Guide price £1,100,000
A handsome detached Georgian residence offering elegant, sympathetically refurbished and well balanced accommodation in this quiet riverside village 3 Reception Rooms, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, WC, Large Cellar, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Bath/Shower Rooms, Gated off-road Parking, Part-Walled South-facing Garden DESCRIPTION Croft House is a beautiful Grade II listed, yellow brick, double fronted Georgian house with Victorian additions, arguably one of the most notable houses in this historic village. The current owners have significantly enhanced the property inside and out to provide excellent, light and well balanced family accommodation. The property benefits from a part-walled south-facing level garden and backs on to a field to the rear, which several of the rooms enjoy a view out over. FEATURES - High ceilings. - Tall, multi-pane sash windows and casement windows with scroll detail catches. Traditional hinged and sliding shutters to the front two reception rooms. - Generous family kitchen/breakfast room with wooden worktops, AGA, Fired Earth tiled splashbacks and two Victorian pantries. - Original wooden floorboards to the entrance hall, drawing room, dining room and 2 of the bedrooms. Quality hard-wearing wood effect flooring to the kitchen and sitting room. - Open fireplaces with marble surrounds to the drawing room (original Regency Georgian Carrara Gioia marble) and dining room. Decorative fireplace housing a Chesney's woodburning stove in the sitting room. - Cast iron period-style radiators to the kitchen and hallway. - French doors leading out from the drawing room and sitting room to the gardens. - Classic Fired Earth paints used throughout. - Contemporary white bathroom suites including double ended slipper bath in the family bathroom. Contrasting exposed Victorian brickwork in the family bathroom and exposed Georgian timbers in the second floor wet room. Underfloor heating. - 38'6'' x 13'11'' cellar considered to offer potential for conversion if required - currently used as a gym and store room. - The south-facing, part-walled garden is primarily laid to lawn with perennial shrub borders, paved terraces to the rear of the house and a 300 year old "tree of heaven" (Ailanthus) to one corner of the garden. - Large gated gravel parking area that will accommodate several cars. SITUATION Horton Kirby is a pretty riverside village within the popular Darent Valley, dating from the Roman era. Located in a conservation area and designated green belt, the village also has excellent communication links with easy access to the M25 and rail links to London. The charming village boasts two public houses including The Fighting Cocks, which has been voted best family pub in the South East five times. The area is well known for its walks along the River Darent and in nearby Lullingstone Country Park. The village has a thriving cricket club, and there are numerous golf clubs in the local area including the world renowned London Club. Farningham Road station is less than a mile away, offering services to Bromley South and London Victoria (about 45 minutes). London Bridge, Charing Cross and Blackfriars are also accessible with changes in about an hour. Ebbsfleet International station for St Pancras and Eurostar services is just 7 miles away. The A20 (1.4 miles) provides quick and easy access to London, the M25 and M20. The village is also convenient for Canary Wharf, which is about 18 miles away. The area is renowned for its excellent range of private and state schools, including Sevenoaks School, Tonbridge School, St Michael's Prep, Russell House, Dartford and Wilmington Grammar schools. Horton Kirby C of E School is rated by OFSTED as good. DIRECTIONS From the M25, exit at junction 3 onto the A20 East (towards West Kingsdown/Farningham). Continue for about 1.7 miles over two roundabouts before turning left into Eglantine Road towards Horton Kirby (just after the turning right to Eynsford). Continue for just over a mile and at the end of the road turn left. After about half a mile the property will be found on the right-hand side, a little way past The Fighting Cocks pub. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage. Super fast fibre broadband. - Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council, 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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