MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: A LARGE APPROXIMATE 5200 SQUARE FOOT BEAUTIFULLY REFURBISHED DETACHED FIVE DOUBLE BEDROOMED LUXURIOUS FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH 1. Read more
MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: A LARGE APPROXIMATE 5200 SQUARE FOOT BEAUTIFULLY REFURBISHED DETACHED FIVE DOUBLE BEDROOMED LUXURIOUS FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH 1.36 ACRES OF LANDSCAPED GARDENS * SIX RECEPTION ROOMS * HEATED OUTDOOR POOL * CINEMA ROOM WITH BESPOKE BAR FOR ENTERTAINING * SITTING ROOM * FAMILY ROOM * CONSERVATORY * DINING ROOM * BESPOKE LUXURY DIANE BERRY DESIGNED KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM * STUDY * UTILITY ROOM * CLOAKROOM * WINE CELLAR * REAR LOBBY * INTEGRATED POOL ROOM / SHOWER ROOM / SECOND CLOAKROOM * FIRST FLOOR LANDING * MAIN BEDROOM ONE WITH LUXURY ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM AND DRESSING ROOM * TWO FURTHER ENSUITES AS WELL AS A SHARED JACK AND JILL SHOWER ROOM TO BEDROOMS FOUR AND FIVE * DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE * DETACHED GARDEN HOUSE * MAINLINE STATION OF HILDENBOROUGH WITH ACCESS TO LONDON CHARING CROSS IN 46 MINUTES AND LONDON BRIDGE IN 31 MINUTES * ALL MAINS SERVICES.
DESCRIPTION: An extremely rare opportunity to purchase a carefully and tastefully refurbished substantial sized detached 5200 approximate square foot five double bedroomed family residence set within its own beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds that extend to roughly 1.36 acres. This fine character 19th century Victorian family residence has had no expense spared with a state-of-the-art cinema room and a fabulous luxurious kitchen / breakfast room designed by Diane Berry, in addition to the incorporation of an impressive outdoor heated swimming pool. All of the five double bedrooms have ensuite facilities.
All of the five double bedrooms have ensuite facilities and there are numerous further reception rooms in addition to the large Cinema and bespoke kitchen / breakfast room. These include a sitting room, a dining room, a family room, a drawing room, a conservatory and further various lounge areas with one in the main reception hall and another beyond the large kitchen breakfast room.
There are two ground floor cloakrooms, a rear lobby and a pool room shower / washroom, as well as a useful cellar for wine storage.
SITUATION: Located near the picturesque village of Leigh within easy reach of Hildenborough mainline station (with train journeys to London Charing Cross taking only 46 minutes and London Bridge a mere 31 minutes), this large luxurious family home is perfectly situated for a City commuter looking to enjoy a more relaxed and peaceful lifestyle. Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells are all easily accessible by both train and car.
Depending upon educational needs, there is an enviable choice of reputable teaching establishments nearby, with Tonbridge School for Boys, Vine Hall, Mayfield School for Girls to name but a few.
ACCOMMODATION: After entering through twin bespoke wooden private electric entry gates, you proceed onto a large driveway with a circular brick central island with generous parking areas. From here you are then able to approach the main front area of this wonderful and imposing character residence that has an extremely attractive gothic influenced front entrance storm porch.
FRONT ENTRANCE PORCH: Of an elegant gothic influenced design, constructed of red brick sides with wooden and glazed upper sections under a pitched tiled roof and also benefiting from a York stone floor and with a similar gothic influenced panelled and glazed substantial sized front door leading into the main reception hall.
MAIN RECEPTION HALL: With coved ceilings, antique style cast iron radiator, beautiful wooden floors, chrome picture lights, feature central light, further widening of the main reception hall to a waiting and lounge area, French wooden and glazed doors to front garden, further doors leading off the large reception hall to the cloakroom, sitting room, drawing room and family room and to the cellar.
MAIN DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM WITH COATS ROOM: Approached from the main reception hall with continuation of the attractive wooden floor, area for storing coats, down lights, further door to cloakroom. Comprising of elegant bespoke grey limewash wood effect tiled floors, W.C., feature rectangular sink with chrome mixer tap and high gloss vanity unit below, feature radiator, recessed glass and mirror shelving, down lights, extractor fan.
CELLAR: With red brick stone steps leading to the lower ground storage areas for wine etc.
SITTING ROOM: With continuation of the character wooden floor, coved ceiling, cast iron antique style radiators, impressive cast iron fireplace with fitted wood burner, bay window with retractable internal wooden shutters and aspect over the side garden. Wooden and glazed door leading to the adjoining conservatory and further double doors leading to the drawing room.
CONSERVATORY: An attractive shaped room with a gothic and also arts and crafts styling and design. Tiled floors, low brick wall with glazed and gothic styled wooden frame with a pitched glazed roof also benefitting from adjustable window vents. There are also delightful coloured leaded light arts and crafts glazed sections to the upper main glazed sections, with the whole conservatory enjoying a lovely aspect of the rear landscaped gardens, with a door also leading out to the gardens.
DRAWING ROOM: Approached either by double doors from the sitting room, or from its main door leading off from the main reception hall. An impressive room with coved ceilings, feature cast iron fireplace with gas connected, continuation of the attractive wooden floor, cast iron antique style radiator, bay window.
FAMILY ROOM: Approached from the main reception hall, with attractive wooden floors, antique style cast iron radiator, recessed fireplace with fitted wood burner, dental cornice coved ceilings, raised bay window with aspect of side garden, large archway leading to the study.
STUDY: A double aspect room with cast iron antique style radiators, downlights, windows with aspect to side garden and glazed and wooden French doors leading to the front garden.
CINEMA ROOM: Approached from beyond the large open plan study. This fabulous luxurious attribute created by the current owners for this wonderful family home, comprises of a large triple aspect room with automatic electrically operated closing blinds and a state-of-the-art cinema system with a built-in 11.2 surround sound set up to compliment the large cinema screen experience located to the far end of this large elegant room. Further to the impressive cinema system, there is also a bespoke designed and fitted entertainment bar with full stainless steel moulded preparation surfaces and sink unit and drinking bar area above and around, as well as sections for related appliances such as wine coolers, chilling cabinets and glasswasher, etc.
DINING ROOM: Forming part of the adjoining large open plan bespoke kitchen / breakfast room and lounge area. Comprising of polished poured concrete floor, feature lighting, radiators, further feature modern effect fireplace, door leading to utility room, wide open plan area leading to the kitchen breakfast room to the side.
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM: A unique creation by Diane Berry including Dekton work surfaces and an impressive range of cabinetry of dark stone effect all of which cleverly incorporate numerous storage draws and cupboards with slow closing mechanisms and clever retractable design systems. There are also a host of integrated Miele graphite grey appliances, including large fridge and freezers, a dishwasher, as well as two ovens, a steam oven and a microwave. Furthermore, there is a concealed breakfast coffee and toasting kitchen area with retractable graphite doors. The floor area is also a matching and a seamless continuation of polished poured concrete leading off from the open plan dining room. In the central main island are touch sensitive controlled retractable power points. Adjoining this central island is the white oval shaped moulded breakfast bar that can seat circa five persons. As the kitchen area expands, it also morphs into a naturally light lounge area with glazed sides and doors leading out to the side BBQ terrace and rear sun terrace above the pool terrace.
UTILITY ROOM: Approached from the dining room. Also, with a polished poured concrete floor and with a range of modern graphite grey coloured cupboard and base units with stone effect worktops, space for washing machine, space for dryer, space for second dishwasher and further appliances. Door to rear lobby and pool shower and cloakroom.
REAR LOBBY: Accessed from the utility room and from the outside side terrace. Comprises of fitted storage areas, sections for coats and boots. Door to adjoining pool room / second cloakroom.
POOL ROOM: Accessed also by a door from the outside terrace. This second cloakroom and wash area has a large double sized luxury shower with tiled walls and chrome shower system, W.C., feature sink with chrome tap and high gloss vanity unit under and radiator.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Approached by the wide staircase leading up from the main reception hall with a mezzanine area and window that then rises further to the first-floor landing.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING: With galleried area, radiator, downlights, fitted double sized airing cupboard with shelving, doors leading off to all five bedrooms.
BEDROOM ONE MAIN LUXURY SUITE WITH DRESSING ROOM AND ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: A double sized double aspect room with radiators ceiling fan and light, windows with aspect to side and over the rear landscaped gardens with further beautiful distant views of the countryside.
DRESSING ROOM: An impressive and bespoke fitted range of wardrobes and storage compartments for shoes and other clothing accessories in addition to vanity section. Beyond you approach the large luxurious ensuite bathroom / shower room.
ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of slate effect floors with a feature large white oval shaped bath with feature chrome taps, beyond and behind is a large wet room open plan twin showers with a heavy glazed front, W.C., twin feature sinks with chrome taps and vanity units under, feature radiator, windows with aspect to front and rear.
BEDROOM TWO WITH ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: A double sized room with a ceiling fan and light, radiator, window with aspect to front, door to ensuite shower room.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of attractive limewash wood effect tiled floors and walls, W.C., underfloor heating, downlights, feature towel rail / radiator, washbasin with chrome tap and vanity unit under, heavy glazed fronted shower with chrome system, window with aspect to front.
BEDROOM THREE WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: A double sized room with a ceiling fan and light, radiator, window with aspect over the rear garden and wonderful rural views beyond. Door to ensuite bathroom / shower room.
ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of attractive tiling, W.C., large panelled bath with part heavy glazed side with shower system, wash basin with chrome tap and vanity unit, towel rail, ceiling natural light tunnel.
BEDROOM FOUR: A double sized double aspect room with radiator, window with aspect to side and further window with aspect over the rear landscaped gardens with far reaching rural views beyond. Door to jack and jill ensuite shower room.
JACK AND JILL SHARED ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of attractive tiling with a large heavy glazed fronted shower with chrome shower system, W.C., feature oval sink with chrome tap and vanity unit below, radiator, window with aspect to side, further door for access from bedroom five.
BEDROOM FIVE: A double sized room double aspect room with radiator, window with aspect to side and further window with aspect to front and door to ensuite jack and jill shower room.
OUTSIDE: The property has wonderful mature landscaped gardens of approximately 1.3 acres, an extensive driveway with a central turning island, a detached double garage, a further detached wooden building presently used as a gym, a character brick built detached original apple store with workshop and a study / relaxing room above. There is also a splendid heated outdoor pool area with associated terraces and lounging areas.
FRONT GARDENS: These are quite secluded and comprise of an Indian stone paved sun terrace with a large chrome ball water feature retained below by a brick and slate base. All around and beyond are grass areas with thick boundary hedges. The current owners were intending to create a meadow grass lawn in order to compliment this tranquil natural environment.
SIDE GARDEN: The main side garden comprises of mature hedging and trees, as well as lawn and specimen shrubs with a pathway leading to an old gardener shed area.
REAR GARDEN: This forms the major portion of the extensive 1.36 acres of landscaping and comprises of colourful flower borders, pathways and extensive lawns. The far edges of the rear garden also benefit from mature established boundary hedging. To the far-left hand corner is an attractive red brick original garden room building with the ground floor used to store garden equipment and with exterior stairs leading up to a first-floor charming summer study / relaxing room.
OUTDOOR HEATED POOL AND SUN TERRACES: To the near side and rear of the main house are ceramic paved sun terraces also including a large terrace encompassing the heated outdoor pool with its lounging area.