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5 bed detached house for sale
Granville Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13

5 beds
4 baths
4 receptions
Council tax band:
Not available
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Points of interest

Property location

Nearby amenities

  • St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, Sevenoaks0.3 miles
  • Sevenoaks0.3 miles
  • Lady Boswell's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Sevenoaks0.4 miles
  • Bat & Ball1.2 miles

These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.

Features and description

  • Freehold
  • Handsome double fronted Victorian villa
  • Fabulous central location under half a mile of both the town and the station
  • Skilfully extended
  • Many delightful period details within contemporary styling
  • Garage and off road parking.
Within the Conservation Area yet under a half mile of Sevenoaks High Street, a handsome, detached Victorian residence of great stature, set within colourful, well-established gardens. Designed and constructed in the 1890s for the local philanthropist Henry Swaffield - who was responsible for donating various sites within the town for important public buildings such as the Sevenoaks Library and Methodist Church and who funded the bandstand – the house retains much marvellous period detailing of the era. Exteriors are of mellow brick under a tall, pitched roof with intricately carved gable ends and large sash windows. The house has been totally transformed by the present owners during their period of ownership, ensuring a sympathetic restoration of the many period features at the same time as updating and upgrading the infrastructure. This has resulted in an exceptional marriage of architectural detailing, sophisticated styling and family living. The extensive accommodation extends to in excess of 3,570 square feet and is elegantly laid out over two floors. Tall ceilings with ornate and intricate coving and ceiling roses, deep skirting boards, a variety of fireplace styles including some magnificent marble examples, polished oak floors and panelled internal doors with lovely, original brass door furniture, are some of the nineteenth century features. Four gracious reception rooms lead off from the wide reception hall and include the drawing, dining and sitting rooms, each with its own magnificent fireplace. The marvellous kitchen/dining/living room is formed from a skilful extension added by the current owners, which has a large ceiling lantern, bi-folding doors to the garden, a gas effect, wood burning stove and is comprehensively furnished with wall and base units, a central island, Corian work surfaces, Neff and Bosch integrated appliances and a three oven Aga intelligent management system cooker. Beyond is a utility/boot room, a walk in larder and a cloakroom/shower room.
An elegant, easy rising Victorian staircase leads to the spacious first floor landing, where there is access to a large boarded loft. The principal bedroom suite consists of a large bedroom area with views of the rear garden, supported by a dressing room and large en-suite bathroom with separate shower cabinet and underfloor heating. There are four further large bedrooms, each with charming fireplaces with two sharing a ‘Jack and Jill’ shower room and there is a family bathroom with a shower and bath, this also has underfloor heating.

The property is approached via a tiled path, passing through the front garden, to the entrance porch. To one side is a shared access to garaging, of which the right-hand garage belongs to Cornwall House where there is also off road parking for one vehicle. To the front, the garden has herbaceous borders and lawns, whilst to the rear there is a stone paved terrace for outdoor entertaining and a mature enclosed garden with established hedging, a variety of mature trees and shrubs as well as a large, level lawn.

Renowned for its local history and beautiful open spaces such as Knole Park and Sevenoaks Common, the area is surrounded by glorious countryside and is yet under thirty minutes by train from the West End and City of London. The town itself has a marvellous selection of nationally known stores and supermarkets, interspersed with boutiques, specialist stores, bars, cafes and restaurants. Schooling is excellent at both primary and secondary levels and includes sought-after grammar schools, primaries and junior schools such as St Thomas’, Riverhead and Amherst, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge public schools and prep schools such New Beacon, Granville School, Solefields and Sevenoaks Prep. There are many sporting venues with local golf at Nizels, Wildernesse and Knole, rugby, cricket, tennis and football clubs, sailing at Chipstead and a network of public foot and bridle paths.

Additional Information
Tenure: Freehold
Services: All mains services
Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council.
Council Tax Band H

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