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Emmetts Lane, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, TN14

Guide price £2,475,000

5 Beds 2 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: SVN200102


  • Detached family house
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Excellent range of outbuildings
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Approximately 10 acres


An attractive family house set in about 10 acres of secluded gardens and grounds, on the edge of Ide Hill village. DESCRIPTION Stargrove is a delightful family house that originates from the 1800's with later additions. It is beautifully set within its gardens with the principal rooms overlooking the formal garden. The grounds extend to about 10 acres and incorporates a swimming pool, hard tennis court and a range of outbuildings. FEATURES Entry is via electric gates, the private driveway leads down to the front of the house, garage and outbuildings. The house retains many original features such as leaded light windows, open fireplaces, oak doors, flagstone flooring and some exposed beams and brickwork to the older parts of the house. As you enter the welcoming bright and spacious vaulted entrance hall, views can be enjoyed through the glass double doors opening to the rear terrace. The double aspect drawing room has an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. The dining room has two attractive features fireplaces to each end. Doors lead to the garden. Charming triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a range of wall and floor cupboards, four door AGA, integrated appliances. Double doors to the rear terrace. Leading from the hall is the study and family room both with vaulted ceilings. Separate utility room and ground floor cloakroom. Master bedroom with walk-in dressing and en-suite shower room. Four further double bedrooms. Family bathroom The gardens and grounds are a delightful feature of the property providing seclusion, and have been designed to include formal and natural areas. The planting embraces an element of formality near the house with box hedging, roses, specimen trees and a water feature that cascades down into a large pond with aquatic planting. Further down the garden the planting becomes more natural with a wild flower meadow, paddock and woodland. There is a heated swimming pool with a pool house and a fenced hard tennis court within the grounds. There are an excellent range of outbuildings, including a double garage with a storeroom, two further storerooms and a former stable block which has been converted into a games room. There is greenhouse to the rear of the garage and a walled kitchen garden. SITUATION Stargrove is situated on the edge of Ide Hill village in a semirural position within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of some 200 acres of National Trust woodland. Ide Hill is an attractive Kentish village with green, church, shop, pub & National Trust viewpoint with spectacular views of Weald & Bough Beech reservoir. Beautiful countryside surrounds the area with great walks and bridal paths. The nearby historic village of Brasted (about 2.5 miles) offers good day to day facilities together with Westerham (about 4 miles). Sevenoaks Town Centre (about 5.2 miles) offers a wider range of shopping, recreational and leisure facilities. Similarly Oxted town centre is about 8 miles. There are a good number of well-regarded schools in the local area including Ide Hill, Brasted and Sundridge Primary Schools. Grammar Schools for Girls and Boys in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks. Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Public Schools, Radnor House at Sundridge. Walthamstow Hall in Sevenoaks for girls. There are also further secondary and public schools in Oxted and Warlingham. Sevenoaks Mainline Station (about 5.2 miles) serves London Bridge/Cannon Street and Charing Cross. Oxted main line station (about 8.5 miles) has services to London Victoria. The A21 at Chipstead provides access to the M25 and thence motorway network, Ebbsfleet, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Airports, Channel Tunnel Terminus and Ports. There are golf courses at Westerham and Limpsfield Chart as well as Knole and Wildernesse in Sevenoaks and Nizels Golf and Leisure Centre in Hildenborough. There is a Leisure Centre and swimming pool complex in both Sevenoaks and Oxted. DIRECTIONS From the M25, take the A21 junction 5 exit and then take the second exit towards Westerham (A25). Follow the A25 west into Sundridge, at the traffic lights turn left onto Church Road, signposted Ide Hill and Emmetts Gardens. Continue up the hill for about 1.6 miles and then turn right into Emmetts Lane. The property is the first drive on the right. SERVICES Oil fired central heating. Calor gas. Mains water, electricity and drainage. Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council, 01732 227000 Council Tax band (2020/21): H