Farningham Hill Road, DARTFORD, DA40JR

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  • Overview
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Property Overview

Set in approximately 2.25 acres of mature and secluded grounds and gardens 'Philip Springs' is a substantial five bedroom detached property with an additional two bedroom attached annexe.

This secluded home is set at the far end of a leafy private road with an electric gated entrance and surrounded by lovely gardens of mature trees, specimen plants and shrubs, a number of outbuildings including an apple store, disused stables (currently used for storage) and a static mobile home with water and electricity (in need of refurbishment). Outside bar area with seating next to water feature, raised decking with balustrade. There is extensive parking to the side drive and to the front of the property on a block paved parking area.

Internally this home of two halves has an exceptionally interesting and versatile interior layout, and would appeal to a larger family or for dual accommodation. With the main house set over three floors and the annexe being single storey, most rooms have superb views across the surrounding countryside and gardens, two fully fitted kitchens, one traditional, the other sleekly modern, shower rooms and full bathrooms, reception and dining rooms, log burners and open fireplaces. Philip Springs is a delightful and fascinating property with a myriad of versatile accommodation for the family seeking additional guest, older family and young adult accommodation.

Charles Dickens was a visitor during his time for the trout fishing in the River Darent. Farningham had a watermill, the building of which survives to this day along with historic 13th century church. There are three public houses and excellent family run butchers. Farningham also has a mainline railway station (Farningham Road) with regular services to London Victoria. Excellent road links from the area give access to Sevenoaks, A2/M2, A20/M20, M25 and Dartford Tunnel as well as Ebbsfleet International station.

From High Street, Farningham, head north-west towards Dartford Road but continue onto London Road, then taking a slight left, London Road becomes the A20 and follow this towards the M25. After 0.9 of a mile turn right into Button Street. Then take the first right onto Farningham Hill Road. The property is available to view through a private electric gate and is located at the very bottom of the private road, the last property on the left.

Starting Bid and Reserve Price

*Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the starting bid, both the starting bid and reserve price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the auction, which is powered by IAM Sold.

Auctioneer's Comments

This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction. Should you view, offer or bid on the property, your information will be shared with the Auctioneer, iamsold.

This method of auction requires both parties to complete the transaction within 56 days of the draft contract for sale being received by the buyers solicitor. This additional time allows buyers to proceed with mortgage finance (subject to lending criteria, affordability and survey).

The buyer is required to sign a reservation agreement and make payment of a non-refundable Reservation Fee. This being 4.2% of the purchase price including VAT, subject to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT. The Reservation Fee is paid in addition to purchase price and will be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property in the calculation for stamp duty liability.

Buyers will be required to go through an identification verification process with iamsold and provide proof of how the purchase would be funded.

This property has a Buyer Information Pack which is a collection of documents in relation to the property. The documents may not tell you everything you need to know about the property, so you are required to complete your own due diligence before bidding. A sample copy of the Reservation Agreement and terms and conditions are also contained within this pack.

The buyer will also make payment of £300.00 including VAT towards the preparation cost of the pack, where it has been provided by iamsold.

The property is subject to an undisclosed Reserve Price with both the Reserve Price and Starting Bid being subject to change.

Referral Arrangements

The Partner Agent and Auctioneer may recommend the services of third parties to you. Whilst these services are recommended as it is believed they will be of benefit; you are under no obligation to use any of these services and you should always consider your options before services are accepted.

Where services are accepted the Auctioneer or Partner Agent may receive payment for the recommendation and you will be informed of any referral arrangement and payment prior to any services being taken by you.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPCs)

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) give information on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your energy costs. All homes bought, sold or rented require an EPC. EPCs carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency and estimated costs of energy use with potential figures that your home could achieve. Potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and energy costs could be if energy saving measures were put in place. The rating measures the energy efficiency of your home using a grade from ‘A’ to ‘G’. An ‘A’ rating is the most efficient, while ‘G’ is the least efficient. The average efficiency grade to date is ‘D’. All homes are measured using the same calculations, so you can compare the energy efficiency of different properties.

Property Particulars

MAIN HOUSE (2052 sq ft) Entrance Hall Double door to front. Double glazed window to front. Tiled flooring. Plain ceiling. Downlighters. Radiator. Ground Floor Cloakroom/WC 2.08m x 0.86m (6' 10" x 2' 10") Tiled flooring. Plain ceiling. Downlighters. Wash hand basin. Low level wc. Tiled walls. Sitting Room 6.07m x 3.94m (19' 11" x 12' 11") Double glazed windows to side. Double glazed French doors to side. Tiled flooring. Plain ceiling. Marble fireplace. Two radiators. Dining Room 5.08m x 2.67m (16' 8" x 8' 9") Double glazed patio doors to front. Tiled flooring. Plain ceiling. Gas fire. Kitchen/Breakfast Room 8.36m x 4.1m (27' 5" x 13' 5") Two double glazed windows to rear. Double glazed French doors to side. Tiled flooring. Plain ceiling. Downlighters. Fitted wall and base units with work top surfaces. Baumatic wine coolers. Stainless steel Baumatic range. Space for fridge/freezer. One and a half modern sink and drainer unit with mixer taps. Two dishwashers. AEG coffee machine. Stainless steel microwave. Two warming drawers. Worktop, built in deep fat fryer & drop in counter food processor. Landing Double glazed window to side. Carpet. Plain ceiling. Cupboard housing washing machine and tumble dryer. Bedroom 3.35m x 3.84m (11' 0" x 12' 7") Two leaded light double glazed window to side. Carpet. Plain ceiling. Radiator. Ensuite Bathroom 2.64m x 2.16m (8' 8" x 7' 1") Leaded light double glazed window to front. TIled flooring. Plain ceiling. Radiator. Tiled walls. Panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. Low level wc. Wash hand basin. Bedroom 4.11m x 4.04m (13' 6" x 13' 3") Leaded light double glazed window to side. Laminated flooring. Plain ceiling. Radiator. Fitted wardrobes and cupboards. Bedroom 4.9m x 2.29m (16' 1" x 7' 6") Window to rear. Laminated flooring. Plain ceiling. Downlighters. Radiator. Built-in wardrobes and storage cupboards. Bedroom 3.9m x 2.13m (12' 10" x 7' 0") Leaded light double glazed window to side. Carpet. Plain ceiling. Built-in wardrobe. Shower Room 1.78m x 1.7m (5' 10" x 5' 7") (Restricted height) Window to side. Tiled flooring. Plain ceiling. Shower cubicle. Radiator. Low level wc. Wash hand basin. TIled walls. SECOND FLOOR Bedroom 6.22m x 2.82m (20' 5" x 9' 3") Window to side. Laminated flooring. Sloping ceiling. Electric wall heater. Eaves storage cupboards. ANNEXE (1153 sq ft) Lobby Tiled flooring. Plain ceiling. Airing cupboard. WC 1.93m x 1.57m (6' 4" x 5' 2") Window to front. Tiled flooring. Textured ceiling. Wash hand basin. Space for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Kitchen/Dining Area 6.48m x 4.2m (21' 3" x 13' 9") Double glazed window to rear and front. Heated tiled flooring. Plain ceiling. Downlighters. Radiator. Fitted wall and base units. Space for fridge/freezer. Gas hob. One and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit. Dishwasher. Indesit oven. Worktop. Built-in deep fat fryer. Sitting Room 5.9m x 4.93m (19' 4" x 16' 2") Two double glazed French doors to rear and front. Heated tiled flooring. Plain ceiling. Downlighters. Log burner. Radiator. Bedroom 4.85m x 3.89m (15' 11" x 12' 9") Double glazed window to rear. Laminated flooring. Plain ceiling. Radiator. Fitted wardrobes. Ensuite Bathroom 2.7m x 2.26m (8' 10" x 7' 5") Double glazed frosted window to side. Tiled flooring. Heated towel rail. Corner bath with shower attachment. Round wash hand basin. Low level wc. Tiled walls. Bedroom 3.56m x 3.1m (11' 8" x 10' 2") Double glazed window to front. Laminated flooring. Plain ceiling. Radiator. Ensuite Shower Room 1.75m x 1.68m (5' 9" x 5' 6") Double glazed frosted double glazed window to front. Tiled flooring. Plain ceiling. Downlighters. Shower cubicle. WC. Wash hand basin. GROUNDS The property sits in a 2.25 acre plot with lawned areas and out buildings. Gardens Lawns, mature trees, specimen plants and shrubs, a number of outbuildings Parking The private road with an electric gated entrance leads to extensive parking to the side drive and to the front of the property. Open Timber Store 7.2m x 3.28m (23' 7" x 10' 9") With electricity supply and space for fridge and freezer. Apple Store 12m x 4m (39' 4" x 13' 1") In need of attention. Static Mobile Home 8.59m x 6m (28' 2" x 19' 8") In need of attention with water supply, electricity supply and calor gas connection.

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Head Office: 2 High Street, Dartford, DA1 1BY

Fees & Charges Explained

Farningham Hill Road, DARTFORD, DA40JR

This property is sold subject to payment of a non-refundable reservation fee of 4.2% to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT.

Any successful purchaser will pay this to secure the sale. The reservation fee is in addition to the purchase price. Please take this into account when bidding.

A reservation fee is payable by the buyer only when the seller pays no fees to sell. As sellers pay no fees to sell, this is usually taken into account with a lower reserve price.

This property is being sold under the Modern Method of Auction, which requires the completion of the purchase to be within 56 days, although all reasonable endeavours must be made to exchange contracts within 28 days following the Draft Contract being received by the Buyer's Solicitor.

A non-refundable Reservation fee must be paid by the buyer within 2 hours following the conclusion of the auction or acceptance of an offer. This must be paid by cleared funds to the auctioneer who will issue an acknowledgement of reservation and purchase agreement in the 28 day period following the auction or the date of acceptance of the offer.

Buyer Information Pack

If the Buyer Information Pack has been produced and provided by iamsold any successful purchaser will be required to pay £300.00 (including VAT) towards the cost of the preparation of the pack. These can then be used by your solicitor to progress the sale.

Buyer Fees

There are no other fees or charges payable to the Auctioneer however, there are other costs to consider such as:

  • You will need a Solicitor to act for you during the conveyancing and your Solicitor will advise you in relation to the associated costs. If you do not have a Solicitor, we can recommend the services of one of our Panel Solicitors who are all selected for their expertise in Auction Transactions. Please call the number below for more information.
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is applicable if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. Please click here for more information.


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These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firms employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of the property.

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