This clever con­ver­sion of a flint gra­nary shows what a lit­tle imag­i­na­tion can do. Homes & Liv­ing took a look.

Kent Messenger Maidstone - West Kent Property - - BEAUTIFULHOMES -

Now for sale is a stun­ning con­verted flint gra­nary set among sim­i­lar homes on a for­mer work­ing farm in a peace­ful part of Ayles­ford.

A strik­ing double-height, beamed hall­way leads to a large sit­ting room with ex­posed beams, wood burn­ing stove and double doors to gar­den.

From here, double doors head to a din­ing room.

The kitchen is mod­ern, with in­te­grated ap­pli­ances, but is also sym­pa­thet­i­cally de­signed to suit the style of this ru­ral, char­ac­ter prop­erty.

There are wooden work sur­faces with in­set ce­ramic sink and drainer, Hot­point elec­tric hob with stain­less steel Bosch ex­trac­tor hood over, in­te­grated double oven, space for a fridge-freezer, mi­crowave and in­te­grated dish­washer.

From the kitchen, double doors lead to a raised deck­ing area, per­fect for en­ter­tain­ing on a warm evening.

There is also a down­stairs cloak­room.

The house has three bed­rooms. Two of them are on the first floor and they are both large rooms, with slop­ing ceil­ings and ex­ten­sive eaves stor­age. Two bath­rooms are also on the first floor.

The re­main­ing bed­room is on the ground floor.

The at­trac­tive back gar­den is well tended with a fine lawn and a cir­cu­lar paved seat­ing area. A wa­ter fea­ture adds to the over­all tran­quil­ity of this pretty plot.

The garage has au­to­matic up-and-over door with power, light and pitched roof stor­age over.

There is gravel park­ing for at least two fur­ther ve­hi­cles.

The house is a mile from the cen­tre of Ayles­ford. For golf en­thu­si­asts, Cob­tree Manor Park golf course is only a short dis­tance away. Ac­cess to mo­tor­way links are less than a mile away.

For in­for­ma­tion ring the agent on 01732 222272

Ad­dress: The Gra­nary, Pratling Street, Ayles­ford Guide price: £650,000 Agent: Fine & Coun­try

I just fell in love with The Gra­nary im­me­di­ately I came to view. At first glance, it is neat and com­pact but once inside it is spa­cious and bright with lovely rooms, all with char­ac­ter.

It is such a wel­com­ing home and one which is fab­u­lous to share with friends and fam­ily.

Our fam­ily favourite is the sit­ting room. It cap­tures all avail­able light and has a lovely out­look to the gar­den.

On warm, sum­mer days, we throw open the door wide and love to lis­ten to the bird­song. How­ever, in winter time, it is warm and cosy and is where we like to switch off away from the el­e­ments.

The pretty gar­den is beau­ti­fully pri­vate. The raised tim­ber deck­ing out­side the kitchen pro­vides a spe­cial area in which to sur­vey the gar­den, or to en­joy re­laxed meals. We also have an­other area set in the mid­dle of the gar­den in which we can re­lax.

This has been a truly won­der­ful fam­ily home and we will miss many things, par­tic­u­larly its lo­ca­tion, which con­tains a friendly so­cia­ble com­mu­nity who are not in the least bit in­tru­sive, but are car­ing and wel­com­ing.

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