- Tenure: Share of freehold
- Set within converted Manor House
- Impressive apartment
- Three double bedrooms
- Private roof Terrace
- Underground garage
West Malling Church of England Primary School and McGinty Speech and Language Centre (0.3mi.)
More Park Catholic Primary School (0.7mi.)
Valley Invicta Primary School At Leybourne Chase (1.1mi.)
A generously proportioned first floor apartment with private roof terrace in this magnificent Grade II* listed Georgian Manor House set in 11.3 acres of private gated parkland
Douces Manor is a majestic Geogian Manor House believed to date from the early 1700s with later additions/alterations. It was converted in 2007 into 6 impressive and unique apartments.
The house stands proudly in an elevated position overlooking its own grounds and Manor Country Park to the front. A gated driveway sweeps up through the grounds to a parking area for residents and guests. A second spur of the driveway forks to the front of the house, leading to the garage parking.
It is not until you come through the gates and approach the mansion house that you can truly appreciate how special it is.
The 11.3 acre estate is immaculately maintained with manicured formal gardens, beautiful private park grounds and a delightful glass orangery, which residents can utilise. The impressive and elegant communal reception hall features wood panelling and plaster detailing to the walls and ceiling. An easy rising turned staircase leads up to the galleried first floor landing, where No.4’s front door is approached.
No.4 encompasses the rear half of the first floor. There is separate access via an external staircase to the rear of the building, which also leads up to the private roof terrace that comes with this apartment.
Please note, an age limit of 16 is in place for all occupants of the estate, although guests under this age are permitted.
Light and spacious accommodation with high ceilings, large multi-pane sash windows and neutral decor.
Generous triple aspect sitting room with coal effect gas fire and views out over the formal gardens.
Open plan kitchen/dining/reception room with windows and door to the external staircase leading to the rear of the building and the roof terrace.
The kitchen is fitted wall and base units with granite worktops and integrated stainless steel appliances.
Three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Private decked roof terrace with far reaching views across the grounds, suitable for entertaining.
The property comes with a garage within an underground car park close to the main house. There is additional parking within the grounds.
Douces Manor is located on St Leonards Street, under half a mile from the vibrant Kent market town of West Malling. In addition to the 11.3 acre estate that Douces Manor is set in, there is the 52 acre Manor Park Country Park opposite, with lakes, meadows and paddocks to walk around and the remains of a Norman castle (St Leonard's Tower) are also nearby.
West Malling offers an abundance of restaurants, cafes, pubs and tea rooms, convenience stores, independent shops and a monthly farmers' market.
The rail station is within 1 mile of the property and serves London Victoria/Blackfriars in about 1 hour, or Elephant & Castle (change for London Bridge) in about 55 minutes. Junction 4 of the M20 is about 2 miles away, providing fast connections to London and Folkestone.
Maidstone shopping centre is only about 8 miles away providing comprehensive retail and recreational facilities. Also, Bluewater at Dartford is only about a half hour drive away.
Tenure: Leasehold with Share of the Freehold
Lease: 999 years from 1 January 2006
Service charge: £6,311 including building insurance, building maintenance and upkeep of the grounds
Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Local Authority: Tonbridge & Malling Council
Council Tax band: G (£3,240.88 for 2020/21)
Heading East on the M20 from London, exit at junction 4. Take the second exit onto the A228 towards Tonbridge/West Malling. At the second roundabout continue on the A228. Continue for just under 1 mile. At the crossroads/traffic lights turn left onto the A20 towards West Malling. Take the next left onto the A20 towards West Malling. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Town Hill. Proceed through West Malling and out onto St Leonard's Street. The entrance to Douces Manor will be found on the right-hand side.
From Wrotham Heath, follow the A20 for about 3.2 miles. At the roundabout take the second exit onto Town Hill towards West Malling. Proceed through West Malling and out onto St Leonard's Street. The entrance to Douces Manor will be found on the right-hand side.
Douces Manor is an attractive Grade II* Country House set in about 10 acres of private gardens and park like grounds. There are 24 converted houses and apartments on the Douces Manor Estate. It is situated on the edge of the sought after town of West Malling . There is private access from the parkland to the churchyard which provides an attractive walk into its High Street lined with Georgian houses, a good range of local shopping facilities, restaurants and the mainline station serving London Victoria.
Sevenoaks (12.5 miles) and Maidstone (6.6 miles) both offer a range of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, as well as Sevenoaks Leisure Centre and golf at Nizels, Knole and Wildernesse.
Leisure facilities nearby also include golf courses at Kings Hill, Addington and Wrotham Heath, as well as a leisure centre at Larkfield. The Manor Park Country Park is located opposite Douces Manor.
The M20/Junction 4 is 9 miles providing access to Channel Tunnel, Ebbsfleet, Bluewater Shopping Centre, the M25 and national motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports.
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