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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Birchwood Road, Petts Wood, Kent


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Tenure: Freehold

Occupied by General Charles de Gaulle and family during World War II, this deceptively large 1930’s “Love” built detached house features an indoor swimming pool complex of 30’ 0” x 20’ 0”, separate gym and sauna. Additionally there are five bedrooms, three reception areas, a contemporary 23’ 0” x 11’ 7” breakfasting kitchen, en-suite shower room off the master bedroom and family bathroom with separate shower room. The property offers a wealth of period features to include a wood panelled reception hallway, “Inglenook” fireplace, decorative plate racks and beamed ceilings. Classic open porch with tiled roof. Additonal benefits include a ground floor cloakroom, large integral garage of 18’ 4” x 12’ 0” carriage driveway to front, gas central heating, double glazing, loft conversion with fifth bedroom and storage/ playroom, security system and chain free possession from September 2012. The property is conveniently located for Petts Wood town centre, mainline station, transport, schools and National Trust woodland walks. Interior viewing highly recommended.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

Reception Hallway
Oak entrance door to front with double glazed leaded light side windows, a lovely wood panelled interior to decorative plate rack level, two radiators, deep understairs cupboard with light, Georgian French doors to sitting room, walk in coat room with light.

Sitting Room
17' 0" x 15' 4" (5.18m x 4.67m) (Into “Inglenook”) Double glazed leaded light window to front, period “Inglenook” fireplace with “Claygate” style fireplace surround, ornamental chimney breast, wood panelled floors, double glazed interior windows, decorative plate rack, beamed ceiling, radiator.

Dining Room
16' 0" x 11' 9" (4.88m x 3.58m) (Into bay window) Double glazed leaded light bay window to front, wood panelled interior walls to decorative plate rack, beamed ceiling, classic style stone fireplace surround with real flame effect gas coal fire, radiator.

Wood panelled walls to plate rack level, low level WC, wash hand basin, extractor fan, radiator.

Sitting Room
19' 6" x 17' 0" (5.94m x 5.18m) (Into alcove) Double glazed leaded light French doors and window to rear, contemporary wooden fireplace surround with open chimney breast, two radiators, two interior double glazed leaded light windows to side, Georgian door to breakfasting kitchen.

Breakfasting Kitchen
23' 0" x 11' 7" (7.01m x 3.53m) Double glazed leaded light French doors and window to rear, range of contemporary “Shaker” style wall and base units, “Corian” work surfaces, “Smeg” stainless steel double range oven with six gas burners, built in “Neff” stainless steel single electric oven and separate grill, double bowl sink unit, part tiled walls, central island work top with storage cupboards, integrated dishwasher, area for American style fridge (negotiable), recessed ceiling spot lighting, breakfasting area.

Utility Room
11' 6" x 4' 10" (3.51m x 1.47m) Fitted base units, single sink unit, plumbed for washing machine, radiator, high level window, door to garage.

Integrated Garage
18' 4" x 12' 0" (5.59m x 3.66m) Double wooden doors to front, power and light, wall mounted central heating boiler and expansion cylinder, radiator, gas and electric meter, work bench.


Swimming Pool Complex
33' 0" x 20' 0" Double glazed sliding patio doors and full height windows to side and rear elevation, fully heated swimming pool, ceramic tiled flooring, ceiling spot lighting, double glazed French doors from gym area.

Gym Area
Double glazed interior French doors and windows to swimming pool complex, ceramic tiled floor, radiator, double glazed leaded light door to front elevation.

5' 8" x 5' 5" Classic style enclosed sauna.

Shower and Cloakroom
Contemporary wet room shower area, built in chrome controls, extractor fan, ceiling lighting, folding shower screen door, ceramic tiled floor and walls.

Contemporary white suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, ceramic tiled floor and walls, extractor fan.

First Floor

Double glazed leaded light window to rear, solid wood flooring, radiator, polished wood interior doors, built in cupboard housing “Megaflow” pressurised hot water cylinder, dressing area with double glazed leaded light window to side elevation, radiator, wall light points and recessed ceiling spot lighting.

Bedroom One
18' 0" x 12' 0" (5.49m x 3.66m) Double glazed leaded light window to front and rear, solid wood flooring, radiator.

En-Suite Shower Room
6' 10" x 5' 8" (2.08m x 1.73m) Double glazed window to front, white suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, fully tiled shower cubicle with pivot door, built in shower controls, ceramic tiled floor and walls, extractor fan, recessed ceiling spot lighting, chrome heated towel rail.

Bedroom Two
15' 3" x 12' 0" (4.65m x 3.66m) (Into stair recess) Double glazed leaded light window to front, solid wood flooring, radiator.

Bedroom Four
12' 0" x 9' 8" (3.66m x 2.95m) Double glazed leaded light window to rear, solid wood flooring, radiator.

Bedroom Three
11' 0" x 9' 8" (3.35m x 2.95m) Double glazed leaded light window to front, fitted desk unit with drawers extending to fitted wardrobes, radiator.

Family Bathroom & Shower Room
12' 0" x 6' 7" (3.66m x 2.01m) (Into shower cubicle) Double glazed leaded light window to rear, contemporary white suite comprising stylish freestanding roll top bath, low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, recessed double shower cubicle with built in controls and tiled interior, recessed ceiling spot lighting, extractor fan.


Bedroom Five
15' 6" x 10' 0" (4.72m x 3.05m) Two double glazed 'Velux' windows to rear elevation, radiator, dormer ceilings, built in storage cupboard, wood panelled interior.

Apex Roof Storage Area
13' 3" x 5' 0" (4.04m x 1.52m) Four double glazed 'Velux' windows, radiator, wood panelled interior. This room is currently used as a play area.

Eaves Storage Area
Area for storage to rear elevation.


92 Ft. A secluded south facing aspect garden with paved patio leading to a decorative retaining wall extending to raised flower beds and main lawn area, established borders comprising mature shrubs and trees, exterior wall lights, garden shed, rockery to rear leading to a raised area of garden.

Brick Built Pump Room
13' 10" x 8' 6" (4.22m x 2.59m) Single glazed leaded light French doors, main boiler and filtration system and wall mounted boiler for heating.


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