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Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11

Guide price £1,500,000

Under offer

5 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: TON210039


  • Detached Grade II listed family house
  • Wealth of original features throughout
  • Five bedrooms
  • Approximately half an acre of secluded garden
  • On the outskirts of this popular village


Beautifully presented Grade II listed family house set within approximately half an acre of secluded well established gardens on the outskirts of this popular village DESCRIPTION Bullpits is believed to date back to the 15th century and originally formed part of the Penshurst Estate. It is a wonderful example of a former medieval hall house with the accommodation set across three floors. There is a wealth of original features on show throughout the property which include exposed oak beams, latched doors and timbers and inglenook fireplaces to the sitting and drawing rooms. The property is approached through traditional timber five bar gates to an in/out gravel driveway providing ample off-road parking adjacent to the garaging. Bullpits is located within beautifully presented secluded gardens, mainly laid to lawn and bordered with mature boxed hedging, shrubs and trees, with pockets of cottage style planting for annual interest. FEATURES - Entrance porch opening into a spacious reception room currently used as a breakfast room with double French doors accessing the rear terrace, travertine flooring. - Bespoke Schofield & Crafter (now Rencraft) kitchen with wood base units and display wall cabinets, granite worksurfaces. Belfast sink, integrated appliances including electric two oven Aga, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave. - Adjoining utility with matching units to the kitchen, integrated washing machine and tumble dryer. Door to cloakroom. - The sitting room and drawing room both have magnificent inglenook fireplaces. - The dining room is adjoined to the drawing room and has French doors opening onto the garden. - Principal bedroom to the first floor with built in storage, Jack and Jill ensuite bathroom that can be accessed from the landing, with roll top bath and separate walk-in shower. - Two further bedrooms, each with ensuite facilities. - Bedrooms four and five can be accessed via their own staircases from the first-floor landing, both with vaulted ceilings, bedroom four has access to eaves storage. - All bathrooms are well appointed with white sanitary ware. - Secluded cottage gardens of about half an acre, mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees, shrubs and flowers. A delightful feature is the compass shaped boxed hedging. - Wrap around terrace to the rear of the house, ideal for outside entertaining. - Decked sun terrace at the rear of the garden overlooking surrounding woodland - Detached double garage with separate doors, both with power and lighting. Log store. - The property has the benefit of private access and use of the surrounding woodland under licence from Penshurst Estate SITUATION Penshurst is an historic village located in a valley upon the northern slopes of the Kentish Weald in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is situated between Tonbridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells, and just 6 miles south of Sevenoaks. The village is the home of two historic estates; King Henry VIII's former home of Penshurst Place and the private parklands of Swaylands. Penshurst is full of old timber-framed buildings and converted oast houses which attract many a visitor to the village. Penshurst is home to a number of local amenities as well as providing a good selection of clubs and societies, including football and cricket clubs, angling society, bridge club and a baby and toddler group. Nearby Sevenoaks provides more comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities. There are a number of good schools in the area catering for both boys and girls in both the private and public sectors. The A21 gives access to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow airports, national road networks, and links to the M20 for access to the coastal ports and Channel Tunnel. Main line rail services to London Charing Cross, London Bridge and Cannon Street can be accessed from Hildenborough station and Tonbridge station with journey times around 35/40 minutes. Tonbridge station also provides services to London Victoria. DIRECTIONS From Sevenoaks High Street, follow London Road/A225 to the roundabout at the A21 junction and merge left onto London Road/B245 towards Hildenborough. Turn right onto Watt's Cross Road after a short distance. Continue for a further mile and then turn right onto B2027. After about 2 miles turn left onto Penshurst Road/B2176 and continue to the centre of Penshurst village. Turn right onto the B2188 and after about 0.5 miles turn right onto Smarts Hill. Bullpits will be found on the left after a short distance. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electric, water and drainage. - Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council, 01732 227000 - Council Tax band: G (2021/22) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. - Broadband Speed - 18.5mps upload, 66mps download.