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7 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Luxted Road, Downe, Orpington, Kent, BR6

Offers in Excess of £1,900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Master en suite with dressing room
  • 2 guest suites
  • 4 further bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Wine Cellar
  • 2.8 acres
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Lower stamp duty for mixed use
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Striking 18th Century 7 bedroom house with separate paddock and equestrian facilities


Trowmers is situated in the charming village of Downe. The village was home to naturalist Charles Darwin for 40 years and open to the public is Downe House (English Heritage) where he lived and worked. The house and its surroundings have been nominated to become a World Heritage Site. Downe provides village amenities including a church, village hall, two popular pubs, an Indian restaurant and a cake shop/cafe. There is also a new farm shop, two local golf courses including West Kent Golf Club, livery yards and a number of riding schools. In addition, Downe provides access to excellent walking routes over the beautiful Kent countryside.


Arguably the most beautiful location within the Bromley borough, there is little doubt as to why Downe has been nominated to become a World Heritage Site. Built in 1717, this beautiful locally listed 18th Century house is situated within the picturesque surroundings of Downe village with grounds that back onto Christmas Tree Farm.

Situated north of Downe House, Trowmers, or Tower House as it was once known due to its original 3 storey structure, has an interesting list of occupants over the years, once owned by Sarah Wedgwood; a member of the famous Wedgwood chinaware family and sister of Emma Wedgwood who married Charles Darwin.

Further points of note include:

• Securely surrounded by original flint stone wall and accessed via electronic entry gates leading to brick paved carriage driveway and double garage

• Double aspect study with original cast iron radiator

• Beautiful drawing room (originally two reception rooms and an entrance hall) with unique decorative Wedgwood sculpted ceiling courtesy of Sarah Wedgwood. 2 antique wood carved fire surrounds and log fireplaces, panelled walls, 4 large windows, built in carved oak feature arch display unit, covered radiators and side doors leading to the driveway

• Old England style conservatory offering panoramic views of the stables and rear grounds

• Large cellar extending to approximately half the ground floor area incorporating large wine and fruit store

• Downstairs cloakroom with tiled walls and wood flooring

• Grand dining room with wood panelled walls and solid wood flooring, 2 windows and large fireplace with hand carved oak surround and French doors leading to the rear paved terrace

• Double aspect modern kitchen with granite worktops, central island and integrated Bosch appliances including a double oven and dishwasher, built in storage (wine rack) and doors leading to side of property

• 17'5 x 8'8 breakfast room with door to second staircase and door to utility room

• Double aspect utility room with plumbing for washing machine and doors leading to rear grounds

• Rear guest suite/annexe with shower, cloakroom and kitchenette

• First floor landing with floor to ceiling window overlooking the rear grounds, back staircase leading to rear lobby and central carved oak staircase with stairs to the attic

• Master bedroom with beautiful feature bay window seat, covered radiators, 3 windows, Wedgwood ceiling plaque, panelled walls, marble fire surround and fireplace, large walk in dressing room and shared en suite bathroom with bedroom 2

• Bedroom 2, bedroom 3, bedroom 4 and bedroom 5 (all double bedrooms)

• 2 bedroom guest suite (1 with en suite shower room) and separate staircase

• Family bathroom with panelled bath, half tiled walls, suspended ceiling and heated towel rail

• Attic with extensive storage space, original bell and possible extension opportunity

• Beautiful rear grounds approaching 3 acres with mature trees, separate 1.5 acre paddock, 21'7 x 11'7 sq ft barn, 2 stables and greenhouse

• 514 sq ft double garage with electronic up and over doors.

Square Footage: 7,829 sq ft
Acreage: 2.8 Acres


From our office in Locksbottom, depart left on Crofton Road. Turn left at the traffic lights onto the A21 Farnborough Common and continue to follow the road. At the traffic lights turn right onto B2158. Continue on this road until you reach the roundabout. Take the second turning onto Shire Lane. Continue for approximately 1 mile, then turn left onto North End Lane. Upon reaching the T junction, turn left onto High Street, Downe. Take the first right onto Luxted Road. Trowmers can be found shortly after on the left hand side.

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23 July 2016

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