The Orchard, Hale Street, East Peckham
186 Hale Street, East Peckham, TN12 5JB,
An elegant and substantial detached 7 bedroom Georgian home including additional annexe, set within a secluded plot of 2 acres and coming to the market for the first time in over 48 years.
- A substantial family home situated on the outskirts of the village of East Peckham.
- Elegant period property with many original features intact, such as sash windows, intricate cornicing, deep skirting boards and high ceilings.
- Just over 5300 sq. ft. of living accommodation across the main house and annexe.
- 4 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and large kitchen in main house.
- 30 ft. south facing drawing room with views across the lawned garden.
- Separate 3 bedroom annexe which could be incorporated into the main house.
- Secluded setting, with 2 acres of landscaped gardens, a swimming pool and various outbuildings.
- Every amenity provided by nearby Paddock Wood, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge town centres and their mainline stations within easy reach.
OverviewThe Orchard is a truly unique property, situated at the head of the approach to the village of East Peckham. The Grade II Listed house has been within the same family for the past 48 years, and accordingly provides a fantastic opportunity to be transformed into an exceptional residence. As is typical of this era, the house features large picture windows, high ceilings, fireplaces in many rooms, deep skirting boards and intricate cornicing. The annexe was added to the house in 2012, and accordingly provides additional flexible accommodation, all presented in first class order.
Externally, the house is well secluded from the road, with a large gravel driveway to the front. To the rear are the landscaped gardens, swimming pool and pool house. There are also many outbuildings, which could be used for storage, a home office or studio, depending on individual requirements.
Key FeaturesParticular points to note include:
The house has a very fine entrance hall, which serves the rest of the house. The wide staircase with galleried landing above, is flooded with light from the glass octagonal roof light, which although part covered could be restored to create a stunning centrepiece to the house. The hall also features elegant arched cornicing, and deep doorways. The floor is laid with its original oak boards.
There are three very fine reception rooms: a sitting room, drawing room and dining room. The dining room and sitting room feature original fireplaces and the high ceilings that extend throughout this house. The drawing room is a light and bright room, by nature of its multiple French doors and their southerly aspect over the garden. There is also a separate spacious study and anti-room to the drawing room.
The kitchen is a well proportioned room, with extensive wall units and a 4 oven EVERHOT. It has access to the utility room and larder.
The 4 bedrooms on the first floor are all a good size and have their original fireplaces, with the master also featuring dual aspect windows and an en-suite bathroom. There is a separate family bathroom.
There is also a cellar which is cool and dry and so provides the perfect space to store a wine collection.
The AnnexeAdded in 2012, this three bedroom property sits to the rear of the main house as you enter the drive, and therefore has a very independent feel. The accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a living room, snug, downstairs loo and kitchen, plus there is an additional first floor sitting room with access to the large roof terrace. This could continue to serve as separate accommodation for a nanny, family member, visiting guests or to provide an additional income stream. Alternatively it could be re-incorporated back into the main house very easily, to extend the main accommodation. The property is presented in excellent decorative order, and could also provide excellent lodgings while work was undertaken to the main house.
OutsideThe south-east facing landscaped grounds extend to 2 acres and are laid to terrace and lawn, with various “rooms” created from yew tree and other mature shrub hedging. There is a secluded pond, and swimming pool, complete with pool house. The southerly aspect ensures that the gardens are filled with sunshine all day long. To the left of the property, there are various outbuildings, which could suit a variety of needs including a space for home working, teenage den, studio or simply for additional storage. A large gravel drive sweeps to the front and the side of the property and leads to an open bay garage, providing ample space for parking.
LocationThe village of East Peckham is located in the heart of the Kent countryside and boasts a range of local facilities including a butchers, bakers, greengrocers, library, chemist and doctors. More comprehensive facilities can be found in nearby Paddock Wood, including a Waitrose supermarket and the mainline train station with frequent and fast services into central London. The vibrant spa town of Tunbridge Wells and the county town of Maidstone are only 25 minutes by car, both offering extensive commercial and leisure facilities. There are excellent links to the M20/M25 motorway network via Seven Mile Lane and there are a range of excellent primary, secondary and independent schools in the area. And if exploring the local countryside appeals, then there are a host of footpaths and bridleways on your doorstep. The market town of Sevenoaks, with its wide range of restaurants, shops, supermarkets and mainline station, is just 10 miles away, and the town of Tonbridge, 6 miles away. There is easy access to Eurostar at Ebbsfleet as well as London City and Gatwick airports. Both Tonbridge and Sevenoaks are well served by a range of excellent grammar schools, including Weald of Kent, Tonbridge Girls Grammar and The Judd. There are also many independent preparatory options, including Sevenoaks Prep, New Beacon and The Schools at Somerhill, and for secondary level, Tonbridge school and Sevenoaks School, the latter having very successfully delivered the Inter Baccalaureate(IB) for many years now.