Lested Hall is a stunning, 6 Bedroom Grade II Listed property sitting handsomely in its own grounds, beyond electronically operated wrought iron gates and a sweeping driveway that bisects delightful parkland style gardens. The main house has enormous character and history, with medieval origins and later 18th and 19th century additions that include the quite beautiful Queen Anne / Early Georgian southern wing.
Available from 01 April 2021
Internally this home is extremely generous throughout, with over 5000 sq ft of accommodation. Currently configured with a total of six bedrooms, five luxurious bath/shower rooms and four reception rooms. Throughout the property there remains striking evidence of its past, with quite dramatic fireplaces, exposed beams and wonderful oak panelling to the drawing room.
Key areas of the home, such as the kitchen and bathrooms, have been sympathetically updated to exacting standards, resulting in a fine blend of elegance, charm and practicality in equal measures.
A grand dining hall provides one of many stunning focal points of the home. A sense of occasion can be experienced with high beamed ceilings, stone floors and an aged oak door granting access to the rear terrace and gardens. An impressively large exposed brick inglenook fireplace provides an exceptional focal point to the room, with an inset roasting rack.
Housed within the Great Chamber is a stunning master suite, with an imposing crown post reaching up and into a beamed vaulted ceiling. A freestanding copper bathtub with twin matching hand basins offers a taste of boutique decadence. In addition his and hers en-suites complete this unforgettable element of the home. A guest suite within the principle residence is accessed by means of its own dedicated solid oak staircase, and affords a luxurious and private area. A cellar offers both dry storage, boiler room and access to a vaulted stone and brick wine store.
The property itself is perfectly positioned within its own parkland style gardens, totalling over two acres of beautifully manicured grounds to include fine lawns interspersed with mature shrubberies and imposing specimen trees. This contemporary stone terrace exhibits both soft and hard-scaping, culminating in a focal fountain and stepping stones over the water garden.
Garden maintenance will be the responsibility of the tenant.
LET: PART FURNISHED or UNFURNISHED
COUNCIL TAX: MAIDSTONE
Lested Hall is located in the in the hamlet of Chart Sutton. Nearby Sutton Valance offers a number of local services including a farm shop with post office, garage, three historic public houses, the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin and the 12th century Sutton Valence Castle (English Heritage). More comprehensive shopping facilities are located in nearby Maidstone
Staplehurst and Paddock Wood Stations offer services to London main line stations with journey times from under an hour. The M20 gives access to Dover and Ashford International and also to the M25 to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports.
Numerous schools in the area cater for children of all ages in both the state and private sectors. The property is within a short distance of the highly regarded Sutton Valence Preparatory and Senior Schools and there are numerous secondary and grammar schools in Maidstone.
M20 4 miles / Marden Station 7 miles
Paddock Wood 9 miles / London 48 miles
(All distances are approximate)
Holding Deposit (per tenancy) - One week’s rent.
This is to reserve a property. Please Note: This will be withheld if any
relevant person (including any guarantors(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right to-
Rent check, provide false or misleading information, or fail to take all reasonable
steps to enter into a tenancy agreement (and / or Deed of Guarantee) within 15
calendar days of the holding deposit being received (or other Deadline for Agreement
as mutually agreed in writing).
Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent under £50,000 per year)
Five weeks’ rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the
Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent of £50,000 or over per year)
Six weeks’ rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the
Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in
order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the
rent is more than 14 days in arrears.
Tenants are liable for the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security
device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual cost of a
locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord and any other
persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there
will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or
other security device(s).
Variation of Contract (Tenant’s Request)
£50 (Inc. VAT) per agreed variation. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s
instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
Change of Sharer (Tenant’s Request)
£50 (inc. VAT) per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred if higher. To
cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions, new tenant referencing
and Right-to-Rent checks, deposit registration as well as the preparation and execution
of new legal documents.
Early Termination (Tenant’s Request)
Should the tenant wish to terminate their contract before the end of the fixed term,
they shall be liable for the landlord’s cost in re-letting the property as well as all rent
due under the tenancy until start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be
no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.
Client Money Protection is provided by Propertymark. Redress through The Property Ombudsmen Scheme.