Kent dream homes: 3 of the best properties for sale in May
PUBLISHED: 13:58 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:58 30 April 2018
Thinking of moving to or within Kent? Every month we pick three stunning houses for sale that we’re sure you’ll love
Built in the 1920s, this clifftop property with uninterrupted sea views has been sympathetically extended and modernised over the years, the result being a spacious family home with great living space and entertainment facilities.
A curved entrace hall leads to a bespoke Smallbone of Devizes kitchen, games and bar room with sea views, a dining room with bi-folding doors leading to the rear gardens, lounge, study and an air-conditioned home-entertainment room.
At the top of the staircase is a seating area with stunning sea views. There are five bedrooms on the first floor (four are en suite), while the master bedroom has a roof terrace overlooking the pool and gardens. There is a further family bathroom and a safe room.
To the rear is the swimming pool, sauna and shower log cabin, plus a lawned area with tree-lined perimeters.
Miles and Barr, 01227 200600
Mount Pleasant is an imposing, five-bedroom Grade II listed country house dating from the early 17th century, with some later additions.
Period Features include exposed beams, attractive fireplaces, oak flooring, lofty ceilings, wood panelling and decorative picture rails.
Within the grounds of 1.2 acres are two adjoining barns, a triple garage, car barn and further outbuildings and stores. Plans were in place to join the main house to the outbuildings, creating a grand dining hall with vaulted ceiling and a raised octagonal orangery. Planning permission has now lapsed but could be re-instated if desired.
Colebrook Sturrock, 01303 840422
The ground-floor East Wing at Lutyens-designed Great Maytham Hall is currently on the market. Its rose-filled wall gardens, planned in conjuction with Gertrude Jekyll, were the inspiration for The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Today, this former country house has been refurbished into splendid apartments while retaining their original period features, such as the Doric columns and sash windows in the drawing room. The kitchen/breakfast room offers ample space for a dining table and chairs.
The bedroom hall with built-in cupboards leads to the principal bedroom suite, which has its own bathroom; there is a second double bedroom and separate bathroom.
Fine & Country, 01580 766388