Grade II mansion where the 'Queen Mother used to stop en route to the races' ...

A stunning country house which the Queen Mother reputedly stopped off at en route to the races has gone on the market for £2.9m.

Grade II listed Skeynes Park, in Edenbridge, Kent, was leased at the start of the 20th century by her uncle, The Honourable Patrick Bowes-Lyon.

It is believed that the Queen Mother, a horse racing fanatic, popped in to see him on her way to Lingfield Racecourse five miles away.

Skeynes Park, a stunning country house which the Queen Mother reputedly stopped off at en route to the races has gone on the market for £2.9m. The grade-II listed home, in Edenbridge, Kent, was built in 1840

Skeynes Park, a stunning country house which the Queen Mother reputedly stopped off at en route to the races has gone on the market for £2.9m. The grade-II listed home, in Edenbridge, Kent, was built in 1840

It was leased at the start of the 20th century by the Queen Mother's uncle, The Honourable Patrick Bowes-Lyon. It is believed that the Queen Mother, a horse racing fanatic, popped in to see him on her way to Lingfield Racecourse five miles away. Above: The entrance hall in the grand property has a marble floor

It was leased at the start of the 20th century by the Queen Mother's uncle, The Honourable Patrick Bowes-Lyon. It is believed that the Queen Mother, a horse racing fanatic, popped in to see him on her way to Lingfield Racecourse five miles away. Above: The entrance hall in the grand property has a marble floor 

The entrance hall leads on to a beautiful drawing room which has an elegant fireplace, high ceilings and french doors

The entrance hall leads on to a beautiful drawing room which has an elegant fireplace, high ceilings and french doors

The home has eight bedrooms, five bathrooms and an indoor swimming pool and sauna complex. Above: Another view the enormous drawing room

The home has eight bedrooms, five bathrooms and an indoor swimming pool and sauna complex. Above: Another view the enormous drawing room

The property was built in 1840 and has eight bedrooms, five bathrooms and an indoor swimming pool and sauna complex.

It is approached by a sweeping drive and comes with 14.4 acres of parkland boasting ponds, a lake, woodland areas and enclosed rose beds.

The property also has its own tennis court, which is fitting as Bowes-Lyon was a champion tennis player who won the Wimbledon doubles title with his partner Herbery Wilberforce in 1887.

The entrance hall has a marble floor, and the inside of the property has high ceilings, elegant fireplaces and French doors.

The master bedroom is on the first floor and there are two bedrooms on the second floor, as well as an attic space which could be converted into an en-suite shower room.

There is also a drawing room, dining room, library,

read more from dailymail.....

Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

NEXT Jernigan Capital: 2Q Earnings Snapshot