Ivy Cottage, a charming and interesting four bedroom extended detached house is set within the heart of the popular historic village of Horton Kirby. Read more
GUIDE PRICE £700,000 - £750,000
Ivy Cottage, a charming and interesting four bedroom extended detached house is set within the heart of the popular historic village of Horton Kirby. The original part of the house is believed to be one of the oldest properties in the village which has since been extended into to what is now a unique family home. The property boasts bags of character with the original part of the house being predominantly flint fronted with decorative brick work with later more recent additions to the side and rear. On entering the house you will find that you truly have found something a little out of the ordinary. Comprising of spacious entrance hall, cloakroom/wc, shower bathroom, drawing room with inglenook fireplace, sitting room and a rear kitchen dining room completes the ground floor accommodation. To the first floor, the property offers a gallery landing that leads to the four bedrooms, with many of the existing parts of the house having exposed beams. The fourth bedroom/study would make an ideal space for those needing to work from home and there’s a family bathroom which leads to a useful storeroom. The garden is generously proportioned but is a manageable size with patio and lawn area with mature boundaries making it a secluded space with a large versatile garden room which that could be ideal for entertaining friends and family or as a home office or garden gym. Also in the garden is a detached garage accessed from the electric gated gravel driveway to the side offering lots of off street parking. This charming, period property is enviably located in one of Horton Kirby’s most sought after locations with ‘The Street’ running parallel to the River Darent, offering riverside walks, wonderful family pubs as well as idyllic views of the village. This vacant possession home is now looking for a new custodian that will now refresh its interior and is sure to suit an array of buyers, including growing families or those from London looking for an ‘escape to the country’ and a 'get away from it all' experience and yet is still conveniently located for road and rail links into central London. The historic village falls in the Sevenoaks District of Kent and dates back to Roman times.
Location Horton Kirby is located on the right bank of the River Darent, south of Dartford and is a village in the civil parish of Horton Kirby and South Darenth in the Sevenoaks District of Kent. Its church is dedicated to St Mary and the nearest railway station is at Farningham Road. The village nestles in the Darenth Valley a few miles from Dartford and the A225 road between Dartford and Sevenoaks passes to the west of the village. There are road links from the area giving access to A2/M2, A20/M20, M25 and Dartford Tunnel as well as Ebbsfleet International station, airports, the coast and Channel Tunnel.
Directions Heading east along the A20, downhill from the M25 (Swanley exit), continue to the bottom of the hill to the roundabout. Take the second exit continuing along the A20/Main Road for approximately 0.5 mile, please take the left hand turning onto Eglantine Lane. Continue to the crossroads, where you take the left turning onto Rays Hill. Rays Hill leads into The Street at a right hand bend and the property is located on your right hand side.
Entrance Hall 13'7" x 14'5" (4.14m x 4.4m). Period style door to front. Stained glass window to side. Double glazed leaded light window to front. Stairs to first floor with under stairs storage cupboard. Tiled flooring. Part vaulted. Beamed ceiling. Downlighters. Two radiators. Flint wall. Stairs to landing. Gas and electric meter cupboards. Large storage cupboard.
Cloakroom 6'7" x 2'11" (2m x 0.9m). Double glazed frosted window to side. Tiled flooring. Textured ceiling. Radiator. Wash hand basin with splashback. Low level wc.
Shower Room/Bathroom 11'2" (3.4m) x 9'3" (2.82m) at widest points. Double glazed frosted window to side. Tiled flooring. Beamed ceiling. Radiator and towel rail. Victorian style suite comprising panelled bath with antique style mixer taps and shower attachment, low level wc, wash hand basin. Shower cubicle. Mirror light. Shaver point.
Sitting Room 19'7" x 14'5" (5.97m x 4.4m). Double glazed square bay window to side. French doors to rear. Carpet. Plain ceiling. Two radiators. Feature electric stove. Built-in storage cupboards.
Drawing Room 22'6" x 10'4" (6.86m x 3.15m). Double glazed leaded light window to front. Double glazed leaded light window to side. Floorboards. Beamed ceiling. Two radiators. Inglenook fireplace with log burner.
Kitchen/Dining Room 21'2" x 16'1" (6.45m x 4.9m). Double glazed door to rear. Double glazed window to rear. French doors to rear. Double glazed ceiling lantern. Vinyl flooring. Two radiators. Fitted wall and base units with granite worksurfaces. Inset Butler sink with splashback and mixer taps. Gas Rangemaster. Space for fridge/freezer. Space for washing machine. Space for dishwasher.
Galleried Split Level Landing Double glazed window to rear. Carpet. Plain ceiling. Beamed walls. Cupboard housing gas central heating boiler.
Main Bedroom 19'7" x 9'7" (5.97m x 2.92m). Double glazed window to rear. Double glazed window to side. Two Velux windows to side. Carpet. Plain ceiling. Downlighters. Radiator. Wall panelling. Eaves cupboards.
Bedroom 2 13'2" x 10'6" (4.01m x 3.2m). Double glazed leaded light window to front. Carpet. Vaulted beamed ceiling. Velux skylight window to rear. Radiator.
Bedroom 3 10'9" x 9'1" (3.28m x 2.77m). Double glazed leaded light window to front. Carpet. Vaulted beamed ceiling. Beamed walls. Velux skylight window to rear. Radiator.
Bedroom 4/Study 10' x 6'6" (3.05m x 1.98m). Double glazed leaded light window to side. Carpet. Textured ceiling. Radiator.
Bathroom 8'10" x 6'2" (2.7m x 1.88m). Double glazed frosted window to side. Wood flooring. Textured ceiling. Downlighters. Radiator and heated towel rail. Shaver point. Mirror with light. Victorian style suite comprising panelled bath with antique style mixer taps and shower attachment. Low level wc. Wash hand basin. Door to store room.
Store Room 9'8" x 6'8" (2.95m x 2.03m). Double glazed window to rear. Boarded flooring. Housing water tank. Pitched roof.
Rear Garden 80' (24.38m) width x 65' (19.8m) depth at widest points. Paved patio. Outside tap. Lawn area. Flower borders. Border hedges. Side access.
Garden Room 16'6" (5.03m) x 11'5" (3.48m) plus 10' (3.05m) x 8'1" (2.46m).
Shed 7'9" x 5'7" (2.36m x 1.7m).
Green House 8'3" x 6'2" (2.51m x 1.88m).
Detached Garage 17'1" x 9'3" (5.2m x 2.82m). Detached in rear garden. Panelled doors to front.
Parking Electric gates to side leading to gravelled off street parking and detached garage.
Transport Information Farningham Road Railway Station: 1.2 miles Eynsford Railway Station: 2.8 miles
Ebbsfleet International Station: 5.7 miles
The distances calculated are as the crow flies.
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Council Tax We are informed this property is in council tax band G, you should verify this with Sevenoaks Borough Council.
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