3 bedroom detached bungalow for saleChurch Road
- Detached Bungalow
- 1/2 Receptions
- 2/3 Bedrooms
- Bathroom and En-Suite
- Garage and Parking
- Secluded Garden
- Energy Rating D
- Contact Swanley
A superb detached bungalow located in the highly sought village of Crockenhill, with its local amenities and convenient Motorway links, neighbouring Swanley town centre offers a wider array of shopping and social facilities, including mainline rail links to London Victoria in approx. 30 minutes. The generously proportioned accommodation comprises sitting room, dining room/ bedroom 3, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, en suite and family bathroom. Externally the property benefits from a block paved driveway leading to a single garage which provides off road parking for several vehicles, whilst to the rear is a real hidden treasure in the form of a private garden with well stocked shrubs and flowers as well as a greenhouse and second patio area. The property still offers the potential for expansion (subject to necessary planning being obtained) and an internal viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the size and quality of this beautiful bungalow.
History Of Crockenhill - Crockenhill's earliest documented history starts in 1388, when the village, or hamlet as it was then, was known as Crockern-Held, which translates as "the hill where stands a pottery kiln". This bore fact to the heavy clay soil, sand and woodland that provided the resources to make, in this case, tiles for the surrounding areas, hence current names, like Tylers Green Road and Tilecroft. In Henry VIII's time thousands of tiles were supplied for the huge kiln at Dartford which was to smelt 'gold' found by Frobisher in Canada - the whole enterprise collapsing when the ore was found to be 'fool's gold'.
In the 15th century a large tract of Crockenhill was given to the nuns at Dartford Priory, who held it until the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII. After holding it for a few years, in 1540 the King gave Crockenhill to one of his favoured courtiers, Sir Percyval Hart of Lullingstone, and it remained part of the vast Lullingstone estate into the 1930s, when the estate was broken up.
By the mid 19th century, market gardening was booming, especially strawberries which grew well on recently grubbed-up woodland. London was readily accessible by road and rail, and with the benevolent rent policy of the Hart Dyke family, the most enterprising smallholders gradually became wealthy farmers.
Today Crockenhill continues to be a thriving community with a good social mix of well-established families and new ones. Most employment is now found away from the village, but its sense of identity remains strong and Crockenhill fiercely defends its status whenever it feels a threat.
Viewings - By appointment only through Kings 01322 614434
Hallway - Full height opaque glazed door and matching window to front, L shaped hallway, carpet, telephone point, radiator with cover, access to loft via loft ladder which is part boarded, doors leading to all accommodation.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room - 16'4 x 9'9 (4.98m x 2.97m) - Double glazed window to rear, range of wall and base units with tiled work surfaces over, 11/2 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer taps, double oven and electric hob with extractor over, integrated fridge and dish washer, tiled flooring, radiator, localised wall tiling, coving and spot lighting, double glazed door to rear garden.
Sitting Room - 15'8 x 11'6 (4.78m x 3.51m) - Double glazed window to front, carpet, radiator with cover, coving, electric coal effect feature fireplace with marble hearth and back panel and wooden mantle,TV point, Telephone point.
Bedroom 1 - 19'9 x 9'11 (6.02m x 3.02m) - Double glazed window to rear with garden view, carpet, radiator, coving, range of wardrobes with matching dressing tables, Telephone point, door to en-suite.
En-Suite. - 7' x 6'5 (2.13m x 1.96m) - Double glazed opaque window to rear, shower cubicle, vanity wash hand basin with storage below, close coupled WC, tiled flooring, part tiled walls, shaver point, extractor fan.
Bedroom 2 - 11'4 x 10'8 (3.45m x 3.25m) - Double glazed window to front, carpet, coving, radiator, built in wardrobe and matching dressing table and bedside cabinets.
Dining Room /Bedroom 3 - 7'11 x 7'3 (2.41m x 2.21m) - Double glazed window to front, carpet, coving, radiator.
Bathroom - 8'5 x 8' (2.57m x 2.44m) - Opaque double glazed window to side, panelled bath with telephone style mixer taps, vanity wash hand basin with storage below, close coupled WC, radiator part tiled walls, carpet, cupboard housing hot water tank.
Garden - Paved patio area ideal for seating and entertaining, the rest is mainly laid to lawn with mature planting to all sides and fenced boarders, rear raised patio with green house, path to side leading to front gate, door to garage and storage.
Garage - Double doors to front, power and lighting, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for freezer, door and window to rear.
Driveway - Herring bone style brick block driveway to front of garage and property providing ample parking with mature planting to front border.
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