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Upper Green Road, Shipbourne, Tonbridge, TN11

Guide price £725,000

3 Beds 3 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: SVN230093


  • Semi-detached cottage
  • Delightful gardens
  • Overlooking Shipbourne Common
  • Popular village location
  • Tonbridge station 4 miles
  • Sevenoaks station 7 miles


A charming semi detached cottage set within delightful gardens, and situated in an idyllic location enjoying views over Shipbourne Common DESCRIPTION Approached through an attractive white picket fence and delightful front garden, this cottage dates from 1873 and is situated in an idyllic location directly opposite the Common in Shipbourne. The property has many features such as good ceiling heights, wooden flooring throughout the ground floor, a spacious kitchen/breakfast room and feature fireplaces. FEATURES - Sitting room with bay window, picturesque views over the Common, built in storage cupboards and a fireplace with wood burning stove. - Study with fireplace and wood burning stove, which opens seamlessly to the kitchen/dining room. - Spacious dual aspect kitchen/dining room with vaulted ceilings and Velux windows which flood the room with natural light. A central focal point is the oil-fired Rayburn providing heating, hot water and cooking facilities. - Delightful farmhouse style kitchen with granite worktops and double Belfast sink. Space for dishwasher, washer dryer and American style fridge/freezer. - Reception room with French doors leading to the terrace and corridor connecting to the shower room and its own separate external access, which offers a versatile living space that could easily be utilised as a self-contained guest suite/nanny annex/teenage den. - A bathroom with corner bath completes the ground floor. - Principal bedroom with views over the Common, fitted wardrobes and an ensuite shower room. - Two further bedrooms, both with fitted cupboards. - Loft access with ladder up to a fully boarded loft with Velux window, currently used as a playspace/den. - The delightful rear garden has a paved terrace ideal for outside entertaining. The remainder of the garden is predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with a brick edged raised bed, trees and shrubs. - Shed and greenhouse. SITUATION Grange Cottages are located on the edge of the Common in the centre of the sought after village of Shipbourne, which lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its award-winning weekly farmers market and the popular Chaser Inn pub. The Greensand Way, named after the sandstone ridge, which crosses Hampshire, Surrey and Kent, crosses through Shipbourne and is popular with walkers. There are also some lovely walks to be enjoyed locally up to Ightham Mote, a 14th century Manor house owned by the National Trust and on the Fairlawne Estate, a 1,000-acre landed estate which stretches from Shipbourne into neighbouring Plaxtol. Plaxtol (1.8 miles) has a village store and post office. Local shops can be found at York Parade, Tonbridge (2.5 miles) and Hadlow (3.9 miles). More comprehensive shopping can be found at Tonbridge (4 miles) and Sevenoaks (6.5 miles) both of which have an excellent selection of shopping and recreational facilities including restaurants, bars, cafes, leisure centres and sports clubs. There are a good number of well-regarded schools in the local area including Shipbourne, Plaxtol and Ightham primary schools as well as highly regarded Grammar schools such as Judd, TOGS and the grammar annexes in Sevenoaks. There are many independent Senior and Preparatory schools in the area. The area is well served for golf enthusiasts with Golf courses nearby including Poult Wood, Hilden Golf Centre and Nizels Golf & Health Club in Hildenborough as well as Knole Park and Wildernesse in Sevenoaks. There are Leisure Centres in Tonbridge and Sevenoaks as well as many other sporting clubs including football, hockey, tennis, rugby and cricket. Tonbridge Station (about 4 miles), Borough Green (4.4 miles) and Sevenoaks (7 miles) all have fast and frequent services to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street via London Bridge. The M25 (Jct 5) is easily accessible via the A21 (4.2 miles) giving access to London, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus or you can access the M20/M26 at Wrotham/Wrotham Heath (6.4 miles). DIRECTIONS From Sevenoaks take the A25 and then the A227 towards Tonbridge. Continue through Ightham and down the hill into the village of Shipbourne. You will see the Chaser Inn on your right. Here turn immediately left into Upper Green Road and continue for about 0.3 miles and 3 Grange Cottages can be found on your left. From Tonbridge follow the A227 in a northerly direction towards Borough Green for about 3.7 miles until you see The Chaser Inn on your left. Here turn immediately right and continue for about 0.3 miles and 3 Grange Cottages can be found on your left. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains water, electricity & drainage. Oil fired central heating. - Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522 - Council Tax band: E (£2,598.56 for 2023/24) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.