Guide price £1,100,000
A charming Grade II listed detached cottage with self contained studio annexe in a rural position, set within delightful gardens and grounds DESCRIPTION The Horseshoes is a quintessential and most attractive Grade II listed detached cottage believed to date back to the 17th century with later additions to the rear. There is a separate annexe and a delightful timber framed period barn within the grounds. The house is set within grounds and gardens of about 0.36 of an acre and enjoys views over the surrounding countryside FEATURES - Many period features remain including an abundance of exposed wall and ceiling timbers, inglenook fireplace, wooden floors and leaded light casement windows. - Covered entrance porch, glazed wooden door opening to tiled hall. - Double aspect sitting room features a brick inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam. - Open stud work through to the dining room. Stairs rising to first floor. - Family room with direct access to the terrace and garden. - Triple aspect kitchen with a comprehensive range of bespoke painted wooden units with granite work surfaces including a breakfast bar. Rangemaster cooker with induction hob and extractor fan over. Integral fridge and space for dishwasher. Glazed door to terrace. - A utility room and cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation. - To the first floor is the principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom and views to the front and rear. - Two further bedrooms and family bathroom. - Stairs rising to a spacious bedroom with ensuite shower room. - Separate self-contained annexe. - Charming timber framed period barn. - The property is approached through double electric gates to a tarmac turning and parking area. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn and is well screened with mature hedging. - Delightful rear garden enjoys views over the surrounding fields. There is a paved terrace ideal for outside entertaining and a secluded seating area. Fenced natural pond. SITUATION The Horseshoes occupies a convenient rural position between the Natural Trust Village of Chiddingstone, Bough Beech and Chiddingstone Causeway with its Post Office and Little Brown Jug Public House/Restaurant. Wider shopping facilities are available from Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells Town Centres all offer a wide range of shopping facilities as well as main line stations to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street. Similar services are available from Hildenborough Main Line Station. Nearby Penshurst Station has services to Tonbridge and Redhill. There are a good number of well-regarded schools in the local area including Chiddingstone and Leigh Primary Schools. Grammar Schools for both Boys and Girls in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells as well as the Weald of Kent girl's grammar annexe in Sevenoaks. Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Public Schools and a variety of Preparatory Schools in and around Sevenoaks and Tonbridge including Hilden Grange, the Schools at Somerhill and New Beacon. Holmewood House at Langton Green and Walthamstow Hall for Girls. The A21 gives access to the M25 and motorway network to Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports, Channel Tunnel Terminus and Ports, as well as Ebbsfleet International Terminal and Bluewater. Leisure facilities include Golf Courses at Hever and Nizels and Sailing at Bough Beech Reservoir. There is also a private health/fitness centre at Nizels. Tonbridge School Sports Centre. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains Water and Electricity. Private Drainage. Oil fired Central Heating - Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council, 01732 227000 - Council Tax band (2020/21): G - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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