20 Great Maytham Hall Rolvenden | Cranbrook | Kent | TN17 4NE Apartment 20 Great Maytham Hall.indd 1
Seller Insight This stunning, spacious, ground floor, apartment is located in magnificent Mayham Hall and surrounded by 17 acres of exceptional, beautiful, gardens, all set amidst striking rolling Kentish countryside. The original house, which had stood in the grounds for many years, was destroyed by fire but, in the early 1900s, this palatial property, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, was constructed. A few years ago, it was inspirationally converted into separate luxurious, independent, apartments. Mayham Hall is conveniently positioned just a few minutes from the village of Rolvendon which does contain a well stocked convenience store, plus two excellent pubs. The village is very proud of its modern village hall, completed in 2000, which caters for a wide range of community interests. Tenterden is just a few miles away for larger facilities, with Tunbridge Wells also being close. Ashford is nearby for journeys on Le Shuttle, as is Stapleford, both offering efficient train journeys into the capital. In addition links to major motorways are excellent. It was for family reasons that the owners were moving into the area and, discovering this luxurious, apartment was ideal. It is incredibly tranquil, with beautiful, spacious rooms, all of which are wonderfully convenient for their lifestyle. The high ceilings and large windows create a timeless elegance and comfort, with a genteel connectivity throughout. The design of the bright kitchen is classic and cleverly blends into the unique character of their apartment. Everyone who visits is charmed by the lifestyle offered here. Each of the elegant rooms in the apartment has its own personality but the main reception room is quite exceptional. It windows capture brightness and its outlook onto the manicured gardens has an undeniable quality. Its elegant fireplace is a also special feature of this room. The owners comment that it is absolute joy to sit out on their terrace on a summerâ€™s afternoon in the utter peace and tranquillity of this exceptional setting They do take great advantage of the beautifully maintained, landscaped, gardens and its surrounding peace. Amidst the fabulous grounds is The Secret Garden which provided the inspiration for Frances Hodgson Burnetâ€™s famous childrenâ€™s book The owners do enjoy entertaining and, having use of the beautiful grounds, they erected a large marquee in the Secret Garden to hold a large party for over eighty guests to celebrate a special wedding anniversary. It is for logistical reasons that the owners must say farewell to their stunning home. They will forever have brilliant memories of their happy times here and relishing the pleasure of living in such an exceptional and convenient property, surrounded by extraordinary beauty.
* 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 20 Great Maytham Hall Superb West Wing ground floor accommodation within a former Grade II Listed 18th century mansion house - Great Maytham Hall; designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and built for the Right Honourable H J Tennant. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett was written at Great Maytham Hall. 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.
the right. The accommodation comprises a reception hall currently used as a dining hall one end and a study the other. The inner hall leads to an L-Shaped sitting room with glorious views through triple aspect windows over the grounds and countryside beyond. There is a door leading to the terrace. The marble fireplace is magnificent within this impressive, light and airy sitting room. The kitchen is fitted with a lovely range of cream wall and base cupboards with wooden work surfaces, integral oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine and an American fridge freezer.
The property has been completely refurbished to provide unique and splendid apartments whilst retaining the original outstanding period features of this former country home. This stunning West Wing Suite measures some 1,865 sq ft and has been well maintained by the current owners.
The bedrooms are both of a very good size with the master bedroom having a walk in wardrobe, cupboards, a marble fireplace and access to the terrace. The en suite bathroom has a white suite with a bath and a shower. The guest bedroom has built in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom also with a bath and a shower.
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 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. WEST WING DESCRIPTION This lovely suite measures some 1865 sq ft. and has been well cared for by the current owners and provides comfortable and spacious living accommodation. West Wing Suite has its own private entrance to
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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 up to 4 people.
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Apartment 20 Great Maytham Hall EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION Great Maytham Hall is approached via a long gravelled driveway. Located within several 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.
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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 12.06.2018
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