Dating back to 1860, a sensational family house set within 14 acres
Dating back to about 1860 and believed to have started life as a workers cottage, Nightingale Cottage has been extended and improved over the years, resulting in a truly delightful family home. The property occupies an enviable position close to Ide Hill and is set within extensive and picturesque gardens and grounds, including fields and woodland. The house, which has been occupied by the present owners for 25 years, offers the perfect opportunity for those seeking a property of immense character and charm, with the bonus of a beautiful setting and outstanding views across to the North Downs.
Re-designed in 2004-5 by award-winning local architect, Richard Reid, the house successfully blends traditional and modern-day features including internal doors made from kiln-dried wood from oak trees that fell in the storm of 1987, limestone flooring in the reception hall, kitchen, utility room and cloakroom, and low voltage under-floor heating in the kitchen. Leading off the reception hall are two reception rooms, the light and spacious sitting room with a log-burner providing a focal point, and a open plan dining room with an inglenook fireplace.
The kitchen/breakfast room, comprehensively fitted with a range of oak units, a central island, granite worksurfaces and integral appliances, enjoys direct access to the gardens via French doors. This room incorporates a breakfast area at one end with a superb outlook over the gardens and grounds. In addition, and located off the reception hall, is a utility room and a cloakroom.
Situated on the first floor is a well-appointed master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a balcony that takes full advantage of the wonderful views over gardens and countryside beyond. Also on this floor is a guest bedroom with an en suite shower room, three further bedrooms and a family shower room.
Nightingale Cottage stands within splendid grounds that extend to some 14 acres providing gardens of about one acre, a 6 acre field, two further smaller fields and about one acre of woodland.
The property is approached via a gravelled driveway that leads to a double open-fronted garage and parking area and continues on to the front of the house. Situated near to the secondary entrance of the property is an additional double garage.
The pretty landscaped gardens are well stocked with a wide variety of flowering plants, shrubs and trees and to the east, there is a small orchard, a vegetable garden, a hen run and a pig enclosure.
A large paved patio extends along the rear of the house and around to the side where there is a pergola, shaded by climbing plants, perfect for outdoor relaxation and entertaining.
This property has 14 acres of land.
Nightingale Cottage is situated in a quiet hamlet close to Ide Hill village and Sevenoaks town. Ide Hill village benefits from a community-run local shop, primary school, a popular pub and church.
The surrounding area is perfect for riding and walking. Sevenoaks provides a comprehensive range of educational, recreational and shopping facilities together with the mainline station serving London Cannon Street/Charing Cross in approximately 30/35 minutes respectively. Within a short distance there are a superb selection of both private and state schools including Tonbridge School, Sevenoaks and the Grammar Schools at both Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
The A21 is easily accessible giving access to the M25 and other motorway networks, Gatwick, Heathrow, City and Stansted airports, the Channel Tunnel, Ashford and Ebbsfleet International stations and Bluewater Shopping Centre (Ebbsfleet: Services to London St Pancras in 17 minutes).
From Sevenoaks proceed past the Sevenoaks station to the roundabout at Riverhead and turn left on to the A25. After about half a mile turn left after the Amherst Primary school on to Cold Arbor Road. Proceed for two miles and then turn right just before the Woodman Pub. Property will be located on the right hand side.Read all
- Reception hall
- Sitting Room
- Dining room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room, cloakroom
- Master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and balcony
- 4 Further bedrooms (1 en suite)
- Family bathroom
- Double open-fronted garage, Stable
- Gardens, paddock, fields and woodland, 14 acres
- EPC rating E
- Map & Street View
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