This two bedroom first floor apartment forms part of the stunning Goddington Manor House and set amongst private grounds between Orpington and Chelsfield.
Goddington House was built in 1893 for James Harris, whose ancestors were lords of the manor of Orpington from the late middle ages. Situated on the edge of the leafy park sharing the same name, history dictates that Goddington was once a small manor in the parish of Chelsfield, first recorded in the 13th century as the property of Simon de Godyngton.
The house was divided into 13 flats in the 1930s and was acquired in 1982 by the Methodist Ministers’ Housing Society for use as a retirement home. The society added more flats, modernised others for sale on the open market and changed the house’s name to Goddington Manor.
A private driveway off of Court Road (opposite the end of Park Avenue) leads you through a densely wooded area to remotely operated wrought iron gates with a secure entry keypad system that can also be linked to your mobile phone. As you continue, this imposing building with its Tudor style elevations comes into view and a sweeping drive around a green leads to the parking area.
You enter the main house through a grand entrance hall and immediately feel as if you have stepped back in time to a bygone era. Oak panelled walls and period features are in abundance and a sweeping staircase and lift lead to the upper floors.
Once inside the apartment a hallway provides access to all rooms and has a built-in cupboard and carpeting and you are immediately struck by the stunning tall ceilings and cornicing.
A very good size kitchen/breakfast room has fitted wall and base cupboards in the ‘Shaker’ style with work surfaces and comes complete with a built in oven and combination microwave/oven, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is a gas hob and extractor fan and the boiler for central heating and hot water is wall mounted here. There is space enough for a dining table and chairs.
The spacious living room enjoys a double aspect with leaded light windows to the side and front, plus a door opening onto the south east facing balcony where you can enjoy views across the grounds and parkland beyond. There is also a feature fireplace with open fire and carpeting.
The master bedroom is of impressive proportions, also enjoying views to the south east through the leaded light bay window. It also has a feature fireplace, carpeting and a door providing access to an en suite bathroom.
Bedroom two can easily double as large dining room, again with leaded light windows to the south east, a fireplace and fitted carpets.
The apartment comes with two bathrooms, both can be accessed from the hallway and one has a door directly linking it to the master bedroom. This one has a suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. It has tiled walls and flooring, a shaver point and extractor fan.
Bathroom two also has a panelled bath, wash hand basin and WC with concealed cistern. There is an extractor and tiled walls/flooring.
The property has an extended lease with over 190 years remaining and includes a garage en bloc within the grounds.
The town of Orpington lies just three quarters of a mile away and there are stations at Chelsfield (0.9 miles) and Orpington (1.1miles) where a fast service can whisk you into central London in under 20 minutes. The town centre has a comprehensive range of shops and facilities including the Walnuts Shopping Centre and Odeon cinema. Sports facilities are also well catered for with the Walnuts Leisure Centre, golf courses, football and rugby clubs all within the area. A little way out of town you will find larger stores at the Nugent Retail Park along with electrical superstores, furniture shops and DIY centres along the Sevenoaks Way. Shopping centres at Bluewater and Bromley can also be found within 10 miles drive or bus ride.