Kings Estates are proud to offer this immaculately presented 5-bedroom family home with garage and off-street parking, situated at the southern end of Calverley Park, only 500m from the mainline station and popular High Street with exclusive use and parking permit for Calverley Park.
DESCRIPTION Kings Estates are proud to offer this immaculately presented 5-bedroom family home with garage and off-street parking, situated at the southern end of Calverley Park, only 500m from the mainline station and popular High Street with exclusive use and parking permit for Calverley Park.
Calverley Park Cottage is believed to have been constructed as ancillary accommodation to the main house in the 1930's which was one of the last of the Decimus Burton designed Calverley Park villas.
The accommodation is very generous for a property of this type with unusually high ceilings and a wealth of character features. The house is immaculately presented and impressively combines the original period character with up to date contemporary décor. The cottage has been sympathetically updated to create comfortable, spacious and modern accommodation, whilst retaining its fundamental character and charm.
Calverley Park Cottage is Grade II listed and it adjoins the rear of number 24 Calverley Park with separate private access from Prospect Road.
The cottage boasts exclusive use and parking permit for Calverley Park, which is closed to the public every Sunday.
LOCATION Calverley Park was the first of the residential parks to be constructed in Tunbridge Wells in the early 19th century and its houses are considered to be one of the premier addresses in Tunbridge Wells. The road and park grounds immediately in front of the villas are still privately owned and controlled by a trust held by the Park residents.
Calverley Park Cottage is conveniently located in Tunbridge Wells town centre adjacent to Calverley Park and less than 500m from the mainline station and historic High Street. Tunbridge Wells mainline railway station has fast and frequent services to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street via London Bridge with journey times from 52 minutes.
There are many highly regarded schools in the area including Claremont Primary, which is very close, Grammar schools and other private, preparatory and primary. Tunbridge Wells also offers two theatres, restaurants and leisure facilities. The A21 can be accessed from Tunbridge Wells, linking to the M25 and all other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the coast.
ACCOMMODATION The cottage is elegantly presented with a number of exquisite features including exposed wide wooden floor boards, large paned windows with shutters, wood panel doors, picture rails and period style fittings giving a stylish contemporary finish. A mansard roof creates a number of high ceilings and well-proportioned accommodation creating a feeling of light and space.
To the ground floor there is a generous glazed entrance porch with useful hanging and storage space, a bespoke Harvey Jones kitchen / breakfast room with a comprehensive range of painted wooden units, butler style sink, five ring gas hob, integrated dishwasher and space for a fridge/freezer. Furthermore, there are two reception rooms, comprising a sitting room featuring a working fireplace with decorative tiled slips, slate hearth and wood surround, and an equally impressive dining room/study.
The first floor has been well designed and laid out with three good sized bedrooms all with built-in wardrobes and the master bedroom also boasts an en-suite shower room. The three bedrooms are well served by the well-appointed Victorian style family bathroom with wood panelled bath with shower over, WC and twin wash hand basins with marble topped vanity unit under. The lower ground floor level provides a further bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and separate dressing room which could also be used as a small fifth bedroom. The true beauty of the lower ground floor is that it has its only private entrance accessed from the side of the house, so it could be converted and used as a self-contained annex accommodation.
OUTSIDE Calverley Park Cottage is set back from the road and is fully enclosed by a sandstone wall with trellis above supporting many climbing shrubs including clematis and honeysuckle. The cottage is entered from Prospect Road through double wooden gates opening to a generous paved parking in front of the garage. There is also a South-West facing garden which is mainly laid to lawn and a terrace bordered by trees, shrubs and herbaceous plantings, including a pretty Acer tree. To the other side of the house there is a useful utility area for refuse and a shed.
OTHER INFORMATION Calverley Park Cottage is included in the Calverley Park Association which manages the upkeep of the Park and therefore enjoys the benefits of unrestricted access.
Planning Permission Ref:13/00305/LBC (expired - dated 10th April 2013). The property previously benefited from planning permission and Listed building consent to demolish the garage and erect a single storey extension to include alterations to the front porch.
Prospect Road is in Zone D with residents' parking only between 10am and 11am Monday to Saturday. Residents are entitled to apply to purchase two permits per household and up to 50 visitors' vouchers. Permits currently cost £80.00 each for 12 months (2018).