Guide price £1,500,000
A generously proportioned and beautifully presented detached family house with about two thirds of an acre in a well screened, private position DESCRIPTION The property is set elevated above the lane, benefitting from a good degree of privacy and a wooded outlook. The plot extends to about two thirds of an acre with ample parking to the front, further parking and a detached double garage to the side and a well screened West facing garden to the rear. The house is believed to date back to the 1950s but has been extended and significantly enhanced over the years, so it now offers spacious and light modern family accommodation. FEATURES - Welcoming reception hall with engineered oak flooring and double doors leading through to the kitchen. - Wonderful open plan kitchen/dining/family room with roof lantern providing lots of natural light and bi-fold doors leading out to the rear garden terrace. - Rencraft kitchen arranged around a central island incorporating stone composite worktops, a breakfast bar, larder cupboard, pan drawers, conventional fan oven, microwave oven, warming drawer, coffee machine, 5 ring induction hob with extractor fan over, dishwasher, undermount fridge and space for an American style fridge freezer. - Separate utility/boot room with door to the rear garden and space/plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. - Double aspect sitting room with bi-fold doors to the rear terrace. - Two further reception rooms currently utilised as a home office and snug. - Five double bedrooms, four with en suite shower rooms, including one ground floor bedroom suite. All bedrooms have fitted/built-in wardrobes. - The bathrooms have all been updated in recent years including the ground floor shower room and first floor family bathroom with double ended freestanding bath. - Double garage with power and lighting. - Former two storey wendy house, currently used for storage. - Summerhouse. - Garden Shed. - Beautiful rainbow sandstone paved terrace along the back of the house. - Outdoor hose point, power point and lighting. - Delightful private level West facing garden, dotted with trees and incorporating a small Birch wood at the rear. SITUATION Ivy Hatch is a small hamlet located between the more widely known villages of Ightham and Shipbourne, about 5 miles East of Sevenoaks and 6 miles North of Tonbridge. There is a gastro-pub in Ivy Hatch, about half a mile from the property, and another pub in Ightham within 1 mile. The Chaser in Shipbourne is also only a mile away. The area is perhaps best known for Ightham Mote, a 14th Century Manor House owned by the National Trust. Plaxtol (about 2 miles) has a local post office and convenience store and Borough Green (2.3 miles) has a selection of shops. More comprehensive shopping facilities are available in Sevenoaks and Tonbridge town centres. Bluewater shopping centre is within 15 miles. Sevenoaks (5.5 miles) and Hildenborough (6. miles) stations both offer regular services to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street (Sevenoaks to London Bridge from 24 minutes). Borough Green offers services to London Victoria in about 45 minutes. There are a good number of well regarded schools in the local area including Plaxtol, Shipbourne and Ightham primary schools, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks public schools, grammar schools for boys and girls in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells as well as the Weald of Kent grammar annexe in Sevenoaks. There are a good number of preparatory schools in and around Sevenoaks and Tonbridge including the Schools at Somerhill, New Beacon, St Michaels as well as Walthamstow Hall for girls. The M20/M26 at Wrotham/Wrotham Heath (3.5 miles) gives access to the M25 and thereby the national motorway network, Channel Tunnel terminus and ports, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports as well as Bluewater shopping centre and Ebbsfleet International terminal. DIRECTIONS From Sevenoaks head East on the A25 through Seal and over Seal Chart. The western carriageway becomes two lanes. Where it goes back down to one lane, turn right into Common Road (towards Ightham Common). Ismays Road is the third road on the right, about half a mile down this lane. Birchwood is the first driveway on the right. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Underfloor heating to kitchen/family/dining room and utility room. Mains water, electricity and drainage. Water softener. - Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522 - Council Tax band: G (£3,239.53 for 2020/21) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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