A substantial portion of this beautiful Decimus Burton Grade II Listed mansion house built in the 1830s, with its own private garden and use of 9 acres of further grounds, enjoying far reaching views in a semi-rural location.
The Grange is a beautifully renovated and immaculately presented substantial portion of a Decimus Burton, early Victorian manor house. The accommodation internally is incredibly spacious, with all rooms having lovely proportions and a wealth of architectural features, typical of the period, including classic high ceilings, picture rails, cornicing, mouldings, original sash windows, oak flooring and fireplaces. The private entrance to the property is set within a walled terrace, and opens to the beautiful entrance hall, a very generous space filled with light thanks to the high level windows. This hall grants access to the drawing room, which is a real star of this property, having substantial proportions, windows flanking two of its sides to enjoy the southerly aspect, and a French door to the private terrace. Adjacent to this room is the dining room, fitted with bespoke shelves on three of its walls and therefore also serving as a library for the current owners.
The location of this property successfully combines town and country living. Situated just 1.5 miles from the main town centre, yet enjoying a rural setting, with acres of glorious countryside on your doorstep. Once you drive through the electric gates into the Blackhurst Park Estate, you have a sense of seclusion and calm, and the extensive Grade 2 listed grounds that surround the property feature mature trees and planting with far reaching views.
Blackhurst Park sits in 9 acres of parkland style grounds, which are free for all of the residents to roam and is approached just off Halls Hole Lane via electric gates, which in turn lead to the sweeping gravel driveway and allocated parking for 3 cars. One of the real features of this home is the Italianate Terrace, which is incredibly secluded and a real sun trap thanks to its southerly aspect, and enjoys far reaching views over the grounds and countryside beyond.
The famous architect, Decimus Burton, was tasked with elevating the desirability of Tunbridge Wells through the creation of beautiful homes. The town has become famous for his architecture which has endured thanks to its beautiful proportions and attractive external elevations. The Grange is a wonderful example of his homes, and to live in such a historically significant house is a real honour.
Blackhurst Park is situated on the north-eastern fringes of Tunbridge Wells, set within a generous plot with fabulous rural outlooks, yet the town centre is only 1.5 miles distant. Tunbridge Wells has an array of restaurants, leisure facilities and shops, including 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. There is a fast and and frequent train service to Central London from the town’s mainline station and Tonbridge station is also easily accessible via the A21. The area benefits from excellent independent and state schools, including those in the much sought-after Kent Grammar system. The impressive, award-winning Bluewater Shopping Centre is only 45 minutes' drive away and if you want to escape to the coast, then the lovely seaside towns can also be reached in under an hour.