Set in the heart of a conservation area of Greenhithe village is this gothic Grade II listed Chapel conversion, commonly referred to as the Flint Chapel, which dates from 1819 and was converted to a residential home in 1999. Steeped in history, the property is adjoined in the High Street by many original buildings that have been restored. This charming home has been lovingly cared for by the current owners since they bought the property when it was originally converted.
On entering the property by either of the two front doors, the property has a fantastic feeling when you are walking around and it flows beautifully for a period conversion. A large contemporary kitchen with adjoining utility room is the first main area of the home, and has a stunning stained glass window to front and entrance porch. You then walk into the airy centre piece being the bright dining room with area for a home office that has the high vaulted ceilings, creating the feeling of even more space and light coming through in abundance and is certainly the hub of the home. Through the internal double doors you will find a spacious retreat of a sitting room with a log burner that will keep you cosy in those winter months, this space looks directly out into the greenery of the landscaped courtyard garden.
Proceeding up the staircase from the dining room to the gallery landing, the vaulted high ceiling and beams give an overwhelming feeling of space. The main bedroom is to the rear and has three leaded arched windows letting in all that light with a view of the garden which comes with its own en-suite bathroom. Two further bedrooms are found at the front of the house, both of which have fitted wardrobes to allow more space for furniture without hindering the room sizes, you also have the main four piece bathroom located off the landing. Internally, last but not least, the property has a cellar which is accessed from a trapdoor off the kitchen, rumours have it that it originally accessed an old smugglers tunnel which is now blocked off.
The courtyard garden is low maintenance with some established planting, the property backs onto woodland meaning you have plenty of privacy. This area also has the benefit of being able to be accessed via a gated entrance from where the two allocated parking spaces are to the rear.
Located in this peaceful village which has a Thames Riverside Walk are two pubs. Greenhithe railway station is just a 10 minute walk away, alternately travel from neighbouring Ebbsfleet to Central London in just nineteen minutes. Bluewater shopping complex is only a five minute drive away with an array of shops and many eateries. These period homes in the village are rarely available and internal viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the charm and character this chain free home possesses. This period abode is ideal for its new custodian looking for village life with access to London.
Location Greenhithe is situated between the River Thames and Watling Street (the London, Dover Road) and was a suitable landing place for ships. In Roman times it was known as Gretenrsce, and by 1363 Grenehuth. It appears in the 1778 'History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent' : "There are several wharves in Greenhithe which were for the landing and shipping of corn, wood, and other commodities, but the greatest traffic arose from the chalk and lime. The area offers many facilities including the Bluewater shopping centre with it’s array of shops, restaurants, eateries and multiplex cinema, river walks, pubs and supermarket. Greenhithe also has a mainline railway station with services to London and is within easy reach of the Ebbsfleet International Station. There are road links from the area giving access to A2/M2, A20/M20, M25 and Dartford Tunnel.
Directions From Greenhithe Station, head along Station Approach, to the roundabout and take the 3rd exit to Station Road/ B255. Continue along Station Road and this continues into High Street past the Sir John Franklin on your left and the property is located on your right hand side.
Seller Insight We fell in love with The Chapel over 20 years ago. A flint-faced congregational chapel built in 1819, it's the oldest dwelling in Greenhithe. Only a two-minute walk from The Chapel leads you down to the river and some beautiful river walks. The village itself is very picturesque too - a conservation area on the edge of London, it feels like living in our own little bubble of period houses and quaint streets. There is no through traffic here, the only cars being those belonging to residents, so it feels very calm, with its own rhythm of people going about their daily business of village life.
Entrance Porch Period door to front. Stained glass window to utility room. Period tiled flooring. Coved ceiling. Cupboard housing gas meter. Radiator with cover.
Open Plan Inner Hall Laminate flooring. Plain ceiling. Radiator. Stairs leading to gallery landing.
Cloakroom 5'9" x 2'11" (1.75m x 0.9m). Laminate flooring. Plain ceiling. Radiator. Low level W.C. Wash hand basin. Part tiled walls. Extractor fan.
Utility Room 10'6" x 3'11" (3.2m x 1.2m). Period door to front. Stained glass windows to porch & kitchen. Frosted leaded light effect window to front. Tiled flooring. Spaces for washing machine and tumble dryer. Wall mounted central heating boiler. Cupboard housing meter.
Kitchen 15'5" x 11'2" (4.7m x 3.4m). Door leading to utility room. Quarry tiled flooring. Plain ceiling with downlights. Radiator. Fitted wall and base units with work tops over. Sink and drainer unit with mixer tap. Local tiling to walls. Hotpoint oven and grill. Stainless steel gas hob with filter hood over. Beke dishwasher. Space for fridge freezer.
Cellar Accessed via a trap door.
Dining Room/Study 18'8" x 14'7" (5.7m x 4.45m). Georgian style French door to sitting room. Laminate flooring. Vaulted ceiling with beams. Radiator with cover. Gallery landing above.
Sitting Room 18'9" x 15'11" (5.72m x 4.85m). Two leaded light effect frosted windows to side. Steps leading to Georgian style French door to rear. Laminate flooring. Plain coved ceiling with uplighters. Two radiators (one with cover). Log burner
Split Level Gallery Landing Two sky lights. Carpet. Vaulted ceiling with beams and uplighters. Two radiators.
Master Bedroom 18'1" x 12'10" (5.5m x 3.9m). Leaded light effect arch window to rear. Two leaded light effect arch windows to side. Wood flooring. Vaulted beamed ceiling with uplighters. Two radiators.
En-Suite Shower Room 7'3" x 5'2" (2.2m x 1.57m). Tiled flooring. Plain ceiling with downlights and extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Shower cubicle. Wash hand basin with vanity. Low level W.C. Part tiled walls. Mirror with light. Shaver point. Tall cabinet.
Bathroom 10'1" x 5'2" (3.07m x 1.57m). Tiled flooring. Plain ceiling with downlights and extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Panelled bath with shower attachment and mixer tap. Wash hand basin. Low level W.C. Part tiled walls. Shaver point. Tall cabinet.
Bedroom Two 12'10" x 11'9" (3.9m x 3.58m). Leaded light effect window to front. Carpet. Plain ceiling. Radiator. Built-in wardrobes.
Bedroom Three 12'1"-" x 9' (3.68m-" x 2.74m). Leaded light effect window to front. Carpet. Plain ceiling. Radiator. Built-in wardrobes. Five door freestanding wardrobes.
Courtyard Garden 40' x 37' (12.2m x 11.28m). Decked with sleepers and gravel. Fenced. Two sheds. Raised flowerbeds. Gates leading to parking. Garden lights and outside tap.
Parking Two marked parking spaces to rear, accessed to the right hand side of the property.
Transport Information Train Stations:
Greenhithe 0.1 miles
Stone Crossing 0.8 miles
Ebbsfleet International 1 mile
The distances calculated are as the crow flies.
Local Schools Primary Schools:
Knockhall Primary School 0.4 miles
The Craylands School 0.8 miles
Stone St Mary's CofE Primary School 1.2 miles
Cherry Orchard Primary Academy 1.4 miles
Manor Community Primary School 1.4 miles
The Ebbsfleet Academy 1.5 miles
Stone Lodge School 1.5 miles
The Leigh Academy 2.4 miles
The Leigh UTC 2.6 miles
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Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Saturday 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Viewing via Fine & Country Sevenoaks office.
Ref DA/CB/DH/230328 - OTF230012/D1
This is a Freehold property.