How many barns does it take to create a medieval estate?
Reclaimed materials have experienced a rise in popularity during the past few years, with a number of homeowners looking to incorporate them into their builds and renovations, but few properties can rival the enchanting magic of Blackdon Farm - a breathtaking medieval-inspired home in Kent, constructed from reclaimed oak timber rescued from barns across the UK and beyond. Current owner, Mark de Mallet Morgan has had a longstanding interest in the restoration and preservation of barns dating back to the 1970s. When Blackdon Farm came to the market in 1983, Morgan was quick to seize the opportunity to purchase the land and soon secured planning permission. Using reclaimed materials from a number of old barns, Morgan, working with three master craftsmen, meticulously reconstructed the original barn and built a new adjoining wing. Blackdon Farm is now an exquisite three bedroom home occupying 4,983, sq ft, providing spacious accommodation with reclaimed exposed timber beams, oak panelled walls and original Kent peg clay tiles. The property also has three open fronted bay barns and an old dairy parlour/stable block, with planning permission to be converted into a three bed holiday cottage. Outside, the property enjoys open landscaped grounds, including a lawn tennis court, orchard and vegetable garden. For more information, see here Jackson Stops & Staff also has a number of other stunning barn conversions on the market: New Barn, Egdean A stunning property that was built in the 19th century and believed to have been converted 30 years ago. Situated at the end of a country lane in the sought after hamlet of Egdean, the property offers bright and spacious accommodation as well as outbuildings and a feature garden complete with stream and pond. For more information, see here The Paddocks, Piewell - an exceptional stone barn conversion offering a wealth of space and boasting a large garden, paddock and exceptional rural views across unspoiled countryside. The Paddocks is one of two beautiful stone barn conversions, comprising an entrance hall, study, large sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, five bedrooms (four en-suite), large bathroom, gravelled courtyard and a large paddock and garden to the rear. For more information, see here