Superb period village home of character with an impressive interior, set within wonderful gardens with a swimming pool.
This impressive family home dates from the 1830s with gothic influences, which has been the subject of complete refurbishments and expansion by the current owners. The property retains many character features which are enhanced by exquisitely appointed fittings and embellishments. The versatile accommodation provides wonderful areas for entertaining, and family living and is arranged over two floors with charming views over the beautiful, landscaped gardens. Within the garden is a heated swimming pool and a couple of outbuildings, currently utilised as a gym and garden storage.
The principal reception rooms comprise a drawing room and sitting room, both with bay windows and impressive fireplaces. The family room has an oriel window and a fireplace with wood burning stove. This room is open to the double aspect study which has direct access to the side garden. Approached from the sitting room is a charming conservatory with wonderful views over the gardens.
The stunning triple aspect cinema room has a high ceiling and automatic black out blinds, surround sound and projector unit set within the ceiling and lowered electronically. The room also features a highly specified stainless steel bar with appliances including a wine cooler and glass washer.
Located within the extension is the exceptional kitchen/dining/family room which is triple aspect with a bay window and doors to the terrace, sliding doors to the kitchen courtyard together with roof lights over and an outlook to the side garden. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke contemporary wall cupboards with a complementing island unit and breakfast table and polished concrete flooring. There is extensive storage and integral appliances by Miele.
Adjoining the kitchen is a utility room, shower room and access to the terrace; and from the inner hall is access to a cloakroom and cellar providing wine storage.
Arranged over the first floor is the principal suite which comprises a generous double aspect bedroom, a well-appointed dressing room and a luxuriously appointed en suite bathroom with walk-in shower with twin shower heads, twin sinks and an oval bath.
There are four further double bedrooms, two with en suite shower/bathrooms and two have a connecting Jack and Jill shower room.
The house is approached via an electronically operated gated entrance over a driveway, culminating in a turning circle providing parking and leading to the integral double garage which has an electrically operated ladder rising to ample storage on the first floor.
The delightful, landscaped gardens are a real feature of the house and provide a beautiful outlook, being principally laid to lawn with established trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders. The swimming pool is surrounded by a generous paved terrace with inset lighting and Wi-Fi. Steps lead to the house where the terracing continues and leads to one side and a charming courtyard adjacent to the kitchen. In the garden is a characterful two storey brick building used as a garden implement store, a vegetable garden and a further timber building with power and light, currently used as a gym. The gardens provide a high degree of privacy, and the total area amounts to about 1.36 acres.
David Johnston, head of residential sales at Savills in Sevenoaks, says: ‘I love the space, finish and position of Kennards and just how much it has to offer for a family, with the convenience of the village, countryside and nearby Hildenborough station.’
Kennards is situated on the edge of the sought-after village of Leigh, with its active village community, village green, village store, public house and hairdresser. A range of excellent state and public schools, both at primary and secondary level, can be found in the locality of Kennards. Leigh also boasts both a cricket and tennis club and further golf and fitness centres can be found within the neighbouring towns and villages.
Kennards is being marketed by Savills with a guide price of £3,350,000.