A recently extended and refurbished detached 5 bedroom family house with spacious accommodation both upstairs and down, good size garden, garage and off street parking. This is an extremely light and bright house, thanks to its elevated position, which offers fabulous views of the town centre beyond.
181 Forest Road is a much loved family home, sitting centrally in its plot and surrounded by its own gardens to the front and rear. Immaculately presented and with ample parking, the house is well located in a popular and attractive residential area of Tunbridge Wells and has been lovingly extended by the current owners to provide excellent accommodation. The open plan kitchen and dining room is very attractive, with a bespoke Second Nature wooden kitchen and bifold doors to the terrace and lawned garden. There is an excellent selection of kitchen units with a granite worksurface, range oven and American style fridge freezer (both available by separate negotiation).
A very useful utility room adjoins the kitchen. The reception room, leading off from the kitchen, is spacious and welcoming with a beautiful stone fireplace with open fire and doors leading onto the garden and the second reception room is perfect as a snug or television room. Upstairs, there are four double bedrooms, all with good built in storage and two have ensuite bathrooms. The family bathroom is again spacious and boasts a steam shower as well as a bath. The loft has recently been converted to provide a magnificent suite with large bedroom, cleverly designed dressing room and a very generous ensuite bathroom. The house also benefits from a double garage and off street parking for two cars.
181 Forest Road is in a great position at the entrance to Maple Gardens, benefitting from the community feel and active resident’s association. Its elevated position means that it is both connected to the town, yet also feels private, with wonderful far reaching views across the town. Built in the 1950’s but renovated and extended more recently, the house is externally attractive and the flow of accommodation is superb for family living. The house is a real entertaining house – the current owners have hosted many parties with people happily enjoying the lovely private garden off the kitchen. From the fabulously wide entrance hall, the garden is visible through the kitchen which gives an immediate sense of the space and light. The two reception rooms are both a good size and sensible layout, with the main reception room having windows at one end and French doors at the other.
The second reception room, perfect for a family room, is situated close to the kitchen, meaning that the house feels very connected.
Upstairs, the bedrooms are spacious, light and all have excellent storage. Two of the bedrooms have large en-suite bathrooms and the steam shower in the family bathroom even has a built in radio! The recently completed loft conversion is very impressive and ideal as a master suite with a very generous dressing room, utilising the eaves and the bathroom boasts a freestanding feature bath – a real wow feature. The current owners have really thought about this house and have created a lovely, welcoming home
181 Forest Road is within walking distance of The 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. A regular farmers' and craft market is held fortnightly on the colonnade and features an excellent range of stalls selling high quality local produce, hot foods, crafts, homewares and accessories. The mainline station, with its fast and frequent trains to Central London is also under a mile away and there are excellent schooling options locally, within both the state and independent sectors, including those in the sought-after Kent Grammar system. Tunbridge Wells has a diverse range of restaurants, shops and sporting facilities and the impressive, award-winning Bluewater Shopping Centre is only 45 minutes' drive. If you want to escape to the coast, then the lovely seaside towns can be reached by train or car in under an hour.