Former lodge full of fine features

    Shirley Lodge

    A fine former Victorian Lodge with a spacious interior nestled in rural surroundings with countryside views.

    The original building was substantially extended in the 1980s, and again more recently, and now provides outstanding accommodation.

    This includes a lower ground floor with its own entrance, which could provide a self-contained suite if required. It is used at present as a further guest bedroom with bathroom and sitting room. A games room could be another option here.

    There are many notable features throughout the house, including a delightful reception hall that creates an excellent first impression.

    The drawing room is nearly 30’ in length with a high ceiling and, at one end, a curved wall with tall floor-to-ceiling casement doors to the south terrace. There is a carved surround fireplace with bookshelves with cupboards to one side.

    The dining room has an open fireplace and polished wood floor, which continues into the well fitted open-plan kitchen/breakfast room.

    An attractive glazed hallway leads to a large utility room, which has the benefit of fitted worktops and cupboards, an inset sink and plumbing for appliances.

    Adjoining the kitchen/breakfast room is a family room with an open fireplace, polished wood floor and outlook to the front.

    On the first floor, a spacious landing leads to the large principal bedroom, which enjoys wonderful countryside views. It has built-in wardrobes and a superb en suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, panelled bath with shower attachment, pedestal basin and underfloor heating.

    The gardens provide a beautiful setting, and comprise wide expanses of sweeping lawns. Plus there is a long, central brick walkway with a pergola covered in an abundance of climbing plants and flanked on either side by shrub borders. This leads to a summerhouse/home office.

    The house is approached from Leggs Lane, and there is a long high brick wall leading down to the entrance gateway and driveway, which has parking for several vehicles and a timber-frame double car port. There is a secondary drive to the front. The property sits in just over three-quarters of an acre in all.



    • Reception hall
    • Cloakroom
    • Drawing room
    • Family room
    • Sitting room
    • Dining room
    • Kitchen/breakfast room
    • Utility room
    • Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom
    • 5 further bedrooms
    • 2 further bathrooms
    • Gas-fired central heating
    • Home office/summerhouse
    • Double carport
    • Partly-walled gardens about ¾ Acre

    Hamptons International Tunbridge Wells
    01892 516611 |