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Property: Spitzbrook House, Large detached family home Location: Tonbridge, Kent Price: £1.9million Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 4 Land: 19 acres

Extras: Tennis Court Staff quarters Extensive outbuildings

Best bit: This home would be amazing even if it were just finished in average décor and to a good quality, but in fact this property is aesthetically brilliant. It exudes high quality workmanship, style and charisma. A truly Beautiful Wealden Home. Summary: Spitzbrook came into being in 1850 when Lord Palmerston built it as a wedding present for his daughter. It has spacious accommodation and a number of original period features – many of which have been enhanced and restored – such as the decorative cornicing, timber wall paneling and original radiators. In addition, the majority of the downstairs features beautiful stripped floorboards. The ground floor is quite a space, with an impressive reception hall, featuring an ornate staircase and cast iron banisters. Particularly attractive is the drawing room, with fitted bookshelves and a decorative fireplace, as well as stunning views through the bay windows of the formal grounds. The dining room and kitchen feature large bay windows and all rooms are exquisitely finished in a contemporary take on period style. The conservatory is just as picturesque and leads out to a very relaxing outdoor seating area in a pergola. The kitchen is excellently equipped with AGA, wood cabinets and decorative ceiling. There’s also an office, dining room, sitting room and staff quarters. Above you’ll find the lovely master bedroom, with dressing room and nearby bathroom. Plus, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the second floor are another three bedrooms and bathroom. With four acres of immaculate gardens, there’s a tennis court and large lake as well as a further 15 acres including paddocks. Contact: Strutt & Parker 01732 459 900 struttandparker.com

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