A magical Grade II* country house in the style of a French Chateau, in an historic parkland setting. Currently operates as a successful retreat, corporate and celebratory events venue.
The Opportunity LOT 1 - Oxon Hoath• Impressive Grade II* listed Mansion House, and associated buildings.• Grade II listed Parkland, a walled garden, woodland and a lake – extending in all to c.72acres (29 hectares) of historic parkland.• Buildings in all total over 30,000 sq ft (GIA).• Currently operating as a successful retreat, corporate and celebratory events venue, suitable for continued use/operations or alternative uses including reversion to wonderful private house, subject to all necessary consents.• For sale as a going concern with freehold assets or freehold alone. Vacant possession available subject to current leases and licenses.Main houseThe house is principally Georgian in style but first impressions are of a French Chateau, on account of Salvin's alterations to include the mansard dome and the chateau tower. Oxon Hoath is approached via a long drive which sweeps through the parkland and to stone gate piers which are listed Grade II at the commencement of the Cedar Avenue. The Cedar Avenue is flanked by a series of iron gates of which the most ornate are said to have come from the Palace of Westminster.Oxon Hoath occupies a wonderfully romantic setting in a secluded position nestled within its own gardens and enjoys extensive views overlooking the lake and parkland towards the great gothic folly of Hadlow Tower down in the valley.The full extent of the accommodation is as shown on the illustrative floor plans. The main areas of the house provide for 14 main bedrooms plus 14 additional guest bedrooms, 9 main bathrooms with 21 bathrooms in all, and a range of mostly south facing principal reception roomsApartmentsIn addition, there are 3 staff or owner accommodation apartments:• Mezzanine Flat: Approached via a staircase from the first floor and two external entrances, comprising: sitting room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms• Pomfret: Ground Floor: sitting room, kitchen, bathroom. First Floor: bedroom, bathroom • Culpepper: Approached by its own private entrance from the under croft and comprising: siting room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroomGardens and GroundsThe gardens and grounds of Oxon Hoath lie principally to the south and west of the house. The gardens are listed Grade II* and extend in all to approximately 72 acres. The formal areas around the property are landscaped in the style of 'Capability Brown'.A meander through the garden and grounds takes you through a gate through a balustraded wall to the south of the entrance front provides access to the main gardens. The south gardens are approached across gravelled terraces and lead down to Nesfield's parterre, which is the only surviving unaltered parterre gardens in England today, as it retains much of the original planting and decoration, as well as the basic design.To the south of the formal gardens and separated by a ha-ha is the majority of parkland which forms part of the view from the south front of the house. The parkland is interspersed by mature trees and there is a 3-acre lake which is crossed by a Victorian stone bridge.There is a 2.25 acre Georgian Walled Garden that provides abundant fresh fruit, flowers, herbs and vegetables for the house. It has been cultivated using entirely organic farming methods under the guidance of The Soil Association. Within the kitchen garden is a paddock and an area of orchard. Nearby are further paddocks and 3 timber stables.LOT 2 - Separately available as Lot 2 is The Dower House with 1.80 acres, a beautiful period house within the grounds with an indoor pool. The Guide Price separately is available on application and Lot 2 will not be sold before Lot 1.
Oxon Hoath is situated in an elevated position with outstanding views across the Weald of Kent that stretch over its own lake and listed parkland.T