Main Road

Crockham Hill, Kent, TN8 6RB
£1,575,000 Guide price 5926 Sq.Feet (550.54 Sq.Metres)

Description

Impressive country property forming the major portion of a striking Grade II listed Gothic style mansion, set within manicured gardens and grounds and with superb far reaching southerly views

Location

Lewins is situated on the south side of Crockham Hill village
with its primary school, church, village hall, public house,
tennis court and recreation grounds.
• Comprehensive Shopping: Edenbridge (2.8 miles) provides
supermarkets including Waitrose and other high street
retailers. Oxted (3.7 miles), Sevenoaks (8.5 miles), Tunbridge
Wells and Bluewater Shopping Centre in Dartford.
• Mainline Rail Services: Edenbridge, Oxted and Hurst Green
to London Victoria, Sevenoaks and Hildenborough to London
Bridge/Cannon Street/Charing Cross. www.nationalrail.com
• Primary Schools: Crockham Hill, Four Elms, Ide Hill,
Chiddingstone, Hever Limpsfield and Oxted. (www.kentpages.
co.uk/education).
• Grammar/State Schools: Oxted County, Tonbridge Grammar
and Tunbridge Wells Grammar schools.
• Secondary Schools: Judd Boys Grammar in Tonbridge, Weald of Kent and Tonbridge Girls Grammar in Tonbridge, Trinity School and Sevenoaks Girls School.
• Private Schools: Hazelwood mixed preparatory school in Limpsfield Chart. Sevenoaks and Tonbridge
Public Schools, Sevenoaks Preparatory School, Combe Bank Girls School in Sundridge, Walthamstow Hall Girls School and New Beacon in Sevenoaks. Woldingham Girls School. Notre Dame in Lingfield.
• Leisure Facilities: Bridle paths and walks in the local area. Golf at Hever, Westerham, Tandridge, Chartham Park, Wildernesse, Knole and Nizels in Sevenoaks. Edenbridge Swimming and Leisure
Centre. Limpsfield Tennis and Squash Club. Health centre and leisure pool complex in Oxted. Stately homes include Chartwell, Hever and Emmetts.
• The M25 can be accessed at either junctions 5 or 6, which links to other motorway networks and Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. and the Channel Tunnel Terminus

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Further Information

Lewins forms the major portion of this striking Grade II Listed
Gothic style mansion house dating from the late 1800 and
retaining many period features. Internally, the property has elegant reception rooms with 11ft high ceilings, attractive fireplaces, wooden flooring, decorative cornice including ‘egg and dart' and ‘dental', brass touch plates, dado rails, picture rails and plate racks, sash and multi pane casement windows. Of particular note is the elaborate Great Hall featuring corniced and moulded ceilings and Ionic pilasters. The house is set within an elevated position in established gardens and grounds, and enjoying superb far reaching southerly views.

Historical Note
Before Harrods and Selfridges there was Robinsons, one of the
first great London department stores, which stood on a corner of Oxford Circus for 100 years before the brand disappeared in the 70's. The founder of this company, Peter Robinson, left a
multimillion pound fortune to his son Joseph, who used it to build
this grand estate at the height of the Victorian era. Lewins was
designed in the Gothic style by the Scottish architect John Brydon, a colleague of Richard Norman Shaw. It was the Downton of its day, employing dozens of servants, farmers, labourers and horsemen to service Joseph, Eliza and their 10 children.
• An attractive enclosed pitched porch with wide front door
leads to the generous reception hall with a striking marble
fireplace. The Great Hall is an impressive reception room
with a fireplace and wood burning stove, a sash window to the
rear with shutters and a staircase rises to the galleried landing.
• The principal reception rooms provide elegant and spacious
entertaining areas, all with fireplaces and charming views over
the gardens. The drawing room is double aspect with bay
windows. The morning room has panelled walls to dado height
and is double aspect. The dining room has an attractive
outlook over the rose garden and doors opening to the terrace,
and access to the butlers pantry.
• The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive
range of wall and base units including a dresser style cupboard
set within and arched recess. Appliances include a Hotpoint
double oven, electric hob and extractor fan and space for
fridge. The adjoining utility room has space for appliances and
a door to the rear passage.
• There is a butlers pantry with a fitted pine dresser and
additional storage cupboards.
• The basement comprises a boiler room with a butler sink and a
wine cellar.
• The galleried landing has a full height window to the rear.
The master bedroom has a bay window to the front and an
outlook to the side, a fitted cupboard and attractive fireplace.
The en suite bathroom is well appointed featuring a roll top
bath.
• The guest bedroom is double aspect with a door leading to a
covered balcony to the rear with far reaching views to the
south. There is a well appointed en suite bathroom.
• There are three further bedrooms, two with southerly views
and connecting doors.
• A further room is currently divided and being utilized as a
store and workshop. This room could be converted back to a
double bedroom.
• Completing the accommodation are two bathrooms, one
having a separate shower cubical, and an additional W.C.
• The house is approached over a gravel drive which provides
parking to the front of the house and in turn leads to the
detached garage. The garage is a substantial building with an
electric up and over door, two storage cupboards, a sink and
separate W.C. Stairs rise to a generous store room. There is a
second single garage approached from a spur off the main
drive.
• The superb gardens and grounds provide an attractive
backdrop to the house with formal gardens featuring an
ornamental pond with water fountain, rose gardens, paved
terraces ideal for al fresco entertaining, a laburnum walk, deep
well stocked herbaceous borders, retaining stone walls, shrub
beds, swaths of lawn and two ponds. There is a wide variety of
plants throughout the gardens including some fruit trees and a
stand of deciduous trees under planted with bluebells.

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Area Guide

Lewins is situated on the south side of Crockham Hill village
with its primary school, church, village hall, public house,
tennis court and recreation grounds.
• Comprehensive Shopping: Edenbridge (2.8 miles) provides
supermarkets including Waitrose and other high street
retailers. Oxted (3.7 miles), Sevenoaks (8.5 miles), Tunbridge
Wells and Bluewater Shopping Centre in Dartford.
• Mainline Rail Services: Edenbridge, Oxted and Hurst Green
to London Victoria, Sevenoaks and Hildenborough to London
Bridge/Cannon Street/Charing Cross. www.nationalrail.com
• Primary Schools: Crockham Hill, Four Elms, Ide Hill,
Chiddingstone, Hever Limpsfield and Oxted. (www.kentpages.
co.uk/education).
• Grammar/State Schools: Oxted County, Tonbridge Grammar
and Tunbridge Wells Grammar schools.
• Secondary Schools: Judd Boys Grammar in Tonbridge, Weald of Kent and Tonbridge Girls Grammar in Tonbridge, Trinity School and Sevenoaks Girls School.
• Private Schools: Hazelwood mixed preparatory school in Limpsfield Chart. Sevenoaks and Tonbridge
Public Schools, Sevenoaks Preparatory School, Combe Bank Girls School in Sundridge, Walthamstow Hall Girls School and New Beacon in Sevenoaks. Woldingham Girls School. Notre Dame in Lingfield.
• Leisure Facilities: Bridle paths and walks in the local area. Golf at Hever, Westerham, Tandridge, Chartham Park, Wildernesse, Knole and Nizels in Sevenoaks. Edenbridge Swimming and Leisure
Centre. Limpsfield Tennis and Squash Club. Health centre and leisure pool complex in Oxted. Stately homes include Chartwell, Hever and Emmetts.
• The M25 can be accessed at either junctions 5 or 6, which links to other motorway networks and Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. and the Channel Tunnel Terminus

From junction 5 of the M25 take the A25 exit towards Westerham. Having entered Westerham turn left
onto Hosey Hill (B2026). Continue to Crockham Hill and at the T-junction turn left down the hill through the village. Lewins will be found on the left hand side adjacent to a 40mph road sign.

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Richard Smith

Savills Sevenoaks

74 High Street

Sevenoaks

Sevenoaks

TN13 1JR

+44 (0) 1732 789 700