Guide price £1,500,000
An extended and much improved former lodge with stunning views and gardens of just under 1.5 Acres Entrance Hall. Utility/Cloakroom. Sitting Room. Kitchen/Dining Room. Main Bedroom with en suite Bathroom. 3 Further Bedrooms. Family Bathroom. Useful range of buildings. Delightful Private Garden in all about 1.4 Acres. DESCRIPTION An attractive detached former lodge house believed to date from the late 1890's, the house was extended and refurbished by the current owners in 2010 to provide adaptable and flexible split level accommodation currently arranged as 4 bedrooms. Ridgelands Lodge sits right on the edge of the village, within walking distance of the centre, in an elevated position overlooking its own gardens and benefits from wonderful virtually 180 degree views over the Medway Valley. Originally the lodge to the Ridgelands Estate the house sits at the entrance to Ridgelands a development of houses built on the site of the main house after it was demolished in the 1970's. NOTE: Planning Permission ref. 23/00926/FULL was granted on 1st September 2023 to replace the current buildings on site with a three-bay oak framed storage barn with workshop over. ACCOMMODATION Entrance door to Entrance Hall with oak flooring. Built in storage cupboard. Inner Hallway with coat hanging space, part glazed door to rear decking. Cloakroom/Utility Room with stainless steel sink unit to work surface. Plumbing and spaces for washing machine and tumble dryer. Worcester gas boiler. Low level wc. Triple aspect Kitchen/Dining Room with stunning outlook to the rear. Inset 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink to good area of wooden work surface with range of cupboards under. Space for range style cooker with stainless steel splashback and extractor over. Space for american style fridge/freezer. Range of eye leveL cupboards. Walk in larder cupboard. Large matching island unit with cupboards and drawers under. Glazed folding doors open completely to Raised Decking Area with steps to garden. Double aspect Sitting Room with bay window and views to rear. Built in cupboard. Double Bedroom with bay window and views to rear. Cupboards and drawers. From the Hall steps lead down to Double Bedroom with glazed double doors to rear terrace and garden. Further Bedroom. Family Bathroom. From the entrance hall a single flight of stairs to Landing Area with built in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Double aspect Main Bedroom with glazed double doors to Balcony. Wardrobe. oak flooring. En suite Bathroom with suite including bath and shower. OUTSIDE Immediately to the front of the house is a Parking Area for 2/3 Cars. To one side of the house a gated access from Ridgelands gives access to the Outbuildings. Similarly, to the other side, a right of way over the beginning of the drive to Home Farm and double gates give access. The Garden lies to the rear of the house and is mainly laid to lawn sloping away from the house with a wooded area to the end. In all extending to about 1.4 Acres SITUATION Ridgelands Lodge sits right on the edge of this popular village with its village shop, well regarded Primary School, Garage, Church, Recreation Ground and Kentish Hare Restaurant/Pub all of which are within walking distance. Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells town centres are easily accessible and both offer a wide range of shopping and leisure facilities. Tonbridge main line station offers frequent services to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street. There are a good number of well-regarded schools in the local area including Bidborough Primary, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Weald of Kent Grammar Schools for girls as well as Judd, Skinners and Tunbridge Wells for boys. Private Schools include The Schools at Somerhill, Hilden Grange and Hilden Oaks in Tonbridge as well as Holmewood House at Langton Green. Tonbridge & Sevenoaks Independent Schools. The A21 at Quarry Hill gives access to the M25 and thence motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Airports, Channel Tunnel Terminus and Ports. Ebbsfleet International. Bluewater. Leisure Facilities include Golf Courses at Tonbridge (Poult Wood), Tunbridge Wells, Hever and Hildenborough (Nizels). Tonbridge School Sports Centre as well as Leisure Centres in both Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops Tunbridge Wells. Tel: 01892 521700 DIRECTIONS From the A26 turn onto the B2176 (Bidborough Ridge), continue through the village passing The Kentish Hare and Village Hall. Continue for a few hundred yards and Ridgelands Lodge will be found on the right opposite Mill Court and immediately after the turning to Ridgelands. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains Water, Electricity & Gas. Private Drainage. Gas fired Central Heating. Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Council Tax Band: F (2023/24 £3,084.21). Note: Ridgelands Lodge contributes towards maintenance of the private road to Ridgelands currently this is about £80 yearly. Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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