Guide price £875,000
An elegant and spacious first floor apartment of over 2100 sq ft in a substantial country house conveniently situated in an exclusive private estate adjoining national trust woodland 2 Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Laundry Room, 3 Bedrooms, 3 En Suite Bath/Shower Rooms, Private Roof Terrace, Allocated Private Garden Area, Allocated Garage En Bloc, Allocated Parking Space, Communal Grounds DESCRIPTION Phillippines Shaw is an exclusive, private estate set behind high, wrought-iron gates with a video entry system, well screened with many mature trees and banks of rhododendrons. Beyond the gates a long tarmac driveway meanders through woodland to a clearing with an impressive turning circle in front of the imposing Ide Hill Hall, originally built in 1834 as a summer retreat for Joshua Wilson-Faulkner, a famous artist and ancestor of the Duchess of Cornwall. The development comprises just 7 country house apartments in the meticulously restored Grade II listed mansion set right in the heart of the development surrounded by mews houses in the old stables and substantial detached family houses arranged throughout the original formal gardens. The houses all have private gardens and the apartments have the exclusive use of designated areas to the rear of the main building in addition to garaging and parking spaces. The Kent is a spacious first floor apartment arranged across the whole front elevation of Ide Hill Hall including both bay windows and benefits from a wonderful outlook with distant views to the North Downs. The apartment offers spacious and flexible accommodation. Stone steps lead to the main front door which opens to the stunning communal Reception Hall with a wide easy rising staircase to the galleried first floor landing where there is a domed roof light and wall panelling with original mural by George Walton. There is also a lift. A private front door leads to the apartment and the spacious Hall. Cloakroom. Laundry Room with Ariston wall mounted boiler, hot water cylinder. Plumbing and space for washing machine. Impressive Drawing Room with high ceiling, sash windows to large bay window with views over the estate to the North Downs. Sitting Room with french windows to faux balcony Stunning Kitchen/Dining Room with similar bay window and views. Substantial area of granite work surface area over a range of bespoke Oak cupboards and drawers. Integrated Miele appliances including twin ovens, 5 ring gas hob, dishwasher and microwave. Neff American style fridge/freezer and drinks fridge. Large island unit incorporating breakfast bar. Double aspect Master Bedroom with views to front, range of fitted bedroom furniture. En suite Shower Room. Double Bedroom 2 with fitted bedroom furniture, window to side. En suite Bathroom. Bedroom 3/Study with en suite Shower Room. OUTSIDE A glazed door from the Hall provides direct access out onto its own private decked Roof Terrace with water feature, external lighting and planting boxes and is large enough to take a dining table and chairs. To the rear of the building there is also a designated private garden for the exclusive use of the residents of The Kent. The current owners have created a low maintenance, sheltered garden with shrub beds, lawn and dining terrace. It is well screened from the apartments, offering a lovely space for private enjoyment. The Kent also benefits from a garage en bloc with power and lighting as well as a designated parking space, in addition to visitor parking. SITUATION Ide Hill Hall is set in the heart of Phillippines Shaw a private gated estate situated in a convenient rural position within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of some 200 acres of National Trust woodland. The nearby historic village of Brasted (about 2.5 miles) offers good day to day facilities together with Westerham (about 4 miles). Sevenoaks Town Centre (about 5.2 miles) offers a wider range of shopping, recreational and leisure facilities similarly Oxted town centre is about 8 miles. There are a good number of well regarded schools in the local area including Ide Hill, Brasted and Sundridge Primary Schools. Grammar Schools for Girls and Boys in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells as well as Weald of Kent girls grammar annexe in Sevenoaks. Judd and Skinners for Boys, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Public Schools, Radnor House at Sundridge. Walthamstow Hall in Sevenoaks for girls. There are also further secondary schools in Oxted. Sevenoaks Mainline Station (about 5.2 miles) serves London Bridge/Cannon Street and Charing Cross. Oxted main line station (about 8.5 miles) has services to London Victoria. The A21 at Chipstead provides access to the M25 and thence motorway network, Ebbsfleet International Terminal, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Airports, Channel Tunnel Terminus and Ports and Bluewater. There are golf courses at Westerham and Limpsfield Chart as well as Knole and Wildernesse in Sevenoaks and Nizels Golf and Leisure Centre in Hildenborough. There is a Leisure Centre and swimming pool complex in both Sevenoaks and Oxted. DIRECTIONS From Sevenoaks follow the A25 west through Sundridge and into Brasted village. Having passed the shops and village green turn left into Chart Lane, signposted towards Brasted Chart and Toys Hill. Continue on this road for about 1.8 miles, through Brasted Chart, before turning left into Emmetts Lane (signposted towards Ide Hill). The entrance to Phillippines Shaw is the second on the left-hand side along this road. Request gate entry details from the office. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Shared private LPG gas fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Shared private drainage. Tenure: Leasehold with share of freehold. Ide Hill Hall freehold acquired by Ide Hill Hall Assets Ltd in February 2018. Original Lease: 999 years from 1 January 2007. Service Charge: £5,250 p.a. Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council, Tel: 01732 227000 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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