An impressive six-bedroom detached family home with a self-contained two bedroom annexe, swimming pool, tennis court and three garages set within truly lovely gardens approaching 1.63 acres. Read more
An impressive six-bedroom detached family home with a self-contained two bedroom annexe, swimming pool, tennis court and three garages set within truly lovely gardens approaching 1.63 acres.
Situated in a prime position, close to Eynsford Village, ‘Littlecroft’ is stunning and unique six-bedroom, four bathroom detached property in beautiful, landscaped grounds approaching 1.63 acres with breath taking views over the surrounding countryside.
This exceptionally lovely family home has been upgraded and redesigned with flair and originality by the present vendors providing both space, light and internal flexibility. An outstanding feature is the utterly beautiful sitting room with a full width sweeping bay window overlooking the gardens and the tennis court. French doors to the side lead out to a sun filled terrace enclosed by a decorative wrought iron and brick balcony with steps to a secluded manicured lawn.
Planning permission is currently in place to construct an additional four bedroom property within the grounds. Under the same planning permission change of use has been granted to incorporate the annexe into the main house. SDC. REF. NO: 20/01322/FUL. Alternatively here is an option to sub divide the plot and purchase 'Littlecroft' and annexe, swimming pool and gardens without the building plot.
Front Enclosing curved brick walls with wrought iron security gates with mature trees and hedging providing seclusion. Gravel drive. Tennis courts Manicured lawns. Stocked flower borders. Decorative lamp post. Open front double garage. Double garage. Steps to upper meadow, swimming pool and pool house. Parking area to the front of the property. Steps to lower gated courtyard. Single garage.
Block paving to the front of the property. Block paved path to side pedestrian access. Pitched roof oak porch with security light.
Main House Solid oak double doors to entrance vestibule. Amtico floor. Interconnecting doors to Dining Room.
Dining Room Amtico floor. Open plan to Sitting Room and Inner Hall.
Sitting Room Full width sweeping bay window to front overlooking gardens and tennis court. Amtico floor. Window to rear. French doors to raised enclosed terrace with views over surrounding countryside. Spherical free-standing living flame gas fire with over hood. Wall mounted television in chimney recess.
Inner Hall Amtico floor. Oak staircase rising to first floor. Interconnecting doors to breakfast room.
Breakfast Room Amtico floor. Ornate free-standing log burning stove with chimney. Full width window to side. Door to enclosed courtyard. Part wood panelled walls. Open plan to kitchen.
Kitchen Windows to side. Door to side courtyard. Bespoke fitted kitchen in soft white, comprising wall units, display cupboards, corner shelving, soft opening base and drawer units with granite work tops running above. Integrated dish washer. Space for full height fridge freezer. Single drainer sink unit, mixer tap, Larder unit. Wine rack. Central island with Range Cooker with five ring gas burner, hot plate, double oven and grill, granite work tops with microwave and drawers below.
Ground Floor Bedrooms BEDROOM TWO Double bedroom. Windows to side. Full wall of mirror fronted wardrobes.
EN SUITE Double aspect windows to side. Half wood panelled walls. Victorian style suite, free standing claw foot slipper bath, mixer taps and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC. Door to lobby.
BEDROOM THREE Double bedroom. Windows to side. Amtico floor.
EN SUITE Window to front. Half wood panelled walls. Panelled bath, mixer taps, shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC.
First Floor Galleried landing. Four skylight windows.
Principle Bedroom Square bay window to front. Eaves storage pods. Open plan to dressing room area with full height fitted wardrobes. Skylight window.
EN SUITE. Skylight window. Double shower cubicle. Wash hand basin in vanity unit. Heated towel rail. Low level.
Bedroom Four Double bedroom. Window to front.
Bedroom Five Double bedroom. Window to side. Eaves storage.
Bedroom Six Window to side. Eaves storage.
Annexe Entrance door from inner courtyard.
SITTING ROOM Bay window to front. Decorative fire surround with fitted gas fire.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Wall base and drawer units, worktops, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, mixer taps. Double oven with extractor above. Double doors to rear raised courtyard. Central heating boiler.
BEDROOM ONE Window to rear. Fitted wardrobes with concealed folding bed. Decorative fire surround.
BEDROOM TWO Window to side. Fitted wardrobes.
BATHROOM Window to side. Part tiled walls. Panelled bath, mixer taps and shower attachment. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low Level WC.
Gardens Secluded gardens on three sides. Tennis Court. Manicured lawns. Well stocked with mature shrubbery, specimen plants and trees. Single garage, light and power. Open fronted double garage, light and power. Double garage, light and power. Gated inner courtyard with access to main house and entrance to the annexe.
Upper Gardens Extensive fully fenced lawns with superb views over surrounding countryside. Decorative brick wall enclosing heated swimming pool. Pool house/games room with light and power. Cloakroom.
Location Eynsford is a picturesque village in the Sevenoaks district of Kent and is located in the historic Darent Valley. It is famous for the ancient ford and hump-backed mediaeval bridge, which is still very much in use today, St Martins of Tours the 16th century village church, and Eynsford Castle to the north of the village. Eynsford castle and Roman Villa are within easy walking distance of the village centre as is the Lullingstone Country park which provides stunning views over the valley. The nearby Hop farm attracts visitors from all over the world with its beautiful lavender fields and farm shop selling local produce. Eynsford has a number of cosy pubs, restaurants and a tearoom by the ford and an excellent primary school. Eynsford Station has fast links to Victoria and the City, and the village is convenient for the M25, M20 and Ebbsfleet.
Directions From our Fine & Country office in Otford Village head south onto High Street, at the roundabout take the first exit onto Station road A225, continue to follow A225 for approximately 5 miles the property will be located on the right hand side.
Vendor Interview Littlecroft, a large and extremely well-appointed family home that boasts over one and a half acres of beautiful gardens and grounds. “Before buying this house thirty-two years ago, we’d actually lived in the area for quite some time,” says the owner. “We briefly moved to a gorgeous house in the village of Shorne, but we simply couldn’t settle so ten months later we moved back here and bought Littlecroft. It sits in a stunning semirural location between two lovely little villages so we’ve always enjoyed the very best of countryside living, but at the same time we have all the convenience of being within an easy commute of the city centre so it’s definitely one of those places that offers the best of both worlds.”
“I fell in love with the house the minute I set eyes on it, but it’s fair to say that it needed a lot of work when we came here and so over time we’ve enhanced it no end, rejigging the layout to suit our needs. We extended up to add two more bedrooms and two extra bathrooms and we knocked two rooms into one to create a really beautiful lounge, which I would say is a standout feature of the property. The house is now a lovely big family home with plenty of space for entertaining, and we’ve enjoyed the added bonus of having a really spacious two-bedroom annex, so my parents were also able to come and live with us.”
“Another lovely feature of the property is the garden, which extends to well over one and a half acres,” continues the owner. “It was beautifully designed by a previous owner and during the spring and summer months in particular it’s an absolute picture. We have open lawns, an array of gorgeous plants and we also have a swimming pool and tennis court, both of which were here when we bought the house. We’ve had both refurbished and they’ve been well used and well loved, particularly when the children were young, and over the years the tennis court has provided the perfect spot for a marquee if we’ve had large celebrations.”
Favourite room: “The kitchen is definitely one of my favourite rooms; it’s large enough for a settee so it’s a place for cooking, eating and relaxing. However, the lounge is definitely the main feature. It has a large bay window and French doors that open onto the garden so not only is it flooded with natural light, but it also enjoys beautiful views of the garden.”
Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: “As I mentioned before, this is definitely a place where we’ve been able to enjoy the best of both worlds. The house sits in a very picturesque location, surrounded by rolling farmland, so it’s often hard to believe that it takes under an hour to drive into the city centre of London.”
Memorable event (if not another favourite room or unique feature): “Another huge selling point when we initially came across the house was the annex, which provided very spacious accommodation for my parents. It incorporates two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen and a lounge, and it can be accessed from the main house or it can be completely self-contained.”
What they’ll miss most / why they are leaving: “The house has been the most wonderful family home for the past thirty-two years and the only reason we’re moving is because we need to downsize now that the children have flown the nest,” says the owner. “We’re hoping to stay in the area because we absolutely love it here, but it’s going to be hard to find another property quite as perfect as this one.”
Transport Information Eynsford Railway Station: 3.5 miles Farningham Road Railway Station: 6.4 miles Swanley Railway Station: 5.6 miles The distances calculated are as the crow flies.
Education Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.
Gold Clubs The Darenth: 1.3 miles Knole Park 2.6 miles: Wilderness Golf Club: 2.6 miles The London Club: 4.8 miles The distances calculated are as the crow flies.
Health Clubs Brands Hatch Place Hotel & Spa: 2.3 miles Dartford Mecure Brands Hatch Health Club: 1.8 miles Reynolds Retreat Bexley: 4.3 miles The distances calculated are as the crow flies.
Useful Information We recognise that buying a property is a big commitment and therefore recommend that you visit the local authority website www.sevenoaks.gov.uk and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and local area before proceeding.
Some information in these details is taken from third party sources. Should any of the information be critical in your decision making, then please contact Fine & Country Sevenoaks for verification.
Tenure The vendor advises us that this property is Freehold. Should you proceed with the purchase of the property your solicitor must verify these details.
Council Tax We are informed this property is in council tax band G you should verify this with Sevenoaks Borough Council on 01732 227000.
Appliances The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full efficient working order.
Measurements All measurements are approximate and therefore may be subject to a small margin of error.
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