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Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30

Offers in excess of £1,325,000

5 Beds 4 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: CRA220122


  • Characterful Georgian family Home
  • Period Features
  • 5/6 Bedrooms
  • Outbuilding with potential for conversion
  • Delightful Gardens
  • Prominent Town location
  • Walking distance to town centre
  • Access to commuter links


Charming and characterful Grade II listed detached family home with delightful walled gardens set in a prominent position within the market town of Tenterden. The Tower House is a truly iconic property and has been part of the history of Tenterden for the last couple of centuries; the main house dates from the late 18th century with the addition of the castellated tower completed in 1904. From atop the tower the views across the surrounding Kentish countryside are outstanding. The Georgian part of the house exhibits period features that would be expected of a property from this era, such as high ceilings, excellent room proportions, period fireplaces, bay windows to the front faade, sash windows and picture rails. The versatile accommodation is set across four levels and is accompanied by a wonderful garden room with bi-folding doors adjacent to the garden terrace, a substantial outbuilding with integrated garaging, an Edwardian greenhouse, a timber framed gazebo and garden shed. The gardens are something to admire and a real surprise considering the property's central town location. They have been beautifully maintained by the current owner and include many wonderful specimens such as a majestic ancient mulberry tree, a medlar, silver birch and a ginkgo biloba. The garden has been designed and expertly planted with climbing and rambling wisteria, rose beds, box hedging, evergreen shrubs and perennials. A walled vegetable garden is well positioned to experience wonderful levels of sunlight for growing an abundance of fruit and vegetables. The outbuilding incorporates a garage, open log storage along the full length of the building and rooms above. The outbuilding could be utilised in a number of ways, and offers potential for conversion subject to any necessary planning consents. As well as the garaging in the outbuilding the property also benefits from two further off-road parking spaces accessed through electric gates and along a private driveway. The Tower House is a wonderfully charming family home. FEATURES - Dual aspect grand drawing room, formally two separate reception rooms that could be reinstated with partitioning doors, open fireplaces - one with a log burner, fitted bookcases, French doors opening onto the garden terrace and bay window with views to the front - Formal dining room with bay window seat overlooking the front, feature open fireplace - Kitchen/breakfast room with pine floorboards, good selection of painted wall and base units, larder cupboard and pantry cupboard with space for fridge freezer, central freestanding island, Aga, double bowl stainless steel sink, and French doors opening onto a balcony for prime views over the garden - Laundry/utility room with space for washing machine and tumble dryer, storage cupboards and access door to driveway - Basement level cosy family room, ideal for use as a children's play space, door opening onto a small terrace with steps up to the garden - Basement level guest bedroom and separate bathroom with contemporary roll top bath, WC and wall hung basin - First floor master suite with dressing room and en suite shower room - Three further first floor bedrooms, two doubles and one ideal size for a baby's nursery - Family bathroom and family shower room complete the first floor accommodation - Second floor bedroom/home office space - Access to the top of the tower is gained from the second floor landing, from atop the tower you can see for miles across the whole of Tenterden and the surrounding Kentish countryside - Garden room with bi-folding doors to two sides of the building offers a wonderful outside/inside entertaining space SITUATION Set in a prominent location in the picturesque market town of Tenterden, the property benefits from being only moments away from Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, shops, restaurants and amenities. There are a host of leisure and tourist attractions nearby including the Kent and East Sussex Railway, Great Dixter Gardens at Northiam, Bodiam and Sissinghurst Castles (National Trust), Chapel Down Vineyard, London Beach Golf Club and Spa and the coast. Tenterden also has its own leisure centre offering swimming and gym facilities as well as spa treatments. A range of schools in the area include Tenterden Infant and Junior Schools, Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre (both in walking distance), girls' and boys' grammar schools in Ashford, Dulwich Preparatory in Cranbrook, Sutton Valence Preparatory and Senior schools plus Saint Ronan's and Marlborough House in Hawkhurst. Headcorn Station offers services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross with journey times from just under the hour with Ashford International operating the high speed service to London St Pancras from just 37 minutes. The A28 gives access to the M20 leading east to the coastal ports and west to the M25 for links to Gatwick, Heathrow, City and Stansted Airports. Headcorn 8.5 miles Ashford 12 miles M20 12 miles Rye 12 miles (All distances are approximate) PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Gas fired central heating. Mains gas, electric, water and drainage. - Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council. - Council Tax band: G (2023/24) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS From Tenterden town centre proceed north-east on the High Street (A28) towards High Halden. At the traffic lights keep left, go past Oaks Road (B2080) on the right and the property will be found after a short distance on the left. VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01580 720000