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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Styants Bottom Road, Seal Chart, Sevenoaks, Kent

Guide Price £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedroom detached house
  • Tucked-away, well-screened setting
  • Double open bay garage
  • About 1/3 of an acre

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Extended character house, believed to date back to the 16th Century, displaying wonderful period features in a tucked-away, secluded garden setting

Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Drawing Room, Study, Kitchen / Dining Room, Utility Room, Cloakroom, Cellar, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. Detached Double Open Bay Garage with Room Over. About 1/3 of an Acre. EPC: E.

Situation

Durrants is tucked-away in a secluded, tranquil garden setting in this popular part of Seal, known as Seal Chart. It is accessed off a country lane that winds through National Trust woodland in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The village of Seal (about 2 miles) offers a good selection of local facilities including a butcher, grocer, newsagent, dentist, restaurants, public houses and local library. Sevenoaks town centre (about 4 miles) provides a more comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities as well as mainline Station serving London Charing Cross/Cannon Street.

There are a good number of well regarded schools in the local area including Seal and St Lawrence Primary Schools. There are Grammar Schools for both boys and girls in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. There are also a good number of Preparatory Schools in Sevenoaks including New Beacon and Sevenoaks Prep as well as St Michaels at Otford. Walthamstow Hall for Girls and Combe Bank in Sundridge.

There are Golf Courses locally at Wildernesse and Knole in Sevenoaks as well as Wrotham and Nizels in Hildenborough.

The M20/M26 interchange at Wrotham/Wrotham Heath provides access to the M25 and motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports. Ebbsfleet International, Channel Tunnel Terminus and Ports.

Description

The older part of the house is believed to date back to the 16th Century and is typical of a Yeoman's timber-framed hall house. Full of character, it displays a wealth of exposed aged timbers, two Inglenook style fireplaces and some wood mullion windows.

The current owners substantially extended the property in 2001 and sympathetically refurbished the property whilst retaining its charm and character.

Features

Exposed aged timbers and some wood mullion windows.

Wood framed sealed unit casement windows through much of the remainder of the property.

wooden floorboards in the kitchen/dining room, entrance hall, cloakroom, sitting room and master en suite bathroom;

farmhouse kitchen with painted base units, wood block worktops, butler-style sink and tiled splashbacks. There is also a Smeg gas range cooker in a brick fireplace recess with bressumer beam and integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer;

wood burning stove in the sitting room and open fire in the drawing room;

some drop latch doors;

triple aspect master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and en suite bathroom comprising a stand-alone roll-top bath, washbasin mounted on a wooden stand, W.C. and a separate shower cubicle;

well appointed family bathroom with shower mounted over the bath;

4 further bedrooms.

Outside

The property is approached over a track driveway through the adjoining field, which may be available by separate negotiation - ask for more details, approximately 3 acres.

There is a gravel parking and turning area to the front of the house and a detached open bay double garage with power and lighting connected. Above the garage and accessed via an external staircase is a useful store / party room.

The lawn gardens wrap around the house on three sides, bordered by mature hedging and trees. There are brick and paved seating terraces, stocked flower and shrub beds, fruit trees, a kitchen garden, greenhouse and an 'L' shaped garden shed within the grounds.

Property Information

Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.

Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522
Council Tax Band E

Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.

Directions

From Sevenoaks head east on the A25 through Seal. Continue for about 1.7 miles beyond the village before turning left into Styants Bottom Road, just past the Crown Point pub on the right, signposted Oldbury Hill. The driveway to Durrants will be found after about half a mile on the left-hand side, immediately after the Oldbury Hill Camping and Caravaning Site. There is a metal five bar gate but no sign to the property, which is accessed over a track driveway through a field.


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18 March 2016

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