Yew Tree Barn, Broom Lane, Tunbridge Wells
Broom Lane, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9JL,
A beautiful barn conversion idyllically located on the fringes of Broadwater Forest. Yew Tree Barn sits comfortably within a plot of 8 acres with glorious views over its own land and the countryside beyond, and has the potential for expansion.
- A fabulous barn conversion set within 8 acres of meadowland and paddocks.
- Over 2,400 square feet of extremely well-presented living accommodation.
- 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 receptions, utility room and guest cloakroom.
- Attractive exposed brickwork, oak beams and vaulted ceilings.
- Sheltered and beautiful landscaped rear garden, with a southerly aspect.
- Cherry tree lined driveway and detached 480 sq. ft. 3-bay garage.
- On the edge of Broadwater Forest with spectacular countryside views.
- Langton Green and Tunbridge Wells only 1 mile and 2.5 miles distant respectively.
DESCRIPTIONArranged over 2 floors, the design of this fabulous conversion has created a wonderful flow of light-filled accommodation offering 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms with a separate utility room and a guest cloakroom. With underfloor heating in many areas and double glazing throughout, this is a warm, welcoming home. The living space is centred around a professionally landscaped courtyard garden and is full of charm including a wonderful 28ft kitchen, vaulted ceilings, exposed brickwork and characterful oak beams. All set within a stunning 8-acre plot comprising meadowland, paddocks, and a fabulous fire-pit with extensive bench seating perfect for social gatherings.
GROUND FLOORThe entrance hall offers plenty of space for coat and shoe storage and leads through to the 28 ft. kitchen/breakfast room with expansive worktops, sleek gloss cabinetry and quality integrated appliances. This wonderful room is flooded with light from the windows and doors overlooking the stylish courtyard garden and an internal door leads through to the spacious utility room with built in storage and direct access to the rear. The open plan living accommodation flows to the right of the entrance hallway and is elegantly designed with a beautiful wooden staircase separating the dining and living rooms. The sitting area benefits from a wood burner on a raised slate hearth and a door leads through to the third reception room which is used as a study by the current owners. This most successful barn conversion has retained many features from its 1800s origins, including exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings and fabulous oak beams and the configuration ensures all rooms enjoy the fabulous aspect over the courtyard garden to the rear and the meadowland to the front. A study area beneath the staircase and a guest cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation of this unique home.
FIRST FLOORAn oak staircase leads up to the impressive galleried landing with sophisticated glass balustrade, vaulted ceiling and full height windows to the front and rear. The master bedroom benefits from a well-appointed en-suite comprising a shower cubicle, WC and sink over vanity. The guest bedroom has built-in wardrobes and a separate recessed storage cupboard and along with bedrooms 3 and 4, shares use of the generous family bathroom which offers a bath with shower over, WC, sink and vanity storage.
THE POTENTIALPlanning permission was granted in 2015 to extend the ground floor accommodation to add a porch and extend the ground floor accommodation to turn the house from an L shape to a U shape. The porch was constructed and accordingly, the planning permission granted is still valid. Please refer to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council website for full details.
However, the owners also progressed a number of schemes to extend the ground floor accommodation, and increase the bedroom sizes. These different option floorplans and the proposed elevations are attached. Formal planning approval was not obtained.
OUTSIDEThe property is approached via electrically operated wooden gates and a cherry tree lined gravel driveway. There is extensive parking available and a detached 3-bay garage offers significant storage opportunities. The property sits within an impressive 8-acre plot which has been thoughtfully apportioned to create a most attractive arrangement. Formal gardens have been professionally landscaped to the front and rear of the property and the magnificent courtyard garden is the perfect place for al-fresco relaxing and entertaining. To the front, a large fire-pit with circular bench seating presents further socialising space. Approximately 2.5 acres have been fenced and gated for grazing animals, and there is a hard standing with power and water for anyone wishing to consider equestrian opportunities (subject to necessary consents). In conjunction with the Woodland Trust, the current owners have planted over 1000 deciduous trees amongst the meadowland, with dedicated pathways and glades mown in.
OTHER INFORMATIONThe original farm building is dated c.1800 and the conversion was completed in 2015. The property falls within Wealden District Council, Band E. Planning permission is in place for an additional annexe to the main house – reference WD/2014/0861/F.