The Corner House, formally, Mount View is situated in a unique position at the heart of Otford Village and has unparalleled views across Otfords historic pond and beyond to Otford Mount.
Steeped in history, this impressive GII listed Georgian detached double fronted house circa 1750 has a plethora of splendid original features including a magnificent inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and a rather grand central oak staircase.
Located in the centre of the village within walking distance of Otford Railway Station, schools and shops.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors. Reception Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Cloakroom, Cellar, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Five Bedrooms and two Bathrooms. Park-like secluded walled gardens.
The warm and welcoming wood-panelled Reception Room has a central oak staircase rising to the first floor, a generous corner brick fireplace, and a front-facing window with original side shutters with a window seat below.
The 28 ft sitting room, a combination of two rooms, is a sheer delight. The windows to the front have the original shutters and window seat, there is a tucked away recessed study area. At the end of the room there is a beamed vaulted ceiling and French Doors to the garden. However, the focal point has to be the magnificent inglenook fireplace with a dog leg grate, canopy and splendid Bressumer beam. We are informed by the vendor that there are two concealed bread ovens, and the coin set in the Bressumer is a George lll penny.
The dining room is light and sunny with double aspect windows overlooking the garden. The fitted kitchen has solid oak wall base and drawer units and a breakfast area. There is a rear-facing window and door to the garden. There is a ground floor cloakroom and an accessible cellar.
On the first floor, the en suite master bedroom has views across the pond, the Otford mount and St. Bartholomews Church. There are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the top floor there are two further bedrooms and a central area which could potentially be a dressing room or could serve as an additional bedroom.
The superb park like gardens, concealed behind a tall Tudor wall have been lovingly planted with an abundance of specimen shrubs and trees around extensive lawns and paved seating areas. A large ornamental pond and smaller pond feature in the main garden. The Outbuildings include two summerhouses a large timber built shed and spacious detached studio. The detached studio has double doors onto a paved area sheltered by fruit trees and a mature climbing vine over a pagoda. At the rear of the garden there are an abundance of soft fruit bushes and fruit trees.
The tall Tudor wall which borders much of the house, was once the boundary of an extensive Elizabethan estate. Its bricks almost certainly came from near-by Otford Palace. The Polhill family of Broughton Manor built the Corner House as a small farm estate c. 1765 at the start of the reign of George III. One of the conditions with which their tenants had to agree, was that a room in the house should be set aside for the rest and refreshment of the minister from Shoreham who would come to officiate at St. Bartholomew’s on Sundays. (As Otford had no resident vicar of its own.) The original house was L-shaped until a long cat-slide roof was added to its rear in about 1840. The new room it created was used as the kitchen and the truncated chimneys of its range and bread oven are still evident outside. Today the house shares the same view of Otford Mount as it did when it was built almost 250 years ago, hence its earlier name, Mount View. On the 19th April of that year, (truncated)
Otford Village is an attractive 16th century village approximately 3.7 miles from Sevenoaks town centre. Once the site on an archbishop’s palace, the village has a variety of small shops, historic houses, several pubs and a restaurant, a 16th century church, a library, the village primary school and nursery, a recreation ground and playground for small children as well as two halls which host events and club meetings. There are two private prep schools in the area: St Michael's school which takes children from age 2 to 13, and Russell House School. At the centre of the village is a very picturesque spring-filled pond which is the location of the smallest listed duck pond in England. The attractive village green is surrounded by historic buildings including Chantry Cottage and St Bartholomew's Church. Otford has a mainline rail service with frequent services to Victoria. Sevenoaks mainline station is approximately 3 miles away and provides frequent services to London (truncated)
From our Fine & Country office in Otford, the property is located opposite our office on the corner facing the duck pond.
It was a cold December day when we first stepped through the front door of The Corner House. I stood on the open staircase and looked down across its panelled hall and wide fireplace. “Our Christmas tree is going right there. That okay with you guys?” We were home! It was the beginning of twenty-four happy years of living at The Corner House. The house is old, 1760, but it is an incredibly friendly and familiar home. In no time our kids were chasing one another around the circle formed by the long sitting room, dining room and hall, and then back again. Then exploring the inside of the wide inglenook fireplace. It has this very friendly feel about it. Three bedrooms with two bathrooms occupy the first floor, while a further two smaller bedrooms and connecting playroom occupy the second. It was the perfect design for our family with two growing youngsters. Whether you are staring out across the village pond with its church beyond or entertaining friends at a BBQ on the (truncated)
Otford Railway Station: 1.6 miles Shoreham Railway Station: 0.4 miles Dunton Green Railway Station: 2.6 miles The distances calculated are as the crow flies. For information regarding travel please visit:
Primary Schools Otford: 0.07 miles Shoreham: 1.5 miles Dunton Green: 1.56 miles Secondary Schools The Knole Academy: 1.78 miles Trinity: 1.87 miles Wrotham School: 5.23 miles Independent Schools Russell House: 0.17miles St Michaels: 0.81 miles The Granville School: 2.29 miles Sen Schools Knole Development Centre: 3.35 miles Browns: 3.84 miles West Heath School: 4. miles Information sourced from check with the local authority as to catchment areas and intake criteria.
The Darenth Golf Club: 1.3 miles Wilderness Golf Club: 2.6 miles The London Club: 4.3 miles
Brands Hatch Mercure Spa: 3.6 miles St Julians: 5.9 miles Nizels: 7.3 miles
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