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Exquisite Kent country house with cottage

Old Tong Farm is a Grade II* listed property in Brenchley in Kent. The house dates predominantly from the 16th century and sits in a wonderful location, in nearly nine acres of land.

Although the property’s origins date back to the 14th century, when it was a former wool hall, the house has very high ceilings and rooms with pleasing proportions. Original features include ceiling and wall timbers, solid oak doors and Huguenot murals in the dressing room to the master bedroom which date back to 1625.

Accommodation is arranged over three floors and comprises: drawing room, dining room, family playroom, sitting room, study, kitchen, larder, pantry, boot room, cloakroom and cellar on the ground floor. Upstairs are the master bedroom with dressing room and bathroom, guest bedroom with bathroom and four further bedrooms, plus a large attic.

The cottage was built in 1988 and provides excellent ancilliary accommodation over two floors and has its own part-walled garden. An array of outbuildings and a tennis court in some need of TLC are also part of the property.

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There are some very beautiful formal gardens which for many years were open as part of the National Gardens Scheme. They extend to around three acres, while a large terrace faces south from the house itself. Wildflower meadows and a Kent cobnut orchard add to the charm, as do the heated swimming pool and kitchen garden. A rustic wooden bridge over the stream leads through to the woodland and the large apple orchard and the large pond has an abundance of wildlife.

Old Tong Farm is located in a wonderful rural setting just over a mile south of Brenchley in Kent, which has a fine range of local facilities, as does Horsmonden, two miles away. Paddock Wood is just four miles and has trains into London in under an hour.

The guide price is £2.3m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01732 459 900 or visit

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