Manor House Reborn As Heritage Apartment Scheme Launches
A grand Tudor manor house with an impressive period façade in Keston, near Bromley, Kent, has been given a new lease of life through a sensitive conversion into thirteen one and two-bedroom apartments by renowned premium developer Millgate. Nestled in the beautiful Keston countryside, Water’s Edge provides luxurious, classic contemporary interiors that perfectly complement the existing heritage architecture and serene surroundings.
Spread over two meticulously restored red brick buildings, Forest Lodge and Alder House, adorned with black and white Tudor gables, the apartments offer grand living spaces with the highest interior specification, featuring high end appliances, seamless finishes, stunning bathrooms and acute attention to detail.
Sales and Marketing Director for Millgate, Jonathan Cranley comments: “Downsizers in particular are often torn between the appeal of an interesting, character filled older property and a desire to live in a luxurious, high specification, low maintenance home. Water’s Edge offers the best of both worlds, combining a feeling of history and grandeur, with versatile, beautifully presented modern interiors.”
The newly launched two-bedroom, two-storey show apartment offers buyers the chance to taste life in this historic house, which sits within two acres of peaceful landscaped grounds. A grand entrance hall welcomes guests on the ground floor, which is also home to a large en suite bedroom with extensive built in storage, tucked away from the rest of the living space.
Upstairs is a large, bright contemporary kitchen fitted with hand painted shaker style units with stone worktops and soft close cabinets, plus a full range of integrated Siemens appliances including oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The breakfast bar is a great spot for informal dining, while an adjacent private terrace is perfect for al fresco entertaining with far reaching views of the surrounding countryside.
A separate living room and the master suite both open onto a second private terrace, designed to bring the peace and tranquillity of the location seamlessly into the living spaces. The master bedroom also benefits from a dressing room and stylish en suite bathroom.
Water’s Edge is approached via a sweeping gated drive, creating a feeling of privacy and exclusivity. The extensive landscaped grounds, full of mature trees and shrubs, will be professionally maintained throughout the year for the private use of residents. There is no shortage of green spaces to explore nearby, including Keston Common, Ravensbourne Open Space and the beautiful High Elms Country Park.
Despite its tranquil rural setting, Water’s Edge is less than half an hour from London Victoria by train from nearby Bromley South, while travel further afield into Europe is easy via Ashford International from Orpington station. For motorists, Junction 4 of the M25 is just over 7 miles away, providing instant access to UK motorway network. The bustling town of Bromley, packed with high street shops, boutiques and lively restaurants, is just a short drive away.