Located on a lovely residential road in the highly regarded St James’ area, this well-presented period property is a unique and stylish home with a spacious kitchen / diner, 2 reception rooms, and a wraparound secluded garden.
Arranged over 3 floors, this Victorian property offers well presented, light filled and versatile accommodation, all within a characterful property with an abundance of period features. Situated on St James Road, the property is within walking distance of High Brooms mainline station, vibrant Camden Road and the centre of Tunbridge Wells, and has the excellent Hilbert and Grosvenor Park on its doorstep. All in all, this charming home offers the new owners a unique and characterful property in a fabulous location.
The front door opens to the first reception room, a light and bright room thanks to the windows that flank three of the four walls. There is ample space for seating and relaxing around the woodburning stove and situated on this floor is a useful home working area and a double bedroom. Access is also granted to the upper and lower floors from this room, with stairs up to two further bedrooms and the family bathroom, a generous room, fitted with a bath with shower over, sink and WC and floor to ceiling wardrobes.
The access to the Mediterranean styled courtyard is perfect for enjoying this sun trap, flanked with wisteria and grapevines. The sense of seclusion and privacy is also excellent: although the house is an end of terrace, it feels detached thanks to the positioning of the main access and garden. Finally, the location is superb, with the Grosvenor and Hilbert Recreation Ground, High Brooms mainline station and the town centre all an easy walk away.
The house is very well secluded, being situated behind a close board fence and attractive hedges at the end of a row of terraces, facing up St James Road. The house is encased in its own plot on three of its elevations, which adds to the sense of seclusion. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn, flanked with attractive borders, and steps down to the continental paved courtyard garden, which is also accessed from the kitchen. This section has a south aspect and so is bright and sunny through most of the day, and the bench seating perfectly takes advantage of this aspect. There is a garden shed providing useful storage for bikes and garden implements.
One of the best things about this house is the totally unique and characterful feel that exudes from every corner. The accommodation is generous and flexible, and thanks to the multitude of windows, flooded with light from almost every angle. The current owners have loved their time in the house and have redecorated throughout to create a cool and contemporary home, which perfectly blends the period features and unusual layout. The ground floor reception room is immediately welcoming and sets the tone for the rest of the house, with its exposed boards, alcove shelving, light filled space and woodburning stove, which ensures the house is cosy on chilly winter evenings. The kitchen is also perfect for family living, with space for cooking and entertaining, and the adjacent family room being perfect for children to play.
St James Road is a highly regarded location within the town of Tunbridge Wells. The vibrant Camden Road is just a short walk away and provides an easy walk to the town centre, with its excellent range of shops, restaurants and recreational facilities. It is within walking distance of many lovely parks, including Hilbert and Grosvenor Park, with its café, large open spaces and children’s play area. The 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.