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Dene Park, Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge, TN11

Guide price £1,650,000

4 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: SVN050226

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Striking and most impressive 4,401 sq ft duplex apartment
  • Private, gated Victorian country estate
  • Many original features
  • Ballustraded private paved terrace on the south and west sides
  • Communal grounds with tennis court

THE PROPERTY

A striking and most impressive 4,401 sq ft maisonette apartment within this converted victorian country mansion in a secure gated estate DESCRIPTION Dene Park is a Victorian country mansion dated 1883, that was converted into apartments in the early 1990's. Dene Hall is located in the principal portion of the main building and approached over a long driveway flanked by woodland. Impressive wrought iron entrance gates with video/telephone entry system open onto a further gravel driveway leading to the main house. Dene Hall is located on the southern end of the main building and has allocated parking for at least 4 cars immediately in front of the private entrance door. In addition, there are three garages included with the property, two of which are directly accessible from the lower ground floor level of the apartment. FEATURES A private entrance which was the former entrance of the building. Wonderful carved stone archway with substantial bi-folding oak double doors opening to the mosaic tiled entrance vestibule. Double oak doors with glazed panels and decorative stained glass lead light windows over open to the Entrance Hall, which has a continuation of the mosaic tiled flooring and a second carved stone archway leading through to the Dining Hall. The grand dining hall features an impressive ornate Elizabethan fireplace dated 1591 with open fire and tiled inserts said to depict the two daughters of the family that created the Estate. There is also a Minstrel's Gallery overlooking the Hall. Wide oak flooring through the Dining Hall and Drawing Room. Beautifully restored oak panel doors with carved pediments. Exposed stone masonry in the entrance hall and dining hall. High ceilings featuring decorative ceiling roses, panelling and frieze cornicing. Replacement double glazing throughout and underfloor heating in several rooms. Far reaching views across the Fairlawn Estate and period fireplaces in the drawing room and principal bedroom with over mantel mirrors. Projecting corner towers on the building create wonderful bay window seating areas in the kitchen and drawing Room and a gallery area in the lower ground floor office. Sophisticated Mark Wilkinson kitchen with granite worktops including integrated Falcon electric and gas range cooker, Sub-Zero fridge freezer, Sub-Zero wine store, Miele steam oven, combination microwave oven. The island unit has an undermount 1 ½ bowl sink with swan neck and pull-out spray tap and waste disposal system and integral dishwasher. Larder and display cabinets. Master bedroom with fabulous walk-in wardrobe and ensuite shower room with French doors out to the rear terrace with venetian shutters. Bedroom 4/study (which was the former games room and large enough for a full-size snooker table) is currently being used as a spacious office and has storage cupboards and display cabinets. Access to the rear terrace and Library with floor to ceiling shelving and cupboards including peninsular workspace. Internal link to two single garages with electrically operated up and over doors, power and light connected. Further separate single garage available by separate negotiation. Outside, an exceptional balustraded private paved terrace wraps around the apartment on the south and west sides and measures from about 6m to 9.5m wide. There are planted beds around the walls of the apartment with an irrigation system installed. Steps lead down from this private area to the communal grounds, which it overlooks from an elevated position. The formal grounds are beautifully maintained and includes a tennis court. 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 Maidstone). 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. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage. Underfloor heating. Monitored alarm. - Lease: Share of the Freehold. 999-year. Lease from 1 January 1991. Service charge approx. £6,000 per annum. - Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522 - Council Tax band (2020/21): H - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.