A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A SLICE OF HISTORY! James Millard Estate Agents are proud to offer to market this imposing chain-free home, understood to have once served as the town jail and forming an integral part of the historic street scene behind's Westerham's distinctive green. Owned by the same family for more than a century and sensitively modernised over the years, this truly unique property boasts a host of original features to include exposed stonework and timbers, fireplaces, joinery and sash windows, as well as elevated ceiling heights which bestow a striking sense of grandeur. Thick exterior walls also ensure that the property remains warm during the colder months whilst being a cool haven over summer. Neutrally presented throughout and orientated over three floors affording stunning far-reaching views to both north and south, the property offers well-balanced accommodation with excellent scope for an imaginative new owner to adapt to taste (subject to necessary permissions being obtained) and add their own stylistic stamp. Externally, there is a pleasantly secluded and well-established part walled garden extending to circa seventy feet with an attractive aspect towards St Mary’s Church. Residents’ parking via permit is located directly to the front and your viewing is encouraged to appreciate both the charm and practicality of this characterful home.
- CHAIN FREE
- UNIQUE HISTORIC HOME
- CENTRAL LOCATION
- CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES
- GRADE II LISTED
- PARKING VIA RESIDENT'S PERMIT
- PICTURESQUE VIEWS TO FRONT & REAR
- 70 FOOT PART-WALLED GARDEN
- THREE BEDROOMS & VERSATILE RECEPTION SPACE
- USEFUL GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM
POINTS OF NOTE:
-Entrance hall with staircase rising to the first floor
-Morning room with an attractive bay window providing a delightful outlook over The Green and exposed stone archway which is understood to have been the original entrance to the jail when the property was not linked to its current neighbour
-Generously sized sitting/dining room with interesting historic vestiges in the form of a high-level (now blocked) window with original ‘jail bars’. Exposed stonework, brick fireplace with open grate and door to a deep understairs’ storage cupboard
-Farmhouse style kitchen in a neutral colourway, comprising an assortment of base and wall cupboards with wooden counters over, tiled splashbacks and undercabinet lighting. Inset butler sink with period style mixer tap and integrated appliances; Hotpoint dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric fan oven/grill, combination microwave oven and electric four ring hob with fitted stainless steel extractor over. Wall-mounted new Vaillant gas fired boiler and French doors to the rear garden. Tiled flooring (with underfloor heating) which runs through to the adjacent:
-Rear lobby area with glass roof, doors to the garden and access to a useful cloakroom with modern close-coupled WC, wall-hung basin and exposed stonewalling
-Two double sized bedrooms to the first floor to include one with an ornamental fireplace comprising an inset wrought iron surround and grate. Staircase ascending to a third bedroom to the top floor with a view over The Green to the southern slopes behind the town and a bank of fitted, mirrored door wardrobes
-Bathroom encompassing a panelled bath with Triton electric shower over, wall-hung basin, WC, heated towel rail and decorative vinyl flooring
-Part-walled rear garden extending to approximately seventy feet, incorporating brick paved and decked terraces, level lawn, small pond, external tap, summerhouse and shed (both requiring some repair) and established beds and borders providing colour and variety through the seasons. Pleasantly secluded, the garden enjoys a delightful view across to the spire of St. Mary’s Church
SERVICES & INFORMATION:
Mains gas, electricity, water & drainage
Sevenoaks District Council - Tax Band E (£2,603.33 2022/23)
EPC: Exempt (Grade II Listed)
Berrys Green Road, Berrys Green, Westerham£850,000
Nestled attractively in its mature, leafy plot and enjoying an unspoilt outlook over protected countryside to front and rear, this well-proportioned detached home offers spacious accommodation to include three double-sized bedrooms and bath/shower rooms to both floors.
Well-maintained over the years, the property offers exciting potential for a new owner to improve to taste, with significant scope for further enlargement, subject to necessary permissions being obtained.
As well as being suitably located for a diverse selection of schooling options from both the state and independent sector, the house is also commuter-friendly, with Oyster Zone 6 Chelsfield and Orpington stations accessible within a short drive.
Hosey Common, Hosey Hill, Westerham£795,000
CHAIN FREE - Attached home forming part of a unique Victorian school conversion, benefitting from an additional private garden area, garage and driveway parking and set amidst the leafy backdrop of Hosey Common.
Steeped in history and constructed from locally quarried ragstone, this character-laden property offers versatile accommodation arranged over two floors, with excellent scope to add one's own personal stamp.
The historic High Street with its wide selection of day-to-day amenities is within pleasant strolling distance, as well as extensive Greenbelt countryside, with a plethora of idyllic walks waiting to be enjoyed from the doorstep.
Trotts Lane, Westerham£750,000
Detached mid-century-modern home located in a most sought after private cul-de-sac, within just a few minutes’ walk of the town.
Dating to the early 1950s, the property offers well-proportioned and neatly presented accommodation to include three bedrooms, a dual aspect sitting room with open fireplace, dining room, recently refurbished kitchen and convenient cloakroom.
The property enjoys particularly fine, far-reaching views from the first floor windows, taking in The North Downs, St Mary's Church spire and The Squerryes Estate, whilst the internal linking spaces are generously sized, with attractive original oak block flooring running throughout the ground floor.
Externally, the property benefits from mature and well-tended gardens to front and rear with an integral single garage and driveway parking completing the proposition.
Hosey Hill, Westerham£750,000
Nestling in the wooded hills to the south of Westerham, this attractive detached home occupies a peaceful and secluded position within an exclusive, private enclave.
Dating to the 1930s and accompanied by mature, manageable gardens, this characterful cottage offers pleasingly proportioned accommodation to include three double sized bedrooms, an open-plan sitting/dining room complete with fireplace, well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room and convenient ground floor cloakroom.
Storage has been thoughtfully included throughout and to the front there is driveway parking.
The historic High Street with its wide selection of day-to-day amenities is within easy reach, as well as extensive open countryside, with a plethora of idyllic walks waiting to be enjoyed from the doorstep.
Canville Rise, Westerham£699,950
** SURPRISINGLY RE-AVAILABLE DUE TO BEHIND CHAIN BREAK ** Rare opportunity to acquire one of only a pair of the Tenterden house-type built by Linden Homes in 2018 within the well-regarded Ivies development, located within a short stroll from Westerham’s historic High Street.
Immaculately presented throughout and stylishly upgraded by the present owner, the property offers spacious, neutrally decorated accommodation to include a luxuriously appointed principal suite, two further bedrooms, contemporary kitchen with integrated appliances and a generously proportioned sitting room with garden access and focal fireplace.
The sunny, south-facing garden is a haven of peace and tranquillity with its attractive landscaping, to include granite paving and low-maintenance evergreen borders.
Private driveway parking for two cars directly to the front confirms this home as a most convenient and appealing choice.
Hosey Common, Hosey Hill, Westerham£695,000
CHAIN FREE - Link-detached house for general improvement and potential enlargement (STPP), located in the favoured Hosey Common area on the southern periphery of the town and enjoying a level, south-facing garden.
The property benefits from a largely open-plan living arrangement, together with three double-sized bedrooms, all of which encompass built-in storage.
Although currently there is no driveway parking, this - potentially together with garaging - could be established within the curtilage.
Your viewing is encouraged to appreciate all this rare opportunity presents.
AGENT’S NOTE: The property has been continually occupied until recently and we are advised that both the kitchen and bathroom are in working order.