Striking family house with character features set in established gardens with far reaching southerly views across the Weald.
Little Mariners is a spacious and versatile family home built in 1903 in the style of the Modernist movement, with later additions, set in an elevated position with fabulous southerly views. The well-presented accommodation is configured so the principal rooms take in these beautiful views and also allow for an annexe wing, if required. Features include A+ rated, bespoke lead light windows throughout; bespoke kitchen by Rencraft; stylish marble contemporary bathrooms including suites by Lefroy Brooks and Phillipe Starck; flooring in oak, tiles and Amtico flooring, some with under floor heating. The house sits in established landscaped gardens of about 1.48 acres, and benefits from planning permission for a quadruple bay garage.
A vestibule leads to the impressive double height, oak paneled reception hall with curved ceiling arching over the first floor gallery. There is a full height feature window to the front with bespoke lead work, original terracotta tiled flooring and skirting and the original feature arched brick fireplace.
The principal reception rooms provide elegant areas for entertaining and comprise a split level drawing room with an outlook to the rear and side, and features original solid oak flooring and an open fireplace with Edwardian carved wooden surround. There is an office and an adjoining snug which has an outlook over, and direct access, via a covered loggia, to the courtyard garden and a feature internal glazed window to the reception hall. The generous sitting/cinema room is double aspect with a large bay window to the south.
The orangery is a superb addition to the property with a triple aspect and pyramid roof light allowing light to flood in, feature lighting and engineered oak flooring with under floor heating.
The impressive bespoke kitchen/breakfast room by Rencraft comprises stylish wall and base cupboards and matching island unit with feature granite work surfaces incorporating a double ceramic butler sink and preparation sink. Appliances include a six oven electric Aga, Fisher Paykel drawer dishwasher, and space for a fridge/freezer. There is a useful walk-in larder cupboard.
Cloakroom with gilded marble basin.
The utility room is fitted with a range of storage cupboards, butler sink, and space for appliances.
There is a boot room with shower completing the ground floor.
A wine cellar with terracotta tiles.
The original Oak staircase rises to the first floor galleried landing which overlooks the reception hall.
The principal suite comprises a bedroom with superb southerly views and a door to the large roof terrace with decorative wrought iron balustrade, a fitted dressing room and a generous and contemporary en suite Italian marble bathroom with separate shower cubicle and southerly views.
The guest suite comprises a double aspect bedroom with southerly views, a dressing area and stylish en suite marble bathroom with separate shower.
There are four further double bedrooms, one with a built in wardrobe and connecting door to the Jack and Jill family bathroom, with one currently being used as a study.
A travertine wet room with roof light completes the accommodation.
To the front, the house has two driveways which provides parking with one leading to the side of the house providing additional parking, where planning permission has been implemented to build a detached quadruple garage (20/00650/HOUSE ).
The delightful established gardens provide a wonderful backdrop to the house with a generous York stone paved south facing terrace to the rear, partly enclosed to one side by an impressive reticulated wall of creasing tiles. This terrace provides an excellent area for al fresco entertaining and where far reaching views over the Weald of Kent can be enjoyed. Steps lead to the lawn which stretches the width of the plot interspersed with established trees and shrubs under planted by spring bulbs. Planting includes camellia, rhododendrons, azaleas, hydrangeas, acers, yew and laurel hedging. There is a high degree of privacy and seclusion with views to the east towards Chartwell, south over the Weald and west with the total plot amounting to about 1.48 acres.
Agent note: Photographs taken May 2022.
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I've always loved the position and tranquillity of Little Mariners coupled with sensational viewsDavid JohnstonProperty agent