SITUATION The property is set back well back from the road and is approached through remote opening gates and a sweeping tarmac driveway leading to a large gravel turning area offering ample parking and access to the main house and garage. Edenbridge is approximately two minutes drive away by car and has a range of local amenities, a large Waitrose supermarket, a hospital and a large leisure centre. There are excellent schools in the local area that include Hazelwood at Limpsfield Chart, Notre Dame at Lingfield and Hawthorns in Bletchingley plus the locally renowned state secondary school in Oxted. The property also lies within the catchment for the Grammar Schools in Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells. Sevenoaks which offers a further range of schools and shops is less than a twenty five minute drive away and has a railway station with direct links (30 minute journey time) into Central London. The property is conveniently positioned for transport links, including Hurst Green station which is only a short drive away, providing mainline links to London Victoria and London Bridge. The house is well placed for the motorway network and this can be accessed at junction six of the M25 approximately a twenty minute drive away. Gatwick airport lies a twenty five minute drive away from the property.
ENTRANCE HALLWAY An impressive arrival into the property the entrance hallway has parquet flooring, high ceilings, a large cast iron radiator, coving to the ceiling, a carpeted staircase leading up to the first floor and doors leading into the two front reception rooms and the breakfast room.
KITCHEN 14' 10" x 11' 10" (4.52m x 3.61m) The kitchen has a range of base and wall units, tiled flooring, tiled splash backs, a double glazed window, a corner stainless steel sink, a large Britannia eight burner range cooker with electric hood, a radiator, space for a dishwasher, space for a freestanding fridge/freezer. The room opens into the breakfast room in an open plan format.
BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 0" x 15' (4.57m x 4.57m) In an open plan format with the kitchen the breakfast room has a feature fireplace, exposed painted floorboards, double doors opening externally out onto the veranda, high ceilings with detailed cornicing and two doors leading back into the main hallway.
DINING ROOM 21' 0" x 13' 5" (6.4m x 4.09m) The dining room has twin aspect double glazed windows and double doors opening out onto the veranda, exposed painted floorboards, a feature fireplace (solid fuel), two radiators, high ceiling with detailed cornicing and the trap door leading to the cellar space.
CELLAR 13' 7" x 12' 2" (4.14m x 3.71m) The cellar is accessed via a hatch in the dining room. The space is dry underfoot and offers surprising head height. There is also external access via another set of steps and an external door/hatch.
DRAWING ROOM 28' 6" x 20' 6" (8.69m x 6.25m) An impressive room with parquet flooring, a feature fireplace (sold fuel)) with marble surround, a lovely bay window with fan lights, another bay window plus a further side window, high ceilings with coving and an ornate plaster molding to the center, three radiators and two doors leading back to the main hallway.
STUDY 12' 9" x 13' 11" (3.89m x 4.24m) The study has twin aspect double glazed windows, wood flooring, spotlights and a radiator.
UTILITY ROOM, WC & REAR LOBBY The utility room lies towards the rear of the house on the ground floor. There is space for white goods, a double glazed window, a sink base storage units. Adjacent to the utility room there is a further cloakroom, an external rear door plus another storage room used for the chest freezer and dry storage.
GAMES ROOM 28' 11" x 14' 2" (8.81m x 4.32m) The games room has carpeted flooring, two radiators, twin aspect windows and offers access into the adjacent conservatory.
CONSERVATORY 15' 9" x 10' 3" (4.8m x 3.12m) The conservatory provides a panoramic view of the gardens, grounds and swimming pool. The room is accessed from the games room via a set of double doors. There are also external doors opening out towards the swimming pool.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 21' 0" x 13' 5" (6.4m x 4.09m) Main double bedroom with an impressive window, double doors opening out onto the veranda, coving to the ceiling, a fireplace with a marble surround, two radiators and a door leading into the ensuite.
ENSUITE TO THE MASTER The ensuite has a feature freestanding bath, a double glazed window, a corner shower cubicle, a feature fireplace, a W/C, a hand basin with storage underneath, a radiator and a door leading back out to the landing.
BEDROOM TWO 16' 0" x 15' 1" (4.88m x 4.6m) Second double bedroom with coving to the ceiling, carpeted flooring, a fitted wardrobe, a feature fireplace, twin aspect double glazed windows and access to the balcony via double doors.
BEDROOM THREE 18' 1" x 15' 0" (5.51m x 4.57m) Third double bedroom with large fitted wardrobes to both sides, a feature fireplace, carpeted flooring and a large double glazed window.
BEDROOM FOUR 15' 11" x 13' 0" (4.85m x 3.96m) Fourth double bedroom with a fitted wardrobe, carpeted flooring, a double glazed window, coving to the ceiling and a door leading into the ensuite bathroom.
ENSUITE TO BEDROOM FOUR The half tiled ensuite bathroom has a bath with a shower screen and shower mixer tap, a W/C, a pedestal basin, a radiator, tiled flooring and a double glazed window.
FAMILY BATHROOM A modern family bathroom with a freestanding bath, a large walk-in shower cubicle with a rainfall shower head, a feature fireplace, tiled flooring and a double glazed window.
BEDROOM FIVE 14' 11" x 10' 3" (4.55m x 3.12m) The rear double bedroom has a double glazed window, carpeted flooring, large fitted wardrobes and a radiator.
BEDROOM SIX 17' 0" x 11' 3" (5.18m x 3.43m) A further double bedroom with twin aspect double glazed windows, carpeted flooring and a radiator.
LOFT ROOM + ATTIC SPACE 19' 10" x 12' 0" (6.05m x 3.66m) Located on the second and accessed via a staircase at the rear of the landing is the final bedroom. The room has two small double glazed windows, wood effect flooring and offers access via a door to the generous walk-in attic space.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS Eden Park is approached through remote opening electric gates via a long tarmac driveway flanked by carriage lighting and deep shrub borders with mature trees, which leads up to the gravel parking and turning area at the front of the house. There is a further parking area to the rear of the property leading to the detached garage block. There is also timber stable block comprising 3 loose boxes.
To the south of the house are two areas of lawn, a terrace overlooking the adjoining countryside and a vegetable garden. From the conservatory steps lead out onto a terrace which wraps around the swimming pool. A large decked seating area, accessed from the dining and breakfast rooms, leads onto the main area of garden where lawns stretch past an arbour of rhododendrons and fruit trees to a further area of garden north of the house. Beyond is a hard tennis court needing maintenance and about 3¾ acres of parkland with some magnificent trees.
DETACHED GARAGE BUILDING The detached garage building offers two garage bays, a large workshop and a former stables to the rear. This structure, in our opinion, offers excellent scope to convert into ancillary accommodation, we understand from the sellers that this would be possible under permitted development. The overall footprint of the garage and potting shed is approxamatley 850 sq ft with a steeply sloped attic space of 550 sq ft,
HISTORICAL NOTE Eden Park was the home of columnist Jean Rook, the First Lady of Fleet Street, between 1974 and 1991. She became famous for her critical and sharp-witted journalism for the Daily Express and the Daily Mail. She frequently entertained leading political and media figures at the property (then called South Riding) and wrote about the house fondly in her autobiography.
SERVICES Council Tax Band: G. Sevenoaks District Council.
PLATFORM PROPERTY NOTE Total Plot Size: 7 acres (tbv)
Total Square Footage including garage building: 6376.
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