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High Street, Chipstead, Sevenoaks, TN13

Guide price £2,200,000

5 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: SVN210247


An exceptional Grade II Listed village house with elevated views to the North Downs and mature south facing gardens amounting to about two thirds of an acre DESCRIPTION Bank House is an exquisite Grade II listed period property, displaying an eclectic mix of period features from the 17th century and Georgian periods. The property has been extended, remodeled and adapted over the centuries whilst maintaining its character and charm, including the addition of a beautiful vaulted kitchen breakfast room. The house has high ceilings and light rooms due to the majority of them being double aspect. The house is set in the heart of the village yet benefits from a large, unexpected, secluded garden amounting to about two thirds of an acre. From its elevated position the house and gardens benefit from views over roof tops to the North Downs. To the front of the house is a broad parking area giving access to a triple bay garage (one open bay). This special property also has a hidden gem. Beneath the gardens, the sandstone rock has been excavated to create phenomenal caves. In WWII these caves were used as an ARP shelter for the villagers. More recently they have been exploited for parties but there are so many possibilities with these caverns and they certainly give this property the added wow factor. FEATURES - Fireplaces in several rooms including an open fire in the sitting room with marble surround, a woodburning stove in the dining room with stone surround and a gas log burner in the kitchen. - Attractive multi-pane sash, casement and diamond lattice windows. - Some exposed timbers, particularly in the dining and sitting rooms. - Parquet wood flooring in the dining room. - Lots of built-in storage throughout the house in addition to a large two chamber cellar and attic storage. - Superb part-vaulted kitchen breakfast room with skylights and windows/doors overlooking the garden. Solid wood bespoke kitchen by Mounts Hill Woodcraft with Silestone worktops and integrated appliances including two fan ovens, two warming drawers, microwave oven, steam oven, 5 ring gas hob with extractor hood over, a dishwasher and space for an American style fridge freezer. Quooker "boiling" water tap. Central island with breakfast bar. Travertine floor tiles with underfloor heating. - Separate utility/laundry room. - Ground floor WC. - Study with fitted desk and cupboards. - Three generous double bedrooms on the first floor and a further two bedrooms on the second floor. There is also a sixth room on the second floor that could be used as an occasional bedroom/playroom/ study. - Two bathrooms. - The part-walled gardens offer expanses of lawn on a couple of gently tiered levels with planted shrub beds and mature trees. There are paved terraces, a garden shed, wendy house and greenhouse in the grounds. SITUATION Bank House is situated in the heart of Chipstead opposite the highly regarded 16th Century George and Dragon public house. It occupies an elevated position affording it views over rooftops towards the North Downs from the upper floors and garden. Chipstead is a picturesque village benefitting from a tennis club and a large lake with sailing, angling, swimming and SUP clubs. Riverhead village (1 mile) provides a chemist, butcher, church, library, convenience store, local shops, and a nearby Tesco supermarket. Whilst Sevenoaks town centre (2.5 miles) offers a wide range of shops and facilities including a Waitrose supermarket, M&S store, cafes and restaurants, a leisure centre and a theatre/cinema. Sevenoaks mainline rail station is about 1.8 miles away with fast and frequent services to London Charing Cross (London Bridge from around 25 minutes). There is a bus service that runs through the village serving Westerham, Sevenoaks station, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. The M25 is under 2 miles away providing access to the national motorway network and airports. The area has access to exceptional schools and the property is ideally located for the popular Riverhead Infants and Amherst Junior schools, as well as Chevening Church of England Primary. Other options include Walthamstow Hall and Sevenoaks School in Sevenoaks, Radnor House in Sundridge, Trinity Secondary School and the Weald of Kent and Tunbridge Wells grammar annexes in Sevenoaks. The Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells grammar schools are also not far away. DIRECTIONS From Sevenoaks town centre proceed North along London Road past the station. At the roundabout take the first exit and continue up Worships Hill. At the traffic lights turn right into Witches Lane and at the crossroads turn left into Chipstead Lane. Proceed into the village and the driveway to the property will be found opposite the George & Dragon car pub. From the M25, exit at junction 5 and then take the first exit (A25 towards Sevenoaks). Keep left to Chipstead village. Proceed through the village and the driveway to the property can be found on the right-hand side opposite the George & Dragon car pub. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water, electricity 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.