Maplehurst Mill is a Grade II listed Kentish property with the principal portion dating from 1756, with mid-19th century additions, although the oldest section dates from the 15th century or earlier.

Inside, the character of the building has been well-preserved: accommodation is arranged over three floors. The reception rooms have lots of period features including beams and timbers, exposed brickwork and splendid inglenook fireplaces – the drawing room overlooks the original water wheel while the library houses a cast iron wood-burning stove.

More living space is found upstairs, as are the six bedrooms (three en-suite), four of which have impressive vaulted ceilings.The mill mechanism survives, although the water-driven mechanism is no longer operative.

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Accommodation in total comprises: reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, music room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, galleried landing, library, master bedroom suite and five further bedrooms.

Outside is a converted stable block which offers a part-vaulted sitting room, and two bedrooms as ancillary accommodation. The landscaped gardens have well-stocked beds and borders and climbing plantss, while the heated swimming pool is set in a secluded area. The grounds also have productive fruit and vegetable gardens and a small vineyard.

Visiting wildlife includes little owls, barn owls, kingfishers and willow warblers along with visiting otters which come to the pond and the millstream – the gardens and grounds come to around 10 acres.

Maplehurst Mill is located in the village of Frittenden which has a village shop, primary school and a parish church. Cranbrook is seven miles and Staplehurst Station is two miles.


The guide price is £1.5m. For further information please contact Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01580 720 000 or visit www.jackson-stops.co.uk.

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