Designed and constructed by the renowned developers Millgate Homes in 2008, Verulam House is an impressive, detached Georgian style residence with exceptionally well-proportioned accommodation arranged over 4 floors. Features include a bespoke fitted kitchen by Mark Wilkinson with appliances by Falcon and Miele, Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware with Philippe Starck taps, under floor heating, sash windows and an integrated audio visual system. The principal reception rooms on the ground floor provide excellent formal entertaining areas and have been enhanced by the addition of a large orangery by David Salisbury which has access to a large south facing terrace. The lower ground floor is given over to a billiard room and study with a shower room and storage areas such as a wine cellar and could be easily rearranged to form a separate annexe if so required.
Bedrooms are arranged over the upper two levels and are both well appointed and spacious. The master bedroom suite enjoys a south facing, private balcony, an en-suite bathroom and two dressing areas. Three further first floor bedrooms each have fitted wardrobes and en suite facilities, whilst the second floor is given over to two bedrooms, which have far reaching views of the North Downs and a store room.
The property stands in an exclusive gated development of just 8 houses on the outskirts of the popular village of Ide Hill with a primary school, village store, post office, church and public house. The surrounding area is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty including extensive woodland owned by the National Trust. Emmetts Gardens, with stunning views over Kent, are within walking distance. The larger commuter town of Sevenoaks (5.3 miles) provides supermarkets, high street retailers and a wide range of pubs, coffee shops and restaurants. Secondary Schools include Judd Boys Grammar, Weald of Kent and Tonbridge Girls Grammar and Knole Academy. Private Schools include Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Public Schools, Sevenoaks and New Beacon Preparatory Schools, Radnor House in Sundridge, and Walthamstow Hall School in Sevenoaks. Transport links include Sevenoaks Station with direct fast services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street (from 26 minutes) and Otford which is on the mainline to Victoria. Both Sevenoaks and Otford stations have Thameslink services to Blackfriars, King’s Cross St. Pancras and beyond. The M25 and A21 interchange at Chevening (3.3 miles) provides access to London, Daretford Tunnel, south coast and Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
The well established landscaped gardens surround the house and are principally laid to lawn with well stocked beds and borders planted with a variety of specimen plants, shrubs and trees providing year round colour. To the rear of the house, approached from the orangery and garden room, a wide south facing terrace ideal for entertaining gives way to the main lawn. Beyond the gardens is an area of woodland with deciduous trees. In all the grounds extend to about 3.2 acres (1.3 hectares).
There is a communal gated park and woodland which is shared by the eight houses on the estate and amounts to about 25 acres (10 hectares) with woodland walks and children's play areas.
Services: Mains water and electricity, shared private drainage, LPG gas, gas-fired central heating
Handsome detached residence in a gated private estate
Adjoining National Trust woodland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Exceptional accommodation extending to just under 6000 sq ft
landscaped gardens with woodland.