To the manor born

Are you seek­ing finer things in life with­out the has­sles? Ken­thomes went on a man­sion hunt and found his­tory, el­e­gance and a lit­tle slice of Down­ton Abbey are now within reach

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - East Kent Property - - NEWS -

If you aspire to life on a grand scale, but with less of the grand costs, a lux­ury apart­ment in the Grade I listed Lees Court, near Faver­sham, could be the piece of stately home liv­ing you crave. Hobbs Parker has just taken on the sec­ond floor apart­ment at The Man­sion, which of­fers an in­trigu­ing his­tory (with royal con­nec­tions, fires, gam­bling and folk­lore) as well as a chance to en­joy 16 acres of park­land, com­plete with swim­ming pool and ten­nis court. Jay Reynolds, of Hobbs Parker said: “From the mo­ment you sweep through the im­pres­sive gates, past the gate house, be­fore trav­el­ling down a long pri­vate drive, flanked by graz­ing live­stock on ei­ther side, this clearly is life to the manor born. “Once home to the il­lus­tri­ous Son­des fam­ily, whose his­tory at Lees Court stretches back some 700 years, The Man­sion has now been di­vided into sep­a­rate res­i­dences. The two-bed­room apart­ment, No.14, newly on the mar­ket, has been mod­ernised while re­tain­ing its pe­riod looks and char­ac­ter and is well-equipped and well-main­tained. “From the airy re­cep­tion room look­ing down on a pretty court­yard gar­den, to the two bed­rooms and two bath­rooms, the decor of­fers a mix of pe­riod and mod­ern de­sign,” added Jay. “Orig­i­nal fea­tures in­clude hand­some Arts and Crafts cast iron fire­places with mar­ble sur­rounds, clas­sic Ge­or­gian sash win­dows and an im­pres­sive 33ft hall­way – which

The Man­sion is at Lees Court, near Faver­sham

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