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Tonbridge Road, Wateringbury, Maidstone, ME18

Guide price £1,250,000

Under offer

5 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: SVN200166


  • Striking elegant interior
  • Original features
  • 4,821 sq ft in total
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Mature secluded gardens
  • Large terrace
  • Single garage with storage and log store


Substantial West-facing attached Georgian Villa with beautifully proportioned and elegant interior DESCRIPTION 1 Gransden was built in the early nineteenth century as one of a pair of semi-detached villas. It has retained most of its original Georgian character over the last 200 years. During the last ten years, the present owner, in addition to general refurbishments, have added an orangery-style conservatory extension to the refitted kitchen, and a garage with carport. FEATURES The house is set back from the road in a conservation area and approached via brick pillars culminating in a large gravel turning area, garage and car port. Access to the property is via entry phone The interior is exceptionally striking and many of the original features have been retained. Beautiful fireplaces, high ceilings, original wood flooring, panelled doors, moulded ceilings, doric columns, wood panelling and elaborate cornicing. ON THE GROUND FLOOR: The main entrance to the property is through a Georgian front door giving access to an entrance hallway, which leads to the magnificent reception/dining hall with semi-panelled walls. (Note: the floor tiles in the entrance hall are not original). Superb wide tread oak staircase with its galleried landing lit with natural light provided by a beautiful tall stained-glass window dating back to 1890. A most stunning feature is the ornate ceiling rose. Tall Georgian Mahogany framed sash windows allowing natural light to flow into the spaciously elegant drawing room. Windows to the front and side of the house with delightful views of the garden. Original shutters for the windows that are easily manouvered into place and fold or slide away. Library/study with built-in book shelves along one wall is perfect for a home office. Maximum internet broadband speed available here is Full Fibre to Premises. An attractive Victorian fireplace as a central focal point. There are three further points from which the garden may be accessed from the house: one via the boot room/utility, the second through the conservatory, and the third directly from the drawing room. The conservatory with electric roof lights above extends into the kitchen which comprises of neutral coloured cupboards, integral Neff dishwasher, Stoves range incorporating three electric ovens, two grills and an induction hob. Space and water supply for an American-style fridge/freezer. ON THE FIRST FLOOR Large landing with enough space for a work desk, if required. Principal double-aspect bedroom with views out to the garden and front across to the open fields. Built in wardrobes and an original open fireplace. Ensuite bathroom with two sinks, spa bath and power shower. Two further large double bedrooms and family shower room. ON THE SECOND FLOOR Landing with enough space for a desk, etc. if required. Access to: Shower room and two double bedrooms, both with fitted storage. Views to Wateringbury Place grounds, oast house and nearby orchards. The basement, has ample storage space, and is currently used as work space and games room. Secluded garden mainly laid to lawn with a variety of specimen trees and shrubs. Mature boundaries ensure privacy and seclusion. Adjacent to the side of the house is la large terrace with a pergola, ideal for al-fresco dining. Single garage with storage and log store. Adjoining carport. SITUATION Wateringbury is a village community, it falls within the catchment areas of a number of sought-after primary, secondary and grammar schools with its own primary school in the village. There is also a village hall, post office, convenience store and pub/restaurant, the village can trace its history back to the 10th century. Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells has a wide range of amenities including, shopping, restaurants, cafes, bars and leisure centres and all can easily be reached by car. There is a good choice of rail links, with departures from Wateringbury, Paddock Wood, and West Malling stations to various London termini and elsewhere. DIRECTIONS: From Sevenoaks High Street head north-west, turn right onto Seal Hollow Road. At the traffic lights turn right onto the A25, continue for approximately 3 miles and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit. Continue on the A25 for about 2 miles. At the traffic lights turn right onto the A20, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Seven Mile Lane. Then turn left onto The Street, after a short distance turn right onto the A228. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Tonbridge Road. The property can be found on the left-hand side. PROPERTY INFORMATION Mains water, electricty and drainage. Gas fired central heating. Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522 Council Tax band (2020/21): G