Property of the Day: Twyssenden, Goudhurst, Kent

This idyllic rural estate boasts 258 acres

THE PROPERTY: Dating back to the 15th century, this Grade II-listed manor house is set on a historic country estate, with 258 acres of pasture and woodland and a range of listed converted outbuildings.

THE LOCATION: The rolling countryside in which Twyssenden is set is a High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just over a mile away lies the historic village of Goudhurst, and sporting opportunities including sailing, riding, cycling and walking are available at nearby Bewl Water Reservoir. Frequent rail services to London can be found in nearby Marden, Paddock Wood, Etchingham and Staplehurst. 

THE INTERIOR: Exposed timbers and beams, oak panelling, fine period fireplaces and a combination of polished brick, flagstone and oak floors fill this historic home. The main house features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a library and a chapel, while the converted barn offers a further two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a superb 35-foot vaulted recreation room with mezzanine floor.

WHY WE LOVE IT: This property offers outside space that is second to none. Within its 258 acres lie splendidly understated gardens, expansive lawns, spring-fed lakes, swathes of woodland and an orchard of apple, pear, plum and danson trees. An all-weather tennis court offers a private space for leisure, while the granary, the stable and numerous barns and outbuildings offer the resources for making the most of the expansive farmland, be that by keeping livestock or farming hay.

BUY IT NOW: £8,000,000 with Savills

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