Westerham, Kent, TN16 1PW
This detached bungalow was originally constructed in the 1980’s, set amidst pretty mature grounds of about 4.5 acres. Internally, there is the benefit of oil fired central heating and most rooms have views over the gardens.
The original planning permission for the bungalow stated “The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed, or last employed, in the locality in agriculture, as defined in Section 290 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971”.
* Entrance Hall, access to roof space
* 3 bedrooms
* Bathroom with white suite
* Lounge, sliding patio doors to front terrace, further doors to:
* Conservatory, double and single doors to gardens
* Kitchen/Breakfast Room, long work surface, inset stainless steel sink unit, all with cupboards and drawers below. Equipment space, cupboard housing Perrymatics oil fired boiler
* Utility Room, door to garden
* Central heating from radiators
* Part double glazing
* Feature grounds. Within the gardens there is a long private driveway providing ample parking space. To the rear of the bungalow, there are steps to 2 raised lawns. Further secluded lawned areas. Numerous specimen trees
* Detached timber garage
* About 4.5 acres in all
* Local Authority – Sevenoaks
* Extensive brick built bothy – currently arranged as 4 rooms, kitchen, shower room, 3 store rooms, double & single garages, 2 further storage areas
* 2 large attached greenhouses
* 2 further large glass houses
* Polly tunnels
A unique and rare opportunity to acquire a walled nursery garden in a private and glorious greenbelt location. Enclosed within the walled nursery, is a large single storey bothy cottage.
The Bothy and walling are thought to be about 100 years old and part of the Weardale Estate. Weardale Manor fell into disrepair in the late 1930’s and no longer exists. It is believed that Sir Winston Churchill acquired the walled garden in the 1940’s to add to his Chartwell home. More recently, the nursery was in private ownership and operated as a productive retail enterprise, although the business closed some years ago. The buildings now require complete refurbishment therefore French Street Nursery presents buyers with a blank canvass. Purchasers are advised to take planning advice with regard to their own specific requirements.
The enclosed nursery extends to 1.9 acres. Beyond the walled garden there is a further 1.4 acres, which includes the driveway and an area of woodland. 3.3 ACRES IN ALL.
The name of French Street appears to derive from when the locality was under the ownership of John le Frenche, in the 13th century. Illustrious former residents of the area include the 16th century religious reformer, John Frith, Major General James Wolfe and, of course, Sir Winston Churchill who chose the nearby Chartwell as his long term family home. The sale of The Nursery represents a rare opportunity to purchase a private retreat in this wonderful location.
The property is situated in a secluded position on the outskirts of the highly sought-after area of Westerham, adjacent to acres of National Trust woodland, providing delightful walks. A long track leads across a farmland estate to the private entrance of both the Nursery and the Bungalow. The historic village with its shops, restaurants and church is surprisingly only 1.5 miles away.
The property is also conveniently located for the M25 (junctions 5 and 6), providing links to the national motorway network, London, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the Channel Tunnel and the Kent coast. Sevenoaks station is 6.5 miles to the east providing mainline links to London Bridge, London Waterloo East, London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street. Sevenoaks High Street is a further 0.6 of a mile with a comprehensive range of shops, restaurants and commercial facilities. Oxted is 5 miles to the west with a mainline station to London Victoria, as well as cinema and leisure centre.