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01 April 2019 | Hotels

Impressive Grade II listed Kent venue comes to the market

Jacobean Grade II listed manor house, Boys Hall, situated in the parish of Willesborough on the outskirts of the thriving market town of Ashford, has been brought to the market through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

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Set within 2.75 acres and surrounded by mature gardens, a long winding driveway leads to the impressive Kent ragstone property, which dates back to 1616 and is believed to have been built by Thomas Boys, a member of the influential Boys family.



On the ground floor, the house features expansive spaces, many of which retain original, character features, including a large reception hall with a chimney displaying English Delft tiles, inner halls with a period oak staircase, a drawing room, dining room, wood-paneled study and a bar and sitting room. Additionally, there are ancillary areas comprising three cloakrooms and a well equipped kitchen, plus an air conditioned conservatory featuring a swimming pool, which is currently covered with removable timber flooring.  

10 attractive bedrooms are situated across the first and second floors of the house, one of which features oak paneling with a domed ceiling and white marble chimneypiece with intricately carved panels, believed to have been gifted from Windsor Castle.

The property also benefits from a substantial, detached Victorian stable block with six stalls, which is believed to have been built in 1832 and also includes a tack room and a large room on the first floor. The stable block has had previous planning consent for change of use as a separate dwelling, but could also suit a variety of other uses, subject to planning permission.

Andrew Moore, Director at Christie & Co’s Maidstone office handled the sale and comments, “Boys Hall provides a fabulous and unique opportunity to acquire a wonderful historical Jacobean property that has been under the same ownership for the past 16 years. Although currently closed, the property could easily be reinstated into a successful hotel, restaurant and wedding venue. It is ideally suited for either a hands-on owner operator or a multiple operator looking to add a beautiful venue to their portfolio.”

Christie & Co is seeking offers in excess of £1,550,000 for the freehold interest of Boys Hall.