A magnificent Grade II Listed period house of significant standing, in a wonderful location with spectacular views, now in need of modernisation and updating.
Set on high ground to the west of the popular village of Egerton, Egerton House has unparalleled views over the Weald of Kent. A house has occupied this site for many centuries. The core of the property dates back to medieval times, with a timber-framed building being found behind the Georgian façade. The property was significantly enhanced and enlarged under the ownership of the Cornwallis family (c.1770), who added the wing to the front thereby creating a series of elegant and spacious reception rooms. Previous owners of Egerton House include the Dering and Hussey families, with the current owner’s family having been in residence for over 60 years.
The elegant façade and gracious entrance portico lead into a welcoming hall, from where all the main ground floor rooms can be accessed. A handsome library with intricate dentil cornicing and moulded door surrounds leads to the drawing room, a beautifully proportioned room with similarly fine cornicing and a delicately patterned plasterwork ceiling. Large sash windows flood the room with light and there are two fireplaces. This room is utilised as a music room and has been used for public recitals, with licensing for an audience of 80.
The kitchen/dining room is at the centre of the house in the oldest part of the building. It has a wonderful full height ceiling and a minstrel’s gallery running the width of the room at one end. Off the hall is a sitting room and a further room, currently used as a bedroom. To the rear of the ground floor is a self-contained annexe.
The accommodation on the first and second floors is currently divided into two self-contained flats. On the first floor is the original Georgian master bedroom, which offers a suite of magnificent rooms, whilst the former staff quarters on the second floor provides further useful accommodation.
The sale of Egerton House offers the purchaser a prime opportunity to recreate one of the most important country houses in mid-Kent. With sensitive restoration and minimal disruption to the layout of the accommodation, the house would very readily revert back to a wonderful family home.
There is a large shelter belt of ancient woodland to the south of the house with lovely vistas and walks to be enjoyed.
Immediately to the rear of the house is a large former coach house and stables built in mellow red brick, garaging for up to six cars, three further sheds and an outside WC. Behind the stables is a magnificent garden (one of a pair of walled gardens).
There are also two large pasture paddocks.
Property Features Include: Historic Home
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 10.8