Guide price £1,750,000
A splendid Grade II listed country residence amid stunning landscaped gardens and grounds set in an elevated location with far reaching views Gallants Manor is a fine example of a former Kent Hall House originally dating back to the 14th Century with later additions. The property displays attractive rag-stone and tile hung elevations and exposed framing with rendered infil to the first floor and a slight jetty to the south side, all under hipped and pitched tiled roofs. The property is on the market for the first time in almost a century and an extensive provenance of its history is documented in various historic tomes and documents including Hasteds ''The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent'. Internally the property displays an eclectic mix of architectural features embracing circa seven hundred years of history including Gothic arches, beams and timbers, a variety of period fireplaces and lofty ceiling heights with sash windows in some areas. The accommodation amounts of almost 5,000 sq feet and provides elegant and atmospheric family living space. The property is set amid circa nine acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds that have been lovingly tended by the current custodians. Approached along a gravel driveway that continues around to the rear, the property is well positioned to enjoy the wrap-around gardens which have been divided into a variety of garden rooms. They feature masses of flowering plants and mature trees under-planted with spring bulbs creating colour and interest throughout the seasons. A special highlight is a stunning water feature linked to man-made ponds. Designed especially for the property, this is a superb focal point and encourages wildlife into the gardens. The gardens are a particular feature of this property, a real gardener's delight. A detached brick built barn, used in a variety of ways by the vendors over the years, could provide additional ancillary accommodation subject to any necessary planning consent(s). A double garage, tennis court and various stores complete the picture. FEATURES - Spacious entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor and access to good sized 3 bay cellar - Grand drawing room with open fire place, carved wall panelling and a pair of French doors to garden terrace - Sitting Room with fire place and built in display cabinets - Dining Room with painted wood panelling - leading to a rear hall with access to the rear of the house and cloakroom - Kitchen fitted with a good selection of Shaker style cabinets with matching island and an oil fired Aga. Leading to: - An informal breakfast/garden room with views to the garden through floor to ceiling windows and French doors - Study area with direct access to outside and utility room - Master bedroom arranged open plan to en suite bathroom - Four further double bedrooms - each with fitted sink units - Family bathroom and separate cloakroom - Double garage plus various sheds and stores - Detached barn with WC and washing facilities providing potential for conversion (subject to planning) - Hard tennis court - Landscaped gardens and grounds circa 9 acres in all SITUATION East Farleigh is situated close to the county town of Maidstone which provides a comprehensive selection of shops and amenities as well as commuter services to London Victoria from Maidstone East which also connects to Ashford International for Eurostar services to the continent. Staplehurst station just over 7.5 miles away provides an extensive commuter timetable servicing London Bridge, London Cannon Street and London Charing Cross. There are numerous schools in the area catering for both primary and secondary education in the state and private sectors; Maidstone Girls and Boys Grammar Schools, Invicta School for girls, Valley Park, Coxheath Primary School, Sutton Valence Preparatory and Senior School and The Maplesden Noakes School. Links to national road networks are via the M20 which is accessed from Junction 4 approximately 8 miles away. The M20 also links to major airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow as well as the ports at Dover and Folkestone and the Channel Tunnel. Maidstone 3 miles M20 Motorway 8 miles Staplehurst Station 8 miles Ashford International 23 miles London 38 miles (All distances are approximate) PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. - Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council - Council Tax band (2019/20): H - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. - Viewings: Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01580 720000. - Photographs taken prior to marketing.
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