Set at the edge of Bessels Green, close to the village of Chipstead, Sunnycrest is a fine, detached family house which has been the subject of a skilful and imaginative programme of restoration and extension. Ensuring that modern principals and design chic are to the fore, the present owners have set about creating a comfortable and practical family home, which is also presented with great style and aplomb. Extending to approximately 4000 square feet (excluding the garaging), the accommodation is laid out over two floors and arranged to combine open plan and defined living space. Fitted with a comprehensive six camera intruder alarm system (operable from a mobile phone) which allows for lock, leave and surveillance from anywhere in the world, the exteriors are of whitewashed render with large, powder coated double glazed windows under a pitched tiled roof, whilst internally there is wiring for a Sonos sound system, plantation shutters, heritage style radiators, wooden floors throughout the ground floor along with porcelain tiles in the utility room and bath/shower rooms. Crittal style glazed room dividers, floor to ceiling windows, French doors and large sky lights allow for maximum natural light penetration and the oak staircase has been specifically designed. The drawing room enjoys a wood burning stove for chilly days, whilst the study could also serve as an ideal TV snug. With tall French doors leading out to a covered loggia and wall to wall windows, the kitchen/dining/family room is a marvellous combination of style and practicality. Furnished with a range of painted cabinetry finished with granite work surfaces and a large central island, the kitchen area is superbly appointed with Miele integrated appliances including a wine cooler, coffee maker and a hot water tap as well as an electric four oven Aga with bolt-on. The first floor is given over to five bedrooms supported by four bath/shower rooms. The principal suite is a large and spacious area with a vaulted ceiling and picture window framing the view of the garden, fitted dressing area and wonderful en-suite bathroom.
The property is approached via tall electric, sliding gate with entry system, leading on to a large parking and turning, brick paviour drive. The double garage is integral to the property and has space for two cars as well as storage/work shop space. Extending in total to just under half an acre, the gardens have been landscaped to provide colourful herbaceous borders and extensive terracing adjoins the rear of the house, which is ideal for outdoor entertaining, whilst beyond a large swathe of lawn extends to the far boundary.
Sunnycrest lies on the outskirts of the popular village of Chipstead, which offers day-to-day amenities including a chapel, church, two public houses and a 74-acre lake used for angling and sailing with nearby Riverhead offering a wider range of facilities including local shops and supermarket.
Nearby Sevenoaks boasts a theatre, comprehensive selection of shops, restaurants and supermarkets including Waitrose and M&S together with sporting facilities including a leisure centre, golf at Knole and Wildernesse, as well as various football, rugby, cricket and tennis clubs. Road and rail communications links are excellent with trains from Sevenoaks station offering excellent and speedy connections to London and connections to the national motorway network and airports via the A21 and M25 J5.
The Sevenoaks area is renowned for the excellent schooling available at primary and secondary levels, in both the state and primary sectors, including Riverhead Infants’ School Amherst Junior School, grammar schools in Orpington, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, together with independent schools such as Sevenoaks and Tonbridge public schools, Walthamstow Hall, The New Beacon, Radnor House and Sevenoaks Prep.
Beautifully presented detached house
Fabulous open plan kitchen/dining/living room