Guide price £1,175,000
A interesting detached village house having an abundance of character with infinite opportunities together with attractive gardens and unexpected views Entrance Hall, Kitchen, Breakfast Room, Dining Room/Study, Drawing Room, Formal Dining Room, Sitting Room, Cloakroom, 5 Double Bedrooms, Study, 2 Bath/Shower Rooms, 2 Garages, Off-road Parking, Garden. DESCRIPTION The Oast House is a deceptively spacious detached home offering over 3,000 sq ft of accommodation including 5 double bedrooms. The twin kiln oast building is believed to date back to the mid-1800s and was converted into a house in the 1960s by the current owners, who took it on in a neglected state. Many changes have been made during the Oast's life as a home; the existing character has been enhanced and an abundance of character has been injected. The bathrooms and kitchen have all been replaced in recent years. FEATURES - Beautiful original oak front door. - Exposed brick and stone work on multiple levels. - High ceilings throughout. Several of the ground floor room ceilings display the exposed beams and boards. - Impressive formal dining room with tall stained-glass windows, raised ceiling and flagstone paved floor (purported by the vendor to have been taken from the pavements around the Tower of London). - Strip wood flooring in the drawing and sitting rooms. - Unusual, intricately carved fireplace surround and mantle in the sitting room. - Recently fitted kitchen with beautiful speckled marble worktops, upstands and splashbacks, integrated Miele fridge freezer, twin Neff ovens and 4 ring induction hob with Falmec extractor hood over, Miele dishwasher, undermount Franke sink with waste disposal, integrated bin, plate racks, curved corner units and pan drawers. There is also a concealed laundry area behind bi-fold doors and a peninsular breakfast bar. - 5 double bedrooms including 3 in the roundels and 4 with fitted wardrobes. All of the bedrooms have double aspects with views over the gardens and or out towards the Downs. One of the bedrooms is currently accessed via the study on a split level with a further fixed ladder style staircase to a second floor attic space. - The part-walled garden lies to the west of the house and is surprisingly private given the central village location. There is a raised paved terrace to the rear and various colourful shrub beds interspersed with lawn. - Down one side of the house is a paved dining / seating terrace with grape vine adorned pergolas and French doors leading off the drawing room. - The property is accessed via a shared driveway. The Oast House has two detached garages including one extended length garage with room for a workshop. There is also parking on the driveway to the side of the house for 2-3 cars. SITUATION Plaxtol is a popular village, conveniently situated between the towns of Tonbridge and Sevenoaks, within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a general store/post office, public house, Church and primary school, which are all within walking distance of the property. Plaxtol is surrounded by some beautiful countryside and historic places of interest including Ightham Mote and the Fairlawn Estate. There are rail stations at Borough Green (4 miles) and Sevenoaks (7 miles). Borough Green serves London Victoria in about 50 minutes, whilst Sevenoaks mainline station serves Charing Cross, via London Bridge and Waterloo East, and Cannon Street with journey time of around 35 minutes. The M25 is also within easy reach, which in turn gives access to London, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, Bluewater shopping centre near Dartford and the Channel Tunnel terminus. There are a good number of well-regarded schools in the local area including Grammar Schools for Girls and Boys in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, and Preparatory Schools / Public Schools in both Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. Nearby there are Golf Courses at Wildernesse and Knole in Sevenoaks, Nizels Fitness Centre in Hildenborough, and Sevenoaks Sports and Leisure Centre. DIRECTIONS From the M25, take junction 5 onto the A21 and then take the first exit onto the A25 towards Sevenoaks. At the mini-roundabout in Riverhead keep left to stay on the A25 and at the second roundabout turn right to stay on the A25. Continue on the A25 into Seal and then proceed for about another 2 miles before turning right into Coach Road (towards Ivy Hatch and Ightham Mote). Follow this road for about 1.2 miles, through Ivy Hatch. At the T junction turn right onto the A227. Take the next left signposted towards Plaxtol. In the village continue past the church and bear round to the right before turning left onto The Street. The entrance to The Oast House is on the left-hand side immediately opposite The Papermakers Arms car park (signposted Daltons Farm). PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage. - Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522 - Council Tax band (2018/19): G - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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