A wonderful well-equipped Grade II listed country house with incredible far-reaching southerly views over the rural countryside beyond.
The Nunnery is an idyllic Grade II listed country house believed to date back to the 16th Century with later extensions. The house has been refurbished and modernised to a high standard by the current owners, ideal for modern family living. The accommodation extends to over 6,900 sq ft arranged over three floors, the space is well balanced between formal and informal living.The rooms feature interesting period features such as, exposed beams, leaded windows and the original floorboards and impressive fireplaces. The principal reception rooms are accessed off the characterful hallway and comprise a sitting room, dining room, family room and garden room which enjoys glorious far-reaching views over the mature gardens towards the Medway River valley and Ashdown Forest. Also on the ground floor is the study and office. The office is a generous size and ideal for working fromhome. The office can be accessed without entering the main house, making it easy for staff to access.The large bespoke open plan kitchen/breakfast room is well equipped with a central work island, electric AGA, fitted Miele appliances, and fitted pantry. The kitchen is filled with light with double doors leading out to the rear garden terrace. The garden room can be accessed from the kitchen which creates wonderful additional living and entertaining space while enjoying stunning views. Situated next to the kitchen is the utility room and plant room.Orientated to benefit from a variety of southerly aspect views, the first floor has excellent bedroom accommodation, with a generous double aspect principal bedroom suite, complete with dressing room and large en suite bathroom. There are also three good sized double bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor.On the second floor there two further good sized double bedrooms, en suite bathroom and a large attic space, suitable for storage. The rooms on the second floor benefit from exceptional views. The space is very flexible and would work well for a child's play area and live in nanny. Accessed via it's own entrance is the annexe comprising large kitchen/dining area, double bedroom and bathroom. The annexe is ideal secondary accommodation for staying guests.The gardens and grounds are exquisite and an important feature of The Nunnery, complementing the house extremely well. The property enjoys stunning well-maintained south-facing gardens and grounds with many specimen trees, shrub and flower beds.The gardens include a swimming pool, tennis court, charming ponds, green house and summer house. Wrapping around the rear of the house is a paved terrace that connects the garden to the house and provides an excellent setting for al-fresco dining enjoying the uninterrupted southern views over the Medway Valley. Beyond the formal gardens are fields and an area of woodland. In all the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 5.95 acres.The Nunnery is approached via impressive electric double gates and a bonded resin driveway that leads to the front and side of the house with parking, covered garaging and outbuildings.
The Nunnery is located in an elevated position on the outskirts of Penshurst. Penshurst is a delightful village within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Penshurst is widely known for its medieval history connected to Penshurst Place, and has a village shop, tea room, doctors' surgery, boutique hotel The Leicester Arms, and a monthly Farmers Market. Further there are two well renowned pubs, The Spotted Dog and The BottleHouse that serve excellent food and are within walking distance. The village is also home to one of England's oldest cricket pitches.Penshurst 1.4 miles, Tunbridge Wells 5.8 miles, Hildenborough 5.6 miles (London Bridge Station from 36 minutes and London Cannon Street from 39 minutes) Central London 40 m