An imposing period property with attached annexe in the centre of of Tonbridge
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An attractive and impressive family residence, dating from approximately 1850, situated in the period heart of old Tonbridge, close to Tonbridge School and within 0.7 of a mile from the mainline station.
The property has been refurbished and reconfigured by the current owner and offers a wonderful mixture of character charm and contemporary style. Internally, it is finished to a high standard and tastefully decorated throughout with a wealth of character features including deep skirting boards, high ceilings, ceiling roses, decorative coving, picture rails, oak flooring, sash windows and period open fireplaces with marble surrounds.
The generously proportioned accommodation is arranged over four floors with the added benefit of an attached two bedroom cottage. Externally the property has a substantial parking area for up to four cars and well stocked, landscaped gardens to three sides which are of a generous proportion, unusual for a town property.
The well-proportioned reception rooms are arranged over the ground and lower ground floors and offer versatile accommodation. The ground floor has stunning parquet flooring that flows through the hall and into the stunning new kitchen-dining room which has been fitted with contemporary handleless units with granite worktops. A wooden breakfast bar provides an informal place to sit and eat with further space for a large dining table. It is a fantastic bright space with 3 large sash windows and especially high ceilings. Integrated appliances include two under-counter ovens and a large five ring gas hob ideal for those with a flair for cooking. Across the hall is a large drawing room that has been knocked through and now runs the depth of the house offering a wonderful space for formal entertaining with two beautiful fireplaces with period marble surrounds and original coving. A utility room, with a door leading to the attached cottage, completes the ground floor accommodation.
The lower ground floor offers great flexibility and has in recent times been used as a Montessori nursery but could easily be a self-contained apartment with its own independent access out to the side of the house or simply as additional living space for the main residence. It features a bespoke kitchen, by Original Furniture Products with a comprehensive range of attractive hand-crafted and painted units with granite countertops, a double Belfast sink and Falcon range cooker.
A wide open archway links the kitchen with a further reception space featuring a fireplace with Aegean limestone surround and a wood burning stove. There is a large cupboard which makes an excellent wine store but could be adapted into a bathroom if making the lower ground floor an independent dwelling. Also on this floor is a cloakroom and an office/snug.
The attractively presented six bedrooms are arranged over the first and second floors served by a family bathroom and two separate cloakrooms. There are newly fitted carpets and a number of beautiful original fireplaces.
The well-proportioned master suite has a stylish dressing area and en-suite shower room with feature black and white tiling and generous walk in shower. The guest bedroom also benefits from an en-suite shower room.
The character and tasteful décor continues in the delightful attached cottage which has been completely refurbished. There is a well presented sitting room featuring a fitted Aegean marble fireplace with gas log burner. The kitchen is fitted with shaker style units with solid wooden worktops, butler sink overlooking the garden and feature patterned tile splashback. There are two bedrooms with one currently set up as a dressing room with fitted furniture and a stylish bathroom. A separate front door provides access to a large paved terrace area and the garden.
The property is approached via a block paved drive which is screened by a combination of brick and ragstone wall and mature hedging. Stone steps lead to the superb entrance vestibule, featuring stone quoins.
To the side, a gate with feature wrought iron railings leads through to the rear garden, where there is side access into the house and to the front door of the cottage.
The rear garden has been beautifully kept and is a truly delightful feature. There are landscaped areas of lawn to three sides linked by Indian stone, paved terraces, bordered with well stocked flower and shrub beds and trees including an apple and holly.
There are two timber outbuilding set behind some contemporary screening, a patio area and a log store. A red brick path leads around the house to a further lawn, a paved seating area and stone steps lead to a sunken courtyard.
The entire garden is enclosed with mature hedging and close panel fencing providing a high degree of privacy.
Holly Tree House is an elegant and substantial early Victorian London style town house set in an excellent position in this conservation area in the heart of old Tonbridge and within easy reach of the internationally renowned Tonbridge School and 0.7 of a mile from Tonbridge mainline station, which offers direct services to London Bridge, London Waterloo East, London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street.
Tonbridge is a vibrant market town of Norman origins offering comprehensive shopping including Waitrose and a selection of upper high street brands. There are many leisure facilities in the town and surrounding areas including countryside walks and several golf clubs. Tonbridge School has first class sporting facilities including an award-winning Olympic sized swimming pool, world class athletics
track, tennis courts and fitness suite, which is all available to private members.
The property also offers convenient access to the town's renowned schools including Tonbridge School, The Schools at Somerhill, Hilden Oaks, Hilden Grange and the excellent grammar and primary schools.
The A21 at Tonbridge is 1.4 miles away and connects to the north of the M25 orbital which in turn provides access to the wide motorway network including London, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the Channel Tunnel and Bluewater shopping centre.
All main services are connected.
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council. Council Tax Band G.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
EPC rating D.