Impressive Grade II listed property set within a prime Sevenoaks location, approx. 0.4 miles from the station.
15 The Drive is a distinctive Grade II listed family home dating from 1909 with impressive Arts and Crafts influences and period features. The property was built by Charles W Bowles for a local artist Mary Heathcote Batchelor and further historical information can be found on the listing which is available on request. Features include attractive fireplaces, high ceilings, exposed timbers, paneling, marble tiled flooring, mullion lead light windows (many windows are double glazed) and an impressive Ash staircase. The house has wonderful gardens with a southerly aspect to the rear, together with off street parking and a double garage.
The principal reception rooms together with the entrance hall provide elegant areas for formal entertaining. These comprise a double aspect dining room and drawing room featuring a painting of Knole House by Mary Batchelor and window seats to either side of the French doors to the garden.
Providing an informal living area is the kitchen/breakfast/family room which features a bespoke range of oak kitchen cupboards and an island unit with appliances including a gas fired Aga. The family area has an attractive outlook over the rear garden and doors to the terrace.
The first floor comprises four bedrooms all of which are double aspect and one has a shower and basin. There is a bathroom and separate W.C completing this floor.
The second floor comprises a superb double aspect room with far reaching views towards the North Downs. This room was the artist's studio and could be used as a bedroom or games room. There is a further bedroom and bathroom completing this floor.
To the front is a charming lychgate with steps leading to the oak front door. The front garden has established hedging together with a knot garden. To one side is the drive which leads to the parking at the rear of the property and the large detached double garage.
The rear part walled garden features ironstone and flint terraces, brick paths which lead around the garden, topiary and box balls, an area of level lawn flanked by stone walls and well stocked flower beds and specimen trees.
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Some fine period features in this former home of a local artist.Richard Smith