A simply exceptional 5-bedroom, architecturally designed contemporary home, ideally located in a generous setting, within walking distance of the beautiful village of Ivy Hatch and close to Sevenoaks town with its extensive amenities and mainline station.
Greenboughs is a truly exceptional, totally unique and recently constructed family home which has been individually designed with a real eye to detail, making the internal and external spaces both practical and beautiful. The accommodation has a lovely flow, embracing open-plan living and taking advantage of the natural incline of the land. The expansive sliding doors, which are a feature of many of the rooms, ensure that every room is flooded with natural light whilst enjoying fabulous views and access to the beautiful rear garden.
The garden is a real draw as well: it has a feeling of privacy created by the wooded area and the numerous mature trees including oaks and Scots pines. There is a large expanse of lawn flanked by specimen trees, a large and newly built garden store, a treehouse and rope swings. The current owner is a professional gardener, and as a result this is a real plantsman’s garden, with bedding providing year-round colour and interest.
From the front, the house was designed to sit inconspicuously within its mature and leafy setting, with curved walls providing privacy as well as creating private garden spaces for two of the bedrooms. There is a generous gravel driveway providing ample parking for multiple cars. To the left is the over-size open car port, adjacent to the secure garage with electric up-and-over door. There is also a recently fitted podpoint fast charger for electric cars.
The garden to the rear is laid predominantly to lawn and is surrounded by mature trees and shrubs, with plentiful beds well stocked to provide year round interest. Two large terraces flank the entire rear of the property, perfect for entertaining or for outdoor movie nights! There is also feature lighting, plus a garden tap and outside power. All in all this is a wonderfully secluded and peaceful space. Finally, the property benefits from existing planning permission for a garden studio and swimming pool should the new owner wish to add to the feature list of this very special home.
The uniqueness of this property has to be one of its ultimate charms. Any self-builder looking to build their own home will know how rare it is to find a plot that provides space, privacy and room to create a truly exceptional property. As soon as you enter and then move through the house, you appreciate how successfully this has been achieved, with a thoughtful layout that makes the most of its surroundings. The result is an utterly intriguing house, nestling well into its generous plot.
Ivy Hatch is a picturesque and much sought-after hamlet with a wonderful sense of community. Ightham Mote, the beautiful National Trust property, is on the doorstep and the village benefits from aa fabulous pub in the form of The Plough, which serves excellent food throughout the week. The Chaser in nearby Shipbourne is also well worth a visit. Ightham tennis club is close by and the neighbouring village of Plaxtol also has a range of societies and clubs, including a range of sporting options including a cricket and tennis club, WI, children’s pre-school and even a theatre group. The area itself is of historical significance: the Romans settled here and Ightham Mote (with fabulous tea rooms!) is within easy walking distance. 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 6 miles away. The fast and frequent train service to London (London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross) means that the City is just over 30 minutes away, with the West End accessible in slightly more time. 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 International Baccalaureate (IB) for many years now.