A most impressive 5-bedroom family home situated in a quiet no-through road. Extended and improved by the current owners, this beautifully presented family home is located on the southern side of Tunbridge Wells, with secluded gardens and far reaching views thanks to its elevated position.
This handsome property, built in 1977, sits in a slightly elevated plot on this popular no through road on the south side of the town. Typical of the period, this is an extremely light and spacious house, with large picture windows, generous room sizes and a family friendly flow of accommodation. The property has been well loved over the years and accordingly is well presented, with a contemporary kitchen and double glazing throughout. It has a very private and fully enclosed garden to the rear, and to the front there are lovely views over the town. The house is situated in a lovely neighbourhood on the popular southern side of Tunbridge Wells and is close to the historic Pantiles with its restaurants, bars and independent shops. Accordingly, the property will appeal to families due to its proximity to excellent schools including The Mead School and Broadwater Down Primary School and will also suit commuters, as the mainline station is within walking distance.
A few steps lead up to the solid oak front door, which leads to a welcoming entrance hall with guest cloakroom/WC. The hallway is laid with warm oak flooring, which continues into the elegant, double aspect sitting room with its attractive contemporary glazed gas fire, bifold doors to the rear garden, and access to the further family room that is used by the current owners as a home gym. This versatile room has an ensuite shower room and sauna, and stairs up to the mezzanine study area, a very private and peaceful space with views to the front and the town beyond. To the right of the entrance hall is the tasteful kitchen/breakfast room which has an extensive range of oak shaker-style units, granite worktops and quality integrated appliances. There is a breakfast bar and plenty of space for informal dining. This light and bright room has a large window to the front, and two sets of French doors which access the rear garden. The kitchen in turn leads to a generous utility room, fitted with sleek cream gloss units, an integrated washing machine and dryer, and useful airers for home drying. There is a door to access the integrated double garage, with electric roller doors.
The garden is fully enclosed and the quality of the landscaping mirrors that of the internal improvements, giving this garden a classy, contemporary feel. And thanks to its south-east aspect it enjoys the sun throughout most of the day. The balcony upstairs means that this aspect can be enjoyed from many areas, whilst the views to the front across the town are perfect for watching the setting sun. And all positioned in a lovely, quiet, no-through road, within walking distance of The Pantiles, the High Street and the further town centre amenities beyond.
A driveway provides parking for several vehicles and leads to the double garage with electric roller door. To the front of the house there is attractive bedding and mature planting and gated access to the rear garden. If further parking is required, on road parking is also available. The rear garden has been very successfully terraced, and has a large area of stone paving that runs the whole width of the property, perfect for relaxing and al fresco dining, and with a covered pergola to provide shelter on chillier evenings, and an attractive water feature. Steps lead up to the two further terraces, one of which has been laid with no-mow grass and both of which are flanked with mature hedging, trees and fences, which completely enclose the garden.
The quality of the refurbishment and the elegant proportions and position of this house are strong features of this beautiful family home. We love that the current owners have raised their family in the house, and created a home that perfectly meets the needs of the growing family. The accommodation is very well proportioned and has a lovely flow, providing plenty of space for everyone to escape to if needed. The refurbishments have been completed to an incredibly high standard, with a real attention to detail, meaning that this is a house that you can move into and enjoy on day 1. As is typical of the era, there are large picture windows, ensuring that even on the cloudiest of days this is a house that is filled with natural light.
Birling Park Avenue is situated just off from Birling Park Road, a highly regarded location on the favoured southern side of the vibrant spa town of Tunbridge Wells. It is 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.