Beautifully presented detached period property with off road parking and secluded west-facing gardens, within St James’ catchment and within walking distance of the mainline station.
A handsome character property constructed of red bricks under a slate roof in c. 1845. This former lodge house has been beautifully maintained and sympathetically extended, and features double glazed casement windows, cast iron period radiators and high ceilings. The well-proportioned house includes a kitchen and 2 reception rooms on the ground floor, and four bedrooms on the first floor. There is gas central heating throughout the property and double glazing. This property will suit a range of buyers including families due to its close proximity to the excellent schools, and commuters as High Brooms station is just a short walk away. It is also within easy reach of central Tunbridge Wells with its extensive shopping and recreational facilities, theatres, bars and restaurants.
The spacious hallway has slate tiles which continue into the kitchen, which is fitted with oak cabinetry with laminate worktops, and incorporates a Villeroy and Bosch 1 ½ sink. There are a range of quality integrated appliances, such as a Bosch dishwasher, Bosch washing machine and Neff fridge/freezer, along with a range cooker with extractor hood. The dining room has a lovely bay window, solid oak flooring, a decorative feature fireplace and there is ample space for seating 6-8 family or friends. The neutrally decorated living room with solid oak floors, is double aspect and has French doors leading out to the rear terrace and garden. A shower room with Vado digital shower with rainfall head, underfloor heating, radiator towel rail and a vanity unit providing plenty of storage space, completes the ground floor accommodation.
Flexible accommodation can be found on this floor which includes 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom is a light and spacious room, thanks to its pitched ceiling and double aspect. There are 2 more double bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes, and a smaller room, which would be perfect as a child’s room or studio. The family bathroom is well situated for all of the bedrooms and has a bath and white suite. The loft is accessed from the landing and offers additional storage space.
Electric wooden gates lead into the driveway of the property, which provides secure parking for up to 4 cars, with the property screened from the road by a wall. Landscaped gardens wrap around The Lodge with the rear garden being completely enclosed by trees and mature shrubs including rhododendrons. There is a large area of lawn with slabs leading up to the garden studio/office, suitable for a range of purposes, such as a studio or children’s playroom. There are also 2 sheds for storage of garden furniture and implements. A brick terrace is accessed from the sitting room and is a perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the sunshine and entertaining family and friends.
Sandhurst Road is a popular road, situated in the St James’ area of Tunbridge Wells and close to the beautiful parks of Dunorlan and the popular Grosvenor and Hilbert park, with its café, meeting space, play ground, bowling green and expansive green spaces, perfect for walking. High Brooms mainline station has fast and frequent trains to central London and is just a short walk away, whilst the town centre is also within easy reach. Here you will find a diverse range of restaurants, shops and sporting facilities, as well as 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 are within comfortable walking distance. 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. There are excellent schooling options locally, within both the state and independent sectors, including those in the sought-after Kent Grammar system. St James' primary school is just a 7 minute walk away. The impressive, award-winning Bluewater Shopping Centre is only 45 minutes' drive, and if you want to escape to the coast, then the lovely seaside towns can be reached by train or car in under an hour.