An immaculately presented five bedroom detached Edwardian property originally dating from 1908, with a sympathetic substantial modern extension, situated in a semi-rural location on Hilders Lane in Marlpit Hill, on the edge of Edenbridge. Offered with no onward chain.
Ashcombe sits within a private 0.5 acre plot, in a highly desirable position being within walking distance of mainline train stations and in the catchment areas for a sought after selection of both state and independent schools. Ashcombe would suit a family looking for a spacious well laid out house with flexible accommodation, close to a town whilst maintaining a rural feel, with uninterrupted views over open farmland at the rear. The house has an integrated double garage with EV charging point and further outside parking for at least eight cars.
• Spacious detached family home with versatile accommodation
• Five double bedroom period property
• Three reception rooms and a large kitchen open plan dining area
• Original period features
• Level extensively landscaped garden with mature planting and patio areas
• Surrounded by open farmland and paddocks
• Walking distance to the mainline train stations
• In the catchment area for an excellent selection of sought-after schools
• Large incorporated double garage as well as ample off-street parking
• Separate office, gym and guest suite
• Potential to adapt part of the house to a separate annex, subject to planning
• No onward chain
The ground floor comprises a large entrance hall with an elegant sitting room with large inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove overlooking the front garden through a bay window. The large dining room, with all its original period features has a fireplace with a smaller wood burning stove. To the rear of the property is a beautifully finished fully fitted kitchen with modern Aga and a range of wall and base units and drawers under worktops with island and space for a large kitchen breakfast table, with views and access to the garden. There is an additional snug room to the rear of the property with double doors opening on to the garden, currently used as a TV room, but also ideal as a playroom, home office or music room. The utility area/secondary hall has doors to the rear garden, front access and a staircase to a large multi-purpose space, that is currently used as an office, gym and guest suite.
The first floor houses all five double bedrooms, three with ensuite shower/bathrooms. There is also a separate family bathroom. Four of the five bedrooms are accessed from the original main staircase of the house. The substantial master suite, with extensive fitted wardrobes, also has a private balcony with south and west facing views over open farmland. The master ensuite bathroom, also with views across the open fields, has a double vanity basin unit with a ball and claw foot bath. The recently built extension includes a large multi-purpose room with ensuite shower room. This room has a fully glazed oak frame gable end with a Juliet balcony with double glazed doors opening to enjoy the vista over open fields. This room could potentially be converted into a separate annex, subject to planning.
Outside, the property has ample parking for at least 8 cars, panoramic views over open countryside, fully enclosed garden, electric access gate, extensive flower beds with year-round mature plants and shrubs and large patio areas ideal for alfresco dining and watching the sun set. The immediately adjacent paddock could be made available to rent.
Edenbridge town is located in the Kent countryside and developed from a river crossing in Roman times. Subsequently it evolved into a market town where it became a vital part of the Weald iron industry. The town is surrounded by greenbelt countryside and is famous for the historic and attractive buildings that line the High Street.
The town boasts two railway stations with a journey time to and from London Bridge of around 40-45 minutes. Nearby is Hever Castle, many National Trust attractions, and numerous delightful pubs. Edenbridge has good local facilities including a range of small independent shops, a Waitrose supermarket, leisure centre with pool and quality eateries. For more extensive shopping, it is but a short drive to Sevenoaks, Oxted, East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells, or to Bluewater Shopping Centre. Several prestigious golf clubs and a selection of fine schools add to the attraction of this location.
Services: Mains Water, Electricity, Gas & Drainage
Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council
Council Tax Band: G
EPC: D 68
M25 Godstone (J6) 10 miles
Oxted 8 miles
Sevenoaks 12 miles
Tunbridge Wells 13 miles
East Grinstead 10 miles