GILLINGHAM, MEDWAY - 4 Bedroom Country House


  • 15th Century Detached Tudor Hall House
  • Five Bedrooms with Potential for More
  • 21' Panelled Drawing Room
  • Bay Window Dining Room with Marbled Fireplace
  • Basement
  • Abundance of Character Features
  • Requiring Some Modernisation
  • Extensive Landscaped Grounds Totalling 1.64 Acres
  • Two Garages
  • Internal Vieiwng A Must
An enchanting late 15th century Tudor hall house listed Grade II* as a building of significant historical importance with accommodation extending to 5,587 sq ft (519.1 sq m), set in grounds of 1.63 acres with views across the river Medway, requiring modernisation and improvement.

Bloors Place is believed to have been constructed as a three room hall with later additions during the 16th and 17th centuries, part of which was subsequently destroyed by fire in the 18th century. The property still boasts a wealth of character features from the period including a heavily timbered interior with feature crown posts and 16th century moulded stone mullion windows to the rear, panelled drawing room and a first floor landing with detail enriched spandrels and moulded stops above the doorway.

Bloors Place now offers extensive accommodation arranged over three floors in addition to a large cellar, comprising an entrance hallway with feature stone arch and carved Tudor roses to the back door surround, panelled drawing room, dining room with feature fireplace, snug, kitchen breakfast room, second kitchen and utility room, two downstairs cloakrooms, master bedroom, three further bedrooms, two bathrooms, first floor sitting room, fifth bedroom and four additional rooms on the second floor which offer the opportunity for conversion to accommodation, subject to the necessary consents being obtained.

Outside, landscaped gardens surround the property including a lawned front garden with in-out gravel driveway and two garages with an additional parking area, the Lady Garden sits to the east of the property bordered by rare ancient brick walling with arrow slits and a stone arch leading to an extensive vegetable garden and a smaller kitchen garden lying to the west of the house.

The property occupies a semi-rural position to the north of the market town of Rainham with its wide range of shopping and leisure facilities along with Hempstead Valley shopping centre, some 4.2 miles distant. Rainham also benefits from a main line railway service to London Victoria and the Kent coast with connections to Ashford International for high speed travel to London and the continent.

Historic properties such as this rarely appear on the open market and we strongly urge interested applicants to make arrangements to view the property internally to avoid disappointment.

Entrance Hall:
Entrance door, varnished floor, two radiators, built-in pantry, stone archway to inner hall.

Drawing Room: 21' x 18'3” (6.40m x 5.56m)
An elegant panelled room with French doors leading to the Lady Garden, secondary double glazed window to front, two stone mullion windows to rear, timber floor, fitted gas fire set in ornate fire surround, radiator.

Dining Room:
18'5” x 14'10” extending to 18'4” into bay (5.61m x 4.52m extending to 5.59m into bay) Secondary double glazed bay window to front, fitted window seat, carpet, radiator, feature ornate marbled fireplace, two glazed display cabinets, picture rail.

Kitchen: 13'8” x 12'1” (4.17m x 3.68m)
Secondary double glazed windows to front and side, window to rear, range of fitted wall and base units with contrasting work top surfaces and inset single drainer 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, gas cooker point, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, radiator, part tiled walls.

Rear Hallway:
Door to side, window to rear, tiled floor, shelved cupboard, door leading to cellar.

Downstairs Cloakroom:
Window to side, low level w.c., wash hand basin.

Room 1: 18'4” x 17' (5.59m x 5.18) Power and light, brick floor, gas fired boiler (serving central heating and hot water to the front of the property).

Room 2: 20'8” x 13' (6.30m x 3.96m) Power and light, brick floor.

Inner Hallway:
Door to side with carved stone surround and detailed Tudor rose inserts, window to side, built-in storage cupboard, stairs to first floor landing.

Snug: 12'6” x 10'1” (3.81m x 3.07m)
Stone mullion window to side, radiator, cast iron fireplace, hatch to rear lobby.

Rear Lobby: 5'10” x 5'5” (1.78m x 1.65m)
Door to side, tiled floor, plumbing for washing machine.

Second Kitchen:
14' x 6'1” extending to 10'3” (4.27m x 1.85m extending to 3.12m) Stone mullion window to side, tiled floor, range of oak fitted wall and base units with inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap, electric cooker point, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, part tiled walls, radiator, stable door to;

Boot Room: 5'6” x 4'4” (1.68m x 1.32m)
Door to side, tiled floor, plumbing for washing machine.

Utility Room: 7' x 4'2” (2.13m x 1.27m)
Window to rear, tiled floor, fitted base unit and work top surface with inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, part tiled walls, gas fired boiler (serving central heating and hot water to the rear of the property), door to;

Window to side, low level w.c., radiator.

Half Landing:
Stone mullion window to side, carpet.

First Floor Landing: 13'7” x 10'8” (4.14m x 3.25m)
Two stone mullion windows to side, feature wooden door frame with detail enriched spandrels and moulded stops, carpet, radiator, fitted storage cupboards.

Master Bedroom: 21' x 18'4” (6.40m x 5.59m)
Window to front, carpet, radiator, ornamental fireplace, telephone point.

Bedroom 3/Dressing Room: 14'10” x 10'10” (4.52m x 3.30m)
Window to front, carpet, fitted cupboards.

Inner Landing:
Carpet, built-in airing cupboard.

Bathroom: 11'1” x 10' (3.38m x 3.05m)
Secondary double glazed window to side, carpet, three piece suite in white comprising panelled bath, low level w.c., wash hand basin with cupboard under, part tiles walls.

Bedroom 2:
15'1” x 14'8” narrowing to 10'1” (4.60m x 4.47m narrowing to 3.07m) Stone mullion window to side, carpet, radiator, brick built fireplace, built-in wardrobe cupboard.

Stone mullion window to side, contemporary three piece suite in white comprising panelled bath with mains fed shower and screen, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, tiled walls, radiator.

Inner Landing:
Carpet, door and stairs to second floor.

Bedroom 4: 11'x 10'9” (3.35m x 3.28m)
Window to front, carpet, decorative wall murals.

Sitting room:
22' narrowing to 17' x 15'5” (6.71m narrowing to 5.18m x 4.70m) A light and airy panelled room with window to side and stone mullion window to rear, feature cast iron fireplace, two radiators, built-in storage cupboard, television point.

Bedroom 5: 16'1” x 12'10” (4.90m x 3.91m)
Window to side, carpet, radiator, range of built-in mirrored sliding wardrobe cupboards.

Loft Rooms:
Loft Room 1:
16'8” x 11'5” narrowing to 7'6” (5.08m x 3.48m narrowing to 2.29m).

Loft Room 2:
19' x 13'8” (5.79m x 4.17m) Window to front.

Loft Room 3:
13'6” x 11'3” (4.11m x 3.43m) Window to side.

Loft Room 4:
24'9” x 14'1” (7.54m x 4.29m) Window to side, brick built fireplace, door leading to former staircase from first floor.

Front Gardens:
Large landscaped front garden with mature boundary hedging, area of orchard to side, in-out driveway providing extensive off road parking and spur leading to;m) Window to side.

Two brick built single garages with barn style doors, power and light.

The Lady Garden:
A delightful walled, lawned garden with an abundance of mature flowers, shrubs and trees, most notably an Acacia tree reputed to be the oldest of its kind in Kent, a particular feature of the boundary walls are the rarely found original arrow slits, a gate leads to the kitchen garden, an arch leads to;

The Vegetable Garden:
A large walled area formerly used as a productive vegetable garden, variety of fruit trees.

The Kitchen Garden:
An enclosed lawned garden with two storage sheds and gated access to the garage area. Total plot extends to 1.63 acres.