Manor Farmhouse – Information
Manor Farmhouse is located in the beautiful village of Milstead in Kent, with lovely views over the village cricket green and surrounding orchards. The main building is a traditional 15th Century farmhouse, with wonderful original features including exposed oak beams and cosy wood-burning stoves, creating a luxurious yet homely atmosphere. The thatched roof and timber framed building is picture perfect, with a delightful courtyard featuring a beautiful cottage and a barn with a fantastic leisure complex extending the accommodation to sleep 18 guests. The accommodation offers a wonderful mix of traditional features yet is beautifully light, spacious and elegantly furnished, with more modern touches in the cottage and barn.
The spacious drawing room in the main farmhouse has ample seating for 18 people, with lovely exposed beams and two fireplaces (one large inglenook) with wood-burning stoves creating a welcoming space with sumptuous sofas and leather armchairs. The rustic feel belies the modern technology on offer, with a 42” flat screen TV perfect for evenings in front of the fire. The gorgeous dining room offers solid oak flooring and exposed beams, with a beautiful feature inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove and an original bread oven. The enormous rustic dining table easily seats 18 people, ideal for special meals with friends and family.
The farmhouse kitchen is spacious and well equipped, with an amazing oil-fired cast iron range cooker, in addition to an electric hob and oven. The kitchen is beautifully decorated, with exposed beams and beautiful slate floor tiles, and is wonderfully light and airy thanks to the dual aspect windows. There is a small table seating six people, and to the rear of the kitchen a door leads outside.
Upstairs in the farmhouse, there are three beautifully designed bedrooms, all with luxurious king size beds and en-suite bathrooms; in addition to a single bedroom with a stunning decorative fireplace and a family bathroom with steps up to a decadent sunken air bath.
Stable Cottage is located just across the courtyard from the main farmhouse, offering accommodation for a further six guests. The beautiful stable door opens into a stunning vaulted reception area, leading to the open plan kitchen and dining area with seating for up to six people. The cottage kitchen is fitted with a bespoke country kitchen with white units and contrasting black granite worktops, giving a more modern feel without losing the character of the property, with oak beams and an oak dining table.
The bedrooms in Stable Cottage are all on the ground floor, making it ideal for those with limited mobility. The master bedroom offers a luxurious super king bed (can be arranged as twins on request) and an en-suite wet room. There are two further bedrooms each with king sized beds and a family bathroom. All of the bedrooms in the cottage are beautifully furnished, with exposed beams, luxurious bedding and French doors leading to a delightful wrap around terrace.
The Barn is located next to Stable Cottage, across the courtyard from the main farmhouse, with accommodation for an additional five guests, including one bedroom on the ground floor. There is a beautiful dining area seating six, with double doors leading through the library with a plethora of books and comfy leather sofas, and billiards/games room with a stunning antique billiards table which can also be used for games of pool. There is a beautiful kitchen/breakfast room with a white country kitchen and black granite worktops, with a kitchen island and funky glass tiles separating the utility area to help keep clutter at bay. The office has double doors onto the terrace, so if you do need to catch up on work there is an ideal space to do so.
Also on the ground floor is a spacious bedroom with a super king zip & link bed that can be arranged as twins on request together with a table and chairs and a private sauna. There is an adjacent shower room on the ground floor, as well as a changing room with shower for use with the swimming pool. The double doors opposite the hallway lead out to the beautiful decked sun terrace and outdoor pool area, complete with garden furniture and sun loungers, in addition to a BBQ for outdoor entertaining.
On the first floor there is one bedroom with a king size suede sleigh bed and a living area complete with leather sofa and a desk, in addition to a further single bedroom. There is a family bathroom on the first floor with a luxurious Jacuzzi bath. There is also a fantastic cinema room on the first floor, with huge sumptuous leather sofas with ample seating for 18 people and a large flat screen TV, surround sound system, DVD player and stereo.
There are beautiful landscaped gardens of over 2 acres with pretty flower borders, mature trees and extensive lawns, with a sunken walled garden featuring the outdoor swimming pool (heated from 1st May – 30th September). A delightful water feature is set outside the barn with an adjacent terrace, and there is a paddock beyond the gardens with wonderfully fragrant lavender borders. There are numerous decked areas with opportunities for outdoor dining and the terrace near the barn has seating for 18 people to dine together with ease. There are also sun loungers and a barbeque available for your use.
The house has lovely rural views across the cherry orchards and towards the village cricket green, but offers a good deal of privacy thanks to the electric gates from the driveway. There is ample parking available at the property, although the house is within walking distance of the village of Milstead, nestled between the local church and the medieval Manor House. It is a truly idyllic setting, and because of the tranquil nature of the surrounding area this property is ideally suited for family holidays, relaxing breaks or low key celebrations, rather than wild parties.