Guide price £925,000
A beautifully presented and spacious first floor apartment with superb views located within the exclusive Swaylands Estate, near historic Penshurst village DESCRIPTION A prestigious first floor apartment, located within the Grade II listed Swaylands House dating back to the mid 19th century with castellated turrets, tall chimneys, mullioned windows and imposing archways. This graceful building offers the perfect fusion of historic character and contemporary style. This sophisticated and modern apartment has good ceiling heights and underfloor heating throughout, and benefits from its own decked roof terrace. The communal grounds extend to 40 acres comprising formal gardens with an impressive terrace, parkland, fields, lake and a rockery which was constructed using locally quarried stone in the 19th century. There is an outdoor tennis court and gym located in the main house which are for the use and enjoyment of the residents. FEATURES - Spacious and bright entrance hallway with glazed doors opening onto the private decked roof terrace. - Elegant drawing room comprising feature fireplace with stone surround and wide bay window offering breathtaking panoramic views over the picturesque gardens and countryside beyond. - Open plan kitchen/dining room enjoying superb views over the gardens and fitted with an extensive range of cabinets and granite work surfaces. Integrated appliances include an Espresso machine, wine fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, double oven, 4 ring gas hob and chimney style extractor. - Principal bedroom suite comprising dressing area with built in wardrobes and ensuite shower room with double shower complete with drench showerhead. - Guest bedroom suite with built in double wardrobe and ensuite shower room with double shower complete with drench showerhead. - Bedroom 3 is currently used as a study. - Bathroom with panelled bath and shower attachment. - There are 2 allocated parking spaces with the apartment. SITUATION The exclusive Swaylands estate is surrounded by spectacular countryside with stunning views, within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is conveniently set off a country lane on the edge of the popular and historic village of Penshurst, which is located between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. There are a number of local amenities and a good selection of clubs including cricket, angling society and bridge club. There is sailing at Bough Beech reservoir and golf at Hever, Nizels Golf & Fitness Centre in Hildenborough as well as Leisure Centres in both Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks. Penshurst and Bidborough have village shops. Close by in Penshurst there is Kingdom Cafe, wellness & event space and The Leicester Arms Hotel and Pub. The Spotted Dog pub as well as The Kentish Hare in Bidborough. Nearby Tonbridge (about 4.9 miles), Tunbridge Wells (about 5.4 miles) and Sevenoaks (about 9.7 miles) provide more comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities. The area is well served with historic homes including Penshurst Place, Chiddingtone and Hever Castles as well as Knole House, Chartwell House and Emmetts Garden National Trust properties, and there are many wonderful, picturesque walking opportunities locally. There are a number of well regarded schools in the local area. Primary schools are in Penshurst, Fordcombe and Chiddingstone. Preparatory Schools locally include Holmewood House and Rose Hill School in Tunbridge Wells as well as the Sommerhill Schools in Tonbridge. There are Grammar Schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. Independent schools include Sevenoaks School and Tonbridge Boys School. Hildenborough station (about 5 miles) has train services to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street (London Bridge approx 32 mins). The A21 at Tonbridge gives access to the M25 and the motorway network, Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, Channel Tunnel Terminus & Ports. Ebbsfleet and Bluewater. DIRECTIONS From Sevenoaks head south on the A21 and exit towards Southborough on the A26. After approximately 2 miles turn right onto Bidborough Ridge (B2176) and continue for approximately 3 miles, passing through Bidborough village. The entrance to Swaylands will be on your left. No.8 is on the left hand side of the main building and the apartment can be found on the first floor. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Service charges: £6,000 per annum - Ground Rent: £450 per annum - Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council - Council Tax band: G (£3,571.40 for 2023/24) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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