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Mote House

Beauty and history right on your doorstep

Situated in the 450-acre splendour of Mote Park, Maidstone's largest park with its magnificent woodland and a 30-acre lake, Audley Mote House Retirement Village is a luxury development of 100 cottages and apartments near the village of Bearsted, just a short drive from Maidstone Town Centre. 

At the heart of the village is Mote House a Grade II* listed Georgian mansion,  which we have restored to its original beauty. Inside Mote House, you will find the Audley Club – with a luxury health club, swimming pool, library, bar/bistro and the Romney Restaurant. 

Unique homes within easy reach of local amenities

Mote House itself also offers you 14 unique apartments – rich with character and history. In the grounds around Mote House you will find the rest of Mote House retirement village, including the Walled Garden, a unique location with 2 and 3 bedroom cottages, and Gatehouse Lodge, a stunning collection of detached lodge houses and luxury apartments. 

Mote House retirement village in Kent, is perfectly situated to give you easy access to local towns and cities via convenient road and rail links. You can enjoy golf at a number of courses nearby or visit Leeds Castle, a ten minute car journey away, with its exciting history, beautiful gardens, and all-year-round events. Plus, London is only an hour away.

Mote House apartments are ready to view in the restored Grade II* listed building from £280,950.

In order to help make moving as stress-free as possible, Part Exchange and other services are available on all our properties, click here to find out more.

If you would like to see more of Mote House, or view our retirement properties, we are happy to show you around. To book a visit, simply call us. The Marketing Suite is open daily from 9am to 5.30pm

Below is a Video Tour of Mote House

Mote Park

Mote Park is Maidstone's largest park, an impressive 450 acres which previously formed part of a country estate until it was converted at the end of the 18th century into landscaped parkland. The park's name derives from 'moot' or 'mote' in Old English, meaning ‘a place of assembly’. 

The park itself has had an interesting royal background, belonging at one time to King Edward IV's consort, Elizabeth Woodville. Whilst the house dates back to the reign of King George III who is said to have gathered troops there as England faced the threat of Napoleon. 

In 1929 Walter Samuel (the 2nd Viscount of Bearsted) sold the majority of the estate to Maidstone Borough Council and converted Mote House to an orphanage. 

The park lies within walking distance of Maidstone town centre and has a host of sports facilities to take advantage of. You can also stretch your legs with a lakeside walk thanks to Mote Park’s 30-acre lake, where you will find a variety of water fowl, as well as opportunities for sailing and angling.

Maidstone

Maidstone is a town that can be traced back through written history to the 10th century. The Domesday Book of 1086 refers to it as the manor of Meddestane, which comprised arable land, meadow, woodland and a church; five mills and two eel fisheries.

Today Maidstone is the county town of Kent. It has a rich heritage yet is also a popular destination for entertainment and shopping. In fact, the town currently has over one million square feet of retail floor space with a multiplex cinema and many restaurants.

Countryside and coastline

Kent has one of England’s longest and most varied coastlines. You can observe abundant and changing coastal wildlife throughout the year, and enjoy an impressive number of Blue Flag beaches with their high water quality, and record of safety, service and environmental management. 

As well as breathing in sea air, you can wander Kent’s famous towns and villages, or enjoy bracing walks, such as those around Harrietsham, giving you wonderful views from the heights of the North Downs.

The Hollingbourne trail introduces you to locations linked through to folk stories to Catherine Howard, Francis Drake and John Cade. Then there’s the chance to stretch your legs along the river walks of the Medway Valley, or discover Leeds Castle, which is just a few miles from Mote House. It's surrounded by 500 acres of picturesque parkland and gardens, making it a favourite destination for a day trip. 

Nearby

  • London - 40 miles or 1 hour by train
  • Folkestone - 36 miles
  • Dover - 41 miles
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells - 17 miles
  • Rochester – 11 miles
  • From nearby Ashford International you can be in Lille via Eurostar in under 60 minutes.

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