Bayham Abbey, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells

7 beds | 5 baths | 3 receptions | £4750 pcm | Fees Apply


  • Substantial Wing of Country Mansion
  • Grade II Listed
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Private Grounds
  • Spectacular Views

Kings Estates are pleased to offer this magnificent wing of Grade II listed Jacobean style country mansion with spectacular views.

DESCRIPTION Kings Estates are pleased to offer this magnificent Wing of Grade II listed Jacobean style country mansion with spectacular southerly views over the Teise valley and distant Bayham Abbey ruins. This was the former stately home of the Marquis of Camden, dating from about 1870. Bayham Abbey is situated on the Kent and Sussex border, but well away from the roads and is approached by a long private drive through attractive countryside.

This superb house has been sympathetically converted and divided into three with a further wing to the North.

LOCATION Situated within the beautiful Bayham Abbey Estate providing easy access to the A21 and Tunbridge Wells.

Local shopping: There are a wealth of local amenities including a local store with a Post Office, butchers, bakers, pub and restaurant in Lamberhurst Village.

Comprehensive shopping: Tunbridge Wells with the Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre and the historic Pantiles and High Street offers a wide selection of shopping facilities from Marks & Spencer and Fenwicks to smaller speciality shops.

Mainline rail services: Tunbridge Wells or High Brooms to Charing Cross or Cannon Street - 50/60 minutes. www.southeasternrailways.co.uk

Schools: Kent provides one of the most sought-after education systems in the country and is one of the main reasons for many people choosing to move to Tunbridge Wells. Places for many of the schools are in demand. Kent County Council still maintains the Grammar School system for which an 11 Plus entry exam must be taken. There is a broad mix of State, Public, Nursery and Preparatory schools within the area. Further details can be obtained from Kent County Council on 01622 696565 or via www.kent.gov.uk

Leisure facilities: There are many local places of historical interest, countryside walks, golf at the Nevill Golf Club, sailing and fishing at Bayham Abbey and Bewl Water near Lamberhurst. Easy access to public tennis courts in Calverley Grounds. The Nevill LTC and the St John's Sport Centre. Tunbridge Wells also offers a wide range of restaurants, brasseries and wine bars catering for every taste.

Road links: The M25 can be accessed via the A21, linking to other motorway networks and Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. The South East Coastal resorts are approximately an hour's drive away as is the Channel Tunnel.

ACCOMMODATION:

GROUND FLOOR: Three substantial reception rooms boasting incredible ceiling height, utility room, well-appointed kitchen, cloakroom

FIRST FLOOR: Five bedrooms, the master with bay windows showcasing the beautiful views as well as fitted storage, serviced by four bathrooms.

SECOND FLOOR: Further bedroom with dressing room

THIRD FLOOR: Further bedroom, shower room, loft space, attic (can be arranged as a 'snug' room) which leads out onto a balcony on the roof.

EXTERNALLY: Bayham Abbey is approached over a long private road, flanked by undulating parkland. Access to the main house is via wrought iron gates which lead to the sweeping drive and in turn the main house, the East Wing lies to the left of the front door.

There is parking for several cars with an informal arrangement outside the building. There is an expanse of lawned garden and a terraced area, perfect for al fresco dining and to enjoy the views.

Points of interest include: ornate cornicing, exceptionally high panelled ceilings, decorative gold leaf detail, polished oak floors, beautifully proportioned colonnades of arches, solid wood doors with brass furnishings, original working shutters to windows, and working ornate stone and marble fireplaces throughout the house.

OTHER INFORMATION Deposit: £5,480.77 (5 weeks rent)

Council Tax Band: G - £2,770.99 for the year of 2018/19

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