Frittenden House, an impressive unlisted former rectory on the rural outskirts of a popular village in Kent, has come to the market for £5,500,000. Approached over a tree-lined private drive, the imposing eight-bedroom family house was built in the mid-18th century and provides stylish and beautifully presented accommodation over three floors.
All of the principal reception rooms and bedrooms have high ceilings and picture windows making the most of both light and views across the gardens and neighbouring countryside.
The impressive kitchen/dining/family room on the ground floor abuts the fabulous indoor pool and a stylish ‘winter garden’ room.
Above, five bedrooms and four bathrooms surround the central stairwell, with a further three bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. Adjacent to the house is a stable block with games rooms and stores, as well as the biomass boiler room and fuel store. In addition, there is a useful, detached four-bay garage block.
The driveway leads through handsome parkland to the front of the house, which is surrounded by formal and informal gardens, with paddocks and spinneys beyond. To the south is an all-weather tennis court. In total, the grounds extend to about ten acres.
Frittenden House is in a rural position in the heart of the sought-after village of Frittenden, with its primary school, village shop, a popular pub and post office. The village community supports many clubs and societies and events in the village hall.
Will Peppitt of Savills Country Department says: “This stylish country house is finished to a high standard and sits in glorious gardens and grounds amounting to ten acres, with a tennis court and equestrian facilities. Situated on the rural outskirts of this popular village, the house is also in the Cranbrook School catchment area (2023).”
The property is 4.3 miles from Cranbrook, while Tenterden (9.3 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (17 miles) are also nearby, offering a wide selection of shops, farm shops and markets, schools and good recreational facilities. There are mainline rail services from both Staplehurst and Tonbridge to London, while from Ashford International there are Eurostar trains and a high speed service to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes. The M25 can be accessed via the A22, A21 and M20 linking to other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
The area has a wide selection of highly regarded schools, in both the private and state sector at all levels, with a wealth of leisure and sporting facilities in the vicinity including golf clubs, sailing and fishing at Bewl Water and riding, walking, mountain bike trails plus a climbing and activity centre in Bedgebury Forest and Pinetum.
Frittenden House is being jointly marketed by Savills and Knight Frank for a guide price of £5,500,000.