Stonehouse is a Grade II listed property believed to date from the mid-18th century. The house benefits from handsome stone elevations with sliding sash windows and has been extended to provide over 5,000sq ft of living space.
Accommodation includes a spacious entrance hall which leads to the drawing room from where a staircase rises to the first floor. Doors lead through to the conservatory which has two sets of French windows out onto the terrace. Next to the drawing room is the billiard room with an open fireplace and polished floorboards, and the kitchen has a wonderful vaulted ceiling.
Upstairs is the master suite with its vaulted ceiling, spacious bathroom with a roll-top bath, and a dressing room; there is also a comfortable guest suite with views across the Downs, and three further bedrooms on this floor – two at the front with attractive views of the pond. The second floor offers a further bedroom and large bathroom with a corner bath, both with attractive exposed timbers.
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Outside well-kept gardens surround the house, which are predominantly laid to lawn and studded with mature trees including lots of old apple trees. To the front is a large pond bordered by weeping willows and oak trees – nearby is a covered gazebo.
The grounds of the property amount to around 81 acres. Outbuildings include a two-storey coach house with garaging, workshops and store, and a barn; there are around 66 acres of woodland and 13.5 acres of paddocks.
Stonehouse is located around half a mile south of the centre of Boxley in Kent, adjacent to a parkland landscape at the foot of the Downs. The village has an ancient church and popular Inn overlooking the village green. A range of local shops are found at Penenden Heath just half a mile’s drive. Maidstone is two miles.
The guide price is £1.5m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01227 451123 or visit www.struttandparker.com.
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