Guide price £3,750,000
A beautifully refurbished Arts and Crafts style country house offering 5,495 sq ft of accommodation, set in over 6 acres of private, south-facing grounds with elevated views over the River Medway. This property offers the quintessential English countryside lifestyle whilst being within a short drive of excellent transport links, shopping facilities and just 40 miles from central London DESCRIPTION The house is believed to date back to the 1930's and has been extended and refurbished to a high specification to produce a modern family house with contemporary design features, blending well with the timeless architecture. Set in approximately 6.34 acres of private land, the house sits in an elevated position and enjoys glorious far reaching southerly views over the Medway Valley. The accommodation is orientated to take full advantage of the stunning scenery. FEATURES - Impressive gated gravel carriage driveway with a generous lawn frontage to the house and parking for several cars alongside the Roundwood of Mayfield triple bay open garage and double enclosed garage, both with power and lighting. - A broad paved terrace wraps around the house providing areas for outdoor dining and entertaining with steps leading down through planted beds to the gardens and grounds. There are external power points and lights around the house. - The immaculate park-like gardens include swathes of lawn with well screened boundaries, well stocked beds, specimen trees, rose beds and a kitchen garden with a Victorian style greenhouse. - A paddock, separated by parkland railings, lies beyond the immediate formal gardens, and stretches down to the river bank. There is also an area of woodland. - Internally, the house has been beautifully refurbished and extended providing for all the necessities of 21st century family living. - Welcoming spacious reception hall with French doors leading out to the rear south facing terrace, turned oak staircase and a snug area with a modern coal-effect gas fire. - Three formal reception rooms enjoying views out to the rear of the property including the double aspect drawing room with bay window, and dining room with French doors to the rear terrace. Both rooms have fireplaces including an open fire in the drawing room. - Bespoke open plan kitchen/breakfast room with two sets of French doors leading out to the rear garden terrace. The beautifully appointed kitchen incorporates a central island and integrated appliances by Gaggenau. - The stunning traditional, glazed roof Orangery creates a wonderful additional living space, for use all year round. - Integrated sound system, broadband and sky points in several rooms. - Orientated to benefit from the far-reaching views to the south, are four generous double bedrooms with contemporary ensuites including the triple aspect principal bedroom with dressing room. There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. - Attic conversion bedroom with ensuite shower room. - In addition to the main house there is a detached 506 sq ft two storey office/studio building, ideal for those working from home, adjoining gardeners WC. SITUATION Barnfold occupies an idyllic rural yet accessible position on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Penshurst, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are two excellent country pubs/restaurants within a short distance of the property in The Spotted Dog and The Bottle House Inn. The village of Penshurst, most widely known for its medieval history connected to Penshurst Place, has a public house, tea room, petrol station/shop, doctors' surgery and a monthly Farmers market. The village also has one of England's oldest cricket pitches. There are some beautiful walks and cycle paths to be enjoyed along the River Medway valley. The spa town of Tunbridge Wells is only about 5.5 miles away offering an excellent range of shopping, leisure and recreational facilities, including designer, fashion and boutique stores. Tonbridge (6.5 miles) and Sevenoaks (10 miles) are also within a short drive offering further shopping facilities. There are a number of highly regarded schools in the area including Penshurst, Fordcombe and Chiddingstone primary schools, Grammar schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, and private schools including Holmewood House in Langton Green, Sevenoaks School and Tonbridge School. Ashurst station (about 3.5 miles) has direct services to London Bridge in just under 1 hour. Hildenborough (about 5.7 miles) has services to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street from around 47 minutes. The A21 is accessible at Tonbridge and links to the M25 and national motorway networks, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. DIRECTIONS From the M25, head south on the A21. After about 4.5 miles exit at the Sevenoaks/Hildenborough junction and take the 2nd exit on the roundabout onto the B245, signposted Hildenborough. After about 1.5 miles, after Mill Garage, turn right (signposted Leigh/Penshurst). At the end of the road turn right and proceed through Leigh village before forking left towards Penshurst. In Penshurst village turn right along the High Street. Continue out of the village on this road for about 1.4 miles. At a sharp right-hand bend, turn left into a private lane and the drive to Barnfold House will be found after a short distance on the right-hand side. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Private cesspit drainage. - Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council, 01732 227000 - Council Tax band: H (£3,817.70 for 2020/21) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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