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Farley Lane, Westerham, Kent, TN16

Guide price £3,250,000

5 Beds 5 Baths 6 Receptions

REF: SVN190148


  • 5,384 sq ft house
  • 5 double bedrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Double garage
  • About 3 acres


An architectural masterpiece set in beautiful private grounds of about 3 acres off Farley Common on the outskirts of Westerham 6 Reception Rooms, 5 Double Bedrooms, 4 Bathroms (2 En Suite) plus ground floor Wet Room, About 3 Acres, Detached Garage, Games Room/Studio, Outdoor heated Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Tennis Court DESCRIPTION The property was designed by a local architect in the 1920s and was more recently reimagined with sympathetic extensions and interior remodelling, with great thought and attention to detail, to create a handsome country home. The house sits in well screened private south-facing grounds of about 3 acres including a tennis court, swimming pool, landscaped gardens, croquet lawn and outbuildings. FEATURES - Impressive vaulted reception hall with minstrels gallery. - Fabulous open plan reception rooms, perfect for entertaining with the addition of a separate bar, and which can also be divided using concealed sliding doors to create individual spaces. - Beautiful bespoke solid oak Oliver James kitchen with labradorite marble worktops, central island with breakfast bar, AGA, space for an American style fridge freezer, integrated dishwasher, Quooker, filter water and spray hose taps. Separate laundry room and pantry. - Interesting architectural features including circular projecting dome topped vaulted bays off the drawing room and kitchen, open fireplaces in several of the reception rooms with stone surrounds, internal pillars and porthole windows. - Engineered oak flooring throughout the main reception rooms. York stone flooring in the reception hall and Jerusalem limestone flooring in the kitchen/breakfast/dining room. - French doors invite you out to the south facing gardens from the library, drawing room, dining room and three of the bedrooms, which have south facing balconies. - Integrated sound system with ceiling speakers in the kitchen and bathrooms. - Well-appointed bathrooms with underfloor heating, heated towel rails and fittings by the likes of Crosswater, Lefroy Brooks and Sottini. - The master suite on the second floor is particularly luxurious with French doors leading out to a south facing balcony, with a captivating view to the south, romantic contemporary inset gas fire, walk-in wardrobe/dressing room, lounge or study area and a generous bathroom with steam shower and sauna. - Five double bedrooms in total. - Outdoor heated swimming pool with security cover. - Various seating terraces including a broad patio along the back of the house with an Ofyr fire pit. - Feature garden lighting including LED strips on the imperial steps leading down to the pool terrace, with waterfall feature, and lighting the pathway leading to the Shepherds Hut and tennis lawn. - Shepherds Hut with wi-fi broadband connectivity, power and lighting. Currently set up with a cabin bed and desk. The hut has its own decked balcony overlooking the croquet lawn. - Croquet lawn. - Deer fenced paddock with field shelter. - Fenced hard tennis court. - Hot tub terrace with pool hut/changing room. - Orchard with apple, pear and plum trees. - Formal, box hedge flower garden with central dove cote. - Kitchen garden with raised beds, two greenhouses, garden shed and a chicken coop. - Recreation Room/Studio, converted from a former stable, with woodburning stove and power connected. Cider store to rear. - Electric gated driveway with parking for several cars and an electric car charging point. - Detached double garage with workshop space at rear. SITUATION Worplesfield is situated in a secluded position off Farley Common, approximately 0.8 of a mile from the centre of the sought after historic market town of Westerham, former home town of Winston Churchill. Westerham has a charming mix of restaurants, cafes, banks, shops and boutiques, ensuring a strong local community and a thriving town. There are many historic attractions in the area including Chartwell, Hever Castle, Penshurst Place and Squerrys Court. The immediate countryside is lovely, providing marvellous walks and riding opportunities. The nearby the towns of Oxted (3.5 miles) and Sevenoaks (6.5 miles) provide fast train services to London Victoria (39 minutes) and London Bridge (from 33 minutes) and offer an excellent selection of shops, cafes, supermarkets, restaurants, a cinema, theatre and leisure centre. The national motorway network and international airports are easily accessable via the M25 at Godstone (junction 6) or Sevenoaks (junction 5). The area is renowned for its fine educational provision at pre-school, primary and secondary levels, in both the state and private sectors. Westerham itself has a good local primary in Churchill Primary, and nearby Limpsfield has an outstanding primary school. There are several excellent preparatory schools in Limpsfield (Hazelwood), Sundridge (Radnor House), Otford (St Michaels and Russell House) and Sevenoaks. Woldingham School for Girls, Lingfield College, Sevenoaks School and the Kent Grammar Schools. There are many sports clubs to join and get involved with locally as well as golf clubs in Westerham and Limpsfield Chart. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains gas fired central heating via underfloor heating and radiators. Mains water, electricity and drainage. - Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council, 01732 227000 - Council Tax band: H (£3,936.94 for 2020/21) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS From junction 5 of the M25, exit onto the A21. Take the second exit onto the A25 towards Westerham. Continue on this road for about 4 miles, through Sundridge, Brasted and into Westerham. Continue through the town and as you reach fields on your left, turn right into Farley Lane. Proceed up the lane and the entrance to Worplesfield will be found on the left on a right-hand bend.