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This wonderful double fronted character house was built in 1853 constructed of yellow London brick with beautiful stone detailing under a welsh slate roof. It is presented in good order with superb ceiling height to the ground and first floors and a wealth of period features throughout including ornate fireplaces, coving, ceiling roses, original stripped doors and large sash windows with beautiful timber shutters.
The impressive panelled front door with decorative glazing opens into a large entrance hall with a staircase to the first floor straight ahead. To the right hand side is a marvellous dual aspect living room with two large windows and a working fireplace providing a lovely focal point to the room. The dining room has been part-opened out to the kitchen with a lovely archway and stripped wooden floorboards which flow through from the hallway. The kitchen is fitted with a range of shaker style wall and base units with granite worktops and upstand. There is space for a breakfast table and underfloor heating has been installed under the marble tiled floor. There are two integrated ovens along with a 5 ring gas hob, ideal for those with a flair for cooking. A large utility room with a double butler sink, WC and freestanding shower completes the ground floor accommodation. Opposite the utility room is a staircase which leads down to the cellar which has been converted into additional living space. It offers comparatively good ceiling height (even for the very tall!) with wooden floors, central heating and a small light well which provides natural light. Historically it has been used as a study, playroom and even as a 5th bedroom.
Upstairs, there are four fantastic bedrooms, a family bathroom and a small study area. All the bedrooms are spacious and boast bespoke fitted wardrobes/cupboards, bedrooms 2 and 4 also have lovely views out to the beautiful garden. The bathroom is fitted with a white suite with free standing shower, bidet and a heated towel rail. The marble wall tiles are particularly attractive and the outside wall has been insulated and recently re-rendered. It is a substantial family home as it is but there is plenty of scope to extend it further should more space be required (subject to achieving the necessary planning consents).
The front garden has been designed to be low maintenance and is set behind a low brick wall with original decorative wrought iron railings. A gated pathway leads to the grand front door flanked by hedging. A driveway on the left hand side provides off road parking for up to 3 cars and is sheltered by a lean-to car port with double gates providing wide access to the South West facing back garden.
To the immediate rear of the house, there is a large sandstone patio and a fantastic private garden approximately 120 ft long that has been lovingly cared for. There is plenty of space for children to play or for you to relax and enjoy the sunshine. There are specimen trees of many varieties including a wonderful Canadian Plane and Silver Birch, as well as a wide range of flowering and herbaceous shrubs and plants including Camelias and Cherry providing plenty of colour. There is a good sized flat area of lawn with a small ornamental pond and two sheds provide handy outside storage space.
The property is located on a highly desirable road within 0.8 of a mile from Sevenoaks High Street. The wide choice of social and recreational activities include the Stag Theatre and cinema, leisure centre with swimming pool and fitness suite and a fine selection of cafes and restaurants are all close by. Hollybush Recreation Ground, which includes tennis courts, bowls, astro turf pitch, a café and a children's playground is 0.4 miles distant and the 1,000 acres of Knole Park is also a short walk away.
Sevenoaks mainline station (fast rail services to London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street) is approximately 0.9 miles distant and Bat & Ball railway station (train services to Sevenoaks, London Victoria, Blackfriars and Bromley South) is 0.4 miles away.
Access to the M25 (junction 5) can be found at the Chevening interchange about 2.2 miles distant. Schooling is excellent with many highly regarded primary, private and grammar schools within walking distance including Lady Boswells and St Johns Primary Schools, Trinity School, Weald of Kent Grammar Annexe, Walthamstow Hall and Sevenoaks School.
Further places of interest within the local area include Chartwell (Winston Churchills former home), Ightham Mote, Hever Castle, Emmetts Garden, Leeds Castle, Penshurst Place, Old Soar Manor, Lullingstone Roman Villa and Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve.