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
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.