Spacious family home in a quiet location with double garage, south facing garden and wonderful views
- Semi Detached
- Private Parking
- Off Road Parking
- Double Garage
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This family home is a classic example of 1960's modernism, designed by award winning architects Fry, Drew and Partners. Characterised by large windows, exposed London brickwork and Scandinavian inspired pine clad vaulted ceilings, this innovative development featured in House and Garden magazine in 1964. The current owners have extended and improved the property and it has been immaculately kept inside and out, offering a practical layout for family living with a bright and airy feel.
The front door opens into a generous entrance hall, with stairs leading to the first floor and a useful under stairs cupboard. Straight ahead is a large triple aspect living/dining room with a striking exposed brick chimney housing a gas fireplace and exposed pine ceiling beams and cladding. It is a wonderfully bright space with sliding doors and numerous windows including one with a window seat. The current vendors have laid carpets but underneath is the original solid oak flooring. A further reception room with sliding patio doors offers additional flexible living space. The kitchen which measures 24 feet in length has been fitted with a range of white units with a worktop over incorporating a gas hob and double oven. There is space for a breakfast table and a serving hatch into the main reception room. A good sized study, ideal for those who work from home and a shower room fitted with an Aqualisa shower unit, complete the ground floor accommodation.
Upstairs, the first floor landing has a large airing cupboard and there are 4 spacious bedrooms which feature asymmetric roof lines and windows set high to give a sense seclusion. The master bedroom is huge and there is plumbing in place to fit an en-suite shower room as some of the neighbouring properties have done. A south facing balcony accessed from the landing offers pleasant views and a great place to soak up the sun. The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising a bath with shower over and wall tiles that feature stylish mosaic detailing. There is double glazing throughout and recently upgraded gas central heating. Additional eaves storage space above the kitchen is accessed from Bedroom 3.
The house is approached via a driveway providing off-road parking for several cars. There is a double garage with additional workshop space and a stone paved area which runs down the side of the property.
To the rear there is a large patio and a fantastic private garden that has been lovingly cared for. The garden is south facing and has plenty of space for children to play or for you to relax and enjoy the sunshine. There are specimen trees of many varieties, as well as a wide range of flowering and herbaceous shrubs and plants together with a good sized flat area of lawn.
The property is located in a sought-after cul-de-sac close to the centre of the historic village of Kemsing, which is centred around St Edith's Well and is convenient for many facilities including a general store, newsagents, greengrocers, The Bell public house, library, village church, recreation field and sports pavilion. Kemsing railway station, which serves London Victoria and has free parking, is 1.8 miles away. The nearest town is Sevenoaks, which is about 3.5 miles distant, where one can find an excellent range of shops, restaurants, leisure/sporting facilities and a mainline railway station (fast rail services to London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street in under 40 minutes). Otford Village, which is 1.8 miles away, has a variety of small shops, historic houses, several pubs, restaurant, picturesque duck pond and mainline station (frequent services to London Victoria). There are a good number of local schools in the area and the property is 1.4 miles from the highly regarded St. Michael's Preparatory school. Kemsing and Otford Primary Schools are nearby with comprehensive and grammar schools for both boys and girls in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. Junction 5 of the M25 is about 5 miles away at Chevening and gives access to Gatwick and Heathrow airports, Channel Tunnel terminus, Ebbsfleet International and the south coast.