Features

  • Four-bedroom detached house,
  • Comprising original Victorian cottage and subsequent additions.
  • Approaching 3 acres with fenced paddocks.
  • Stable block comprising 5 loose boxes and tack room, and hay/feed barn with further loose boxes.
  • Three reception rooms, kitchen/ family room, boot room.
  • Gym, utility room and wc on ground floor.
  • Ample parking for cars and horse box.
  • Potential to configure granny annexe.
  • EPC Rating E

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Located in North Kent on the edge of the Sevenoaks district, the quiet village of Ash is home to this classic Kentish white-weatherboard cottage, the original part of which is dated circa 1850. The property has undergone a full renovation by owners who bought it ten years ago; paying homage to the traditional heritage of this beautiful building they have created a home perfect for a modern rural lifestyle.

The cottage has a great deal of character with rooms configured to create a surprising amount of space. During the renovation we also replaced the barn, renovated the stables, created cottage gardens and revived and replanted hedgerows. The house has gorgeous views over the south-facing garden and paddocks, plus all the privacy you’d expect from a detached property. It’s the ideal home to enjoy a peaceful country life yet be close to all the amenities you could possibly need. There’s a pub and church within walking distance, a shop a short drive away and excellent nearby places to shop, eat out, or enjoy a round of golf. One can be in central London within 40 minutes by train, Mr P commuted to London for eight years and for the past two has enjoyed working from home and travelling for meetings when needed. Ash is perfectly positioned for major road networks yet is completely undisturbed by traffic noise.

We love the space here, both inside and out. The uninterrupted views to the rear offer glorious big skies, both day and night. The house is wonderful for entertaining and we’ve hosted some very special occasions here, from big family Christmases to our daughter’s wedding reception. We get on well with our neighbours, particularly those immediately to either side, they are always happy to take in a parcel deliveries and we feed their animals during holidays.

Mr P is very proud of the well-equipped gym and I love the country kitchen, which has also doubled up as nursery for several litters of puppies. We really enjoy the peaceful country life and the space to enjoy our five horses & ponies and our dogs. For equestrian pursuits, there are bridle-paths close by, and the local equestrian centre, which holds frequent dressage and show-jumping competitions, is a 10-minute hack.

There are excellent grammar and independent schools in nearby Cobham, Dartford, Tonbridge and Rochester. We will be taking very happy memories of our children’s late teens and early twenties with us, they absolutely loved their post-school years in Ash before they flew the nest.


Location    Ash is a small village located in the district of Sevenoaks. It shares the parish of Ash-cum-Ridley with the nearby village of Ridley. The London Golf Club is located in the village, which hosts the European Open on the PGA European Tour. The village offers a church and public house yet is within easy driving distance of shops and schools at New Ash Green, Hartley and Longfield which offers mainline railway station to London Victoria and international railway station at Ebbsfleet providing a 17 minute link to London St Pancras and both stations also provide services to the Channel Ports.

Directions    From Fine & Country North West Kent proceed along Ash Road, at the roundabout turn right onto Chapel Wood Road, follow the road along passing the White Swan public house on your right, continue along The Street where you will find the property along on the right hand side.

Transport Information    Ash benefits from proximity to Dartford, Sevenoaks, Eynsford, Otford and good transport links with access to A2/M2, A20/M20, M25 linking to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports, London, Bluewater and the International railway station at Ebbsfleet.The commuter is also well served by a coach service running from the area to London, together with main line railway station at Longfield 2.6 miles (4.1 km) to London Victoria.

Education    Please check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.

Golf Clubs    Redlibbets: 0.8 miles
The London Golf Club: 0.8 miles

Health Clubs    Brands Hatch Place: 1.2 miles
Mecure Dartford Brands Hatch Hotel & Spa: 1.9 miles
Reynolds Retreat: 4.9 miles
David Lloyds: 6.5 miles

Useful Information    We recognise that buying a property is a big commitment and therefore recommend that you visit the local authority website for more helpful information about the property and local area before proceeding.

Counciil Tax    We are informed this property is in council tax band G, you should verify this with Sevenoaks District Council.

Tenure    The vendor advises us that this property is Freehold. Should you proceed with the purchase of the property your solicitor must verify these details

Appliances/Services    The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full efficient working order.

Measurements    All measurements are approximate and therefore may be subject to a small margin of error.

Viewing    Strictly via Fine & Country North West Kent



 

Last Modified 08/10/2020

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