4 bedroom detached house for sale

Postern Lane, Tonbridge, TN11

Guide Price £1,250,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A characterful and spacious house located on a private country lane, set in beautifully maintained gardens, on a 1.2 acre plot which also houses a self-contained annexe in the converted stables. This superb home is ideal for those looking for a rural feel, yet needing to be within easy reach of modern conveniences (one and a half miles to Tonbridge).

The Grade II listed main house, which was originally a forge, is entered through a good sized entrance hall with built in cupboards. The accommodation which is arranged over two floors extends to 2,241 square feet internally and offers generous living space with a huge amount of character. The dual aspect reception room boasts exposed lightly coloured beams, wood burning fireplace, wooden flooring and double doors to the garden. The country style kitchen also has exposed beams and provides an AGA and tiled flooring that stretches through to the family dining room with feature fireplace and wooden wall panelling. The ground floor also includes a utility area and shower room off the kitchen and a study with a secondary staircase to the first floor which is accessed from the sitting room. Stairs lead up from the hallway between to the dining area and sitting room to the first floor where there are four double bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom provides access to a loft room which has built in storage cupboards. Two of the remaining bedrooms have built in storage and the fourth benefits from a great mezzanine area.

The old stables were converted into an annexe in 2001, creating a useful separate space ideal for guests. The accommodation which extends to 668 square feet comprises a double bedroom, generous sitting room/dining room, open plan kitchen and separate shower room. Attached to the annexe is a useful office room, ideal for someone wishing to work from home.

Externally the house is surrounded by a secluded beautiful garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and hedging, and an additional herb garden. There is a patio directly outside the house, perfect for outdoor dining. At the front of the house, there is a characterful old well and a driveway for 2-3 cars. The delightful plot extends to approximately 1.2 acres in total.

Postern Forge House is located on a private, speed and access restricted country lane between Tonbridge and the hamlet of Tudeley. The property enjoys a rural feel yet is only 1.5 miles from the town centre (accessible by foot via the River Medway footpath).

Tonbridge offers comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities including supermarkets, High Street shops, sports centres/gyms/swimming pools/sports clubs and several cafes/restaurants. Tunbridge Wells industrial estate has further shopping and recreational facilities and Royal Tunbridge Wells (6.5 miles) and Sevenoaks (10 miles) offer an even wider range of retail outlets, boutique shops, bars and restaurants.

Tonbridge railway station (2 miles by road or 1.7 miles by foot) has services to Cannon Street/Charing Cross/London Bridge (Charing Cross from 45 minutes). There are some lovely walks to be enjoyed across the surrounding countryside and along the river banks, with an great selection of gastro and country pubs to stop at along the way.

The area is renowned for its excellent selection of schools including the Schools at Somerhill (including girls and boys prep schools), Hilden Grange (co-ed) prep school, two girls grammar schools and one boys grammar school plus the highly acclaimed Tonbridge School (boys independent boarding/day school), all in the town. There are further schools in the neighbouring towns of Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells including further grammar schools.

Additional Information

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
Council Tax Band G

Grade II listed
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Oil fired central heating
Mains electricity, water
Private drainage – (PLEASE GIVE DETAILS)
Road maintenance charge of approximately £200 per year


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Added on Rightmove:
21 October 2019

Nearest stations

  • Tonbridge (1.1 mi)
  • High Brooms (3.2 mi)
  • Hildenborough (3.3 mi)
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24 London Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1AP

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Nearest stations

  • Tonbridge (1.1 mi)
  • High Brooms (3.2 mi)
  • Hildenborough (3.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Hamptons International Sales, Sevenoaks

24 London Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1AP

01732 677013 Local call rate

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