An impressive, generously proportioned, detached house in this picturesque, historic village, ideally situated for commuters Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Cloakroom, 6 Double Bedrooms, 3 Bath/Shower Rooms, Large Utility Room, Cellar, Detached Double Garage with Workshop, Gardens, A Third of an Acre DESCRIPTION The imposing Grade II listed house, dated 1743, offers elegant and spacious living accommodation arranged over three floors including 3 generous reception rooms and 6 double bedrooms. There is scope for enhancing the property and some remedial works to the windows is required, but the electrical wiring, plumbing and central heating have all been replaced in recent years, as have the kitchen, bathrooms and large utility room. The house is well laid out with some attractive features and high ceilings. The house sits on a plot of about a third of an acre, with well screened, partly walled gardens with mature trees around the borders. There is gated off-road parking including a double garage building with workshop to the side. FEATURES - Handsome double fronted three storey house with projecting bay windows to the front and elegant Venetian windows on two sides, primarily formed of sliding multi-pane sash windows. - Pedimented front door with Doric pillars, fanlight and lanterns either side with stone steps rising from the front courtyard. - Delicate turned staircase with wooden handrail rising the full three stories with spacious, light landings on each floor. - Blocked fireplaces, which it may be possible to re-instate. - Painted, wooden panel doors with brass furniture including some decorative brass plating on the ground floor reception room doors. - Recently fitted kitchen with wood block worktops incorporating a stainless steel AEG double oven, Bosch 4 ring gas hob with extractor hood over, butler sink and space for a fridge freezer and breakfast table. - Ground floor cloakroom - Decorative cornicing. - Dado and picture rails. - Recently fitted bathrooms with period style white suites, some not yet even used, including a spacious family bathroom with stand-alone slipper bath and separate wet room on the first floor and a further bathroom on the second floor. All with tiled floors and part-tiled walls and heated towel rails. - Distant views to the North Downs from the top floor. - Useful loft with roof access and 530 sq ft dry cellar. - Paved front courtyard with wrought iron gates and railings to the High Street and separate gated access to the side road. There is a beautiful pink flowering blossom on the corner of the plot. - The predominantly walled gardens could be improved as they are now slightly overgrown but there is a small orchard of apple and pear trees, various pathways, a summerhouse and a former ornamental pond. - Side road gated vehicular access opens onto a paved parking area to the rear of the house leading to the detached garage building comprising a double garage and workshop. Additional parking is available on the High Street. SITUATION Farningham is a picturesque, predominantly 18th Century village displaying some lovely houses along its quiet High Street, which has the River Darenth running through it with pretty arched bridges. There are a handful of shops including an excellent, family run butchers, village store, Indian restaurant and book shop within 200 feet of the property. The Lion hotel also serves as a restaurant/public house and there are two other pubs in the village, plus a Church dating from the 13th Century, and a village hall hosting various weekly clubs/activities. There is also a petrol station just up the road with convenience store. There are some lovely walks to be enjoyed along the River and through Farningham Woods Nature Reserve to the north of the village. Farnigham has its own cricket club and Pedham Place Golf Centre is only 1 mile up the road. There are several golf clubs and courses to be enjoyed in the surrounding area. Brands Hatch race circuit is less than 3 miles away. Swanley is only about 3 miles to the west, Sevenoaks about 9 miles to the south and Dartford about 6.5 miles to the north all offering excellent shopping and recreational facilities, including Bluewater (8.6 miles). Frequent bus services run through the village to these towns. The A20, that bypasses the village, provides quick and easy access to London, the M20 and M25. Farningham Road rail station (1.8 miles) has services to London Victoria in about 45 minutes, or from Swanley (3 miles) the journey time is 35-40 mins. There are local primary schools in Eynsford, Horton Kirby, Fawkham and several in and around Swanley, plus secondary schools in Swanley and Dartford. There are preparatory schools in Otford and Sevenoaks and grammar schools in Dartford and Orpington. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage. - Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council, 01732 227000 - Council Tax band (2018/19): H - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS From the M25 take junction 3 (A20). At The roundabout, take the A20 exit towards West Kingsdown and Farningham. Continue straight over the next roundabout and at the third roundabout take the third exit to Farningham. The White House is at the end of this road on the left-hand side. Whilst there is gated parking at the property we would ask that you turn left onto the High Street and park down the road for viewings. From Sevenoaks follow the A225 north passing The Vine cricket ground and continuing straight over the crossroads at the bottom of St John's Hill in the direction of Otford. In the centre of Otford follow the road round the pond, taking the exit towards Farningham. Continue along this road for about 5.4 miles, through Eynsford and into Farningham. Turn left into the High Street. Whilst there is gated parking at the property we ask that you please park on the High Street before the bridge and walk up to the house (just past the Lion Hotel on the right-hand side) for viewings.
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