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Dornden Drive, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, TN3

Guide price £1,100,000

4 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: TON190062


  • Excellent sought after village location
  • Wealth of period features
  • Flexible layout with further potential to enlarge (subject to necessary consents)
  • Superb, well-stocked gardens extending to just over one third of an acre in all


An attractive detached character former coach house with later additions set in delightful, mature gardens in this highly regarded village. Entrance Hall, Double Aspect Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Utility Area, Two Double Bedrooms (one used as a Study), Shower Room, Family Bathroom, Two further Double Bedrooms (one with en-suite WC and wash basin), L-shaped Work Shop, Superb, well-stocked gardens extending to just over one third of an acre in all, Large gravelled Parking Area, Integral Tandem Garage, Summerhouse/Studio. DESCRIPTION The Old Coach House is a most interesting property, believed to be the former coach house to Dornden, a late 19th century estate once occupied by Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria. The Old Coach House was converted sometime in the 1950s with a later addition added soon after and is set within beautiful, mature gardens extending to just over one third of an acre in all. The spacious family accommodation is arranged across two floors and provides a most flexible layout depending on individual requirements. ACCOMMODATION Points of particular note include: - The wide entrance hall with its attractive parquet flooring, which runs throughout all the principal areas on the ground floor, makes a very good first impression and has a useful range of built-in cupboards. The impressive, double aspect drawing room is an elegant room, is light and airy with its high ceiling and delightful outlooks over the gardens. There is a fireplace with granite hearth which, although currently not in use, could be reinstated if required. The sitting room is a wonderful cosy room with its brick fireplace with inset log burner and half panelled walls. This room could also be used as a formal dining room. The kitchen is well fitted with a range of matching base and wall units including a dresser unit with glass display cupboards. There are extensive work surfaces, an inset 4 burner gas hob, integrated eye level single electric fan oven and grill, and space and plumbing for a dishwasher. An opening leads to the separate utility area where there is space and plumbing for a washing machine and separate tumble dryer and room to accommodate a tall fridge/freezer. There are two double bedrooms (one currently used as a study) and a luxury shower room on the ground floor as well as a beautifully appointed family bathroom with roll top bath On the first floor there are two further double bedrooms (one with en-suite WC and wash basin) both with high ceilings and exposed timbers. At one end of the house there is a large, l-shaped work shop which could, subject to the necessary consents, be converted into further living accommodation. OUTSIDE The Old Coach House is approached via double wooden gates leading to a large gravelled parking area and the integral tandem garage which would easily house two motor vehicles. If required, the garage could be converted into further living accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. The mature gardens are an outstanding feature of the property and are extremely private and well screened from the road. There are good areas of lawn which wrap around the property on two sides and extensive terraces for outside dining. There are some fine specimen trees and shrubs including a beautiful Blue Cedar tree. A large pergola clad in wisteria, rambling rose and clematis leads to a "secret" courtyard area. There is a large summerhouse/studio, an attractive dove cote and various garden sheds. In all just over one third of an acre. SITUATION The Old Coach House is located within close proximity of local amenities, the village hall and the village primary school. Langton Green provides a good range of local amenities including a bakery, general store, excellent farm shop, newsagents, petrol station, church and the popular "Hare" public house on the village green. Rusthall village (just under 2 miles) offers further amenities; with comprehensive shopping, dining, commercial and cultural facilities available in Tunbridge Wells (under 3 miles). Schooling: There is a wide choice of schools in the area in both the state and private sector including Langton Green primary school; Holmewood House preparatory school and grammar and secondary schools in Tunbridge Wells. Rail Links: Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge mainline railway stations offer services to London Bridge/Cannon Street/Charing Cross in under the hour. Road Networks: The A264 links to the A21 on the east side of Tunbridge Wells providing connections to the national motorway network, Gatwick/Heathrow/Stansted airports, Ebbsfleet International, the Channel Tunnel, ferry ports and the south coast. Leisure Facilities: Extensive sporting and leisure facilities include cricket at the Nevill Ground; golf, tennis, football and rugby clubs; theatres and multiplex cinema in Tunbridge Wells; numerous parks and open spaces including the Common, Dunorlan Park, Calverley Park Gardens and The Grove Park. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Solar panels. Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Council Tax band (2020/21): G Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS From Tunbridge Wells proceed up Major York's Road and turn left to join the A264. Proceed for about a mile. On entering the village take the 1st turning on the right just before the bus stop into Dornden Drive. The house will be found immediately on the right.