Savills | Swanton Street, Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8AS | Properties for sale
3,448 sq ft(320.33 sq m)
Guide price £1,350,000

Swanton StreetBredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8AS

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2019
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms
  • Delightful walled gardens
  • Detached barn incorporating home office
  • Unconverted timber framed barn with potential (STPP)
  • 3.8 miles from Hollingbourne station with frequent services to London

An elegant Grade II* listed, predominantly Georgian house set amidst glorious grounds

About this property

  • Swanton Hall is a stunning example of an early, principally Georgian, country house boasting superb country baroque architecture, set amidst a backdrop of delightfully landscaped gardens and grounds and designated a Grade II* listing as a building of Special Historic Note and Architectural Interest.

    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming home was once known as Holliday Hall, named after the gentleman for whom it was built in 1719, Edward Holliday, a notable goldsmith who lived in London and whose close neighbour and good friend was the Baroque composer George Fredrick Handel, whom it is said stayed at Holliday Hall on a number of occasions. The impressive façade features a keystone above the front door inscribed with the date 1719, although it is believed that the original house may have earlier mid 17th century origins.

    In 2007 Marcus Binney, historian and author of In Search of The Perfect House; 500 Of The Best Buildings In Britain And Ireland (2007) describes Holliday Hall as an enchanting example of England's most delightful home grown style - country baroque.

    The present owners have sympathetically refurbished and updated the property both inside and out whilst preserving the integrity and retaining the character of this important historic building. The surrounding gardens and grounds have been lovingly designed and planned to complement this interesting home.

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An absolutely beautiful Georgian home that's impossible not to be charmed by

Duncan PetrieProperty agent

Local information

  • Swanton Hall is located just over half a mile away from the small and active village of Bredgar with its excellent village farm shop, primary school, village hall, church, public house and cricket club. Approximately 3.8 miles to the south lies the historic village of Hollingbourne where there is also a village shop, several pubs and restaurants.
  • Comprehensive shopping: More extensive shopping can be found in Sittingbourne, Maidstone and Ashford. Bluewater shopping is located just off the M25 Junction 2 (A2/M2).
  • Rail services: Services run from Hollingbourne to London Victoria in about 1 hour 12 mins, or trains to London St Pancras, Cannon Street, or Victoria can be found at Sittingbourne station (from 55 mins to 1 hr 10 mins). Ebbsfleet International (23 miles) has fast services to London St Pancras in about 20 mins. Eurostar trains are available from Ashford International and there is a high speed train service to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
  • Education: Like many parts of Kent there are some excellent schools in the area. In the state sector there are grammar schools for boys and girls in Sittingbourne, Maidstone, Cranbrook and Tonbridge. There are also some local primary schools with excellent Ofsted reports. Independent girls and boys schools in the private sector include Sutton Valence, King's Canterbury, Lorenden, St Edmunds and Tonbridge at junior and senior level.
  • Motorway links: There is easy access to the M20 (Junction 8) and M2 providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airport and other motorway networks.

Additional information

  • Directions: From London leave the M20 at junction 8 (Leeds Castle). At the third roundabout turn left on the B2163 signed to Hollingbourne. Drive through the village and proceed up the hill continuing for about 3.8 miles, the tall pleached hornbeam hedging and white entrance gate to Swanton Hall will be found on the left hand side, immediately prior to Blind Mary's Lane.
  • EPC Exempt