleAlders Road, Capel, Kent, TN12
- Wonderful rural location
- Contemporary and stylish presentation
- South-facing outlook and views from principal rooms
- Land extending to 4.8 acres in total
- Oak-framed outbuilding with ancillary accommodation
- Well-placed for road and rail links
- EPC Rating = D
An immaculately presented and stylishly developed family home, conveniently situated in a rural hamlet between Matfield, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
Capel is a small hamlet nestled into the Kent countryside with convenient access to both Tonbridge (about 4 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (about 5.9 miles). The smaller town of Paddock Wood is just over 3 miles away and has a range of local services and a Waitrose supermarket. Capel has a wonderful Norman Church, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, and the popular Dovecote Inn, and is surrounded by a network of public footpaths giving access to delightful countryside, including the RSPB nature reserve at Tudeley Woods.
State and private schools: Primary school in Capel, grammar schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, Mascalls Academy in Paddock Wood, Kent College in Pembury, public schools at Tonbridge and Sevenoaks, prep schools at Somerhill and Hilden Grange (Tonbridge).
Mainline stations: Tonbridge (about 4.2 miles) with regular services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street
Services: Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.
Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Tax band F.
Believed to be the original farmhouse, Capel Court Farm occupies a delightful setting with the house positioned at the heart of its immediate grounds. With lawns, a small orchard and a pond to the front, and a wonderful south-facing terrace and lawn to the rear, the feeling of openness and space is further enhanced by the gentle uphill view beyond the post-and-rail chestnut fence and over the paddocks.
This family home has been thoughtfully and stylishly extended by the present owners to create a contemporary layout with an open-plan feel while retaining the charm and showcasing the historical elements of the building’s heritage. Making full use of the southerly rear elevation, the spacious kitchen and principal reception rooms feature bi-fold doors opening out onto the Yorkstone terrace, flooding these areas with light year-round, and bringing house and garden together during the warmer months.
Designed with a very social configuration, the layout also presents distinct areas and spaces to accommodate family life. In addition to a cosy study, with built-in desk and storage, and a family room, the recently constructed oak framed outbuilding features a further flexible space, with kitchenette and shower room, lending itself to a variety of uses.
Upstairs, reached via a striking galleried staircase, are five bedrooms. The dual-aspect master suite is a well-proportioned room with lovely views over the paddocks and an impressive en suite bathroom featuring a contemporary pedestal bathtub. Four other bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shower room complete the accommodation.
Square Footage: 2,790 sq ft
Acreage: 4.8 Acres
Postcode: TN12 6SU. Approaching the hamlet of Capel from the west you will pass the picturesque Norman church of Thomas à Becket and Church Lane on your left. Capel Court Farm is the next entrance on the right after a short distance, set behind a close-boarded fence and electric gates. Note: the fence and gates are new and are different from those shown on Google StreetView.
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