High Elms Road, Downe, Orpington
Guide price £1,300,000
Chelsfield: 01689 862770
A charming flint cottage surrounded by the High Elms golf course and Country Park enjoying woodlands, flower gardens and wildflower meadows. Croft Cottage is situated close to the North Downs in Farnborough and Downe village which is an area of historical interest which includes Down House, the former home of Charles Darwin and his family. The cottage was built circa 1750 and offers spacious accommodation with many original features, including sash windows, oak latch doors, brick fireplace and Kent peg tiles. The ground floor comprises, entrance hallway, 18ft country style kitchen/breakfast with Aga, butler sink and larder, adjacent snug/sitting room with log burning stove, separate dining room and lounge with oak flooring, log burning stove and french doors to the garden. The property also benefits from a boot room with stable door and further storage, utility room and cloakroom. To the first floor there is a spacious landing, ensuite bathroom to master with views over the countryside, free standing bath and walk-in wardrobe. There are a further three double bedrooms, some with feature fireplaces and a shower room with corner enclosure and oak flooring. The grounds are secluded with a sylvan setting offering a variety of mature trees and shrubs, Japanese Maple, Scots Pine and Horse Chestnut. You will find a natural pond with waterfall, summerhouse, flower beds and several patio seating areas where you can sit and relax. The cottage is approached via a gravel driveway with electric gates and has the benefit of an oak framed barn style garage for two vehicles. Please note the property has oil fired central heating and cesspit. The property is within a short drive of the amenities in Green Street Green, Chelsfield and Knockholt stations. Further shopping facilities can be found in Bluewater and the M25 can be joined allowing easy access to most major road networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Education is well catered for and leisure facilities including horse riding are close by. Please note: The vendors are converting a neighbouring property which has shared access.