GUIDE PRICE £900,000 - £925,000 Sitting in the bottom of a valley this attractive four bedroom detached period property has lots to offer. We are informed the property was once two cottages, but its seamless renovation makes it difficult to envisage this. Read more
GUIDE PRICE £900,000 - £925,000 Sitting in the bottom of a valley this attractive four bedroom detached period property has lots to offer. We are informed the property was once two cottages, but its seamless renovation makes it difficult to envisage this. Overlooking fields to front and rear the home is located in a semi-rural peaceful position in Hextable.
The property boasts a well-appointed kitchen and breakfast room with integrated appliances, which lead to the utility room. The large sitting room benefits from an open fireplace and triple aspect windows, and French doors opening onto a large patio and south easterly facing rear garden backing on to farmland. The dining room also enjoys French doors providing access to the patio for outdoor entertaining. The contemporary cloakroom completes the ground floor. The first floor provides a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom. There are two further large bedrooms, one with en suite, a smaller fourth bedroom, a fifth room which makes an ideal office, and a shower room. To the front is a wide driveway with room for several cars, in front of the double garage, which has additional space used as a workshop. The property is in an idyllic location, with local shops within easy reach and also multiple train stations for days out or simply for the daily commute.
Location Hextable is situated in north west Kent between the towns of Dartford and Swanley and over the last 100 years it has grown from a small hamlet to a semi-rural village of some 4,400 people. The village is surrounded by green belt land - much of it used by small farms, nurseries and livery stables. It is just 16 miles from Central London and is within the M25. However, Hextable still retains much of its rural character having its own post office, chemist, grocery stores and popular large cafe. The centre is marked by an attractive tree-lined village green with children's play area, and there are several other large communal green spaces and also Heritage Gardens, which include the village hall, parish centre offices, open green space and lovely nature walks. A founder member of the Temperance Movement once lived in Hextable and to this day, historic covenants still mean the village has no public houses! 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.
Seller Insight This impressive, spacious, family home is set along a quiet road, within walking distance into the rural village of Hextable, which sits within Green Belt land. Open meadows and fields adjoin the property, presenting a delightful, rural, location yet it is just a short journey into towns like Sevenoaks and Bromley South and conveniently close to Ebbsfleet and Bluewater.
The owners were hunting for a larger family home and Wiffens Farm Cottage, plus its location, was ideal for them with its potential to become the family home they were looking for. Originally two farm cottages which had been converted into one home but, since coming to live here in 1991, the owners have tweaked, extended and enhanced the cottage for it to become the magnificent, spacious, family home that it is today. A home full of style and comfort, teamed with essential practicalities for a busy family life.
Seller Insight In addition, the external features are equally enchanting, Doors from the dining and main reception room open out onto a spacious patio, thereby increasing and enhancing the living space, especially when thrown open wide on sunny, warm, days. The garden also backs onto a large meadow and on into open countryside. The owners love to share their home with friends and family and the large lawn is brilliant for family gatherings, even for a bouncy castle. The owners have also enjoyed lots of occasions when they have hosted summer dance parties.
There are lots of pleasant walks direct from the house and the local area is popular for equestrian pursuits. The sociable village has many opportunities to pursue a wide range of interests and the coffee venue by the church is very popular.
Seller Insight There is a primary school in the village with a variety of education establishments for older children close by. There are good amenities within the village, but large supermarkets and other outstanding facilities are very close. Road and rail links are excellent offering a choice of journeys into the capital, whilst access to major motorways is very convenient.
The family have now flown the nest and it is for logistic reasons that the owners are moving to live closer to their daughter. They have adored living in this brilliant family home and wish new owners much happiness and contentment.
Entrance Hall Hard wood door to front. Carpet. Plain coved ceiling. Radiator. Storage cupboard. Stairs leading to landing with under stairs cupboard.
Cloakroom 5'11" x 3' (1.8m x 0.91m). Double glazed frosted window to front. Tiled flooring. Plain coved ceiling with downlights. Radiator. Low level W.C. Vanity unit wash hand basin. Tiled walls.
Sitting Room 24'7" x 14'7" (7.5m x 4.45m). Double glazed Georgian style window to front. Two double glazed Georgian style windows to side. Double glazed Georgian style French doors to rear with windows to either side. Carpet. Plain ceiling with downlights. Two radiators. Inglenook fireplace with Oak mantel beam tiled base and brick surround.
Dining Room 14'2" x 10'7" (4.32m x 3.23m). Double glazed Georgian style French doors to rear. Wood effect flooring. Plain coved ceiling. Radiator. Dado rail.
Kitchen 13'3" x 10'3" (4.04m x 3.12m). Double glazed Georgian style windows to rear. Panelled door to rear. Wood effect laminate flooring. Plain ceiling with downlights. Radiator and upright radiator. Fitted wall and base units with work surfaces over. Stainless steel Beko double oven and Bosch hob with stainless steel filter hood over. Spaces for American fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Leading to Dining Area.
Dining Area 16'6" x 9'11" (5.03m x 3.02m). Double glazed Georgian style windows to front and side. Wood effect flooring.
Utility Room 10'2" x 6'2" (3.1m x 1.88m). Window to rear. Door to side with stained glass window. Wood effect flooring. Plain coved ceiling. Butler sink with mixer taps and cupboard under. Spaces for washing machine and tumble dryer. Grant oil burner. Wall unit. Water softener. Fuse board.
Landing Double glazed Georgian style window to front. Carpet. Plain coved ceiling. Access to loft. Dog legged staircase.
Main Bedroom 14'7" x 13'8" (4.45m x 4.17m). Double glazed Georgian style windows to rear and side. Carpet. Plain ceiling with downlights. Radiator. Walk-in wardrobe.
En-Suite Bathroom 10'8" x 8'11" (3.25m x 2.72m). Double glazed Georgian style frosted window to front. Wood effect flooring. Plain ceiling with downlights. Radiator. Heated towel rail. Panelled bath with shower attachment and mixer taps. Low level W.C. Double wash hand basin in vanity unit. Power shower cubicle. Built-in mirrored storage cupboard.
Walk-in Wardrobe 11'2" x 5'9" (3.4m x 1.75m).
Bedroom Two 13'3" x 9'5" (4.04m x 2.87m). Double glazed Georgian style window to rear. Carpet. Plain coved ceiling. Radiator.
En-Suite Bathroom 10' x 5' (3.05m x 1.52m). Double glazed Georgian style window to rear. Wood effect flooring. Plain ceiling. Radiator. Heated towel rail. Panelled bath with electric shower over and mixer taps. Wash hand basin in vanity unit. Low level W.C. Mirrored light. Storage unit.
Bedroom Three 9'5" x 7' (2.87m x 2.13m). Double glazed Georgian style window to side and front. Carpet. Plain coved ceiling. Radiator.
Bedroom Four 10'10" x 10'8" (3.3m x 3.25m). Double glazed Georgian style window to rear. Carpet. Plain coved ceiling. Radiator. Built-in mirrored wardrobe.
Study 7' x 6'5" (2.13m x 1.96m). Double glazed Georgian style window to front. Carpet. Plain coved ceiling. Radiator.
Shower Room 8'6" x 5'3" (2.6m x 1.6m). Double glazed Georgian style window to front. Vinyl flooring. Plain ceiling and extractor fan. Radiator. Heated towel rail. Shower cubicle. Low level W.C. Wash hand basin in vanity unit. Shaver point. Tiled walls.
Rear Garden Paved patio area. Laid to lawn. Shed to the side of the garage. Log store. Oil tank. Views over farmlands. Night-time lighting. Motion activated security lights. Security cameras. Outside tap.
Garage/Workshop 22'1" x 18'4" (6.73m x 5.6m). Two up and over roller doors. Double glazed window to rear. Double glazed door to side. Electric car charging point. Work bench. Power. Multiple double sockets.
Transport Information Train Stations Farningham 1.6 miles Swanley 2 miles Dartford 2.5 miles Crayford 2.7 miles The property is also within easy reach of Ebbsfleet Eurostar International Station.
The distances calculated are as the crow flies.
Local Schools Pre-Schools: Several local pre-schools.
Primary Schools: St Pauls' Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School 0.7 miles Wilmington Primary School 1.1 miles Hextable Primary School 1.1 miles Sutton-At-Hone Church of England Primary School 1.2 miles Oakfield Primary Academy 1.4 miles
Secondary Schools: Wilmington Grammar School for Boys 1.1 miles Wilmington Academy 1.2 miles Wilmington Grammar School for Girls 1.3 miles Parkwood Hall Co-Operative Academy 1.3 miles Dartford Science & Technology College 1.9 miles Dartford Grammar School for Girls 2.1 miles Dartford Grammar School for Boys 2.2 miles
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Tenure The property is considered to have a "virtual freehold" as the lease has over 957 years left to run, expiring in August 2981. There are no service charges and the ground rent is one peppercorn p.a., which K.C.C. have said they have no wish to collect.
Council Tax We are informed this property is in band F. For confirmation please contact Sevenoaks Borough Council.
Appliances/Services The mention of any appliances and/or services within these 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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