Guide price £1,250,000
A tranquil and idyllically situated pretty Grade II listed cottage set within delightful gardens, enjoying views over the surrounding countryside and woodland Entrance Hall, Open plan Kitchen/Dining/Living Room, Drawing Room, Study, Cloakroom, Utility Room, 4 Double Bedrooms (1 ground floor, 2 first floor including Master Bedroom, 1 second floor), Family Bathroom, 2 En Suite Shower Rooms (including Master and ground floor), Off Street Parking and Double Garage, Delightful Gardens of about 0.49 of an Acre, Summerhouse. DESCRIPTION Nightingale Cottage is a most attractive detached Grade II listed house that dates from the 18th century with later additions. It is constructed of mellow red brick with tile hung upper elevations all under a hipped and pitched tiled roof with a catslide to one side. The cottage has been beautifully improved and extended by the present owners, retaining many of the original features. It is set within the most delightful gardens, surrounded by countryside and woodland, which provides seclusion and tranquility. FEATURES Large oak framed Entrance Porch. Vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, oak doors and flooring, good ceiling height in most rooms, under floor heating and ample storage space. Entrance Hall with a brick fireplace housing a wood burning stove. There are two staircases leading to the first floor with a further staircase leading from the first to the second floor Fourth Bedroom and Family Bathroom. Downstairs Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room. Study with open fireplace and built-in oak office furniture. Drawing Room with open fireplace. Superb spacious Kitchen/Dining/Living Area with bi-folding doors leading to the garden, ideal for indoor-outdoor entertaining. The Kitchen Area comprises a comprehensive range of painted framed wood units incorporating an island unit with granite worktops. There is a double Aga with an electric companion and space for an American style fridge freezer. The Living Area has a contemporary style wood burning stove. Located off the kitchen is a Cloakroom with a 'hidden' granite door to the Utility Cupboard. Private staircase leads to the Master Bedroom with built-in oak cupboards and En Suite Shower Room, which was originally Jack & Jill providing access to the second bedroom (this can easily be opened up again). Gravelled Driveway provides ample off street parking and culminates in front of the Double Garage. Flagstone patios, picket fences, a pergola, brick paths and small brick walls add to the charm of the delightful Gardens which are adorned with an abundance of flowers, plants, shrubs and trees. The Garden has various different 'rooms' in which to enjoy the views over the surrounding countryside and woodland. There is also a Summerhouse and useful Log Store. About 0.49* of an Acre SITUATION Nightingale Cottage is situated in an idyllic rural position surrounded by countryside, woodland and the RSPB Reserve. The villages of Five Oak Green (with a post office and village shop) and Tudeley are both about one mile. Paddock Wood, with a much wider variety of local facilities together with main line station serving Charing Cross, Cannon Street and London Bridge is 3 miles with journeys taking about 50 minutes. Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells both offer a comprehensive range of educational, recreational and shopping facilities together with main line stations serving Charing Cross and Cannon Street in about 40/45 minutes (from Tonbridge). There are many excellent state and private schools very close by including those at Somerhill, Kent College Pembury and grammar schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. Junction 5 of the M25 is easily accessible via the A21 giving access to other motorway networks Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports, Ashford and Ebbsfleet International stations, the Channel Tunnel and Bluewater Shopping Centre. For further information on rail services and schools please visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk and http://www.kent.gov.uk/education_and_learning.aspx DIRECTIONS From Sevenoaks High Street head south on the A225, at Morleys Roundabout take the 2nd exit on to the A21 towards Hastings/Tonbridge. Continue on the A21 for about 9.5 miles passing the Tonbridge exits and then take the next exit signed to Kent College. After a short distance turn left into Half Moon Lane and Nightingale Cottage will be found on the left hand side after about 0.5 mile. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Oil fired central heating. Underfloor heating in kitchen, bathrooms, W.C. and utility room. Mains water and electricity. Private (septic tank) drainage. Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Council Tax band (2018/19): G Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. * A section of the garden is owned by the Hadlow Estate. The current annual license for the use of the land is £500.00 per year. The total freehold land amounts to about 0.36 of an acre.
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