Wildwood is situated on the edge of Seal village in a Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Metropolitan Greenbelt. Seal provides a good range of local shopping amenities and there are many footpaths in the area.
Comprehensive Shopping: Sevenoaks (2.5 miles), Tunbridge Wells and Bluewater in Dartford.
Mainline Rail Services: Sevenoaks to Cannon Street/Charing Cross – 32 minutes. Otford to Victoria – 40 minutes.
Primary Schools: Seal St Lawrence C of E primary school. Others in Sevenoaks and Seal.
Grammar Schools: Weald of Kent Girls, Tonbridge Girls and Judd Boys Grammar schools in Tonbridge. Tunbridge Wells Girls and Boys Grammar Schools and the Skinners Boys Grammar School in Tunbridge Wells.
Private Schools: Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Walthamstow Hall Secondary Schools. Sevenoaks, Solefields and New Beacon Preparatory Schools in Sevenoaks. St Michaels & Russell House Preparatory Schools in Otford. Combe Bank School for Girls in Sundridge.
Sporting Facilities: Golf clubs in Sevenoaks include Wildernesse and Knole with Nizels in Hildenborough which also has a private health/fitness centre. Sevenoaks sports and leisure centre. Cricket and Rugby in the Vine area of Sevenoaks.
The M25 can be accessed at the Chevening interchange which is about 5 miles away linking to London, other motorway networks and Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. The M20 can be accessed at Wrotham, also about 5 miles away which provides access to the Eurostar Terminus in Ashford and the Channel Tunnel at Dover.
Wildwood is an elegant and substantial property designed by Oswald P Milne built to an exacting standard in 1923. The property is surrounded by its own grounds of 11.4 acres and the well proportioned principal rooms benefit from commanding views over the formal gardens to the south. There is additional accommodation situated in the coach house comprising a two bedroom flat and as a whole the property benefits from a high degree of privacy and seclusion.
Decorative architraves, English and American oak floor, oak panelled dining room, multi pane casement windows with brass fitments, brass door furniture, fireplaces, some arched doorways with multi pane doors and recessed radiators, some
with decorative covers.
The principal reception rooms have connecting double doors which provide excellent formal entertaining areas and all have direct access to the rear terrace and gardens. The rooms comprise an elegant drawing room with detailed mouldings over the fireplace, a music room, a dining room with extensive oak panelling and a wonderful garden room which has concertina doors and windows with excellent access to the side terrace providing outside entertaining space and where views over the gardens can be enjoyed.
Less formal reception rooms comprise a sitting room and study, both with an outlook to the front.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a comprehensive range of fitted wall and base units including a peninsular unit with granite work surface incorporating a breakfast bar. Appliances include a 4 oven Aga, De Dietrich oven, microwave and hob, space for fridge freezer and dishwasher.
The garden room benefits from an adjacent summer kitchen which is fitted with a range of wall and base cupboards and benefits from a Bosch oven, hob and microwave, sink and space for further appliances.
To one side of the house is a utility area with direct access to outside and comprises a boot/storage room, cloakroom and laundry room.
The wine cellar benefits from a slate shelf and storage space and there is a large boiler room which is accessed from outside.
The first floor is accessed via two staircases, the main one having a striking oak balustrade and handrail. The wide landing stretches the width of the property with various airing, linen and storage cupboards.
The master suite comprises a spacious bedroom with triple aspect and access to a side balcony, a dressing area with wardrobes and an adjoining en suite bathroom.
There are two bedrooms with a connecting lobby housing a wash basin and access to a small balcony to the south. Two further bedrooms have cupboards with wash basins and there are three additional bedrooms, and all have fitted or built in wardrobes.
A well appointed bathroom with separate shower and an additional shower room completes the first floor accommodation.
A staircase leads up to the second floor which comprises two fully boarded attic rooms, providing excellent storage space and which could be incorporated into the main house subject to the necessary planning consents.
The house is approached over a long sweeping driveway which leads to a turning circle with central rose bed and onto a further parking area and the detached Coach House.
The Coach House provides parking for three cars with a workshop to one side and an external staircase leads up to the 2 bedroom flat. The flat comprises a sitting room with 2 bedrooms, bathroom and well appointed kitchen.
The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property and provide a high degree of privacy and seclusion. To the south is a formal garden featuring paved paths and terraces with central steps leading down the garden flanked on either side by well stocked borders and retaining stone walls. The lawn edged with deep herbaceous beds continues down to an ornamental pool with Roman Ends which is surrounded by paving and a low retaining wall with well stocked borders. To one side of the house is a clipped hedge enclosing the formal rose garden.
The majority of the grounds are principally laid to lawn with many varieties of deciduous and evergreen trees, flowering shrubs, clipped hedging, an orchard and croquet lawn.
There is a hard tennis court in the grounds with an attractive roped pergola with climbing roses to one side with a seating area. On from here is an impressive glasshouse with three separate areas and potting and storage rooms to the rear. On the north side of the house is extensive woodland continuing up to the boundary. In total the gardens amount to 11.4 acres.
On leaving Sevenoaks High Street via Seal Hollow Road, turn right at the traffic lights onto the A25. Proceed through the village of Seal, and the driveway for Wildwood will be found on the hill on the right hand side.