4 Bedroom Detached House Ref: DRSXML1540-2493_4715425
The town is named after seven oak trees that were planted in Knole Park on the edge of town in the Middle Ages. Much later, in 1909, seven oak trees were planted to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII on the northern edge of The Vine, a landmark cricket ground in the centre of town, one of the oldest in the country. Six of these mighty oaks were lost in the great storm of 1987.
One of Britain's most impressive stately homes is in the heart of Sevenoaks: the vast, enchanting National Trust property of Knole. Dating from the 1450s and famously sporting 365 rooms, 52 staircases and seven courtyards, here you'll wander through exquisite galleries, past shimmering silver, atmospheric portraits and fine fabrics. Then head through the sunlit orangery and into a 1000-acre park dotted with gnarled trees and herds of deer.
From our Fine & Country office in Otford Village Turn left onto High Street, at the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Sevenoaks Rd/A225, Continue onto Otford Rd/A225. Turn right onto Bradbourne Vale Rd/A25, continue to follow A25 at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto London Rd/A25, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Amherst Hill/A224, turn right onto Braeside Ave, turn left onto Brittains Lane. Drive to Middlings Rise, turn left onto The Middlings, turn right onto Middlings Rise, the property is located on the left hand side.VENDOR INTERVIEW
This well-appointed family home, which boasts a one-bedroom self-contained annex, enjoys a sought after location on the edge of the affluent town of Sevenoaks. The house was originally built in the 1960s, but in more recent years it has been both extended and beautifully refurbished by the current owner.
“I originally bought the house thirty-two years ago, and back then it was the setting that proved to be the biggest selling point,” says Debbie.
“The house sits in a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of town, but still within walking distance of all the shops, amenities and Mainline station with very good fast access to London ; there are some fantastic schools in the local area, so it’s a great place to raise a family, and virtually at the end of the road we have access to mile upon mile of the most beautiful rolling countryside. In short, it’s a place that offers the best of everything.”
“The house was rented out for a fair few years while I travelled the world, but when I came home, I decided to move back in and make some quite significant changes to the property. A large extension was added that not only created a lovely big bedroom with vaulted ceiling, but also another room, which could be used as anything from an extra bedroom to a playroom and a Boot room/Utility room or annex Kitchen.
I had an arched stud wall put up to section off the annex upstairs and a Fire Door downstairs where it joins the main kitchen – but that could easily be removed to incorporate that space back into the main body of the house – the décor was updated throughout.
It’s quite a quirky house in terms of its layout, but it is very comfortable, light and bright, and the rooms at the back enjoy tremendous views of the garden, right the way across to the North Downs.”
“The garden is something else that really attracted me to this house all those years ago, and it’s a feature that I’m going to miss when we leave,” continues Debbie. “It’s a fair size and enjoys a really good degree of privacy and sunshine all day long during the summer months. Because of the location of the property it’s also very peaceful and you can enjoy spectacular sunsets.
Just outside the conservatory there’s a patio terrace that’s arranged over two levels, and beyond that is a large area of lawn that gently slopes away from the house. It was a fabulous space for the children when they were young, and because there’s a gentle slope, we had a water slide out there during the summer and when it snowed it was brilliant for tobogganing.”
Favourite Room: “I’d probably choose the living room as my favourite, mainly because of the outlook,” says Debbie. “It’s a very comfortable room and I love to curl up on the sofa and just gaze out at the stunning view, watching the birds which includes Pheasants in the Winter/Spring and lazing in front of the wood burner during the winter.”
Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: “The location has been absolutely ideal and that’s one of the reasons I’ve stayed for so long,” says Debbie. “In one direction there’s virtually nothing but open countryside and in the other there’s the fabulous array of shops and amenities of the town. A great commuter area. What more could you want?”
Memorable event (if not another favourite room or unique feature): “The annex has been a fantastic addition,” says Debbie. “It has an en-suite bedroom and a kitchen on the first floor, and downstairs there’s a good-size living room that opens via patio doors onto a secluded terrace. I’ve been renting it out for a number of years, but it could be ideal for a teenager or a dependent relative.”
What they’ll miss most / why they are leaving: “The house has been a lovely home, but it’s the setting that I think I’ll really miss when we leave,” says Debbie. “It’s so peaceful here and very picturesque… in fact it’s totally idyllic.”
I am very sad to be leaving but require a more suitable house for my partner as he is finding the stairs too much these days due to a critical illness.
Enclosing brick walls. Rockeries. Block paved drive with off road parking and drive to garage. Laid to lawn. Established shrubbery. Chain linked fence. Side pedestrian access. Motion light sensors.RECEPTION HALL
Double glazed door to front. Double glazed window to front. Radiator. Oak floor. Stairs rising to first floor. Stairs to lower ground floor. Access to sub floor storage area. Storage cupboard housing meters and water softener.KITCHEN
15'7 x 11'5 (4.76 x 3.49)
Window to Front. Slate tiled floor with underfloor heating. Myson Kickspace 500 heater. Custom built oak kitchen with floor and wall units with worktop running above. Task lighting. Inset charcoal grey double sink and drainer / mixer taps. Filtered water tap. Full height 'Samsung' fridge freezer in housing with storage above. Pull out larder. Inset five ring gas hob, ‘Neff’ extractor hood and light above. ‘Neff’ double fan oven in housing. Integrated 'Bosch' dish washer. Breakfast bar. Fire door entrance to extension/annexe.
Full height window to Front. Oak floor. Radiator. Shelving with integrated Denon Stereo system. Door to hall.SHOWER/UTILITY ROOM
Double aspect windows to side. Black gloss fronted wall and base storage units with worktops running above. Inset circular stainless steel hand basin, mixer tap above. Part tiled walls. Tiled floor. Plumbing for washing machine / Tumble Dryer. Black wall mounted convex radiator. Semi-circular shower cubicle with power shower. Low level WC.STUDY
10'6 x 10' (3.21 x 3.06)
Double glazed doors to Conservatory. Carpet as fitted. Radiator. Storage cupboard with fitted Fireproof safe.
17'11 x 15'7 (5.45 x 4.75)
Double glazed windows and patio doors to garden with panoramic views of the North Downs. Carpet as fitted. Wall lights. Down lighters. Limestone fire surround with Duel Fuel Burner. Safety Glass glazed door to hall.
Carpet as fitted. Radiator. Linen cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Remote controlled pump for shower. Storage room and arched access to extension/annexe. Access to Lower Roof Space.BATHROOM
Window to side. Shaped wash hand basin in vanity unit. Low level WC. Panelled bath with remote controlled power shower and folding shower screen. Heated towel rail. Bathroom cabinet. Concealed light circular mirror. Tiled floor. Part tiled walls. Shaver socket.MASTER BEDROOM
11'1 x 10'5 (3.38 x 3.17)
Double aspect windows to rear and side with views. Carpet as fitted. Radiator. Twin fitted wardrobes.
12'4 x 7'9 (3.76 x 2.37)
Window to rear with views. Carpet as fitted. Radiator. Fitted cupboards. Access to Main Roof Space
10'0 x 6'7 (3.06 x 2.01)
Window to rear. Carpet as fitted. Radiator.
Side pedestrian access. Rainwater butts. Motion light sensors. Timber shed. Raised patio area with steps to sloping lawns. Mature trees and shrubs. Rockeries. Detached summer house with light and power. Playhouse. Log store. Rustic Fencing.CONSERVATORY
9'11 x 9'6 (3.03 x 2.89)
Door to study. Central pitched glass roof. Double doors to patio. Wood Laminate floor. Sanderson Blinds. Bird table.
Up and over doors to front. Light and power. Personal door to side.ANNEXE/EXTENSION
Boot room/Utility Room
Currently used as the Annex Kitchen
11'4 x 10'4 (3.45 x 3.16)
Double Glazed Door to front. Slate Tiled floor with under floor heating. Windows to front and side. Wall and base units with wood worktops running above. Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps above. Filtered water tap. Part tiled walls. Stairs to ground floor and first floor. Fire proof door to main house. Space for free standing cooker and fridge freezer.
16'0 x 10'4 (4.88 x 3.16)
Window to side. Patio doors to rear paved area and garden. Stairs to first floor. Radiator. Carpet as fitted.
16'1 x 10'4 (4.90 x 3.16)
Window to rear with views. Radiator. Carpet as fitted. Stairs to bathroom.
Window to front. Tiled walls and heated floor. Wash hand basin cupboard under. Low level WC. Heated towel rail. Mirror with shelf under. Shaver socket. Shower cubicle. Electric Galaxy shower.GARDEN
Secluded garden. Side pedestrian access with motion light sensors. Paved patio areas. Rustic fencing.
Sevenoaks Railway Station: 0.6 miles
Bat and Ball Railway Station: 1.9 miles
Otford Railway Station: 2.8 miles
The distances calculated are as the crow flies. For information regarding travel please visit: https://www.doogal.co.uk/MeasureDistances.php
St Thomas Catholic Primary School: 0.54 miles
Riverhead Primary School: 1.03 miles
Amhurst Primary School: 1.04 miles
Sevenoaks Primary School: 1.2 miles
The Knole Academy: 1.29 miles
Trinity: 1.9 miles
Hugh Christie Technology College: 5.94 miles
Wrotham School: 6.18 miles
West Heath School: 1.09 miles
Knole Development Centre: 2.35 miles
Valence School: 3.66 miles
Grange Park School: 6.12 miles
The New Beacon School: 0.47 miles
The Granville School: 0.79 miles
Sevenoaks School: 0.85 miles
Solefield School: 0.89 miles
Walthamstow Hall Junior: 1.1 miles
Walthamstow Hall Senior: 1.5 miles
Information sourced from www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/school-search
Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.
Wilderness Golf Club: 2.5 miles
Knole Park Golf Club: 2.6 miles
Nizels Health & Golf Club: 3.1 miles
The London Club: 7.2 miles
St Julians: 2.3 miles
Nizels Health Club: 3.1 miles
Reynolds Retreat: 5.7 miles
Mecure Brands Hatch Spa: 7.1 miles
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.
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/SERVICES
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.OPENING HOURS
Monday to Saturday 9.00 am – 6.00pm
Sunday By appointment
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