A mansion house punctuated with poignant period features, utilised as a commercial HQ and with lapsed consent to revert to a single private residence.
6 Ground floor rooms and conservatory
4 Lower ground floor rooms
11 First floor rooms
3 Second floor rooms
Miscellaneous store rooms
Gardens and grounds
For well over 200 years there has been a house on the site, and in Hasted’s History of Kent the property is described as a handsome mansion. Its walls still preserve the excellent staircase proudly bearing the cypher ’H’ as introduced in the mid-19th century by the Hilton family.
The house is currently the headquarters of a multi-national chemical company and offers generous high quality office space. The sale of Bramling House also offers an unmissable and enticing opportunity to re-establish the house as a grand, yet warm, family home.
Planning consent has previously been granted under Canterbury City Council ref: CA/10/00062/FUL for the reversion of the house to a single private residence and to enable the more formal rooms to be used for their original purpose. It is likely that this consent can be reinstated and, with some sensible and sensitive re-modelling, Bramling House could be returned to a glorious residence punctuated with magnificent formal reception rooms and several bedroom and bathroom suites.
The main front door is set within an opulent stone portico, which leads via a small vestibule into the main hall area. From here an archway welcomes you into the staircase hall, where the superb oak carved staircase sits centre stage, lit by a magnificent and intricately detailed glazed cupola. The principal rooms to the of the stairwell, would return to two grand rooms interspersed with wonderful period details, most poignantly the delicate ceiling painting which illuminates the bay of the main office area.
The first floor consists of equally luxurious rooms, outstaged by the ornately decorated principal room.
Upon visiting the property, the original layout as well as the original room sizes are indicated by the ceiling cornices. The conservatory reaches into the outstretched gardens and is a stunning example of its type. The whole of Bramling House is subtly underlined with period features that give rise to its ultimate character and historic remnants.
The property is approached via a right of way over the driveway owned and used by Denne Joinery. There is private parking immediately to the front of the house. The gardens and grounds are situated largely to the east and south of the property and comprise wide expansive open lawns bordered with magnificent specimen trees.
Just below the conservatory is a terraced garden leading to an ornamental fish pond and at the far end of the garden is a contemporary 18th century gazebo.