This is an elegant and substantial detached 7 bedroom Georgian home including an additional annexe which is set within a secluded plot of 2 acres and is now on the market for the first time in over 48 years.
The Orchard is a truly unique property, situated at the head of the approach to the village of East Peckham. The Grade II Listed house has been within the same family for many years, and accordingly provides a fantastic opportunity to be transformed into an exceptional residence. As is typical of this era, the house features large picture windows, high ceilings, fireplaces in many rooms, deep skirting boards and intricate cornicing. The annexe was added to the house in 2012, and accordingly provides additional flexible accommodation, all in first class order. The house is well secluded from the road, with a large gravel driveway to the front. To the rear are the landscaped gardens, swimming pool and pool house. There are also many outbuildings, which could be used for storage, a home office or studio, depending on individual requirements.
Particular points to note include a very fine entrance hall, which serves the rest of the house. The wide staircase with a galleried landing is flooded with light from the glass octagonal roof light, which although part covered could be restored to create a stunning centrepiece to the house. The hall also features elegant arched cornicing, and deep doorways. The floor is laid with its original oak boards. There are three very fine reception rooms: a sitting room, drawing room and dining room. The dining room and sitting room feature original fireplaces and the high ceilings that extend throughout this house. The drawing room is a light and bright room, by nature of its multiple French doors and their southerly aspect over the garden. There is also a separate spacious study and anti-room through to the drawing room.
Added in 2012 the annex three bedroom property sits to the rear of the main house as you enter the drive, and therefore has a very independent feel. The accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a living room, snug, downstairs loo and kitchen, plus there is an additional first floor sitting room with access to the large roof terrace.
The south-east facing landscaped grounds extend to 2 acres and are laid to terrace and lawn. There is a secluded pond, and a swimming pool, complete with pool house. The southerly aspect ensures that the gardens are filled with sunshine all day long. To the left of the property there are various outbuildings.
The village of East Peckham is located in the heart of the Kent countryside and boasts a range of local facilities including a butchers, bakers, greengrocers, library, chemist and doctors.