This tucked away farmhouse and separate cottage is situated in an exceptional location of 2.75 acres, set at the end of a private drive with far-reaching and beautiful views, all within easy reach of Tonbridge mainline station.
Old Dundle is situated in 2.75 acres of completely secluded grounds set at the end of a private drive, just off from Dundale Road and just a short drive from Tunbridge Wells. The farmhouse is believed to date from the 1700s and has beautiful and well-appointed accommodation, incorporating many original period features. The ground floor accommodation consists of a generous entrance hall, large kitchen with plenty of space for casual entertaining, a spacious utility room / boot room, two separate reception rooms, a home study and WC. On the first floor there are 5 bedrooms, one of which is the master with its own ensuite, and a family bathroom. The separate cottage is very well presented and includes a large open plan living room, with woodburning stove, kitchen and dining space, separate utility room and two bedrooms, walk in wardrobe and a bathroom. The owners have successfully used the cottage for holiday lets, and overflow accommodation for guests and family members.
The property sits in 2.75 acres of its own land, with the garden laid predominately to lawn and with a large terrace overlooking the valley. There is a large area of woodland, which sits adjacent to the swimming pool with its pool house. There are ample outbuildings for further storage and a home office, gym or teenage den, depending on requirements. The views that surround this property and which can be seen from many aspects of the house are exceptional, facing south-west across the East Sussex countryside. The house is within easy reach of Tunbridge Wells with its wide range of shopping, recreational facilities and schools, and Tonbridge, with its mainline station providing fast and frequent trains to central London.
Undoubtedly one of the fabulous features of this property is its setting. Tucked away in a secluded location that you would never find without specific directions, it enjoys very fine views, facing south-west across the valley to Tunbridge Wells with amazing sunsets. These views are enjoyed from many of the principal rooms of both the farmhouse and cottage, showing the careful thought that was put into the original construction of the properties. Both the main farmhouse and the cottage have been beautifully maintained, and are elegantly presented with an abundance of period features, such as exposed beams, working fireplaces and flagstone floors. The cottage is no poor relation to the main house, being very well presented and providing flexible and versatile accommodation which could provide an extra income stream, guest or family accommodation, depending on individual needs.
The outbuildings provide excellent storage space, and include a car port, garage and log store, in addition to a large room for a home gym, teenage den or home working space. The house and cottage are entirely encased within their own grounds, with a range of mature trees, shrubs, and generous terrace, all overlooking those valley views. The extensive private woodland which sits to the east of the plot is great for children to explore, and the swimming pool is safe and secure, being completely enclosed by a picket fence with a southerly aspect. In summary, this property is a truly unique find, perfect for a rural retreat and yet remaining within easy striking distance of Tonbridge mainline station and the neighbouring towns and villages.
Old Dundle is situated to the south of Tunbridge Wells, just under a mile distant from the A21 with its dual carriageway links to the M25 and wider road network and airports. Nearby Tunbridge Wells has an excellent array of restaurants, shops and leisure facilities, and Tonbridge is just a 10 minute drive with an excellent mainline station. The historic Pantiles area, with its elegant colonnaded walkway, is believed by many to be the most pleasant place in Tunbridge Wells to browse, shop, eat, drink and stroll. Nearby Matfield and Brenchley are wonderful village communities, with a fabulous primary school, award winning restaurant and a host of social activities. Bluewater shopping centre and the coast are both easily accessible by car or public transport. There are many independent and state schooling options in the area, including those in the much sought-after Kent Grammar system.