Buckston Browne Gardens, Downe, Orpington, Kent, BR6 7FF | Property for sale | Savills
423.45 sq m(4,558 sq ft)
Guide price £2,000,000

Buckston Browne GardensDowne, Orpington, Kent, BR6 7FF

    Key features

    • Impressive and versatile home
    • Modern and contemporary
    • Vaulted ceilings
    • Open plan living
    • High specification
    • South facing gardens

    A striking and most impressive modern detached family home, located on the edge of this popular village.

    About this property

    • 7 Buckston Browne Gardens is an impressive modern family home built within the grounds of Down House (the former home of Charles Darwin). The property offers light, versatile and stylishly appointed accommodation arranged over two floors and is finished to a high specification throughout. Features include impressive, vaulted ceilings, Cat5 wiring, air circulation system, photovoltaic and solar panels with a feed in tariff, a PodPoint 7KW electric car charger and a rainwater recovery system. The property sits within south facing level gardens which provide a lovely backdrop and amount to about 0.64 acres in total.

      The principal reception room has an impressive vaulted ceiling, skylight windows and bi-folding doors opening to the terrace. Adjoining this room is the cinema room which is double aspect. Stairs rise to a further reception room with skylight windows and a minstrels gallery to the principal reception room.

      The kitchen/dining/living room is a wonderful space for modern day living. The room is double aspect with bi-folding doors to the westerly terrace and access to the rear garden. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of cupboards, an island unit incorporating a breakfast bar and integral appliances.

      The reception hall provides access to a well-appointed utility room, a coat cupboard and cloakroom.

      The bedroom accommodation is arranged over the ground and first floor providing versatility. The two bedrooms situated on the ground floor are both served by modern en suite bathrooms, with one also having a walk-in wardrobe.

      The first floor accommodation comprises the impressive vaulted principal suite featuring a spacious bedroom, a walk-in wardrobe and a contemporary en suite bathroom with separate shower area.

      The two further bedrooms both have wardrobes and well-appointed en suite shower rooms.

      Externally, there is ample off street parking and an attached double garage with a pedestrian door to the main house via the utility room.

      The southerly gardens are principally laid to lawn with generous terraces providing excellent area for al fresco entertaining. Within the lawn is a sunken trampoline and to the perimeter is established hedging and trees providing privacy.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A village feel so close to London is rare and this house offers incredibly versatile accommodation to suit many living styles.

    James Stacey-ClearProperty agent

    Local information

    • 7 Buckston Browne Gardens is set in a peaceful setting within a gated development about half a mile from the charming village of Downe and adjacent to Down House. Downe village provides amenities including a church, village hall, two popular pubs, an Indian restaurant and Holwood Farm Shop. Two local golf courses including West Kent Golf Club, in addition, Downe provides access to excellent walking routes over the beautiful Kent countryside.
    • Comprehensive Shopping: Bromley (5.8 miles). Bluewater (16.2 miles). Sevenoaks (10.4 miles).
    • Mainline Rail Services: Chelsfield (4.1 miles) to London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Orpington (4.3 miles) to London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Victoria, Blackfriars and Ashford International. Frequent Bus services from Downe directly to Orpington station.
    • Primary Schools: Downe Primary School, Cudham C of E, Biggin Hill, Farnborough and Keston C of E.
    • Secondary Schools: St Olaves for Boys, Newstead Wood for Girls, Charles Darwin School and Meridian.
    • Private Schools: Bishop Challoner, Bickley Park, Breaside Prep, Bromley High School for Girls, Farringtons and Babbington House Girls in Chislehurst, Eltham College for Boys, Ashgrove School, as well as Sevenoaks and Tonbridge schools.

    Additional information

    • Local Authority
    • Bromley District Council.
    • Tax Band = H
    • Service Charge £100.00 per month
    • Directions: From Sevenoaks, proceed along the London Road through Riverhead and Dunton Green. Proceed over the M25 and at the roundabout take the third exit to Polhill (A224). Proceed up the hill where the road becomes London Road. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto Orpington By-Pass (A224). At the next roundabout take the second exit onto Sevenoaks Road (A21). Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Cudham Lane. Turn right onto Old Hill, then take the first left onto Shire Lane. At the end of the road turn left onto New Road Hill, which becomes Rookery Road. Continue to follow the road, as it joins Downe High Street. Turn left at the village centre onto Luxted Road. Turn right onto West Hill. 7 Buckston Browne Gardens can be found shortly after on your left hand side.
    • EPC Rating: B
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H