Savills | Watery Lane, Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6NR | Property for sale
4,511 sq ft(419.09 sq m)
Guide price £2,250,000

Watery LaneKemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6NR

    Key features

    • Detached 18th century Manor House
    • Charming period features
    • Picturesque semi-rural hamlet
    • Well-presented and proportioned
    • 6 bedrooms
    • Orangery
    • Impressive kitchen with walk-in pantry
    • Delightful gardens of about 0.9 acres
    • Gated courtyard with substantial parking area

    Handsome 18th century manor house with outbuildings, set in delightful landscaped grounds of about 0.9 acres, within a quaint hamlet.

    About this property

    • The Manor House is a charming detached family house located in the centre of the hamlet of Heaverham, originating from the Georgian period with Victorian additions. The generously proportioned and well-presented accommodation is arranged over three floors and provides versatile living. The property retains some period features including fireplaces, exposed timbers, picture rails and multi-pane sash windows. Of particular note is the impressive orangery which overlooks the beautiful south-west facing gardens, and the substantial detached barn and other outbuildings offering scope for renovation subject to the necessary consents.

      The spacious reception rooms provide excellent entertaining areas and comprise a drawing room with double doors opening to the orangery which overlooks the gardens and has slate and marble flooring. A sitting room with inglenook fireplace inset with a wood burning stove, and a dining room which is open to the kitchen providing ideal everyday family living.

      There is also a reception hall, a study and cloakroom.

      The kitchen features a vaulted ceiling and is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base cupboards with a matching island unit and a twin butler sink. There are integral appliances including an oil fired Aga, De Ditrich electric hob and a Neff oven. Adjoining the kitchen is an excellent walk-in pantry and additional laundry room with space for appliances.

      Arranged over the first floor are four bedrooms, one of which is served by a well-appointed en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle, a family bathroom with roll top claw and ball bath and a split level gym.

      The second floor comprises two further bedrooms and a playroom which is accessed by a separate staircase from the ground floor.

      There are three outbuildings, one is located to the side of the terrace and provides useful garden storage, and the garaging and barn are accessed from the courtyard. The garage block comprises a double garage, former stable and extensive store room that could be converted to an office/additional accommodation. The barn has potential to be converted to provide additional accommodation subject to the necessary planning and building regulations.

      To the front of the house is a gravelled parking area with a close boarded gate to the garden, and a five bar gate to one side leading to the substantial parking area, garaging and other outbuildings.

      The beautiful landscaped south-west facing gardens feature a generous flagstone terrace providing an ideal area for al fresco entertaining. Steps lead down to the part-wall enclosed lawns which are interspersed with trees and shrubs. Within the garden is a paved seating area enclosed by clipped box hedging with an attractive arbour and water feature. In total the plot amounts to about 0.9 of an acre and provides a high degree of privacy.

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    A lovely character home in a rural location yet so convenient for schools and station.

    Richard SmithProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Manor House is set in the heart of the pretty hamlet of Heaverham, at the foot of the North Downs.
    • Comprehensive Shopping: Kemsing (1.2 miles) and Seal (2.6 miles) villages. Sevenoaks (4.5 miles).
    • Mainline Rail Services: Kemsing (0.8 of a mile) to Victoria and Ashford International, Otford (3 miles) to Victoria and Blackfriars (City), and Sevenoaks (5 miles) to London Bridge/Cannon Street/Charing Cross.
    • Primary Schools: Seal CEP (0.4 miles), St John's CEP, St Thomas' RCP, Sevenoaks and Lady Boswell's CEP Schools.
    • Secondary Schools: Weald of Kent Grammar Annexe and Trinity (0.8 miles on foot) and Knole Academy Schools in Sevenoaks. Several in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
    • Private Schools: Sevenoaks, Sackville, Walthamstow Hall and Tonbridge Secondary Schools. The Granville, Solefields, Sevenoaks, Walthamstow Hall and New Beacon Preparatory Schools in Sevenoaks. St Michael's and Russell House Preparatory Schools in Otford and Fosse Bank in Hildenborough. Radnor House in Sundridge.
    • Leisure Facilities: Golf in Otford, Shoreham and Eynsford. Wildernesse and Knole golf clubs in Sevenoaks. Leisure Centres can be found in Sevenoaks, Hildenborough and Tonbridge. Bridle paths and walks are abundant in the area.
    • All distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From our office on Sevenoaks High Street, proceed in a northerly direction continuing straight over the set of traffic lights. Take the right fork on to Seal Hollow Road and at the end of the road at the traffic lights, turn right onto Seal Road. Continue to follow the road through Seal village and continue up the hill and take the second left signposted Heaverham and Kemsing. Continue to the centre of Heaverham where The Manor House will be found just before the T-junction on the left hand side.
    • EPC Rating = F