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Dene Park, Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge, TN11

Guide price £695,000


3 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: SVN170202


  • First/second floor duplex apartment
  • 2 Double bedroom suites
  • 3rd Bedroom / study
  • Private balcony from master bedroom
  • Vies over communal grounds and estate beyond
  • Communal tennis court
  • Garage and allocated parking space


A 1,640 sq ft duplex apartment in this converted Victorian country mansion in a private gated estate Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Study/Bedroom 3, Cloakroom, 2 Double Bedrooms with En Suite Bathrooms, Private Balcony, Cellar Store/Laundry Room, Garage, Allocated Parking Space, Communal Grounds including Tennis Court. EPC: D DESCRIPTION Dene Park is a Victorian country mansion that was converted into apartments in the early 1990s. Parkside is located in the principal portion of the main building and comprises a 1640 sq ft maisonette apartment located on the first and second floors. It displays some lovely period features and high ceilings and enjoys views over the communal gardens and beyond. Parkside also benefits from a private balcony, cellar store/laundry room, single garage and allocated parking space. FEATURES Video entry phone. High ceilings with cornicing and ceiling roses. Panelled and etched glass doors. Feature coal effect gas fire in the sitting room with tiled inserts and slate hearth. Further blocked fireplace in the dining room. Bay window in the sitting room with window seat. Delightful views over the communal grounds and beyond over the Fairlawn Estate, particularly from the second floor bedrooms. Private balcony off one of the bedrooms with useful store and outdoor tap. Secondary glazed mullion windows on the first floor and large Velux skylights on the second floor. Dene Park is approached over a long tarmacadam driveway flanked by woodland. Impressive wrought iron entrance gates with video/telephone entry system open onto a further gravel driveway leading to the main building. The communal grounds are beautifully maintained by an on-site groundsman and feature a Tennis Court for residents' use. SITUATION Dene Park is a private, gated Victorian country estate situated between Tonbridge and the village of Shipbourne. There are some lovely countryside walks to be enjoyed in the immediate vicinity. Local Shopping: York Parade, Tonbridge (1.5 miles), Hadlow (2.5 miles) and Plaxtol (3.2 miles). Comprehensive Shopping: Tonbridge (3 miles) and Sevenoaks (8 miles) have an excellent selection of shopping and recreational facilities including restaurants, bars, leisure centres and sports clubs. Private Schools: The area is well served with numerous independent schools, both preparatory and secondary, including The Schools at Somerhill, Holmewood House, Tonbridge School for boys, Kent College for girls and Sevenoaks School. State Schools: Shipbourne Primary School, Judd School at Tonbridge together with Tonbridge Girls Grammar and Grammar Schools in Tunbridge Wells. Leisure Facilities: Nizels, Poult Wood, Knole Park and Wildernesse Golf Courses. Leisure Centres in Tonbridge, Nizels Clubhaus and Sevenoaks. Rail Links: Tonbridge Station (about 3.2miles) has services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge) and Cannon Street from about 35 minutes 40 minutes. Road Networks: The M25 (junction 5) is easily accessible via the A21 giving access to London, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage. Service charge: £5,280 per annum. Ground rent: "A red rose on mid-summers day if requested" Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522 Council Tax band: G Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS From Tonbridge, head North on the A227, Shipbourne Road (straight ahead/fork right at the traffic lights at the top of the High Street by Tonbridge School). Continue for about 2.4 miles (over 2 roundabouts) towards Shipbourne. The entrance to Dene Park will be found on the left-hand side shortly after a sharp left-hand bend. From the M25 (junction 5)/A21, take the A25 exit towards Sevenoaks. At the 1st roundabout take the 1st exit to stay on the A25. At the 2nd roundabout take the 2nd exit to stay on the A25 (towards Maidtsone). Continue for about 4.4 miles through Seal. Shortly after the Crown Point pub turn right into Coach Road (towards Ivy Hatch). Proceed through Ivy Hatch and out on High Cross Road. At the end of the road turn right to join the A227 (towards Tonbridge). Continue past the Plaxtol turning and across Shipbourne Common. About 1.3 miles past Shipbourne Common, the entrance to Dene Park will be found on the right-hand side.