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7 bedroom house for sale

Bluebell Farm, Church Street, Seal, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 0AR

Offers in Region of £5,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb private residence
  • Accommodation of 15,486 sq ft
  • Detached cottage, office suite
  • Excellent leisure complex
  • In all about 148 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Situation

Bluebell Farm is situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just outside the village of Seal and close to Sevenoaks.

The property includes a stunning principal property with office suite, a two bedroom cottage, large agricultural barn with potential for alternative equestrian use (subject to planning) and surrounding arable farmland.

Bluebell Farm also benefits from a leisure complex with indoor swimming pool, sauna, gymnasium, changing facilities and outdoor tennis court.

Local Amenities: Seal offers local amenities including a parish church, a primary school, public houses and a butcher.

Comprehensive Shopping: Sevenoaks (2.7 miles) and Bluewater near Dartford (18.6 miles).

Sporting Facilities: Golf clubs in Sevenoaks include Wildernesse and Knole with Nizels in Hildenborough which also has a private health/fitness centre. Sevenoaks sports and leisure centre. Cricket and Rugby in the Vine area of Sevenoaks.

Schools: There are a selection of highly regarded schools within the area including state, grammar, private preparatory and public schools.
www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-learning
www.ofsted.gov.uk/reports

Communications: The M25 can be accessed at the Chevening interchange linking to other motorway networks and Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. The M26 and M20 give access to the Channel Tunnel and channel parts.

Mainline Rail Services: Sevenoaks (approx 2.7 miles) to Cannon Street/Charing Cross - 32 minutes and Kemsing (approx. 1.4 miles) to London Victoria - 41 minutes.



Description

Residential

Bluebell Farmhouse
Bluebell Farmhouse was converted into a residential dwelling in 2002 from a range of redundant farm buildings and is predominantly a brick conversion with some wooden panelling under a pitched slate tiled roof.

The farmhouse is accessed via a central courtyard with double gates and features a range of climbing plants and a Victorian well.

The wooden front door leads into an Entrance Hallway with tiled flooring and vaulted beamed ceiling.

The Kitchen/Breakfast room benefits from an extensive range of fitted based units with marble work top and central island with marble top and integrated sink. There is a dual butler sink and gas fired Aga with integrated grill, fan oven and gas hob. Adjacent to the Kitchen/Breakfast room is a Pantry with fitted marble worktops with storage shelving above and below. The Laundry Room incorporates a range of fitted worktops with sink and storage shelving.

Living centrally within the farmhouse there is a beautiful central Atrium with glass ceiling and York stone flooring, providing a light and spacious reception room leading to various reception rooms and the bedroom suites and a WC.

The Dining Room is a triple aspect room with York stone flooring and vaulted beamed ceiling and has patio doors to the garden and BBQ areas.

The Drawing Room is a dual aspect room with vaulted beamed ceiling and inglenook fireplace and doors leading to the paved patio area. Stairs lead to a Galleried Mezzanine Library with wooden flooring and feature beams.

A door from the Drawing Room leads to the Sitting Room which has a vaulted beamed ceiling and built in storage cupboard. A Study is also situated off the Drawing Room and is a triple aspect room with York stone flooring and vaulted ceiling.

A Games Room and Playroom provide additional reception space and lead onto a Secondary Kitchen with built in base units with door to Utility Room and WC.

A further dual aspect Games Room has stairs leading to:
Bedroom which is a dual aspect double room with reclaimed hardwood flooring and Ensuite Bathroom with white suite incorporating a freestanding bath with shower tap, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.

Bedroom which is a dual aspect double room with reclaimed hardwood flooring and Ensuite Bathroom with white suite incorporating a freestanding sink, WC and feature double shower with tiled floor.

Bedroom which is a dual aspect double room with reclaimed hardwood flooring and Ensuite Bathroom with white suite incorporating a freestanding sink, WC and feature double shower with tiled floor.

The following bedroom suites are accessed from the central Atrium:

Bedroom Suite
A Sitting Room leads to the Ensuite Bathroom with white suite incorporating a freestanding bath, WC and hand basin. Stairs lead to a double Bedroom with vaulted ceiling.

Bedroom Suite
A Sitting Room leads to the Ensuite Bathroom with York stone flooring and incorporates a white suite with bath, double shower, double sink and WC. Stairs lead to a double Bedroom with vaulted ceiling with steps leading to a large Dressing Room.

Master Bedroom Suite
An Entrance Hallway with French monastery flagstone flooring leads to an Ensuite Bathroom with antique cooper freestanding bath, double shower wet room, double freestanding sinks and WC. There is a Dressing Area with handmade built in cupboards and stairs lead to double Bedroom with vaulted beamed ceiling and Ensuite WC and Secondary Dressing Room with stairs leading down to a Wet Room with waterfall shower, double sinks with waterfall taps and WC.

A further double Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom incorporates a Moroccan shower with authentic Moroccan tiles, a freestanding bath and hand basin and WC. A Dressing Room is accessed from the bedroom.

Office Suite
The office suite is accessed via the central courtyard. A door leads through to:

Office Reception with back entrance to parking area.

Office which is a dual aspect room with under stair storage.

The Office Kitchen which incorporates a range of fitted base units with wooden worktop and tiled floor.

The Office WC is a white suite with WC and hand basin.

Stairs from downstairs offices lead to:

Office which is a dual aspect room.

Office which is a triple aspect room with feature circular window.

Leisure Complex
The leisure facilities are located in a wing accessed via the Drawing Room and Sitting Room with separate external access to the patio area.

The indoor Swimming Pool has a substantial paved area surrounding the pool and doorway to Gymnasium with sauna and access to outside. There is a Changing Area with white bathroom suite incorporating a WC, sink and shower as well as the pool house.

Outside
The property benefits from extensive gardens which are predominantly laid to lawn with mature shrub borders and also include:

- Two BBQ patio areas
- Traditional French boules pitch
- Tennis Court
- Well stocked feature pond

Bluebell Cottage
The cottage is a brick built construction with partly tile hung walls and includes traditional features such as exposed timber beams, latch wooden doors and has been sympathetically refurbished.

The cottage is entered via a front door which leads into an Entrance Porch. The Sitting Room is a triple aspect room with feature fireplace and storage under the stairs with ample space for a Dining area.

The Kitchen benefits from a range of fitted wall and base units with wooden work surface, butler sink, integrated Candy DF150 dishwasher and integrated Candy oven and hob. The Utility Room provides access to the cottage garden and has a separate WC.

Stairs with a wrought iron banister lead to a landing area with:

Bedroom which is a dual aspect double room with built in wardrobes.

Bedroom which is a dual aspect double room with an eaves storage cupboard.

Bathroom with white suite including freestanding sink, double shower and WC.

Cottage Garden
The cottage benefits from a separate garden with gravel parking area and enclosed side and rear garden predominantly laid to lawn with mature shrub borders and paved walkway with surrounding flower beds through the centre of the garden.

Farm Building
Adjacent to Bluebell Farmhouse is a fully enclosed clear span agricultural building with concrete floor, full height roller shutter door and power and lighting. Measuring 25 metres x 23 metres, this building has potential for alternative equestrian use (subject to necessary planning consents).

Bluebell Farm extends to approximately 148 acres (59.8 hectares). The farmland surrounds the residential dwellings and is predominantly down to arable and pasture.

There is access to the main block of land from the farmhouse driveway and two gateways to Church Street. There is also an unused access via Landway in Seal. Access to the northern block is via Park Lane in Kemsing.

There is a water supply to all fields.

Single Farm Payment
The Single Farm Payment Entitlements relating to the farm will be passed onto the purchaser. The 2010 claim will be retained by the vendor.

There are no stewardship schemes currently running over the farm.

Farming Arrangements
The land is currently contract farmed by a local farmer on an informal agreement. No payment is currently made to the vendor and the farmer carries out agreed maintenance works in return.

Holdover
The vendor will require holdover of the standing crop until the end of harvest.

General Remarks

Particulars of sale
Please refer to the floor plans for room dimensions of Bluebell Farmhouse and Cottage.

Tenure and Possession
The tenure of the property is freehold and vacant possession can be granted upon completion.

Services
Water - mains water
Electricity - mains electricity
Drainage - mains drainage
Heating - mains gas central heating to the farmhouse and cottage

Council Tax
The Council Tax for Bluebell Farmhouse is Band H charged at £2,968.62 for 2009/2010.
T he Council Tax for Bluebell Cottage is Band E charged at £1,814.16 for 2009/2010.

Local Authorities
Sevenoaks District Council - 01732 227000
Kent County Council - 01233 712277

Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to any existing rights of way. There is a public footpath running, away from the farmhouse, from Seal church to Kemsing over the western side of the farm.



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Directions

From Sevenoaks take the A225 heading north out of the town towards Seal. At the T junction turn right onto the A25. Follow the A25 into the village, turning left into School Lane then immediately right onto Church Road then straight over at the junction onto Church Street. Go passed the church and the entrance to Bluebell Farm is located on the left after approximately 0.25 miles.


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