Offers in excess of £780,000
A Grade II Listed, detached cottage, walking distance to Matfield Village. Beautifully presented, light, bright with character features. Two receptions, three bedrooms. Detached garaging, off road parking and a south facing garden. 2.3 miles to a main line station. Selection of good local schools. EPC Exempt.
LOCATION On the edge of the highly desirable Matfield Village, this property is conveniently located for schools and transport. For the commuter, Paddock Wood station is 2.3 miles away providing services via Tonbridge to London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. The M25 (15 mins) is accessed at Junction 5 to the north of Sevenoaks on the A21. A more comprehensive selection of shops are available at Paddock Wood, including a Waitrose supermarket. Tunbridge Wells, approx. five miles has a wide selection of shopping and recreational activities including the Pantiles and North Farm Retail Park. Within five miles there are a number of Primary, Independent, Private and Grammar Schools providing an excellent selection for all ages and abilities.
DESCRIPTION The cottage has been sympathetically refurbished to create a family home which is easy to live in and enjoy. It has a comfortable, homely feel and offers some beautiful period features including two inglenook fireplaces one with the original bread oven. The beams are characterful, yet minimal and the rooms are light and bright. The cottage boasts every-day essential spaces: utility room, boot room and the south facing rear garden is a real bonus.
ENTRANCE HALL The cottage is accessed through a wooden door to the side. Wooden stairs ascend to the first floor, latch doors lead into the reception rooms and kitchen. The hall has a window to the rear and the current vendors use this as a study area. Oak floor. Storage cupboard.
KITCHEN The kitchen is fitted with a selection of solid wood wall and base units with Iroko wood worktops and inset sink, along with wooden panelling and tiled splash-back. Fitted appliances include a Rangemaster gas cooker with hob and extractor, a Neff dishwasher and Hotpoint fridge/freezer. Saltillo tiled floor. A wooden stable door provides access to the rear garden and there are windows to the side and rear.
UTILITY Steps lead down from the kitchen into the utility room. Fitted with wooden base and wall units with a Belfast sink under a window to the side. Wooden display shelving and a tiled floor.
BOOT ROOM With a continuation of the tiled floor, ideal for storing coats, boots etc. Storage under the bench seat with coat rack/shelf over. Window to the garden and a wooden stable door provides access to courtyard and garden.
SITTING ROOM This beautiful room boasts a wonderful inglenook fireplace, brick hearth with a oak bressummer beam over. Light and bright with two windows to the front. Wall and ceiling beams with feature library wall.
DINING ROOM Another good size reception room with an inglenook fireplace, with a bresummer beam over. Window to the front and an oak floor.
SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a low level WC, a wash hand basin and a tiled shower unit. Textured window provides light from the rear.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING A light space with a window providing views over the garden to the rear. Wooden doors provide a access to the bedrooms, bathroom and up to the attic room/study. Fitted with storage cupboards and beams to the walls and ceiling.
MASTER BEDROOM A double bedroom with a window to the front. Beams to the wall and a storage cupboard.
BEDROOM 2 A double bedroom with a window to the front. Beams to the walls and ceiling. Storage cupboard.
BEDROOM 3 With a window to the front. Beams to the wall and a storage cupboard.
FAMILY BATHROOM Fitted with a suite comprising a low level WC, a wash hand basin, and a bath with a shower attachment over. Tiled splash backs and a wooden floor.
ATTIC ROOM A versatile space situated on the second floor. Currently used a s a study with windows providing far reaching views. Eaves storage provides more space which could possibly be utilised to provide more accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. Beams to the walls and ceiling.
EXTERNALLY This detached cottage offers a garden to the front and rear. The front is surrounded by a picket fence and is planted with a selection of roses, peonies and astilbes. To the side, a gravel driveway provides off road parking and leads down to the detached garage. To the rear, the garden includes a wonderful south facing brick terrace, which provides a great place to entertain and holds the heat from the midday sun. The garden extends beyond the terrace and is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of well stocked borders and an established grape vine. The garden benefits from two sheds.
- Light and bright Grade II Listed detached cottage
- Walk to the Village with various facilities
- Beautifully presented inside and out
- Bespoke kitchen, utility and boot room
- Two receptions both with inglenook fireplaces
- Three bedrooms, bathroom and shower room
- Attic room/study room
- South facing, sun-trap garden
- Garaging and off road parking
- Main line station 2.3 miles