From a classic Wealden estate to a pretty farmhouse with a separate oast
Quakers is a handsome and imposing property dating from 1928 set within landscaped gardens providing seclusion and privacy, all just five miles from Sevenoaks.
Period features include the portico entrance, stone pillared veranda, elegant fireplaces, oak flooring, dado and picture rails. Accommodation is spread over three floors, and include elegant formal entertaining spaces, and informal family rooms, as well as a lovely kitchen/breakfast room.
Bedrooms comprise the master suite and guest suite plus four further bedrooms and attic storage space upstairs. Outside is a gymnasium with vaulted ceiling and over two acres of wonderful landscaped gardens which feature a tennis court and a summerhouse.
£2.95m Savills (01732 658701; http://countrylife.onthemarket.com)
Great Wadd is a Grade II listed farmhouse dating back to the 17th century, with a separate detached oast house and leisure facilities, within the Cranbrook School Catchment area of Kent.
With high ceilings and beautiful oak flooring the period features are charming. Accommodation is very flexible and can be configured to suit any family: it includes five to nine bedrooms, four to six reception rooms and four to six bathrooms. The detached oast house offers an open-plan kitchen/sitting room, dining room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a private garden.
The delightful gardens include a tennis court, pond and fields as well as a Grade II listed timber-framed barn housing a swimming pool. In all about 33.7 acres.
£2.45m Knight Frank (01892 310739; http://countrylife.onthemarket.com)
Believed to date back to the 18th century, Capel Cross is a fine Grade II Listed house located just under a mile from the village of Horsmonden and within easy reach of both Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
There are good ceiling heights, pretty fireplaces and exposed beams throughout the house, which offers fine reception rooms, including the drawing room and sitting room with their southwesterly aspect, and six bedrooms upstairs including the master suite.
Outside the gardens slope gently south-west featuring extensive lawns, pretty mature trees and a spring-fed pond. The The equestrian facilities include a stable block by Chart Stables which has four stables and a hay store, a hard-standing yard continues to the tack room and generous open bay barn.
Two post and rail paddocks are located to either side of the drive with a further 2.5 acre field to the north-west. The grounds in total amount to just under 6 acres.
£1.495m Savills (01580 468933; http://countrylife.onthemarket.com)
Maxden is an attractive and versatile family house, with a separate annexe, set in 1.9 acres of delightful grounds and backing onto orchards outside the popular village of Matfield.
The main house dates from around 1933, the detached annexe building dates from 1950, and was built for use as an office/studio. The property offers considerable potential for customising or extending to suit a new owner’s requirements; there is an extant planning consent for a conservatory.
The house has painted rendered elevations under tiled roofs and has double glazed replacement windows and is set in delightful gardens and grounds and currently offers a sitting room and a lovely dining room, a two-tier kitchen and an airy breakfast room. The bedroom accommodation comprises the master suite, three further double bedrooms and a single bedroom.
Outside, the gardens and grounds include a pretty paved terrace come to around two acres and include a stable block with two loose boxes. The annexe at the end of the garden comprises a double bedroom, sitting room and a cloakroom.
£1.35m Jackson Stops & Staff (01892 521700; http://countrylife.onthemarket.com)
In its 350 year history, the spectacular Tunstall House has only been sold twice. The main property is an outstanding Grade I listed, 17th-century manor house built with mellow red and blue chequered bricks, and located just two miles from the town of Sittingbourne.
Reception rooms include a beautiful double-aspect drawing room and the more intimate sitting room, the smoking room. A charming ‘telephone room’ is found off the dining hall and a study sits to the back of the house. The generous farmhouse kitchen sits in a wing to the rear of the house. A staircase leads down to the cellar and wine store, while the conservatory makes for a superb, bright living area adjacent to the kitchen.
The first and second floors house the bedroom accommodation: five generous principal bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms A large landing on the second floor leads to two further good bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and a bathroom. There are also three storerooms and a room, which houses the clock mechanism.
Outside, the rest of the estate is divided into lots including The Stables, a delightful Grade II listed four-bedroom house, and various lots of land. In total the grounds amount to over 50 acres.
£2.85m for the whole. Strutt & Parker (01227 319798; http://countrylife.onthemarket.com)