Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bubblestone Farm is an enchanting Grade ll listed 16th century detached cottage nestling on Otford Green with views across to the famous listed Otford duck pond and the historic church of St.Bartholomews. Attractive elevations are part brick and part vertical tiled under a peg tiled roof, with a deep catslide roof to the side. An original barn, with later extensions that sits to the side of the cottage serves as additional living accommodation with a private garden, parking and private access. The current vendors have undertaken a programme of renovation to Bubblestone farm which has blended flawlessly with the original features of the period. In addition to the detached barn there are two further outbuildings, a pitched roof garage and large timber work shop. The gardens that surround the cottage are nothing less than a pure delight, a myriad of colour and rose arbours, hidden seatin...
From the large roundabout in the centre of Otford with The Green on your left, take the A225 towards Sevenoaks and immediately turn into the first small driveway on your left. Then the driveway to Bubblestone Farm is immediately on your left.VENDOR INTERVIEW
“It was the charming sense of antiquity which first attracted us to this Grade II listed property at Bubblestone Farm,” say the current owners. “The way it has been crafted is utterly unique, so even in refurbishing the property to create a modern interior we have taken great care to retain many of the original period features.”
Exquisitely landscaped south facing gardens provide a picturesque setting for the beauty of the house itself. “Visitors tend to gasp when they see the secret garden which is hidden behind the house,” say the owners, “as you would never know it was there from the front! With lovely trees and even a well, it is absolutely beautiful.” Within the secluded garden is a spacious self-contained and well-presented barn conversion, perfect for use as guest accommodation or visiting relatives. To the rear is private driveway parking behind double gates, with room for several vehicles, as well as a garage and a large timber workshop.
The local area too has much to offer, providing both charm and convenience. “We are just a few minutes’ walk from a Post Office, hairdresser, local shop, pubs and restaurants,” say the owners, “meaning that we never have to venture very far to get what we need. Well located in the village, the house enjoys a pleasant outlook to the front over the village duck pond and green, whilst being only a quarter of a mile from the railway station for direct trains to London Victoria and Blackfriars.”
Though it is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a conservation area, the property is within easy distance of further shopping and amenities at Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Bluewater Shopping Centre near Dartford. Good primary, secondary and grammar schools are also available in the area.
My Favourite room is the Lounge
“The lounge is simply beautiful, being very cosy in winter with a log fire burning in the inglenook.”
Best thing about the grounds/local area
“We have really appreciated the calm yet convenient location of Bubblestone Farm, being within easy walking distance of everything we might need.”
What they will miss most
“We shall miss the lovely character of this unique historic property – now it just needs the right people to become its next custodians and love it as much as we have!”
“The house itself provides an atmospheric setting for intimate dinner parties with close family and friends, while the garden is ideal for larger celebrations, with people flowing in and out of the house.”
Enclosing boundary wall with mature shrubbery and climbing plants. Recessed door to gardens.
Solid oak latched door to front with leaded light window. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Tiled floor. Wall lights. Radiator. Solid wood latched door to inner hall. Staircase to first floor. Under stairs storage cupboardSITTING ROOM
Solid wood latched door to hall. Exposed beams. Radiator. Casement windows to front. Carpet as fitted. Wall lights. Inglenook with bressummer beam, brick hearth, inset wood burning stove.
Solid wood latched door to hall. Exposed beam to walls and ceiling. .Double aspect windows to front. Window to side. Small inglenook with inset log burner. Carpet as fitted. Solid wood latched door to kitchen. Open plan to office/study.OFFICE/STUDY
Window to side. Carpet as fitted. Meter cupboard.BEAMED INNER HALL
Solid wood latched door to utility room. Solid wood latched door to rear garden
Quarry tiled floor. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Exposed brick wall. Window to side. High level window to rear. Sloping ceiling with strip window beneath. .Bespoke ivory wood effect fitted base and soft drawer opening units with Corian work tops running above. Illuminated kick board and concealed lighting below worktops. White ‘Neff’ oven and Microwave in housing with storage below. Side by side, fridge and freezer in housing. Inset stainless steel sink with mixer taps above. Storage unit with pull out baskets. Latched wood door to hall.UTILITY ROOM
Tiled floor. Work tops. Plumbed for washing machine and tumble drier. Door to bathroomBATHROOM
Double aspect frosted windows to front and side. Panelled bath with centre water fall mixer taps and hand held micro shower. Full width vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and water fall mixer taps, soft close WC with concealed flush. Shaver socket. RadiatorFIRST FLOOR
Beamed ceiling and walls. Window to side. Bi-directional landing. Deep cupboard housing hot water cylinder.MASTER BEDROOM
Solid wood latched door to landing. Window to front overlooking the green. Original leaded internal window overlooking the kitchen. Beamed ceiling and walls. Carpet as fitted. Linen cupboard. Radiator.BEDROOM 2
Window to front overlooking the green. Window to rear. Beamed and vaulted ceiling.BATHROOM (3rd BEDROOM)
Spacious. Exposed beams. Window to front. Gloss vanity unit in mint green with shaped inset wash hand basin and soft close WC with concealed flush. Heated ladder towel rail. Double shower cubicle with drench head shower and hand held shower.GARDEN
Flagstone from rear door to paved patio. Courtesy lights by catslip roof. Shingled path to side seating area and log store. Raised flowerbeds, Steps to wood pergola with established climbing plants. Bi-directional paths. ‘Secret’ garden. High screening laurels and established trees and shrubbery lend an air of seclusion to this beautiful spot. Original wishing well, level lawns with shaded pathways. Wood pergola and security gate to extensive shingled parking area, pitched roof garage and timber workshop. Rose pergola with access to the detached barn.
There is a private drive to the side of the cottage with twin five bar gates and extensive parking on the shingled drive.
The gardens are stocked throughout with specimen shrubs and trees and well established flower borders, potted bay trees, fig plants, acers, wisteria and grape vines.
Pitched roof, up and over doors light and power. Side path to work shopTIMBER WORKSHOP
Spacious work shop with light and power.DETACHED BARN
Original brick built barn with further extensions. Pitched roof with ample loft storage. Mature wisteria and grape vine. Stable door to side.ENTRANCE
Tiled floor. Concealed utility areaSHOWER ROOM
Window to front. Pedestal wash hand basin. Corner shower cubicle. Linen cupboard housing central heating boiler. Part tiled walls.SITTING ROOM
Full wall of bi-fold doors to paved patio. Radiator. Carpet as fitted. Open plan to kitchen/breakfast room.KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
Comprehensive range of sun yellow wall base and drawer units with light wood work tops running above. Breakfast bar. Tiled floor. Space for fridge and oven. Single drainer stainless steel sink unit.BEDROOM
Window to side. Double bedroom with walk in wardrobe. Windows to side. Stained wood floor. Radiator.EXTERNAL
Paved patio. Side lawn. Courtesy lights. Entrance gate from front. Rear patio.DIRECTIONS
Bubblestone Farm can be found opposite the duck pond in otford set back on the green.TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Otford Railway Station: 0.3 miles
Shoreham Railway Station: 1.7 miles
Sevenoaks Railway Station: 3.7 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: 0.1 miles
Shoreham Primary School: 1.5 miles
Kemsing primary School: 1.7 miles
Sevenoaks Primary:1.9 miles
Amhurst Primary School: 2.4 miles
The Knole Academy: 1.8 miles
Trinity: 1.9 miles
The weald of kent Grammer School – (annexe located on site at Trinity) :1.9 miles
Tonbridge Grammer: 9.6 miles
The Judd School: 9.2miles
Russell House: 0.3 miles
St Michaels: 1 miles
Walthamstow Hall: 2.4 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:1.8 miles
Woodlands Manor Golf Club: 2.9 miles
London Golf Club: 5.9 miles
Reynolds Retreat: 7.5 miles
St Julians club: 6.3 miles
Nizels: 7 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 the 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 detailsAPPLIANCES/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 Friday 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
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