- Semi Detached
- Private Parking
- Off Road Parking
- View EPC Rating
This attractive period cottage with elevations of red brick and clay tile is believed to date back to the Edwardian era. It has been improved and extended in keeping with the country setting and provides plentiful living space. There are numerous character features through out the property including solid wood flooring, double glazed timber casement windows and antique radiators to name just a few. It has been finished to an exceptional standard with a real eye for detail and tastefully in keeping with the character of the property.
Entering the cottage through the front door leads into the entrance hall which offers access to all the downstairs rooms. To the left hand side is a cloakroom and stairs leading to the first floor. The dining room to the right hand side provides a wonderful formal place to entertain with solid wood floors that flow through double doors into the large sitting room which measures 23 feet in length. The sitting room features a beautiful ornate fireplace with fitted shelves either side offering a cosy place to sit and enjoy a good book or a glass of wine. There is a further seating area to the rear with French doors giving access into the garden. The charming kitchen is fitted with shaker style units with wooden worktops and matching wooden handles. There is a traditional butler sink and a fantastic range cooker with 6 burners ideal for those with a flair for cooking. There is space for a breakfast table and a door providing access to the side of the property.
Upstairs, the first floor landing leads to two double bedrooms, together with a single bedroom and family bathroom. The far reaching views from the 1st floor are truly stunning and there are numerous eaves cupboards and a loft providing handy storage space. The bathroom has been fitted to the highest of standards with under floor heating, a vintage toilet and basin unit and a luxurious freestanding bath with shower over.
Please note there is planning permission in place to modify the kitchen layout adding French doors and increasing the amount of cupboard space available and to modify the 1st floor dorma roof line to add a shower ensuite to the master bedroom and reduce eaves line to bedroom 3. Drawings available by request or accessible on the Sevenoaks Council website, planning reference 17/0299.
The house is approached across a gravel drive which provides ample offroad parking. There is a pretty front garden mainly laid to lawn and side access which leads to the kitchen door and back garden. To the rear there is a patio and a fantastic private garden, which is south facing offering plenty of space for children to play or for you to relax and enjoy the sunshine. There are well stocked borders with a wide range of flowering and herbaceous shrubs and plants together with a good sized area of lawn. A winding garden path leads to the back section of the garden where there is a shed and a wonderful office outbuilding, which has power, lighting and internet connection ideal for those who work from home.
The property enjoys a pleasant rural location with fabulous views, in the hamlet of Heaverham, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the foot of the North Downs. The Chequers Inn, which is a picturesque 16th Century pub with a public bar, restaurant and Tudor barn, is close by. Kemsing village is just over a mile away where there are local amenities including a butcher, post office, public house and primary school. Kemsing railway station is about 0.6 of a mile distant. Sevenoaks is some 4.5 miles away and offers a comprehensive range of educational, recreational and shopping facilities, together with a mainline station with fast rail services to London Bridge, Waterloo East, London Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Otford station, which is 3 miles distant, offers daily commuter services to London Victoria. The A21 is easily accessible linking with the M25 and other motorway networks, Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and City Airports, Bluewater Shopping Centre, the Channel Tunnel and both Ebbsfleet and Ashford International Stations. Educational opportunities are excellent with a good selection of highly regarded state and private schools in the surrounding area including the new grammar annexe in Sevenoaks. Leisure and sporting facilities include several golf courses and clubs in the surrounding area, sports and leisure centres, cricket, tennis, hockey and football clubs.