A historic brick & flint built detached two-bedroom cottage which has recently been renovated to improve energy efficiency now includes double-glazed windows and thermally insulated walls. The bathroom fittings, all floor furnishings and paint decorations throughout are new.
Downstairs the accommodation includes a lounge fitted with newly installed wood burner, a spacious fitted kitchen with plenty of cupboard storage, a range-style induction cooker and dishwasher. The adjacent utility has a fridge/freezer and washing machine and connects to the newly fitted bathroom with large walk-in shower and airing cupboard.
Upstairs the master bedroom has a characterful oak beam and affords great views across the grazed meadow to the River Darent. The second bedroom has space for either a double or two single beds A smaller third room lends itself as a home office, a dressing room or study space.
All rooms are centrally heated by a new condensing oil-fired boiler located in an attached outhouse.
A private walled back-garden includes a small lawn with herbaceous borders and a brick patio accessed directly from the kitchen. To the front there is a privet hedge which is included in this property let. Two sheds are available for storage of garden equipment, BBQs or perhaps bicycles.
This cottage is situated within the working farm of Castle Farm with vehicle access from either Redmans Lane or the A225, both routes secured at night by electrically operated wooden gates. Off road parking is available to the side of the property.
The Cottage Location
The cottage is within the picturesque Darent Valley on Castle Farm, known for its lavender fields. This is a working farm with normal daily and seasonal agricultural activity in the yards and fields. The well-supported farm shop, The Hop Shop is nearby and during July a large number of visitors come to experience and enjoy the fields of purple lavender.
The property is less than two miles from both Eynsford and Shoreham villages, each having well regarded primary schools, as well as a selection of shops and pubs. Sevenoaks town centre is 6 miles away making this a much sought after as a residential area due to its attractive rural character combined with excellent transport connections.
Regular train services into south London mainline stations can be accessed from a number of local stations, all within easy reach of Castle Farm, including Chelsfield, Orpington, Otford, Eynsford and Shoreham. M25 (J4) is conveniently located only 2 miles distant.
A varied network of footpaths provides the opportunity for many fine local walks, including the Darent Valley Path and North Downs Way. Lullingstone Park is only a short distance from the cottage.
Council Tax Band: D
Holding Deposit: £426.92 (1 weeks rent)
Deposit Payable: £2,134.62 (5 weeks rent)
Initial tenancy term: 12 Months (minimum)