Originally understood to have been built as 2 cottages this beautifully appointed 4 bedroom detached house is built of mellow brick under a tiled roof and set in an elevated position within its own 2.4 acres of grounds in open countryside.
The house benefits from an abundance of light and a layout that creates great flow with the sitting room, dining room, playroom, kitchen and utility area being well connected to one another as well as via the central hallway. Upstairs is the master bedroom (with ensuite), three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. These are accessed via the central wrap-around landing that also provides in built storage and access to the eaves, over sailed by a roof light and exposed beams that offer good natural light and character.
The property also benefits from two unexpired planning permissions; the first proposes a two-storey dormer to create a new entrance arrangement on the west façade and a 2-storey side return on the north facade to create a new open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room with two large glazed doors to open onto the garden. Upstairs, an additional bedroom (en-suite) and new family bathroom are also proposed. The second planning permission enables much of the existing 4 bay garage to be used as a home office and gym (comprising shower room). These works have been partially completed to a good standard with the rear of the garage in use as a delightful home office.
Pond House has been well maintained by its current owners with all rooms painted in either Farrow and Ball or Little Greene, double glazed windows and LPG central heating system. An external 4g
Wi-Fi router is fitted to both the garage block and house to enable fast internet connection.
Situation & Location
The property is uniquely located being in a quiet rural position in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, while also being in short reach of local towns, villages and trains that offer fast journey times to London.
Situated down a quiet country lane, Pond House creates its own secluded environment from its own woodland that fronts Cuckoo Lane and through which the property is accessed via a private driveway. The house enjoys an appealing elevated position that affords lovely views from the principal rooms over its own grounds and the neighbouring countryside.
Pond House is located between the sought-after villages of Brenchley, Horsemonden and Lamberhurst while also being conveniently located for access to Royal Tunbridge Wells (7 miles) and Tonbridge (9 miles) via the A21, and a short drive also to Paddock Wood (5 miles).
The A21 is within ¾ mile and connects to the south coast, London and M25 motorway network.
The house is well served for mainlines services to London via:
• Paddock Wood – London Bridge taking from 41 minutes (5 miles/ 10 minute drive)
• Tonbridge – London Bridge taking from 33 minutes (9 miles/ 15 minute drive)
In addition there are a number of nearby footpaths that can be accessed for routes through the local Orchards and fields which offer stunning views and a good route to some great local pubs!
Accommodation - Ground Floor:
Sitting Room: Twin windows to front, bespoke fitted media cabinet and bookcase made by “Traditional Bespoke Furniture” extending to one wall, radiators, recessed fireplace with bressummer over and wood burner, low voltage spotlights.
Playroom/ Study: Vertical Radiator, twin windows to side, glazed door to front, triple doors to full height cupboard extending to one wall.
Dining Room: Dual aspect with 2 double radiators, glazed double doors to rear garden, three up/down lighters.
Kitchen/ Breakfast Room: Attractively fitted with a range of eye and base units in the shaker style including AEG appliances, granite work top incorporating one and a half full bowl single drainer sink with window above to rear garden. Worcester combi-boiler (2021), AEG Induction hob with extractor over, integrated dishwasher, deep pan draw, AEG oven and microwave (in housing unit), breakfast bar, tiled splash backs, dresser style area with cupboards over and integrated fridge freezer base units. Tiled flooring, double radiator, low voltage spotlights, dual aspect, stable-style door to rear garden.
Utility Room: Tiled Flooring, granite work surface incorporating glazed butler sink, base units, washing machine, provision for dryer, twin windows, vertical radiator, low voltage spotlights.
Cloakroom: Suite comprising low flush WC and wash basin, radiator, extractor, double door cupboard housing electric consumer unit and meter.
Inner Hall: Under-stair storage cupboard, tiled floor, turning stairs to
First Floor Landing: Attractive landing with exposed beams, Velux window to recess, access to eaves storage and shelving, hatch to loft space.
Master Bedroom: twin windows to front, radiators, fitted wardrobes accessed via three sets of double doors, further mirror fronted recessed wardrobe. Ensuite Shower Room (recently installed), Double shower with Burlington drencher and shower, Bert & May tiling to shower, Burlington WC, Neptune vanity unit with Cararra marble top, electric heated towel rail, extractor, oak flooring.
Bedroom 2: Dual aspect with window to rear and Velux to side, radiator, double doors to fitted wardrobe, areas of eaves storage accessed via two doors.
Bedroom 3: Dual aspect with window to rear and Velux to side, radiator, double doors to fitted wardrobe, areas of eaves storage via accessed via two doors.
Bedroom 4: Radiator, window to side, folding door to shelved airing cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder.
Family Bathroom: White suite with chrome fittings comprising vanity style wash basin with cupboards beneath, shaver socket, panelled bath with glazed screen and shower mixer above, low flush WC, ceramic tiling to three walls, towel rail, extractor.
Home Office (located at rear of garage block): (Recently installed) Large detached office space, triple aspect windows and door to side, kitchen style wooden worktops, single bowl sink, eye level units above housing consumer unit, base level units, integrated base level fridge/freezer, loft hatch above to storage space, wooden floors.
Outside: The house enjoys a delightful position being located fairly centrally and to the east of its 2.4 acres of grounds. There is a parking and turning area to the front and the driveway runs past the house to the garage and home office block to the rear of the property. There are formal areas of garden to the front and rear of the house and to the west a paddock with post and rail fencing to its perimeter, stable and adjacent field shelter with a water supply. The boundaries of the property are a mix of hedging, fencing and specimen trees.
Planning: Details of the planning permissions that have been granted (and unexpired) can be viewed at https://tunbridgewells.gov.uk/planning/applications/search These permissions are as follows:
Ref. No: 21/04044/FULL | Partial conversion of detached double garage to provide home office, gym and garden store
Ref. No: 19/03495/FULL | Proposed extensions to existing dwelling comprising a two-storey side extension, a first floor extensions adding dormers to the front and rear as a revised scheme to the previous approval (19/00497/FULL).
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