Taylour House in Edenbridge was built for the Lord Mayor of London Sir Wyllyam Taylour as his country residence in 1468.
During the following 550 years it has been a family home, a public house called the Griffin or Gryphon and an antiques showroom. In the 1880's part of the house was taken down to make way for an Oddfellows club !! It is now a Grade ll* listed building with many wonderful reminders of its long history, only 8% of listed buildings are Grade ll* or Grade l - it is a very special property.
The house has a wonderful kitchen/dining room in which there is room for 10 people to sit around a large table. It is well equipped with all the items needed for a large group to enjoy themselves.
There is a large lounge with a magnificent inglenook fireplace (now housing a large TV) with seating for at least ten people and also another smaller lounge for four people. Both rooms have flat screen Televisions with Satellite reception and DVD players.
The smaller lounge has a sofa bed, which could be used as an additional or alternative sleeping space for 2 people.
All these rooms are heavily timbered and have twelve foot high ceilings which make them feel very spacious.
Also on the ground floor is a utility room fitted with a Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer and an additional sink together with the downstairs shower and w/c.
On the Jacobean staircase is a door to a little low hide-away with two chairs - ideal for those who want a little space to read perhaps.
On the first floor is a very large master bedroom with a four poster bed, another good size double bedroom with an amazing stone fireplace, a smaller room with two single beds and a landing with more sitting space. All these bedrooms have Jacobean wall paintings that were rediscovered in recent years.
Also on the first floor is a luxurious bathroom with a double ended free standing bath and a huge walk-in shower, all recently installed.
The second floor comprises of two lovely bedrooms, both with vaulted ceilings, with two single beds in each room.
The property has full mains gas fired central heating with an adjustable wall thermostat and unlimited hot water from a combination boiler.
Free WiFi is available throughout much of the house
Smoking is strictly not permitted on the premises
Disabled access may be possible as there is a ground floor sofa bed and just two steps down to a shower and w/c.
There is secure gated parking for two vehicles on site and free parking nearby. Also a small outside seating area with table and chairs.