Five-bedroomed barn with cottage
The Barn, Twitham Court Farm, Staple Road, Wingham Price: £1,050,000 to £1,150,000 Agents: Fine & Country
Anyone would be happy to have been born in this barn, a Grade II listed five-bedroom Kentish barn with a separate twobedroom cottage. Nestled in a quar ter of an acre of g rounds seven miles from Canterbury and four miles from Sandwich, it has a mix of cosy and spacious living areas. Built in the 18th century but conver ted by its current owners from a derelict farm building in 1997, it was completed in 2009. The centrepiece of the home is the reception hall with 12 foot high double-glazed barn doors to the nor th and south. These flood the open plan living area with natural daylight and, when opened, bring the landscaped gardens into the home. The adjacent sitting room has exposed timbers suppor ting the roof trusses and beams. The ceiling’s apex is 26 feet above the polished oak planked floor. There is a wood-burning stove standing on a wide stone hear th. The whole home has under-floor heating, and a heat exchanger system re-circulates the warmth. The kitchen has a range of oak units with g ranite work tops and integ rated appliances including a Neff conventional double oven, a combination microwave oven and a ceramic hob. The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room and built-in wardrobes, cupboards and drawer units hidden behind a false wall. One of the fur ther five bedrooms is also en-suite and there is a main bathroom upstairs. The separate cottage has two bedrooms, a bathroom, sitting room, kitchen and private garden. There are three ornamental ponds in the g rounds, one with a bridge across that approaches the front door and another in the garden of the cottage. For details contact the agents on 01227 479317.