Guide price £1,500,000
Charming Grade II listed detached period property of 3736 sq ft with gardens of just over 1 acre, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty in this picturesque and historic village. DESCRIPTION Ideally situated for commuters with excellent transport links and located in the heart of the picturesque and peaceful village of Trottiscliffe. Dating back to the 16th century, this spacious property of 3736 sq.ft. is timber framed and retains many historical features such as magnificent inglenook fireplaces, brick and quarry tiled floors, original floorboards and an abundance of exposed wall and ceiling timbers throughout. The south-west facing garden, extending just over an acre, includes a private courtyard, mature shrubs and expansive lawns. The garden seamlessly blends into the field at the rear and enjoys views over the surrounding countryside. The house is accessed by a gravel drive to the side of the house which leads to a parking and turning area with ample space for several cars and a double garage. FEATURES - The spacious kitchen has a vaulted ceiling, solid oak floor, large oak framed windows and glazed French doors that lead out onto the terrace and garden. - There is an extensive range of hand painted shaker-style cupboards with granite work surfaces. Appliances include a stainless-steel range cooker, dishwasher and space for a tall fridge/freezer. - A unique feature of the kitchen is an old well that is covered with a solid glass cover. - The internal rear hallway has an original brick floor and leads to the reception rooms. - The well-proportioned drawing room has a large Inglenook fireplace that takes centre stage with oak bressummer beam and wood burning stove complete with fitted bookshelves and cupboards either side. The original cellar can be accessed via a hatch in the floor of the drawing room. - The sitting room and adjoining dining/family room has two large bay windows to the front, fitted bookshelves and Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. - The cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation. - There are two staircases leading to the first and second floors where there are five substantial double bedrooms, two of which are on the second floor, some with feature fireplaces. - Principal bedroom with fitted wardrobes. - The first floor has a family bathroom with panelled bath. Additionally, there is a shower room with WC. All bathrooms have limestone floor & wall tiles. - The west facing circular courtyard is an ideal place to enjoy al fresco dining. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with a variety of fruit trees, playframe and field to the rear. SITUATION Trottiscliffe lies within The Kent Downs Area of outstanding natural beauty and conservation area with its wealth of period and character properties and close proximity to the Pilgrims Way. The Old Post Office is situated in the heart of this picturesque and historic village. Trottiscliffe is well served with a church, primary school, Tennis club, Village Hall, recreation ground and playpark. The Plough fine dining restaurant and The George pub are in the village and close by is Trosley Country Park providing wonderful countryside walks with fantastic views. There is a Montessori nursery and pre-school in the village and a good selection of schools in the area including Primary schools in Trottiscliffe, Offham and Mereworth and grammar schools in Maidstone, Tonbridge and the grammar annexes in Sevenoaks. Private schools in the area include Sevenoaks and Tonbridge senior schools and many preparatory schools in Otford, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. West Malling (3.5 miles) is close by and offers a good range of local independent shops, cafes, restaurants and amenities. Further facilities, shops and supermarkets can be found in Sevenoaks (9.8 miles) and Tonbridge (11.6 miles). Borough Green railway station (3.2 miles) has direct trains to London Charing Cross/London Bridge (London Bridge in about 37 mins) and London Victoria/Blackfriars (from 51 mins). Junction 3/2a of the M20/M26 provides easy access to London, the Channel Tunnel, M25, Gatwick, Heathrow, Bluewater and the motorway network beyond. DIRECTIONS From Jct 3/2a of the M20/M26 take the A20 towards Maidstone. Take the 2nd left onto Ford Lane. Continue for 1.2 miles and then fork left onto Taylors Lane. The Old Post Office can be found shortly after on your left. - Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drains. - Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, 01732 844522 - Council Tax band: H (£4,332.32 for 2023/24) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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