For sale by Modern Method of Auction; Starting Bid Price £650,000 plus Reservation Fee. Read more
For sale by Modern Method of Auction; Starting Bid Price £650,000 plus Reservation Fee.
• For Sale by Modern Method of Auction • Terms and Conditions Apply
‘Keepers Cottage’ is a fascinating brick faced semi-detached Grade ll listed cottage believed to date from circa 16th century and is located within the historic Kent village of Seal, approximately 1.8 miles from Sevenoaks Station. Sitting in delightful park like secluded gardens this period property was originally within the grounds of the ancient Wildernesse Estate. The later additions to the cottage, believed to have been added from the 1920’s onwards, including a single storey side extension and the insertion of dormer windows to the first floor. To the front there is mature hedgerow screening and a wrought iron gate gives pedestrian paved path to the original lead roof hood with supporting carved wood brackets of the front entrance. To the right hand side of the property there is a right of way over a shared gravelled access from the road which leads to the property’s double garage. Internally the property has many characterful features that includes to the sitting room a recessed fireplace with bressummer beam above and open chimney and many original beams throughout the original part of property. The ground floor comprises of entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, study, kitchen, utility room and shower room and bedroom. From the entrance hall the staircase leads to the first floor where there are two further bedrooms including the principal and family bathroom. The mature garden is to the side and rear with a paved patio with path extending to side garden and generous seating area, low drystone walling, railings above with climbing shrubbery, extensive gently sloping lawns are flanked by banks of wild woodland flowers, primrose, forget-me-nots, wild orchids and bluebells. There are two ornamental ponds, one on a higher level and the remainder of the garden is interspersed with flowering shrubbery and mature trees. This versatile charming property has bags of potential and is looking for the next custodian of this period home to make it their own with also the potential to remodel the later addition by sympathetically extending it subject to the relevant planning permission required.
Front Chain link fence with pedestrian access to the front. Wrought iron gate. Mature screening shrubbery. Paved frontage to front and side. Timber gate to side garden. Wrought iron gate and gravelled path to the double garage. Original lead roof hood with supporting carved wood brackets to front entrance.
Auctioneer's Comments This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction. Should you view, offer or bid on the property, your information will be shared with the Auctioneer, iamsold. This method of auction requires both parties to complete the transaction within 56 days of the draft contract for sale being received by the buyers solicitor. This additional time allows buyers to proceed with mortgage finance (subject to lending criteria, affordability and survey). The buyer is required to sign a reservation agreement and make payment of a non-refundable Reservation Fee. This being 3.6% of the purchase price including VAT, subject to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT. The Reservation Fee is paid in addition to purchase price and will be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property in the calculation for stamp duty liability. Buyers will be required to go through an identification verification process with iamsold and provide proof of how the purchase would be funded. This property has a Buyer Information Pack which is a collection of documents in relation to the property. The documents may not tell you everything you need to know about the property, so you are required to complete your own due diligence before bidding. A sample copy of the Reservation Agreement and terms and conditions are also contained within this pack. The buyer will also make payment of £300.00 including VAT towards the preparation cost of the pack, where it has been provided by iamsold. The property is subject to an undisclosed Reserve Price with both the Reserve Price and Starting Bid being subject to change.
Referral Arrangements The Partner Agent and Auctioneer may recommend the services of third parties to you. Whilst these services are recommended as it is believed they will be of benefit; you are under no obligation to use any of these services and you should always consider your options before services are accepted. Where services are accepted the Auctioneer or Partner Agent may receive payment for the recommendation and you will be informed of any referral arrangement and payment prior to any services being taken by you.
Location The village of Seal in the Borough of Sevenoaks was recorded in the Domesday Book and is situated approximately 1.5 miles from Sevenoaks High Street. Seal offers a range of shops, bars and restaurants and there are numerous leisure facilities and sporting activities in the area including Seal Recreation Ground, Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, plus golf at Wilderness, Knole Park & Sevenoaks Town, cricket at The Vine and also Sevenoaks Rugby Club.
There is a selection of good schools in the area including Sevenoaks Primary School, Walthamstow Hall, Trinity Free School, Weald of Kent Grammar, Knole Academy, and the internationally renowned Sevenoaks School. Bat and Ball and Sevenoaks stations provides mainline links to London Bridge (27 minutes), London Charing Cross (36 minutes) and London Canon Street (35 minutes). The M25 (Jct 5) is circa 1.6 miles away, providing links to London and the national motorway network.
Directions From our Otford office at the duck pond, take the 2nd exit at the roundabout to the Sevenoaks Road/A225 and continue along the A225. At the roundabout take the second exit and continue on the Otford Road/A225 towards the traffic lights. Take the left-hand filter lane at the lights and turn onto Seal Road/A225. Continue along the Seal Road and you will pass Seal Drive on your right and then the village sign for Seal, (also 30 mile/hour sign). The property is accessible via the next driveway, on the right-hand side, opposite the Seal Recreation Ground.
Transport Information Bat & Ball Railway Station: 1.2 miles Kemsing Railway Station: 2.2 miles
The distances calculated are as the crow flies.
Education Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.
Council Tax We are informed this property is in council tax band F, you should verify this with Sevenoaks Borough Council.
Useful Information We recognise that buying a property is a big commitment and therefore recommend that you visit the local authority websites for more helpful information about the property and local area before proceeding.
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.