After weeks of staring at our own four walls we thought it would be fun to have a snoop around someone else's! But most importantly, smarty pants, how much do you think it’s worth?
Take down the Christmas decs and dismantle the tree – we’re moving! The most gorgeous of properties in the most brilliant location has come on the market – an opportunity like this is too good to miss!
Stunning gems like Glebe House, sitting in stunning countryside of St Mary’s Platt, but near Sevenoaks and a short commute into London, don’t come around too often. So you raid the piggy bank while I slip on my Santa’s hat and tell you all about it. We can be warming our slippers by the fire come New Year…
What we have here is 4,062 sq ft of gorgeous Grade II listed accommodation, including up to 7 bedrooms all sitting in over 2 acres of exceptionally fine gardens and mature woods in the conservation area of St Mary’s Platt.
This handsome home, a former vicarage, sits on the top of a slight rise at the head of the drive that leads up from the church.
Built in the mid 1800s this house has ALL the Victorian period features – fire places, high ceilings, cornices and picture rails. Downstairs the three Reception rooms – the study, billiards/dining/playroom and sitting room are all double aspect with large bay windows.
The kitchen, complete with AGA and large sash windows, leads onto the conservatory and a large modern utility room.
We’re taking the stairs down first this time. Descending to the sizeable cellars accessed via a stone staircase. The cellars house a gas boiler, freezer, and the largest cellar provides useful storage. A wine cellar at the foot of the stairway has brick arches for wine racks – for your extensive collection.
Upstairs now, first up is the double aspect master bedroom with Victorian fireplace and cupboard, and views over the beautiful gardens.
Three further double bedrooms, and one single complete the bedrooms on this floor. Most of them have pretty Victorian fireplaces and fitted cupboards and there’s two bathrooms on this floor.
Up again you’ll find the two attic bedrooms overlooking the garden and a storage room.
The extensive gardens, with their old ironstone walls and interesting different areas, complement and completely surround the property. Terraced lawns lie around the house with substantial rhododendron and azalea shrubbery on one side.
There is a lower garden, and orchard with mature fruit trees as well as two ornamental ponds and a former rose garden. There is a partly sunken greenhouse with a mature vine, oh and a swimming pool and pool hut. I told you this one was a corker.
The property comes with almost an acre of its own woods, with majestic trees, which form a backdrop to the gardens and add a further dimension to it. These woods form part of Platt Woods which has a total area of about 55 acres.
Two large garages, which were formerly the stables and coach house, and wood stores. Inside the open lofts, which are presently used for storage, have the potential for conversion to home offices (subject to consents).
Okay, so what else might you need to know? Location wise you’re in a fabulous spot. The property is situated in the picturesque village of St Mary’s Platt and within easy walking distance of Glebe House.
Borough Green 1.3 miles away provides the closest shopping and amenities. And you’ve got Sevenoaks town, with its restaurants, pubs and shops a short drive away.
The house is conveniently located close to junctions with the M26 and M20 motorways, and thus to the M25 which provides access to the national motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, Channel Tunnel, and Bluewater Shopping Centre.
The closest mainline station is Borough Green and Wrotham, just over a mile away, with regular train services to London Victoria. Sevenoaks station (8 miles) has frequent services to London Bridge, London Charing Cross and Cannon Street.
But most importantly, smarty pants, how much do you think it’s worth? Pop your answer in the comment below.
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