Wittersham, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7HN | Property for sale | Savills
410.26 sq m(4,416 sq ft)
Guide price £2,850,000

WittershamTenterden, Kent, TN30 7HN


    Key features

    • Beautiful Grade II listed country house of excellent proportions
    • Fabulous landscaped gardens with outstanding rural views
    • Astroturf tennis court
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • Orchard and ponds
    • Ancillary accommodation
    • Various outbuildings, stables and mower store
    • Sought after rural location
    • In total about 8.7 acres

    An elegant Grade II listed family home with ancillary accommodation and excellent recreational facilities, in a lovely rural setting.

    About this property

    • Set back behind its smart carriage drive approach and landscaped gardens, Acton Manor is an elegant, predominantly 18th century Grade II listed country house with flexible ancillary accommodation, excellent recreational facilities, stables and far reaching rural views.

      The principal house benefits from beautifully proportioned rooms and retains an abundance of features typical of the periods over the years including exposed oak timbers and beams, high ceilings affording light filled rooms, large sash windows, some with working window shutters.

      From the reception hall there are several reception rooms; a substantial and beautiful dual aspect drawing room featuring an inglenook fireplace and having garden vistas and direct access to a southerly terrace, an outstanding formal dining room, the ideal space for formal entertaining, enjoying an easterly aspect and having an impressive inglenook fireplace and, a study with feature fireplace.

      The kitchen/breakfast room with polished tiled flooring and underfloor heating, has extensive painted wooden cupboards and a generous larder cupboard with shelving. Appliances include an Everhot range, an integral dishwasher, fridge and electric oven. The kitchen has been cleverly configured, being partially open to the adjacent family room which has a central sky lantern and doubled doors opening through to the triple aspect garden room which enjoys wonderful views over the land and beyond. Off the kitchen is a boot room with tiled floor and a wine store.

      A wide sweeping staircase leads from the reception hall to the split level upper floors. To the front portion of the house are two beautifully proportioned bedrooms enjoying an easterly aspect and including the main bedroom with en suite bathroom and separate WC. Four attractive further bedrooms are served by two bathrooms and a shower room. On the second floor landing there is access to ample eaves storage.

      Acton Manor is approached via a sweeping carriage drive which leads to a generous gravelled parking area to the front of the house. An electric gate gives access to a secondary drive leading around to the stables, triple garaging and further parking to the north of the house.

      Of particular note are the beautifully landscaped gardens which provide a wonderful setting and comprise substantial paved south and westerly facing terraces ideal for al fresco dining, manicured lawns, ponds, deep herbaceous borders, lavender beds, banks of rose beds, an abundance of mature trees, seasonal shrubs and an orchard planted with various fruit trees. Well screened recreational facilities include an Astroturf tennis court and a heated swimming pool with an electric cover. Outbuildings comprise a potting shed and open log store, a pool house and plant room, a triple garage block and greenhouse.

      The ancillary accommodation is located above the garaging and approached via an external wooden staircase. It comprises a sizeable living area/bedroom, a fitted kitchen and shower room.

      There is an enclosed hard-standing yard with stable block comprising three stables, a shelter, tack room and mower/tractor store. Direct access can be gained to the fields which wrap around the gardens to the south and west, one of which benefits from direct road access.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This lovely family home is elegant both inside and out, with generous light filled rooms, excellent recreational facilities and far reaching westerly views

    Sarah HuntProperty agent

    Local information

    • The village of Wittersham (0.7 of a mile) has a primary school, an historic church, a community market, a village hall and public house. Peasmarsh (4 miles) has a supermarket, Post Office, garage, hotel with leisure complex together with several public houses and restaurants. The picturesque Cinque Port towns of Rye (5.5 miles) and Tenterden (5.7 miles) have an excellent and varied selection of shops, supermarkets, schools and recreational facilities, the former also benefiting from tennis, golf and sailing clubs.
    • Rail services can be found at Appledore (4.9 miles) and Rye with services to Ashford International station having connections to London and the continent. Headcorn station (14.4 miles) has fast and frequent services to London. A high speed train service runs from Ashford (14 miles) to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
    • There are an excellent selection of schools in the area in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary level. These include Dulwich School Cranbrook, Marlborough House and Saint Ronans preparatory schools in Hawkhurst. Cranbrook Grammar, Ashford School, Highworth Grammar School Ashford, Norton Knatchbull for Boys, Homewood School Tenterden, Sutton Valence, Benenden Girls School and Kings College at Canterbury.
    • The M20 can be joined at Ashford with links to London, the coast and other motorway networks. The A21 at Flimwell with links to the M25 at junction 5 and Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
    • *All mileages and distances are approximate

    Additional information

    • Services: Oil fired central heating, mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Swimming pool heated via an air source heat pump.
    • The vendors are related to a member of Savills staff
    • Directions: From Tenterden town centre take the B2082, signposted to Rye. Proceed for just under 5 miles into the centre of Wittersham. Continue out of the village on the B2082 for about 0.4 of a mile towards Rye and turn left into Acton Lane, continue for a short distance and the drive to Acton Manor will be found on the left hand side.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H