Originally built as an Open Hall House in the 15th century and incorporating architectural details from alterations made during the late 16th and the 17th centuries. Set in established gardens and open pasture land all of which combine to make Lottisham Manor a most appealing home offering with history and immense charm.
The house is approached over a gravel drive which forms a forecourt beside the house and coach house. The stone elevations under a clay tile roof line are complimented by stone mullion leaded windows and a trio of high stack chimneys. A central flagstone floored reception hall has wide braced doors at either end which open to front and rear elevations respectively. The large drawing room and dining room stand to either side and with the stair hall and panelled library beyond the drawing room. Architectural features abound with chamfered beams, framed ceilings with moulded beams, panelled walls and screens and fine dressed stone fireplaces.
Of particular note is the large fireplace in the drawing room which includes a closet thought to have originated as a priest hole. The kitchen is bordered by a scullery which opens into boot room, larder and rear hall (with secondary stairs off) and the utility room and cloakroom. On the first floor the origins of the open hall house are apparent with part of the 15th century jointed cruck roof. There are two very large bedrooms in the centre of the house with four further bedrooms and a bathroom. In addition there are two attics offering further rooms
A detached stone built coach house provides garaging, workshop and storage space on the ground floor. The first floor, which is accessed by a wide external stone staircase is arranged as a one bedroom flat with sitting room, kitchen area, bedroom and a bathroom. Within the gardens is a stone-built building arranged as a stables with three loose boxes (with power and water). There is a wooden stable block providing two further loose boxes and a tack room (also with power and water). The neighbouring large log store requires improvement.
The gardens are a significant feature of the house with wide lawns wrapping around the house and rose bordered flagstones and gravel paths leading to its many areas which include formal and informal planting schemes.
The orchard is to the east of the house has fruitful plum, pear and apple trees. The kitchen gardens with vegetable beds and soft fruits are to the south of the coach house. A water garden, created in the mid twentieth century, incorporates many specimen shrubs and trees and a small bridge to cross the garden stream. At the end of the garden is a large tennis court with netting. The whole is bordered by pasture land which extends to a field stream which runs along the extreme southern edge of the property. The field to west of the house is subject to a covenant. Further details from the selling agents
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 14.2