*Guide Price £1,000,000 to £1,100,000* A delightful four-bedroom detached family home surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside in this area of outstanding natural beauty. The property (built in 1995) offers an impressive 2500 sq/ft to include a detached double garage, large garden and simply stunning views of Penshurst Place Estate, the Medway Valley and beyond. Penshurst is a village full of royal history, with Penhsurst Place most notably used as a hunting lodge by Henry VIII. Aside from its history Penshurst is a friendly, community and a conservation village boasting a church, tea room, post office, garage, doctor’s surgery, public house and a monthly held award-winning local farmers market. Nearby Penshurst , Cowden and Hildenborough train stations offer links to London City whilst highly regarded primary schools can be found in Penshurst, Fordcombe, & Chiddingstone and this property lies within the catchment area of many of Kent’s top Grammar Schools in Royal Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
Set back from the road behind a screen of hedgerows and gravelled driveway sits this charming family home designed and built for the current owners. The exterior is a mixture of exposed brickwork and Kentish peg tiles whilst the lovely external woodwork adds to the character.
A striking entrance hall with a vaulted ceiling immediately gives the ambience for this wonderful family home with the lovely solid wood staircase taking you to the first floor. From the hallway on your right are double glass panel doors opening into the living room.
The triple aspect living room is a generous size and allows plenty of space for socialising and entertaining. A stunning inglenook fireplace with in-built multi fuel wood burner and exposed beams add warmth and character to this lovely room. Double doors and windows not only look out onto the pretty rear garden but also allow you to enjoy the stunning views this homes’ location has to offer.
Carrying on down the hallway you will find the kitchen/breakfast room positioned to your right. The kitchen comprises cupboards of solid oak with beautiful contrasting black granite work surfaces. The double sink is placed beneath the window allowing the stunning views to be taken in. A central island houses the four-ring ceramic hob with suspended extractor above as well as a microwave. Also included with the kitchen is a fitted NEFF dishwasher and NEFF fan oven/grill. To the right-hand side is plenty of space for a small table, ideal for day to day dining.
An archway from the kitchen leads you to the utility room where there is space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The utility room has a fitted cupboard housing the pressurised water tank along with extra work tops and a pretty butler sink. A door from the utility takes you to the rear garden.
For more formal entertaining/dining you have the separate dining room, thoughtfully placed opposite the kitchen with lovely solid oak flooring and quite easily accommodating a table and six chairs.
Reception three/bedroom four is currently used as a cinema room but could easily fit a double bed or otherwise would make an ideal play room or home office.
Completing the ground floor, you will find the cloakroom with wash basin, WC and obscure glazed window.
Climbing the staircase leads to the first floor with vaulted ceiling with roof lights and open galleried landing looking over the spacious entrance hall.
Situated to the left is the principle bedroom with its en-suite bathroom and walk in study/dressing room. The bedroom itself is a really good size with rear aspect window overlooking the garden and Penshurst Place Estate and a Velux window that adds extra natural light into the room. As well as ample space for wardrobes the bedroom also benefits from useful fitted eaves storage. From the bedroom there is a separate room currently used as a home office, but ideal as a walk-in dressing room. In addition, the master bedroom benefits from a large en-suite bathroom comprising a Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
Bedrooms two and three are both double bedrooms. The larger of the two sits at the rear and has a dormer window enjoying the lovely elevated view over the Penshurst Place Estate farmland and plenty of space for wardrobes/furniture. Bedroom three sits to the front and like the second bedroom provides plenty of wardrobe/furniture space and has a dormer window allowing plenty of light.
Completing the first floor is the family bathroom. Included is a walk in shower, bath, WC and wash basin. The bath has been carefully positioned beneath the Velux window, ideal for star-gazing whilst enjoying a night time soak!
Oakdene sits on an impressive plot with plenty of space to the front, rear and side of the property. A gravelled driveway provides lots of parking and turning space. A separate brick-built cavity-walled double garage with electric up and over door provides an additional two parking spaces. Subject to the necessary consents, the garage provides great conversion potential.
Access to the rear garden is available via both sides of the house. To the right is a spacious area of lawn that could easily lend itself to an extension to the main house (subject to planning). Continuing down you reach the main garden to the rear.
A raised patio is accessible from the house from the living room and utility room. Running the length of the property it makes a fantastic space for entertaining or outdoor dining whilst taking in the wonderful unspoilt views. Beyond the raised patio is the main garden which is laid to lawn with pretty shrubs and bushes adding both privacy and colour. A large alarmed outbuilding to the left of the garden is fully fitted as a workshop and with an electrical supply could easily become whatever you please. A further Children’s “Wendy house” can be found neatly tucked behind the greenery towards the bottom of the garden. Beyond the garden itself behind a low sitting fence are agricultural grounds belonging to the Estate of Penshurst Place.
Council Tax Band E
BT Fibre Broadband is available
Oakdene sits in an enviable position on the outskirts of Penshurst village, famous for its ancestral home, Penshurst Place, which was once owned by Henry VIII. The village is within an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by some of the area’s most beautiful countryside. The village itself offers an array of amenities including a church, doctor’s surgery, tea room and the popular Leicester Arms Pub/Restaurant. Other points to note are the regular farmers markets and cricket matches, held on one of the country’s oldest cricket grounds.
For education the village has its own Primary School, while Fordcombe and Chiddingstone also have highly regarded Primary Schools. Both Tonbridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells offer highly regarded Boys/Girls Grammar schools along with many well respected private schools for all ages.
Penshurst train station is approximately 2 miles away, where links take you to the city (London Bridge) in just over the hour. Approximately 4.3 miles away you will find Hildenborough train station, where trains take you to London Charring Cross and Cannon Street in around 40 minutes. A bus stop outside the entrance to Latymers provides a regular service to Tunbridge Wells, ideal for those needing the station or for children getting to school.