Landmark period house combining history, character and modern living
Claremont Lodge has been sympathetically updated and enjoyed over the last 35 years by the current architect owner, to provide informal modern family living.
There is a large kitchen overlooking the mature rear garden, a good ratio of bedrooms to bathrooms, and a new orangery behind an excellent large, modern integral double garage, along with a well-organised, and fitted lower ground floor.
Claremont Lodge makes up the majority of the front elevation and there is a separate attached cottage to the left, with its own parking and garden to the rear. In 2019, the modern extension received a Tunbridge Wells Civic Society Design Award.
The Grade II listing references the front elevation, which is faced with red mathematical tiles and later bay windows under its tiled roof with two dormers. The house has a Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society commemorative plaque on the front façade, referencing the colourful character Madame Caballero (1788−1877), who owned both Claremont Lodge and another, much larger house nearby called Grecian Villa, on land subsequently developed as Buckingham, Grecian and Norfolk Roads.
A porch leads through to the reception hall, double aspect drawing room leading into the orangery, kitchen/breakfast room opening to the dining room, a study, and a cloakroom. On the lower ground floor there is a family room, utility room, shower room, storeroom, and a wine store. This floor has planning permission for a sauna, plunge pool and fitness suite, or a cinema, so offers great flexibility for an incoming buyer.
There are four bedrooms on the first floor, including a principal suite and guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, as well as a family shower room. On the attic floor there are two rooms accessed by a paddle staircase.
The 21st century extensions are built and insulated to current standards and include underfloor heating.
There is parking for two/three cars in front of the large integral double garage and to the rear, a mature landscaped garden with a variety of seating areas.
Claremont Road lies within the attractive village area of Tunbridge Wells, in close proximity of Grove Park, with the town centre, The Pantiles and the mainline station all within half a mile and the popular Claremont Primary School about 0.1 of a mile by foot. The historic spa town is about 30 miles south of London, surrounded by countryside and offering a popular base for commuters.
Robert Jacobs of Savills Tunbridge Wells said: “This is a rare and exciting opportunity to own one of the few, larger historic houses in this location. Claremont Lodge combines history, character and modern living all in one, within walking distance to the station, the town centre and The Pantiles.”
Claremont Lodge is being marketed by Savills with a guide price of £1,850,000.
For more information, contact Robert Jacobs at Savills Tunbridge Wells on 01892 507002.