Mr Clarke Likes :
The spacious interior
Guide Price £1m-£1.1m. This beautiful characterful family home is situated on a prestigious road in Otford and benefits from four double bedrooms, spacious reception rooms, large driveway and garden, as well as being under a mile from Otford station.
The picturesque porch with wisteria draped across, leads you in to a spacious entrance hall with winding staircase to the first floor. Double wood doors with stained glass side panels, lead you in to the living room with a lovely bay window and seat, as well as a feature fireplace and double patio doors looking out to the beautiful rear garden. The dining room also benefits from a bay window and is able to accommodate a table for eight people. The kitchen/breakfast room has been recently updated and looks out over the rear garden, as well as providing a separate utility area.
Up the winding stairs, you arrive on the spacious landing with large rear facing window looking out over the garden. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes with hidden doors leading to the new en-suite bathroom with separate shower and sunken bath. There are a further three double bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes and the family bathroom. The added bonus is the loft room, which has been done in a way that still provides plenty of storage space in the other half of the remaining space.
Mrs Clarke likes :
The beautiful wisteria over the entrance porch
Outside to the front is a large driveway with space for multiple cars and access to the integrated garage with electric door. There is side access to the stunning rear garden with sizeable patio area, lovely lawn area and flower borders, an apple tree and the added bonus of a trout stream running through ancient ruins at the end of the garden.
- Style : Beautiful 1950's family home
- Setting : In the picturesque village of Otford
- Three words : History. Character. Garden.
Our favourite part
The picturesque house with stunning wisteria./
A perfect English village
Nestling at the foot of the beautiful North Downs, Otford is a thriving village on the River Darent with a past steeped in history.
Otford Village is picturesque place to call home. It is only a few miles from Sevenoaks town centre but is lovely and peaceful. Otford High Street has been deemed a conservation area. Here you will find many beautiful historic houses and cottages dating back to the 15th century and beyond. They are still being used as family homes today and are therefore not open to the public, but it is still possible to admire their beauty and architecture. Look out for Broughton Manor, Pickmoss, a timber-framed hall house, and The Old Parsonage, to name but a few.
While many villages have lost their local stores, Otford has maintained an impressive selection of specialist outlets and curiosity shops. Take a wander down the High Street and you'll find a milliner, a designer dress shop, an art gallery, plus jewellery and antique dealers., several pubs and a restaurant. There is a village primary school and nursery, a recreation ground and playground for small children.
Otford is a thriving community and this can be measured by the number of organisations, clubs and sports that flourish in the village. There are also plenty of venues for them to use, including the Church Hall and the Memorial Hall which stand almost next to each other alongside the free car park that leads into the recreation ground. Every weekend visitors will find some kind of entertainment in one of the venues. Music lovers should also keep an eye out for the regular Otford Rock gigs featuring professional bands and held in the Memorial Hall.
Fancy a drink or a bite to eat? Get yourself a cuppa and a cake in the Willow Tea Rooms overlooking Otford Pond. Alternatively, the four pubs in Otford High Street are well known for their delicious menus. The Woodman and The Crown date from the 18th century. The Bull has many traditional features including two impressive fireplaces, and The Horns is an old 15th-century London to Brighton coaching stop. Halfway between is The Forge House restaurant, where you can enjoy a meal surrounded by many period features.
There are two private prep schools in the area: St Michael's school and Russell House School. Otford railway station provides services to London on the Victoria/Blackfriars line on to St Pancras. Sevenoaks mainline station is approximately 3 miles away and provides frequent services to London Bridge/ Charing Cross. There is also easy access to the M25 which can be joined to the west of Sevenoaks at Chevening.
Local life around Otford
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: It's all about the antiques
- Pubs: You can't go wrong at The Bull
- Walks: Endless countryside walks along the river
- Loft Room
- Four double bedrooms
- Beautiful garden
- Generous reception rooms
- Living room - 21.3ft x 11.11ft
- Dining room - 16.11ft x 13.4ft
- Kitchen/breakfast room - 15.4ft x 11.9ft
- Master bedroom - 11.10ft x 11.4ft
- Bedroom two - 13.4ft x 12.2ft
- Bedroom three - 11.11ft x 9.10ft
- Bedroom four - 11.11ft x 8.11ft