Oxenhoath Road, Hadlow, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9SS | Property for sale | Savills
74 Ac(29.95 Ha)
Guide price £7,950,000

Oxenhoath RoadHadlow, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9SS

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Elegant country residence of charm
  • Superb proportions throughout
  • Charming character features
  • 16th Century 5 bedroom Dower House
  • Comprehensive ancillary accommodation
  • Extensive parkland
  • Woodland & lake
  • Commercial elements
  • About 74 acres in total

Exquisite Grade II* listed country residence

About this property

  • Oxon Hoath is an elegant and charming country estate, occupying a delightful position with far reaching rural views.

    The principal property is a Grade II* listed Georgian mansion with French Chateau influences and a history dating back to the 14th century. Oxon Hoath has been a private stately home for centuries but for the past 24 years has been successfully operated by the owner as an exclusive venue for retreats, conferences and celebratory events.

    The main areas of the house currently provide for 28 guest bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, and a range of mostly south facing principal reception rooms.

    These include the library having a magnificent bay window with three full length sash windows with working shutters, range of fitted bookshelves in a heavy Jacobean style with carving depicting fruits and leaves and with carved stone open fireplace with ornate carvings either side.

    A door leads through to the dining room which has two full height sash windows and a beautiful decorative cornice incorporating military cartouches depicting eagles and flags, in a pattern which is repeated over the fireplace.

    The Drawing Room having a late 18th century carved fireplace with a pink marble surround which is an outstanding feature of this room depicting Marie Antoinette rustic shepherd style, with vines, pomegranates, baskets, flowers, ferns and rams heads and the beautiful ceiling cornice depicts scallop shells and leaves.

    Overall the house has a great diversity of room sizes (whether for use as living rooms, party areas, banqueting, studios or quiet spaces for relaxation) and many interesting period features including a grand staircase hall as well as some exceptionally fine fireplaces, decorative cornicing and panelling.

    Further to the main house offering is the 16th century Grade II* listed Dower House that accommodates 5 bedrooms and bathrooms, 4 reception rooms and an indoor swimming pool.

    In addition, there are 3 staff or owner accommodation apartments:

    Mezzanine Flat: Approached via a staircase from the first floor and two external entrances, comprising a sitting room, kitchen and 2 bedrooms.

    Pomfret: Comprising a sitting room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor and a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor.

    Culpepper: Approached by its own private entrance from the undercroft and comprises a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

    The glorious gardens and grounds provide the most impressive backdrop with formal, landscaped lawns and terraces, including parterre gardens retaining much of the original planting and decoration.

    There is a yew topiary walk with a low stone wall separating the formal gardens from the parkland to the east, and a ha-ha to the south.

    The parkland is interspersed by mature trees and there is a 3-acre lake which is crossed by a Victorian stone bridge.

    There is a 2.25 acre Georgian Walled Garden that provides abundant fresh fruit, flowers, herbs and vegetables for the house. It has been cultivated using entirely organic farming methods under the guidance of The Soil Association.

    Also within the Walled Garden are the relics of a former swimming pool. A paddock and an area of orchard lie adjacent to the Walled Garden.

    Nearby are further paddocks, one of which is surrounded by a woodland walk and a stable block.

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Imagine a Georgian Mansion mixed with a French chateau and you have Oxon Hoath. Add 75 acres of formal gardens, lakes and parkland with glorious views and you have one of the finest houses in the area

Will PeppittProperty agent

Local information

  • Oxon Hoath is situated in an elevated position with outstanding views across the Weald of Kent that stretch over its own lake and listed parkland.
  • Local Amenities: Hadlow, Borough Green & West Malling.
  • Comprehensive Shopping: Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells & Sevenoaks.
  • Rail Services: Borough Green & Wrotham (4 miles) to London Bridge/Charing Cross/Victoria. Tonbridge (5.6 miles) and Hildenborough (6 miles) to London Bridge/Charing Cross/Cannon Street.
  • Schools: Various highly regarded primary, secondary, grammar and independent schools in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells.
  • Leisure: Local countryside walks, golf at Wildernesse, Knole Park, Nizels & Poult Wood.
  • All distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains water & electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
  • Planning: The property is currently used under planning permission TM99/6697/Fl with associated Listed Building Consent dating from April 1999. Those contemplating alternative uses/development including reversion to a single house would need to secure planning & listed building consent.
  • Licenses: The Library is licensed for 65 guests for wedding ceremonies. Licensed to serve alcohol. PPL/PRS Licence to play/perform music.
  • Council tax & business rates:
  • Mezzanine Apartment–B & A
  • Dower House–B & H
  • Pomfret–B & C
  • Business Rates – RV of £35,500
  • The following occupancies currently
  • exist:
  • Mansion - 2 staff occupancies
  • Dower House - AST
  • Grazing land & lake are subject to licence agreements (terminable within 12 months)
  • Stables - Licence to Occupy
  • Additional EPC Ratings:
  • The Dower House - E
  • Directions: Heading east on the A26 to Hadlow High Street turn left to Carpenters Lane. After about 1.5 miles turn right on to Oxenhoath Road and the entrance to Oxon Hoath can be found along on the right hand side.
  • EPC Exempt