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The Dower House, Dene Park

The Dower House is an impressive country home with indoor swimming pool set in landscaped gardens and grounds of 3.5 acres. Dating from 1991 with a later addition by the current owners in 2003, the five-bedroom property is within an exclusive private estate on the edge of the sought-after village of Shipbourne. 

The elegant and well-proportioned accommodation is arranged over four floors and is immaculately presented. Features include bespoke fitted furniture throughout the house including the kitchen, a water softener, central vacuum system and an upgraded underfloor heating system with wireless individual room thermostats. 

The triple aspect sitting room features an attractive stone fireplace and the dining room leads to the spacious conservatory, which has beautiful views over the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is also triple aspect, fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke hand painted wall and base cupboards, and a two-oven gas Aga. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a study and a cloakroom. 

On the lower ground floor is a games room with direct access outside, a spacious utility room, large airing cupboard, cloakroom, wine cellar and access to the integral garaging. From the lower ground floor, stairs rise to the spacious and light triple-height galleried reception hall, where an elegant staircase leads to the galleried first floor landing, with an outlook to the front. There are two bedrooms arranged over this floor, both with fitted wardrobes and well-appointed en suite bathroom suites with separate power shower cubicles. The principal bedroom also has a dressing room and an impressive balcony with far reaching views. The guest bedroom has access to the roof terrace, also with wonderful views.

The second floor comprises three further well-proportioned bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes, and a well-appointed family bathroom with separate power shower, a landing with a large storage cupboard, and a loft hatch to a fully boarded attic space. 

The indoor swimming pool is an exceptional space that has been expertly designed, built and finished to the highest standards. There is a spa, lounge area with direct access to the terrace, space for a large flat screen television, invisible speaker system and Lutron controlled lighting, two separate fully tiled changing rooms with WC, wash basin, walk-in power shower and wall mounted hair dryer. There is separate access from the front of the house to the pool area. 

The garaging comprises three integral garages with electrically operated doors and a separate detached timber frame garage with an oak framed log store to one side. 

The Dower House is approached by a gated gravelled driveway flanked with lawns and woodland to one side and planted with heather, azalea and rhododendrons to the other. The driveway leads down to the garaging and to a turning circle with a centrally planted bed and a large parking area. A balustrade terrace is to the side and rear of the house, providing an ideal area for al fresco entertaining with elevated views across the gardens, lake and countryside beyond. The gardens offers woodland walks, terraced beds and established and varied planting, together with numerous trees and shrubs. There is also a lake which is stream fed and has an attractive summer house with a sun deck. To the south is a further pond and the whole garden enjoys southerly views across farmland. There is also a large timber framed garden furniture shed. 

The occupants of The Dower House enjoy the use of the communal maintained grounds around the mansion and have use of the tennis court. 

The Dower House is three miles from Tonbridge and seven miles from Sevenoaks, which both offer comprehensive shopping, and there are mainline railway services from Tonbridge, Hildenborough and Sevenoaks to Cannon Street/ Charing Cross, and from Borough Green to Victoria. 

Richard Smith of Savills Sevenoaks says: The Dower House is an impressive and imposing home on the edge of the sought-after village of Shipbourne. The gorgeous gardens and grounds provide a wonderful backdrop.” 

The Dower House is being marketed by Savills for a guide price of £3,250,000. For more information, contact Savills Sevenoaks on 01732 789700