Enchanting Elizabethan Manor HomeEyhorne Street, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, United Kingdom
Dating back to the 16th century, Godfrey Houseis a quintessential Grade II* listed timber framedmanor house offering a rare opportunity forthose seeking a property of immense characterand charm. The delightful gardens provide anideal setting for the house and extreme care andattention to detail has been taken to create amost appealing and fascinating family home. This timber framed property is of local importance and its listing describes the house as 16th century, restored in 1859. Faithful to its period, the house boasts many features including ovolo-moulded mullioned windows, transomed oriel windows and jettied gables, exposed beams, wood panelled walls and some...excellent ceiling heights, to name a few. Arranged over four floors, the well-presented accommodation enjoys wonderful views overopen countryside to the front and includesa cellar that provides useful storage space. Entered via a reception vestibule leading through to the reception hall, the flexible ground floor accommodation is arranged to provide fivereception rooms including a drawing room withits stone fireplace and built-in window seat, aspacious triple aspect dining room, also with a fireplace, and a family room boasting a beamedvaulted ceiling. Steps lead down from the familyroom to a playroom and adjacent to the drawing room is a good size office. The striking kitchen/breakfast room with its mellow wood floorand wood panelled walls, is comprehensively fitted with a range of units incorporating a central island, granite work surfaces and integral appliances. The breakfast area enjoys direct access to the gardens via French doors. The ground floor further comprises a utility room and a cloakroom. Access may be gained to the cellar store room via stairs descending from the reception hall.Situated on the first floor is the master suite comprising a generously proportioned bedroom, a separate dressing room and a bathroom. A guest bedroom with an en suite shower room is also located on this level, together with an additional bedroom, a bathroom and a cloakroom. There are three further bedrooms on the second floor and a bathroom with a beamed vaulted ceiling. The gardens and grounds provide a superb backdrop to the property and have been designed to provide year round interest and various areas for al fresco dining and relaxation. To the rear of the house there is a large brick terrace with steps leading up to a decked seating area and a bridge over a Koi pond. There are extensive areas of lawninterspersed with various shrubs and trees to create a parkland style setting and to oneside, a heated swimming pool enjoys a tuckedaway position along with a log cabin housing a changing room, shower and sauna, garden, paddock and woodland in all around 4.3 acres.
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