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This distinctive, elegant and rare detached un-listed Regency house built in the 1820’s overlooks Southborough Common and is close to local amenities. The house has many beautiful original features such as the sash windows – with some original panelled wooden shutters, brass door furniture including locks and keys, panelling in the hallway typical of the Regency period and an elegant fireplace in the sitting room which all add to the considerable character and charm of the house. The interior is both light and spacious and provides excellent accommodation arranged over two floors in addition to a useful cellar with potential to create a playroom, cinema or suchlike. The welcoming entrance hall has an easy rising staircase to the first floor, doors to the reception rooms and creates an excellent first impression. The reception rooms are elegant and well proportioned with an impressive triple aspect drawing room with polished wood flooring, sitting room with a fine open fireplace with cupboards/book shelves either side and tall window to the front and a generous size study which could be used as an occasional bedroom if required. The bespoke Harvey Jones farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, with French doors opening to the side, is believed to have originally been a dairy in Victorian times and has an extensive range of wall and base units, long black granite work surfaces, antique terracotta tiled flooring and integrated appliances include a Neff induction hob and double oven, Miele dishwasher, Bosch fridge/freezer and a Franke sink with tri-flow tap. A step down from the kitchen leads to a garden room area with twin sets of French doors opening directly to the garden and an adjacent cloakroom/utility room with space and plumbing for a washing machine. To the first floor the delightful double aspect principal bedroom is a spacious room looking across the Common to the front and the gardens to the rear and has an adjoining shower room, also accessed from the landing. The second bedroom is a good size room also looking out to the Common and fitted wardrobe cupboards whilst the remaining bedroom has rooftop views and looks out over the garden to the rear. All are well served by a family bathroom with a hot cupboard under the eaves and a further heated linen cupboard.
Enjoying a privileged position along a peaceful road adjoining, and with delightful views across, Southborough Common which provides direct access to some stunning walking/jogging routes through spectacular countryside. At the end of the road, less than 200m from the house, local shops and amenities include a small grocers, bakery, butchers, cafés, pub, interior design and antique shops and a little further is the Sports Centre with swimming pool, gym and wide range of fitness classes. The area is renowned for its educational facilities for boys and girls of all ages with 3 grammar schools and St Gregorys Catholic school all within 1.5 miles of the house. Access to the A21 close-by provides a fast route to the M25 and there are regular train services to London from stations at Tonbridge (2.5 miles), High Brooms (1.5 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (2.7 miles) as well as commuter coaches to the City.
The house sits centrally within established and well kept gardens which provide an extremely attractive and secluded setting. A pedestrian gate from the road with mature hedging to either side opens to a central brick pathway which leads to the front door with well stocked beds between the lawn and gravel driveway which is illuminated by low level lighting, has remote controlled electric timber gates and gives access to an attractive detached brick and tile garage/workshop.
To the rear, a York stone terrace adjoins two sides of the house and provides both sun and shade, shelter and privacy at different times of the day and there is a further terrace under a fine Ash tree. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a selection of mature trees, evergreen and deciduous shrubs, and climbing roses, clematis and vine. Through an archway there is a productive organic kitchen garden with raised beds and brick paths and a small orchard beyond.
In total about ¼ acre.
Cloakroom & Cellar
Bathroom & Shower Room
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