A deceptively spacious attached house understood to have been built in 1992 in keeping with the adjoining impressive Victorian country mansion that was skilfully converted at the same time into mainly prestigious apartments.
Birch Grove has many fine features blending a period feel with contemporary including coved ceilings, part panelled walls, sealed unit double glazing, well appointed kitchen as well as a south facing balcony to the master bedroom. There are en suite shower rooms to two of the bedrooms with potential for the other as well (see below) and a through sitting room and dining room with a total length of nearly 30' ideal for entertaining. The location as described below is quite outstanding and is another of the many selling points.
Occupying a delightful location on the rural outskirts of the town, the centre of which is about three miles and provides good shopping including Waitrose, many coffee houses, bars and eateries. The main line station is a slightly longer distance and provides a frequent service to London and the South Coast. Local shops in York Parade which is about one and a half miles as well as in Plaxtol and Hadlow being three and two and a half miles respectively. Shipbourne, with the renowned Chaser Public House, Primary School and Village Green, is about one and a half miles. Sevenoaks is about eight miles.
There is an extensive range of private and state schools in the immediate area including Hilden Grange and Hilden Oaks Preparatory, Tonbridge Public School as well as The Judd School, Tonbridge Grammar, Weald of Kent, Hayesbrook and Hillview School for Girls at the southern area of the town. The A21 and then M25 is within easy reach. Excellent recreational pursuits in the surrounding area including golf, swimming and various health clubs together with some lovely countryside walks.
Enclosed Entrance Porch
Approached through a stone square arch and having a quarry tiled floor.
With radiator having a decorative cover, deep walk in understairs cupboard with hot water cylinder. Attractive part panelled wall.
With wash basin in vanity unit having two double cupboards under, low level WC suite, radiator.
With a feature fireplace having a carved wooden mantel surround and inset gas coal and log effect fire in a wrought iron style basket with carved fireback and hearth, shelving in attractive archway with shelving and cupboards under to side. Glazed double doors to courtyard.
Archway opening to
South Facing Dining Room
With radiator having a decorative cover.
Well Appointed Kitchen
With range of limed oak units comprising a Villeroy and Boch one and a half bowl single drainer sink inset to top having cupboard, storage space and plumbing for washing machine, integral dishwasher. Work top with four ring ceramic electric hob inset with cupboards and drawers under, wall cupboards and concealed extractor hood over. Integral fridge with freezer under and cupboard over. Further worktop and cupboard over housing the Vaillant wall mounted gas fired boiler, wall cupboard and open shelving, cupboards and drawers under. Oven/grill and a microwave in cupboard housing, glazed display cupboard. Marble type top with cupboards and drawers under, radiator. Glazed door to courtyard.
First Floor Landing
With radiator having a decorative cover.
With radiator having a decorative cover, floor to ceiling built in unit occupying the length of one wall comprising three double and a single wardrobe cupboards. Glazed double doors to south facing enclosed balcony.
En suite shower room with a good sized walk in tiled shower cubicle and Aqualisa unit, twin wash basins in vanity unit with cupboards under and mirrors over, low level WC suite, radiator.
With radiator, two fitted double wardrobe cupboards. Arch opening to dressing room/study with radiator, fitted shelving. Nb This room retains a door to the landing and therefore could be converted to a further bedroom if required or provide an en suite facility to the existing bedroom.
With panelled bath, wash basin in vanity unit having cupboards under, low level WC suite.
Second Floor Landing
With deep shelved airing cupboard having electric tubular heaters.
With two radiators, built in shelved cupboard. Dual aspect Velux windows. Loft ladder access to roof space.
En suite shower room with tiled shower cubicle and Aqualisa unit, pedestal wash basin, low level WC suite, radiator. Velux windows
Dene Park is approached over a long sweeping driveway bounded by woodland with impressive wrought iron entrance gates, by the gatekeepers lodge, with video/telephone entry system.
There is a gravelled and paved two car parking area to the side of Birch Grove with a gate providing an additional access to the paved courtyard with a flight of steps to a well stocked shrub area. A good sized garage with an automatic up and over door is situated at the end of a nearby block.
The communal grounds, which extend to about four acres, are maintained to a high specification by the resident groundsman and are a feature having expansive lawns and borders as well as a tennis court for residents use only.
There is an Annual Service Charge to Dene Park Estate Limited, currently just under £3,000 up to March 2020, to include all expenses for the grounds maintenance as well as electricity for the common areas and window cleaning.