3 bedroom semi-detached house for saleMaplescombe Lane, Farningham, Dartford
- 3 Bedrooms
- Sitting Room
- Dining Room
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Utility Room
- Family Bathroom
- Outside Office
- Off Road Parking
- Many Original Features
- Iydilic semi rural location
A CHARMING CHOCOLATE BOX COTTAGE WITH UNINTERRUPTED VIEWS FROM EVERY ASPECT SITTING IN AN AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY
Description - As sole agents we are delighted to present this delightful cottage to the market. Every now and again a property comes along which is truly special in every way. In our opinion Shire Cottage falls into this category. Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Green Belt a short distance away from Eynsford and Farningham villages, Shire Cottage enjoys far reaching, uninterrupted views of the surrounding picturesque countryside from every aspect with sunshine all day from sunrise to sunset. Part of the cottage dates back to the 1800's and has been sympathetically extended and updated with immense attention to detail. What could be more idyllic than sitting in the comfortable Sitting Room, in front of the wood burning stove with the stable door open, enjoying the stunning views of open countryside right on your door step. The farmhouse style Kitchen leads nicely into the Dining Room which overlooks the rear garden and more stunning views over open countryside. All three bedrooms and family bathroom are arranged over the first floor. Shire Cottage has so many unique features with several shady seating areas to both the front and rear providing perfect settings for outdoor entertaining. The cottage also benefits from an outside Home Office with light and power, just perfect for those working from home. Shire Cottage deserves early viewing to fully appreciate it's charm in such a stunning picturesque setting and very difficult not to fall in love with it on the first visit.
Location - Shire Cottage sits between the villages of Eynsford and Farningham. Eynsford is a vibrant village with a station providing services to London on the Victoria/Blackfriars line. Links from the area giving access to A2/M2, A20/M20, M25 and Dartford Tunnel as well as Ebbsfleet International station , airports, the coast and Channel Tunnel. Farningham is believed to be home to Neolithic history – flint and other tools have been discovered and these can be found in the Dartford Museum. The Romans occupied the general area after their invasion in the 1st century and, along with evidence of habitation down the road in Lullingstone, there is also evidence of Roman habitation in Farningham. Three farmhouses and three villas have been unearthed. The River Darent provided excellent trout fishing and Charles Dickens was a regular visitor here. Farningham had a watermill, powered by the River Darent, the building of which survives. Close by is the popular village of Eynsford which is a vibrant village with local shop, restaurant/public house, churches , highly regarded Anthony Roper School and the well known historic bridge and ford. For those who enjoy outdoor pursuits there is a golf club closeby in Shoreham and Cricket club in Eynsford. Many walks and footpaths through the surrounding picturesque countryside.
Entrance - Approached via steps up to a pretty shingled front seating area and through a stable door into:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Multi pane window to front and rear. Comprehensive range of farmhouse style wall and base units with work surfaces over. Ceramic sink with mixer tap. Built in double oven with 4 ring gas hob and extractor over. Space and plumbing for dish washer and fridge freezer. Down lighting. Sliding door to:
Lobby/Utility Area - Wall mounted boiler for central heating and hot water system. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Door leading to side.
Sitting Room - Multi pane windows to front and side. Stable door to front. Feature brick fireplace with wood burning stove inset. Television point. Radiator. French doors leading to:
Dining Room - French doors leading to rear garden. Stripped pine floor. Exposed beams. Radiator. Staircase leading to first floor.
L-Shaped Landing - Deep built in storage cupboard. Exposed beams.
Master Bedroom - Multi pane windows to front and back with far reaching views over open countryside. Stripped painted floor. Radiator. Door to:
En Suite Shower Room - Suite comprising: fully tiled shower cubicle, wash hand basin, wc.
Bedroom - Window to front overlooking open countryside. Built in cupboard. Radiator
Bedroom - Window to rear. Radiator.
Family Bathroom - Window to side. Suite comprising: panelled bath with shower, curtain and rail, wash hand basin, wc. Half panelled walls surround.
Outside Home Office - Light and power.
Front - An attractive entrance via timber sleeper steps onto a shingled seating area. Steps to side leading to rear garden.
Rear And Side - Steps leading up to a seating area/arbour to side. Mainly laid to lawn looking out over picturesque countryside with only the noise of the heard of cattle munching the newly moved grass in the adjoining field. The setting could not be more beautiful
Route To View - From the Otford Office proceed in a northerly direction passing the pond and station on the right hand side. Proceed out onto the Shoreham Road through the villages of Shoreham and Eynsford towards Farningham. Turn right into Beesfield Lane and continue on into Maplescombe Lane where Shire Cottage will be found on the left hand side.
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