A substantial Grade II listed detached property with the benefit of an attached 2 bedroom cottage
Dating back to 1860, Summerhill House is a fine example of a double-fronted Victorian residence offering immaculately presented living space arranged over four floors. It enjoys a pleasing view over the Common to the front and in addition to the main house, there is ancillary accommodation in the form of an attached cottage, with its own private entrance and parking.
The property has been beautifully refurbished and conveys a sense of calm and tranquillity throughout, with a neutral colour palette, high ceilings and numerous windows, all combining to enhance the light and space. The property provides flexible accommodation and features include attractive fireplaces, stripped wooden flooring, bay windows, sash windows, plantation style window shutters, decorative architraving, moulded cornicing and ceiling roses.
Entered via a portico with a cast iron balcony above, the welcoming reception hall features a sweeping staircase and creates a striking first impression. The ground floor benefits from four reception rooms and boasts an impressive kitchen/breakfast room, extensively fitted with a range of natural limed units, a large island, Italian natural limestone worksurfaces and numerous integral appliances; double doors provide access to the walled rear garden. Adjoining the kitchen is a useful walk-in pantry and located off the reception hall is a cloakroom. There is programmable Rako lighting to the front porch, all hallways in the main house and kitchen, adjoining reception room and master bedroom suite.
On the first floor is the sumptuous master suite comprising of a bedroom with a bay window, an extensively fitted dressing room and a spacious bathroom. There are two further en suite bedrooms on this floor. On the top floor there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a shower room and a study, which could be an additional bedroom.
The lower ground floor comprises of a cinema room, a games room, a wet room, a laundry room and a gardeners WC. There are 2 independent entrances to this floor and most rooms benefit from under-floor heating.
The adjacent cottage enjoys its own private entrance, although it may be accessed from within the main house if required, and provides excellent guest/staff accommodation.
The ground floor is arranged to provide a sitting room with a wood-burning stove, kitchen and cloakroom and there are two bedrooms (1 en suite) and a shower room on the upper floor.
Set back from the road, behind hedge-lined wrought-ironing railings, Summerhill House is approached via a carriage driveway that provides ample off-road parking. To the rear of the house is a walled garden, laid to lawn and containing a paved patio area, perfect for entertaining and relaxation. A spur off the driveway, leads along the side of the house to the Cottage entrance and continues on to The Coach House, which is under separate ownership and has a Right of Way for access over Summerhill Houses driveway.
Summerhill House enjoys an enviable position opposite Tunbridge Wells Common and is within striking distance of the High Street, the historic Pantiles and mainline station. The town offers an extensive range of shopping amenities, restaurants, bars and recreational facilities, including theatres, a cinema complex and golf courses.
For the commuter, rail services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street are available at Tunbridge Wells station and the A26/A21 provides access to the M25 and the national motorway network with connections to Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the Channel Tunnel and ferry ports.
Educational opportunities in the area are excellent and include numerous highly regarded schools in both the state and private sectors including grammar schools, Holmewood House and Rose Preparatory Schools, and public schools in Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.
From the Pantiles roundabout at the junction of the A26 and A267, proceed North on the A26 towards Tonbridge and continue across the Common to the traffic lights. Turn right into Church Road then immediately left into the Inner London Road. The entrance gates to Summerhill House will be found a short distance along on the right hand side.Read all
- 5 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Games room
- Cinema room
- Shower room, cloakroom
- 7/8 Bedrooms
- 3 Ensuite bathrooms
- 5 Further bathrooms
- Cottage with reception room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
- EPC rating 'C
- Map & Street View
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