Guide price £900,000 to £1,000,000
Must be viewed to fully appreciate the expanse of garden / land that forms part of this property.
We believe this is an opportunity for a homeowner who is a lover of gardening and wishes to keep animals and or grow their own produce.
Located in the Historic Village of Downe in proximity of Charles Darwin’s former family home (now a museum) where it’s believed Darwin worked on his theories of evolution, this charming period property is offered for sale by Hunters Exclusive.
A rare opportunity to buy into a historic village and enjoy a lifestyle that is scarcely available so close to the city of London.
This detached house offers many features including a side garage, a side access road to the rear of the substantial garden, a roof terrace approximately 33 ft in width with a spiral staircase, two wash rooms, a curved conservatory, a kitchen diner and two additional reception rooms as well as a utility room and four double bedrooms.
Overall the main house offers approximately 1750 sq ft of living accommodation set over two floors.
However, we believe the greatest attraction is the plot of land upon which the house is located. The plot size is approximately 1 acre. The shape and layout of the land can be seen on the site plan.
Alongside the main house there are several outbuildings positioned on the land.
These out buildings include 3 storage facilities two of which span over 17ft in length, a swimming pool room of almost 27 ft in length and a spa room of more than 17ft which houses a Jacuzzi.
There is also a covered BBQ area and two stables for the ponies.
The outbuildings combined offer approximately 1167 sq ft of additional space to the main house.
The current owner has shared some fantastic stories about how the land has been used to grow their own produce, how three Shetland ponies grazed freely in the paddocks, the wonderful summer parties where the pool and Jacuzzi have been put to good use and how the children enjoy what is effectively their own private park.
There is also a pond and landscaped garden area which was alive with daffodils and other colourful flowers upon our first visit.
Opposite the house is the village Orchard where the residents of the village enjoy events and gatherings throughout the year.
LOCAL SHOPPING, RECREATION, TRAVEL AND SCHOOLS
Stations in proximity of the house include Chelsfield, Bromley, Orpington and Hayes. Some of the following central London stations are accessible:
A number of highly acclaimed schools including:
St Olaves – Selective boys grammar school
Newstead Wood – Selective girls grammar school
Downe Primary School
Farnborough Primary School
Darrick Wood Infant & Nursery School
In terms of recreation, golfers would be keen as there are several courses in proximity. These include:
West Kent Golf Club
High Elms Golf Club
Lullingstone Park Golf Club
Biggin Hill airport is in proximity and offers an opportunity to start flying at one of the reputable flying schools and finish up owning a fleet of modern jets kept in your own hangar (as quoted on their website).
They also offer flying scholarships.
There are horse riding schools locally which include:
Chelsfield Equestrian Centre
Downe Hall Stables
Local shopping includes Waitrose, Sainsburys, Co-Operative and Tesco however there are many local independents servicing the area.
We ask that all interested parties contact us to register their interest.