‘Tardis’ house has been holiday home
Address: Barn Cottage, Rye Road, Sandhurst, near Cranbrook Price: £600k-£625k Agent: Fine & Country Now available to buy for the first time in 20 years, this weatherboarded barn has plenty of surprises hiding behind its front door.
The five-bedroom detached home has a bright, beautiful kitchen, a large dining space with doors leading out to the garden as well as comfortable lounge with lovely beams, solid wooden flooring and feature fireplaces.
“This is a Tardis of a house,” says the current owner.
“From the outside the house looks cosy and bijoux, but when you get inside it is really rather sprawling, with much more space than it would seem from the front.”
The five bedrooms are in a unique arrangement serviced by a bathroom and shower room ensuring that both your family and guests will be comfortable.
The garden has also been lovingly looked after and now incorporates a lawn, seating areas, flower beds, a garden shed and even a children’s summer house. After moving in during the late 1990s, the owners set about an extensive restoration project to show off the barn’s full potential whilst retaining its original charm.
Work included retiling the roof, replacing the weatherboarding and levelling and re-laying the downstairs floor.
For the past three years the property has provided a successful holiday letting business, popular with visitors who have returned time after time.
“Everyone who comes here loves the warmth of the place,” added the owner.
Barn Cottage is in Sandhurst, one of the Weald’s most charming villages as well as the Cranbrook School catchment area.