Set back at the head of a sweeping, gravelled drive, Matfield Grove is an impressive, double fronted Victorian house set within the sought-after village of Matfield. With exteriors of red brick and large bay windows to the front, the property retains period architectural detailing such as tall ceilings with cornicing, deep skirting boards, some stripped floors, fireplaces and some stained glass. Reception rooms are gracious and there is a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout, benefitting from an abundance of natural light through the large sash windows and French doors. Skilfully extended by the present owners to create at ground level a wonderful family living space with a very well appointed kitchen/breakfast room furnished with an excellent range of cabinetry under black granite work surfaces, integrated appliances and a black Aga. Bedrooms are laid out over the upper level and include a master suite with fitted wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom, whilst five further bedrooms are supported by a bathroom and a shower room.
Matfield, is marvellously quaint, with a chocolate-box village green, cricket pitch, and an endearing duck pond encircled by graceful Georgian houses, there are local hostelries and a village shop. Siegfried Sassoon, the famous World War I poet, was born and grew up in Matfield. Nearby Paddock Wood offers a range of local shops and cafés along with a Waitrose supermarket, whilst the ever popular Royal Spa town of Tunbridge Wells, has a superb range of nationally known stores as well as artisan and antique shops, boutiques, along with a thriving café culture. There are various educational choices in both the state and private sectors, at primary and secondary levels including Brenchley and Matfield Primary School, Holmewood House Prep School in Langton Green, The Schools at Somerhill, boys and girls grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Maidstone.
The property is approached via an electric five bar gate, leading on to a sweeping, gravelled driveway to a parking and turning areas in front of the house and garaging. The lovely landscaped gardens have been created to reflect traditional English country garden design with some classical influences included, such as colourful herbaceous borders, large lawns, box hedging, a rose garden and a kitchen garden. Tall mature trees such as majestic firs and laurel hedging add to the interest, whilst a tiled terrace to the rear is ideal for outdoor entertaining.
Charming village location
Handsome Victorian house
Seamless cohension of period detailing and contemporary living
Gracious reception rooms
Six generous bedrooms
Landscaped gardens of approx one acre