An opportunity to purchase a fabulous four double bedroom detached period farmhouse with over 3300 sq.ft of accommodation. Situated in a rural yet not isolated farm hamlet with grounds extending to 4.23 acres. Local amenities and a mainline railway station are only a short drive away with the property offered to the market with no forward chain.
Park Farm House combines two periods in history with what is believed to be an Early Stuart rear farmhouse with exposed timbers and beams to the later addition of a Victorian frontage providing high ceilings and picture windows. This character family home has three flexible reception rooms with the addition of a study, large walk-in pantry and a utility/cloakroom. In addition to four large double bedrooms are two unconverted attic rooms which could provide further double bedrooms subject to individual needs.
Externally the grounds wrap around the property with a southerly open aspect and include a detached double garage, detached outbuilding with potential to develop and a hard tennis court. The grounds are mainly laid to lawn interspersed with trees and shrubs with a large duck pond.
THE PROPERTY:To the rear of the property is an entrance porch/boot room which is more commonly used as the main access but there is a formal front door to the Victorian portion of the building. The rear porch leads into a large entrance hall which continues through the centre of the property and back to the front door. From the entrance hallway are doors to the ground floor accommodation and a turned staircase to the first floor landing. The rear of the property is believed to date from The Early Stuart period and comprises on the ground floor; kitchen, breakfast room leading into a modern orangery, study, large walk-in pantry, utility/cloakroom and within the later Victorian portion is a sitting room and dining room. The kitchen has a double aspect and stable doors to the rear garden with a vaulted ceiling. There is a comprehensive range of wall, base and drawer units with a double bowl stainless steel sink set into the worktop. There is space for an electric cooker with an extractor fan above and space for a freestanding fridge/freezer. The breakfast room houses the floor mounted oil fired boiler which is set within a chimney breast and has an Aga to one side. The breakfast room offers an open plan layout leading into the modern orangery extension. There is a triple aspect over the garden and a central sky light creating a light and airy versatile family space where old meets new. The study, pantry and utility/cloakroom can all be modernised or converted to suit individual needs. To the front of the property is the sitting room and dining room which enjoy the Victorian splendour of high ceilings and large picture windows. There is an open fireplace in the sitting room with a wood burner inset and a brick surround fireplace in the dining room with a solid fuel Rayburn.
On the first floor are four large double bedrooms and a family bathroom with a shower and a separate wc. There are also stairs to two unconverted attic rooms via bedroom four. The master bedroom has a double aspect with a large bay window overlooking the garden and enjoys far reaching countryside views beyond. Bedroom two has two built in wardrobes and a side aspect. Bedroom three has a double aspect and currently incorporates a corner shower cubicle and a pedestal wash hand basin. Bedroom four enjoys the same aspect over the garden as the master bedroom and has a built in wardrobe to one corner. There is a door way leading to a second floor with two unconverted attic rooms which could provide further accommodation subject to individual needs. Access to this staircase could be partitioned across the back of the bedroom to create an internal corridor if preferred.
GARDENS & GROUNDS:The property can be accessed via Queen Street or Willow Lane but more commonly used is Queen Street. A five bar gate opens into a large driveway leading to the rear of the property. The total plot is about 4.23 acres with the land being a real feature of the property enjoying an open southerly aspect. Close to the house is a large detached garage and a detached outbuilding incorporating a single garage to one end with two internal work space/store rooms and offers potential to develop subject to the necessary permissions. Beside the drive is a large pond surrounded by mature trees with an area of garden to the far side which then amalgamates into the main plot and continues to wrap around the property. Beside the rear entrance porch is a partition wall with a gate leading into an enclosed walled garden area with access to the kitchen and has a green house and vegetable garden to the far end. This area of garden is screened my mature trees and hedging with an opening in the hedge line to the main garden which continues to a hard tennis court to one corner. The majority of the remaining land is interspersed with trees and shrubs with a more open area of paddock to the eastern boundary. The land offers versatility to be used for equestrian purposes with space for stabling.
Services: Oil fired central heating, mains electricity and water supply with private drainage services connected but not tested.
Local authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Council tax: Band G
EPC: F (28)
VIEWING: To confirm directions and book your viewing strictly by appointment only with the agents call: Paddock Wood Office: 01892 832325.
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