A fascinating Grade II listed period residence of great character, the original hall dating from about 1500, being a timber framed building with a tiled gable facing the road and with a projecting chimney stack on the corner. There is exposed timber framing except on the first floor right which is tile hung, there are various 19th century casements. The smithy buildings are weather boarded, all with tiled roofs.
It was last occupied as a smithy in the mid 1950's, Miss Dorothy Brown was the daughter of the last blacksmith and lived at the cottage until about 1982, it was after this that major renovations were carried out, an extension to the smithy building was built about ten years ago to provide a sun room/office with the internal retention of the original well.
Internally the property retains many period features including an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, exposed timbers and original floors and doors.
A beautiful picturesque village on the banks of the River Darent. The village offers a small shop, a number of pubs, a tea room, primary school, church, and aircraft museum. Shoreham Station (Thameslink route to Blackfriars and St Pancras). The station also serves Sevenoaks with its fast train service to London and the coast
The village has a good community feel and organises a number of events throughout the year including the duck race, fete, garden safari, midsummer festival. Heavy horse show, theatre and many more..
More comprehensive shopping and further educational facilities can be found at Sevenoaks about six miles away. M25 access at junctions 3,4 or 5.
The front door is on the Forge Way frontage and opens to the
With radiator, exposed timbers and stairs to the first floor, door to
A comfortable room with inglenook fireplace with brick surround and piers, bressumer beam and log burning stove, there are double aspect windows, exposed timbers and a radiator.
Fitted with a range of wall and base units including a small breakfast bar. Raeburn range cooker, four ring electric hob, oven, extractor fan and microwave. Single drainer single bowl stainless steel sink unit.
Dining Room And Study
An open plan area at a slightly lower level with log burning stove to the chimney breast, radiator, exposed timbers, stable style door to the garden and door with stairs down to
With storage cupboards and door to
With W.C., Butlers style sink, hand basin, Grant oil boiler, radiator, part tiled walls and tiled floor.
With radiator, wardrobe cupboard and cupboard with hot water cylinder.
A double aspect room with radiator
With radiator and hand basin.
With enclosed bath with separate power shower over, W.C., hand basin, radiator and tiled walls.
With loft access for storage.
With radiator, eaves storage and sloping ceilings.
The Smithy Building
With vehicular access from the High Street through double doors and providing garaging for two vehicles. The building has a vaulted timbered ceiling, two chimneys, and the original bellows. To the back of the smithy is a
With radiator, the room was built on the foundations of the original pump house and the old well is still accessible. The room has double doors opening out to the
Which is mature and well stocked with a water feature, lawn, a brick paved terrace, trees and shrubs, a brick path leading to a productive vegetable garden from which there is a parking area for two cars with gates onto Forge Way. To the front of Forge Cottage is an additional small area of garden with cast iron railings which are understood to have been made by the blacksmith in the forge.
Route To View
From our office at Otford proceed into the village on reaching the duck pond, turn right and proceed up the hill passing the station on the right hand side. Folow the road round to the left and continue for about 1.5 miles turning left immediately before Shoreham Station into Station Road, continue into the village and into Church Street. At the t-Junction turn right into the High Street when the property will be found on the right.