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Chiddingstone Causeway, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11

Guide price £1,450,000

Under offer

5 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: SVN200228


  • Charming detached cottage
  • Semi-rural location
  • Surrounded by countryside
  • Approx. 0.68 acres
  • Additional land potential


Quintessential Grade II listed English country cottage with an abundance of charm and character situated in a semi-rural location amid delightful gardens of approximately 0.68 acres with the opportunity to purchase additional land. Applebys was originally constructed in the 1600s, and has been enhanced and extended over the years to create a fabulous family home that exhibits an abundance of original features, accompanied by modern day comforts. The property has been within the same family since the early 1970s and is coming to the market for the first time in almost half a century. Applebys has a wealth of history behind it; the property was once the wash house to Knotley Hall and the adjacent field was Edward VIIs polo field, later used as an additional air field during the World Wars. The property is a typical Kent farmhouse with brick elevations under traditional Kent peg tiles, ceiling beams in situ in the original parts of the building and grand inglenook fireplaces in both the drawing room and family room. The property is flooded with natural light throughout to provide a real bright and airy environment and the accommodation is arranged over three floors. Outside the property is set amid delightful gardens of about 0.68 acres, well designed to provide separate areas of enjoyment, including a gravel side terrace with covered seating area, paved terrace with decorative well and a separate walled garden. Further land of approximately 3.4 acres could be available by separate negotiation. Applebys has recently been granted planning permission for an open fronted Oak framed tiled roof double garage. FEATURES - Entrance boot room with brick floor - Dual aspect drawing room with grand Inglenook fireplace, original ceiling beams, open plan to formal dining space - Triple aspect family room, Inglenook fireplace, wood burning stove, sliding French door to rear terrace - Kitchen/breakfast room with French doors opening onto the rear terrace - Kitchen fitted with bespoke Woodwork Kitchen units under Carrara marble worktops, integrated appliances including two ovens, fridge and induction hob - Study snug with brick flooring - Utility with space for washing machine and tumble dryer, and stainless-steel sink, door access to rear terrace. Cloakroom - Spacious first floor landing with original wide oak floorboards, storage cupboards - Triple aspect principal bedroom with en suite shower room - Two further bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms, one with original mullion windows - Two further bedrooms to second floor - Home office space - The family bathroom shower room completes the upstairs accommodation - Secluded rear garden with an expanse of lawn, bordered to the rear with post and rail fencing, majestic mature trees enjoying unobstructed views over adjacent countryside - Rear paved terrace wrapping around to side gravel seating area with additional uncover seating - Front garden mainly laid to lawn and bordered by mature hedging, timber framed shed - Planning permission granted for Oak framed tiled roof double garage - planning reference number 21/01556 PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water, electric and drainage. - 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. - Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01732 740600 - Agent's Note - the driveway is shared with the neighbouring properties and maintenance costs are shared equally by all properties. SITUATION Applebys is located in Chiddingstone Causeway, 4 miles west of Tonbridge and just a short drive from Sevenoaks High Street. Chiddingstone Causeway provides a local public house, The Little Brown Jug, and Church of England church of St. Lukes, as well as local amenities. Edenbridge, Penshurst, Westerham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells all provide more comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities. Commuter train services can be accessed from Hildenborough, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge for services to London Charing Cross and Edenbridge stations for services on the Victoria line. Penshurst station serves Tonbridge and Edenbridge for links to services to access Redhill in Surrey. There are a good number of well-regarded schools in the local area including Chiddingstone, Four Elms and Leigh primary schools. Grammar schools for both boys and girls in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells as well as the Weald of Kent girls' grammar annexe in Sevenoaks. Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Public Schools and a variety of Preparatory Schools in and around Sevenoaks and Tonbridge including Hilden Grange, the Schools at Somerhill and New Beacon. Holmewood House at Langton Green and Walthamstow Hall for Girls. The A21 gives access to the M25 and thereby the national motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports, the Channel Tunnel Terminus and coastal ports, as well as Ebbsfleet International Terminal for Eurostar services and Bluewater. Leisure facilities include golf courses at Hever and Nizels and sailing at Bough Beech Reservoir. There is also a private health/fitness centre at Nizels. Tonbridge School Sports Centre. DIRECTIONS From the A21 junction at Sevenoaks, turn onto Morleys Road towards Sevenoaks Weald. Continue for about a mile and turn left into Scabharbour Road. After 1.7 miles bear sharp right onto Copping's Road and after 1 mile turn left into compasses Road. After about 0.5 miles turn right onto B2027/ Chiddingstone Causeway. Applebys will be found after a short distance on the left.