Strictly by appointment with the sole agent RH & RW Clutton - 01342 410122.
Situated in a peaceful rural location at the top of the North Downs and with spectacular views across the Darent Valley, the property is within easy reach of Knockholt village which has a thriving community and several which local businesses. It is the highest village in Kent, in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and adjacent to the North Downs Way. Knockholt benefits from easy access to the major air, road and rail networks and its closeness to London. The M25 orbital motorway can be accessed within about 2 miles, giving an easy link to Gatwick and Heathrow airports as well as the continental ferry ports and Channel Tunnel. A range of schooling is available locally including St Olave's Grammar School in Orpington and near by in Sevenoaks there are the private schools, Radnor House, Russell House and Sevenoaks School.
A charming, detached farmhouse with many retained character features which include an inglenook fireplace and exposed timbers. The accommodation includes a sitting room with fitted wood burner and a cream shaker style kitchen with spaces for an electric cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Steps from the kitchen lead to a study with a walk in cupboard and a rear hall to the utility room and cloakroom.
A staggered landing leads to a modern family bathroom with wc, basin and bath.
On the first floor is a landing with an airing cupboard and with doors off to the master bedroom, which has fitted wardrobe cupboard, feature fireplace and an ensuite shower room and a further bedroom. Both rooms enjoy a pleasant outlook over the garden and to the adjoining countryisde.
On the top floor are two further bedrooms with eaved ceilings (some restricted head-height) and both enjoying a further elevated view.
The property is set within approximately 1.4 acres which includes a good garden laid to lawn with stone terracing and enclosed by hedging.
Outside the secure garden is a further area of grass and a traditional clay tiled outbuilding with power and lighting, three store rooms and covered parking. A modern pole barn suitable for stabling or storage forms a courtyard with hard standing and parking for a horse trailer or similar.
The property is to be let, unfurnished, on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for an initial period of 12 months with a view to continuing monthly thereafter by agreement.
TENANCY APPLICATIONS & HOLDING DEPOSIT
Prospective tenants will be required to complete a preliminary application form should they wish to be considered for a tenancy. If you are successful in your initial application, RH & RW Clutton will collect the Holding Deposit (equivalent to one weeks rent) and will issue third-party referencing forms for completion.
REFERENCING & RIGHT TO RENT CHECKS
Prospective tenants will need to be credit-checked and fully referenced to include a financial and personal references and references from a previous landlord, if applicable. Copies of identification documents will be required as proof of identity to satisfy the Right to Rent Legislation and a utility bill will be required as proof of registered address.
A deposit the equivalent to 5 weeks' rent will be payable prior to the commencement of the tenancy. This will be held by RH & RW Clutton and will be held in a designated account and registered with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). The deposit will be refunded at the end of the tenancy, subject to the property being given up in a satisfactory condition and with no rent arrears or outstanding charges for which the tenant is responsible. The deposit may not be used in lieu of rent by the tenant.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage to a septic
tank. Oil fired central heating.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC)
The property has an EPC rating of an TBC.
OUTGOINGS & OTHER CHARGES
For the duration of the tenancy, the tenant will be required to pay the Council Tax to Sevenoaks District Council (Band F), Utilities, Communication Services (telephone/intermet etc), TV Licence and any Green Deal Finance charges either directly to the suppliers or to the Landlord or their Agent, or a proportion, if shared. For a full scale of RH & RW Cluttons Tenant Fees, please visit www.rhrwclutton.com/informationfortenants.
The tenant will be responsible for maintaining the garden and the interior of the house. The landlord will be responsible for the exterior and the structure of the house.