2 bedroom apartment for sale

Stunning Apartment Within Historical Residence, Aylesford, Maidstone

£625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Two Bed Apartment Within Historical Building
  • Two En-Suite Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Contemporary Elegance Meets Period Charm
  • State-Of-The-Art-Kitchen
  • Stunning Grounds Of 2.5 Acres
  • Far Reaching Views Over the Kent Downs
  • Private & Guest Parking
  • Easy Access To Road & Rail Networks
  • Share Of Freehold

Full description

Tenure: Share of Freehold

Fine and Country are delighted to present this rare opportunity to acquire one of the most prestigious and highly desirable homes within the region. This remarkable self-contained apartment represents an exceptional and beautiful blend of history and contemporary elegance occupying grounds of approximately 2.5 acres.

The Approach

Reached via a private tree lined road, a true sense of occasion is experienced upon approach to Preston Hall. Within the formal grounds, carved stone entrance pillars give way to a grand carriage driveway and the convenience of residents parking.

Step Inside

A stone pillared canopy to the front of the building provides cover to the main entrance door. Once inside an intermediary room with ornately carved cornicing and stunning black & white tiled floor opens to the hugely impressively communal Grand Reception Hall featuring a galleried landing and a roof lantern allowing light to flood the room via the double storey ceiling above. This welcoming space has sofa's, tables and chairs and affords an additional area in which to greet, entertain and relax with guests.

A walnut entrance door provides access to the apartment, opening to an entrance hall with double height ceilings which are in-turn complimented by a white marble tiled floor. A downstairs cloakroom is conveniently accessed from the entrance hall. Twin walnut doors open to a visually impressive and sizable open-plan room, perfectly arranged and apportioned to include a state-of-the-art kitchen, a mirror walled dining area and lounge with a double height ceiling. Perhaps most noteworthy, French doors framed within a spectacular bay window offers the most amazing views/direct access, into the landscaped grounds, spectacular stone fountain and north Kent Downs beyond.

The Master-Suite

Located on the ground floor the master-suite affords a level of luxury rarely found with its own entrance hall setting the tone. The former library of Preston Hall now houses a bedroom and yet still exhibits the huge character of its past with original, ornately carved oak panelling to the walls and doors and book casings. A magnificent feature fireplace provides a suitable focal point to the room, with a beautiful carved oak surround and mantle, inset marble detailing and is further enhanced by means of an oak framed mirror over. Once again the very same views of the lounge can be enjoyed via the bay windows of this room. A large walk-in-wardrobe accessed via a door from the bedroom offers fitted hanging and shelf space. Completing this area of the home, a luxurious en-suite with twin wash hand basins and large walk-in shower enclosure.

Mezzanine Second Bedroom

Accessed via a staircase rising from the ground floor entrance hall, the large second bedroom, (with luxurious en-suite bathroom) occupies a mezzanine level with the ability to look over the reception room below and to share its spectacular views over the grounds.

Grounds

Preston Hall occupies beautifully manicured and landscaped grounds of approximately 2.5 acres, comprising of formal lawns interspersed with a range of mature specimen trees, stunning sculptures and a magnificent stone fountain.

History

The apartment itself sits within the main body of Preston Hall, which is a Grade II listed manor house with origins dating to 1102AD. The manor was owned and resided in for over 400 years by the Culpeper family who were renowned for their prestigious royal connections. More recently in the early 20th century the manor was utilised as a serviceman's hospital. Its most notable resident was the author George Orwell who is reputed to have spent time recuperating within the hospital.

The manor house was converted during 2014/2015 to provide exquisite high calibre apartments and mews houses that were designed to appeal to a very select market place. Although varied in their internal layout, each property was meticulously finished and presented to the highest standards.

Location

The picturesque village of Aylesford sits on the river Medway and is just over one mile distant, offering a variety of amenities such as shops, schools, restaurants, public houses and a mainline railway station. A Marks & Spensers is ideally located within walking distance whilst the wide ranging amenities of Maidstone are also within easy reach. Mainline Rail services offer convenient access to Ashford International, and to the Capital in under an hour whilst the M20 and M2 motorway networks are close by and enable additional access to London, the Chanel Tunnel and the Kent coast, adding yet further practicality to this idyllic location.

For those requiring schooling, this region benefits from excellent variety, with primary and secondary schools within easy reach. Private schools and a choice of grammar schools can all be found in and around Maidstone.  


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Added on Rightmove:
15 October 2018

Nearest stations

  • Aylesford (0.6 mi)
  • Barming (0.7 mi)
  • New Hythe (1.5 mi)
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28 High Street, West Malling, ME19 6QR

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28 High Street, West Malling, ME19 6QR

01732 677081 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Aylesford (0.6 mi)
  • Barming (0.7 mi)
  • New Hythe (1.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, West Malling

28 High Street, West Malling, ME19 6QR

01732 677081 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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