This is one of Kent’s prettiest corners, popular with merchant bankers and fund managers because of the quick commute - about 30 minutes - to the City.
Reached via a single access road through protected woodland, the estate sits on an elevated site with sweeping views over the weald.
A listed Italianate-style villa is being split into grand apartments, while big detached houses in plots up to an acre are being built in the 37 acres of mature grounds. Meanwhile, a stable block has been converted into cottages.
In total, there are 22 homes, which is remarkable at a time when government planning directives call for high-density development - more rather than fewer homes on a plot of land, with social housing included.
The new houses have big family rooms, basement, indoor swimming pool, wine cellar, handmade oak kitchen and comfort-cooling.
Apartments cost from £665,000; houses start at £3.25 million. Call developer Millgate Homes on 01732 750188.