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Bates Hill, Ightham, Sevenoaks, TN15

Guide price £1,450,000

5 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: SVN200265


  • Detached 5 bedroom house
  • 3,352 sq ft
  • Set back from the road
  • About half an acre of gardens and grounds


An attractive and spacious detached family house with about half of an acre, located in a secluded semi-rural position in the sought-after village of Ightham DESCRIPTION Woodlands is a well-presented detached family house set back from the road in a semi-rural position on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Ightham. The property comes with about half an acre in total, which includes ownership of a private shared tree-lined driveway. The immediate gardens and gravel parking/turning area in front of the house and double garage amount to about 0.4 of an acre. FEATURES - Welcoming entrance hall with built in cupboard, cloakroom and stairs rising to the first floor. - The kitchen is open plan to the largely-glazed breakfast room, so is filled with natural light and is the heart of the home. It has a range of painted wall and floor units, including a central island, all with granite worksurfaces. Integral Bosch dishwater, a Rangemaster cooker and space for an American style fridge/freezer. Travertine flooring and underfloor heating throughout this area. - Adjacent utility room with fitted cupboards and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Door providing access to outside. - Spacious hardwood frame and glazed breakfast room with digital temperature-controlled fan lights and French doors to the garden, which this room enjoys a triple aspect over. - Four reception rooms including double aspect drawing room with gas fire and attractive surround. Double doors lead to the home office. Both rooms have doors opening to the rear garden terrace. - The family and dining rooms are well-proportioned and situated at the front of the house. - Double aspect principal bedroom with en suite shower room. - Four further double bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom and one with "Jack and Jill" access to the family bathroom. - All five bedrooms have beautiful fitted oak cupboards providing ample storage space. - Outside the gardens, which are south and west facing, wrap around the house and are mainly laid to lawn. The garden is private and secluded with mature trees and shrubs. - Detached double garage. SITUATION The property is tucked away in a private plot on the edge of the picturesque and historic village of Ightham, which has a village hall, which hosts several classes and clubs, a pub, a local cricket club, a primary school and a recreation ground. Borough Green (1.2 miles) has a good selection of local amenities, and the larger towns of Sevenoaks (5.5 miles), Tonbridge (6.9 miles), and Tunbridge Wells (14.2 miles) offer more comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities. The nearest mainline station is at Borough Green (1.3 miles) with services to London Victoria and Blackfriars in about 50minutes. Sevenoaks mainline station (5.8 miles) has fast and regular services to London Bridge/Charing Cross and Cannon Street from around 36 minutes. The M25 Junction 5 (7.4 miles) and M20 Wrotham (3.2 miles) provide links to the National Motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, Canary Wharf, The Channel Tunnel, Ebbsfleet International and Bluewater Shopping Centre. There are some lovely countryside walks to be enjoyed in the surrounding countryside including in Oldbury Wood and along the River Bourne. Sevenoaks has several leisure facilities including a cinema/theatre, sports centre, sports clubs and golf courses including Wildernesse and Knole. There are a number of local National Trust attractions including Ightham Mote and Knole Park. There are several excellent schools in the area including Ightham Primary (Outstanding Ofsted Report) and Borough Green Primary. Sevenoaks and the surrounding villages offer a good selection of highly regarded state and private schools including Sevenoaks School and Sevenoaks Prep. There is also now a grammar annexe to the Weald of Kent in Sevenoaks. Other grammar schools are in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. Buses to several of the Sevenoaks schools, and the grammar schools in Tonbridge run from Ightham Village. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas central heating. - Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522 - Council Tax band (2020/21): G - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS From Sevenoaks High Street, proceed in a northern direction passing through the first set of traffic lights and bearing right onto Seal Hollow Road. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right onto the A25, passing through Seal village. Just past the recreation ground on the left-hand side, turn right into Sevenoaks Road. At the T-junction turn right onto the A227. The shared driveway leading to Woodlands will be found on the right-hand side shortly before Mill Lane on the left.