The Old Institute, The Green, Langton Green
The Green, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 0JB,
A truly beautiful 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom period conversion overlooking The Green in Langton. The current owners have undertaken a tasteful refurbishment throughout and have remained true to the building’s Edwardian roots by retaining many original features. An absolute gem of a property.
- A most successful conversion in the heart of desirable Langton Green.
- Over 2,000 sq. ft. of stylish living accommodation arranged over 3 floors.
- 3 bedrooms and 3 luxurious en-suite bathrooms.
- Impressive bespoke kitchen with designer features and quartz worktops.
- Fabulous 25’ double aspect reception room with original cast iron fireplace.
- High specification throughout, including designer wallpaper and luxurious carpeting.
- State of the art cinema room and kitchenette on lower ground floor.
- Stylish garden with contemporary fencing, feature lighting and outdoor kitchen.
- Gravel driveway with off-street parking for 3 vehicles.
- Enviable location overlooking The Green and within walking distance of all village amenities.
DescriptionThe Old Institute is a stunning 3-bedroom home in the heart of the charming village of Langton Green. Built in 1907, it has formerly been used as a nursery school, community centre and snooker hall. The current owners’ sympathetic and tasteful refurbishment has successfully blended a luxurious, contemporary style with the building’s original Edwardian origins. Arranged over 3 floors with 3 bedrooms, 3 en-suite bathrooms, large reception room with dedicated dining area, a bespoke kitchen and an impressive cinema room, this house has so much to offer. A truly remarkable home which also benefits from off-street parking and a professionally designed rear garden with outdoor kitchen.
Ground FloorThe main door opens to the welcoming entrance hall laid with Italian porcelain tiles and underfloor heating. With 12’ ceilings, many of the building’s original doors and wonderful Edwardian bay windows, there is a great sense of space, light and history throughout. Double doors to the right lead to the impressive, double-aspect 25 ft. reception room, which has a raised dining area, floor lighting and an original cast iron fireplace in full working order. The large bay to the front offers glorious views over The Green and both windows are fitted with stylish plantation shutters which feature in most rooms in this fabulous property. The porcelain tiles continue through to the light and airy kitchen at the rear which has been beautifully designed with gloss white cabinetry, quartz worktops and fully integrated appliances. With underfloor heating, space for casual dining and overlooking the attractive rear garden, this is delightful room in which to cook or relax with family and friends. There is also a utility area with complementary, full height storage units and an external door to the rear garden. An elegant guest cloakroom and cloaks cupboard complete the ground floor of this unique residence.
Upper FloorsA carpeted staircase with feature lighting leads up to the first-floor landing with the original high-level windows on the stairwell. The master suite is positioned at the front of the house and also enjoys the splendid views over The Green. The bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a dedicated dressing area with fitted wardrobes. The most impressive en-suite bathroom is luxuriously appointed including an Italian stone resin freestanding bath and co-ordinating basins, feature lighting, glass walled walk-in shower, and underfloor heating. Bedroom 2 is used as a dressing room by the current owners, with hand painted bespoke fitted wardrobes offering extensive clothes and accessory storage. This lovely room overlooks the garden and has its own bathroom with shower, sink over vanity and WC. Bedroom 3 sits to the side of the house and also benefits from a stylish en-suite with Porcellonsa tiles, underfloor heating and elegant sanitaryware. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated in neutral tones with the attractive plantation shutters on all windows.
Lower Ground FloorA carpeted staircase from the hallway leads down to the impressive cinema room on the lower ground floor. Atmospherically lit and featuring state of the art equipment (negotiable separately) including an 8ft fixed cinema screen, Epsom 3D Wireless HD projector and four leather recliner Comrades seats, this is a movie-watching at its best. There is also a bespoke kitchenette with black gloss cabinetry, granite worktops, sink and an integrated drinks fridge and microwave.
OutsideThe Old Institute is enviably positioned directly opposed The Green and has a large gravel driveway with parking for 3 cars. There are security wall lights and a red brick pathway to the front door. The rear garden has been stylishly designed and is fully enclosed with contemporary slatted fencing. Arranged over 2 levels, there is an attractive combination of Italian porcelain tiles and slate chippings with defined seating/relaxing areas. With feature lighting, beautiful Portuguese Laurel standard trees, water features, remote controlled awning and an outdoor kitchen with main gas, this is a fabulous space in which to relax and entertain. The stunning rear garden can be accessed from the kitchen’s utility area or via a wooden gate on the side driveway which leads down to the bin and log store.
LocationLangton Green is a popular village on the western fringes of the vibrant spa town of Tunbridge Wells with local shops, church, pub, community sports club/recreation ground and an excellent primary school. Tunbridge Wells is just over 2.5 miles distant and has an array of restaurants, leisure facilities and shops, including the historic Pantiles, the elegant Georgian colonnaded walkway believed by many to be the most pleasant place in Tunbridge Wells to browse, shop, eat, drink and stroll. There is also a fast and frequent train service to Central London from the mainline station. The area benefits from excellent independent and state schools, including those in the much sought-after Kent Grammar system. The impressive, award-winning Bluewater Shopping Centre is only 45 minutes' drive away and if you want to escape to the coast, then the lovely seaside towns can also be reached in under an hour.