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Baths: 3
Roughway, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 See map

Lower Roughway is a stunning example of a characterful Grade II listed country residence of mixed ages, situated in a quiet, idyllic spot

Lower Roughway is a stunning example of a characterful Grade II listed country residence of mixed ages, situated in a quiet, idyllic spot, within an area of Metropolitan Green Belt in the much sought-after hamlet of Roughway. The bright, versatile and well-proportioned accommodation is arranged over three floors and is immaculately presented throughout, with character features at the forefront. Salient points include magnificent fireplaces, exposed ceiling timbers, multi-pane sash windows, a charming country kitchen, modern bathroom suites, eight bedrooms, ample parking and glorious walled gardens with a south-westerly aspect, amounting to about 1.1 acres. Also of note are the picturesque, far-reaching views and excellent road and rail links, with Plaxtol village, Borough Green station and Tonbridge town and station being within approx. 2 miles, 4 miles and 5.3 miles respectively.

The principal reception rooms comprise a trio of rooms, perfect for formal and informal entertaining and family living.

There is a dining hall with a striking inglenook fireplace and exposed ceiling timbers, a bright, double aspect drawing room with an attractive fireplace inset with a wood burning stove and access to the terrace, and a double aspect family room, also with a fireplace.

The charming double aspect kitchen/breakfast room has lovely views over the gardens and is well-equipped with a range of Shaker-style wall and base units, an Aga and other integral appliances.

An adjoining utility/boot room with access to outside provides further storage space, a secondary sink, room for appliances and a cloakroom.

From the entrance hall, a staircase descends to the cellar, encompassing a wine cellar and boiler room.

Arranged over the first floor are six bedrooms, five with fitted wardrobes and one with access to the attic, two well-appointed shower rooms and a family bathroom.

A further staircase ascends to the second floor and two further bedrooms, each with access to attic rooms, which provide excellent storage.

Lower Roughway is accessed over a shared private drive leading to the parking area, with space for multiple vehicles. Areas of manicured lawn are enclosed by established evergreen hedging, with a central path leading to the front door, accessed via a wrought iron gate and deep borders, well-stocked with seasonal perennials. At the rear is a woodstore, a large garden store and workshop.

The gardens amount to about 1.1 acres and feature a wide variety of planting with a south-westerly aspect, creating a magnificent backdrop and a high degree of privacy. The rear elevations are adorned with wisteria, with a terrace to enjoy the superb rural views and al fresco entertaining. Swathes of manicured lawn expand to the south, interspersed by fruit trees and with deciduous, specimen and evergreen trees to the boundaries.

Agent note: Photographs taken in July 2022.

Local Shopping: Plaxtol village (2 miles) has a village shop, public house and primary school and General Store/Post Office. Kings Hill offers supermarkets, other shops and restaurants. Hadlow offers good local amenities catering for everyday needs including post office, greengrocers, bakers and pharmacy; it also has a primary school, doctors, dentist, and library.

Comprehensive Shopping: Tonbridge (5 miles), Sevenoaks (8.6 miles), Tunbridge Wells (12.2 miles) and Bluewater (22.3 miles).

Mainline Rail Services: Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks to London Bridge/Cannon Street/Charing Cross. West Malling and Borough Green stations to London Victoria/London Bridge/Ashford International.

Primary Schools: Mereworth, Hadlow, Shipbourne and Plaxtol.

Secondary Schools: Judd Boys Grammar, Tonbridge Girls Grammar and Weald of Kent Girls Grammar School in Tonbridge. Skinners School and Tunbridge Wells Girls and Boys Grammar Schools in Tunbridge Wells.

Private Schools: The Preparatory Schools at Somerhill, Hilden Oaks and Hilden Grange in Tonbridge. Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Public Schools.

Leisure Facilities: Nizels Golf and Fitness centre in Hildenborough. Poult Wood Golf Club, Tonbridge. Also in Tonbridge are outdoor and indoor swimming pools, the Angel Leisure Centre and a range of sporting clubs which include rugby, football, baseball, swimming and sailing. David Lloyd Tennis & Fitness Club at Kings Hill.

All distances are approximate.

Square Footage: 4,488 sq ft

1.1 Acres

From Sevenoaks follow the A25 in an easterly direction passing through Seal Chart. Pass the Amherst Inn on the right and turn right towards Ivy Hatch along Coach Road. Proceed through the village towards Shipbourne and at the ‘T’ junction turn right onto the A227. Continue along this road into Shipbourne. Upon reaching Shipbourne Green turn left onto Upper Green Road, opposite The Chaser public house on the right. Continue along this lane which becomes Reeds Lane then bear left onto Hamptons Road. At the crossroads tune left onto Dunks Green Road then turn right onto Roughway Lane at The Kentish Rifleman. Continue for about 0.8 miles where the drive leading to Lower Roughway will be found on the right hand side.

Additional Info
Oil fired central heating. LPG gas. Mains drainage.

Listed: June 18, 2024
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ID: 57063212


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