by Aspect County

Acton Manor, near Wittersham, Kent

Acton Manor is an elegant family home with ancillary accommodation, tennis court, swimming pool and stables in a lovely rural setting close to the village of Wittersham, Kent. Set back behind its smart carriage drive approach, the Grade II listed country house is predominantly 18th century and has far reaching countryside views. The principal house has beautifully proportioned rooms and retains an abundance of features typical of the periods over the years, including exposed oak timbers and beams, high ceilings affording light filled rooms and large sash windows, some with working shutters.

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From the reception hall there are several reception rooms, including a substantial and beautiful dual aspect drawing room featuring an inglenook fireplace and with garden views as well as direct access to a southerly facing terrace; an outstanding formal dining room with an impressive inglenook fireplace; and a study with feature fireplace. 

The kitchen/breakfast room with polished tiled flooring and underfloor heating has extensive, wooden painted cupboards and a generous larder cupboard with shelving. Appliances include an Everhot range, an integral dishwasher, fridge and electric oven. The kitchen has been cleverly configured, being partially open to the adjacent family room which as a central sky lantern and double doors opening through to the triple aspect garden room, with wonderful views over the land and beyond. Off the kitchen there is a boot room with a tiled floor and a wine store.

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A wide, sweeping staircase leads from the reception hall to the split-level upper floors. To the front part of the house are two beautifully proportioned bedrooms with an easterly aspect and including the main bedroom with en suite bathroom and separate WC. Four further attractive bedrooms are served by two bathrooms and a shower room. On the second floor landing there is access to ample eaves storage. 

Well screened recreational facilities include an astroturf tennis court and a heated swimming pool with an electric cover. Outbuildings comprise a potting shed and open log store, a pool house and plant room, a triple garage block and greenhouse.

The ancillary accommodation is above the garaging and is approached by an external wooden staircase. It comprises a sizeable living area/bedroom, a fitted kitchen and shower room. 

There is an enclosed hard-standing yard with stable block comprising three stables, a shelter, tack room and mower/ tractor store There is direct access to the fields which wrap around the gardens to the south and west, one of which benefits from direct road access. 

The village of Wittersham, just over half-a-mile away, has an historic church, a community market, a village hall and pub. Peasmarsh, four miles away, has a supermarket, Post Office, garage, hotel with leisure complex together with several pubs and restaurants. The picturesque Cinque Port town of Rye (5.5 miles) and Tenterden (5.7 miles) have an excellent and varied selection of shops, supermarkets, schools and recreational facilities, the former also benefiting from tennis, golf and sailing clubs. 

Acton Manor is being marketed for a guide price of £3,000,000.