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Seller Insight “Great Maytham Hall is one of Kent’s best kept secrets and it took our breath away the first time we saw it,” say the current owners of this spectacular period property. “Reminiscent of Downton Abbey and set just outside Rolvenden village, the Hall is a completely unique conversion of a Grade II* Listed building, each apartment enjoying stunning views.” “Set in around 17 acres of beautiful grounds, the spectacular bluebell wood comes into its own in April and May,” say the owners, “and the terrace is adorned with 150 rose bushes. The ‘green-fingered’ residents can indulge in their love of gardening and can often be found tending to the roses on the terrace. There are allotments and a communal kitchen garden, so there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.” “Being situated on the top floor of the Hall, the apartment affords fantastic vistas of its beautiful surroundings,” the owners continue, “whilst having the convenience of a lift right next to its front door. Inside, the dining area provides a real ‘wow’ moment when entertaining your friends and family, whilst the Snug comes into its own for those quiet, relaxed evenings.” “The residents of Maytham Hall often gather together to celebrate a birthday,” say the owners, “with the onsite guest suites available to hire for any visiting friends or family. The vast grounds provide ample opportunity to pop up a marquee (or two) whilst your guests are able to use the communal facilities, including the kitchen area which can be made available for any catering activity. There’s plenty to do in the local area too, including a weekly Farmers Market held at the local church, and the convenience store and hairdressing salon just a short walk away.” “The impressive Churchill drawing room is ideal for entertaining, with a piano, historic paintings of famous guests who visited and stayed including Churchill and Frances Hodgson Burnett (author of the Secret Garden which was inspired by her stay at Great Maytham Hall).” “The stunning communal grounds stretch across 17 acres and provide the perfect setting for summer picnics and parties, with the picturesque backdrop of the impressive Hall itself.” “There are a number of lovely local walks to enjoy outside of the estate with some breathtaking scenery, and we are truly lucky to be nestled away in the Garden of England.” “The Secret Garden was the perfect setting for a surprise wedding. It was an amazing day, full of cheer and lots of fun!” *
* These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
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Apartment 2 | Great Maytham Hall A lovely spacious and light one bedroom apartment in a Grade II* Listed 18th century mansion house - Great Maytham Hall; designed by Sir Edward Lutyens and built for the Right Honourable H J Tennant. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett was written at Great Maytham Hall in 1911.
larder/pantry cupboard. The working surfaces incorporate a 4 ring Stoves electric hob with an extractor over, a tiled splash back and a white ceramic sink with a single drainer and mixer taps. There is also a Neff double oven and grill and a fridge freezer. There is access to:
Her inspiration came from the beautiful grounds and in particular the romantic rose filled walled gardens. The gardens were planned in conjunction with Gertrude Jekyll and form an idyllic and beautiful setting for this spectacular country residence.
CLOAKROOM/UTILITY ROOM Window to side aspect. W.C., vanity wash hand basin. Hotpoint washing machine.
Great Maytham Hall has been completely refurbished to provide unique and splendid apartments whilst retaining the original outstanding period features of this former country home. This lovely apartment provides spacious, light and airy living with stunning views over the gardens and countryside beyond. Great Maytham Hall is set within 17 acres of tranquil park like grounds with majestic trees and a beautiful wooded area blooming with a jewelled carpet of bluebells in the Spring. Included within the grounds is a long gravelled driveway leading to the main entrance whilst to the rear is a stunning full length stone terrace, herbaceous borders and the main lawn. The 18th century walled garden has manicured lawns with flower and herbaceous borders and a full length pergola wrapped in roses, honeysuckle and jasmine. There is also a water garden and a central pond providing a natural habitat for a variety of wildlife. APARTMENT DESCRIPTION This stunning top floor apartment provides attractive, light and spacious living accommodation. It is accessed via a staircase or lift from the ground floor which leads to an individual spacious apartment with its own entrance area. The fabulously crafted arched door leads to the main accommodation comprising a lovely kitchen, utility/cloakroom, spacious living area and master bedroom with an en suite bathroom.
LIVING AREA Wonderful spacious area with double sash windows overlooking the rear garden and stunning views of the countryside beyond. Three radiators and several storage cupboards. BEDROOM Double sash windows to front aspect. Two built in storage cupboards and a built in wardrobe. Two radiators. EN SUITE BATHROOM White suite comprising a panelled bath, low level W.C. with inset cistern, wash hand basin with cupboard under and mirror above. Shower cubicle. Tiling. Extractor fan. SHARED SPACES At Great Maytham Hall the original reception rooms are areas of enjoyment for all the residents. The grandeur of the entrance hall delivers an impressive welcome fitting only for this impressive home. The centre piece is a dramatic oak staircase providing an elegant ascension to a galleried landing and the upper floors. Double doors lead through to the Churchill Room offering a relaxing area flooded with daylight from shuttered windows. The resident piano provides many hours of convivial musical entertainment. The guest apartments are available on request and can accommodate four people.
KITCHEN The kitchen comprises an attractive range of cream/ivory wall and base cupboards with a built in
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Apartment 2 | Great Maytham Hall EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION Great Maytham Hall is approached via a long gravelled driveway. Located within 17 acres of stunning grounds with glorious views over the countryside. The beautiful gardens are a joy throughout the year. The terrace is located to the rear of the property with views of the gardens and stunning countryside. The walled ‘Secret Garden’ is located to the right. This beautiful area planted with hundreds of roses provided much inspiration for Frances Hodgson Burnett. Further beyond is the Pond Garden featuring an ornamental pond. The Cutting Garden is a fabulous amenity with fruit bushes and vegetable beds for the residents to potter around in and enjoy the produce. There is an allocated parking space and in addition visitors parking. LOCATION Nestled within the beautiful Kent countryside, Rolvenden village is located approximately 1 mile away and provides a primary school, church, village shop, post office, 2 pubs and a weekly Farmers Market.Tenterden is approximately 4 miles away and has a wider variety of facilities including shops, restaurants, cafes, pub, banks, doctors and dentists surgeries, a post office, a leisure centre, church, steam railway and the Tenterden Golf Club. There is a wide choice of both state (including grammar) and private schools for most age groups. There are good communications to the surrounding areas with a variety of bus services available as well as being approximately 35 minutes to Ashford with its International station (Eurostar) and high speed rail link to London in under 40 minutes and only 20 minutes to Headcorn with mainline services to Charing Cross in just over an hour. SERVICES We understand the following services are available: Gas heating, mains drainage, mains electricity and water. MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE CHARGES There is a caretaker and many services and facilities provided by the freeholder for which there is a monthly charge. These include:Buildings insurance, maintenance and repairs to the building, gardening and the upkeep to a high standard of the grounds, cleaning of the communal areas, external window cleaning, security including CCTV and a Care Call System. The ground rent is £300 per annum. TENURE Leasehold to expire in 2132. AGENTS NOTE This apartment is only available to buyers over the age of 21.
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Agents Notes: All measurements are approximate and quoted in imperial with metric equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Copyright ÂŠ 2016 Fine & Country Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg No. 06959315 Registered Office: Morgan Alexander Kent Ltd (formerly Fine & Country Kent Ltd.) 36 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BS. Printed 13.06.2018
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