Guide price £1,395,000
Delightful detached cottage with a garden office within the secluded gardens, situated in a semi-rural location with outstanding far-reaching views across surrounding Kent countryside. Originally constructed in the late 1800s with later additions, The Laurels today is a beautifully presented detached cottage located in Ide Hill. The property offers 2,225 sq ft of wonderful family accommodation and has the benefit of a spacious garden office. Ide Hill sits at the highest point of the Greensand Ridge and therefore the property to the rear enjoys fantastic unobstructed far-reaching views across the Kent Downs situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Outside, the property is approached via an in and out brick herringbone paved driveway providing parking for a number of cars, as well as a double garage adjacent to the property. The gardens to the rear of the property are a real delight and offer a sense of peace and seclusion. The gently sloping lawn is bordered by closed board fencing and mature hedging, planted raised beds and there is the added bonus of a garden outbuilding which could be utilised in a number of ways. The views to the rear are outstanding, with the rear terraces providing ideal spaces for al fresco dining. FEATURES - Drawing room with decorative gas fire with marble surround, built in shelving, electric blinds, enjoying stunning views from the large picture window. - Kitchen fitted with a range of base and wall painted wood units under granite work tops, integrated dishwasher, Aga, space for fridge freezer, stone tiled flooring. - Breakfast area open plan from kitchen with French doors opening onto rear paved terrace. - Family snug room with open fireplace and wood surround, built in storage, window overlooking front aspect. - Formal dining room with wood flooring, windows to front aspect. - Utility room with space for washing machine and tumble dryer, door to cloakroom with corner basin and WC. - Rear boot room offering ample coat storage, stable door to rear terrace. - Principal bedroom with large picture window that offers fabulous elevated unobstructed views across the Kent Downs, built in wardrobes, en suite bathroom with contemporary bath, separate walk-in shower and underfloor heating. - Four further bedrooms, one with built in wardrobes. - Family bathroom with roll top bath, separate walk-in shower and underfloor heating. - Gardens of circa 0.3 acres. - Double garage electric up and over door, garden storage shed to the rear, both with power and light. - Garden office with power, light and electric heater. SITUATION The Laurels is located in Ide Hill, five miles south west of Sevenoaks, in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 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 are located 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 and Walthamstow Hall in Sevenoaks for girls. There are also further secondary schools in Oxted. Sevenoaks Mainline Station (about 5.8 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 for Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Airports, M20 for Channel Tunnel terminus and coastal ports, Ebbsfleet International for Eurostar services to the continent 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. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Services: Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. Mains water and electric. Underfloor heating to en suite and family bathroom. - Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council, 01732 227000 - Council Tax band: G (2021/22) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01732 740600 DIRECTIONS From Sevenoaks high street head south-east on the A225 towards the A21. After a short distance and passing the entrance to Knole Park on the left, turn right into Oak Lane. Continue for 1.5 miles and turn right onto Gracious Lane Bridge and then first right onto Gracious Lane. At the next junction turn left onto Wheatsheaf Hill/B2042. After about 1.6 miles merge left onto Coopers Corner and The Laurels will be found after a short distance on the left.
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