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Unique Edwardian property in Kent

Christmas Place is a uniquely charming Edwardian house with substantial accommodation, beautifully landscaped gardens and a four acre lake. The house dates from 1907 and, since buying the property from the playwright John Osborne, the current owners have lived here happily for the past 26 years.

The house has been modernised and extended to include an impressive orangery, which opens onto a lovely stone terrace. Inside are superbly proportioned rooms with high ceilings, decorative cornicing and original fireplaces. The kitchen/breakfast room provides an excellent family space suitable for informal entertaining, while upstairs the master bedroom suite has a dual aspect over the gardens.

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Accommodation in total comprises:

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Ground floor: reception hall, drawing room, orangery, dining room, study, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, hallway, family room, wine cellar, flower room, and bedroom;

First Floor: Master bedroom suite, two further bedrooms and family shower room;

Second floor: Two double bedrooms, family bathroom;

North wing: Two double bedrooms, family bathroom, double bedroom with mezzanine level and en-suite shower room, plus the billiard room.

Outside, extensive grounds lie to the south east and include an immaculate vegetable garden, lawns with fruit trees and a productive fruit cage. A tennis court lies at the end of the garden, and the indoor pool sits to the north east of the house. The four-acre lake has two islands reached by linking bridges and the boathouse has been updated recently.

Outbuildings include a stable block and two large storage rooms and the grounds come to around 22 acres including some woodland.

Christmas Place is situated in a rural location around a mile south of Edenbridge in Kent, and seven miles from East Grinstead.

The guide price is £3.25m. For further information please contact Savills on 020 7016 3780 or visit

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