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Property details

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 2 reception rooms

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  • Freehold

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Description

Description

Have you ever wanted to build your own home?

Woodland House provides the ideal opportunity! This unique project is designed around an existing woodland garden with an emphasis on light & green credentials. The accommodation is approximately 215m2 with a detached garage of 58m2 providing 4/5 spacious bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and numerous reception areas. It is conveniently located at the end of the popular Sandown Park, about 2.3 miles east of Tunbridge Wells town centre and stations.

Tree Led Design
The design has been very much tree-led, that is to say that every element responds to the beautiful mature trees within the site. The building nestles in-between these trees and the circulation through both the building and around the site creates a series of moments of containment and exposure to the surrounding woodland.

The layout of the house is very introspective, creating views within the woodland garden and keeping the gaze away from neighbouring homes. Communication is set up between the pavilion elements of the dwelling both visually and physically through the internal circulation through the house organised around open courtyards and specifically placed windows.

Skylights open up views to the canopies, with large glazed openings to the south, whilst slot windows frame specific key views - from the living room to the north woodland and from the snug across the courtyard towards the dining room.

Sustainable Design
The proposed dwelling has its living spaces orientated to the south, to maximise on passive solar gain, a planted brise-soleil (coupled with the natural shading from the overhead tree canopies) will prevent overheating in the summer months.

The proposed structure is a simple timber frame, heavily insulated and clad with larch. The larch will be left to naturally silver and blend with the existing tones of the trees within the woodland garden. The roof is to be clad in standing seam metal to provide a robust barrier and the pitched roofs serve to shed leaf fall and deflect any stray twigs or branches.

The proposed dwelling is fossil fuel free and an air-source heat pump is proposed to underfloor heating and for hot water requirements. High levels of insulation and double glazed window units will ensure heat-loss is kept to a minimum, mechanical ventilation was considered, but instead trickle vents and natural purge ventilation has been opted for. The suitability of solar panels will be explored, but due to the shaded nature of the site this may not be efficient.

Location

About 2.3 miles east of Tunbridge Wells town centre and stations

Knights Park (2.6 miles) has a multi-screen cinema, health and fitness club, restaurants and a bowling alley.

Dunorlan Park is just over a mile away with a lake and grounds of approximately 78 acres.

There are many highly-regarded private and state schools in the area, including The Skinners' Academy in Sandown Park and Kent grammars in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.

High Brooms station is about 2.3 miles, with services to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street and Tonbridge about 5.5 miles via the A21.

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Local Amenities

  • High Brooms 1.2 miles
  • Tunbridge Wells 2 miles
  • Oakley School (SEN) 0.3 miles
  • Skinners' Kent Academy 0.5 miles

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Local Amenities

  • High Brooms 1.2 miles
  • Tunbridge Wells 2 miles
  • Oakley School (SEN) 0.3 miles
  • Skinners' Kent Academy 0.5 miles
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Sold prices provided by Land Registry
17th Oct 2020 £450,000 Price reduced by £50,000
4th Sep 2020 £500,000 First listed

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