An outstanding and spacious family home of elegant proportions, beautifully presented finished to a very high standard set behind electric gates in secluded wonderfully landscaped delightful gardens with swimming pool in an exclusive and highly sought after semi rural location close to London.
An imposing country house situated on highly desirable Rushmore Hill within sought after Knockholt village in Sevenoaks in an area of 'outstanding natural beauty' in Kent known as the Garden of England.
Knockholt is a picturesque village surrounded by an abundance of fields and gardens set in beautiful, tranquil semi-rural location yet close to London with excellent transport links which 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 very popular with walkers, cyclists,ramblers and horse riders due to its beauty.
The village boasts several pubs serving traditional food and two Michelin star restaurants are within 15 minutes drive.
SUPERMARKET: Waitrose Supermarket is only an 8 minute drive away.
SHOPPING: Comprehensive shopping with shops,restaurants,bars,cafes and cinemas in Sevenoaks, Orpington, Bromley and Bluewater are all within 20 minutes drive.
The M25 can be accessed at junction 4 which is about 2 miles away linking to other motorway networks and Gatwick, Heathrow , Stansted airports and Channel Tunnel Terminus with high speed rail services to Central London and Europe.
RAIL SERVICES : Orpington mainline, Knockholt and Chelsfield stations to Charing Cross, London Victoria, London Bridge, Cannon Street and Waterloo with rail journey time of around 30 minutes are all within 3.5 miles.
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.
Primary Schools: St Katherine's Knockholt Church of England, Halstead Community School, Pratts Bottom Primary School.
Preparatory Schools: Sevenoaks, Radnor House, St Michael's, Russell House.
Grammar/State Schools: Weald of Kent Girls, Tunbridge Wells Boys,Tonbridge Girls, St Olaves Boys, Newstead Wood Girls.
Private/Public Schools: Sevenoaks School ( Internationally renowned ),New Beacon Boys,Tonbridge Boys, Walthamstove Hall Girls, Bromley High Girls, Solefield Boys.
SPORTING FACILITIES : Wilderness and Knole Park Golf Clubs in Sevenoaks, West Kent Golf Club in Downe, Knockholt and Sevenoaks Vine Cricket Clubs , Sevenoaks Hockey Club, Chelsfield Park and Sevenoaks Lawn Tennis Clubs, Sevenoaks Sports and Leisure Center, Walnuts Leisure Center Orpington, Sevenoaks RFC, Orpington RFC, Bitchet Farm Riding School Sevenoaks, Chelsfield Equestrian Center.
An extremely impressive , immaculately presented family home finished to a very high standard set in the midst of its own superb park-like gardens with swimmimg pool located on exclusive Rushmore Hill in charming and sought after Knockholt village.
The property has around 5000 sq ft of well proportioned accomodation over two floors with 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms , 6 reception rooms, bespoke kitchen breakfast room, utility room and a cloakroom. There is a superb outdoor swimming pool and wonderful gardens of about 2 acres .
Lovingly updated and maintained over many years by the current owners this deceptively spacious , lavish country house offers versatile accomodation in keeping with the property's age and character.
From the moment you walk through the spacious, bright entrance hall, there is a sense of homecoming.
The open plan magnificent grand reception rooms are ideal for entertaining. They comprise of dining room, drawing room with a stunning original cast iron fireplace and triple aspect sun room overlooking the beautiful gardens.
From dining room opening with double french doors is the elegant,spacious sitting room with double french doors opening to the rear terrace. Through the sitting room is the large guest bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a stylish en suite shower room. These rooms have a potential for an annex if required.
The impressive handpainted kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base cupboards with granite worktops and integrated appliances . A fantastic , bright family dining kitchen with space for a large table and chairs. The extensive kitchen leads out into the garden and is perfect for family entertaining.
The adjoining utility room with wall and base units provides additional storage and space for appliances.
There is a comfortable family room , a study fitted with bespoke oak furniture and a stylish WC/cloakroom to complete the ground floor.
The staircase with wrought iron ballustrade offers access to the first floor with five individually designed elegant bedrooms.
The master suite comprises of a double aspect ,spacious bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a luxurious en suite bathroom.
There are four more bedrooms on this floor all with fitted wardrobes, three of them large doubles. Two of the bedrooms each have stylish en suite shower rooms, the other two share the pristine family bathroom.
All the rooms offer exquisite views of the manicured gardens and offer a haven of calm.
The house is approached via automatic wrought iron gates through sweeping gravelled drive. Once through the gates you are greeted by a striking italian marble fountain in the middle of the front garden.The drive provides ample parking and leads to the detached double garage with automatic doors . To the rear of the garage there is a WC/shower room.
Externally, the garden is secluded and surrounded by mature trees and shrubs providing privacy.
The well established gardens with evergreen trees, seasonal plants and flowerbeds encapsulate each season in a breadthtaking abundance of variety and colour. Ideal for garden parties.
The wonderful gardens with beautifully manicured lawns is the crowning glory of this stunning home.
The superb heated swimming pool is surrounded by sun drenched paved terraces, evergreen trees, shrubs and flowerbeds providing privacy.
A perfect setting for alfresco dining and outdoor entertaining with extensive private paved terrace along the rear of the house.
An exceptional family home with plannig permission to build a leisure complex and a cinema room if required.
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. CCTV security system to be viewed on a monitor and a TV. Full 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.
Services: Mains Gas Fired Central Heating, Mains Water, Electricity and Drainage.
Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council.
Council Tax Band: H
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Items known as tenant's fixtures and fittings together with garden statuary etc are specifically excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
A list of items which are included in the sale or items may be available by separate negotiation will be provided by the Seller's Solicitors.