Impressive family home of excellent proportions.
This impressive and distinctive home dates from the 1930s and has been extended by the present owners. The property offers a subtle mix of both period detailing and contemporary styling creating a wonderful family home ideal for modern day living. Features include a bespoke kitchen and fitted cabinetry by Koivu, modern bathroom suites, John Cullen lighting scheme, Control4 system, CAT6, in-ceiling speakers, porcelain tiled flooring, under floor heating to the majority of the ground floor and double glazed windows by The Heritage window company. The house sits within attractive and established gardens which provide a high degree of privacy together with a striking balcony off the master bedroom. Also of note is the convenient location on the south side of town, close to schools, shops, Knole Park and Sevenoaks Common.
The principal reception rooms provide versatile living and comprise a sitting room with full height sliding doors to the rear and an adjoining dining room with double doors to the rear garden. Both are divided by a striking double fronted wood burning stove set within a brick chimney and inset lighting in the floor. There is a charming double aspect snug with superb arched windows and a brick fireplace. On from the snug is a study with oak flooring, a shelved recess and a door leading to the rear garden.
The impressive handmade bespoke kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of oak framed wall and base cupboards and matching island unit by Koivu. Lapitec work surfaces incorporate a double sink and a further preparation sink within the island unit which also provides a breakfast bar. Appliances include a Miele microwave and dishwasher, integral fridge freezers, fridge drawers in the island and space for a range style cooker.
Completing the ground floor are two cloakrooms, a boot room and access to the garage.
The first floor accommodation can be accessed from two separate staircases with part of the landing having fitted storage cupboards and an automated sliding sky light.
The superb master suite features a striking bedroom with vaulted ceiling and sliding doors opening to the contemporary balcony. The adjoining dressing room has an outlook to the front and leads to the luxurious en suite bathroom with a separate shower area.
The double aspect guest bedroom has an attractive brick fireplace and fitted wardrobes, and is served by a stylish part vaulted en suite bathroom.
There are three further double bedrooms, all of good proportions, and a modern, well appointed family bathroom.
To the front of the house is a generous drive and parking area which leads to the integral garage with an up and over door. There are attractive low stone walls with deep shrub beds and flower borders to the perimeter with planting including acers, hydrangea and heather.
The established rear garden features a decked terrace providing an excellent area for al fresco entertaining together with a further paved and gravelled area. The garden is principally laid to lawn interspersed with shaped beds and borders. There are grasses, a rockery with ferns, acers and an oak tree. In total the plot amounts to about 0.4 of an acre.
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Woodland Cottage is a fantastic family home, with exceptional entertainment space and an amazing master suite. My favourite feature is the double fronted fireplace to keep the cold at bay on a winters day!David Johnston