Property of the Day: Hadlow Tower, Tonbridge, Kent

The tallest Gothic folly in the world is now on the market

THE PROPERTY: Named one of the top 100 most endangered historic buildings in the world in 1998, the Grade I-listed Hadlow Tower has since undergone a major restoration. Built in the Romantic-Gothic style, the 175-foot-high building is all that remains of a castle complex built in the late 18th century, with the tower itself constructed in the mid-1800s.

THE LOCATION: Just 37 miles from central London, the tower is based in the central of Hadlow village, which has a good selection of facilities, with more available at both Tonbridge and Sevenoaks (both of which offer a direct rail connection to London).   

THE INTERIOR: Spread over five floors, the accommodation includes seven bedrooms (three with en-suite bathrooms), a media-room, a drawing-room, a dining-room and a kitchen/breakfast room. There is potential to introduce additional living space on the sixth floor, while the seventh and eighth levels give access to the parapet walkway.

WHY WE LOVE IT: The views from the walkway at the top of the tower are truly extraordinary, and the lovely grounds include private gardens and a communal outdoor space including a croquet lawn and an ornamental boating lake. 

BUY IT NOW: Offers in excess of £2,000,000 with Strutt & Parker 

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