Equus Country & Equestrian

Tel: 01892 829014

Email: sales@equusproperty.co.uk

Pantiles Chambers
85 High Street
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1XP

Nr Four Elms, West Kent

Sold

4 Bedroom House - Detached

  • SOLD - Detached Grade I I listed
  • Beautiful gardens and grounds
  • Located down a track & secluded
  • Gardens & Grounds 2 acres (TBV)
  • Period features throughout
  • Double garage
  • 4 bedrooms/3 reception rooms

S O L D - A quintessential listed English country cottage including 4/5 reception rooms and 3/4 bedrooms, located along a private lane’ in 2 acres (*TBV) of delightful and picturesque established gardens and grounds offering tranquil seclusion. This charming grade II listed detached period home, dating from the 16th Century with later additions, offers well presented accommodation with the benefit of a ground floor bedroom which could be used as an annexe if required. The principal reception rooms provide an assortment of areas for entertaining with a triple aspect drawing room opening out to a veranda, a separate dining room featuring an inglenook fireplace with bread oven and wood burning stove. Other character features include: exposed wall and ceiling timbers, a solid oak staircase and vaulted ceilings in two bedrooms. The glorious cottage gardens are a particular feature providing a most attractive backdrop with a variety of plants, shrubs and climbers. To the rear, brick and paved paths lead to a terrace with a timber arbour with climbing honeysuckle, passion flowers and an adjacent brick outbuilding providing storage including a wine cellar. Manicured lawns are flanked by well stocked borders with a pretty wildlife pond and water feature. The remainder of the grounds are arranged as meadow with grass paths leading around and including a paved area with summerhouse. Access to the front of the property is gained via a gravelled ‘carriage driveway’ offering spacious parking and a second driveway with an electrically operated gate leads to an additional parking area and a detached garage with electric doors. There is space within the plot to add stabling if required and the pasture area allows for limited turnout (some non TPO trees will need cutting/pruning to make the most of this area). For those with outdoor interests there are a wealth of footpaths and bridleways in the locality. NO CHAIN.

AREA & LOCAL AWARENESS

Located in the Greenbelt down a no-through lane, close to the centre of Four Elms Village which has a village pond, cricket pitch, public house, church, grocers shop, gift shop, petrol station, cafe and an equestrian/pet shop. Shopping Facilities: Edenbridge (2.1 miles) provides supermarkets including Waitrose and other high street retailers. Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Bluewater Shopping Centre in Dartford. Mainline Rail Services: Sevenoaks and Hildenborough (London Bridge/Cannon Street/Charing Cross). Edenbridge, Hurst Green and Oxted (London Victoria). Primary Schools: Four Elms, Crockham Hill, Chiddingstone, Hever. Secondary Schools: Judd Boys Grammar in Tonbridge, Weald of Kent and Tonbridge Girls Grammar in Tonbridge, Wildernesse Boys School in Sevenoaks and Sevenoaks Girls School. Private Schools: Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Public Schools, Sevenoaks Preparatory School, Combe Bank School in Sundridge, Walthamstow Hall Girls School and New Beacon in Sevenoaks. Leisure Facilities: Bridle paths and walks in the local area. Golf at Westerham, Hever, Tandridge, Chartham Park, Wildernesse, Knole and Nizels in Sevenoaks. Edenbridge Swimming and Leisure Centre. Stately homes include Chartwell and Hever. Motorway Links: The M25 at Chevening gives access to other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus.

ACCOMMODATION

REFER TO THE FLOOR PLAN. The triple aspect DRAWING ROOM has sliding glass doors to the rear veranda, and there is a wood burning stove. A wooden ladder rises to the PLAYROOM/STORE ROOM which has restricted head height. The DINING ROOM has an outlook to the front and rear, and features an inglenook fireplace with bread oven and wood burning stove.
The STUDY has tiled flooring and a window and door to the rear garden. A HOBBIES room has an outlook to the front.
The SITTING ROOM / BEDROOM 4 has windows to each side together with double doors to the side garden. This room together with the adjoining well appointed SHOWER ROOM and separate UTILITY ROOM could be configured to provide an annexe if required.
The KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM is double aspect with a deep window to the front and a door leading to the rear garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units and has an exposed brick arched alcove. Appliances include a double oven, LPG hob, dishwasher and space for fridge freezer. There is a larder cupboard located in the breakfast area.
There are two sets of stairs rising to the FIRST FLOOR, one of which is solid oak and believed to be original to the house.
The first floor LANDING has an outlook to the front and an airing cupboard together with the exposed brick chimney breast.
There are 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, two with vaulted ceilings. The largest bedroom is served by a well appointed EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM, and an EN-SUITE BATHROOM serves the middle BEDROOM.

GARDENS, GROUNDS & LAND

The cottage gardens are a delightful feature of the house providing an attractive backdrop with a variety of plants, shrubs and climbers. To the rear, brick and paved paths lead to a terrace with a timber arbour with a climbing honeysuckle and passion flower. There are manicured lawns flanked by well stocked borders, and a pond with water feature has a good selection of aquatic plants.
A mature beech hedge has an archway leading to a cherry tree adorned by a mature wisteria. The remainder of the grounds are arranged as meadow with grass paths leading around. There is a paved area within the meadow where a summerhouse is located. On from here is a vegetable garden, a shed housing a generator (available by separate negotiation) and a log store. The gardens and grounds provide a high degree of privacy and in total amounts to about 2 acres.
The acreage stated at the property is 'TBV - *To Be Verified', which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients other than by obtaining the Title Plan from Land registry where available, with the boundary and acreage clearly stated/marked. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact size of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the boundary for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.

OUTBUILDINGS

The house is approached over a gravel driveway which provides parking to the front of the house. There is a second driveway with an electrically operated gate which leads to an additional parking area.
DETACHED GARAGE - The garage has a pair of electrically operated doors, power and lighting connected. Concrete floor and good access from the lane.
GARDEN SHED - Timber constructed with power and lighting on a good solid base.
GARDEN OUTBUILDING - Brick outbuilding which provides excellent storage and has a wine cellar.

SERVICES & OUTGOINGS

TENURE: Freehold
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Sevenoaks District Council
SERVICES: Oil CH. LPG Cooker. Private septic tank.
TAX BAND: F was G
EPC RATING: Nil Grade I I listed property
GENERATOR: Until the electricity main cable in the local area was upgraded, there were ad-hoc power cuts; The current owner bought a generator to ensure they had power available at all times in those circumstances. This can be bought under separate negotiation.

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS

All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent
Equus Country & Equestrian, South East
T: 01892 829014
E: sales@equusproperty.co.uk
Prospective buyers view all properties for sale with Equus International Property Ltd at their own risk and neither the Agents, Joint Agents nor the Sellers take responsibility for any damage or injury however caused. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds it is advisable to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and children must be either left in the car or supervised at all times. Livestock should not be touched and all gates left shut or closed after use.

Although these particulars are thought to be materially correct their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract.

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