- Stunning rural location
- Superb far reaching views
- Versatile accommodation
- 2 bedroom annexe
- Well presented and proportioned
- Established gardens
- Swimming pool
- Garage with office over
- EPC Rating = D
AN IMPOSING COUNTRY HOME OF CHARACTER WITH SUPERB FAR REACHING SOUTHERLY VIEWS
Roughway Cottage is situated in the much sought-after hamlet of Roughway where properties rarely come up for sale near to Dunks Green and Plaxtol village, in a designated 'quiet lane' under the Transport Act 2000.
Local Shopping: Plaxtol village has a village shop, public house and primary school and General Store/Post Office. Kings Hill offers a Waitrose, Asda and other shops and restaurants. Hadlow offers good local amenities catering for everyday needs including post office, greengrocers, bakers and pharmacy; it also has a primary school, doctors, dentist, library and agricultural college.
Comprehensive Shopping: Tonbridge provides supermarkets and other high street retailers as well as many Pubs and Restaurants, as does Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Bluewater Shopping Centre.
Mainline Rail Services: Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks to London Bridge/Cannon Street/Charing Cross. West Malling mainline station to London Victoria. Borough Green to London Victoria.
Primary Schools: Mereworth, Hadlow, Shipbourne and Plaxtol Secondary Schools: Judd Boys Grammar in Tonbridge, Tonbridge Girls Grammar in Tonbridge and Weald of Kent Girls Grammar School. Skinners School in Tunbridge Wells.
Private Schools: The Preparatory Schools at Somerhill, Hilden Oaks and Hilden Grange in Tonbridge. Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Public Schools.
Leisure Facilities: Nizels Golf and Fitness centre in Hildenborough. Poult Wood Golf Club, Tonbridge. Also in Tonbridge are outdoor and indoor swimming pools, the Angel Leisure Centre and a range of sporting clubs which include rugby, football, baseball, swimming and sailing. David Lloyd Tennis & Fitness Club at King's Hill.
Motorway Links: Excellent access to the motorway network at Wrotham Heath onto the M20, linking to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. The adjoining road networks offer links to London, Canary Wharf, the Dartford River Crossing, Bluewater Shopping Centre and the South Coast. There is also convenient road access to Channel Tunnel Stations at both Ashford International Station and Ebbsfleet International Station with high speed rail services into central London and Europe.
Roughway Hill is an impressive country home which dates from 1910 with a recent addition comprising a 2 bedroom annexe. The accommodation is well presented throughout and provides versatile living with the principal rooms benefiting from the superb southerly views. Character features include thumb latch oak doors, fireplaces and tiled and parquet flooring. The property sits in an elevated position surrounded by established gardens and grounds with glorious far reaching views to the south over the Bourne Valley.
A porch with oak front door leads to the generous entrance hall with an attractive fireplace with pine surround and decorative tiles slips, stairs rising to the first floor and access to the cloakroom and utility room.
The drawing room has an open fireplace with brick hearth and pine surround. This room has an adjoining library area with fitted book shelves and an outlook to the side. From the library is a door to the study with an outlook to the side.
Adjoining the drawing room is an Amdega conservatory with tiled flooring and stunning views over the garden and beyond. This room is currently being used as a dining room and has direct access to the rear terrace. Double doors and stone steps lead down to a charming double height orangery with exposed stone walls and superb views, together with direct access to the side garden.
The kitchen/breakfast/family room provides an ideal area for family living and benefits from direct access to the rear terrace and far reaching views. The Smallbone kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base cupboards including plate and wine racks. Appliances include a 2 oven Aga, Bosch oven with extractor fan over, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There is also a useful larder cupboard.
Stairs rise to the first floor landing where an airing cupboard is located.
The triple aspect master bedroom has an extensive range of fitted wardrobes and bookshelves. Double doors lead to the balcony where outstanding views can be enjoyed. The en suite bathroom comprises a bath, his and hers basins, W.C., and walk-in shower area.
There are two further bedrooms both with fine views with one having access to the south facing balcony.
The family bathroom is well appointed and benefits from far reaching views.
The attached annexe could easily be incorporated into the main house as there are connecting doors from the study on the ground floor and the landing on the second floor. The annexe has its own front door and hallway with a cloakroom having space for a washing machine. The Rencraft kitchen is well appointed including an American fridge, and open to the spacious living/dining room. This room has a fireplace and direct access to a paved terrace. Arranged over the first floor are two double bedrooms and a well appointed bathroom.
The house is approached over a sweeping drive which leads to a parking area and the timber frame double garage. The garage has a useful home office arranged over the first floor with an apex window to the south with marvellous views.
There is an additional parking area and single garage located on the lane with steps leading to the annexe.
The delightful gardens provide an attractive backdrop to the house with areas of lawn interspersed with a variety of trees, shrubs and well stocked beds. A paved south facing terrace provides an excellent area for al fresco entertaining and a place to sit and enjoy the views. A pedestrian gate leads to the enclosed pool area which has a paved edge swimming pool, a timber pool house and open views to the south. To one side of the plot is an area of woodland where a charming tree house is located. Planting within the garden includes roses, lilac, acers, tulip, magnolia, wisteria and apple trees. In total the area amounts to about 0.8 of an acre.
Square Footage: 4210 sq ft
Acreage: 0.8 Acres
From Sevenoaks follow the A25 in an easterly direction passing through Seal Chart. Having passed The Crown Point Inn turn right towards Ivy Hatch along Coach Road. Proceed through the village towards Shipbourne and at the 'T' junction turn right onto the A227. Continue along this road into Shipbourne. Upon reaching Shipbourne Green turn left onto Upper Green Road, opposite The Chaser public house on the right. Continue along this lane which becomes Reeds Lane then bear left onto Hamptons Road. At the crossroads tune left onto Dunks Green Road then turn right onto Roughway Lane at The Kentish Rifleman. Continue for about 1.1 miles where Roughway Hill will be found on the right hand side.
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