Otford Village is an attractive 16th century village approximately 3.7 miles from Sevenoaks town centre. The village has a variety of small shops, historic houses, several pubs and a restaurant, a 16th century church, a library, the village primary school and nursery, a recreation ground and playground for small children as well as two halls which host events and club meetings. There are two private prep schools in the area: St Michael's school which takes children from age 2 to 13, and Russell House School.At the centre of the village is a very picturesque spring-filled pond which is the location of the smallest listed duck pond in England. The attractive village green is surrounded by historic buildings including Chantry Cottage and St Bartholomew's Church. Otford has a mainline rail service with frequent services to Victoria. Sevenoaks mainline station is approximately 3 miles away and provides frequent services to London Bridge/ Charing Cross.DIRECTIONS
From our Fine and Country office in Otford village,head west along the High Street and the property can be located on the right hand side.AUCTIONEER'S COMMENTS
This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction which is not to be confused with traditional auction. The Modern Method of Auction is a flexible buyer friendly method of purchase. We do not require the purchaser to exchange contracts immediately, but grant 28 days to achieve exchange of contracts from the date the buyer's solicitor is in receipt of the draft contracts and a further 28 days thereafter to complete. Allowing the additional time to exchange on the property means interested parties can proceed with traditional residential finance. Upon close of a successful auction or if the vendor accepts an offer during the auction, the buyer will be required to put down a non-refundable Reservation Fee of 3.5% to a minimum of £5,000.00 plus VAT (£1000.00) = (£6,000.00) which secures the transaction and takes the property off the market. Fees paid to the Auctioneer may be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property and be included in the calculation for stamp duty liability.VENDOR INTERVIEW
“Originating in the 15th century, this Grade II listed semi -detached cottage is extremely beautiful,” say the current owners of this former pub at 66 High Street, Otford. “Formerly 'The Horns', a lovely 16th Century Inn of which our parents were landlords for many years, this was also our family home as children. Later, we converted the building from a pub back to cottages, retaining many of the period features whilst subtly incorporating a modern finish.”
“As well as holding many happy memories for us as a family, the property is also part of the history of Otford,” the owners say, “both because of its age and its importance in the village. The pub is even mentioned in the local history book. The village itself still has a great pub, a lovely local school, a restaurant, and a recreation ground and children’s play area, all within walking distance. The train station is also just a stroll away for direct services to London. All of this is enveloped within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with countless stunning walking routes to choose from through the North Downs.”
The property’s immediate surroundings are very desirable too, with off road parking to the front and a private rear garden. “We have a huge patio area with space for a large table for al fresco dining,” say the owners, “while the weathered oak railway sleepers edging the lawn provide additional informal seating, perfect when entertaining.”
What they will miss most
“We shall miss the unique charm of the property, and all the history we inherited and continued to make here as a family.”
Best thing about the local area
“Nestled in the North Downs in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village lies within a conservation area and is an incredibly picturesque place to live.”
“We love the living room, where we would light a fire in the inglenook every night in the wintertime. The kitchen has a lovely atmosphere too, with its cosy window seat.”
“The property is perfect for entertaining, with a huge dining room, welcoming kitchen and cosy living room. Perhaps thanks to its former life as a pub, it is easy to create a festive atmosphere here.”
Further clarification on this must be sought from your legal representative. The buyer will be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Reservation form to confirm acceptance of terms prior to solicitors being instructed. Copies of the Reservation form and all terms and conditions can be found in the Buyer Information Pack which can be downloaded for free from the auction section of our website or requested from our Auction Department. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the Starting Bid, both the Starting Bid and reserve price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the Modern Method of Auction, which is operated by London and South East Property Auction powered by iam-sold Ltd.FRONT
Pitched roof porch. White painted timber hand rails.Planted beds. White picket boundary fence. Courtesy lighting. Paved frontage with parking facility. Part tile hung and brick elevations under a pitched and peg tiled roof.Shared drive to side.KITCHEN
19'5 x 13'8
Double glazed door to rear patio. Deep double-glazed picture window to rear with window seat.Bespoke fitted kitchen in soft gloss white with pale grey quartz work tops. A comprehensive range of wall units with down task lighting, base storage units combined with soft opening drawer units, kick board lighting below. Integrated appliances to include full height fridge freezer, and induction hob with extractor, light and hood above. Combination microwave in housing with double oven below. Integrated dishwasher and washer drier. Stainless steel Franke sink, and mixer tap.Recessed lighting. Engineered oak floor. Centre consol with pale grey quartz surface storage cupboards and kickboard lighting. Wall mounted combination boiler in housing. Vertical radiators.
6 x 6'6
Engineered oak floor. Latched door to inner lobby. Stairs to first floor. Beamed opening to sitting room.
18'4 x 15'
Original solid wood door to front.Shaped double-glazed bay window to front. Vertical radiator. Engineered oak floor. Original inglenook fireplace with supporting bresummer beam and copper canopy. Flagstone hearth. Beamed opening to dining room.
14'5 x 15'
Engineered oak floor. Double aspect, double glazed windows to side and front. Radiator. Wall lights
Latched inner door. Engineered oak floor.BEDROOM TWO
13'6 x 8'4
Aluminium bi-fold door to rear. Engineered oak floor. Radiator.
7'7 x 5'9
Part tiled walls. Tiled floor. Wall mounted back lit mirror. Shaver socket. Enclosed double shower with Aqualisa shower. Floating wash hand basin in unit with mixer taps. Close coupled WC. Latched wood door.
Carpet to stairs and landing. Rolled wood hand rail.BEDROOM ONE
15'3 x 12'6
Double glazed dormer window to front.Radiator. Carpet as fitted. Caste iron corner fireplace. Walk in corridor dressing room with eaves storage and wardrobe and Velux window, latched wood doors. Latch wood door to hall.
10'3 x 13'
Double glazed window to side. Carpet as fitted. Radiator. Latched wood door to hall.
8'3 x 5'9
Wash hand basin in floating unit. Close coupled WC. Panelled bath with mixer taps and hand-held shower. Radiator. Part tiled walls. Tiled floor. Shaver socket. Wall mounted back lit mirror. Latch wood door to hall.
Fully fenced. Indian sandstone patio. Laid to lawn. Outside tap. Side pedestrian access. Courtesy lighting. Gate to rear drive. Planning permission for log store and garden building.PARKING
Dedicated parking, with spaces at the front of the property and parking for one car at the rear.TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Otford Railway Station: 0.5 miles
Shoreham Railway Station: 2.5 miles
Sevenoaks Railway Station: 3.4 miles
All distances are approximate and calculated as the crow flies.
For information regarding travel please visit: http://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel
Otford Primary School: 0.18 miles
Shoreham Primary School: 1.41 miles
Dunton Green Primary School: 1.44 miles
Kemsing primary School: 1.95 miles
The Knole Academy:1.79 miles
Trinity: 2.01 miles
The Weald of Kent Grammar School – (Annexe) 2.01 miles
Wrotham School: 6.6 miles
The Judd School:11.5 miles
Tonbridge Grammar School:12.7 miles
Knole Development Centre: 3.9 miles
West Heath School: 4.16 miles
Valance School: 4.7 miles
Grange Park School: 5.98 miles
Russell House: 0.4 miles
St Michaels: 1.04 miles
Walthamstow Hall: 2.42 miles
Sevenoaks School: 3.32 miles
Information sourced from www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/school-search
Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.
Darenth Valley Golf Club: 2.1 miles
Woodlands Manor Golf Club: 3.2 miles
The London Club: 6.5 miles
Dartford Mecure Brands Hatch Health Club: 6.5 miles
Reynolds Retreat: 7.8 miles
St Julians: 6.6 miles
Nizels Golf & Country Club: 6.9 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
We are informed this property is in council tax band G you should verify this with Sevenoaks Borough Council on 01732 227000.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.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 Friday9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Saturday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
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