6 bedroom link detached house for saleIghtham Court, Fen Pond Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15
Sold STC £1,750,000
- stylish converted barn
- charming character property
- stylishly presented
- 6 bedrooms, 3 receptions
- part walled gardens
- about 1 acre
- Borough Green station 1.7 miles
- EPC Rating = E
Charming and stylish country home set within delightful part walled gardens with a swimming pool, located on the edge of this historic Kentish village
The Old Malt House is situated within a conservation area on the outskirts of the historic village of Ightham, identified as one of the six special villages of Kent with its Norman Church, ancient inns and medieval houses. Ightham is adjacent to a number of National Trust owned areas including the historic Ightham Mote and Oldbury Woods where remnants of a Neolithic cave and the largest stone age fort in England can be seen.
Comprehensive Shopping: Sevenoaks (6.2 miles), Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Bluewater in Dartford.
Mainline rail services: Borough Green (1.7 miles) to Victoria. Sevenoaks to Cannon Street/Charing Cross.
Primary Schools: Ightham, Plaxtol and Borough Green.
Grammar schools: Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
Private Schools: The Sevenoaks, Solefields and New Beacon Preparatory Schools in Sevenoaks. St Michaels and Russell House Preparatory Schools in Otford. Walthamstow Hall and Combe Bank School. Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Public Schools.
Leisure Facilities: There are many bridle paths and walks in the local area. Numerous local golf courses including Wildernesse, Knole and Nizels. Mountains and Nizels Leisure Centres in Hildenborough. Sevenoaks Swimming and Leisure Centre.
The M20/M26 can be accessed at the Wrotham interchange which is about 3 miles away linking to other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, the Channel Tunnel Terminus and the International Eurostar Station at Ashford.
The Old Malt House is a charming property, formerly the malt house to the Ightham Court Estate, set within delightful part walled gardens. The house has been the subject of complete refurbishment and updating by the current owners who have subtly combined modern styling with original character features. Features include modern kitchen and bathroom suites, light oak thumb latch doors, full height and arched windows, some exposed stone walls, inglenook fireplaces, exposed ceiling timbers and an impressive vaulted ceiling in the double height drawing room. The superb landscaped gardens provide a wonderful backdrop to the house and have a heated swimming pool with pool house within the grounds. The total plot amounts to about 1 acre.
The principal reception rooms provide both formal and informal living and comprise an impressive double height vaulted drawing room with brick inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove. There are double doors leading to the rear terrace and a door to a side courtyard. Stairs rise to a charming galleried library which over looks the drawing room. The dining room also has double doors to the rear terrace together with a brick fireplace and wood burning stove.
There is a generous study which is double aspect and has a fireplace. This room could be used as a family room as it adjoins the kitchen.
There is an excellent games room which has an outlook over the front courtyard and features a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers.
The bespoke kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base cupboards with granite work surfaces incorporating a 1½ ceramic bowl sink with waste disposal. Appliances include an electric Aga, Miele appliances include hob with extractor fan over, dishwasher, oven, combination oven and coffee machine. There is an American style fridge-freezer with water and ice dispenser. The room is double aspect with delightful views over the front and rear gardens. A door leads to a utility room which has space for appliances and a stable door to outside.
The master suite is located on the ground floor and comprises a double aspect bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and stylish well appointed en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and under floor heating.
There are three further double bedrooms located on the ground floor, all have an attractive outlook over the side garden. One of these bedrooms has double French doors to this garden.
Completing the ground floor accommodation is a stylish cloakroom and a separate family bathroom, with double shower cubicle and under floor heating.
Arranged over the first floor are two well proportioned bedrooms with an outlook to the side. Both have eaves storage cupboards and one has access to an attic room.
A well appointed shower room completes this floor.
The house is approached via electrically operated wrought iron gates which open onto a generous gravelled parking area, and leads to a double garage which has power and light connected.
The front garden comprises a number of raised beds well stocked with a variety of flowering plants. There is a paved west facing terrace, partly covered, which provides an ideal seating area.
The side garden has a gravelled path which extends to a terrace area providing a charming seating area. There are formal manicured gardens and to one side is a picket fence enclosed vegetable garden with raised beds and a timber framed workshop/ office measuring 12' x 20'.
The rear garden features a wide spilt level paved terrace, ideal for al fresco entertaining. There is a brick pillared rose walk with a number of estab lished roses which leads into the lawned garden. To one side is the heated swimming pool with bonded gravel surround and a pool house and pump house. The lawned gardens are interspersed with deep well stocked shaped beds, there are specimen tree including evergreen magnolia and a fig. A particular feature of the garden is the old stone wall believed to be part of the kitchen garden to Ightham Court. This wall incorporates two bunkers which provide ideal spaces for storage. A gate way leads through to a further area of a garden. To one side of the house is a gateway which leads to a small cobbled courtyard which houses a log store. The gardens provide a high degree of privacy and in total amount to about one acre.
Square Footage: 5,222 sq ft
Acreage: 1 Acres
From Sevenoaks head in an easterly direction along the A25 passing the Crown Point public house on the right and at The Cob Tree public house turn right signposted Ightham onto the Sevenoaks Road. At the 'T' junction turn left and take the next left into Fen Pond Road. Continue for 0.4 of a mile and turn right just after the white picket fence into a private driveway. Bear left and follow this drive around where the e legant wrought iron gates for The Old Malt House will be found.
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