Guide price £825,000
A substantial 1930's family house situated in a very sought-after location which now requires extensive renovation. Entrance Vestibule. Sitting Room. Dining Room. Family Room. Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Four Bedrooms. Family Bathroom. Additional WC. Large Garage. Vaulted Workshop. Mature front and rear Gardens. Coming to the market for the first time in nearly 50 years, Melrose is a substantial semi-detached 1930s house which is now ready for comprehensive refurbishment and offers its new owner a unique and exciting opportunity of creating a fabulous, extremely spacious family home in one of the most sought-after locations in the south side of the town. Whilst the house does require extensive renovation throughout, the roof and some of the gutters were completely replaced in 2022 by Arkiton Ltd. Interested parties should be aware that the current owners have taken professional advice on the structural condition of the two large concrete balconies (the full report is available on request) and have been advised that they will need to be replaced. The principal accommodation comprises:- * A cosy oak panelled sitting room with wide leaded light bay window overlooking the secluded front garden. An attractive brick fireplace, currently not in use, could be reinstated if required. * Double doors lead into the light and spacious dining room with its wide bay window and log burning stove. * The family room is an excellent size and has a living flame gas fire and double doors opening onto the large wrap around south facing balcony. * The kitchen/breakfast room is double aspect and a door gives further access onto the lower balcony which is a real sun trap. * A wide staircase leads to the first floor landing which has a new loft entrance with a pull-down wooden ladder. It is considered that this whole area could be converted into further living space if required, subject to any necessary consents. * The principal bedroom is a very good size with a range of built-in wardrobes spanning the length of one wall, a living flame gas fire and double doors opening onto the large wrap around south facing balcony where there are wonderful far reaching townscape views. * There are three further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and an additional WC. * The lower ground floor comprises two very large unconverted vaulted connecting rooms which offer enormous potential for development into living accommodation as they give direct access onto the lower garden area. OUTSIDE The house enjoys an elevated position on the corner of Claremont Gardens and Farmcombe Road. Vehicular access is off Farmcombe Road via a pair of impressive double wooden gates which lead to the parking area. On foot the house is approached via a small wrought iron gate where a meandering path leads to a delightful cottage-style front garden which is extremely well stocked with a wide variety of shrubs and ornamental trees including camellias, acers, myrtles, a Judas tree and crab apple. Stone steps lead down to the parking area and the lower garden which is laid to lawn and again is full of interesting shrubs and trees including a magnificent Copper Beech, a white pom pom tree, fig, fragrant azaleas, flowering cherry and several rambling roses. SITUATION Melrose is conveniently situated on the edge of the historic village area of the town and within walking distance of the famous Pantiles, the old High Street, the Common and a little further on the main line station. Tunbridge Wells offers comprehensive shopping, commercial and cultural facilities, with individual shops and cafés on The Pantiles and the old High Street and high street shopping and dining opportunities in Royal Victoria Place and Mount Pleasant Road. There are a good number of well regarded schools in the local area including Claremont primary school, grammar schools for boys and girls, Skinners Academy, Judd and Bennett Memorial School. Private Schools include The Mead School, Rosehill, Beechwood and Kent College Schools. Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Independent Schools. The A21 gives access to the M25 and the national motorway network. Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Airports, Channel Tunnel Terminus and Ports as well as Ebbsfleet Terminal and Bluewater Shopping Centre. Leisure facilities in the town include cricket at the Nevill Ground; golf, tennis, football and rugby clubs. St Johns Leisure Centre and swimming pool. Trinity Arts Centre and The Assembly Hall theatres, a Multiplex Cinema at Knights Park Industrial Estate; numerous parks and open spaces including Dunorlan Park with its boating lake and Tunbridge Wells Common with a plethora of footpaths and the famous Wellington Rocks. DIRECTIONS From our offices proceed south on the A26 and turn left into the High Street (before the mini roundabout). Bear right into Mount Sion and continue up the hill into Claremont Road passing the Grove Park on your left. Turn right into Farmcombe Road and the entrance gates to Melrose will be seen on the immediate left where parking will be made available. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. - Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council - Council Tax band: F (£3,081.85 for 2023/24) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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