FIRST VIEWING DAY SATURDAY 18th JUNE 2022. PLEASE CALL FOR YOUR PERSONAL APPOINTMENT.
This wonderful Grade II listed detached country house, believed to date from around the 16th Century, was formally part of the Chartwell Estate. Chartwell, situated nearby, was the home of Sir Winston Churchill, the former British Prime Minister, who lived at Chartwell from 1922 to 1965.
As one would expect, there are many character features which include a wealth of oak timbers, inglenook and open brick fireplaces. The property is offered to the market for the first time in over 40 years. The house would now benefit from upgrading and re-fitting. This, therefore, represents a unique opportunity for a buyer to remodel this historic home (subject to any consents which may be required).
Outside, the quadruple garaging with central clock tower has 2 workshops over and so lends itself to a variety of uses, again subject to any required consents. There are hidden walkways and an ‘enclosed’ garden. Without a doubt, one of the paramount features are the stunning views, particularly to the South, similar to those enjoyed by Chartwell.
-Canopied entrance porch to:
-Well-proportioned entrance hall. Door to inner hall and double doors to:
-Elegant double aspect drawing room. Feature stone fireplace with brick fireback, French doors to terrace, magnificent views over the Kent countryside, door to:
-Part panelled double aspect reception room. High brick fireplace, tiled hearth, open grate with can- opy over, door to garden, door to inner hall, store/drinks cupboard, rear lobby with door to garden and door to:
-Dining room. Inglenook fireplace, door to:
-Inner Hallway, staircase to first floor, door to:
-Triple aspect kitchen. Range of base and wall cupboards, Aga cooker (oil fired), door to:
-Utility Room. Plumbing for washing machine, base units, doors both front and rear.
-Principle bedroom suite Comprising bedroom with stunning views, dressing area with range of inbuilt cupboards, Ensuite bathroom with white suite.
-Bedroom 2 A double aspect room, Ensuite bathroom with grey suite.
-Bedroom 4. Eaves storage and adjacent to:
-Family Bathroom. White suite.
-‘L’ shaped landing. Staircase to:
-Two very useful attic rooms, the larger of the two with central chimney breast.
-Detached ‘Coach house’ style quadruple garaging, of part stone and brick with central clock tower, 2 wide up and over doors, internal staircase to first floor, currently arranged as 2 workshops.
-Further detached double garage, sub divided internally into 2.
Gardens and grounds
The property is approached over a long driveway, flanked by lawns, terminating in front of the house and garaging block. From here, there are wonderful views over the adjacent countryside and lake. The formal gardens wrap around the house to the south and West. Stone terrace, brick and stone built barbeque. Steps to lower terrace with original swimming pool, now utilised as a large fish pond. Breath-taking views over the Kentish Weald. Further ‘enclosed’ lawned garden with shaped box hedging. Old brick wall and gate. In all the gardens extend to about 0.6 OF AN ACRE.
The house occupies a glorious rural location, amidst acres of National Trust woodland, on the outskirts of the market town of Westerham, with everyday shops, bars and restaurants. The property is also within easy reach of numerous historic attractions including Chartwell, Quebec House, Hever Castle and Penshurst Place. The towns of Oxted and Sevenoaks (5.5 miles and 7 miles away respectively) provide fast train access into London and offer more comprehensive amenities, including supermarkets, restaurants, a cinema, theatre and leisure centre. Access to The M25 can be found at junction 6 at Godstone or junction 5 at Sevenoaks. Central London is about 24 miles. For the international traveller, Gatwick airport is about 20 miles distant.
There are also many excellent schools in the vicinity including a good choice in Sevenoaks (Sevenoaks, The Granville, The New Beacon, Sevenoaks Prep to name some), Limpsfield, Sundridge and Otford as well as nearby Caterham and Woldingham.