Enjoying exceptional far-reaching views towards The Greensand Ridge and the pastureland below, this unique late Victorian home - built as staff lodgings for nearby Rusholme - offers an impressive 5,879 square feet of accommodation. Arranged over two floors with rooms to meet every perceivable need, the layout offers inherent versatility with superb potential to establish an integral annexe should one wish. The delightful gardens and grounds extending to circa 1 acre, are arranged over a series of interwoven tiers, belying their former use as cultivar beds growing produce for the main house. A charming old ‘bothy’ nestled in the centre of the garden is testimony to the scale of the ‘kitchen garden’ operation, where once a large glasshouse housed tomato crops ripened by the afternoon sun. Presented in good decorative order throughout with exciting scope to update to taste, recent times have seen the addition of generous accompanying garaging and driveway parking.
- GLORIOUS PANORAMIC VIEWS
- 5,879 SQ FT OF ACCOMMODATION
- EDGE OF VILLAGE LOCATION
- CIRCA 1 ACRE OF ESTABLISHED GARDENS & GROUNDS
- 7 BEDROOMS
- 5 RECEPTIONS
- 5 BATHROOMS
- CLOSE TO SCHOOLS
- KENT GRAMMAR SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREA
- OXTED STATION - 4 MILES
An enclosed porch leads through to an entrance hallway providing access to the spacious breakfasting kitchen with AGA and accompanying appliances. From here, an attractive honey-coloured, oak panelled corridor continues through to convenient ground floor bedroom accommodation, shower room and a spectacular vaulted games/billiard room extending to 33 ft in length, which would work equally well as a gym or studio space. A useful laundry/flower room is tucked-away from here.
To the other side of the entrance hall one is led through to a generous drawing room with log burning stove, spiral staircase winding to the floor above and sliding doors to the adjacent loggia style orangery where floor to ceiling doors flood the space with light and take maximum advantage of the spectacular far-reaching view. It is no surprise to find that this room has been consistently enjoyed over the years for dining, entertaining and pure relaxation. A sizeable bedroom suite enjoying the breathtaking outlook and further cloakroom complete the accommodation on this level.
To the first floor - which can be conveniently accessed independently from the driveway via a separate external staircase - are an additional complement of well-proportioned bedrooms, bathrooms, a study/home office with picture window enjoying the elevated outlook and a luxurious principal bedroom suite, complete with striking balcony terrace beckoning one forth to behold the vista. A extra reception room (and additional kitchen area) conclude the upper footprint.
Externally, several flights of steps meander down from the top paved terrace through a series of levels encompassing abundantly planted stone edged beds, past a historic tool shed and store to a rustic bothy, level lawn and flower meadow beyond. Mature trees and hedging offer screening from neighbouring properties whilst providing visual interest through the seasons.
To the front of the property a cobbled driveway accommodates numerous cars with ease and offers access to a detached double garage with log store, as well as a further integral garage with useful access through to a lobby opening to the kitchen.
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS:
Mains: gas, electricity & water. Private drainage.
Council Tax Band: E (Sevenoaks District Council)