Property of the Day: Waystrode Manor, Kent
THE PROPERTY: This eight-bedroom, Grade II-listed Tudor house is believed to have been first given by King John to a gentleman by the name of Wheystrode, whose descendants held the manor until 1460 when it was passed to John Style, in whose family it remained for the next three centuries.
THE LOCATION: The property is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of Cowden village, with the larger towns of East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells, both of which offer rail access to London.
THE INTERIOR: The current owners have refurbished and extended the property considerably. Across its four reception-rooms, five bedrooms and three bathrooms, it benefits from period features including exposed wall and ceiling timbers, oak floorboards and inglenook fireplaces, with high ceilings throughout.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There are plenty of leisure facilities, including a beautiful swimming pool with pool house and a tennis court. The availability of extensive secondary accommodation means the property is highly flexible in terms of usage: on the estate is a large detached cottage, an oast house, a coach house and a Grade II-listed timber-frame barn with a double-height vaulted interior.
BUY IT NOW: £3,250,000 with Knight Frank
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