Guide Price £850,000
Station Road, Eynsford, Kent, DA4
SOLD SUBJECT TO CONTACT VIA FINE & COUNTRY
Guide Price £850,000 - £900,000
An architect designed superbly appointed four bedroom detached house, the build and interior has been influenced by the present vendor. The vendor has sourced some stylish architectural finds to further enhance this lovely home and
the secluded walled ‘Italian’ garden is special feature of the property.
‘Whispers,’ is set in a secluded and private position at the very heart of Eynsford Village, a quintisseinal Kent village by the River Darent.
Approached via long private crunch shingle drive, the frontage is secluded by mature hedging and fencing. The integrated garage has a brick pier covered entrance and there is ample off road parking at the front of the property.
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 school – which is a ten-minute walk from Whispers. 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 Sevenoaks office head East on the high street, at the roundabout take the first exit onto Station road. Continue along Station Road: 4.3 miles. The property can be found on the left hand side via an access road.
Sellers Insight Beautifully positioned in the highly sought-after picturesque village of Eynsford nestling in an area near to the North Downs of Kent. Whispers is an extremely attractive three / four-bedroom family home that was built in 1999.
“Back in 1957, when I was just thirteen years old, I joined a ramblers club, and one sunny day we took a trip from the hustle and bustle of London to the beautiful Kent countryside. I remember vividly stopping off in this gorgeous little village, with a pretty Ford, some rather enchanting Roman ruins and the most delightful old fashioned sweet shop with wisteria festooned around the door. I didn’t know where exactly I was, but it was a place that captured my imagination, and a place I never forgot,” says the owner. “Fast forward some forty odd years and several moves later with my children grown up and having left home I was hunting for a new property. While driving around the Kent countryside, searching for the perfect location, I once again stumbled across the village, the beauty of which had for all those years been etched on my mind, it was almost exactly as I remembered it. Unfortunately, there were no available properties for sale at the time, but there was a plot of land, tucked away off the main road in a very peaceful spot. I engaged the help of a fantastic architect who helped me with my design and so I built my dream home, the rest as they say, is history.”
“It’s such a pretty house, a real hidden gem someone said recently, and internally it’s spacious and bright, with a really warm and welcoming feel. I love to entertain, so I have a wonderfully large kitchen/diner which also encompasses a large conservatory, I did not want the whole of the living space to be open plan so I chose to have a large sitting room which features a very attractive inglenook. The bedrooms are well proportioned so it’s comfortable when friends and family come to stay. There is a further room which I currently use as a study, but could definitely be used as a fourth bedroom or for a “work from home” room if needed. I was able to put a lot of thought into the design of the house and how I wanted to use it. I have been so pleased with the end result. I think it will be hard to find somewhere else that even compares.
“The walled garden is another delightful feature,” continues the owner. “It is not overlooked and therefore I enjoy total privacy. I decided to use hard landscaping for ease of maintenance, with raised beds and pots filled with pretty plants and flowers which create colour all year round. It is a truly relaxing space and very conducive to alfresco entertaining, which has given me a huge amount of pleasure.
Favourite room: “The living room with the gorgeous inglenook fireplace is probably my favourite. It is a large but cosy-feeling room for the winter months but during the summer the double doors can be opened to bring the sunshine in.
Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: “The village is every bit as lovely as I remember it all those years ago. It has won the “Best Kept Village” Gold Award for several years running and the sense of community within the village is wonderful. There are various clubs and activities if one wishes to use them together with 2 churches, 4 pubs, 3 of which sell delicious meals, some attractive castle ruins, a highly regarded junior school, many country walks and also within easy reach of a couple of golf clubs, a station and motorways but most important the original sweet shop with its pretty wisteria! is still here.
What they will miss most / why they are leaving: “I love this house, and all my friends love it too,” says the owner. “I’ will be very sad to leave, but I’ve decided to move closer to my son and his family. If I could pick up my home and take it with me, I honestly would not hesitate.” Perhaps I may build again !!
Reception Hall Extremely light and spacious with an extra wide solid wood front door, (originally a Hotel door discovered in an auction by the vendor). Full height stained glass side window. Muted blue and warm brown tiled floor. An eye catching feature is the bespoke solid wood staircase with the volute topped newel posts rising to a galleried landing on the first floor. Panelled under stairs recess. Storage cupboard housing ‘Star Flow’ hot water storage.
Ground Floor Cloakroom / WC 4'6" x 2'10" (1.37m x 0.86m). Double glazed leaded light frosted window to side. Tiled flooring. Plain ceiling. Wash hand basin. Local tiling. Extractor fan. Radiator.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room Area 17'7" x 13'7" (5.36m x 4.14m). Etched glass door to hall. Muted blue and brown tiled floor extending into the conservatory. Double glazed window to side. Ivory wall units, display cupboards with task lighting. Full height dresser. Base and drawer units returning into breakfast bar with storage below. Extensive work tops with inset ceramic sink, brass mixer taps. Exposed brick and ornate tiled recess housing extractor fan with ceramic hob below. Integrated appliances include dishwasher, microwave, integrated fridge and double oven. Open plan to the pitched roof Conservatory and breakfast room.
Conservatory Area 18'3" x 12'11" (5.56m x 3.94m). A truly stunning glass panelled room designed by the vendor during construction of the property. Double glazed opening windows with a lovely pitched glazed roof and double doors to the garden. Exposed brick wall. Tiled floor.
Utility Room 9'1" x 5' (2.77m x 1.52m). Etched glass door to kitchen. Double glazed window to side. Wall and base units with single drainer stainless steel sink unit. Space for fridge freezer and washing machine. Worcester central heating boiler.
Sitting Room / Dining Room 22'4" (6.8m) x 18' (5.49m) narrowing to 12'8" (3.86m). Reclaimed glazed double doors to hall. Dining area with double glazed windows overlooking garden Stunning reclaimed arched window to kitchen. Full height side window with central French doors to garden. Carpet. Plain ceiling. Two radiators. Inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam and internal light. Slate hearth with log burner. Exposed brick wall above with decorative niches. Exposed brick alcove.
Bedroom Two 14'3" (4.34m) x 13'5" (4.1m) at widest points. Double glazed bay window to front. Plantation shutters. Carpet. Plain ceiling. Radiator. Bank of fitted wardrobes, sliding mirrored doors.
Ensuite 7'10" x 2'10" (2.39m x 0.86m). Double glazed window to front. En- suite shower room with double shower with bi-fold doors wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom Four / Study 13' (3.96m) x 8'7" (2.62m) at widest points. Double glazed bay window to front with plantation shutters. Carpet. Plain ceiling. Radiator. Fuse board.
First Floor Galleried landing with acorn topped turner newel post. Skylight window to front. Skylight window to rear. Seating/study area.
Principle Bedroom 17'5" (5.3m) x 13'5" (4.1m) extending into wardrobe 17'5" (5.3m). Triple aspect roof light windows to front, side and rear. Carpet. Plain ceiling. Radiator. Eaves pod storage. Full wall of deep walk in wardrobes. Half mirrored doors.
Bedroom Three 15'6" (4.72m) narrowing to 8'10" (2.7m) x 13'5" (4.1m). Double aspect roof light windows. Carpet. Plain ceiling. Radiator. Full bank of fitted wardrobes with mirrored sliding doors.
Family Bathroom / Shower 9'5" (2.87m) x 6'8" (2.03m) at widest points. Skylight Window. Wood effect flooring. Bespoke panelled bath with corner mixer taps and hand held shower. Shaped hand basin and integrated vanity unit. Double walk in shower with glass swing door. Local tiling. Heated chrome towel rail.
Walled Courtyard Garden 54 x 24. Sunny and secluded ‘Italian’ styled garden running the full width of the property. Enclosing brick wall with arched fretwork above. Decorative lamps on brick piers. Flagstones with brick edging. Raised borders with mature plants and flowering shrubbery. Seating areas. Window boxes. Timber shed. Side pedestrian access.
Garage 17'4" x 8'11" (5.28m x 2.72m). Light and power up and over doors.
Parking Gravel driveway to front.
Transport Information Eynsford : 0.3 miles
Shoreham Railway Station : 2.7 miles
Farningham Road : 3.3 miles
All distances are approximate and calculated as the crow flies. For information regarding travel please visit: http://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel
Local Schools Primary Schools
The Anthony Roper Primary: 0.6 miles
High Firs Primary School: 2.2 miles
Crockenhill Primary School: 2.3 miles
Shoreham Village School: 2.5 miles
Orchards Academy:2.6 miles
Wilmington Grammar School for Boys : 4.3 miles
Wilmington Academy: 4.3 miles
Wilmington Grammar School for Girls: 4.5 miles
Trinity School: 5.4 miles
The Annexe School House: 3.3 miles
Milestone Academy: 4.2 miles
Rowhill School: 5.1 miles
Grange Park School: 6.34 miles
Bitley House: 3 miles
St Michaels: 3.5 miles
Russell House: 3.7 miles
Walthamstow Hall: 5.7 miles
Information sourced from www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/school-search
Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.
Health Clubs Dartford Mecure Brands Hatch Health Club : 3.1 miles
Brands Hatch Place : 3.7 miles
Golf Clubs The Darenth Valley Golf Club : 2.5 miles
Lullingstone Park Golf Club : 2.1 miles
The London Golf Club : 3.8 miles
Useful Information We recognise that buying a property is a big commitment and therefore recommend that you visit the local authority website 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.
Council Tax We are informed this property is in council tax band G you should verify this with Sevenoaks Borough Council
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.
Applicances / 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 – 6.00 pm,
Viewing Strictly via Fine & Country Sevenoaks
- Architect Designed Detached House
- Secluded & Private Village Location
- Four Bedrooms
- Master Bedroom Ensuite
- Walled Italian Style Garden
- Garage & Off Road Parking
- EPC C