Charming period house with detached double garage, conveniently located for station and schools
- Private Parking
- Off Road Parking
This fine home has retained many of its period features and the current owners have gone to great lengths to preserve the historic nature of the property and its many exposed timbers.
The main features of the original cottage can still be seen, with the addition of further rooms and Kentish catslide roofs in the distant past to provide a more spacious home with four to five bedrooms.
There are quirky staircases at each end of the house (which children always find fun). Stairs leading from the main sitting room to the two upper floors wind round an open and regularly used inglenook fireplace, which provides a warm, welcome glow.
For many years the house was divided into two, but was restored to one residence by the previous owners. It was originally part of open farmland and at one time was the home of the bailiff for Hilden Manor, which was also a hostelry catering for well-heeled travellers en route to Hastings and Rye. As well as a large sitting room, the ground floor includes a dining room with a further inglenook fireplace, a study, a kitchen with limed-oak cupboards and marble work surface, pantry, a utility/laundry room, and shower room and toilet. The first floor has three good-sized bedrooms, featuring a ducks nest fireplace and fitted wardrobes. Further stairs wind up to the upper floor which has a large bathroom with roll top bath and two further adjoining rooms, originally bedrooms but now used as an office but both offer versatile usage.
The back of Manor Cottage and its good-sized garden are a south-facing sun trap. There is a wide array of trees, shrubs and colourful flowers, with separate patio areas offering outside seating and a summer house. The house sits on a corner plot with two garages and there is an additional area to the side which could offer potential for a further building subject to gaining the correct planning consents.
Located on the Tonbridge / Hildenborough border - 1.5 miles from Tonbridge mainline station, which offers services to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street from 42 minutes, and 2 miles from Hildenborough station. There is a bus service in the morning and evening to Hildenborough Station. The area is renowned for the quality of its pre-school, primary and secondary education in both the private and state sector, including the highly sought-after Tonbridge School and Sevenoaks School and some of the country's most highly regarded Grammars.