Guide price £2,000,000
A beautifully restored Grade II listed 16th Century farmhouse full of rustic charm on the fringe of Leigh village - saving £15,000 on SDLT! 4 Reception Rooms, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Study, Utility Room, Boot Room, Larder, Wine Store, WC, 6 Bedrooms, Games Room, 3 Bathrooms, Double Garage, Granary Outbuilding, Swimming Pool, About 0.8 of an Acre. Further brick outbuilding with separate acess may be available by separate negotiation. FEATURES - A rustic farmhouse kitchen with high vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, inglenook recess housing an AGA, herringbone brick laid floor, wooden base and dresser units with butler sink, space for freestanding appliances and a dining table, stable style door to the front and mullion windows to the rear. - Useful walk-through boot room. - Larder. - Dining Hall with stone paved floor, beams to the ceiling, inglenook fireplace with open fire and wood panelling to the sides, multi-pane sash windows to the front and drop latch internal doors leading to the adjoining rooms and hallways. - Study with hexagonal tiled floor, vaulted ceiling, beams to the walls, Gothic style lead light glazed oak door to the rear. - Front Reception Hall with parquet wood flooring, corner fireplace with woodburning stove, multi-pane sash windows and door to front, wood panelling to dado rail, cast iron radiator, turned staircase to first floor with understairs storage. - Double aspect Drawing Room with parquet wood flooring, secondary glazed multi-pane sash and casement windows to the front and side, open fireplace described by Pevsner '''...a fireplace with a convex stone surround embellished with raised arabesques of foliage; and a wooden frieze above it, of realistic bunches of grapes.'', recessed drinks cabinet, beamed ceiling, cast iron radiators and drop latch internal doors. - Double aspect Sitting Room with parquet wood flooring, open stone fireplace with raised tiled hearth, lead light casement windows to the side and rear, beams to the walls and ceiling, cast iron radiators and drop latch wooden doors. - Library with brick laid floor, cast iron radiator and multi-pane secondary glazed window to the rear. - Cloakroom with traditional white suite and built in storage cupboards. - Wine Store. - Utility room with Gothic style lead glazed oak door to the rear, housing gas-fired boiler and hot water tank. - Two sets of staircases rise to the first floor, with two separate landings. The first has wide oak floor boards and wood panelled walls concealing a staircase that rises to the second floor rooms. The master bedroom, guest bedroom and one of the bathrooms are accessed off this landing. The second landing provides access to the remaining first floor bedrooms, second family bathroom as well as the master and guest bedrooms. - The Master Bedroom is a generous double bedroom with multi-pane sash window to the front, small window to the rear and a feature fireplace. The en suite bathroom is also spacious with a dressing area to one end and is fitted with a traditional white suite with roll top stand-alone bath, pedestal washbasin, high level WC with wooden seat and a bidet. Sash window to front and small window to the rear. - The Guest Bedroom is also a good sized double with wide oak floor boards, decorative fireplace, wood panelling to two walls, multi-pane sash window to the front and built-in wardrobe. - The first Family Bathroom has been re-fitted with a stand-alone slipper bath with shower attachment, pedestal washbasin and high level WC with wooden seat and retains the wide oak floorboards and sash window to the front. - There are Two further Double Bedrooms and a further Family Bathroom with separate WC on the first floor. The bathroom incorporates a double-ended Chatsworth slipper bath and Heritage washbasin on an antique gold stand. - On the second floor are three further rooms that could be used as Bedrooms or Playrooms, plus attic storage. - There is parking for around 5 cars on the hard-standing area to the side of the house in addition to the detached double garage. This is approached over a shared driveway. - The part-walled gardens wrap around the house to the front, side and rear, with gated access from the parking area and via the house. - The gardens comprise mainly of expanses of lawn with planted borders and brick pathways/terraces. - There is a delightful potager garden and a sunken courtyard garden screened with yew hedging with a small orchard beyond. - The outdoor heated swimming pool has a diving board, a pump shed/workshop to the rear and the former granary to the side. - The Granary is listed separately (Grade II). It is a timber frames and clad building raised on plinths with a vaulted tiled roof. This is currently used as a changing room for pool users and has also been excellent for hosting parties. Brick steps lead up from the swimming pool terrace. - There is a garden store/potting shed to one side of the garden and a shallow pond to the side of the house. - About 0.8 of an Acre in total. - A further detached unconverted brick Barn with separate driveway access may be available by separate negotiation. SITUATION The property is situated on the edge of Leigh village, near Tonbridge. Leigh is a pretty, historic village designated as a conservation area, with a local shop/post office, public house and primary school. Tonbridge (about 4 miles), Sevenoaks (about 6 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (about 7.5 miles) town centres are all within easy driving distance providing a wide range of shopping and leisure facilities as well as main line stations. Hildenborough Station (about 1.8 miles) serves London Charing Cross/Cannon Street in about 42 minutes. The A21 gives access to the M25 (about 8.6 miles) and thereby the national motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Airports, the Channel Tunnel Terminus and Ports as well as Ebbsfleet International terminal. There are a good number of well regarded schools in the local area including Tonbridge & Sevenoaks Public Schools. Sackville and Fosse Bank Schools in Hildenborough. The Schools at Somerhill, Hilden Grange & Hilden Oaks Preparatory Schools in Tonbridge. There are also Grammar Schools for both Boys and Girls in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. Leisure Facilities include Nizels Golf and Leisure Centre, Hever Golf Course, Tonbridge School Sports Centre. There are also Leisure Centres and swimming pools in Tonbridge and Sevenoaks. The village is surrounded by unspoilt Kent countryside, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. DIRECTIONS Viewing strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. From the M25 (junction 5), head south on the A21 for about 4.5 miles before taking the A225 exit to Sevenoaks. At the roundabout take the second exit onto the B245 towards Hildenborough. Proceed for approximately 1 mile before turning right, just past Mill Garage on the left, onto Watt's Cross Road (signposted Leigh and Penshurst). Continue past Hildenborough station and turn right at the T junction towards Leigh. Upon entering Leigh village, turn left on the green (Powder Mill Lane). The driveway to Great Barnetts will be found on the left-hand side after about half a mile. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage. - Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council, 01732 227000 - Council Tax band (2020/21): H (£3,803.00) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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