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Dene Park, Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge, TN11

Guide price £710,000

3 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: SVN160111


  • Gated park-land estate
  • Video entry phone
  • High ceilings
  • Fireplaces
  • Delightful views over communal grounds and beyond


A 1,947 sq ft duplex apartment in this converted Victorian country mansion in a private gated estate 2 Reception Rooms, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Cloakroom, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite), Cellar Store/Laundry Room, Garage, Communal Gardens with Tennis Court 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. Description Dene Park is a Victorian country mansion that was converted into apartments in the early 1990s. Woodside is located in the principal portion of the main building and comprises a 1947 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. Woodside also benefits from a private 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 with brass handles. Fireplaces in the two reception rooms, currently with coal effect gas fires connected but it is believed that they could be returned to open fires if desired. A projecting corner tower on the building creates a wonderful bay window seating area in the sitting room and a rather unique en suite bathroom in the turret. Delightful views over the communal grounds and beyond over the Fairlawn Estate. Tall mullion windows on the first floor and Velux large skylights with fitted blinds on the second floor. Outside 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 resident's use. Woodside has a balcony accessed from the sitting room, with space to sit and enjoy the view over the Fairlawn Estate. Property Information Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage. Service Charge: £5,280 pa Ground rent: "A red rose on mid-summers day if requested" Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council: 01732 844522. Council Tax Band (2020/2021): G (£3,183.41) 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.