5 bed detached house for sale in Shernden Lane, Marsh Green, Edenbridge, Kent TN8
- 5 bedrooms
- Charming Grade II listed farmhouse
- Scope to updated and refurbish
- Character features
- Wonderful rural location
- Tennis Court
- Established Gardens
- Countryside views
- Edenbridge approx. 2 miles
- Lingfield approx. 5 miles
Description Characterful Grade II listed farmhouse of mixed ages set within a glorious rural location with countryside views
Ockhams is situated in an idyllic rural location within a conservation area, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Green Belt, on the edge of Marsh Green with its primary school. Dormansland, with its general store and primary school, is 2 miles away. Lingfield offers comprehensive shopping facilities, as does Edenbridge with a Waitrose and Lidl. Gatwick airport is within 14 miles.
Comprehensive Shopping: Edenbridge â 2 miles, Lingfield â 5 miles. East Grinstead â 7.4 miles, Tunbridge Wells â 13 miles, Sevenoaks â 12.4 miles.
Mainline Rail Services: Edenbridge Town (2.6 miles) to London Bridge. Edenbridge (3.1 miles) to Redhill (linking to the Gatwick Express). Dormans (5 miles), Lingfield (5 miles) and Oxted (9.2 miles) to London Victoria.
Primary Schools: Dormansland, Lingfield, Edenbridge, Hever, Chiddingstone and Fordcombe C of eâs.
Grammar and State Schools: Weald of Kent and Tonbridge Girls Grammars and Judd Boys Grammar schools in Tonbridge. Tunbridge Wells Girls and Boys Grammar Schools and the Skinners Boys Grammar School in Tunbridge Wells. Bennett Memorial in Tunbridge Wells
Private Schools: Lingfield College. Holmewood House Preparatory School in Langton Green, The Preparatory Schools at Brambletye, Stoke Brunswick and Ashdown. The Preparatory Schools at Somerhill, Hilden Oaks and Hilden Grange in Tonbridge. Fosse Bank in Hildenborough. Tonbridge, Sackville, Walthamstow Hall and Sevenoaks Secondaries.
Sporting Facilities: Racing at Lingfield Park, Plumpton and Brighton, and show jumping at Hickstead and Ardingly. Golf at Hever Castle, Holtye in Cowden, Lingfield and also at the two Royal Ashdown Courses (Forest Row), Piltdown, Packs Hill Park and East Sussex National (Uckfield) and Tandridge.
Please note, all distance are approximate.
Ockhams is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse of mixed ages coming to the market for the first time in over 40 years. The listing dates the property to the 1600s, although it is believed it may be older. Baillie Scott, the famous architect, once lived here and extended the property during his occupancy. There is a wonderful mix of features from the timbered dining room to the elegant Victorian style drawing room. The incoming purchaser has the opportunity to refurb and update to their own individual requirement. Of particular note is the glorious location in this rural part of Kent, with wonderful undulating views over the surrounding countryside.
Features include some exposed ceiling timbers, oak flooring, oak panelling, fireplaces (some with duck nest grates), an impressive oak staircase, multi pane and lead light windows.
There are three formal reception rooms comprising an elegant drawing room with a fireplace and wood burning stove, an attractive display cupboard and a bay window to the south; the dining room has an impressive inglenook fireplace, priest hole and oak panelling; and a double aspect sitting room features a fireplace with delft tile inserts.
The spacious triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room is simply appointed with a range of base cupboards with work surfaces incorporating a 1Â½ bowl sink and extending to provide a breakfast bar. There is an oil fired Aga and space for further appliances.
Arranged over the first floor is the principal bedroom featuring a triple aspect bedroom, two walk-in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with a corner Jacuzzi bath.
There are four further double bedrooms, all with wonderful views either to the front or rear. One has an en suite bathroom and another has two feature stain glass internal windows.
The family bathroom has a shower over the bath and completes the first floor accommodation.
There is also a large attic, with oak floorboards, over the older part of the house.
Approached from outside is a ground floor studio room and a separate boiler room.
The house is approached along a shared drive which leads to a private gravelled drive passing the front garden and culminating in a parking area to one side. The attractive and established gardens lie to the north and south of the property, and are principally laid to lawn with well stocked beds and borders. There is a pond to the front with aquatic planting and a variety of mature trees and shrubs provide year round interest. Planting includes hydrangeas, climbing roses, camellias, jasmine, pine and fruit trees. Beyond the formal garden is a grass area where the tennis court and a vegetable garden is located. In total the area amounts to about 1.3 acres.
Square Footage: 3402 sq ft
Acreage: 1.3 Acres
From the centre of Edenbridge, proceed south on the B2026. After about half a mile turn right onto the B2028, signposted to Lingfield. Take the first turning on the left into Shernden Lane. After about half a mile as the road forks, bear left. Continue along this lane taking the next right signposted Ockhams. Proceed along this drive where Ockhams will be found on the left. View more View less