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Substantial Kentish estate for sale

The Paley Estate is a Kentish property with a period farmhouse, an extensive range of traditional farm buildings, oast houses, farm cottages and over 440 acres of land.

The farmhouse itself offers enormous charm and character. Constructed of painted brick elevations under a tiled roof, the property offers superb family accommodation comprising reception hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, study, various ancillary service rooms, cellars, and, on the first floor, five double bedrooms (two en suite), family bathroom, and gallery landing. The landscaped garden includes a swimming pool, croquet lawn, an all weather tennis court and an arboretum of rhododendrons.

The estate includes two substantial Oast houses, plus a further range of livestock buildings and fodder stores. The property also comes with 11 modern and period farm cottages. Although originally constructed to accommodate farm workers, these dwellings are now let on assured shorthold tenancies.

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The land comprises 293 acres of pasture, nearly 46 acres of apple and pear orchards, 13 acres of paddocks and around 93 acres of attractive amenity woodland. The estate totals 441 acres with all sporting rights in hand. For many years there was an excellent shoot at Paley and the farm offers the potential to develop an informal sporting shoot taking advantage of the topography and parcels of woodland.

Paley is situated in a particularly attractive part of rural Kent, enjoying impressive views across unspoilt countryside. The nearby village of Goudhurst offers a shop, pub and a parish church. The larger local town of Cranbrook is some 5 or so miles to the south and Tunbridge Wells 14.5 miles to the west, both of which offer a wide range of shopping, scholastic and social facilities.

The guide price is £9.5m. For further information please contact Chesterton Humberts on 01823 331 234 or visit

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