Ideal country retreat in converted barn
ON THE MARKET
Address: The Manor Barn, Upper Harbledown, near Canterbury Price: £2.45m Agent: Strutt & Parker Automatic oak gates open to the long, private gravel-drive that leads up to the Manor Barn, a captivating country retreat two miles from Canterbury.
The five-bedroom barn is set in nearly three acres of professionally landscaped gardens and has an additional annexe.
Buyers will love the double height ceilings, large areas of glass, air conditioning and hi-tech features including LED lighting circuits and sophisticated cinema and television control systems.
At the heart of the home is the kitchen, which has a high glazed roof and is set into the old cart bay entrance.
The hand-crafted Italian kitchen is by Ernesto Meda. It has two steam ovens, conventional oven, coffee machine and warming drawer, all by Gaggenau.
The two dishwashers are by Miele and there are Barazza stainless steel sinks. The kitchen opens into the dining area and the whole area links with outdoor decked terraces.
The drawing room has great views out to the garden and there is a second sitting room with cocktail bar and adjoining wine cellar.
There are five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The annexe is in a secondary barn and includes an office and gym with views of the garden. There is also a kitchen and shower/sauna/steam room.
There is a pair of stream-fed lakes stocked with brown and rainbow trout. There are three open-fronted garages and a machinery store.