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High Street, Bidborough, Tunbridge Wells, TN3

Guide price £575,000

3 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: TON200039


  • Wonderful far reaching views
  • Deceptively spacious
  • Detached Victorian cottage
  • 3 Double Bedrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Short walk of School and Recreation Ground


A delightful and deceptively spacious detached period cottage in an elevated position close to village centre and benefiting from wonderful rural views Dining/Reception Hall. Sitting Room. Study. Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Master Bedroom with en suite Shower Room. 2 further Double Bedrooms. Family Bathroom. Rear Courtyard Garden. Raised front terrace. Off street Parking Space. DESCRIPTION 8 High Street is a charming detached Victorian cottage believed to date from the mid 1800's with attractive mellow red brick elevations with burnt headers all under a slate roof. The house is set up and back from the road enjoying wonderful far reaching westerly views as far as the eye can see. To the front of the house is a parking space and private raised terrace/decked area, to the rear is a courtyard garden. Internally the house has been sympathetically and tastefully renovated including double glazed replacement sash windows and kitchen fitted with hand built units. There are also many period features including fireplaces, stripped pine doors and floorboards. FEATURES From the road brick steps lead up to Brick and Timber Porch with slate tiled roof. Attractive front door with carved central panel opens to Dining/Reception Hall with boarded floor. Sliding replacement sash window to front with window seat/locker below. Attractive fireplace with brick hearth and cast iron fender. Built in Utility Cupboard with plumbing for washing machine. Double aspect Sitting Room with boarded floor. Open fireplace with brick hearth and cast iron fender, pine cupboard to side. Glazed double doors to bay window open to terrace with beautiful views. Study with glazed double doors to courtyard garden. Oak flooring. Used previously as Occasional Bedroom 4. Triple aspect Kitchen/Breakfast Room fitted with range of hand built units including peninsular unit with granite work surface. Inset Smeg 4 ring gas hob with Bosch oven under. Cupboards and drawers. Integral Smeg dishwasher. Walk in larder with space for fridge/freezer. Dresser style unit housing Vaillant gas fired combi boiler. Glazed double doors to courtyard garden. Pine latch door opens to single flight of stairs to First Floor Landing Area. Double aspect Master Bedroom with stunning views to front. Cast iron fireplace with brick hearth. Access to roof space. En suite Shower Room. Bedroom 2 with views to front, fitted wardrobes to one wall. Attractive fireplace with duck nest grate and brick hearth. Bedroom 3 with outlook to The Church. High level storage access. Built in wardrobe. Velux window. Family Bathroom OUTSIDE Steps and path to one side of the house leads to gate opening to paved and walled Rear Courtyard Garden. To the front of the house is a raised paved and decked terrace area with storage under. Variety of shrubs to raised bed provide good privacy. Brick paved parking space. SITUATION 8 High Street, occupies a convenient elevated position in the shadow of the church, where the High Street joins Spring Lane. The Primary School, Church and Recreation Ground are all within just a short walk and the village centre is nearby with its shop, garage and Kentish Hare Restaurant. Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells Town Centres both offer an excellent range of shopping and leisure facilities. Tonbridge and Hildenborough main line stations serve London Charing Cross/Cannon Street. There are a good number of well-regarded schools in the local area including Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Independent Schools, Holmewood House Preparatory School in Langton Green, The Schools at Somerhill, Hilden Oaks and Hilden Grange in Tonbridge. There are Grammar Schools for both Girls and Boys in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells including Judd and Skinners for boys. The A21 at Quarry Hill provides access to the M25 and thence motorway network, Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow International Airports, Eurostar at Ebbsfleet International and M20 for the Channel Tunnel Terminus and Ports. Leisure facilities include walks in the surrounding countryside, Nizels Golf & Leisure Centre and Hilden Golf Centre in Hildenborough. Hever Golf Club. Hayesden Country Park. Tonbridge Swimming Pool and Park. Tonbridge School Sports Centre facilities including Gym and Swimming Pool. DIRECTIONS From the A21 proceed south on the A26 towards Southborough. Turn right onto the B2176 (Bidborough Ridge). On reaching the village centre turn left by The Kentish Hare into the High Street. Continue past Glebelands on the right hand side and 8 High Street will be found shortly on the left as the road forks into Spring Lane and Franks Hollow Road. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: All Mains Services. Gas fired Central Heating. Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Council Tax band: E Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.