A fine handsome family home of immense character with a total of over 3,500 square feet being the major portion of a substantial detached house originally built in 1902 for a Doctor as his residence and surgery. In the 1960's it was divided into two units with 1a converted into two apartments, subsequently being purchased by the present owners in 1994 who have lovingly restored it back to a quite exceptional spacious family home yet retaining and highlighting the original features. The principal rooms all have a southerly aspect with the remainder facing west and east, some enjoying far reaching views towards the town outskirts, with many having the original fireplaces and ornate mantel surrounds. Further features include the original parquet flooring and doors, high ceilings and some picture rails as well as sealed unit double glazing, where specified, that was bespoke made in order to mirror the originals. The second floor has been redesigned so as to provide a very large master bedroom with shower room and further double bedroom/dressing room. It is considered that there is some further potential for conversion of the present three room cellar. In all this is a unique property with very distinctive elevations of a 'turret like' appearance in a highly sought after location and an early inspection is advised as properties of such individuality are seldom available.
Occupying a commanding and prominent position on the corner of Yardley Park Road and Shipbourne Road in a highly regarded residential area. The town centre with good range of shops including Waitrose and M&S Food Hall, variety of eateries as well as recreational facilities is within walking distance with the main line station for London and the South Coast being just over a mile. There is an abundance of Private and State schools in the immediate area including Tonbridge Public School, Hilden Grange and Hilden Oaks, Judd, Tonbridge Grammar for Girls, Somerhill and Slade and Woodlands Primary Schools. Sackville and Fosse Bank Schools are in nearby Hildenborough. A frequent bus service for the surrounding area stops close by. A One Stop convenience store as well as a parade of principally take away establishments is a few moments walk. The A21 and thence M25 can be accessed at the southern end of the town or alternatively at Morleys Roundabout which is about four miles.
Panelled Reception Hallway
Approached through the original ornate solid oak entrance door, this feature room provides a flavour of the rest of the property having a magnificent cast iron fireplace with ornate mantel surround and decorative poppy motif tiles, parquet flooring, whitened beam ceiling. Radiator.
Half Tiled Cloakroom
With low level WC, wash basin in vanity unit and cupboards under, heated towel rail, coloured stained glass window, patterned quarry tiled floor.
With cast iron and tiled fireplace having a decorative polished wood mantel surround, built in unit to side with display /book shelving and double cupboards under. Two radiators, wood flooring. Distinctive south and west facing sealed unit double glazed bay picture window incorporating door to patio and garden.
With tiled fireplace and hearth having an ornate mantel surround, wood flooring, radiator. South facing sealed unit double glazed picture bay window incorporating double doors to patio and garden.
With extensive range of fitted bookshelving, radiator, wood flooring, south facing sealed unit double glazed picture window.
With original stained glass window, double built in cupboard with cupboards over, radiator, high level shelf.
With plumbing for washing machine, high level shelving, patterned quarry tiled floor. Two Potterton Profile wall mounted gas fired boilers.
With one and a half bowl stainless steel single drainer sink inset to extensive work surface having drawers, cupboards and storage under with plumbing for dishwasher, wall cupboard and shelving unit over. Tiled recess for range style cooker, wall and floor cupboard. Further work surface with cupboards and drawers under, four wall cupboards over, ceramic tiled floor. Sealed unit double glazed doors to driveway.
Approached from the inner hall and providing two rooms, cupboard and a meter recess. It is considered that, subject to planning, there is some potential to convert this area to give additional space, if required.
Spacious First Floor Landing
Approached by a panelled ornate stairway through a half landing with picture window. Radiator, fitted book shelving and desk unit, double fitted shelved cupboard with cupboards under.
With two radiators, cast iron and tiled fireplace having decorative mantel surround, fitted floor to ceiling unit to both sides of fireplace having shelving and cupboards. Distinctive sealed unit double glazed turret effect bay picture window commanding some interesting views.
With radiator, fireplace (at present boarded over) and ornate mantel surround. South and East facing sealed unit double glazed windows.
With radiator, cast iron and tiled fireplace having decorative mantel surround. Built in wardrobe and shelving unit. South facing sealed unit double glazed window.
With radiator, cast iron and tiled fireplace. Built in double cupboard with cupboards over, additional corner shelved cupboard with cupboard over. Wash basin. Sealed unit double glazed windows.
With roll top bath on clawed feet, pedestal wash basin, pillar radiator, corner cast iron fireplace and mantel surround. Ceramic tiled floor, three quarter tiled walls to bath surround. Sealed unit double glazed window.
Half Tiled Separate Wc
With concealed cistern, wash basin in vanity unit with cupboards under, ladder style heated towel rail, ceramic tiled floor, sealed unit double glazed window.
Second Floor Landing
Approached by an attractive stairway through a half landing and having a deep walk in shelved linen cupboard.
An exceptionally spacious room with two radiators, cast iron fireplace, eaves storage cupboards. Feature dormer style picture window providing roof top views to South Tonbridge and beyond.
Inner Landing/Dressing Room
With two double built in wardrobe cupboards, access to roof area.
With radiator, Velux style window.
With a contemporary suite comprising wash basin. WC and concealed cistern, large shower cubicle with Aqualisa unit, ladder style heated towel rail. Sealed unit double glazed window.
The Mount is approached over an extensive gravelled parking and turning area, bounded by a well stocked bed and raised border (nb The driveway also provides a shared access to 1b, situated to the rear). The established enclosed garden is to the south facing front and is lawned surrounded by mature shrub, tree and plant borders. Quarry tiled patio areas. There is an additional area of garden to the side which measures about 120' in length by 42' leading from the front area being well enclosed by fencing, hedging and a brick wall to the rear and being laid as a continuation of the front lawn with a further wide variety of shrubs and trees . Greenhouse .Natural area with Timber Garden Shed.
Sold prices provided by Land Registry
20th Apr 2018