- Stunning Detached Home
- Five Double Bedrooms
- Two En-Suite Bathrooms And Family Bathroom
- Three Reception Rooms
- Various Balconies
- Outdoor Pool With Outbuildings
- Double Garage
- Approx. Two Acre Plot Size
- Desirable Bidborough Borders Location
- Potential For Future Development (Subject To Planning)
Situated on the Southborough/Bidborough border in a highly desired residential street is this imposing, five double bedroom family home boasting approx. 4300 Sq/Ft and sitting on a large plot of approx. 2 acres. Outside the property benefits from a swimming pool, spacious gardens and double garage whilst the inside benefits from a gymnasium, multiple good sized reception rooms and three bathrooms. The large plot size would be attractive to developers looking to build an additional residential dwelling (subject to planning). Birchwood Avenue lies just South of the A21/M25 with nearby Tonbridge station providing regular links to the city by train.
A grand entrance hall immediately sets the tone for this unique detached family home with an all essential cloakroom located to the right hand side.
In front of you is a glass panelled door opening into the living room, itself approx. 13x33 ft. in size. A triple set of doors along with lots of windows run the length of the room giving stunning elevated views to the garden and access to the wrap around balcony. The South-Facing aspect means the room enjoys ample amounts of sunlight throughout the day.
Sitting adjacent to the living room is the beautiful kitchen/dining room, the lovely travertine flooring is a continuation from the entrance hall. The kitchen (of Woodwork Southborough) is made from solid oak and finished with delightful black granite work surfaces. Integrated items include the dishwasher, range oven, washing machine, tumble dryer along with 2 x fridge and freezer. For dining there’s plenty of space for a generous sized table- perfect for entertaining a large number of guests. Sliding doors behind the dining space open to the balcony where the views can be enjoyed whilst dining ‘al-fresco’ style.
Stairs from the hallway lead you to the study and continue down to the floor beneath where you will find all five bedrooms and family bathroom, all conveniently placed on the same level.
The principle bedroom is a fantastic size, situated to the rear of the house with fitted wardrobes and its own balcony and splendid views to the garden and surrounding woodland. An en-suite to the master is also a good size with a double width walk-in shower, WC and wash basin.
At the front of the floor is bedroom two, another good size with fitted wardrobes and an en-suite comprising walk-in shower, WC and wash basin.
The further three bedrooms all sit at the rear of the floor, each with a balcony overlooking the garden and woodland and each with fitted wardrobes. Bedroom three is a large double whilst bedrooms four and five are smaller double bedrooms.
Completing this floor is the family bathroom with quality fittings to include a bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
Stepping down to the ground floor you walk into a huge reception room which opens to the outdoor pool area. Currently used as a TV room it could easily lend itself as a games room/yoga studio etc. Being such a good size and with door direct to the pool area it would make an ideal party room for those summer months.
Sitting adjacent to this room you will find the gymnasium with space for a number of machines and with doors to the garden. The gym has fitted cupboards and space for a mounted TV.
The ground floor has two very useful fitted cupboards, one housing the electrics and the larger walk-in cupboard housing the mega flow tank and boiler with plenty of extra space for storage.
Outside you will find the south-facing gardens and pool/entertaining area. The plot in total is approx. 2 acres with the majority being useable garden space. Given the semi-rural location it’s extremely peaceful, despite being so close to amenities and transport links.
The outside pool has two good size adjacent patio areas, currently used for dining and lounging. The pool house contains the relevant pumps and has lots of storage offering great potential for changing rooms/sauna etc. Sitting behind the pool are the spacious lawns on two tiered levels. The boundary expands beyond the lawn into the surrounding forest. At the rear of the garden is the ‘Crown Pavilion’ gazebo sitting on a raised decking. Within is a circular seating area with central table and internal heating. Removal side panels ensure that this can be used in all seasons.
Access to the front of the house is via a side path which leads you to the bottom of the driveway. Here you will find the double electric garage, rendered in white like the house and with a mezzanine floor above for storage. Continuing up the driveway you will find the front entrance.
Tunbridge Wells is home to a number of well-regarded schools the closest ones being Southborough Primary and Bidborough Primary. Nearby Secondary schools include Skinners Grammar School, Tunbridge Wells Boys Grammar and Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar, (TWGGS). Aside from the Grammar schools, there are a number of other popular secondary choices including the Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, St Gregory's Catholic School and the Skinners Academy.
The house is well situated for a range of shops and services close by with many of the well-known high street retailers in the Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre. As well as the more individual independent shops and restaurateurs in both Tunbridge Wells High Street and Southborough High Street there is the historic Pantiles offering great places for both shopping and dining.
For leisure, Knights Park offers a multi-screen cinema complex, a bowling alley and health/fitness club for those looking for activities close by as well as a number of Parks and recreation grounds, the closest being Pennington Park, Southborough Common and The Ridgeway, all offering a range of activities depending on your preferences. Further facilities are available on the fringes of the town and in the surrounding countryside for a range of activities such as golf, cycling, horse riding, sailing and many others.
Transport links from Birchwood Avenue are excellent with Tonbridge Main Line Station approximately a five minute drive offering a regular service to London (to the North) and Hastings (to the South). Bus services run from London Road and go to Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks. The A21 is easily accessible just North of Southborough which gives access to the coast (to the South) and the M25 (to the North). Gatwick Airport is also within easy reach being around 25 miles away.