West Malling, West Kent
Guide Price £1,395,000
5 bedroom Property for sale: West Malling, West Kent
Guide Price £1,395,000
- Detached country house 3600sqft
- 5 bedroom /3 receptions/ 3 bathrooms
- 6.5 acres of pasture & gardens
- Large garage and studio above
- Refurbished throughout
- Large Kitchen and Breakfast Room
- Long private drive
Approached off a country lane is this very well appointed detached 5 bedroom family home (OVER 3600sqft) situated in its own rural oasis of around 6.5 acres (*TBV) via a formal pillared entrance with electric wrought iron gates and at the end of an orchard lined driveway enjoying privacy and seclusion yet benefiting from excellent local amenities and commuting links. The spacious accommodation offers an attractive mix of contemporary and character features including a hand built kitchen and breakfast room, very large master suite and 2 further reception rooms. A detached double garage building within the grounds also offers potential for use as an annexe / teenager suite (subject to PP) and currently includes a kitchen area, shower room and first floor area/bedroom. For those with equestrian interests there is space within the acreage to add a stable complex and riding arena (sub to PP) and for off road riding Mereworth Woods is approximately 1.3 miles hacking distance along local lanes. The surrounding gardens which wrap around the house also offer scope to add a swimming pool and / or tennis court (subject to PP).
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
The property is situated less than a mile from the centre of Offham village. The village has a church, pub and primary school. The popular village of West Malling is approximately 2.5 miles away offering a range of boutique shops, restaurants as well as mainline train station with services to London Victoria and the village of borough Green also caters for day to day needs as well as having a main line rail station offering a 45 minute service to London Victoria. Sevenoaks (about 9 miles) and Maidstone (about 8 miles) provide for more comprehensive shopping. Convenient links to the national Motorway network can be gained from the M26 (1.6 miles away) accessing the M25 and the M20, connecting to London, the Channel Tunnel and the Kent coast. Leisure facilities in the vicinity include golf at Wrotham Heath and West Malling, David Lloyd Leisure Centre, Trosley Country Park and motor racing at Brands Hatch. There are some excellent schools in the area in both the state and private sectors. These include Offham, Wrotham and Platt primary schools, numerous prep schools in Sevenoaks and a range of grammar schools in Tonbridge. There is also the internationally renowned Sevenoaks School and Tonbridge School.
ACCOMMODATION - refer to the floor plan
RECEPTION HALL - large reception hall with stairs to first floor, timber flooring.
CLOAK ROOM- WC, pedestal wash hand basin.
SITTING ROOM - glazed French door to rear, feature brick fireplace with wood burning stove, radiator.
FAMILY ROOM - window to front and side, timber flooring, radiator. French door to breakfast room.
STUDY - built in book shelves, inset spots, timber flooring, radiator.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM - hand made kitchen with large central Island with Oak work surface and extensive range of wall and base units with complementary granite work surface over, inset sink, built in 5 ring gas hob with extractor fan over, two built in NEFF ovens, space for wine cooler and fridge/freezer, inset spots, tiled flooring, built in dishwasher. Window to rear and front, glazed patio doors to rear,
UTILITY ROOM - hand made units to match the kitchen, assorted wall and base units with work surface over, inset sink, space for washing machine, tumble dryer, tiled flooring, built in storage cupboard.
FIRST FLOOR - refer to the floor plan
FIRST FLOOR LANDING - Velux roof light, access to loft space, coved ceiling, inset spots.
MASTER BEDROOM 1 - window to front and rear, double glazed French doors to rear with Juliet balcony,
radiator, inset spots. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM - double shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, local tiling, radiator, window to rear.
BEDROOM 2 - window to front and side, radiator, 2 double wardrobes.
SHOWER ROOM - Shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator.
BEDROOM 3 - window to side and rear, triple wardrobe, radiator.
BEDROOM 4 - window to side, radiator.
BEDROOM 5 - window to side, radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM - wash hand basin, panelled bath with mixer taps over, inset spots, low level WC, radiator, local tiling.
GARAGES & OUTBUILDINGS -refer to the floorplan
DOUBLE GARAGE & HOME OFFICE - Brick built - tiled pitched roof - Metal up and over doors, power and light supplied.
Fitted out with a KITCHEN area 9'11 x 9'9 , SHOWER ROOM - FIRST FLOOR - HOME OFFICE ROOM - 30'9 x 15'1 - Could be used as a annexe subject to Planning Permission being granted
FIELD SHELTERS - 2 field shelters located in each of the paddocks, timber constructed under pitched roof.
LAND & GROUNDS
The whole property sits in approx 6.5 acres (TBV). This is split into 2 large paddocks of approx.1.5 acres (*TBV) and 1.7 acres (*TBV). The balance is made up of a very large garden with mature trees and shrubs which could in part be used as further grazing or the new equestrian facilities. The orchard is to the right of the drive as you drive in and is well kept producing a variety of eating apples. The gardens and grounds are a feature of the property and wrap around the house predominately to the south and west offering rural views from most rooms. At present the only equestrian outbuildings at the property are two field shelters situated in the two paddocks, but there is good scope to add a stable yard and riding arena within the plot (sub. PP).
The acreage stated at the property is *TBV (To Be Verified), which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and / or its sellers/clients. Where available a Title Plan from Land registry will have been acquired showing the boundary and acreage. Otherwise an online measuring tool will have been used to check the acreage where possible. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the acreage and wish to have verification of the exact area of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements, at their own cost, by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the area for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase: www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk - www.homecheck.co.uk
www.floodrisk.co.uk - www.environment-agency.gov.uk - www.landregistry.gov.uk, www.homeoffice.gov.uk, www.ukradon.org
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Tonbridge & Malling
SERVICES: Mains gas. Private drains.
TAX BAND: G (previous to extending)
EPC RATING: C
All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent
Equus Country & Equestrian, South East
T: 01892 829014
Prospective buyers view all properties for sale with Equus International Property Ltd at their own risk and neither the Agents, Joint Agents nor the Sellers take responsibility for any damage or injury however caused. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds it is advisable to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and children must be either left in the car or supervised at all times. Livestock should not be touched and all gates left shut or closed after use.
From the M20 junction 3 or M26 junction 1 take the exit to Wrotham Heath proceed through the traffic lights and then continue on the A20 for just under 1 mile then turn right into Aldon Lane (signposted Aldon). The entrance to the property will then be found approximately a third of a mile along on the right hand side.
Tel: 01892 829014