Charming 18th century character home set in delightful gardens on the edge of this popular village.
Old Park House is a family home of character believed to date from the 1750s with later additions. The house benefits from period features, including exposed brick and stone walls, wood floors, attractive fireplaces, picture rails and multi pane sash and casement windows. The established gardens provide a delightful backdrop to the property and amount to about 0.32 acres. Old Park House is set near the centre of the historic and picturesque village of Ightham. The property is well located for road links, about 5.7 miles from Sevenoaks.
The principal reception rooms comprise a drawing room, dining room and spacious sitting room. The elegant drawing and dining rooms feature high ceilings, multi pane sash bay windows, picture rails and a plate shelf, together with views to the front gardens. The spacious sitting room is replete with character features, including fireplaces at either end of the room; one with a wood burning stove, some exposed brick and stone walls and several multi pane sash windows. There is also direct access to the side terrace.
The kitchen has an attractive outlook to the front and is fitted with wall and base units and work surfaces incorporating a double sink. There is an electric Smeg oven and gas hob with extractor over and space for a fridge freezer and dishwasher.
A tiled side hallway provides access to the utility room, which houses a boiler and hot water tank, with space for appliances and encompasses a cloakroom with W.C. and a hand basin.
The front hallway has a staircase rising to the first floor landing which has a window to the front, airing cupboard and loft access.
The impressive and spacious principal suite comprises a part-vaulted bedroom with ¾ height multi pane sash windows to the front and side, a dressing room with built in wardrobes, and a well-appointed en suite bathroom with a sauna and separate shower.
There are three further double bedrooms, two of which are double aspect, one of these has fitted bookcases to one wall.
The contemporary family bathroom by Villeroy and Boch incorporates a modern bath set upon a wooden plinth, a washstand, W.C. and separate shower.
The house is approached over a gravel drive which provides parking and leads to the useful outbuilding, which comprises a garage and adjoining workshop. The integral garage has double doors and a pedestrian door to the house.
The garden is principally laid to lawn with well stocked beds and borders. There is a paved terrace to one side of the property and a further sheltered terrace with a pergola adorned with wisteria. Both provide ideal areas for al fresco entertaining. There is an ornamental pond adjacent to the main terrace and a natural pond within the garden, both with aquatic planting. A small orchard has a number of fruit trees and there is also a greenhouse. The garden is enclosed by close boarded fencing and has a variety of established trees and shrubs providing privacy. In total the plot amounts to about 0.32 acres.
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This is an intriguing family home of mixed ages set in a lovely garden with an outbuilding which could be converted.David Johnston