A unique opportunity. An important landmark attached Grade Two Listed property, part of which dates from the 16th century with a major portion being 18th century, having most appealing elevations in painted brick to the front with some tile hanging under a peg tiled roof to the rear. The Old Red House has been divided over the last twenty years so as to provide a very popular and successful licensed ninety seater Portugese Restaurant (now closed) with living accommodation above and an adjoining cottage to the rear having its own access off Church Street. The whole is now considered to be in need of improvement and updating but provides tremendous potential and a unique opportunity for continued use as at present or total conversion to a single dwelling or division into several units subject to planning. Many original features are in evidence internally including inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams, panelling and ornate main staircase. Externally there is a walled garden which can be approached through the delightful Vine Room. The whole is a very interesting property and therefore worthy of an early inspection.
The Old Red House appears to have been occupied during the 16th to 18th centuries by wealthy merchants when it was one dwelling, one of whom Ruben Colgate is thought to have a connection with the later toothpaste firm. More recently it has been an antiques shop and French restaurant before being purchased by the current owners.
Occupying a commanding position at the corner of Church Street and fronting the attractive Square being at the heart of this favoured village and active community which offers a full range of amenities including shops for every need, doctor and dental surgeries, library and primary school. Tonbridge, which is four miles, has good facilities including Waitrose, M&S Simply Food and Sainsburys, various eateries as well as a main line station with frequent service to London and the South Coast. The town also offers a wide range of private and state educational facilities. A regular bus service to Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kings Hill and the county town of Maidstone stops very close at hand. The surrounding area provides many footpaths through delightful countryside, farmland and orchards. Hadlow Agricutural College provides a farm shop, garden centre and dog grooming and is within very easy reach. There is also access to M20/26/25 within about six miles.
Beamed Entrance Hallway
With ceramic tiled floor. Lobby with quarry tiled floor and access to two cloakrooms both having radiators, low level WC, wash basin and quarry tiled floor.
With feature brick inglenook fireplace having an oak lintel, store cupboard and shelving, attractive cornicing, two tall part stained glass windows and shutters, decorative ceramic tiled floor. Fitted and equipped bar leading to a walk in wine store.
With radiators, glazed doors opening to front with external sun blind over, high beamed ceiling. Beamed opening to
Lower Dining Area
With fireplace and decorative cast iron grate and original mantel surround, corner cupboard.
With deep walk in storeroom.
Fully equipped for commercial use with ovens, grills, fridges and preparation/washing areas having sinks and drainers, cupboards. Ideal Logic wall mounted gas fired boiler for the main property. Tiled walls and quarry tiled floor, door to courtyard. Lobby with access to freezer store also housing the Ideal wall mounted gas fired boiler for the cottage use.
Adorned by established and prolific vines and having three radiators, ceramic tiled floor.Glazed double stable style doors opening to courtyard.
Split Level Panelled Landing
Approached by a feature original panelled staircase and giving access to
With two radiators, wood flooring and a high beamed vaulted ceiling.
With single stainless steel drainer sink unit inset to work top with cupboards under. Worktop to side with four ring gas hob and oven. Cupboards and drawers under, extractor hood and range of cupboards over, part tiled walls. Cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, whitened brick exposed chimney breast and high vaulted ceiling to pitched roof.
Long Upper Landing
With radiator. Separate WC with low level suite and wash basin in vanity unit, radiator.
With a very fine wood carved fireplace and cast iron grate, radiator. Deep walk in hanging and shelved wardrobe cupboard. En suite shower room with low level WC suite, wash basin in vanity unit
having cupboards under, shower cubicle. Fitted unit the length of one wall with wardrobe cupboards and mirrored sliding doors. Radiator.
With ladder access to roof space being boarded and providing a useful storage area with radiator and skylights.
With panelled bath, twin wash basins in vanity unit having cupboards and drawers under, tiled shower cubicle. Part tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor, radiator, high level stained glass window.
2, Church Street
Adjoining The Old Red House to the rear having it's own access but can also be approached from the main property.
With brick open fireplace, tiled hearth and exposed brick chimney breast, radiator, beamed ceiling. Beamed open screen to
With stainless steel sink unit with cupboards under, drawer unit. Work surface with cupboards, gas hob and oven/grill in cupboard housing.
With en suite shower room having low level WC suite, pedestal wash basin, fully tiled shower cubicle, radiator.
With double built in wardrobe cupboard and cupboards over.
With radiator, walk in storage cupboard. En suite bathroom with panelled bath, low level WC suite, pedestal wash basin, bidet, radiator. Linen cupboard with cylinder.
Garage with double doors, store room with double gates to front and open to rear. Utility room. Store. Separate WC. Walled garden laid to lawn with variety of trees and shrubs. Raised bed, waterfall and courtyard area partially covered with an old prolific vine.