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16.77 acres, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, TN3, Kent
Sold (STC) - Guide Price £3,950,000


  • 6 bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 16.77 acres
  • Period
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • Rural
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court

There is a fine quality running throughout Court Lodge. It is a wonderful Grade II* listed house which has been cherished and enhanced by its current owners. It commands an idyllic, elevated position allowing full enjoyment of its beautiful south facing gardens and grounds.

The main house is constructed in an L-shape, of brick, exposed timbers and part tile-hung elevations under a tiled roof. The accommodation is arranged over two floors and extends to over 6,000 sq. ft with superb ceiling heights throughout. Today it still maintains its character, while being sensitively adapted for modern-day living. The arrangement of the accommodation can be found on the floor plan within the brochure. Of particular note are the open truss vaulted timber ceilings found in many first floor rooms, providing a lovely feeling of space and grandeur. The main reception rooms are beautifully presented and face south, providing light and views over the gardens. There is a good balance between formal and informal areas making it ideal for both entertaining and family living.

On the first floor, the bedrooms have been positioned to exploit the views over the gardens and grounds. There is a generous principal suite with dressing room and bathroom. There are five further bedrooms served by three bathrooms, all of a consistently good size.

The quality of the property extends throughout the gardens and grounds, which have been enhanced substantially over the years and complement the house well. To the east of the house is a timber framed garage and workshop
together with a separate studio, which has recently been refurbished and could be put to a variety of uses including gym or secondary accommodation subject to the necessary consents. Accessed from the south of the house are the upper and lower terraces, ideal for entertaining and alfresco dining. Each area of the garden has been carefully designed, bringing a richness of colour and interest. Specific areas include a parterre garden, Japanese knot garden and an abundance of beautiful herbaceous borders, with toparied box and yew hedging, providing further structure. The gardens include all the amenities associated with country living including a swimming pool with pool house, a hard tennis court and large lawned area. There is also a substantial pond with surrounding rock garden, which can be enjoyed from several seating spots, and a woodland area. The gardens also benefit from a pumped irrigation system which utilises natural rain and spring water. To the northern side of the lane is an additional paddock down to pasture, suitable for the grazing of horses or livestock. In all the gardens and grounds extend to 16.77 acres.

Tunbridge Wells 4 miles (London Bridge 50mins/London Charing Cross 55 minutes), Tonbridge 9 miles, Hildenborough Station 9 miles (London Charing Cross 34 minutes), Gatwick airport 9.5 miles, Central London 48.2 miles, M25 (J5) 26 miles (Distances and times are approximates)

Court Lodge is ideally positioned to the western edge of Groombridge village, enjoying both the privacy of a country house and the sense of community of a village house. Groombridge is an eminently popular village situated just four miles to the south west of Tunbridge Wells. It retains many valuable village amenities, such as a post office, baker, convenience store, two public houses, doctors surgery and St. Thomas's Primary School.

The property provides an excellent base for many schools for all age groups. Local preparatory schools include Holmwood House, Ashdown House, Brambletye and New Beacon. Independent secondary schools include Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Mayfield, Worth Abbey and Benenden. There is also Tunbri

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