Luxurious listed beauty close to Scotney Castle

    The Down House

    The Down House, at Lamberhurst Down, is an imposing and very attractive Grade II listed country house thought to date back to the 17th century, but with substantial Georgian additions.

    Standing proud within beautiful gardens and grounds extending to more than 18 acres, it comes with a recently converted coach house and a bothy with potential, and has unimpeded views to the south west.

    Thought to have been built as the dower house to nearby Scotney Castle, this stunning property is on the market for the first time in 30 years.

    The approach to the house is through a field gate to a sweeping gravel drive.

    Inside, the well-balanced home displays many period features, including high ceilings and large sash windows.

    The front door opens to a wide reception hall, and the drawing room was extended in the 19th century to create a stunning room with windows on three sides and beautiful views.

    The dining room and sitting room both have working fireplaces. while the large kitchen/breakfast room occupies the oldest part of the house and is well fitted with a range of units and integrated appliances.

    From here, double doors lead to a conservatory with three sets of doors to the garden.

    A rear hall leads from the kitchen to a utility room and cloakroom, and there is also a substantial cellar which offers a party room, games room, storeroom and a boiler room – also housing the plant for the swimming pool.

    The first floor has a master bedroom suite along with two further bedrooms and family bathroom.

    A short flight of stairs lead to a half landing where there are two more bedrooms and a bathroom, with another two bedrooms and bathroom on the floor above.

    In the grounds, the coach house has two bedroom suites, a large kitchen/dining/sitting room and a double garage with a workshop/store area.

    The bothy is linked to the main house by an open walkway. This period building is currently in poor condition but offers 1,825 sq ft of space and huge potential to convert, subject to the necessary permissions.

    Outside, there is a heated swimming pool and the garden is mostly laid to lawn with a number of mature trees.

    Additionally, there is an orchard, a large pond, a hard tennis court, a copse of woodland and three fields of pastureland.

    In all, there is around 18.7 acres.

    AT A GLANCE

    THE DOWN HOUSE
    FURNACE LANE, LAMBERHURST DOWN

    • Grade II listed village residence
    • Dating from 17th century with additions
    • Period features
    • Superb views
    • Reception hall
    • Drawing room
    • Dining room
    • Sitting room
    • Cloakroom
    • Utility room
    • Conservatory
    • Kitchen/breakfast room
    • Cellar with party room, games room, storeroom, plant room
    • Master suite
    • Six further bedrooms
    • Three bathrooms
    • Two-bed coach house with double garage
    • Swimming pool
    • Tennis court
    • Unrestored bothy
    • Gardens and grounds of 18.7 acres

    £3,650,000
    For sale through Knight Frank Tunbridge Wells
    01892 515035 | www.knightfrank.co.uk