Your chance to buy big piece of his­tory


Kentish Express Ashford & District - - School Report - By Tim Collins

tcollins@thek­m­ Do you have a spare £2.4 mil­lion ly­ing around in a drawer gath­er­ing dust?

If so, you could be the proud new owner of a Ja­cobean manor house which is now up for sale in Ash­ford. Boys Hall, in Willes­bor­ough, is be­ing ad­ver­tised by Strutt and Parker.

In its his­tory of more than 400 years, the build­ing has been a home, as well as be­ing used to host wed­dings and con­fer­ences, and of­fer­ing lux­u­ri­ous bed and break­fast ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Boys Hall is a Grade II listed prop­erty which was orig­i­nally built in 1616 by the Boys fam­ily, who had pre­vi­ously been known Ash­ford and the sur­round­ing ar­eas con­tain around 1,700 listed properties, in­clud­ing Lympne Cas­tle, East­well Tow­ers, Boys Hall and God­in­ton House.

The Listed Prop­erty Own­ers as De Bois, hav­ing orig­i­nally landed in Eng­land from France at the time of the Nor­man Con­quest.

The fam­ily lived there for many years be­fore it was fi­nally trans­formed into a ho­tel.

Boys Hall is set in spa­cious grounds of around three acres, with for­mal lawns and a walled gar­den that con­tains a large Club’ is urg­ing own­ers or those think­ing of pur­chas­ing such properties to en­sure they are cor­rectly in­sured.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 01795 844939, visit www.lpoc. or email sta­ble block and court­yard. The house also fea­tures an in­door swim­ming pool, which is cov­ered over but could be re­opened.

Any sale will not be com­pleted un­til af­ter this sum­mer’s wed­ding book­ings have taken place.

To view the prop­erty on­line, visit www.strut­tand­ and search for Willes­bor­ough.

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