5 bedroom detached house for sale

Horton Kirby, Kent

£1,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed detached house
  • Master suite
  • Dressing room and bathroom
  • Three reception rooms
  • Usable cellar
  • Bespoke kitchen
  • 1.5 acres of garages and paddocks
  • EPC Exempt

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Dating back to circa 1525 with later additions, this Grade II listed farmhouse set in formal grounds and paddocks approaching 1.3 acres presents a superb opportunity to acquire a slice of rural life. Surrounded by Kent countryside, whilst being only a mile or so from the nearest amenities and outstanding schools.

Once one of the most thriving farms in the area, the whole farm underwent a high quality conversion by WH Simmonds and the farmhouse now sits amongst quality conversions yet enjoying a high degree of privacy.

A wealth of accommodation occupies three floors, a generous bespoke family kitchen complete with Godin range cooker with walk-in larder, leads to a large family/dining room with imposing Inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove, a morning room and fabulous lounge boasting a further stove which is perfect for cosy nights in.

The cellar rooms have been converted to a cinema/children's room and has a votive altar believed to honour the Goddess Nehalennia.

To the first floor the master suite affords substantial bedroom with vaulted ceiling, en-suite dressing room with bespoke wardrobes and en-suite bath/shower room with roll top bath.

There are two further double aspect bedrooms, one en-suite and family bathroom with two bedrooms to the second floor.

The property retains all the integrity of the period with imposing central hand carved staircase and sash windows with usable shutters, exposed beams and brickwork with quality oak and period doors throughout.

Outside, the property is approached via a five bar gate. The driveway affords ample parking leading to a barn garage of 38'. The formal patio terrace offers a hydro pool and gardens are laid to lawn with a substantial period grain store offering a variety of uses.

The formal gardens lead to fenced paddock backing onto open fields with greenhouse and vegetable garden.

Property ref: 121_2493_4131300

LOCATION 
Horton Kirby is a village in the civil parish of Horton Kirby and South Darenth in the Sevenoaks District of Kent. The village is located on the right bank of the River Darent, south of Dartford. Its church is dedicated to St Mary. The nearest railway station is at Farningham Road. The A225 road between Dartford and Sevenoaks passes to the west of the village. The village nestles in the Darenth Valley a few miles from Dartford. Road links from the area give access to A2/M2, A20/M20, M25 and Dartford Tunnel as well as Ebbsfleet International station, airports, the coast and Channel Tunnel.

DIRECTIONS 
From Fine & Country North Kent proceed up Ash Road, take the second turning right onto Castle Hill, turn left at the bottom onto Valley Road, follow this road along taking the second turning right into Speedgate Hill proceeding straight across the crossroads into Mussenden Lane, follow this road down where the property will be found approximately 1.5 miles down the lane on the left hand side.

VENDOR INTERVIEW 
Mussenden Farmhouse is a picture perfect family home that enjoys an enviable setting within the glorious Kent countryside. The origins of the house can be traced back to c1525, but further additions were added in subsequent years. In more recent times the house has been beautifully renovated throughout to create the immaculately presented and utterly charming home it is today.

“I’d lived in this area most of my life, before moving to London for work,” says the owner, “but when the children came along, moving back to the countryside seemed like the natural thing to do. It’s a stunning location and what really hits you is just how incredibly peaceful it is. We can walk to the pub in the village, or take a short drive to the shops, so we have everything close at hand including Bluewater, which is only 15 minutes away. It’s also an excellent base for a commuter as we are conveniently located for road and rail.”

TRANSPORT INFORMATION 
Farningham Road Railway Station: 2 miles
Eynsford Railway Station: 3 miles

All distances are approximate and calculated as the crow flies. For information regarding travel please visit:-
www.kent.gov.uk/roads_and_transport/getting_around.aspx

LOCAL SCHOOLS 
Primary Schools:

Horton Kirby Primary School: 0.5 miles
Fawkham Primary School: 1.6 miles
Sutton at Hone Primary School: 1.7 miles
Anthony Roper School: 1.8 miles
Hartley Primary School: 2.4 miles

Secondary Schools:

Longfield Academy: 2.7 miles
Hextable School: 3.3 miles
Swanley School: 3.4 miles
Wilmington Boys Grammar: 3.6 miles
Wilmington Academy: 3.6 miles
Wilmington Girls Grammar: 3.8 miles
Dartford Girls Grammar: 4.3 miles
Dartford Boys Grammar: 4.4 miles
Knole Academy: 7.4 miles

Independent Schools:

Steephill School: 2 miles
Birtley House: 2.9 miles
St Michael’s Otford: 5.4 miles
Cobham Hall: 7.4 miles
Gads Hill: 9.2 miles
St Andrews Rochester: 10.8 miles
Kings Rochester: 10.9 miles

Information sourced from www.schools-search.co.uk
Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.

GOLF CLUBS 
London Golf Club: 3.9 miles
Redlibbets Golf Club: 2.4 miles

HEALTH CLUBS 
Brands Hatch Place: 2.1 miles
David Lloyds Dartford: 3.7 miles

USEFUL INFORMATION 
We recognise that buying a property is a big commitment and therefore recommend that you visit the local authority website www.sevenoaks.gov.uk and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and local area before proceeding.

Some information in these details is taken from third party sources. Should any of the information be critical in your decision making, then please contact Fine & Country North Kent for verification.

USEFUL LINKS 
www.mouseprice.com
www.tfl.gov.uk
www.environment-agency.gov.uk
www.landregistry.gov.uk
www.gov.uk/green-deal-energy-saving-measures
www.homeoffice.gov.uk
www.tkradon.org.uk
www.fensa.org.uk
http://list.english-heritage.org.uk

COUNCIL TAX 
We are informed this property is in council tax band G, you should verify this with Sevenoaks District Council on 01732 227000

TENURE 
The vendor advises us that this property is Freehold. Should you proceed with the purchase of the property your solicitor must verify these details

APPLIANCES/SERVICES 
The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full efficient working order.

MEASUREMENTS 
All measurements are approximate and therefore may be subject to a small margin of error.

OPENING HOURS 
Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 6.30 pm, Saturday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm, Sunday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

VIEWING 
Via Fine & Country North Kent 01474 700009

REF 
HA/SD/ST/162804 4131300/D1 161021/D2 161202/D3

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Added on Rightmove:
12 May 2016

Nearest stations

  • Farningham Road (1.1 mi)
  • Farningham Road (1.1 mi)
  • Longfield (2.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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  • Farningham Road (1.1 mi)
  • Farningham Road (1.1 mi)
  • Longfield (2.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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