A SUBSTANTIAL AND IMPRESSIVE GRADE II* LISTED MANOR HOUSE OF MEDIEVAL ORIGIN WITH LATER 17TH CENTURY ADDITIONS. SET WITHIN FORMAL GARDENS WITH GLORIOUS COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS.
Buston Manor is an impressive Grade II* listed country house of Medieval origin with 17th century additions in the English Baroque Style and constitutes the principal house on the Tregothnan Kent Estate.
Buston Manor, formerly Burston Manor was one of three ancient manors of Hunton. A large part of the farm estate became deer parkland about the time of Elizabeth the first; but reverted to farmland in the first half of the 19th century. It is said that Oliver Cromwell lived there during the Civil War and his coat of arms were painted on the chimney breast. It was later owned by the Despencer family, the oldest surviving living title except for the Crown. The then 6th Viscount Falmouth then married into the Despenser family and bought her title and Buston Manor into the Falmouth family. During the 2nd world war Buston manor became a military hospital.
This stunning property features nine bedrooms and seven reception rooms with an adjoining self-contained annexe containing a further three bedrooms and one reception room. Having undergone extensive refurbishment, Buston Manor is wonderfully presented, exuding a wealth of original charm and character whilst having been sensitively modernized in some areas.
Later additions to the house are constructed of red and grey brick and features high elevations offering generous, light accommodation arranged over two floors with many of the rooms benefitting from a double aspect outlook and far reaching views over the extensive grounds and surrounding countryside.
Some particular points of note include:
– Internal oak doors throughout much of the property.
– Spacious reception hall with wooden flooring.
– Music room with floor to ceiling wood panelled walls and open brick fireplace.
– Drawing room with original large open fireplace. Panel detail to the walls and double aspect tall sliding slash windows with window seats.
– Dining room with open fire place.
– Large kitchen with beams. The Kitchen is fitted with Amtico flooring and oil fired AGA. Small island unit/breakfast bar.
– Separate utility room with space for appliances; access to the garden.
– Generous sitting room with open fireplace and tall window overlooking the front courtyard.
– Playroom leading to Study area.
The first floor presents:
– Generously proportioned master bedroom with double aspect, contemporary en-suite, separate dressing room and passage into nursery room.
– Bedroom 2 is a large double with tall window and fitted cupboard.
– Library/reception boasting wood panel walls and open fireplace.
– Bedroom 3 is a substantial size and boasts panel wood walls and an open fire place, but could be used as a reception room due to its ‘Jack and Jill’ nature.
– Bedroom 4 is a good size double with views across the side gardens.
– Bedroom 5 is a single room that could be used as a dressing area for bedroom 6.
– Bedroom 7 is a double with built in cupboards and tall windows.
– Bedroom 8 can be found on the second floor of the property, which benefits from vast eaves storage.
– Three further contemporary family Bathrooms all finished to an exceptional high standard.
– Separate Annexe which can be accessed from the main house via the Study and Boot room area. The Annexe comprises two quirky double bedrooms and a single bedroom, bathroom, cottage Kitchen and a sitting room with wood burning stove.
– Buston Manor is approached via a long private driveway set in 360 acres of arable farmland. The Manor house sits in approximately 3 acres of formal gardens including a tennis court. Sporting rights over the entire farm may be available to an incoming Tenant by separate negotiation. There is a double garage block and ample parking on the driveway.
– Services: Oil fired central heating.
– Local Authority: Maidstone County Council
– Council Tax: Band H (Annexe banded separately – Band D)
Buston Manor is situated in the Kent countryside and is surrounded by open fields in an idyllic rural setting. The Manor house lies within the historical parish of Hunton where St. Mary’s Church can be found. The parish is surrounded by undulating countryside approximately 10 minutes drive from the large market town of Maidstone.
Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops.
Tel: 01732 740666