Hunton Court is a rare and exquisite estate set in a peaceful, rural location, 44 miles from London
Immaculately presented Grade II listed country house with eight bedrooms and five reception rooms
Two gate lodges
Traditional and modern buildings
Beautiful parkland setting with walled garden and lakes, swimming pool and tennis court
Woodland and pasture
About 171 acres (69 ha) in total
For sale as a whole
Hunton Court is listed Grade II and unusually for Kent, is constructed of a mellow ragstone reminiscent of that found in the Cotswolds.
This impressive house lies at the end of two long driveways, both of which have lodges where they meet the public highway, before they meander through 171 acres of beautiful parkland as they approach the front of the house. The immediate grounds of the house are particularly striking with a large serpentine lake that bends around the western side of the house and garden, creating a particularly tranquil setting.
From the stone balustrade parapet that reaches around the top of the house to the pillared reception hall, ornate cornicing and stunning fireplaces throughout, Hunton Court does not fail to impress and exude a sense of grandeur.
Behind the three storey house lies a range of traditional buildings, one of which incorporates a cottage and a large walled garden.
Hunton Court dates back to the 13th Century and was once a traditional timber framed 14th Century farmhouse, with a large roof structure and three crown posts which can still be found in the attic rooms today. It was in the early Victorian period that the house was adapted to the existing Georgian style.
The Estate was once the country residence of the Bannerman family, starting with Henry Bannerman in 1850. The Estate was subsequently left to his nephew, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, who served as Prime Minister from 1905 to 1908. Hunton Court was successively occupied by descendants of the Bannerman family before moving into the ownership of the current vendors in 2008.