- Substantial family house
- Exceptional southerly views
- Popular rural location
- Sevenoaks 5 miles
- 7 bedrooms, 5 reception rooms
- Tennis court
- Gardens and grounds
- Woodland of Special Scientific Interest
- EPC Rating = C
Striking and imposing property with exceptional accommodation, occupying a commanding position with superb far reaching views.
Rooks Hill House is set in a secluded location at the end of a no-through lane. The immediate location is within the Metropolitan Green Belt and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a local bus service to Sevenoaks.
Comprehensive Shopping: Sevenoaks (4.5 miles) provides supermarkets and other high street retailers as well as a multitude of Pubs and Restaurants. Victoria Place in Tunbridge Wells and Bluewater Shopping Centre in Dartford provide further facilities.
Mainline rail services: Sevenoaks (5 miles) to London Bridge/Cannon Street/Charing Cross.
Primary Schools: St Lawrence, Stone Street, Seal, Sevenoaks, Ightham and Plaxtol.
Secondary Schools: Judd Boys Grammar in Tonbridge, Weald of Kent and Tonbridge Girls Grammar in Tonbridge, Wildernesse Boys School in Sevenoaks and Sevenoaks School for Girls. KCC School Bus/local bus takes and returns pupils.
Private Schools: Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Secondary Schools. Walthamstow Hall Junior and Senior School for Girls. Sevenoaks, Solefields and New Beacon Preparatory Schools in Sevenoaks. St Michaels & Russell House Preparatory Schools in Otford. Radnor House in Sundridge.
Leisure Facilities: Bridlepaths and footpaths in the local area. Wildernesse Golf Club in Seal, Knole Golf Club in Sevenoaks and Nizels Golf and Leisure Centre in Hildenborough. Sevenoaks Swimming and Leisure Centre. Cricket, Hockey, Football and Rugby in the Sevenoaks Vine area. Sevenoaks also has a good range of restaurants and bistros together with The Stag Theatre and cinema.
Motorway Links: Junction 5 of the M25 at Chevening gives access to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. Alternatively Junction 4 of the M20 or junction 2A of the M26 at Wrotham Heath gives access to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel.
Rooks Hill House is an imposing property dating from the early 1900s which has been significantly extended by the present owners and finished to a high specification throughout. The house is set in a commanding yet secluded position with unsurpassed, far reaching views over the Weald of Kent. The versatile accommodation is of magnificent proportions with both formal and informal entertaining areas with the majority of the principal rooms benefitting from southerly views. The established gardens and grounds provide a high degree of privacy and amount to about 10.7 acres.
Bespoke kitchen by Arclinea, Lutron lighting, modern bathroom suites, radiator covers, multi pane double doors to the principal reception rooms, oak flooring, architraves, internal doors and staircases.
The principal reception rooms are all well proportioned. The drawing room with superb views, has an impressive open stone fireplace, and doors opening onto the rear terrace. The elegant dining room has an outlook over the gardens to the front, tiled floor and a shelved cupboard.
A sitting room with adjoining dining area has an outlook to the front and provides informal living. The family room has a picture window with far reaching views to the south, a door to the veranda and has an archway to the kitchen/breakfast room.
The study is fitted with a comprehensive range of bookshelves, a stone fireplace and direct access to the veranda.
The impressive and contemporary kitchen/breakfast room comprises an extensive range of bespoke wall and base units with a matching island unit by Arclinea. Granite work surfaces incorporate two sinks (one with waste disposal), and extends to provide a breakfast bar to the island unit. Appliances include an electric Aga, Gaggenau hob, Miele microwave, Miele dishwasher, Sub-Zero integral fridge, freezer drawers and wine fridge. There is a walk-in larder with shelving and space for a fridge freezer. Tiled flooring extends to the breakfast area where there is direct access to the rear terrace and a picture window with far reaching views.
A spacious boot room with extensive storage completes the ground floor accommodation.
Two elegant oak staircases rise to the first floor with an outlook to the front and side. An inner galleried landing, approached by the second staircase, has balconies to the front and rear.
The generous master suite comprises a bedroom with far reaching views to the south and an attractive bespoke oak and steel spiral staircase rising to the second floor dressing room with an excellent range of fitted wardrobes. The en suite bathroom comprises a bath, double shower cubicle, ‘his and hers’ vanity unit, W.C and bidet.
There are five further well proportioned bedrooms all with stylish en suite bathrooms. Four have stairs rising to a second floor study/sitting room, with two of these bedrooms having impressive double height vaulted ceilings. Three of the study/sitting rooms interconnect.
Arranged over the second floor is a suite of rooms which would be an ideal staff flat and comprises a sitting room with well appointed kitchen, a bedroom with superb elevated views to the south, and an en suite shower room, plus a further room which is currently being used as a gym. There is also a sauna and steam room completing this floor.
The house is approached through impressive stone pillars with wrought iron gates over a sweeping drive flanked on each side by attractive planting. The drive leads to the front of the house where there is a stone water feature providing a turning circle. The drive continues to the side where there is a pair of double garages and additional parking.
The gardens envelop the house and provide a stunning setting with sweeping lawns interspersed with mature trees and shrubs including rhododendrons, cherry, magnolia, pine and cedar trees and an orchard. To the rear is a paved terrace stretching the width of the property which provides an ideal area for al fresco with spectacular views. To one side is an attractive pond with aquatic planting and large rockery. The lawns to the rear are divided by elegant imperial stairs which lead to a lower lawn where there is a lavender border and a further paved area. Flanking the rear lawns are established banks of rhododendrons which frame the southerly views.
Within the grounds is a tennis court and a tennis house, with power, lighting and heating, enclosed by mature clipped yew hedging. There is a detached barn which provides storage arranged over two floors and could be converted to provide further ancillary accommodation subject to the necessary planning consents.
Square Footage: 11879 sq ft
Acreage: 10.7 Acres
From Sevenoaks High Street proceed in a northerly direction, continuing straight over the Pembroke Road traffic lights and take the right fork into Seal Hollow Road. Turn right (just before a telephone box) into Blackhall Lane. Proceed for approximately 1.1 miles then turn right onto Park Lane, passing the Bucks Head on your right hand side. Proceed for a further 1.5 miles and then turn left at the Fawke Common crossroads. After approximately 1.75 miles you will arrive in Bitchet Green. Turn right onto the no-through road. Continue to the end where the gates to Rooks Hill House will be found on the left.
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