Savills | Twyssenden, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2RG | Property for sale
101.98 Ha(252 Ac)
Offers in the region of £6,500,000

TwyssendenGoudhurst, Kent, TN17 2RG

  • Recently sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2021
  • Historic Country Estate with Grade II* Listed manor house
  • Idyllic rural location set in rolling countryside
  • 253 acres of pasture and woodland
  • Significant sporting opportunities
  • Range of listed converted outbuildings
  • Useful farm buildings and shoot lodge
  • Beautiful formal gardens and lake
  • Fast and easy access to London

The Twyssenden Estate

About this property

  • An Historic Country Estate with superb Grade II* Listed house gloriously situated, amidst acres of undulating countryside

    Main House
    Principal Reception Hall, East Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Library, Chapel, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Boot Room, Flower Room, Cloakroom, Internal and External Cellars
    5 Bedrooms, 4 Bath/Shower Rooms (2 En Suite), Various Attic Rooms, Tower Room, Cupola with ‘Standing' Platform

    Twyssenden Barn and Recreation Room
    Hall, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite), Superb 35ft Vaulted Recreation/Games Room

    The Granary, The Stable and Garaging
    Domestic and Farm Office (First Floor), Workshop and Garage, Stable with WC, Garaging

    Gardens and Grounds
    Delightful Gardens with Lakes and Outstanding Views, Orchard
    All-Weather Tennis Court

    Farmland, Woodland and Outbuildings
    Pastureland Divided by Hedges, Interspersed with Ponds and Swathes of Woodland
    Detached Shoot Lodge
    Machinery Barn, Tractor Barn, Hay Barn, Workshops

    In Total About 253 Acres

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A gloriously situated property, the type of which is rarely available

Will PeppittProperty agent

Local information

  • Twyssenden Manor is situated in a wonderful countryside setting within a High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The historic village of Goudhurst lies just over a mile away and provides a good range of shopping which caters for everyday needs.
  • More extensive shopping and amenities can be found in Cranbrook and Tunbridge Wells.
  • Education: Twyssenden Manor is situated within the renowned Cranbrook School catchment area (2018). Further excellent education opportunities can be found locally at both primary and secondary levels, in the private and state sectors. These include Saint Ronans, Marlborough House and Dulwich preparatory schools, Goudhurst and Horsmonden primary schools, High Weald Academy, Benenden School for Girls. Further afield there are schools in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Eastbourne.
  • Leisure facilities: A good variety of sports and leisure opportunities can be found in Goudhurst, Cranbrook and Tunbridge Wells with the coast lying about 25 miles to the south. Bewl Water Reservoir offers a range of activities including sailing, rowing and walking whilst excellent local walks, cycling and riding can be found in Bedgebury Pinetum and Hemsted Forest.
  • Mainline rail services: Fast and frequent services to London can be found in Marden, Paddock Wood, Etchingham and Staplehurst. These connect to London Bridge, Waterloo East, Cannon Street and Charing Cross.
  • Motorway links: The A21 gives links to the M25, the coast, major motorway networks, Heathrow and Gatwick airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus.

Additional information

  • This beautiful home has evolved over the centuries with the original 15th century Wealden hall house and a service wing being united by an impressive late 16th century sandstone tower, adorned by a timber cupola and a viewing platform known as the standing, and having been meticulously reinstated by the present owners in 2002 using local oak. From here, exceptional 360 degree views over the beautiful gardens, lakes, surrounding pasture and woodland can be fully appreciated.
  • The main house retains a wealth of period details including an abundance of exposed timbers and beams, oak panelling features to a number of rooms, there are fine period fireplaces throughout the house and a combination of polished brick, flagstone and oak floors.
  • Gardens and Grounds
  • The splendid gardens and grounds are beautifully understated, with expansive lawns interspersed with ancient trees and an array of shrubs which provide year round interest with contrasting shapes, colour and foliage. A wide terrace with hornbeam lollipop trees stretches away to the south-west, from here stone steps lead down to the lower lawns where there are a series of spring-fed lakes.
  • To the north east and north west are the more formal garden areas. To the original front of the house is a Grade II* listed wall which encloses a level lawn with box topiary cones, central brick path and an old yew arch. An ornate gate opens to a hornbeam avenue off which is the stunning rose garden and adjacent is the orchard, planted with varieties of apple, pear, plum and damson.
  • Twyssenden Barn, Recreation Room and The Granary
  • Twyssenden Barn; a beautifully finished and well proportioned two bedroom barn conversion with sitting room, open-plan kitchen/dining room equipped with various appliances and two bathrooms; attached to the barn via an interconnecting door, or independently, is a superb 35ft vaulted recreation/games room with mezzanine floor, currently utilised as a gym. This area is very adaptable and could provide for a number of different activities.
  • The Granary; a detached outbuilding which incorporates a sizable farm/domestic office on the first floor and a workshop and adjacent garaging on the ground floor.
  • Agricultural Land and Outbuildings
  • The farmland lies predominantly to the north and west of the house and farm buildings, affording great protection and amenity to the property as a whole. The majority of the farmland is Grade III and is currently down to permanent pasture. The current owners have in the past run a pedigree Aberdeen Angus herd from the Estate, making full use of the good range of livestock buildings available.
  • More recently the land has been utilised for hay production by a local farmer.
  • Directions: From Cranbrook proceed for about 4 miles to the centre of Goudhurst village and turn left by the pond, continue along Bedgebury Road for about 1.9 miles and turn right into Priors Heath, after about 0.1 of a mile the private drive to Twyssenden will be found on the right hand side.
  • EPC Exempt