Guide price £4,750,000
An elegant Grade II listed Georgian house well set in the midst of its own most attractive park-like gardens, providing privacy and seclusion on the edge of the village Fairseat House is Grade II listed believed to date from the early 19th century with further additions later in the century. It has handsome and classical mellow red brick elevations with tall sliding sash windows under a hipped slate roof. The current custodians have considerably improved the house with the addition of a substantial and stunning orangery to one end of the house off the sitting room and the kitchen refitted with handmade units by Charles Hurst. The roof is in excellent condition having been totally renewed 20 years ago with good insulation. In addition, a particular feature of the ground floor accommodation is the spacious reception hall and three principal reception rooms which includes an elegant double aspect drawing room. There is also a spacious master bedroom suite on the first floor. FEATURES - Entrance Portico with twin pillars, door with glazed fanlight that opens to entrance hall with cloakroom/W.C. - Spacious reception hall with galleried landing over and fireplace with woodburning stove, glazed display and fitted book shelving, Herringbone oak flooring - Cellar housing boiler room with 2 Grant Boilers and 2 Megaflo hot water tanks, sauna and wine cellar - Double aspect study/library with fitted bookshelves either side of fireplace, wood burner - Elegant double aspect drawing room with window seat to square bay window overlooking garden, fireplace with wood burner and double doors opening to - Dining room with tall sash windows overlooking garden, fireplace with wood burner and glazed display cupboard - Rear Hall with door to garden, secondary staircase to first floor, excellent walk-in larder with refrigeration unit - Sitting/Family Room overlooking the garden, glazed double doors to Orangery, fireplace with tiled slips, book shelving - Kitchen with range of handmade cupboards and drawers by Charles Hurst, extensive Silestone work surface area including substantial island unit, four oven Aga, Gaggenau oven and microwave, Miele four plate induction hob, two Miele dishwashers, Sub Zero American style fridge freezer, further units to one wall and dresser style unit - Stunning Orangery with New England shutters, limestone flooring, fireplace with wood burner, three sets of double doors open to terrace and garden - Utility/Laundry Room with roof light over, limestone floor, Butlers sink - Ground floor Shower Room with W.C. FIRST FLOOR - Approached by elegant easy rising staircase to galleried landing - Excellent master bedroom suite and dressing room enjoying double aspect views overlooking garden, fitted wardrobes to dressing room, en suite bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower - Guest bedroom with en suite bathroom - Three further first floor bedrooms - Two further bathrooms SECOND FLOOR - Games room, sewing room/bedroom 8, two further double Bedrooms PLANNING PERMISSION TM/12/02268/FL - granted in October 2012 to extend the attic to provide an additional 2 bedrooms and shower/bathroom, providing optional nanny/guest accommodation if desired. TM/12/02270/FL - granted October 2012 to convert the existing triple garage into an office / gym. Both of the above are now lapsed. Please consult with the council as to the possibility to re-instate. OUTSIDE Fairseat House is approached over a gravelled driveway with turning circle access to oak framed open garage with machinery store/workshop and W.C. Beyond is a further paved parking area giving access to a coach house style triple garage with brick elevations under a slate roof, up and over doors (with lapsed planning permission to convert to an office/gym - see above). In total there is currently garaging for 5 cars and further parking for at least a dozen more. To one side a gate gives access to paved courtyard area opening onto a substantial raised terrace. Bike store and garden produce store to the side with a log store behind. Outside W.C. The delightful and peaceful park-like Gardens wrap around the house and are mainly laid to lawn with well stocked and wide herbaceous borders planted with a multitude of flowering shrubs and plants. There are banks of mature Rhododendrons, majestic tall Beech Trees, a Cedar of Lebanon and an Orchard Area. A mature tree screen provides a high degree of privacy and seclusion from the lane and neighbouring properties. Fairseat House benefits from a 60,000 litre rainwater capture and storage system. To the rear of the house is the partly walled garden with lawned areas and herbaceous borders and beds, ornamental pond with York stone surround and rose beds. There is also an extensive kitchen garden, greenhouse, hard tennis court and well screened swimming pool with brick and tile pool house/changing room within the walled garden. The gardens and grounds extend in all to just over two acres. SITUATION Fairseat House is located in the quiet and sought-after village of Fairseat, about 26 miles south-east of central London, convenient for access to the motorway networks (M20/M26 within 2-3 miles respectively, M25 jct 3 about 10 miles) and Ebbsfleet International station (9.3 miles), whilst being in a conservation area and green belt. The nearby villages of Culverstone Green (2 miles) and Borough Green (3 miles) offer day to day local shopping facilities, with more comprehensive shopping available at Sevenoaks (9.6 miles), Longfield (including Waitrose, 5.6 miles) and Bluewater Shopping Centre (10.4 miles). Sevenoaks and Mottingham stations (via M20/A20) serve Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street with journey times of around 35 minutes. Meopham station (about 5.4 miles) serves London Victoria from about 32 minutes, and Ebbsfleet International station (HS1) serves London St Pancras in about 18 minutes with high speed trains and Paris in about 2 hours (all mileages and times are approximate). Canary Wharf is easily commutable. The surrounding villages of Stansted, Trottiscliffe, Culverstone Green, Wrotham and Borough Green all have primary schools, with state schools at Wrotham, Meopham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone. Otford, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge all have Preparatory Schools and the latter two have public schools. There are grammar schools at Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone and King's Cathedral Schools at Rochester and Canterbury. The property is surrounded by unspoilt countryside, predominantly sheep pasture and woodland on rolling hills. There are several delightful footpaths and excellent local equestrian livery centres / riding schools (one of which is only about 400m away). DIRECTIONS From the M25, take the M20 exit towards Dover. Continue for about 7.9 miles before taking the A20 towards Paddock Wood. At the roundabout take the third exit onto the A20 towards Paddock Wood. At the next roundabout take the first exit (Gravesend Road, A227). Proceed for about 1.5 miles before turning left into Vigo Road, signposted Fairseat/Stanstead, opposite the Trottiscliffe turning on the right. Follow Vigo Road for just over half a mile, into Fairseat. Fairseat House will be found on the right-hand side a little way past the duck pond. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage. High speed internet in the village. - Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522 - Council Tax band (2018/19): H - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. - Viewings strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops.
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