Guide Price £1,195,000
Flat 3, Row Dow Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15
3 Highfield is a substantial five-bedroom wing of this elegant and impressive period property with living accommodation (3509 sq. ft) arranged over two floors, the ground floor (with potential to extend) and the lower ground floor.
Situated in a peaceful and tranquil semi-rural setting on the spur of the North Downs ‘Highfield’ an historic Victorian manor house, is surrounded by open fields and ancient bluebell woods and is approached by a sweeping driveway with bordering woodland and specimen shrubbery.
The property is approached via wide steps to a pretty semi-circular raised terrace with courtesy lights and a beautiful wood and stained-glass front door with stained glass side windows.
Built in 1881 by the architect Spencer Chadwick, ‘Highfield House’ in the Parish of Shoreham was his country estate until 1897, when it was sold to a prominent and influential local family. Sir Herbert Cohen died in 1968 without a direct heir and subsequently the entire Highfield Estate was sold, and the house divided into four luxury apartments each with their own secluded private gardens, extensive guest and resident parking and double garages en-bloc.
Location Otford Village is an attractive 16th century village approximately 3.7 miles from Sevenoaks town centre. The village has a variety of small shops, historic houses, several pubs and a restaurant, a 16th century church, a library, a tennis club, the village primary school and nursery, a recreation ground and playground for small children as well as two halls which host events and club meetings. There are two private prep schools in the area: St Michael's school which takes children from age 2 to 13, and Russell House School. At the centre of the village is a very picturesque spring-filled pond which is the location of the smallest listed duck pond in England. The attractive village green is surrounded by historic buildings including Chantry Cottage and St Bartholomew's Church. Otford has a mainline rail service with frequent services to Victoria. Sevenoaks mainline station is approximately 3 miles away and provides frequent services to London Bridge/ Charing Cross.
Directions From our Fine & Country Office in Otford Village, head East on the High Street, at the roundabout take the first exit onto Station Road A225. Turn right onto Pilgrims Way East, turn left into Rowdow Lane, turn right into restricted road.
Ground Floor The full-length Reception Hall has a superb original tessellated tiled floor, and fluted column arches to polished wood floor inner halls, one with loft access. The exceptionally spacious loft area could accommodate additional living accommodation subject to planning. The current vendors have explored this possibility and details are available on request.
The well-appointed hand-made Kitchen is by ‘Bespoke of Goudhurst’ and has integrated appliances, granite work surfaces and a Range Master double oven and grill, with five ring hob above.
The elegant Dining Room (formally the servants hall) has full height windows, a polished wood floor, and original fireplace.
The wonderfully light 20’ Drawing Room has a deep bay window, feature fireplace, a rather lovely stained-glass side window and a polished wood floor.
Inner Hall The Master Bedroom has windows overlooking the rear garden, a full wall of fitted wardrobes, an adjoining dressing room with fitted units and a sumptuous fitted bathroom.
Bedroom Two, a double bedroom also has windows overlooking the garden and fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom Five with windows to the rear is currently fitted out as library/study.
The spacious Victorian style family Bathroom has part mosaic tiled part wood panelled walls, tiled floor and has a separate shower cubicle.
Lower Ground Floor Stairs from Reception Hall.
Hallway Bedroom Four, a double bedroom with windows overlooking rear garden. Fitted wardrobes with full length dressing table and inset wash hand basin.
Bedroom Three, a double bedroom with windows overlooking the rear garden. Interconnecting door to Bedroom Four.
Shower Room with sectioned Cloakroom.
Inner Hall Tessellated tiled floor, Gymnasium/Games Room, with one section used as an office. Window to side, fitted storage units and bookshelves.
Wine Cellar. Walk in Pantry.
Boiler Room and deep storage cupboard.
Utility/Laundry room with butler sink.
Gardens A special feature of the property is the secluded private garden, a sheer delight, concealed behind mature hedges, with specimen flowering shrubs, manicured lawns, shady woodland, Pergola walkway with climbing plants, and Box hedge along a meandering path to a paved seating area.
Double Garage (368 Sq. Ft). Extensive parking for residents and guests on the front and side of Highfield.
The current vendors have lovingly restored and upgraded their beautiful home with respect for the many fine period features of the original house. In addition, they have carried out extensive research on the history of Highfield and unearthed the architect’s William Tatton Brown’s 1934 plans of the original house.
History Built in 1818 by the architect Spencer Chadwick, ‘Highfield House’ in the parish of Shoreham was his country estate until 1897, when it was sold to a prominent and influential local family.
Sir Herbert Cohen died in 1968 without a direct heir and so subsequently the entire Highfield Estate was sold, and the house divided into four luxury apartments each with their own substantial and secluded private gardens, extensive guest and resident parking and double garages en-bloc.
Transport Information Otford Railway Station: 0.9 miles
Shoreham Railway Station: 1.1 miles
Bat & Ball Railway Station: 2.4 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
Otford Primary School: 1.18 miles
Kemsing Primary School: 1.31 miles
Shoreham Primary School: 1.54 miles
Trinity: 2.4 miles
The Knole Academy: 2.71 miles
The Weald of Kent Grammar School – (Annexe):
St Olave’s Grammar School:
The Judd School:
St Michaels: 0.5 miles
Russell House: 0.97 miles
Walthamstow Hall: 3.07 miles
Birtley House Independent School: 3.12 miles
Knole Development Centre: 3.67 miles
Browns: 3.96 miles
Grange Park: 4.55 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 Darenth Valley Golf Club: 1.3 miles
Wilderness Golf Club: 2.8 miles
The London Club: 3.7 miles
Health Clubs Dartford Mecure Brands Hatch Health Club: 3.1 miles
Brands Hatch Place Hotel & Spa: 4 miles
St Julians: 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 has a share of the freehold which is divided into four and there is a monthly charge of £250. 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 F 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
Viewing Via Fine & Country Sevenoaks
- Period Property forming the wing of a country house
- 5 Bedrooms - 3 Bathrooms - 2 Reception Rooms
- wine cellar
- gymnasium & office
- extensive private gardens
- double garage
- EPC F