Knatts Valley Road, Knatts Valley, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15

Guide Price £480,000

1 Bedroom Bungalow For Sale in Knatts Valley Road, Knatts Valley, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15

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For sale by Modern Method of Auction

Starting bid price £480,000 plus reservation fee

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Available to the market for the first time in nearly 100 years, a unique opportunity to acquire a rectangular shaped plot of land approaching 3 acres (1.21 hectares) with development potential.

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located on the eastern side of Knatts Valley Road within open countryside and bluebell woods.

Otford village is approximately 3 miles to the south west and Eynsford village is approximately 3 miles to the north. The property is for sale by "Fine & Country powered by iam-sold Ltd


A most unusual property originally owned the by current vendor's great grandfather and has remained in the same family since 1920. Set back from the road via a private drive the property is approached through double wrought iron gates. The superbly maintained grounds have a level lawn to the front and gently sloping lawns to the rear with a bordering woodland at the far end of the plot with views across the valley at the highest point.

The original one bedroom cottage is a simple style construction with a 'Pagoda' roof, a reception room and kitchen. The utility/washhouse facilities are housed in a separate building close by the cottage.

We are informed there is lawful use for the static caravan currently on the land. A barn/workshop which was the original stable block has the potential to convert to a two storey (940 ft2) two bedroom barn style dwelling (subject to the relevant planning permissions). Sketches of a proposed conversion of the barn/workshop and further information is available upon request.

We understand that permitted development rights remain in place at the property.

Key planning applications for the site are as follows:

05/00180 – demolition of substandard dwelling and outbuilding, construction of new dwelling
and garage – approved 14.7.2005
08/02551 – replacement dwelling; amendment to SE/05/00180 to include basement for
garage/workshop & first floor – approved 26.3.2009
11/03147 – application to extend the time limit to an extant planning permission approved
under reference 08/02551 (amendment to SE/05/00180) – approved 8.2.12
14/03520 – replacement dwelling – refused 9.2.2015
15/02198 – demolition of existing bungalow, workshop and bathroom/utility buildings and the
erection of a replacement dwelling – Refused 18.9.2015. Subsequent appeal dismissed
19.8.2016
17/00264/LDCEX – Use of static caravan for occasional use to supplement the main dwelling
– Certificate granted 17.5.2017

Location    The property is located in the picturesque North downs approximately 3.1 miles to the sought-after village of Otford. Otford has a range of shops, restaurants and mainline station serving Victoria and Blackfriars. There is Otford Village primary together with Russell House and St Michael's Prep Schools.
There are excellent leisure facilities in the area including golf at Knole and Wildernesse, Sevenoaks leisure centre and numerous local clubs.

Directions    From our Fine & Country office in Otford village head south towards High street, at the roundabout take the first exit onto Station road A225. Turn right onto Pilgrims Way East, turn left onto Rowdow lane, take a slight right onto Birchin Cross road, in approx. 0.6 miles take slight right onto Clarkes Green Road, slight left onto Tinkerpot lane. Turn left onto Knatts Valley road, the property is located on the left.

Auctioneers Comments    This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction which is not to be confused with traditional auction. The Modern Method of Auction is a flexible buyer friendly method of purchase. We do not require the purchaser to exchange contracts immediately, however from the date the Draft Contract is received by the buyer's solicitor, the buyer is given 56 days in which to complete the transaction, with the aim being to exchange contracts within the first 28 days. Allowing the additional time to exchange on the property means interested parties can proceed with traditional residential finance. Upon close of a successful auction or if the vendor accepts an offer during the auction, the buyer will be required to make a payment of a non-refundable Reservation Fee of 3.6% to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT which secures the transaction and takes the property off the market. The buyer will be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Reservation form to confirm the acceptance of terms prior to solicitors being instructed. Copies of the Reservation form and all terms and conditions can be found in the Buyer Information Pack which can be downloaded for free from the auction section of our website or requested from our Auction Department. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price which is generally no more that 10% in excess of the Starting Bid, both the Starting Bid and Reserve Price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the Modern Method of Auction, which is operated by Fine & Country powered by IAM SOLD. Reservation fee is in addition to the final negotiated selling price.

Transport Information    Shoreham Railway Station: 2.7 miles
Eynsford Railway Station:2.7 miles
Otford Railway Station: 2.9 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
West Kingsdown Primary School: 0.77 miles
Fawkham C of E School: 1.48 miles
The Anthony Roper School: 2.83 miles

Secondary Schools
Wrotham School: 3.55 miles
Trinity School: 3.86 miles
Knole Academy: 4.5 miles

Sen Schools
Milestone Academy: 3.4 miles
Grange Park School: 3.458miles
Knole Development Centre: 4.64 miles

Independent Schools
St Michaels: 2.4 miles
Russell House: 2.97 miles
Walthamstow Hall: 4.61 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    The London Club: 1.7 miles
Redlibbets Golf Club: 2.7 miles
The Darenth Golf Club: 2.9 miles

Health Clubs    Brands Hatch Place Spa: 1.8 miles
Dartford Mecure Brands Hatch Health Club: 1.5 miles
Reynolds Retreat: 4.3 miles

Useful Information    We recognise that buying a house 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 Clifton & Co for verification.

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 Clifton & Co Otford 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 do not have the information on the council tax for this property, please contact Sevenoaks Borough Council on 01732 227000 for further information.

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    Via Fine & Country Sevenoaks on 01959 588999

Ref    Ref: OT/MT/LG - 190018



The property is located in the picturesque North downs approximately 3.1 miles to the sought-after village of Otford. Otford has a range of shops, restaurants and mainline station serving Victoria and Blackfriars. There is Otford Village primary together with Russell House and St Michael's Prep Schools.
There are excellent leisure facilities in the area including golf at Knole and Wildernesse, Sevenoaks leisure centre and numerous local clubs.

Property Features

  • Available for the first time in nearly 100 years
  • Plot of Land approx 3 acres tbc
  • Redevelopment potential (STPP)
  • Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Offering vacant possession
  • EPC G

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