5 bedroom detached house for saleWrens Road, Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9
- Beautifully presented Grade II Listed home
- 3 reception rooms
- 5 bedrooms
- 2 shower rooms
- Detached barn of 939 sq ft
- Landscaped gardens
- About 1 acre
A BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED GRADE II LISTED DOUBLE WEALDEN HALL HOUSE WITH DETACHED PERIOD BARN ALL SET IN ATTRACTIVE GROUNDS IN A COUNTRY LANE SETTING
Manns Place is a beautifully presented timber framed four bay double Wealden hall house which dates from 1485 and was later adapted with a fifth bay at the turn of the 19th Century.
This fascinating family home which is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, is likely to have been named after Jon le Man, identified as a tenant on the land in 1309, or John Mann in knight's service to Edward III in 1383, (Edward Hasted). In more recent times, at the turn of the 20th Century Manns Place was rented by Sir Arthur Keith, the eminent Scottish anatomist and anthropologist and it was here that he and his assistant Martin Flack discovered the 'sinoatrial node', the component that makes the human heart beat.
Manns Place has been designated a Grade II listing, retaining a wealth of charm and character whilst providing immaculately presented and flexible accommodation which is arranged over two floors and could offer annexe potential if required, subject to the necessary consents. Points of note
An abundance of exposed oak beams and timbers include dragon beams to the drawing room and the high table dias screen to the dining room, Sussex-style windows and tiled flooring to the kitchen/breakfast room.
Principal reception rooms situated within the oldest part of the house comprise; a drawing room with inglenook fireplace and inset wood-burning stove and a formal dining room with beautiful oak doors connecting the two. Both rooms enjoy a dual aspect and an outlook over the garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of limed oak cupboards, central island and fitted old pine dresser. Appliances include halogen hob, two ovens, an integral microwave, two fridges and a dishwasher. A walk-in larder with ample shelving has space for a further fridge/freezer.
To the north of the kitchen lies a sitting room with access to a secondary staircase leading to the first floor, a study, utility room and shower room, which combined with bedroom 4 on the first floor, could be utilized as a self-contained annexe.
The main staircase leads from the entrance hall to the first floor where a total of five attractive bedrooms, four with wardrobe cupboards, are served by two well equipped shower rooms in addition to an en-suite bathroom.
Gardens & Outbuildings
Manns Place is approached via a gravel drive which leads to a generous area of parking.
The front elevation of the house is enhanced by a superb wisteria and the beautifully maintained part-walled gardens extend mainly to the south and eastwards and feature expansive level lawns stocked with a variety of mature trees, box hedging and seasonal shrubs. To the north there are
pleached fruit trees and the kitchen garden, which is partially screened by beech hedging.
To the rear of the house is an enclosed courtyard and a substantial detached barn which incorporates a workshop, several wood stores and a first floor store room.
Square Footage: 3,008 sq ft
Acreage: 1 Acres
Directions: From London leave the M20 at junction 8 (Leeds Castle). At the third roundabout turn left on the B2163 signed Hollingbourne. Leave the village and proceed up the hill for about 4.6 miles into the village of Bredgar and in the centre by the pond turn left into Gore Road, which continues into Wrens Road, Manns Place will be found after 0.4 of a mile on the left hand
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