Maidstone Kent ME15 West Street, Hunton
- From £9,200,000
Features at a glance
- Immaculately presented Grade II listed country house with eight bedrooms and five reception rooms
- Gate Lodge
- Stable Cottage
- Traditional and modern buildings
- Beautiful parkland setting with walled garden and lakes, swimming pool and tennis court
- Woodland and pasture
- About 132 acres (53.42 ha) in total
- For sale as a whole
One of Kent's most magical estates
Hunton Court is listed Grade II and unusually for Kent, is constructed of a mellow ragstone reminiscent of that found in the Cotswolds.
This impressive house lies at the end of two long driveways, one of which has a lodge where it meets the public highway, before meandering through 132 acres of beautiful and established 18th Century parkland - that of serpentine lakes, artfully arranged tree planting and ancient and picturesque stone bridges creating a magical setting for this unique house.
Hunton Court epitomises all that is expected of an elegant country house. It does not fail to impress.
Behind the three storey house lies a range of traditional buildings, one of which incorporates a cottage and a large walled garden.
History Hunton Court dates back to the 13th Century and was once a traditional timber framed 14th Century farmhouse, with a large roof structure and three crown posts which can still be found in the attic rooms today. It was in the early Victorian period that the house was adapted to the existing Georgian style.
The Estate was once the country residence of the Bannerman family, starting with Henry Bannerman in 1850. The Estate was subsequently left to his nephew, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, who served as Prime Minister from 1905 to 1908. Hunton Court was successively occupied by descendants of the Bannerman family before moving into the ownership of the current vendors in 2008.
This property has 132 acres of land.
Hunton Court is set in a beautiful rural setting on the edge of the quiet village of Hunton, close to Marden and Linton at the foot of the Greensand Ridge.
Hunton itself has a primary school, pre-school and a village hall with a shop, café and public house at nearby Yalding. A more comprehensive range of amenities are available at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.
The surrounding countryside provides a variety of outdoor pursuits such as walking, riding and cycling.
There are excellent road and rail links to London. There are a number of stations nearby, including Marden (4.7 miles) and Paddock Wood (7 miles) with services to London Bridge within 41 minutes. By car it is a seven miles to the M20 at junction 5 which provides links to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Hunton Court is well suited in the heart of Kent, and a great variety of schools are available in the surrounding towns and villages, including those nearby at Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Canterbury. Of particular note and within close proximity are Tonbridge School, Sevenoaks School, Dulwich Prep School at Cranbrook, and Benenden School.
From Maidstone leave on the A229, towards Staplehurst. Pass through Loose village and at the next major set of traffic lights, just before Linton, turn right onto the B2163 into Coxheath. Follow this road out of the village. After about 0.5 miles, turn left into Hunton Hill. Continue down the hill and at the bottom of the hill bear right into West Street. Continue for a short distance and immediately before the Church, turn left into a private road. After about 50m the gates to Hunton Court are on the right.Read more
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