Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6BD | Property for sale | Savills
7,066 sq ft(656.45 sq m)
Guide price £5,350,000

Ide HillSevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6BD

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2022
  • Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • A handsome Georgian style country house
  • Set within landscaped gardens and woodland
  • 9 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • About 33.9 acres

A handsome and rare country estate in a rural spot so close to London.

About this property

  • Accessed via a gated entrance and located at the end of the long sweeping tree-lined drive with its extensive gravelled parking and turning area to the front, Quornden is an handsome Georgian style country house dating back to the early 20th century with the orangery having been added by the current owners who have carried out extensive works to the property.

    To the ground floor Quornden benefits from light and spacious reception rooms, the principal rooms facing south east with views over the terrace and gardens beyond. To the eastern side and rear are the informal reception rooms, including the kitchen/breakfast room giving access to the triple aspect orangery which in turn gives access to the garden. Designed by Chamber, the kitchen is fitted with Gaggenau appliances and an oil fired Aga. The utility room houses a secondary oven and fridge freezer.

    To the first floor is the generous principal bedroom suite with bedroom, en suite bathroom and extensive bespoke wardrobes. There are four/five further bedrooms on the first floor, three en suite, and a family shower room with steam room. Access to the roof terrace is via the bedroom to the north of the house.

    The second floor is currently arranged to four bedrooms, family bathroom, store rooms and attic space

    Outbuildings, Gardens and Grounds

    To the south of the house and wrapping around the sides, accessed via French windows from several of the reception rooms, is the terrace providing an excellent location for alfresco entertaining with views over the formal gardens with their magnificent mature specimen trees, shrubs and woodland walks beyond the semi-circular lawn and ha-ha.

    Within the walled garden can be found the sunken heated swimming pool and The Cottage which provides the changing room for the pool as well as useful one bedroom ancillary accommodation. Nearby is the gym with an attached store. Behind the eastern end of the walled garden can be found the stables, barn and further outbuildings. The tennis court with its pavilion can be found to the north of the walled garden.

    Surrounding the house and immediate gardens are paddocks and woodland, opening to a large area of pasture running the length of the valley, used by the current owners as a golf practice area.

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Local information

  • Quornden is situated off Emmetts Lane on the outskirts of the charming and sought after village of Ide Hill and in the heart of a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty, Greenbelt and National Trust land.
  • Shopping Facilities: Ide Hill village offers local amenities with a pub, village shop, primary school and church. Sevenoaks (5.8 miles). Bluewater (17.8 miles).
  • Mainline Rail Services: Sevenoaks (4.9 miles) - to Cannon Street/Charing Cross/London Bridge.
  • Primary Schools: Ide Hill, Sundridge and Brasted.
  • Secondary Schools: Judd Boys Grammar, Weald of Kent and Tonbridge Girls Grammar Schools in Tonbridge. Knole Academy, Weald of Kent Grammar and Trinity schools in Sevenoaks. Tunbridge Wells Boys' and Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammars.
  • Private Schools: Sevenoaks, Walthamstow Hall for Girls, Sackville and Tonbridge Secondary Schools. Sevenoaks, Solefields, Walthamstow Hall, The Granville and New Beacon Prep Schools in Sevenoaks. St Michaels and Russell House Prep Schools in Otford. Radnor House in Sundridge. The Schools at Somerhill Pre-Prep and Prep Schools, Hilden Oaks and Hilden Grange in Tonbridge.
  • Leisure Facilities: National Trust Emmetts Garden. Sailing and water sports on Bough Beech or Chipstead Lakes, tennis at Chipstead village club together with Ide Hill football and cricket clubs. Hever Golf Club. Holtye Golf Club, Wildernesse and Knole Golf Clubs in Sevenoaks and Nizels Golf/Fitness Centre in Hildenborough. Sevenoaks and Edenbridge Leisure Centres.
  • All distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Directions: Upon leaving Sevenoaks on London Road (A224), follow directions towards Dunton Green. At the roundabout take first exit onto Worships Hill (A25), signposted Westerham. On arriving in Sundridge, turn left at the first set of traffic lights onto Church Road. Continue up the hill for approx. two miles and turn right into Emmetts Lane. After approx. 0.3 miles the drive for Quornden will be found on the right hand side, with tall wrought iron entrance gates.
  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = Freehold