6 bedroom detached house for saleHever Road, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8
- Imposing Grade II Listed country estate
- edge of village location
- Hildenborough station 6.6 miles
- versatile family house
- one bedroom annexe
- swimming pool, tennis court
- gardens and fields
- Total area about 22 acres
IMPOSING GRADE II LISTED COUNTRY ESTATE STEEPED IN HISTORY WITH UNUSUAL CIRCULAR COLONNADE, SET IN PRIVATE GROUNDS AMOUNTING TO ABOUT 22 ACRES
Hever Lodge is located within the village of Hever, famous for its Castle with its historical connections with Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I.
Comprehensive Shopping: Edenbridge - 3.6 miles, Sevenoaks 8.5 miles, East Grinstead - 11.3 miles and Tunbridge Wells 11.4 miles.
Mainline Rail Services: Edenbridge station has a service to London Bridge/Victoria - 4 miles. Hildenborough to Charing Cross and Cannon Street - 6.6 miles
Primary Schools: Hever, Chiddingstone, Four Elms and Cowden.
Grammar Schools: Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells.
Private Schools: The Preparatory Schools at Brambletye, Stoke Brunswick and Ashdown. Holmewood House Preparatory School in Langton Green. Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Public Schools.
Sporting Facilities: Edenbridge Leisure Centre. Racing at Lingfield Park, Plumpton and Brighton, and show jumping at Hickstead and Ardingly. Golf at Hever, Holtye in Cowden and also at the two Royal Ashdown courses (Forest Row), Piltdown, Paxhill Park and East Sussex National (Uckfield). The National Trust owns a large amount of land in the general vicinity which provides excellent walks and places of interest including the quaint village of Chiddingstone.
The A22 provides access to the M25 and thus London and the suburbs, the south coast, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus.
Hever Lodge is an impressive Grade II listed country estate(1904) comprising a distinctive Tudor style house with an attached annexe, converted stables providing recreational entertaining areas and further outbuildings including a circular colonnade, formerly the walkway for the dairy cows to access the dairy. The classic architecture includes heavily timbered elevations with plaster infill, lead light windows set in oak mullion frames and exposed wall and ceiling timbers. The property offers scope for the incoming purchaser to update and refurbish to suit their own requirements (if required). The gardens and grounds provide a high degree of privacy and include a covered swimming pool and tennis court. There is an orchard, two fields and a bluebell wood. The total plot amounts to about 22 acres.
Historical Note: Hever Lodge once formed part of the Hever Estate including Hever Castle with its historical connections to Anne Boleyn. The estate was divided in the 1980s. The listing mentions the house being formerly the bailiffs house to Hever Castle and the various outbuildings forming a model farm and comprising the stables, a circular colonnade linking to the octagonal dairy and a hay barn with open structure on 9 tapering posts.
A studded oak front door leads to the reception hall with stairs rising to the first floor, oak flooring, an outlook to the front, and access to a cloakroom.
The impressive oak panelled drawing room is triple aspect with double doors opening to the garden, and a feature brick fireplace. The dining room has a bay window to the rear with double doors opening to the garden. There is also a stone fireplace with shelved cupboards to either side. Both of these rooms provide excellent formal areas for entertaining.
The sitting room has a charming outlook over the circular colonnade and a brick fireplace.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a bay window over looking the garden together with a door to outside. There is a range of wall and base units with work surfaces incorporating a double sink. Appliances include an electric cooker and there is space for a dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer.
The spacious first floor landing has an outlook to the front and an access to the loft space.
The spacious master bedroom is double aspect with views over the garden, and has a brick fireplace together with a well appointed en suite bathroom.
There are five further bedrooms, four with wardrobes and all having an attractive outlook over the grounds.
Completing the accommodation are two bathrooms.
The annexe comprises an entrance porch, a sitting room with outlook to the front, a kitchen with fitted wall and base cupboards, an electric oven and sink, a bedroom with fitted wardrobe and a well appointed bathroom.
The converted Stables now comprise an impressive recreation room with wood burning stove and polished tiled floor and a double aspect.
The gym has a rubber floor and adjoining changing room with a shower and sauna.
A store room has a fireplace with duck nest grate and doors leading to the garage.
There is a further store room, workshop and gardener W.C.
The tandem garage has an area to one side for additional storage.
The Billards Room comprises a well proportioned room with tiled floor and double aspect.
The Circular Colonnade is a distinctive structure comprising a curved brick wall under a tiled roof with wooden arches and a central lawn with rose beds.
The Diary is a curious octagonal room located within the Circular Colonnade, formally where the cattle were milked and now provides storage and is tiled with elaborate tiled cornices.
The Former Haybarn is an open structure of 9 tapering posts under a tiled pitch roof. This area now serves as a covered barbeque area.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached over a sweeping driveway flanked on both side by mature laurel. The drive culminates to a turning circle, the garaging located in the former stables, and a spur leads to the front of the house.
The gardens surround the property providing a wonderful backdrop, and excellent privacy and seclusion. There are large areas of lawn interspersed with trees and shrubs including a blue cedar, flowering cherry, magnolia and camellia. Within the garden is a covered swimming pool and a tennis court.
The remainder of the land comprises an orchard where a greenhouse is located and two fields.
Agent Note: A public footpath crosses the land dividing the two fields.
Square Footage: 3,469 sq ft
Acreage: 22 Acres
From Sevenoaks town centre proceed in a southerly direction turning right into Oak Lane opposite Sevenoaks School. Turn right over Gracious Lane Bridge and take the next right. At the end of the road turn left onto Ide Hill Road (B2042). Continue down the hill. At the bottom of the hill the road will bear sharply right. Take the left fork here signed Chiddingstone. Proceed along this road, passing Bough Beech reservoir on your left, and at the T-Junction turn left. Go over a humpback bridge turning immediately right towards Hever. Continue along this road passing Hever Golf Course Club House on the left. The entrance to Hever Lodge is the third drive on the left after the golf course.
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