Oast with plenty of character
If you’ve ever wondered why some Kentish oasts were square rather than round, the answer is simple, they were easier to build.
Square Oast, a barn and oast conversion set in open countryside at Hunton Road, Marden, is a perfect example of this ‘newer’ trend in oast building, which started in the early 1900s.
The barn was built in 1886 and the oast in 1914, at the time when Kentish bricklayers began to realise that the original round oasts were more trouble to make.
Sympathetically converted to preserve the character of the building, you will find the original pulley doors on the first floor and plenty of impressive oak beams and timbers. There are high ceilings throughout.
The property is on the market with Jackson-Stops & Staff at a guide price of £750,000.
The dining room has large windows with great views of the garden and the drawing room has two sets of french doors to the terrace. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms are upstairs.
In the landscaped garden there is a curved pergola leading to the house and the original hop press.
Nearby Marden Station provides rail services to London with journey times from under an hour.