Stun­ning barn con­ver­sion in Downs set­ting

Could this be your chance to own a barn con­ver­sion in an idyl­lic lo­ca­tion in an area of out­stand­ing nat­u­ral beauty? Homes & Liv­ing found out more about a trea­sured home

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - East Kent Property - - HOMESNEWS -

Horses once stood pa­tiently to have their new shoes fit­ted in this barn, which be­longed to the lo­cal far­rier. To­day, Far­ri­ers is a com­fort­able fam­ily home, but is still full of his­toric char­ac­ter. The prop­erty is now on the mar­ket, as the own­ers need to re­lo­cate to an­other part of the UK.

Buy­ers will find a main three/ four-room barn con­ver­sion, with a two-bed­room cot­tage – both stand­ing be­hind elec­tronic en­trance gates, along a peace­ful lane in a small ham­let.

Beamed walls and ceil­ings are a fea­ture of the main barn, where a vaulted en­trance hall­way with tiled floor leads through to a large dou­ble as­pect lounge with brick fire­place and wood-burn­ing stove.

From here, a din­ing room leads into the large kitchen, which has a quarry-tiled floor, wooden units and gran­ite work­tops. An Ad­dress: Far­ri­ers, Deans Bot­tom, near Stock­bury, Sit­ting­bourne Price: £775,000 to £800,000 Agent: Fine & Coun­try oil-fired Ray­burn range cooker pro­vides hot water and heat­ing. There are a util­ity room, a down­stairs cloak­room and a study, which could be used as a guest bed­room.

Three bed­rooms are up­stairs, one with en suite. The fam­ily bath­room is also on this floor.

Walks, lo­cal pubs and eater­ies, they can all be found within easy reach, and the prop­erty is in the area of out­stand­ing nat­u­ral beauty be­tween Maid­stone and Sit­ting­bourne.

Nearby trans­port links abound, with easy ac­cess to ei­ther the M2 or M20.

Main­line rail ser­vices are avail­able at lo­cal sta­tions, with ad­di­tional high-speed ser­vices to Lon­don from Sit­ting­bourne in around one hour.

There are schools in neigh­bour­ing vil­lages as well as in Sit­ting­bourne. Wel­come to a sin­gle-storey “granny an­nexe” that would put a smile on the face of even the most de­mand­ing grand­par­ent.

The de­tached cot­tage was prob­a­bly once a sta­ble.

To­day, it is in great shape, and is light and bright, with ad­di­tional rooflights in the vaulted ceil­ing.

The pan­elled door­way, with cat­flap in­stalled, leads into a 24ft x 13ft kitchen/liv­ing room.

This stun­ning room has two win­dows as well as three rooflights.

It is di­vided in half by a break­fast bar, and has an in­te­grated dish­washer and fridge freezer.

There is a fire­place in the liv­ing-room end, with a white sur­round.

From the kitchen/liv­ing room, a small hall­way leads to two dou­ble bed­rooms – one of which has an en suite bath­room.

This handy an­nexe even has an­other shower room and a study, if granny re­quires them.

The front of the brick-and-tim­ber cot­tage opens to the drive­way, which is shared with the main barn.

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