Guide price £875,000
An elegant and spacious first floor apartment of over 2100 sq ft in a substantial country house conveniently situated in an exclusive private estate adjoining national trust woodland 2 Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Laundry Room, 3 Bedrooms, 3 En Suite Bath/Shower Rooms, Private Roof Terrace, Allocated Garage En Bloc, Allocated Parking Space, Communal Grounds with private designated areas DESCRIPTION Phillippines Shaw is an exclusive, private estate set behind high, wrought-iron gates with a video entry system, well screened with many mature trees and banks of rhododendrons. Beyond the gates a long tarmac driveway meanders through woodland to a clearing with an impressive turning circle in front of the imposing Ide Hill Hall, a Grade II listed Georgian mansion built in 1834 as a summer retreat for Joshua Wilson-Faulkner, a famous artist and ancestor of the Duchess of Cornwall. The building was meticulously restored and developed into seven luxury apartments in 2007/8 by heritage specialists, P.J.Livesey. There is an impressive communal Reception Hall with lift and a wide easy rising staircase to the galleried first floor landing. The first floor landing features a domed roof light, wall panelling and original mural by George Walton. The Kent is a spacious first floor apartment arranged across the whole front elevation of Ide Hill Hall, including both bay windows, and benefits from a wonderful outlook with distant views to the North Downs. The apartment is ideal for those looking for a "lock up and leave" property as there is only one point of access to the first floor apartment and the building has a locked communal entrance with professionally maintained security system, set in this private, gated estate. The accommodation is spacious and flexible and benefits from ethernet cabling to all rooms. There is a private roof terrace accessed directly from the flat, ideal for morning coffee, with high walls giving privacy and shelter, external lighting and planting boxes. The apartment has exclusive use for rest and recreation of a designated area to the rear of the main building in addition to a garage en bloc with power and lighting and a private parking space. FEATURES - Lift - Video entry system - Ethernet cabling - High ceilings - Sash windows - Bay windows in the drawing room and kitchen/dining room. - French doors to Juliet balcony in Sitting Room. - Views over the estate to the North Downs. - Stunning Kitchen with bespoke Oak units, granite worktops and integrated Miele appliances including twin ovens, 5 ring gas hob, dishwasher and microwave. Neff American style fridge/freezer and drinks fridge. Large island unit incorporating breakfast bar. SITUATION Ide Hill Hall is set in the heart of Phillippines Shaw; a private gated estate situated in a convenient rural position within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of some 200 acres of National Trust woodland. There are miles of local walks through woodland and farmland in the vicinity and the estate gardens themselves provide an array of colour in the Spring/Summer months and places to sit out and relax. 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 and Tunbridge Wells as well as Weald of Kent girls grammar annexe in Sevenoaks. Judd and Skinners for Boys, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Public Schools, Radnor House at Sundridge. Walthamstow Hall in Sevenoaks for girls. There are also further secondary schools in Oxted. 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 International Terminal, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Airports, Channel Tunnel Terminus and Ports and Bluewater. 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 Sevenoaks follow the A25 west through Sundridge and into Brasted village. Having passed the shops and village green turn left into Chart Lane, signposted towards Brasted Chart and Toys Hill. Continue on this road for about 1.8 miles, through Brasted Chart, before turning left into Emmetts Lane (signposted towards Ide Hill). The entrance to Phillippines Shaw is the second on the left-hand side along this road. Request gate entry details from the office. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Shared private LPG gas fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Shared private drainage. Tenure: Leasehold with share of freehold. Ide Hill Hall freehold acquired by Ide Hill Hall Assets Ltd in February 2018. Original Lease: 999 years from 1 January 2007. Service Charge: £6,000 p.a. Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council, Tel: 01732 227000 Council Tax band (2020/21): G (£3,170.61) Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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