Extended 16th-century Yeoman’s house close to National Trust woodland

    Styants Bottom

    Durrants is a beautiful character home tucked away in a secluded setting in the popular and pretty village of Seal Chart, near Sevenoaks.

    Accessed off a country lane that winds its way through beautiful National Trust woodland, the older part of the house is believed to date back to the 16th century and is typical of a Yeoman’s timber-framed hall house.

    Full of period features, it displays a wealth of exposed aged timbers, two inglenook-style fireplaces and some wood mullion windows.

    The current owners substantially extended the property in 2001, sympathetically refurbishing it while retaining its charm and character.

    The house opens to an entrance hall with a cloakroom. To one side is a sitting room, study and lovely triple-aspect drawing room. There is a wood-burning stove in the sitting room and an open fireplace in the drawing room, which both have doors to the garden.

    To the other side of the hall is the stunning kitchen/breakfast room and utility room. The farmhouse-style kitchen has painted base units, wood block worktops and a Smeg gas range cooker in a brick fireplace recess. Beneath the house is a useful cellar room.

    On the first floor is a triple-aspect master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, along with four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

    The property is approached over a track driveway through the adjoining field, which may be available to buy through separate negotiation.

    There is a gravel parking and turning area to the front of the house and a detached open-bay double garage with a store/party room above.

    The lovely lawned gardens wrap around the house on three sides, bordered by mature hedging and trees.

    There are brick and paved seating terraces and fruit trees as well as a kitchen garden, greenhouse and an L-shaped garden shed within the grounds, which total around a third of an acre.

    AT A GLANCE

    DURRANTS, STYANTS BOTTOM ROAD, SEAL CHART

    • Attractive character home
    • Partly dating from the 16th century
    • Extended and improved
    • Period features
    • Entrance hall
    • Drawing room
    • Sitting room
    • Study
    • Kitchen/dining room
    • Utility room
    • Cloakroom
    • Cellar
    • Two staircases
    • Master bedroom with en-suite
    • Four further bedrooms
    • Family bathroom
    • Parking and double open-bay garage with room over
    • Attractive gardens
    • Around 1/3 of an acre
    • Further field possibly available by separate negotiation

    £1,000,000
    For sale through Jackson-Stops & Staff Sevenoaks
    01732 740600 | www.jackson-stops.co.uk