£740,000 Guide price
4 Bedroom Barn
The Barn, Bilsington, Ashford, TN25 7JT
- FABULOUS CONVERTED KENTISH BARN
- WELL LOCATED FOR ROAD and RAIL LINKS
- SOUGHT AFTER EDGE OF VILLAGE LOCATION
- VACANT POSSESSION
- CONVENIENT FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS
- KENT COAST AND BEACHES NEARBY
- OUTBUILDINGS AND STORAGE SPACE
- GRANNY ANNEXE OPTION
Approaching The Barn and driving through it's double 5 bar gated entrance with it's amazing vista it is immediately apparent that you have arrived somewhere quite exceptional. Set in its own grounds the conversion of the Barn was completed to exacting standards in 1987 although it's origins date from the late 1700's. The exterior is predominantly timber clad with Kent peg tiled roof. Much of the original architecture has been retained and The Barn is now complimented with most of today's services. There is considerable light that floods the property, each window affording a framed view across undulating and open countryside.
Internally the layout is spacious and offers very interesting preserved period features. The inviting entrance hall leads to the enormous Lounge / Dining area which provides the flexibility to configure furniture as you wish. The main Bedroom with En-Suite is located on this floor as well as a further room currently used as a Study / Workroom. Three steps lead up from the dining area to the light and well appointed spacious luxury Kitchen offering extensive views over the garden and the countryside beyond. Stairs lead from the living room up to the impressive 'minstrel gallery landing'. There is a large antique double cupboard in the Dining area which will remain. There is also a WC leading off the Entrance Hall.
On the first floor, the 'minstrel gallery landing' looks over the living area on one side and, on the opposite side, through the floor to ceiling windows over the expanse of meadows to the west. Leading off the landing there is the second Bedroom, third Bedroom (both doubles) and family Bathroom.
Adjacent to the main house and linked via a door from the Entrance Hall is a very large and impressive room that would be ideal as a Gym / Large Office / Games Room or potential additional accommodation. This room has plenty of light with windows overlooking the gardens and countryside beyond and is insulated. A door leads through to a large single garage.
The second garage with folding doors is fully insulated and will accommodate 2 cars. There is a door which leads to a 'tardis' sized workshop or storage area with access via sliding doors, this area has a low ceiling.
The timber clad Sauna is located in the grounds close to the kitchen and consists of the sauna, shower and hand washbasin with seating area and large windows, which provide panoramic views across the garden and countryside beyond.
The grounds and the gardens which cover an area of 0.45 of an acre are a striking feature. The garden is laid to lawn with extensive borders containing a variety of shrubs and perennials providing colour and interest throughout the year.
The views across the Kentish landscape are stunning. The raised decking that adjoins the Kitchen makes the perfect location for BBQ's, entertaining or simply relaxing in the rural peace.
The Barn occupies a truly privileged location in the attractive village of Bilsington. The White Horse Inn is located a short walk away, whilst nearby is the 13th Century Church as well as the 'romantic' Priory of St Augustine. The Memorial Obelisk is also a prominent local feature overlooking the Bilsington Village Cricket ground. There are excellent primary schools nearby in the neighbouring villages of Aldington and Hamstreet and a number of state and independent senior schools within an easy drive. The International rail station is 10 minutes away, with services to St Pancras taking 38 minutes, There are also services to Paris from where there are connections to many European destinations. Aldington, which is 5 mins away, has a General Store/ Delicatessen providing local produce, Post Office / General store and the very popular Walnut Tree pub and restaurant.
The M20 is around 10 minutes away providing great access to the M25. Cross Channel car services from Cheriton are around 20 minutes driving distance and the Ferry options from Dover around 25 minutes.
This home includes:
- Entrance Hall
2.36m x 2.1m (4.9 sqm) - 7' 8" x 6' 10" (53 sqft)
Double glazed window, radiator, storage / cloak cupboard, door to WC and door to Link Building. Quarry tiled flooring.
2.1m x 1.1m (2.3 sqm) - 6' 10" x 3' 7" (24 sqft)
Double glazed window, radiator, WC and and hand washbasin,quarry tiled floor.
- Lounge Diner
11.2m x 6.1m (68.3 sqm) - 36' 8" x 20' (735 sqft)
Double glazed windows including impressive west facing floor to ceiling window, double doors to garden terrace, radiators, natural wood flooring throughout. Dining area is 4.20m X 3.00m. There is a large period storage cupboard next to which is a door leading to a rear terrace.
The Lounge area is 6.32m X 4.20m widening to 6.10m. The combined area which is completely open plan measures 11.2m X 6.10m (max) and has high beamed ceilings and feature oak central supports. The Minstrel Galleried Landing overlooks this vast room. Three steps lead from dining area up to the Kitchen.
- Kitchen / Breakfast Room
4.59m x 3.8m (17.4 sqm) - 15' 1" x 12' 5" (188 sqft)
Double glazed windows and radiators. Comprehensive range of fitted cabinets to two sides providing plenty of storage and work surfaces. Triple aspect windows give wonderful views across the garden and country side beyond. A Stable door to raised decking area.
- Bedroom (Single)
3m x 1.8m (5.4 sqm) - 9' 10" x 5' 10" (58 sqft)
Double glazed windows and radiator. This room is currently used as a Study / Storage Room.
- Bedroom 1
5m x 3m (15 sqm) - 16' 4" x 9' 10" (161 sqft)
Double glazed windows, radiator, built in wardrobe, hand washbasin. En suite comprising WC and Shower Cubicle with electric shower.
- Gallery Landing
3.1m x 2.6m (8 sqm) - 10' 2" x 8' 6" (86 sqft)
Double Glazed floor to ceiling looking west with balustrade looking over Lounge and Dining areas. Doors give access to second and third Bedrooms and Family Bathroom. Two high level doors provide access to roof storage.
- Bedroom 2
3.7m x 3.1m (11.4 sqm) - 12' 1" x 10' 2" (123 sqft)
Double glazed windows overlooking rolling countryside at rear of property, radiator and Velux window. Raised recess 2.76m X 1.78m and fitted wardrobe 3.10m X .90m.
- Bedroom 3
2.6m x 2.6m (6.7 sqm) - 8' 6" x 8' 6" (72 sqft)
Double glazed window looking south, radiator, velux window. Raised recess 1.92m X 1.66m , fitted wardrobe 1.58m X .52.
- Family Bathroom
2.8m x 1.8m (5 sqm) - 9' 2" x 5' 10" (54 sqft)
Double glazed windows, bath with integrated shower. WC, hand washbasin. Tiled flooring.
7m x 3m (21 sqm) - 22' 11" x 9' 10" (226 sqft)
Gym / Office / Games Room / Annexe linked to the main house. Three double glazed windows and fully insulated with lovely views over the garden and countryside beyond. Door to single garage.
- Garage (Single)
5.5m x 3.6m (19.8 sqm) - 18' x 11' 9" (213 sqft)
Single Garage with double glazed folding doors with views over the garden and countryside beyond.
12.32m x 10.67m (131.4 sqm) - 40' 5" x 35' (1414 sqft)
Shed / Storage / Garage with sliding door and storage shelving, door to Double Garage / Office.
- Garage (Double)
6m x 6m (36 sqm) - 19' 8" x 19' 8" (387 sqft)
Double Garage / Office connected to Outbuilding, pedestrian door access and double glazed folding garage doors with views over the garden and countryside beyond.
3m x 3m (9 sqm) - 9' 10" x 9' 10" (96 sqft)
Sauna Room comprising, sauna, shower and hand washbasin. Area for seating, 3 windows offering garden and country views.
Please note, all dimensions are approximate / maximums and should not be relied upon for the purposes of floor coverings.
- Council Tax:
- Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating:
Band D (55-68)
The Barn, (WHICH IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW FROM 2/6/16) is a most impressive property enviably located in a most desirable and sought after village yet convenient for schools, road and rail links. Properties of this quality set in such a beautiful landscape are rarely available.
You are encouraged to view this property at your earliest convenience in order to avoid disappointment.