An elegant late Victorian “Arts and Crafts” house situated on a quiet no-through road, close to the centre of Tunbridge Wells and with spacious accommodation and an elevated position, which gives exceptional expansive views across the town and beyond.
Wybourne Grange is a very fine example of an Arts and Crafts property, filled with an abundance of beautiful and original period features. The house is believed to have been built in 1895 for the Earl of Abergavenny’s Land Manager - the house features a bell tower with the still working bell, which would have been used to call the workers. It is wonderful to see so many of the original architectural features of the period retained, including classic high Victorian ceilings with exceptional mouldings, intricate woodwork, cornicing, original sash windows, a pretty corner turret and plentiful stained glass panelling. The accommodation is spacious throughout and is flanked by an expansive wrap around decked area, ideal for entertaining, with steps leading down to the generous lawned area. Beyond the garden are the most wonderful long views across the town, which can be enjoyed from both inside and outside the house.
Accommodation on the ground floor includes a large entrance hall which provides access to all of the main living areas and is a graceful, welcoming area. There is space within the entrance hallway for a study area, and a useful storage cupboard is situated under the stairs. The kitchen has a range of painted wall and base wooden cabinetry with wooden worktops and a fabulous pink Smeg range cooker. The kitchen leads into the conservatory breakfast/dining room, situated to the front of the property. The hall also provides access to the dual aspect, elegant drawing room, with French doors to the decked terrace, and the sitting room or family snug, both of which overlook the rear garden and have wonderful far reaching views. A downstairs cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.
4 bedrooms are situated on the first floor, the landing of which is another fabulous space thanks to its original stained glass rooflight. The master bedroom suite has a large window, overlooking those far-reaching views, and French doors to the balcony which runs along the rear of the property. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a walk-in shower and the bedroom also includes fitted wardrobes. There are 3 further bedrooms on this floor, all excellent doubles and flooded with light thanks to the large windows. A family bathroom completes the accommodation on this floor. Stairs lead up to the second floor, where there are a further 2 bedrooms, a family bathroom and a laundry room, which also gives access to the large area of eves storage.
Wybourne Grange is approached via a gravel driveway with ample parking for 2 cars and access to the rear of the property. On road parking is also available if required. The west facing rear garden is entirely enclosed and features a large wrap around decked terrace, magnificent for entertaining and with glorious views. Gentle steps lead from the terrace onto the generous lawn.
Wybourne Grange is a truly unique property, adored by its current owners. It offers spacious and elegant home, incorporating some of the most wonderful period features and views that we have encountered in a town centre property. The hallway sets the tone with arches, a wide staircase and beautiful stained glass windows. As is so typical of the Arts and Crafts period, thought and attention to detail has ensured that every room has a charm of its own, from the wonderful windows and French doors in the principal reception rooms, to the stained glass roof light on the first floor landing, the turret, the balcony that flanks two of the bedrooms, and the picturesque window seat in another bedroom, this really is a magnificent family home.
In addition to the wonderful period features, the elevated position of Wybourne Grange allows for truly remarkable views, seen from many of the rooms as well as the terrace and garden and the natural light throughout the property is abundent, thanks to the large and numerous windows. Wybourne Grange really is a fabulous home in the heart of Tunbridge Wells.
Wybourne Rise is situated on the highly desirable residential south side of the vibrant spa town of Tunbridge Wells. Its elevated position provides the most wonderful views, and yet it is well placed for the town centre, schools and the mainline station. Tunbridge Wells itself boasts excellent commercial and leisure facilities with well-regarded restaurants and excellent shopping opportunities, and the impressive, award-winning Bluewater Shopping Centre is 30 miles distant. There are excellent schooling options in the area, within both the state and independent sectors, including those in the sought-after Kent Grammar system. The mainline station offers a fast and frequent service into Central London and, if you want to escape to the coast, then the lovely seaside towns are just 30 miles away.