A Charming Farmhouse And Outbuildings In A Unique Location

Reynolds Lane, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
GBP|1650000GBP £1,650,000USD $2,211,826
MLS SVN130216
Web code HKZL
Status Active

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Total Beds
5

Overview

Smockham Farmhouse is a stunning Grade II listed property. It is situated in an idyllic, hidden valley two miles from the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells. The house is in need of modernisation and updating but does present an exceptional opportunity to acquire an outstanding country home, whilst remaining within easy striking distance of the town centre. Smockham is believed to be the longest surviving name of a property in Tunbridge Wells with references dating back to 1191.The construction is of brick elevations partially relieved by tile hanging under pitched tiled roofs.The flexible, light-filled accommodation enjoys picturesque views over the...

surrounding countryside and gardens. The property offers a wealth of retained period features including exposed beams, sash windows, original wooden floors and fireplaces including an impressive inglenook with a wood burner in the principal reception room. The farmhouse kitchen has a delightful double aspect with plenty of working surfaces, cupboards and views over the garden. The reception rooms and bedrooms are generously proportioned with good ceiling heights. There exists Listed Building Consent for alterations under reference 21/03039/4 and 21/03040/LBC. This is for the addition of two further bedrooms, a bathroom and games room in the extensive attic space, together with permission for the implementation of en-suite facilities on the first floor.  Standing on a hillside, affording wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Smockham Farm is approached over a driveway providing parking for multiple vehicles. At the front, a lawned garden is enclosed by low-level walling with iron railings and a flight of steps where the handrail rises to a wooden Tuscan porch and the front door.The garden is laid mainly to lawn, bordered by mature shrubs and trees, abutting open farmland and also featuring a paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. At the North East edge of the property are three outbuildings of brick and stone, two of which are weatherboard clad. These were traditional, formal stables, pigsties and a store. All three offer a great deal of potential for additional development and use. In all approx 0.71 acres.

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