Published: 00:00, 27 June 2014
| Updated: 09:37, 27 June 2014
Someone with a million pounds to spend could be rightly proud of this classic double kiln oast conversion in large grounds near Maidstone.
Off a country lane, electric timber gates lead to a sweeping driveway and brick pathways to the house.
Views here are of rolling countryside and landscaped gardens are mainly lawn punctuated with established trees, flower beds and borders. Grounds total 3.6 acres including an ambitious and productive kitchen garden, orchards, ponds and paddocks.
A terrace has a great outlook and continues around the property, also leading to a second access gate. The grade II listed house was converted about 25 years ago and the traditional oast cowls, which top off the hop-drying roundels are still preserved.
Inside there is a wealth of beams and timbers, vaulted ceilings, wooden floors and exposed brickwork.
Bright reception rooms include a drawing room set within a roundel, with three windows and a dining room, also in a roundel. There is a study with French windows to the terrace.
The kitchen/breakfast room has an Aga and stable door to the garden and there is a utility room with a larder. A custom made solid oak staircase rises to the first floor and a minstels’ gallery-style landing.
Above are five double bedrooms, two with en-suites and a family bathroom. The roundel master bedroom has spiral steps leading to an en suite and walk-in wardrobe. Bathrooms all have luxury designer fittings including heated towel rails.
A substantial detached outbuilding incorporates garage, office, stores and a kitchenette.
Nearby Marden railway station provides regular commuter services to London with journey times from under an hour. East Sutton has a 13th century church and nearby Sutton Valence has a post office, garage, farm shop and pubs.
Priced at £995,000, Parsonage Oast is at East Sutton Hill, East Sutton and is on the market with Jackson-Stops & Staff.
Ring the agent on 01580 720000.
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