Splendour in the Penshurst grass

    Colquhouns 2

    Colquhouns is a distinctive and elegant Grade II listed house located in the heart of the historic village of Penshurst, and comes to the market for the first time in 38 years. The house is believed to date from the late 18th century with later additions including the Georgian façade.

    Internally, the property offers well-proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors with an extensive basement. Features include multi-pane sash windows, exposed wood floors, high ceilings, deep skirting boards, ceiling roses, cornice and fireplaces.

    The Regency panelled front door opens to a generous reception hall which has an elegant staircase rising to the first floor. The reception rooms comprise a drawing room and dining room with a large sliding connecting door – both with striking marble fireplaces – as well as a study and family room with access to a side porch and a kitchenette.

    The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of wall and base units, with work surfaces incorporating an electric hob and stainless steel sink. The utility room has space for appliances and leads to a boiler room and on to a boot room with an attractive arched gate to the rear garden. A cloakroom completes the ground floor, and beneath is an extensive basement including a wine cellar and two large storerooms.

    Upstairs, the master bedroom has far-reaching views over the garden and surrounding countryside. There is a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom. There are four further double bedrooms arranged on this floor, as well as a bathroom, shower room and separate WC.

    The second floor galleried landing has access to the sixth bedroom, which has a door to an attic store. There are also two further storage rooms, one of which houses the water tanks.

    The rear gardens are a delightful feature of the property and have a southerly aspect with a brick paved terrace that’s ideal for alfresco entertaining. Steps lead to a level area of lawn flanked by well-stocked borders and high brick walls. The lawns extend to an informal garden, with established trees, a compost area and a garden shed.

    Off the rear garden is an additional area where consent was granted (now expired) to erect a single-storey double garage.

    AT A GLANCE

    COLQUHOUNS
    HIGH STREET, PENSHURST

    • Elegant Grade II listed village home
    • Arranged over three levels plus a large basement
    • Period features
    • Reception hall
    • Drawing room
    • Dining room
    • Study
    • Family room with kitchenette and side porch
    • Utility room
    • Boot room
    • Boiler room
    • Cloakroom
    • Extensive basement
    • Master bedroom with en-suite and walk-in wardrobe
    • Four further bedrooms on first floor
    • Bathroom, shower room and WC
    • Attic bedroom and storerooms
    • Attractive gardens totalling 0.6 of an acre
    • Lapsed planning consent for double garage

    £1,250,000
    For sale through Savills Sevenoaks
    01732 789700 | www.savills.com