Guide Price £999,000
Station Road, Eynsford, Dartford, DA4
This early Edwardian detached six bedroom house with accommodation arranged over three floors is situated in a prime position in the heart of the lovely Kent village of Eynsford and is within walking distance of Eynsford main line station, shops and Anthony Roper primary school.
The property is set back from the road, secluded by mature trees and shrubs and has ample off road parking and a superb mature landscaped rear garden with breath taking uninterrupted views over farmland and open country.
Many architectural features of the era have been lovingly retained by the vendors including the timber framed entrance porch with double doors, arched windows and quarry tiled floor. The original entrance door has elegant etched glass inserts, and throughout the property there are original sash windows, solid wood internal doors with brass furniture, cast iron fireplaces with slip tiles and lovely high ceilings and French doors opening out to the secluded gardens.
The light and spacious entrance hall has a solid oak floor, dado and picture rail and stairs rising to the first and second floors. The door to the side has access to the converted garage which now serves as a laundry and utility and storeroom.
The sitting room has deep square bay sash windows to the front, dado and picture rail, polished wood floor, a cast iron fire surround with over mantle, slip tiles, inset log burner and tessellated tiled hearth.
The drawing room is double aspect with a delightful little triangular side window, full height rear windows and French doors which, when open, lead seamlessly on to the decked terrace. The cast iron fireplace has an inset log burner, slip tiles and a tiled hearth.
The superbly designed open plan dining room and kitchen are a real feature of this lovely home. The bright and airy dining room has a polished oak floor and French doors to the terrace affording views across the garden and open countryside.
The kitchen has a vaulted ceiling, tiled floor and a window overlooking the garden. The fitted kitchen has a comprehensive range of hand painted solid wood wall, base and drawer units with marble work tops running above, inset sink, a breakfast bar and wine rack. There is a Range Oven with 6 gas burners and a double electric oven, tiled splashbacks and an extractor in hood with light above. The integrated appliances include a dish washer, full height fridge freezer, and a microwave in a housing with basket unit below.
Completing the ground floor, there is a cloakroom and a well fitted laundry and utility room with a door and window to rear, wood floor and a cupboard housing the central heating boiler.
The master bedroom on the first floor has sash windows overlooking the garden, a cast iron fireplace and an en suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms and a well fitted family bathroom on this floor and stairs to the second floor.
There are two eaves bedrooms on the second floor. The bedroom overlooking the garden is en suite.
Externally to the front of the property there is ample off road parking, side pedestrian access, mature trees and shrubs. The pitched roof garage to the side has been converted to a store/bike shed and a utility room at the rear.
The secluded rear garden is 'picture perfect' with outstanding views across the gardens to the fields and woodland beyond. Edged with decorative curved retaining walls the hardwood decked terrace runs the full width of the house and provides extensive entertaining areas. The gently sloping lawns edged with mature shrubbery lead down to a games/boules court. There is a timber shed and log store at the rear. A virtual orchard of fruit tress completes the garden with a selection of apple and pear trees.
Location Eynsford is a picturesque village in the Sevenoaks district of Kent and is located in the historic Darent Valley. It is famous for the ancient ford and hump-backed mediaeval bridge, which is still very much in use today, St Martins of Tours the 16th century village church, and Eynsford Castle to the north of the village. Eynsford Castle is one of the earliest Norman stonework defences in the country, and the castle and Roman Villa are within easy walking distance of the village centre as is the Lullingstone Country park which provides stunning views over the valley. The nearby Hop farm attracts visitors from all over the world with its beautiful lavender fields and farm shop selling local produce. Eynsford has a number of cosy pubs, restaurants and a tearoom by the ford. Eynsford also boasts an excellent primary school The Anthony Roper Eynsford Station has fast links to Victoria and the City, and the village is convenient for the M25, M20 and Ebbsfleet.
Directions From our Fine & Country office in Otford Village head east on High Street, take the first exit on the roundabout onto Station Road / A225 continue for approximately 4.2 miles and the property can be located on the left hand side.
Seller Insight Ideally positioned close to the heart of the delightful village of Eynsford is Springmead, a well-proportioned family home that boasts a large mature garden and superb views across the adjacent field and woodland. We moved to the village some thirty years ago and Springmead was a house that I'd always admired," says the owner. "I would drive past almost daily and think how lovely it was, and then lo and behold it came onto the market just as we'd sold our previous home, so we jumped at the chance to own it."
"The house itself is set well back from the road and it's very attractive to look at and quite unlike anything else in the village. The previous owners had made huge improvements to the property not long before they put it up for sale, so it was in fabulous condition – as it is now – but there were a few things here and there that needed finishing off. It was perfect for us, because all of the hard work was done and we were able to come in, put our stamp on some of the fixtures and fittings, and really make it our own."
"It's a very comfortable house and has a really warm and welcoming atmosphere. The rooms are all nicely proportioned, especially the kitchen/diner, which has a gorgeous vaulted ceiling, and there are areas that are great for entertaining, but equally we have more intimate feeling rooms that are nice to retreat to and settle down with the family. It's a house that's worked beautifully for us; we've been extremely happy here and so it's going to be a real wrench to leave."
"We added the finishing touches to the interior of the house, but the garden was a bit more of a project so we've done a huge amount to improve it," continues the owner. "We've added a lovely big decked terrace that runs the entire width of the back of the house, we've put in some very attractive curved retaining walls and right at the end of the garden we've added a boules court, which has given us all hours of fun. There's plenty of space for children to have a good run around, and because the decked terrace is slightly elevated we enjoy tremendous views across the garden and the fields beyond."
Transport Information Eynsford Railway station 0.2 miles
Shoreham Railway Station: 2.5 miles
Otford Railway Station: 3.7 miles
Swanley Railway Station: 2.6 miles
The distances calculated are as the crow flies. For information regarding travel please visit: https://www.doogal.co.uk/MeasureDistances.php
Local Schools Primary Schools
The Anthony Roper Primary School: 0.52 miles
Crockenhill Primary School: 2.37 miles
Horton Kirby Primary School: 2.57 miles
Shoreham Village School: 2.6 miles
Wilmington Academy: 4.33 miles
Wilmington Grammar for boys: 4.33 miles
Wilmington Grammar for girls: 4.52 miles
Dartford Grammar School for Boys 7.0 miles * Catchment Area
Dartford Grammar School for Girls 7.0 miles * Catchment Area
Parkwood Hall: 2.1 miles
Browns: 3.14 miles
The Annexe School House: 3.32 miles
Fawkham House School: 2.78 miles
St Michaels: 3.56 miles
Russell House: 3.71 miles
Information sourced from www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/school-search
Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.
Golf Clubs Lullingstone Park Golf Club: 2.1 miles
Darenth Valley Golf Club: 2.5 miles
The London Club: 3.7 miles
Health Clubs Dartford Mecure Brands Hatch Health Club: 2 miles
Brandshatch place spa: 2.7 miles
Reynolds Retreat Bexley: 4.9 miles
Useful Information We recognise that buying a property is a big commitment and therefore recommend that you visit the local authority website www.sevenoaks.gov.uk and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and local area before proceeding.
Some information in these details is taken from third party sources. Should any of the information be critical in your decision making, then please contact Fine & Country Sevenoaks for verification.
Tenure The vendor advises us that this property is Freehold. Should you proceed with the purchase of the property your solicitor must verify these details.
Council Tax We are informed this property is in council tax band G you should verify this with Sevenoaks Borough Council on 01732 227000.
Appliances/Services The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full efficient working order.
Measurements All measurements are approximate and therefore may be subject to a small margin of error.
Opening Hours Monday to Saturday 9.00 am – 6.00pm
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Eynsford is a picturesque village in the Sevenoaks district of Kent and is located in the historic Darent Valley. It is famous for the ancient ford and hump-backed mediaeval bridge, which is still very much in use today, St Martins of Tours the 16th century village church, and Eynsford Castle to the north of the village. Eynsford Castle is one of the earliest Norman stonework defences in the country, and the castle and Roman Villa are within easy walking distance of the village centre as is the Lullingstone Country park which provides stunning views over the valley. The nearby Hop farm attracts visitors from all over the world with its beautiful lavender fields and farm shop selling local produce. Eynsford has a number of cosy pubs, restaurants and a tearoom by the ford. Eynsford also boasts an excellent primary school The Anthony Roper Eynsford Station has fast links to Victoria and the City, and the village is convenient for the M25, M20 and Ebbsfleet.
- Detached Edwardian House
- Six Bedrooms
- Many original features
- Mature landscaped gardens
- Off road parking for several cars
- Outstanding views
- Set in the heart of the village
- EPC E