Guide price £1,700,000
DESCRIPTION Speedgate House is a handsome detached property, built in the 1930s in a traditional style with tile hung upper elevations over brick ground floor, lead light casement windows and high, pitched tiled roof. The house is considered to offer scope for updating and possibly extending, subject to the usual planning consents. It is accompanied by beautiful gardens with views over neighbouring fields in a lovely private setting, tucked away off a country lane. In addition to the immediate gardens there are further adjoining parcels of land, including disused stables. Largely not in use any more but offering potential for expanding the garden or potentially creating paddocks, including one parcel (about 1.25 acres) located on the other side of Three Gates Road. In total the property comes with about 5.5 acres. FEATURES - Electric wrought iron gates on brick pillars open on to a private driveway leading through a wooded area to a turning circle at the front of the house. - The gardens are beautifully landscaped to include a broad paved terrace, expanses of lawn with well stocked flower and herbaceous beds, an extensive kitchen garden with greenhouse and potting sheds, a small orchard with a variety of fruit trees, a pond and a charming rose adorned pergola walkway. - Separate to the house is a substantial garage building with adjoining workshop with potential to converting to residential, subject to the usual planning consents. - The house itself has some period features including a panelled wood front door, wood block flooring, fireplaces with wood burning/multi fuel stoves and an American Oak turned staircase with galleried landing. - The accommodation includes five reception rooms including a study and triple aspect garden room and 5 bedrooms including the master with en suite bathroom. - Ample attic space. - Cellar with six separate store rooms/cupboards and separate external access. SITUATION Fawkham is a rural village with a good primary school, church and public house. Longfield is a short drive away which provides excellent shopping facilities and mainline railway station with services to London Victoria. The A2 and M25 are easily accessible providing links to the national airports, London, Bluewater and Ebbsfleet International railway station (20-minute link to London St Pancras). For equestrian enthusiasts there is access to good local hacking and Speedgate Equine centre with cross country course. Comprehensive Shopping: Bluewater (7 miles), Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells. Mainline rail services: Longfield (2.8 miles) to London Victoria, Blackfriars, City Thameslink and Ashford International. Schools: Steephill Independent & Pre School in Longfield, St Michael's & Russell house in Otford. Secondary Schools in Meopham, Wrotham and Dartford. Sevenoaks and Dartford offer a wide selection of schools in each sector. Sports: The London, Redlibbetts and Woodlands Golf Clubs are all within easy access. Motor racing at Brands Hatch. Various local private sports and health clubs. DIRECTIONS From the M25, exit at junction 3 and take the A20 exit towards Farningham. After about 2.8 miles (passing over two roundabouts), turn left onto Scratcher's Lane (signposted towards Fawkham Green/Longfield. After about 1 mile, take the second left onto Three Gates Road. At the end of the road, cross over Speedgate Hill to stay on Three Gates Road. The entrance to the property is the second on the right -hand side. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. - Local Authority: - Council Tax band (2020/21): H - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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