If I could buy one National Trust property, Stoneacre, Otham near Maidstone, Kent, would be it. The perfect home it would surely be.

Built in the 15th century by John Ellys and added to over the centuries, Stoneacre is surrounded by pleasant gardens and rolling countryside.

Timber and wood panelling abound in this yeoman's house, leaded windows illuminate the rooms, while manicured gardens lead you to the door. Fine art is dotted about complimented by sculptures and stained glass. A fascinating time capsule.

Stoneacre is a little bit out of the way but it certainly doesn't disappoint. My favourite National Trust property.

Bring a picnic and soak up the atmosphere in the orchard or the rear courtyard garden.

There is parking but it is a few hundred metres down a slight hill in a field. Outside the house there is a drop-off point and two disabled parking spots.

In case you were wondering like me, a yeoman is a man holding and cultivating a small landed estate; a freeholder.