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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Fairseat Lane, Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent

Guide Price £2,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wonderful high ceilings throughout
  • Beautiful architectural period detailing
  • Flexible accommodation
  • Delightful views over your own grounds
  • 58'4'' x 29'3'' second floor recreation room
  • 2,528 sq ft garaging/cellar
  • Self-contained 1 bedroom annexe
  • Outbuildings
  • About 36.8 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A handsome period country residence, extended and sympathetically restored by the current owners, in a private rural setting down a long driveway with just under 37 acres.

Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Reception Hall, Kitchen / Breakfast Room / Conservatory, 3 Reception Rooms, Cloakroom, Staff accommodation.
First Floor: Spacious Hall, 5 Double Bedrooms, 3 Bath/Shower Rooms (2 En Suite), Laundry Room.
Second Floor: Recreation Room, Wet Room, Attic Storage.
Lower Ground Floor: Garaging, Wine Cellar, Store Rooms.
Outbuildings: 1 Bedroom self-contained Annexe, Gym, Workshop, Store Rooms, Tractor Store.
Thatched Tea House.
About 36.8 acres (6.3 acres garden; 27.6 acres paddocks).

Situation

Wrotham Hill Park occupies a delightful rural and private location down a long driveway, overlooking its own gardens and paddocks.

It is situated between the villages of Wrotham and Fairseat, about 26 miles south-east of central London and about 9 miles north-east of Sevenoaks, convenient for access to the motorway networks (M20/M26 within 2.5 miles respectively, M25 jct 3 about 10 miles) and Ebbsfleet International station (11.6 miles), whilst being in a conservation area and green belt.

The nearby villages of Borough Green (2.5 miles) and Culverstone Green (3 miles) offer day to day local shopping facilities, with more comprehensive shopping available at Sevenoaks, Longfield (including Waitrose, 7.2 miles) and Bluewater Shopping Centre (13.7 miles).

Sevenoaks station serves Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street with journey times of around 35 minutes. Meopham station (about 6.5 miles) serves London Victoria from about 32 minutes, and Ebbsfleet International station (HS1) serves London St Pancras in about 18 minutes with high speed trains and Paris in about 2 hours (all mileages and times are approximate).

The surrounding villages of Stansted, Trottiscliffe, Culverstone Green, Wrotham and Borough Green all have primary schools, with state schools at Wrotham, Meopham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone. Otford, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge all have Preparatory Schools and the latter two have public schools. There are grammar schools at Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone and King's Cathedral Schools at Rochester and Canterbury.

The property is surrounded by unspoilt countryside, predominantly sheep pasture and woodland on rolling hills. There are several delightful footpaths and excellent local equestrian livery centres / riding schools.

Description

This imposing 19th Century natural rubble stone country home offers elegant, light and spacious accommodation arranged over three floors, providing great flexibility for families and entertaining, in addition to extensive cellarage, annexe accommodation and outbuildings, all in a glorious park-land setting.

Features

Wonderful high ceilings throughout.

Beautiful architectural period detailing inside and out including Corinthian pillared arched sash windows, decorative cornicing, high skirting boards, ceiling roses, wooden floor boards and pillared archways.

Spacious and welcoming entrance and reception halls and a generous first floor landing with a wide turned staircase rising from the ground floor to the second floor.

Working fireplace in the family room and feature fireplace in the drawing room.

Smallbone of Devizes oak kitchen with granite worktops, LPG gas range cooker, integrated microwave oven and dishwasher and space for an American style fridge freezer.

Former staff quarters in the form of a ground floor sitting room, bedroom and shower room with its own side entrance, ideal for an au pair, as a guest suite or as office space for those working from home. Also having potential for conversion into an additional reception room.

Delightful views over your own gardens and grounds from all sides, particularly impressive from the first and second floors.

Well appointed modern bathroom suites.

Impressive 58'4'' x 29'3'' recreation room including an en suite wet room on the second floor offering great flexibility / potential.

2,528 sq ft lower ground floor including garage space and various stores with power and lighting. There is an internal staircase connecting the house and cellars. For those happy to take on a project, such a great space clearly offers potential, subject to any necessary consents/building regulations, for conversion (perhaps for more recreational space such as a cinema or games room).

The former stable block has been partially converted to provide a self-contained 1 bedroom annexe, with the remainder of the outbuilding offering additional stores and a gym.

Outside

The property is approached over an impressive 650m private, tree-lined driveway with pillared entrance, electric gates, and farmland either side, culminating at a generous parking area. A pergola paved walkway leads from the parking area to the front door. Both the car park and walkway have exterior lighting.

One fork of the driveway leads through a rose adorned tunnel to the underground garage and another fork leads out onto another privately owned driveway to the west of the property, leading to Wrotham Hill Road (suitable for larger vehicles).

The immediate gardens amount to about 6.3 acres, predominantly lying to the south and east of the house, with paved terraces and expanses of lawn with shrub beds and mature trees.

The former stable block, which has been partially converted into an annexe and gym, encloses a courtyard garden to the west of the house with steps up to the conservatory terrace. Behind the outbuilding is a tractor/machinery store.

There is a pretty thatched tea house in the main garden with power and lighting connected, slate tile floor and its own terrace, ideal for summer entertaining.

Tucked away towards the rear of the garden is a vegetable garden, greenhouse, garden shed and compost area.

The two paddocks amount to about 27.6 acres.

The current owners rent the land on short lets via a managing agent, predominantly for sheep grazing. There are water points in the fields for troughs.

In total, including roads and verges, the property amounts to about 36.8 acres.

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 H

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

Directions

From the M25, take the M20 exit towards Dover (junction 3). Continue for about 7.9 miles before taking the A20 exit towards Paddock Wood (junction 2). At the roundabout take the third exit onto the A20 towards Paddock Wood. At the next roundabout take the first exit (Gravesend Road, A227). Fairseat Lane is the first road on the left-hand side, opposite a property called The Ridge. The pillared entrance gates to Wrotham Hill Park will be found after a short distance on the left-hand side.


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16 June 2016

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