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House Details

Status: Sold or Rented Property Reference: HS-0000085189

Houses for sale
4 bedroom detached house
Canterbury, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Key features:

Retirement: No
Shared ownership: No
New Build: No
Have Pool: No

Full description:

An exceptional property standing in delightful grounds of approximately 1 acre in an idyllic rural setting. The Old Barn is a magnificent building offering versatile accommodation of exceptional proportions and totalling in excess of 3700 square feet (plus the outbuildings which total in the region of 800 square feet). The property is the result of a sympathetic conversion of the original structure and displays many of the original timbers, not least of all in the stunning reception hall which is open to a galleried landing and full height vaulted ceiling. The space is flooded by light by tall glazed panels in place of the original barn doors. The spacious accommodation is arranged to provide a drawing room measuring 29\' 10 x 29\' 3 (9.09m x 8.92m), dining room, sitting room, 29\' 9 x 14\' 9 (9.07m x 4.50m) kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, and shower room. On the first floor the generous galleried landing leads to four double bedrooms (the master with en-suite bathroom) and a bathroom. Charming gardens encompass the barn and provide a delightful sense of privacy. They incorporate a small orchard and enclosed vegetable garden. To the side of the main dwelling there are a block of three stables, tack room and garage.

Marshside, designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, is a delightful unspoilt semi-rural location conveniently situated in a central location between Canterbury (approximately 9 miles distant), Whitstable (approximately 8.5 miles distant and Thanet (Ramsgate approximately 10 miles distant). There are also three well regarded primary schools in the surrounding villages. Access can be gained to the area from either the A2990 or the A28. Nearby Herne Bay benefits from a strong range of local facilities including retail outlets, educational facilities and a mainline railway station providing fast and frequent links to London. Canterbury enjoys a number of public schools, state schools and higher educational facilities as well as a wealth of cultural and leisure amenities including theatres, bars and restaurants, a major shopping centre enjoying a range of mainstream retail outlets as well as many individual shops.

Reception Hall: 21\' 2 x 16\' 2 (6.45m x 4.93m) at maximum points
and inclusive of staircase to first floor with polished timber moulded handrail, square chamfered banister rails and terminating in a square chamfered newel post. Entered via a pair of oak framed and double glazed doors set within a tall oak framed double glazed window, the whole beneath a vaulted ceiling displaying some magnificent exposed timbers and open to the apex of the roof. Polished woodblock on parquet flooring. Magnificent exposed timbers including substantial uprights and cross beams. Access to understairs storage cupboard. Traditional style radiator. Doors to :-

Drawing Room: 29\' 10 x 29\' 3 (9.09m x 8.92m) at maximum points.
Deep inglenook style fireplace beneath a timber bressemer beam and incorporating solid fuel burning stove over a stone hearth. Subtly exposed timbers to all walls and with a central open timber framework to the two extremities of the room. Wall light points. Recessed lighting. Windows to front side, and rear overlooking gardens. Glazed door opening to side. Radiators.

Sitting Room: 16\' 2 x 12\' 8 (4.93m x 3.86m) at maximum points
Wall light points. Subtly exposed timbers to walls. Floor to ceiling window to rear overlooking gardens. Radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 29\' 9 x 14\' 9 (9.07m x 4.50m)
The room is arranged into sections and is divided at a central point by a an exposed timber framework and substantial timber beam. Subtly exposed timbers to walls. Within the breakfast area the measurements are inclusive of a brick built inglenook style fireplace with solid fuel burning stove set on a tiled hearth beneath a timber bressemer beam. Recessed lighting. Window to rear overlooking gardens. Traditional style radiator. Double doors to dining room. Kitchen area:- Measurements inclusive of an extensive range of base cupboard and drawer units incorporating recess and plumbing for dishwasher and Leisure Cuisine Master 100 electric stove with 5 burner electric hob and hotplate. Timber edged worktops inset with sink and drainer unit with mixer tap above and tiled splashbacks behind. Extractor hood above the hob. Tiled floor. Recessed lighting. Windows to side overlooking adjoining fields and to the rear overlooking the garden. Ledge and braced stable door opening to and overlooking rear garden. Traditional style radiator. Door to:-

Rear Lobby: 7\' 6 x 6\' 3 (2.29m x 1.91m)
Tiled floor. Ledge and braced door to side. Window to side. Traditional style radiator. Doors to shower room and:-

Utility Room: 10\' 3 x 5\' 7 (3.12m x 1.70m)
plus depth of a full range of fitted storage cupboards arranged around a central American style Samsung fridge/freezer, plumbed to supply water and ice. Range of base cupboards with recess and plumbing to side for washing machine. Roll top worktops inset with stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap above and tiled splashback behind. Tiled floor. Recessed halogen lighting. Window to front. Door to:-

Tiled floor. Shelving to walls. Free standing factory lagged hot water cylinder.

Shower Room: 6\' 10 x 5\' 10 (2.08m x 1.78m)
Twin sized shower tray with tiled surround. Mains fed shower over. Low level WC. Pedestal wash basin with tiled splashback behind. Recessed lighting. Extractor fan. Obscured window to side. Wall mounted ladder rack towel rail.

Dining Room: 14\' 10 x 14\' 6 (4.52m x 4.42m)
Wall light points. Exposed timbers to one wall and to the ceiling together with some substantial exposed uprights. Window to front overlooking garden. Traditional style radiator.

Galleried Landing: 31\' 0 x 11\' 3 (9.45m x 3.43m)
Beneath a vaulted ceiling. Access to loft spaces. Open plan to inner landing. Radiator. Doors to:-

Bedroom 1: 17\' 7 x 15\' 0 (5.36m x 4.57m)
Set beneath a partially vaulted ceiling. Exposed timbers to three walls. Exposed timbers to pitched ceilings. Windows to side. Radiator. Door to deep walk in wardrobe cupboard. Door to:-

En-suite Bathroom: 10\' 5 x 7\' 9 (3.18m x 2.36m) at maximum points.
Panelled bath within tiled surround and fitted with mains fed shower above. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Pedestal wash basin. Wall light point. Double glazed Velux roof light to front. Radiator.

Bedroom 3: 14\' 9 x 13\' 10 (4.50m x 4.22m)
Beneath a partially vaulted ceiling. Exposed timbers to two walls and to two sloping ceilings. Double glazed Velux roof light to front overlooking garden. Radiator.

Inner Landing: 21\' 5 x 7\' 8 (6.53m x 2.34m)
Doors to:-

Bedroom 2: 15\' 0 x 14\' 6 (4.57m x 4.42m)
plus recess and inclusive of a range of fitted wardrobe cupboards. Exposed timbers to three walls. Double glazed Velux roof light to front overlooking garden. Radiator.

Bedroom 4: 14\' 8 x 14\' 5 (4.47m x 4.39m)
of L shaped form and measurements taken at maximum points. Exposed timbers to three walls. Double glazed Velux roof light to front overlooking garden. Window to side overlooking the adjoining fields. Radiator.

Bathroom: 9\' 0 x 8\' 4 (2.74m x 2.54m)
Panelled bath within tiled surround and fitted with electric shower above. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Bidet. Pedestal wash basin. Obscured window to side. Radiator.

The Gardens:
The barn is set in approxmiately 1 acre of landscaped gardens and the driveway is entered via a five bar gate which leads through an archway to a courtyard area providing parking for numerous vehicles and access to the garage and stables.


Stable 1: 12\' 0 x 10\' 10 (3.66m x 3.30m)
Entered via a stable door. Window to side. Power and light.

Stable 2: 11\' 1 x 10\' 7 (3.38m x 3.23m)
Entered via a stable door. Power and light.

Stable 3: 11\' 1 x 14\' 4 (3.38m x 4.37m)
Entered via a stable door. Range of base and wall cupboards. Power and light.

Tack Room: 11\' 1 x 9\' 8 (3.38m x 2.95m)
Currently used as a logstore.

Garage: 13\' 2 x 11\' 6 (4.01m x 3.51m)
Entered via a pair of ledge and braced doors. Power and light. Floor standing Eurostar boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating.

Rear Garden:
enclosed by a combination of post and rail fencing to the adjoining fields and mature hedging to the remainder of the boundaries. Directly to the rear of the barn is a paved terrace incorporating a purpose built barbecue and extending to the remainder of the garden which is laid extensively to lawn and incorporates various specimen trees including blue spruce, flowering cherry, a group of silver birches, eucalyptus, oaks and corkscrew willows. There is also a small orchard with a variety of fruit trees. Incorporated in the garden and concealed from it by a mature beech hedge is a well planned vegetable garden incorporating a storage shed and greenhouse. Outside security lighting and tap.

Front Garden:
To the front of the house the garden is well enclosed by a mature mixed hedge and is laid extensively to lawn with various specimen trees including a young oak, silver birch and flowering cherry. To the far side of the garden there is a shaped border stocked with a variety of shrubs and plants including roses, buddleia, laburnum and artichokes amongst others. A pair of rose beds flank the main entrance to the house. A pathway continues to the side of the property leading to the back door and to the rear garden.

Council Tax:
We are advised by the Valuation Office (www.voa.gov.uk) that the property is currently within Council Tax Band F. The amount payable under tax band F for the year 2011/2012 is £2,069.98

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