An exceptional four bedroom detached barn conversion dating back to 1840 within a beautiful plot and paddock totalling 0.84 acres at foot of the North Downs in Kent offering wonderful views across farmland to the rear.
This barn was originally converted in the 1980’s and has been owned by the current vendors since 2003 in which time they have gone to great lengths to create a stylish and welcoming country home with flexible accommodation which is perfect for both entertaining, relaxing and raising a family. The decor has been tastefully chosen to fit in with modern requirements, yet giving a respectful nod to the age and character of the building.
The accommodation comprises a main reception hall with bi-fold doors to take in the beautiful rear garden, an inner hall with cloakroom, a stunning kitchen/breakfast room with granite surfaces, intergrated applicances and an aga with companion unit, an upper reception currently used as a study that has feature internal Mullion windows with steps down to a beautiful sitting room featuring exposed beams and a brick fireplace with woodburning stove. From here a door leads through to a lovely dining room with yet more exposed beams, through to a ground floor bedroom with a wonderful contemporary en-suite bathroom, ideal for guests or an annexe.
To the first floor you are greeted by a landing with a floor to ceiling Mullion style window and oak flooring leading to a stylish master bedroom suite with fitted oak wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom. In addition there are two further double bedrooms one of which benefits from an en-suite bathroom.
Outside, you are greeted by a brick paved driveway with off road parking for four vehicles leading to a detached double garage with twin doors. A side gate leads to a beautiful landscaped garden with two flag stone dining areas, extensive lawn, office, summer house and shingle path leading to a stable area featuring two stables, tack room and hay sheds. To the rear there is a well tended paddock and lower orchard area of just under 0.6 acres, currently used as a pony paddock and offers stunning and peaceful views.
The property is situated in the pretty Hamlet of Broad Street just outside the ancient village of Hollingbourne on the sourthern slopes of the North Downs, situated some five miles east of the County town of Maidstone. Hollingbourne boasts over 100 listed buildings and two conservation areas and a number of sites of special scientific interest. The village enjoys three public houses, one shop with a part-time post office, a very popular school and a historic church.
Travel connections are convenient with junction 8 of the M20 motorway approximately 3.1 miles away, providing direct access to London and the Kent coast for travel to the continent. Rail services are well supported with a main line railway station in the village, providing access to London Victoria and Ashford International stations, Ashford benefiting from the high speed service to London St Pancras with a journey time of 37 minutes.
Character properties situated in such lovely locations are hard to find and we would strongly urge any serious buyers to make immediate arrangements to view this delightful home.
Reception Hall Inner Hall Kitchen/Breakfast Room 14’4” x 12’10” (4.37m x 3.91m) Cloakroom Study/Reception Room 13’11” x 11’11” (4.24m x 3.63m) Sitting Room 15’10” x 14’7” (4.83m x 4.44m) Dining Room 16’9” x 9’3” (5.11m x 2.82m) Bedroom 16’7” x 9’5” (5.05m x 2.87m) En-suite Bathroom
Landing Bedroom 14’10” x 12’9” (4.52m x 3.89m) at largest En-suite Bathroom Bedroom 12’2” x 10’5” (3.71m x 3.17m) En-suite Shower Room Bedroom 10’7” x 10’4” (3.23m x 3.15m)
Office 13’10” x 8’9” (4.22m x 2.67m) Double Garage 19’2” x 18’10” (5.84m x 5.74m) Stable 1 16’0” x 11’5” (4.88m x 3.48m) Stable 2 7’9” x 6’1” (2.36m x 1.85m) Tack Room 11’6” x 10’1” (3.51m x 3.07m)
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