Postling, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4EY | Property for sale | Savills
271.74 sq m(2,925 sq ft)
Asking price £1,500,000

PostlingHythe, Kent, CT21 4EY

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Beautiful Grade II listed, energy efficient house
  • Situated amidst stunning landscaped gardens
  • Range of useful outbuildings including aircraft hangar
  • All weather tennis court
  • Wild flower meadow, orchard, several fields, stream and ponds
  • Private shared springwater supply
  • Planning permission granted for internal alterations
  • Lovely location at the foot of the North Downs
  • Sandling station 3 miles with train services to London

Beautifully situated Grade II listed five bedroom home with stunning gardens, outbuildings and land.

About this property

  • The Pent is a delightful Grade II property of immense charm and character, the original part of which is thought to date from the 17th century with later additions in the early 19th and 21st centuries. This five bedroom property, which was once home to amongst others, the famous novelist Joseph Conrad from 1898 to 1907, is now coming to the open market for the first time in over 100 years.

    It nestles amidst stunning gardens which have been lovingly designed and planted by the current owners and together with a tennis court, an orchard, several fields, a substantial detached two storey barn, further outbuildings and an aircraft hangar with capacity for three aircraft, it is the perfect package.

    Of further note are the environmental attributes including an Ökofen Pellematic Biomass Boiler, solar photovoltaic panels with the remainder of a 25 year warranty from 2012 and with a feed in tariff through EDF and a shared private springwater supply.

    Internally, accessed via the front entrance hall, The Pent boasts a wealth of features, including exposed beams, lovely inglenook fireplaces to the principal reception rooms with Chesney and Villager wood burning stoves and a fine oak framed extension with mansard roof, incorporates the garden room with under floor heating and engineered oak flooring.

    The kitchen/breakfast room has an LPG fired four oven Aga with back boiler, a four ring electric hob and oven, integral fridge and freestanding dishwasher. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a study, a utility room, an excellent larder with shelving, a cloakroom, a boot room and a home office.

    There are five good sized bedrooms on the first floor together with two bathrooms and a shower room, two being en suite. All of the bedrooms enjoy a lovely outlook over the gardens.

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I really love the location of this beautiful family home, everything is easily accessible but there is still very much of a rural countryside vibe going on and it really doesn't leave one wanting for much!

Julien HuntProperty agent

Local information

  • The village of Postling lies at the foot of the North Downs and has a Grade I listed church and a thriving community. Lyminge (2.1 miles) has good local facilities including a primary school, church, village store, post office, library, café, pharmacy and two doctors surgeries. About 5.4 miles to the south lies the coastal town of Hythe, whilst 13 miles to the north is the cathedral city of Canterbury and the nearest railway station can be found only 2 miles away at Sandling.
  • A comprehensive range of amenities can be found in Hythe, Ashford (11.2 miles) and Canterbury (13 miles). Ashford designer Outlet accessed via Junction 10/10A M20. Canterbury and Folkestone enjoy a popular Arts and Culture scene with theatres, art galleries and various museums.
  • There is a wide range of schools throughout the south east, in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary levels. These include Ashford School, Highworth Grammar School and The Norton Knatchbull for Boys in Ashford, The Kings School in Canterbury, Simon Langton Boys and Girls Grammar Schools in Canterbury, The Harvey Grammar for Boys and Folkestone School for Girls in Folkestone and Sutton Valence prep and senior schools in Sutton Valence.
  • A high speed train service runs from Ashford to London St Pancras with a journey time of about 38 minutes. Trains to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street can be found at Sandling station. Le Shuttle in Folkestone has frequent services to Calais in about 35 minutes.
  • Access to London is via the M20 motorway, Junction 11(2 miles) providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and other motorway networks.
  • * All distances and mileages are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Biomass heating system, LPG fired four oven Aga with back boiler, mains electricity, private shared springwater supply, water softener, private drainage and Fibre optic broadband.
  • Planning permission Ref 23/0067/FH listed building consent has been granted for the removal of an internal wall to open up the office space. Date of decision 13th March 2023.
  • Agent's Notes:
  • 1. There is a right of access over the initial part of the drive.
  • 2. Use of the runway would need to be negotiated with the landowners directly.
  • Directions: From London take the M20 coast bound. Leave at Junction 11 and at the roundabout take the B2068 and continue for 1.7 miles and turn right onto Pilgrims Way, the entrance to The Pent will be found after about 0.7 of a mile on the right hand side.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G