Guide price £2,000,000
Rare opportunity to acquire this beautiful Grade II listed former Vicarage set in approximately 2 acres of exceptionally fine gardens and mature woods in the conservation area of St Mary's Platt DESCRIPTION Glebe House is an elegant Grade II Listed former Vicarage of the village of St Mary's Platt, built between 1847 and 1849. The house stands in the conservation area of St Mary's Platt. The house is built on a slight rise at the head of the drive that leads up from the church. It lies in the centre of its own land of about 2 acres, of which just over 1 acre is beautiful gardens and the remainder is mature woods. FEATURES - High ceilings and picture rails in the Victorian style, with cornices in most rooms. - Enclosed porch with inner door leading to the L shaped entrance hall. GROUND FLOOR - Double aspect study with grate and mantlepiece. - Double aspect billiards/dining/playroom with large bay window overlooking the drive and church and side window. Vermont wood burning stove and large fitted cupboards. - Double aspect sitting room with large bay window. Fireplace with marble surround. - Smallbone kitchen with 2-oven gas fired AGA. Large sash window and doors to the conservatory and utility room. - Generous cloakroom with storage cupboard, and door leading to the WC. - Modern utility room with Rencraft units with twin electric hob and space for a fridge/freezer and washing machine. - Classic style elegant conservatory with pyramid roof. Folding blinds inside the roof and two opening vents. Two walls are solid and the remaining two walls are double glazed apart from the upper panes. Limestone slabs with underfloor heating. There is a remarkable well in one corner with an upstand and metal and glass cover. - Extensive cellars accessed via a stone staircase. The cellars house a gas boiler, freezer, and the largest cellar provides useful storage. A wine cellar at the foot of the stairway has brick arches for wine racks. FIRST FLOOR - Double aspect master bedroom with Victorian fireplace and cupboard, and views over the beautiful gardens. - Three further double bedrooms, and one single complete the bedrooms on this floor. Most of them have pretty Victorian fireplaces and fitted cupboards. Note: There is clear evidence of a former doorway between Bedroom 5 and Bedroom 2. Thus, this small Bedroom 5 could be converted to form a further bathroom, en suite with Bedroom 2, subject to the necessary consents. - Family bathroom with large long cast iron bath, china basin and pedestal, WC and fitted corner cupboard. Heated towel rail. Note: It is likely that at some time there was a doorway to the master bedroom, enabling the bedroom to be made en suite, subject to necessary consents. - A second small bathroom has been fitted in the area beneath the staircase leading to the attics, with heated towel rail, bath with shower fitting, basin and WC. SECOND FLOOR - A staircase leads to a small landing with doors to the attic bedrooms and access to the water tanks. - Charming attic bedroom overlooking the garden, larger attic with dormer window looking over the drive and church and small attic room with dormer window used as storage. EXTERNALLY - The extensive gardens, with their old ironstone walls and interesting different areas, complement and completely surround this beautiful former Vicarage. With an accent on the encouragement of wildlife, the present owners have devotedly added trees, azaleas and other plants to this mature garden, which provides a variety of greenery, colour and interest throughout the year. - Terraced lawns lie around the house with substantial rhododendron and azalea shrubbery on one side. There is a lower garden, and orchard with mature fruit trees. - Steps lead from the lawns to two ornamental ponds and a former rose garden. There is a partly sunken greenhouse with a mature vine, and a swimming pool and pool hut. - The property comes with almost an acre of its own woods, with majestic trees, which form a backdrop to the gardens and add a further dimension to it. These woods form part of Platt Woods which has a total area of about 55 acres. - Two large garages, which were formerly the stables and coach house, and wood stores. Open lofts, which are presently used for storage, but with potential for conversion to home offices (subject to consents). SITUATION The property is situated in the picturesque village of St Mary's Platt, with many activities taking place at the church and its meeting room. There is a new Memorial Hall which hosts a diverse range of activities, the Blue Anchor pub, primary school, scout hut, children's playground, and football and cricket pitches. All of which are within easy walking distance of Glebe House. Borough Green 1.3 miles away provides the closest shopping and other services, including three local supermarkets, a wide range of shops, cafes, restaurants, medical practice, dentist, garages, filling station, The house is conveniently located close to junctions with the M26 and M20 motorways, and thus to the M25 which provides access to the national motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, Channel Tunnel, and Bluewater Shopping Centre. The closest mainline station is Borough Green and Wrotham, just over a mile away, with regular train services to London Victoria. Sevenoaks station (8 miles) has frequent services to London Bridge, London Charing Cross and Cannon Street. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Gas fired central heating. - Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522 - Council Tax band: H (£3,833.68 for 2020/21) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS From Sevenoaks, follow the A25 East through Seal/Seal Chart, passing over the Ightham roundabout and continue towards Borough Green. At the mini roundabout fork right, remaining on the A25 and continue for just under 1 mile to St Mary's Platt and then turn right into Long Mill Lane. After 250 meters turn left onto the drive immediately after the Church, with St Mary's Lodge on your right, and the church car park on your left. Glebe House is around to the right.
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