Mansion with a wartime secret
You’ll need nearly £3 million to be the next proud owner of this mansion which has views across the Kentish Weald and a wartime secret.
Stede Court at Harrietsham is on the books of Jackson-Stops & Staff, complete with a site history that dates right back to the Battle of Hastings.
On the crest of the North Downs, the main house at Stede Court has developed over several centuries and has the classical Palladian frontage which was popular in British architecture from the early 17th century.
The house was requisitioned by the army during the Second World War and is understood to have been a meeting place for Winston Churchill and Field Marshal Montgomery.
For the guide price of £2.8 million the new owners will have the run of five reception rooms, eight bedrooms and an indoor swimming complex.
Landscaped grounds of 25 acres have sweeping lawns, clipped box hedging, topiary and well-filled shrubberies. There is an impressive collection of mature trees underplanted with spring bulbs.
For information ring the agent on 01580 720000