3 bedroom semi-detached house for saleBullfinch Lane, Sevenoaks
Offers in Excess of £450,000
Wonderful 3-bedroom family house positioned perfectly for Sevenoaks’ outstanding primary schools and excellent transport links, with views up to the North Downs.
On a quiet corner adjoining a cul-de-sac, this semi-detached family home is bright, professionally decorated and well-maintained. Three bedrooms (including a top-floor retreat for parents or teenager), two bathrooms (one ensuite), a spacious live-in kitchen, separate utility room and huge built-in cupboards. There are green views from all windows and two of the bedrooms enjoy fantastic views up to the North Downs. The good-sized garden (approximately 37’ x 62’) is quiet, fully-fenced and enjoys complete seclusion thanks to the mature beech hedges on both sides. The south-facing frontage is set back almost 30 feet from the road. There’s also a single garage, a 10’x8’shed and a children’s playhouse. The house, with gas central heating and new double-glazed windows, was modernized and extended in 2007 and has been very well-maintained and regularly decorated since.
51 Bullfinch Lane is for sale freehold chain-free and by informal tender, with the vendor inviting bids in excess of £475,000. Viewing is by appointment only on Friday 26th July (noon – 8pm) and Saturday 27th July (Noon – 4pm).
The accommodation is as follows.
Hall, with a coat cupboard (with glazed side window) and understairs storage space.
Living room (12’5 x 11’3), with south-facing windows overlooking the garden and featuring a working fireplace and alcove shelving.
Kitchen/diner (17’9 x 9’9), all new in 2007 and professionally redecorated in 2011, with a full set of units and matching dresser, sink unit/drainer, electric hob/cooker, boiler and space for a dishwasher. The double windows offer a complete view of the back garden.
Utility room (7’3 x 4’), with plumbing and space for washing machine and separate tumble dryer. Window and door to garden.
Cloakroom (accessible from the garden) with WC, hand basin and window to the garden.
Carpeted stairs lead to the first floor:
Bedroom 2 (11’9 x 10’5) looks into the back garden and up to the North Downs beyond. The floor-to-ceiling cupboards with internal hanging rails and drawers are included in the sale if the buyer wishes. Beige carpet covering solid pine boards.
Bedroom 3 (10’11 x 10’) has attractive views of the south-facing front garden and Riverhead Church in the distance. The solid pine floor has been professionally stained and polished, and there is a feature picture rail.
Bathroom (8’0 x 6’11) All new in 2007, with a curved-edge bath with integral shower, glass screen, hand basin, WC and ladder-style heated towel rail. Glazed window with green garden views.
Carpeted stairs lead to the top floor, a loft conversion built in 2007:
Bedroom 1 (15’10 x 14’6 max). This room gets its special character from the lovely views in three directions: the main window offers an outstanding aspect of the North Downs while the South-facing Velux windows and the side window show a panorama of the leafy neighbourhood, with Riverhead Church in the distance. Another special feature are the alcove shelves on either side of the bed area.
En-suite bathroom (5’5 x 5’2) All new in 2007 with a corner shower unit with glass doors, hand basin and WC. Glazed window overlooking the back garden.
Garage: Up-and-over door, power and light.
Gardens. At the back, the 65’ garden includes two patios, a good-sized lawn, a wildlife pond, mature beech hedges on both sides, a fine beech tree, an 8’x10’ shed with two windows and a 8’x6’ children’s playhouse, with windows facing the lawn. The criss-cross fence which runs the entire length of the property on the right side was installed in 2008.
The 28’ front garden comprises lawn, plus a range of well-established flowers and shrubs, including wisteria, fuchsia and yew. The fledgling beech hedge at the side was planted as recently as February 2013, but is now established for strong growth next year.
Schools: 51 Bullfinch Lane is in a perfect location for the most sought-after schools in Sevenoaks. Riverhead Infants and Amherst Junior School are within 0.4 mile. The house is located within the parish of Chevening, home to a third outstanding primary. Other excellent ultra-local options include Dunton Green (primary), Knole Academy (secondary) and the new Trinity School (secondary). A new grammar school is set to open in Sevenoaks in 2015. Buses to many other highly-rated secondary schools, including the grammar schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, stop within a quarter of a mile. There are several pre-schools within half a mile.
Transport links: Sevenoaks station, with frequent fast trains (24 minutes to London Bridge), is approximately 1 mile. The station at Dunton Green is closer, with journey times to London Bridge of just 30 minutes. A fast commuter bus to Canary Wharf departs at 6.50am every morning from a stop on Bullfinch Lane. There are frequent buses to Sevenoaks town centre and beyond, plus dedicated commuter buses for Sevenoaks Station.
Neighbourhood: Riverhead is an attractive and very well-maintained village with a huge range of facilities. The village centre supports a quality butcher/deli, a chemist, newsagent, dry cleaner and post office, plus the Tesco superstore. Within ten minutes’ walk you’ll find Riverhead Church, Chipstead Common, Sevenoaks Nature Reserve, Holmesdale Cricket Club and Chipstead Tennis Club. Sevenoaks town centre, with all its amenities, lies within 2 miles. Bullfinch Lane is a friendly neighbourhood of mostly long-standing local residents, with their own neighbourhood association. Note that the property is not part of the adjoining Baden-Powell Road, and has no obligations or costs associated with that private road.
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