6 bedroom property for sale
CHURCH STREET, SHOREHAM, SEVENOAKS
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Tenure: FreeholdA SUBSTANTIAL GRADE II LISTED PERIOD HOUSE OF MUCH CHARM AND CHARACTER, BELIEVED TO DATE FROM 1738 WITH LATTER ADDITIONS, SUPERBLY RESTORED AND MODERNISED AND SITUATED IN THE HEART OF THIS PICTURESQUE AND HISTORICAL KENTISH VILLAGE DIRECTLY OPPOSITE THE RIVER DARENTH AMIDST BEAUTIFUL GARDENS IN EXCESS OF HALF AN ACRE BACKING ONTO A VINEYARD.
Reception Hall/Study, Combined Drawing Room and Dining Room, Sitting Room, Fitted Farmhouse Kitchen, Laundry, Cloakroom, Cellar, Six Bedrooms, Master with Dressing Area and Ensuite Shower Room, Spacious Family Bathroom, Oil Fired Fired Central Heating, Some Secondary Double Glazing, Space and Planning Permission for a Triple Garage, Off Road Parking for Several Vehicles, Charming Garderns extending to in excess of half of an acre.
SHOREHAM The property is situated in the heart of this beautiful village with its local shops, post office, inns and ancient church and about a half a mile from Shoreham Station with its direct train services to Blackfriars and Holborn. In the other direction Chelsfield and Orpington mainline stations with their excellent services of frequent trains to and from London Bridge, Charing Cross and Canon Street are within easy driving distance. The M25 can joined at Junction 4 allowing easy access to most of the major road networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Education is well catered for with a number of highly regarded state and private schools within a ten mile radius especially in Sevenoaks. Sport too, is of an abundance with local tennis and football clubs and golf is available with several courses close at hand including Darenth Valley golf course in the village. Greenbelt countryside abounds the area providing an idyllic environment.
A BRIEF HISTORY The curious name of Record derives from a family of that name who lived in the village during the early 17th century. In the early 1800s Record was described as a chandler's shop with part of the building used as a dwelling for the proprietor and his family. Almost a hundred years on, the building consisted of two shops one of which became the village store which provided every day needs for the villagers whilst the other shop was understood to have sold haberdashery and by 1948 the shops were converted into tearooms. Two years later the property reverted to full residential use and in 1952 a small right hand portion was annexed for the purposes of letting and in 1960 this portion was sold and is now known as Little Record. A full history of the building is available at our offices.
DESCRIPTION Situated between the parish church and bridge over the River Darenth, this exceptionally spacious attached house believed to date from 1738 with latter additions, has rendered brick elevations with exposed brick plinth relieved by wide windows, many of which are double sash, and stands beneath a mellow clay tiled and part slate roof.
Internally the accommodation is undoubtedly spacious with rooms of generous dimensions and proportions with high ceilings and the appointments are to an exellent standard as is evident in the farmhouse kitchen which is well fitted, in both the ensuite shower room and bathroom which boast white suites with the latter in the Victorian style and, of course, there is the installation of oil fired central heating and some secondary double glazing. Whilst being brought into the 21st century being listed many of the original features have, of course, been retained including a fine inglenook with oak bressumer, exposed structural wall and ceiling beams and some original broad board flooring.
The gardens in total extend to in excess of one half of an acre, delightfully landscaped, they provide together with the views over the vineyard, a picturesque setting for this fine family period home offering the following:
Property Reference 0012868
Reception Hall/Study (Dimensions : 12'8" (3.86 M) x 11'10" (3.61 M))
Brightly lit by window to front and having charming brick fireplace, oak strip flooring, double radiator, one wall and chimney breast with original panelling, door to hall and double doors to:
Combined Drawing Room and Dining Room (Dimensions : 30'2" (9.19 M) x 17'0" (5.18 M) max)
Lit by two windows and fully glazed original shop door to front and two further windows in the dining area to side and having original fireplace, maple strip flooring, heavily beamed ceiling and three radiators.
With stairs to first floor, door to study/reception hall and door to:
Sitting Room (Dimensions : 18'10" (5.75 M) x 13'7" (4.15 M))
Lit by window to side and having a fine inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer and housing an oil fired aga, heavily beamed ceiling, built in cupboard, door to drawing room, door to cellar (18'1 (5.51m) x 16'9 (5.12m)) with a headroom of approximately 5'6". Door to:
Laundry (Dimensions : 12'11" (3.94 M) x 6'10" (2.08 M))
Lit by window to side and having stainless steel sink set in worktop with space and plumbing beneath, slate style floor, built in cupboard, panelled ceiling, door to kitchen and door to:
Lit by window to rear, being half panelled and having suite comprising wash hand basin and low level wc. Radiator and slate style floor.
Farmhouse Kitchen (Dimensions : 14'9" (4.51 M) x 13'7" (4.16 M))
Lit by two windows to rear and window to side and fitted with purpose built units comprising butler sink with cupboard under, full range of base units with hardwood worktops and larder unit. Range style five burner cooker with oven beneath, built in fridge freezer, slate style floor, heavily beamed ceiling and double doors to:
With floor standing oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water, radiator and wide door opening onto the garden.
With understairs cupboard, one wall panelled and carpet as fitted to stairs and landing.
Bedroom 1 (Dimensions : 20'9" (6.33 M) x 13'7" (4.15 M))
Lit by windows to rear and side and skylight and having two walls in exposed brickwork, tall radiator, fitted carpet and door to:
With fitted carpet and door to:
Ensuite Shower Room
Lit by windows to rear and side and having white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc and shower tray set in fully tiled cubicle with power shower. Heated towel rail, radiator and painted floorboards.
Bedroom 2 (Dimensions : 14'11" (4.55 M) x 14'9" (4.49 M))
Lit by window to front and having original fireplace, built in cupboard, radiator and original broad floorboards.
Bedroom 3 (Dimensions : 15'2" (4.64 M) x 15'0" (4.58 M))
Lit by window to front and having radiator and fitted carpet.
Bedroom 4 (Dimensions : 14'8" (4.47 M) x 10'9" (3.28 M))
Lit by window to side and having original cast iron fireplace, radiator and fitted carpet.
Lit by window to side and having original cast iron fireplace and fitted with Victorian style white suite comprising freestanding rolltop bath with shower attachment, wash hand basin set on a wash stand, low level wc and double shower tray set in fully tiled cubicle with power shower. Built in cupboard and original broad floorboards.
With carpet as fitted to stairs and landing.
Bedroom 5 (Dimensions : 25'10" (7.88 M) sloping ceilings x 14'1" (4.29 M))
Lit by skylight and having double radiator, fitted carpet and door to:
Storage Room (Dimensions : 16'2" (4.94 M) x 10'8" (3.25 M))
Lit by window to rear and having door to eaves storage space. Note: This area could, subject to the usual consents, form and ensuite bathroom.
Bedroom 6 (Dimensions : 13'1" (3.01 M) x 11'5" (3.48 M))
Lit by window to side and having built in wardrobe, double radiator, exposed beams and fitted carpet.
To the rear extend to in excess of half an acre and comprise to the rear a flint cobbled courtyard skirting the house providing the parking, beyond which there are two generous expanses of lawn divided by a low hedge with colourful beds and borders with the whole backing onto a vineyard.
Original Brick Built Stable