What would you buy if you won the lottery? If an eight-bedroom country house with a swimming pool, tennis courts and over 120 acres of parkland is on your list, you might want to grab a ticket.
This spectacular property, with an asking price of £10million, has the joint title of the most expensive house on the market in Kent, alongside three other homes in Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells.
For Maidstone residents, however, it’s the only house you’ll find nearby with such a high price tag – and it’s easy to see why.
Hunton Court is a historic Grade II listed building full of traditional features.
The original house, dating from the 13th century, was originally a half-timbered farmhouse.
It was later converted into a Georgian style building in the early Victorian period.
Until 2008 the estate was owned by the Bannerman family, including Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman when he was Prime Minister from 1905 to 1908.
The house has been maintained by the current owners and much of its historic character is still in place.
From the original attic roof and crown posts to the exposed beams and cobblestone courtyard, walking through this home is like stepping into a period drama.
However, this does not mean that you will live in the dark ages.
The main house has many impressive facilities perfectly suited to the modern family.
There is a large kitchen and pantry, a huge dining room and two reception rooms for entertaining guests and giving residents their space.
There is also a charming morning room which, along with the old chapel, is the oldest room in the house.
The first floor houses six of the property’s eight bedrooms.
This is where the magnificent master bedroom is located, with its own walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom and magnificent views of the garden.
The second floor is, if possible, even more impressive, with a home cinema, recording studio and children’s playroom – things you certainly won’t find in most ordinary homes.
As if the main house weren’t enough, the estate also includes the former coach house – which has been divided into two apartments – a workshop and storage unit, traditional stables and a three-bedroom south lodge, which has its own office and kitchen.
If you’re not already convinced by the extraordinary buildings, the sprawling grounds are sure to win you over.
With 128 acres of country parkland, plus 30 acres of scenic woodland, you’ll be amazed at the vast green space that surrounds this idyllic home.
The grounds of Hunton Court, all centered around a peaceful lake, are a garden lover’s dream.
The mix of lively formal lawns, busy flowerbeds and walled garden, which houses the greenhouse, vegetable patch, orchard and tennis courts, is simply breathtaking.
Just outside the back doors of the main house is also a terrace and heated outdoor pool for those lazy summer days.
If you wish to venture further, the village of Hunton is only a short walk away.
Maidstone town center is, traffic permitting, a 15 minute drive away – although with so many beautiful outdoor spaces on your doorstep you might choose to stay home.
If you want to know more about this property, contact Strut and Parker.