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Frog Island, Devon Road, South Darenth, Kent, DA4

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    3Acres

General information

The White House is an exceptional riverside home, bordered by the River Darent. Whilst its specimen carp lake sits adjacent on a separate shared title to the property's west boundary, the house, lake and land form a secret oasis of peace, completely hidden from view.

This really is a lifestyle purchase, set in this rural Kent village, where the property has been in the same family's ownership since the 1960s. The house has now come to the market for the first time since being built by the family which is a rare opportunity unlikely to be repeated.

Location
South Darenth is located on the right bank of the River Darent, south of Dartford and is a village in the civil parish of South Darenth and Horton Kirby in the Sevenoaks district of Kent. The village nestles in the Darent Valley a few miles from Dartford. Its church is dedicated to St Mary and the nearest railway station is at Farningham Road.

The A225 road between Dartford and Sevenoaks passes to the west of the village. There are road links from the area giving access to A2/M2, A20/M20, M25 and Dartford Tunnel as well as Ebbsfleet International Station, airports, the coast and Channel Tunnel.

The White House
The imposing five/six bedroom house with its white render facade has recently been refurbished to a high specification. Set over three floors with immaculate well-proportioned accommodation, the ground floor has been redesigned with modern living in mind. The bespoke kitchen is complemented with quality appliances and granite worksurfaces. The breakfast island opens to the dining and living areas ideal for entertaining with a separate sitting room.

The upper floors offer generous private space for a sizeable family, which includes a master suite to the second floor comprising of bedroom, dressing room and ensuite. The house is set in stunning formal gardens with garage, store and cabin and is approached by a private shared gated driveway.

The Fishery
The lake and the adjacent land extends to approximately 3.3 acres (1.3 ha) and is in a joint ownership with the neighbouring bungalow.

Formally part of the CEMEX Angling Complex, the current owners have undertaken considerable work restoring the lake and the adjacent land. Stocked with a large head of double figure carp up to 47lbs. Additional stocking took place in 2013 at an average weight of 8lbs and these carp have now grown to between 20lbs and 38lbs. The lake holds tench to 9lbs, large pike, roach, bream and perch.

The lake is fished infrequently, only by personal invitation from the joint owners so due to the lack of pressure on the fish the results when fishing can be exceptional. This is not only a fishing lake but a haven for wildlife, whether you are a keen fisherman or not, the new custodian can reap great enjoyment from merely feeding the fish and watching them, along with appreciating the endless wildlife including kingfishers, grebes, woodpeckers and owls that are regular visitors.

Within the lakes grounds there are also three bee hives which harvest honey twice a year. The owners have planted a small, varied fruit orchard on the plot at the northern end of the lake which benefits from three varieties of apples, two pears, cherries, plums and peaches.

EPC
Energy Performance Rating - C

Council Tax
Council Tax Band G

Services
Mains water, electricity and drainage.

Property summary

The White House is an exceptional riverside home, bordered by the River Darent. Whilst its specimen carp lake sits adjacent on a separate shared title to the property's west boundary, the house, lake and land form a secret oasis of peace, completely hidden from view.

This really is a lifestyle purchase, set in this rural Kent village, where the property has been in the same family's ownership since the 1960s. The house has now come to the market for the first time since being built by the family which is a rare opportunity unlikely to be repeated.

Location
South Darenth is located on the right bank of the River Darent, south of Dartford and is a village in the civil parish of South Darenth and Horton Kirby in the Sevenoaks district of Kent. The village nestles in the Darent Valley a few miles from Dartford. Its church is dedicated to St Mary and the nearest railway station is at Farningham Road.

The A225 road between Dartford and Sevenoaks passes to the west of the village. There are road links from the area giving access to A2/M2, A20/M20, M25 and Dartford Tunnel as well as Ebbsfleet International Station, airports, the coast and Channel Tunnel.

The White House
The imposing five/six bedroom house with its white render facade has recently been refurbished to a high specification. Set over three floors with immaculate well-proportioned accommodation, the ground floor has been redesigned with modern living in mind. The bespoke kitchen is complemented with quality appliances and granite worksurfaces. The breakfast island opens to the dining and living areas ideal for entertaining with a separate sitting room.

The upper floors offer generous private space for a sizeable family, which includes a master suite to the second floor comprising of bedroom, dressing room and ensuite. The house is set in stunning formal gardens with garage, store and cabin and is approached by a private shared gated driveway.

The Fishery
The lake and the adjacent land extends to approximately 3.3 acres (1.3 ha) and is in a joint ownership with the neighbouring bungalow.

Formally part of the CEMEX Angling Complex, the current owners have undertaken considerable work restoring the lake and the adjacent land. Stocked with a large head of double figure carp up to 47lbs. Additional stocking took place in 2013 at an average weight of 8lbs and these carp have now grown to between 20lbs and 38lbs. The lake holds tench to 9lbs, large pike, roach, bream and perch.

The lake is fished infrequently, only by personal invitation from the joint owners so due to the lack of pressure on the fish the results when fishing can be exceptional. This is not only a fishing lake but a haven for wildlife, whether you are a keen fisherman or not, the new custodian can reap great enjoyment from merely feeding the fish and watching them, along with appreciating the endless wildlife including kingfishers, grebes, woodpeckers and owls that are regular visitors.

Within the lakes grounds there are also three bee hives which harvest honey twice a year. The owners have planted a small, varied fruit orchard on the plot at the northern end of the lake which benefits from three varieties of apples, two pears, cherries, plums and peaches.

EPC
Energy Performance Rating - C

Council Tax
Council Tax Band G

Services
Mains water, electricity and drainage.

Features

  • Private Fishing Lake and land extending to 3.3 acres
  • 5/6 bedroom detached house finished to a high specification
  • Established fishing lake with significant fish stock
  • Bordered by the River Darent
  • Excellent transport links

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