Guide price £475,000
A character ground floor apartment with direct access to gated communal grounds in a tucked-away yet central village position close to the station, shops and schools Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath/Shower Rooms (1 En Suite), Garage En Bloc, Communal Grounds and Parking DESCRIPTION Pilgrims Oast is a twin kiln oast building believed to date back to the late 1800s and most recently converted in 2001 to provide just four character apartments. The building and gated grounds are beautifully maintained and managed by the residents. The grounds are screened with high trees and hedging, providing a good degree of privacy and a lovely green outlook for the apartments. No.1 comprises half of the ground floor of the building with a triple aspect to the north, south and west. The accommodation is light and spacious with high ceilings and character features including pine doors and skirting throughout. Whilst there are no allocated private outdoor areas for each flat, the residents are permitted to use the communal grounds and often put dining tables/chairs in the areas immediately outside their apartments and there is hedge screening between the two ground floor apartments. The property comes with a garage en bloc and there is an informal agreement that each apartment has one other dedicated space each in the communal parking area. FEATURES - Spacious entrance hall with slate tiled floor. - Double aspect sitting room with French doors to a south facing terrace. - Open plan kitchen/dining room with the dining area being of a conservatory style with glazed roof and windows to the rear. Slate floor tiles. - The kitchen comprises wood fronted wall and base units with wood block worktops. Integrated appliances include an undermount oven, 4 ring gas hob and extractor. There is also space for a washing machine, dishwasher, undermount fridge, and freezer. - 3 double bedrooms including the master with en suite shower room. - Family bathroom comprising a bath set in a tiled surround with shower attachment, WC and washbasin. SITUATION The property is set down a small lane, in gated communal grounds, screened with mature trees and hedging. Otford is a pretty village just north of Sevenoaks at the foot of the North Downs. It has a number of shops within half a mile of the property including a post office, convenience store, pharmacy, pubs and boutiques. There are two supermarkets about 1.5 miles away. Sevenoaks then offers further facilities including a cinema/theatre, restaurants, cafes and a leisure centre. Otford station is just over the bridge from the property with services to London Victoria from about 35 minutes (London Bridge via Sevenoaks in about 40 minutes). The village has a primary school and two popular preparatory schools - Russell House and St Michaels. Sevenoaks and other nearby villages offer several options for primary, public and private schools. There are grammar schools in nearby Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells as well as the new grammar annexe at Sevenoaks. PROPERTY INFORMATION - 125 year lease from 29 September 2001 - Each apartment has an equal share of the freehold - Current service charge: £150 per month. No ground rent. - Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage. - Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council, 01732 227000 - Council Tax band (2018/19): C - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS Heading from Sevenoaks on the A225, proceed into the village. Follow the road round the pond and up to the station. Turn right immediately after the railway bridge into a narrow lane. Pilgrims Oast is located a little way down this lane on the left-hand side.
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