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Long Mill Lane, Dunks Green, Nr Plaxtol, TN11

Guide price £1,000,000

4 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: SVN190227


  • Character detached property
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Just under 1.6 acres
  • Planning permission to extend
  • Rural views in an AONB


A handsome detached period cottage with potential to extend further in the centre of this popular hamlet with just under 1.6 acres and unbroken views in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining/Family Room, Utility/Boot Room, WC, 4 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower Room, PP to extend, Off-road Parking, About 1.6 Acres DESCRIPTION Chance Cottage is an unlisted, sympathetically extended period cottage, formerly a forge, offering character accommodation and having further potential to extend (TM/16/03766/FL). The property comes with just under 1.6 acres of grounds to include off-road parking. One of the most notable things about the property is its uninterrupted view down to the Bourne valley and up to Roughway in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. FEATURES - Stable style front door. - Multi-pane sash windows to the front elevation of the house. - Multi-pane French and bi-fold doors to the rear garden from the sitting room and family/dining room. - Open fireplace in the sitting room. Flu for woodburning stove in family/dining room. - Wooden floorboards through the family/dining room and sitting room. - Painted solid wood kitchen by Burlanes of Sevenoaks with granite worktops, Rayburn range cooker, butler style sink, integrated dishwasher and space for a tall fridge freezer. Quarry tiled floor. - Ground floor utility/boot room and WC. - Master bedroom with bi-fold doors and Juliet balcony overlooking the gardens and enjoying the view to the rear. - The master and second bedrooms are both doubles with fitted wardrobes. The third and fourth bedrooms have made wonderful childrens' rooms. - There is a family bathroom that would benefit from some updating and a separate shower room. - Planning permission was granted in August 2017 to add a 2-storey extension to the rear of the house, creating an additional reception room and bedroom. SITUATION The property is located in the quiet hamlet of Dunk's Green, between the sought-after villages of Shipbourne and Plaxtol, about 4 miles North of Tonbridge and about 8 miles South-East of Sevenoaks. There is a 16th Century pub just around the corner and The Papermakers Arms in Plaxtol village and Chaser Inn in Shipbourne are both very popular. The property is located within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding and enjoys wonderful views over its own grounds and across the Bourne valley to Roughway Hill. There are some delightful foot and bridle paths over the surrounding countryside and two recreation grounds in the village. Plaxtol (1 mile) has a very good village shop, open daily and selling a range of quality foods. There are also shops in Hadlow (3 miles) and York Parade, north Tonbridge (3 miles). Sevenoaks and Tonbridge town centres provide more comprehensive shopping facilities. There are rail stations at Hildenborough (about 5.6 miles), Borough Green (3.5 miles), Tonbridge (4.7 miles) and Sevenoaks (7.8 miles). Borough Green serves London Victoria in about 50 minutes, whilst Tonbridge, Hildenbroough and Sevenoaks serve Charring Cross, via London Bridge and Waterloo East, and Cannon Street with journey times of around 35 minutes (from Sevenoaks). Bus services to Tunbridge Wells/Tonbridge/Borough Green. 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. The area is well supplied with highly-regarded state and private schools, with several having busses that pass through the village. Sevenoaks and Tonbridge in particular have a number of excellent schools including Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks School, Solefields, Granville and New Beacon preparatory schools, Tonbridge Public School, Somerhill, Hilden Oaks and Hilden Grange Schools. Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells have boys and girls grammar schools, with a new girls grammar annexe at Sevenoaks. Shipbourne and Plaxtol both have good primary schools and Plaxtol has an outstanding nursery school. Sevenoaks has both Wildernesse and Knole golf clubs and Nizels in Hildenborough is also nearby. Poult Wood public golf course is only a few minutes drive away. There is a sports and leisure centre in Sevenoaks and a private health/fitness centre at Nizels. Tonbridge indoor and outdoor swimming pools and The Angel Sports & Leisure Centre Tonbridge. Cricket is played in the nearby village of Plaxtol and there is a tennis club in Shipbourne. Cricket and Rugby are played and enjoyed at The Vine in Sevenoaks. DIRECTIONS From Tonbridge, head North on the A227, Shipbourne Road (straight ahead/fork right at the traffic lights at the top of the High Street by Tonbridge School). Continue for about 2.2 miles (over 2 roundabouts) before turning right into Higham Lane on the corner of a sharp left-hand bend. Then turn immediately left into Puttenden Road (towards Plaxtol). Continue to the end of this road and at the cross roads continue straight over into Dunk's Green Road. Follow the road into Dunk's Green and round to the left, passing the pub. Chance Cottage will be found on the right-hand side. From the M25 (junction 5)/Sevenoaks, take the A25 exit towards Sevenoaks. Stay on the A25 through Riverhead (over two roundabouts) and Seal. Shortly after the Crown Point pub turn right into Coach Road (towards Ivy Hatch). Proceed through Ivy Hatch and out on High Cross Road. At the end of the road turn right to join the A227 (towards Tonbridge). After about 1.2 miles, by The Chaser Inn on The Common in Shipbourne turn left into Upper Green Road across the Common. Continue on this road for about 1.3 miles before turning left into Dunk's Green Road. Follow the road into Dunk's Green and round to the left, passing the pub. Chance Cottage will be found on the right-hand side. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. - Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522 - Council Tax band (2018/19): F - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.