Charming Victorian country cottage in heart of garden of Kent

Charming Victorian country cottage in heart of garden of Kent


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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

This characterful Victorian cottage is in a lovely situation close to many lovely country walks and has far-reaching views over the High Weald (area of outstanding natural beauty . It is also close to many castles and other attractions including the lovely Regency town of Tunbridge Wells (only 10 mins drive away) . Penshurst Place can be walked to in about fifeeen minutes, which has a great kids adventure playground and beautiful gardens in which to explore. The house has easy access to London, with a 40 minute train journey only a 15 minute drive away. It is a very pretty house with lots of lovely features and at wonderful 100ft garden. It is comfortably furnished with quality furniture and a stylish interior. Warm and cosy throughout the year. Downstairs, there are two reception rooms. A large woodburner features in the main living room, which has a 42" flat screen TV with cable TV, and a DVD machine. It has window seating overlooking the garden. The second living room is a music room/study with a piano and hi-fi. It also has comfortable seating and another flat screen TV. The cosy kitchen to the front has window seating looking out at the picture postcard view over the High Weald. It's also a perfect spot for watching our visiting bird friends whilst eating your breakfast. A large light conservatory provides a relaxing space overlooking the large and pretty garden. The garden has a lovely summer house, with plenty of kids toys. A trampoline provides extra fun for young ones. A downstairs bathroom completes the ground floor. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, and second bathroom. The master bedroom has an ensuite shower, and lovely views onto the garden. At night, the only noise is the owls. The second very light bedroom has far-reaching views over the weald. It has a single bed, but also has a trundle bed which would make it suitable for two children. Bedroom 3 has views over the trees and has a double bed. It's not huge, but it is very pretty. Bedroom 4 has a single bed, and lovely views over the garden. It is my six year old daughter's room. This is a quintessentially English country house with everything you need for a comfortable stay. It is very well positioned in that you are within easy reach of Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks, and a short drive from the Ashdown Forest (Winny the Pooh country). The delights of Sussex and Kent are all within a drive away, and the coast and Brighton can be reached in approx 1.5 hours. This is a very historic county, with country castles such as Hever, Chartwell, the Knoll, and Sissinghurst all within easy distance. There are sailing and watersports avaiable at Bewl Water, and hiking and cycling opportunities in the Bedgebury National Pinetum, where you can also have a go swinging through the trees. Come and explore Kent, the garden of England. There's simply loads to do and fun to be had!


More about us

  1. We are a family with two daughters aged 11 & 8

  2. Mike works for a charitable trust (ex foreign office diplomat), Connie works in holiday lettings

  3. We love our characterful home, the beautiful surrounding peace and countryside and its proximity to the lovely town of Tunbridge Wells, and nearby London

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
There's a great choice of wonderful gastro pubs within a short drive. We recommend the Spotted Dog, The Bottlehouse
Cool bars
Bar & Grill, Tunbridge Wells
Cozy cafés
Juliet's, Tunbridge Wells
Retail therapy
Old High St, Tunbridge wells
Bit of culture
Assembly Halls, Tunbridge Wells
Walks in the park
Penshurst Place
Spot of exercise
Walks, hikes, biking
Day tripping
Penshurst Place, Hever Castle, London

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