5 bedroom detached house for sale

The Street, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15

Guide Price £1,695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive Grade II listed Hall House
  • Central village location
  • Period features
  • A minstrels gallery and great hall
  • Established and private gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A superb Grade II listed medieval hall house of outstanding architectural and historic interest set in beautiful landscaped gardens within the centre of this sought after village

Description

The Town House is a distinctive Grade II listed medieval hall house of outstanding architectural and historic interest. Of note is the impressive central Great Hall with vaulted oak timbered ceiling and minstrels gallery. Other features include exposed oak timbers, King Post roof trusses and seven impressive fireplaces. The house is elaborately decorated enhancing the striking period features and offers well proportioned accommodation ideal for entertaining. The landscaped gardens provide an attractive backdrop to the house and in total the plot amounts to about 0.7 of an acre.

The principal reception rooms provide impressive and versatile entertaining areas for both formal and informal living. The Great Hall is a magnificent example of a mediaeval hall, with exposed timbers and King Post roof trusses in the vaulted ceiling. Stone mullioned windows, an inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam, double oak front doors. Stairs leading up to the Minstrels’ Gallery above. The drawing room and sitting room are both double aspect with bay windows and the drawing room has a fireplace with carved wooden surround. The dining room has open stud work to the Great Hall, as does the library. Both have fireplaces. The family room is centrally located in the house with double doors opening to the sitting room.

The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of attractive wall and base units with work surfaces incorporating a double butler sink and a separate stainless steel preparation sink. Appliances include a gas fired Aga, Rangemaster oven with extractor fan over and Neff dishwasher.

Adjoining the kitchen is a scullery providing additional storage cupboards, adjoining this is a utility room with boiler cupboard and space for appliances.

Completing the ground floor is a cloakroom.

Approached from the driveway is a self contained games room.

The Minstrels Gallery overlooks the Great Hall and leads to the bedroom accommodation.

The master suite is currently arranged with a bedroom featuring a vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace, an impressive en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and twin vanity units. There is an adjoining dressing room with an extensive range of fitted wardrobes. This room could be used as the fifth bedroom.

There are three further well proportioned bedrooms, one with a vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers.

Completing the accommodation is a well appointed bathroom featuring a slipper bath, and a separate shower room.

The house is approached via a pair of electrically operated wooden gates which lead over a gravel drive which culminates in a parking area and leads to the detached triple garage. The garaging comprises a double garage with electric up and over door and a single garage with manual up and over door. Power and lighting connected.

The attractive landscaped gardens are principally laid to lawn with well stocked shrub borders and established trees. There is a timber summerhouse, a greenhouse and a timber garden shed providing storage. There is a stone path leading through part of the garden flanked by deep shrub beds, and a number of paved terraces within the garden provide excellent areas for al fresco entertaining. Planting includes yew, beech, oak and magnolia trees with hydrangeas flanking each side of the attractive entrance porch. The garden provides a high degree of privacy and in total the area amounts to about 0.7 acres.

Agent Note: The photos were taken and brochure prepared in 2015.

Location

The Town House is situated in the centre of the historic village of Ightham, which is set in the heart of Kent, and the beautiful manor house of Ightham Mote, now owned by the National Trust, is just a few miles to the South of the village. Borough Green (1.8 miles) has a good range of local shops and amenities.
Comprehensive Shopping: Sevenoaks (7.2 miles), Tonbridge and Bluewater.
Mainline Rail Services: Sevenoaks (7.4 miles) and Hildenborough (7.9 miles) to London Bridge/Cannon Street/Charing Cross. Borough Green (2 miles) to Victoria .
Mainline Rail Services: Borough Green (2.1 miles) to London Victoria. Sevenoaks (7.5 miles) to London Cannon Street/Bridge/Charing Cross.
Primary Schools: Ightham, Plaxtol and Borough Green.
Secondary/Grammar Schools: Knole Academy, Trinity and Weald of Kent Grammar Schools in Sevenoaks. Wrotham School. A number in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
Private Schools: Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Sackville and Walthamstow Hall
Secondary Schools: Sevenoaks, Solefields and New Beacon Preparatory Schools. St Michaels and Russell House Preparatory Schools in Otford. Radnor House in Sundridge.
Leisure Facilities: Footpaths in the local area. Wildernesse and Knole Golf Clubs in Sevenoaks. Nizels Golf Club with a private health/fitness centre in Hildenborough. Reynolds Country Club & Fitness Spa in Borough Green.
Communications: The M20/M26 can be accessed at the Wrotham interchange which is about 3 miles away linking to other motorway networks, Gatwick, City and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus.

Square Footage: 4,830 sq ft


Acreage: 0.7 Acres

Directions

From Sevenoaks head in an easterly direction along the A25 passing the Crown Point public house on the right. Continue on this road until reaching the Cob Tree Public House and turn right into Sevenoaks Road. Proceed to the end of this road and turn left into The Street. Proceed through the
village and The Town House will be found on the left hand side towards the end of The Street immediately after the George and Dragon Inn.


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07 December 2019

Nearest stations

  • Borough Green & Wrotham (0.9 mi)
  • Kemsing (1.8 mi)
  • Bat & Ball (4.0 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Borough Green & Wrotham (0.9 mi)
  • Kemsing (1.8 mi)
  • Bat & Ball (4.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Sevenoaks

74 High Street, Sevenoaks, TN13 1JR

01732 677043 Local call rate

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