Rarely does an opportunity arise to acquire such a fabulous property on exclusive, highly desirable Rushmore Hill as this unique six bedroom detached family home boasting timeless elegance set in private parklike gardens within sought after, picturesque Knockholt village. It offers the best of both worlds, enjoying a wonderfully kept secluded gated grounds of about two acres in tranquil Kent coutryside, in an area of 'outstanding natural beauty' and the greenbelt, yet conveniently placed within three miles of Sevenoaks town and only twenty miles to London.
The property boasts one of the most prestigious and sought after locations in the area.
Lovingly updated and maintained over many years by the current owners, this deceptively spacious house offers immaculately presented versatile accomodation in keeping with the property's age and character.
An imposing country residence offering high standard quality finishes with designer wallpaper, ornate hand moulded coving , elegant ceiling roses ,bespoke fittings and quality double glazing throughout.
The house sits centrally on beautifully set, level, landscaped grounds and is approached via automatic wrought iron gates through sweeping gravelled drive. Once through the entrance gates you are greeted by a striking large Italian marble fountain in the center of the front garden .A blockpaved driveway leads to the detached double garage with automatic doors, storage space above and a WC/shower room to the rear . There is also parking area providing ample parking.
Originally built in the 1930s as a country cottage , the property has been cleverly extended over the years and now offers luxuriously appointed and well proportioned accomodation in excess of 5000 sq ft over two floors, remaining traditional in its layout. A superb family home with six bedrooms , six reception rooms and extensive gardens with swimming pool enviably situated in this highly desirable road in a beautiful English village in Kent.
From the moment you walk inside the spacious, bright entrance hall, there is a sense of homecoming. Entering the inner hall , you will find the open plan lavish dining room through to drawing room and the sun room with triple aspect tall windows flooding the area with natural light and overlooking the delightful gardens. The stunning original cast iron fireplace with granite hearth provides a focal point to this grand reception room.
Through double french doors is the guest suite with spacious, elegant sitting room providing direct access to the rear terrace, large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a luxury modern en suite shower room. Perfect for a teenager, an old relative or an au pair. Annex potential.
The perfect layout of beautifully proportioned magnificent reception rooms is ideal for formal entertaining.
The impressive bespoke handpainted kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base cupboards with granite work surfaces and integrated appliances . It has a door and a bay window opening to the front garden , a large window and double french doors opening to the rear terrace filling the room with plenty of natural light. A fantastic family dining kitchen with space for a large table sitting up to 10 people. The adjoining utility room with wall and base cupboards provides additional storage and space for appliances.
Further reception rooms include a comfortable family room and a study fitted with bespoke oak furniture by Chamber furniture. Completing the ground floor is a stylish WC/ cloakroom.
The staircase with wrought iron balustrade offers access to the first floor with five elegant , individually designed bedrooms, all enjoying views out over the gardens. Stunning master suite consists of a spacious bedroom with fitted furniture and a luxurious five piece en suite bathroom.
Four further bedrooms with fitted wardrobes ,three of which are large doubles and two have stylish en suite shower rooms ,the remaining two bedrooms share the pristine family bathroom.
Externally, the garden is secluded and surrounded by mature trees and shrubs providing privacy. The well established gardens with sweeping lawns,evergreen trees, seasonal flowerbeds and plants encapsulate each season in a breadthtaking abundance of variety and colour.
The delightful gardens are the crowning glory of this wonderful property. A perfect setting for alfresco dining ,entertaining and enjoyment with extensive private paved terrace along the rear of the house.
The superb heated outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by sun drenched paved terraces, evergreen trees, shrubs and flowerbeds.
An exquisite property with a lot of potential. Planning permission has been granted for the erection of two outbuildings.
Rushmore Hill is the most sought after and the highest value street in Knockholt which has some of Kent's most expensive properties. Grand stately homes are set into the surrounding fields and hills, including Chevening House, the country residence of a Cabinet Minister.
Situated in Kent, The Garden of England, Knockholt is a charming, affluent village in Sevenoaks ,near some of the most beautiful countrysides in the country, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, some of the UK's most cherished and outstanding landscapes.
Surrounded by an abundance of woodlands, fields and gardens makes Knockholt one of the most tranquil places to live in. It benefits from easy access to major road, air and rail networks and its closeness to London.
Being in picturesque English countryside but being so close to London makes it a unique and desirable real estate location.
Famous for its excellent schools, the area is popular with families and those wanting a balance of convenient country living.
Knockholt is a popular area for horse riders, walkers, ramblers and cyclists due to its beauty.
Orpington mainline,Knockholt and Chelsfield stations with fantastic commuter links to London Victoria, Charing Cross, London Bridge, Cannon Street and Waterloo with rail journey time of around 30 minutes are all within 3.5 miles.
M25 at junction 4 approximately two miles away providing links to Gatwick,Heathrow and Stansted airports and Channel Tunnel Terminus at both Ashford International and Ebsfleet International stations with high speed rail services to Central London and Europe.
The village boasts several pubs serving traditional food and a Michelin star restaurant is just two miles away.Comprehensive shopping with shops, restaurants, bars and cinemas in Sevenoaks, Bluewater, Bromley and Orpington are all within fifteen minute drive away.
The schools in the area have an international reputation with several teaching the International Baccalaureate. World renowned Sevenoaks School enjoying a position as one of the world's leading independent schools.
There are some excellent schools and not just great private schools but Kent has the benefit of retaining the grammar school system too so you have the best of both worlds.
Private/ Public Schools: Sevenoaks School, Walthamstow Hall Girls, New Beacon Boys, Tonbridge Boys, Solefield Boys, Bromley High Girls.
Grammar/State Schools: Tunbridge Wells Boys,Weald of Kent Girls, Tonbridge Girls, Newstead Wood Girls, St Olaves Boys.
Preparatory Schools: Sevenoaks, Russell House, St Michael's, Radnor House.
Primary Schools: St Katherine's Knockholt Church of England, Halstead Community School, Pratts Bottom Primary School.
Sports and Leisure Facilities include: Knockholt and Sevenoaks Vine Cricket Clubs , Sevenoaks Hockey Club, Wilderness and Knole Park Golf Clubs in Sevenoaks, West Kent Golf Club in Downe, Sevenoaks RFC, Orpington RFC,Chelsfield Park and Sevenoaks Lawn Tennis Clubs, Sevenoaks Sports and Leisure Center, Walnuts Leisure Center Orpington.
Riding Schools: Chelsfield Equestrian Center, Bitchet Farm Riding School Sevenoaks, Greenacres Riding School Keston.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
There is fire control system that detects heat alongside smoke and communicates with central station monitoring service.
The property benefits from electric wrought iron gates with telephone entry system. Security lights all around the house. CCTV security system to be viewed on a monitor and a TV. Alarm system which communicates with central station monitoring service.
From junction 4 of M25, take A21 towards Bromley. On the second roundabout at Pratts Bottom turn left into Rushmore Hill, proceed towards Knockholt, drive through the amazing tree tunnel, the property with white walls can be found on left hand side.
Mains Gas Fired Central Heating, Mains Water, Electricity and Drainage.
Sevenoaks District Council.
Council Tax band : H
Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.