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Hunton, Shingle Barn Lane, Kent, ME15

£5,500 PM, (£1,269 PW) *(Tenant Info)

9 Beds 4 Baths 7 Receptions

REF: SEV130040



  • Unfurnished or Furnished
  • 9 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 7 reception rooms
  • Self contained 3 bedroom Annexe
  • 3 Acres of garden
  • Tennis court
  • Double garage
  • Pets considered by negotation


Buston Manor is an impressive Grade II* listed country house of Medieval origin with 17th century additions in the English Baroque Style and constitutes the principal house on the Tregothnan Kent Estate. AVAILABLE NOW UNTIL APRIL 2021, (A LONGER LET MAY BE CONSIDERED) Buston Manor, formerly Burston Manor was one of three ancient manors of Hunton. A large part of the farm estate became deer parkland about the time of Elizabeth the first; but reverted to farmland in the first half of the 19th century. It is said that Oliver Cromwell lived there during the Civil War and his coat of arms were painted on the chimney breast. It was later owned by the Despencer family, the oldest surviving living title except for the Crown. The then 6th Viscount Falmouth then married into the Despenser family and bought her title and Buston Manor into the Falmouth family. During the 2nd world war Buston manor became a military hospital. This stunning property features nine bedrooms and seven reception rooms with an adjoining self-contained annexe containing a further three bedrooms and one reception room. Having undergone extensive refurbishment, Buston Manor is wonderfully presented, exuding a wealth of original charm and character whilst having been sensitively modernized in some areas. Later additions to the house are constructed of red and grey brick and features high elevations offering generous, light accommodation arranged over two floors with many of the rooms benefitting from a double aspect outlook and far reaching views over the extensive grounds and surrounding countryside. FEATURES Some particular points of note include: - Internal oak doors throughout much of the property. - Spacious reception hall with wooden flooring. - Music room with floor to ceiling wood panelled walls and open brick fireplace. - Drawing room with original large open fireplace. Panel detail to the walls and double aspect tall sliding slash windows with window seats. - Dining room with open fire place. - Large kitchen with beams. The Kitchen is fitted with Amtico flooring and oil fired AGA. Small island unit/breakfast bar. - Separate utility room with space for appliances; access to the garden. - Generous sitting room with open fireplace and tall window overlooking the front courtyard. - Playroom leading to Study area. - Cellar. ACCOMMODATION The first floor presents: - Generously proportioned master bedroom with double aspect, contemporary en-suite, separate dressing room and passage into nursery room. - Bedroom 2 is a large double with tall window and fitted cupboard. - Library/reception boasting wood panel walls and open fireplace. - Bedroom 3 is a substantial size and boasts panel wood walls and an open fire place, but could be used as a reception room due to its ''Jack and Jill' nature. - Bedroom 4 is a good size double with views across the side gardens. - Bedroom 5 is a single room that could be used as a dressing area for bedroom 6. - Bedroom 7 is a double with built in cupboards and tall windows. - Bedroom 8 can be found on the second floor of the property, which benefits from vast eaves storage. - Three further contemporary family Bathrooms all finished to an exceptional high standard. Annexe: - Separate Annexe which can be accessed from the main house via the Study and Boot room area. The Annexe comprises two quirky double bedrooms and a single bedroom, bathroom, cottage Kitchen and a sitting room with wood burning stove. Outside - Buston Manor is approached via a long private driveway set in 360 acres of arable farmland. The Manor house sits in approximately 3 acres of formal gardens including a tennis court. The Tenant will be responsible for maintaining the gardens. Sporting rights over the entire farm may be available to an incoming Tenant by separate negotiation. There is a double garage block and ample parking on the driveway. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. - Local Authority: Maidstone County Council - Council Tax: Band H (Annexe banded separately - Band D) SITUATION Buston Manor is situated in the Kent countryside and is surrounded by open fields in an idyllic rural setting. The Manor house lies within the historical parish of Hunton where St. Mary's Church can be found. The parish is surrounded by undulating countryside approximately 10 minutes drive from the large market town of Maidstone. DIRECTIONS - From our Sevenoaks office proceed down the High Street to the traffic lights turning right onto Seal Hollow Road. Continue forward on the A25 following signs for Maidstone. - Continue forward through Seal, Borough Green and St. Mary's Platt. At the Wrotham traffic lights bear into the right hand lane, signposted A20 West Malling. - Bear right and continue forward past the petrol station on your right hand side. After the petrol station, take the first right signposted for Paddock Wood (B2016). - Continue forward towards Mereworth. At the end of the road at the roundabout take the first exit onto A26 Tonbridge Road. - At the next round about take the third exit signposted for Wateringbury (Tonbridge Road A26). - Continue forward through Wateringbury village and into Teston Village. As you enter Teston, there is an unmarked turning for Teston Lane. This lane has a small bridge going over the river and a level crossing and is clearly visible from the main road. - At the T junction turn right onto Lower Road. - At the Pickled Trout pub bear right onto Smith's Hill. At the top of the hill turn left onto Shingle Barn Lane. - Turn right after approximately 0.3 mile onto an unmarked private drive for the Estate. - Follow the drive down passing an Oast house and a pair of cottages belonging to the Estate. Continue forward and Buston Manor will be directly ahead of you. RELEVANT LETTING FEES AND TENANT PROTECTION INFORMATION As well as paying the rent, you may also be required to make the following permitted payments: Pre-Tenancy Fees (Payable to Jackson-Stops) - Holding Deposit: 1 week's rent - Security Deposit: 5 or 6 weeks' rent During The Tenancy (Payable to Jackson-Stops) - Variation of Contract: Payment of £50 (inc.VAT) if you want change the tenancy agreement - Unpaid Rent: Payment of interest for the later payment of rent as a rate of 3% above the Bank of England Base rate - Lost Key(s) or other security devises: Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s). - Change of Sharer: Payment of £50 (inc.VAT) per replacement tenant or any reasonable cost incurred if higher. - Early Termination: Liable to the Landlord for the costs in re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy. During The Tenancy (Payable to the provider) if permitted and applicable - Utilities (gas, electricity, other fuel, water, private drainage, sewerage); Communications (telephone and broadband); Installation of cable/satellite; Subscription to cable/satellite supplier; Television licence; Council Tax. Other Permitted Payments - Any other permitted payments, not included above, under the relevant legislation including contractual damages. TENANT PROTECTION - Jackson-Stops is a member of ARLA Propertymark, which is a client protection scheme, and also a member of The Property Ombudsman, which is a redress scheme. Jackson-Stops use the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) to protect tenant deposits.