A wonderful detached family home with a driveway, garage and beautiful south west facing garden, located in the heart of Halstead Village with pleasant views and extension potential.
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A wonderful detached family home with a driveway, garage and beautiful south west facing garden, located in the heart of Halstead Village a short walk from the school and village amenities with pleasant views and extension potential.
This charming property was built in the 1920s, and has been a cherished family home for 50 years. An enclosed glass porch leads to the front door which opens into the hallway with stairs to the first floor on the right hand side. On the left is the formal dining room which has a large bay window overlooking the front of the property. There is a large sitting room with a gas fireplace with flint and stone surround providing a lovely focal point to the room. The kitchen has a range of shaker style base and wall units with vinyl flooring and laminate worktops and a lovely exposed brick feature wall. There is an integrated sink, 4 ring gas hob and electric oven with space for further undercounter appliances. A large conservatory runs along the back of the house with access from the sitting room and kitchen. It is a wonderful reception space, ideal for entertaining and overlooks the truly fantastic garden.
Upstairs there are 3 spacious bedrooms and the family bathroom. The front bedroom enjoys lovely views across fields, and both back bedrooms benefit from overlooking the delightful garden and boast fitted cupboards. The family bathroom is neutrally decorated with floor to ceiling tiling and a white suite with a panelled bath and shower over.
It is a good sized property as it is but for those looking for additional space, there is a large loft which offers potential for conversion with plenty of room to the rear for a double storey extension (subject to any necessary planning consents). The property has mains gas central heating and double glazing throughout.
The property is approached via a block paved drive which provides off road parking and leads to the attached garage. The front garden has been landscaped with curved beds filled with a variety of flowering plants screened by a pretty stone wall with mature box hedging.
The delightful back garden which is fully enclosed is south west facing and has been lovingly cared for by the current owners. A patio to the immediate rear of the house provides a wonderful spot to soak up the sunshine or for some al fresco entertaining. There is a good sized area of lawn with plenty of space for children to play and borders filled with a variety of plants and shrubs, designed to provide colour and variety through the seasons. There is an ornamental pond filled with gold fish and a number of fruit trees including apple and plum. Two greenhouses offer the opportunity for cultivating a wide variety of plants and a timber shed provides handy outside storage space.
The attached garage which has swinging doors at the front can also be accessed from the back garden via a useful workshop space, which is ideal for those with a flair for DIY.
The property is located in the centre of Halstead, a small historic village with a thriving community set on the North Downs just North of Sevenoaks, within easy reach of London. There is a wealth of history relating to the village with connections to The Railway Children and national defence. It has a church, village hall, newsagent/post office, 2 public houses, a good local primary school as well as several clubs and societies.
There is a railway station on the edge of the village (Knockholt station 1.4 miles away) on the London Bridge/Waterloo East/Cannon Street line (30-35 mins to London Bridge). More frequent services on the same line run from Orpington station (5 miles away) with journey times of around 25 minutes.
Sevenoaks (5.5 miles) and Orpington (4.5 miles) offer more comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities. Bluewater Shopping Centre is only about 13 mile away. There is a well regarded boys grammar school in Orpington (St Olave's) and Radnor House co-ed independent school in Sundridge as well as a number of independent and public schools in Sevenoaks and preparatory schools in nearby Otford.
The house is well placed for access to the M25 (Junction 4 about 2 miles away), which provides links to London, the national motorway network, Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow International airports, the Channel Tunnel, Ebbsfleet International and the Kent coast.
Golf can be enjoyed at nearby Broke Hill, Shoreham, Westerham and Sevenoaks; sailing at Chelsfield Lakes; cricket at The Vine in Sevenoaks and Sevenoaks also has a Leisure Centre.
All mains services are connected.
Sevenoaks District Council. Council Tax Band E.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
EPC rating D.