6 bedroom detached house for saleBoughton Road, Sandway, Maidstone, Kent, ME17
Guide Price £1,850,000
- 4 - 6 bedrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- 4 bathrooms
The Grade II listed property comprises a delightful and imposing principal house with impressive reception rooms that has been the subject of a complete and sympathetic renovation. It is set in stunning grounds and has a secondary Georgian cottage.
The Dower House was built in 1952, by Eric Akers Douglas (4th Viscount Chilston). The Chilston Park Estate had been in his family for over 150 years and he chose to build the Dower House in the most beautiful part of the garden. While living here he enjoyed his collection of exotic birds (hence the Aviary), which he left to Leeds Castle upon his death. He had an extensive collection of antique books, which he kept in the cellar and he used some of these to create the secret door in the library. The garage was built to house his over-sized Bristol vintage car. He built the house to be a miniature version of the main Manor house and incorporated a number of features that instilled the grandeur that he was accustomed to including a dance floor, two beautiful antique hand-carved Limewood fireplaces, six 18th Century mahogany doors and various cornicings and crests.
Continuing the grandeur in miniature, the house has a secondary property, the Bothy Cottage. The house is all set in stunning grounds with its own natural spring, a lake, with its own island and a Victorian bathing pool. In all 13.24 acres.
The property is served by its own private Spring which was completely over-hauled in 2012. It has a wood pellet boiler, which provides the central heating and hot water for both the Dower House and the Bothy Cottage and this receives RHI payments from the government due to its green credentials. Please see brochure for more information.
Lenham Station 1.4 miles, M20 Junction 8 5.9 miles, Maidstone 10 miles, Ashford International 12.1 miles. (All distances approximate)
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