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Modern medieval in Kent

A part-conversion part-new build medieval hall is for sale in Penshurst, Kent for £1.5 million, where careful attention has been paid to the renovation throughout.

A skillful mix of original materials with reclaimed and new timbers, beams and tiles, Grove Cottage evokes handsome period living with modern conveniences one would expect in the 21st century.

The house set in four acres of grounds with paddocks, stabling, orchards and a half-mile of river frontage, has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and three reception rooms.

Agent Hannah Walker from Chesterton, who is selling Grove Cottage, says, ‘There are wonderful views over the river and Penshurst Place Estate land, completing the rural idyll of this thatched medieval property with 14th century origins and new additions like under-floor heating, a two-oven Aga and en suite bathrooms and shower rooms.

‘The house could suit an energetic family that loves country pursuits and an element of tranquillity.’

Penshurst is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just four miles from Hever Castle where Henry VIII met Ann Boleyn.

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