An exquisite restored country house, discreetly positioned within about eleven acres
An exceptional unlisted country house, having originally been built up from a prosperous paper mill around the eighteenth and early nineteenth century and believed to date from the Georgian period, but with a fine Victorian facade to the front elevation.
The property offers very attractive accommodation throughout to a comfortable scale and was purchased by our clients some twenty years ago having become somewhat run-down and neglected. Over time, they have carried out a very successful restoration, enhancing the whole property, carefully combining the best of old and new, within a workable twenty-first century format.
There are now five individually styled bedrooms, served by five bathrooms, whilst the classical-style sitting room cleverly conceals a home cinema system and a sound system is installed throughout the house. The double garaging blends in seamlessly with the house, featuring traditional arched stonework, but is also up-to-the minute, with the rear addition providing space for the oil-fired central heating system.
One could go through every room in great detail, highlighting the many quality fixtures and fittings, like the wonderful fireplaces in all the key rooms, the varied timber and stone flooring which is used extensively and the hand-made kitchen, finished in slate and elm, but the photography here shows off more than enough to encourage or even demand a visit from a buyer.
Set along a long gated approach drive, serving just one other property (and with access for the River Authority) and with about 7.7 acres with river frontage, inspiring gardens, woods and fields, making for wonderful walking, with a footpath reachable just beyond the boundary, on the other side of the River Medway.
The outbuildings are incredible too in their own right, with a superb new classical style' pavilion overlooking the croquet lawn and also, near to the house, the restored bothy (originally a turbine shed for the Mill), now housing sauna facilities, complete with a fun, small swimming pool outside and inside, beneath walk-on glass flooring, showing the workings of the original Mill.
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What a change since I last visited this house some twenty years ago. The quality and style of the summer house is the first treat you reach along the long approach drive and nothing disappointed me thereafter.Robert JacobsProperty agent