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An incredible piece of history has gone up for sale in the form of Badsell Park Farm - a 96 acre estate in Kent.
On top of the oodles of land, and Grade II listed building, the crowning glory of the property is a magnificent 8ft tall maze.
The maze was designed and created more than 25 years ago, by the former owners. People take an average of 30 minutes to find their way out of the labyrinth.
Current owner John Schofield, 65, said: “We raised our two children at the house and they spent many happy hours in the maze, it was a fantastic place for them to play.
“My wife, Sandy, has put in an awful lot of work over the years to ensure it's kept maintained, it's a labour of love"
The estate was originally a fruit and hop farm and although it has changed over the years, it is still farmed today.
Once you’ve had your fun in the maze, you can head inside, where the beautiful building has six bedrooms, two bathrooms and a private patio overlooking fields and woodland.
Simon Biddulph, from Knight Frank (opens in new tab), which is selling the property, said: 'We don't have anything else on the market quite like this, certainly nothing with its own maze.
“The owner's wife took it on as a challenge to maintain this hedge maze and it's been well looked after by them. I've been in it. I'm 6ft 4in and I can't look over it.”
He adds: “The farmhouse itself has some lovely original features - open fireplaces, exposed timbers, original wood flooring - but it has been looked after by the owners and has new bathrooms and kitchen, so you get the best of both worlds with old and new.”
Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.
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