Imposing Grade II listed Georgian country house, set within about 20 acres
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THE PROPERTY Dating back to 1775, St. Vincents is a fine Grade II listed country house set within its own estate of just over 20 acres. Faithful to its period, the house offers elegant and traditionally styled accommodation that is equally suited to both family living and entertaining. Many features of the era include attractive fireplaces, high ceilings, decorative cornicing and sash windows, some with working shutters.
The entrance is through a double front door with a fanlight above, into a welcoming reception hall that creates an inviting first impression. An array of reception rooms, for both formal and informal occasions, is arranged around the hall, including a sizeable drawing room with an ornate fireplace and inset Jetmaster fire, and a dining room. The sitting room, featuring a bow window, fitted bookshelves and a fireplace with a Jetmaster fire, provides a cosy room in which to relax and unwind. Across the hall, is a good-sized study and an adjoining kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with a good range of units. This room provides ample space for a breakfast table and also benefits from a walk-in pantry and a larder cupboard. Also located on the ground floor is a utility room and an adjacent WC. From an inner hallway, access may be gained to the cellar housing three store rooms and a wine store, whilst a further set of steps, accessed from outside the building, leads down to an additional cellar area containing the boiler room.
On the first floor is a light and airy split-level landing, with three roof domes saturating the area with natural light. Two spacious bedrooms, with fireplaces, enjoy a pleasant outlook to the front and there are a further four bedrooms to the rear, with two additional bedrooms with extensive storage, on the upper floor. The bedrooms are serviced by three bathrooms.
It is worth noting that within the grounds is a detached four bedroom cottage, reached via a spur off the driveway. This is currently let. When eventually vacant, the owners intend to dispose of the cottage and the adjacent coach house, by separate negotiation.
This property has 20 acres of land.
Extending to about 20 acres, the mature gardens and grounds are a delight and provide a wonderful secluded setting for the property. They are an appealing combination of formal landscaped gardens, an extensive kitchen garden, parkland style grounds, woodland (including a chestnut coppice and a bluebell wood), a stream and about 6.6 acres of paddocks. The sense of arrival is impressive, via a sweeping driveway leading around to the parking area at the front of the house. A garage, conveniently located close to the house, provides space for three cars and there is an adjoining workshop and a log store.
The house is largely surrounded by swathes of lawn, with well-stocked flower/shrub beds and borders. The garden continues across a stream with two waterfalls and weeping willows. A kitchen garden incorporates a number of vegetable beds, fruit cages, fruit trees and a deep herbaceous border.
The property benefits from a secondary vehicular entrance to the woodland and paddocks at the far end of the property, via St. Vincents Lane. Addington Brook skirts the property, which owns the bed of the stream throughout its length.
St. Vincents enjoys a rural setting within the village of Addington, yet is conveniently located for transport links. Borough Green and West Malling stations are close at hand, along with the M26 and M20 motorways, in turn providing access to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, the Channel Tunnel Terminus and the Channel Ports. The market town of West Malling and nearby village of Borough Green cater for day to day needs whilst the towns of Sevenoaks and Maidstone provide more comprehensive shopping and leisure amenities.
Leisure and sports facilities in the area are varied and include golf courses at Wrotham Heath and Addington, David Lloyd Leisure Centre at Kings Hill, and Offham Tennis and Addington Village Cricket Clubs. The region is well served by excellent schools in both the state and independent sectors. There are primary schools in nearby Offham, Platt and Ryarsh, state/grammar schools in Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, preparatory schools in Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, and public schools in Rochester, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge.
From Sevenoaks, follow the A25 east through Seal village, Borough Green and St. Marys Platt. At the T-junction controlled by traffic lights, turn right onto London Road/A20 (signposted West Malling) and follow the road for about half a mile and then turn left into St. Vincents Lane. Follow the lane which goes downhill and across a small bridge and the entrance to St. Vincents will be found on the right hand side, a short distance alongRead all
- Reception Hall
- Drawing Room
- Sitting Room
- Dining Room
- Kitchen / Breakfast Room
- Utility Room
- 8 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Double Garage
- Mature Gardens and Grounds
- In all about 20 acres
- Detached 4 bedroomed cottage available seperately
- Map & Street View
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