A handsome 18th century property which has a wealth of original and interesting features, situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Downe

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Dating back to 1717, this imposing locally listed country house is set within approximately three acres and enjoys an enviable position within the picturesque village of Downe. Trowmers was once owned by Sarah Wedgwood, a member of the renowned Wedgwood chinaware family and sister of Emma Wedgwood, Charles Darwin’s wife.

The house boasts a wealth of original and interesting features and offers generously proportioned accommodation arranged over four floors, including a good sized cellar with store rooms and a wine store. The elegant drawing room, measuring an impressive 32’6 x 26’3, features an unusual decorative Wedgwood sculpted ceiling (by Sarah Wedgwood), two fireplaces with antique wood carved surrounds and a built-in carved oak arch display unit.

Situated off this room is a study and a conservatory which in turn opens out to a paved sun terrace which take full advantage of the wonderful outlook over the beautiful gardens.

A good size dining room, with oak panelled walls and solid wood flooring, enjoys direct access to the terrace via French door and provides superb entertaining space. For the less informal occasions, there is a breakfast room conveniently located off the spacious modern kitchen, fitted with good range units, a central island, granite worksurfaces and integral appliances. Also located on the ground floor is a utility room, a cloakroom and guest/au pair accommodation, complete with a shower, cloakroom and a kitchenette.

The first floor accommodation benefits from two separate staircases and is arranged to provide six bedrooms (1 en suite), a family bathroom and the master suite comprising a bedroom featuring a bay window with a built-in window seat, a Wedgwood ceiling plaque and a marble fireplace, an en suite dressing room and a Jack and Jill bathroom (also en suite with Bedroom 2). On the upper floor, the attic rooms provide extensive storage space.

OUTSIDE Enclosed by original flint walling, this fine Georgian property is approached via electrically operated gates opening onto a brick paved carriage driveway that provides access to the double garage. Extending to three acres, the parkland style grounds are undoubtedly a fine feature of the property and are extensively laid to lawn, interspersed with a wide variety of mature trees. There is a separate half acre paddock, a 21’7 x 11’7 sq. ft. barn and 2 stables, perfect for a family with equestrian interests.

This property has 3 acres of land.


Trowmers is situated in the delightful village of Downe which was once home to the naturalist, Charles Darwin, for around 40 years. Situated within the village is a village hall, a church, two public houses, an Indian restaurant, a farm shop and a cake shop/cafe. Just 3 miles away is Biggin Hill, famous for its links to the RAF and flying squadrons during World War II. This thriving town offers shopping for day-today needs along with coffee shops, restaurants, a library and a leisure centre. More extensive shopping is available at The Glades, Bromley, Orpington and Sevenoaks.

Train services are available to London from Chelsfield station and access to the national motorway network is available via the M25 at Junction 4, in turn providing access to London, Gatwick, Heathrow (via the M4), Dartford River Crossing and the Channel Tunnel Terminus (M20).

The area has an abundance of sporting and leisure amenities including golf at West Kent Golf Club, Cherry Lodge, Westerham and Parkwood. The surrounding beautiful Kent countryside is perfect for pleasant walks, cycling and horse riding.

There is a good range of schools in the area, both in the private and state sectors, and within Downe village itself is the well-regarded Downe Primary School. www.bromley.gov.uk/education/schools.


Leave the M25 at Junction 4 and take the A21. At the large roundabout take the third exit onto Sevenoaks Road/A21 and follow the road to the next roundabout where you will take the second exit to continue on Sevenoaks Road/A21. At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto Cudham Lane North and then turn right onto Old Hill. After about 0.6 mile, turn left to stay on Old Hill then turn left onto Shire Lane. Continue for approximately 0.6 mile and turn left into North End Lane. Follow the road to the end, turn left into High Street Downe. The road bears around to the right and becomes Luxted Road. Trowmers will be found on the left hand side

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Other features

  • Reception vestibule, Drawing room
  • Dining room, Study, Conservatory
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility room, Cloakroom
  • Master bedroom with dressing room and Jack and Jill bathroom
  • Six further bedrooms (1 en suite)
  • Family bathroom, Annexe, Wine cellar
  • Extensive attic space, Double garage
  • Ample parking, Gardens and grounds
  • Paddock, in all, approaching 3 acres
  • EPC Rating F

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Ref: SVN170037

Luxted Road, Downe Orpington Kent BR6

Guide Price

Ref: SVN170037

Luxted Road, Downe Orpington Kent BR6

Guide Price