Located just a few minutes’ walk from the historic High Street, this delightful cottage cleverly blends old and new to offer stylish and characterful accommodation of pleasing proportion throughout. With origins dating to 1540, the property has been fully renovated and sympathetically extended by the current owners to create a relaxed and welcoming home that is entirely relevant for the modern era, whilst retaining every ounce of period charm. Storage has been carefully considered and integrated at every opportunity, whilst thoughtfully landscaped gardens to front and rear - designed for minimum maintenance and maximum enjoyment – serve as a perfect accompaniment.
- PERIOD FEATURES
- GRADE II LISTED
- CENTRAL TOWN LOCATION - SHORT WALK TO HIGH STREET
- FULLY RENOVATED & EXTENDED
- BESPOKE REPLACEMENT WINDOWS
- LUXURY KITCHEN & BATHROOM
- TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS
- BUILT-IN STORAGE
- LANDSCAPED WESTERLY FACING REAR GARDEN
- PRIVATE PARKING ARRANGEMENT NEARBY
A part-glazed front door opens into the sitting room where a plethora of authentic detailing greets you, to include a deep bay window to the front – flooding the room with natural light - and a focal, working fireplace with brick hearth and toasty log burner. A made-to-measure media cupboard housing the telephone socket and router has been neatly installed to one of the alcoves, whilst a low level cupboard under the stairs provides useful storage, as well as easy access to the modern RCD fuse box.
Moving through, the expertly designed kitchen cleverly maximises every inch of available space, comprising timeless Shaker style cabinetry in a tasteful, dove-grey colourway with Silstone quartz counters/upstands over and including a sociable dining island and tidy integral bin system. A slimline dishwasher, multifunctional electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer and tumble dryer are all integrated, whilst a classic butler sink is matched with a 3-in-1 mixer tap with instant boiling water option.
A recently installed and beautifully conceived bathroom is located off the kitchen, encompassing a stylish Porcelanosa suite of bath with monsoon shower over, floating basin console with accompanying storage unit below and concealed cistern WC. Marble effect porcelain tiling to the walls and floor is the ideal complement with a smart, electrically heated rack ensuring towels are warmed all year round. A tall ‘utility’ storage cupboard ensures the washing machine and gas-fired Worcester Bosch combi-boiler are readily to hand but nicely out-of-sight.
Both bedrooms to the first floor are double sized with wardrobes practically built-in and ample additional space for ancillary furniture. A hatch from the rear bedroom accesses the loft space which has a light and is boarded.
The cottage enjoys superb outside space to both front and rear, all of which is immediately ready to enjoy.
Arranged over two connecting tiers, the tastefully designed rear garden is generously sized with fenced, pet-proof perimeters and a favourable westerly aspect, making it the perfect place to unwind after a busy day or host relaxed occasions with family and friends. The sheltered lower terrace with its Indian stone paving forms a blissful sun trap yet is practically equipped with a double outside tap and convenient external power supply. Rendered raised flower beds add visual interest with a mix of planting to include a splendid climbing hydrangea, whilst the upper tier is mostly laid to lawn with surrounding borders and a useful timber tool shed (with power supply). Armoured electrical cabling has been extended to the back of the garden, making the installation of lighting or even a workspace or summerhouse an easy feat.
A gate leads directly through to a privately owned car park where our vendors rent a parking space, an arrangement which we understand may be transferable to new owners.
With charming stone walling to one side and set behind established hedged screening, the front garden area with its attractive terracotta pavers offers an alternative space to pop a bistro set and enjoy a coffee in the morning sun.
SERVICES, OUTGOINGS & INFORMATION:
Mains gas, electricity, water & drainage
Council Tax Band C (Sevenoaks) - £1,992.47 (2023/24)
EPC: Exempt (Grade II Listed)
A private parking space is rented directly to the rear of the cottage