Located on a quiet residential road only a short walk from the town centre and mainline station, this well presented property represents fabulous value, with 4 bedrooms, a large open plan kitchen with large dining area, 2 bathrooms, a large double garage, and an enclosed south-facing rear garden.
Arranged over 2 floors, this late 1960’s property offers spacious and versatile accommodation comprising 4 bedrooms, generous sitting room, open plan kitchen with large dining area which runs along the entire back of the property, and a separate study / family room. Situated on a quiet no-through road off the Frant Road, the house is just a short walk from the centre of Tunbridge Wells yet has a peaceful aspect thanks to its outlook to the front over established hedges and shrubs. This lovely family home also benefits from a garden and driveway to the front, with off-road parking for 2 cars, and a sunny south facing garden to the rear, laid to terrace and lawn. It is double glazed throughout.
The spacious and welcoming entrance hallway is fitted with its original parquet floor, and serves most of the rooms on the ground floor. To the right is a versatile room, which over the years has served as a children’s playroom and now is a home office. Opposite this room is the light and bright sitting room, with large picture window to the front and glazed sliding doors to the open plan kitchen. This is a very successful space, which runs across the entire back of the property and has ample space for casual dining and entertaining, and a well equipped kitchen. The units are contemporary, in cream wood effect, with granite forming the worktops, and there are a range of quality integrated appliances, such as a double oven, induction hob, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, all of which are included within the sale. A downstairs WC completes the downstairs accommodation.
A carpeted staircase leads to the first floor, and the four double bedrooms and the stylish well-proportioned bathroom which are found on this floor. All of the bedrooms are well presented in neutral tones. The master bedroom’s ensuite has a separate shower cubicle, WC and sink, whilst the family bathroom has a bath with shower over. Additional space is available in the loft which is part-boarded, and the current owners feel that it would be a good space in which to extend into to create additional bedroom space, if required (subject to necessary consents). A linen cupboard is housed on the landing.
The house is approached via a paved pathway leading to the porch and front door, with lawned areas and mature shrubs to either side, and a driveway leading to the garage to the right. The brickweave paved driveway provides sufficient off-road parking for 2 vehicles, with extensive on-road parking also available for guests and visitors. To the rear, the attractive terraced garden provides the perfect space for relaxing and entertaining. A few steps lead to the lawned area, with mature shrubs and trees creating an attractive backdrop. Its south facing aspect ensures that it remains a sunny space throughout the day.
As is often typical of properties of this era, the accommodation has the perfect layout for the family market, with every living space feeling well connected. However, the ability to separate off the sitting room via the sliding doors, and the additional second reception room, mean that when more seclusion is needed, this can be easily achieved. The large picture windows throughout the house, flood the rooms with natural daylight, meaning that even on a cloudy and overcast day it feels light and bright. The accommodation is presented in good, neutral condition, meaning that the new owners can move in and relax, or in time start to make their own mark on the property. If more extensive home improvement plans are desired, then the property offers plenty of potential – subject to necessary permissions, the garage could be extended into to create more living accommodation, or extended over to create more bedroom space, and of course there is also that large loft!
The rear garden has proved perfect for their children’s growing needs, with the lawn giving space for a trampoline and to kick a ball, and the adjacent terrace area proving to be a great space for relaxing and entertaining. Its southerly aspect and lack of overlooking neighbours mean that it is always sunny and secluded. And finally, the location is great: situated in a quiet no-through road with an outlook to the front over mature hedgerows, the house is also perfectly placed to access the town centre, the mainline station and all of the great amenities that it has to offer.
Birling Drive is a peaceful cul de sac, favoured by families and downsizers, and situated just off from the Frant Road on the favoured southern side of Tunbridge Wells. The road is easily walkable to the historic Pantiles, the elegant Georgian colonnaded walkway believed by many to be the most pleasant place in Tunbridge Wells to browse, shop, eat, drink and stroll. It is also within walking distance of many lovely parks, including Hawkenbury and Dunorlan and all the recreational amenities they have to offer, such as children's play areas, tennis courts and a boating lake. Tunbridge Wells town centre, with its well-regarded restaurants, extensive shopping facilities and mainline station with regular services to Central London, is also within easy walking distance. There are excellent schooling options in the area, including those in the much sought-after Kent Grammar system. The impressive, award-winning Bluewater Shopping Centre is 30 miles away and if you want to escape to the south coast, then the lovely seaside towns are only 26 miles distant.
Travel up Frant Road from Tunbridge Wells town centre and just before the turning to Birling Road and before The Bull Public House, is a turning on the left which is Birling Drive. Number 2 is situated on the right-hand side.