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Guide price £630,000
A LOVELY FIVE BEDROOM DETACHED GRADE II LISTED CONVERTED BARN, SET IN GROUNDS JUST OVER 0.5 ACRES IN A LOVELY RURAL SETTING OF BELLS FORSTAL, AN AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY DESCRIPTION 1 The Barn is an attractive detached Grade II listed barn converted in the 1990s. Construction is of timber frame and black weatherboard, attractive open cart hood on brick plinth, under tiled roof. Internally there are exposed beams and brickwork, a galleried landing, slate tiling to the ground floor and stripped boards to the second floor. The property is arranged to give versatile and flexible accommodation with the study being used as bedroom 5, all set in grounds of just over 0.5 acres. FEATURES - Entrance porch, hardwood door, exposed brick and beam work - Sitting Room, glazed panelled windows, full height ceiling, slate tile flooring exposed beams, stairs leading to gallery landing, French doors opening on to rear sun terrace - Dining Room, double aspect, slate flooring - Kitchen, range of base and wall mounted cabinets stable door to rear garden - Study/Bedroom 5, slate tiled flooring exposed beam work - Bedroom 4, slate tiled flooring and window overlooking rear gardens - First Floor, galleried landing/ study area with stripped boards, lovely exposed beams - Master Bedroom with En Suite bathroom and walk in Dressing Room - 2 further Bedrooms - Family Bathroom - Double garage - Gardens and grounds just over 0.5 acres. OUTSIDE The front of the property is accessed over a gravel drive leading to garaging and providing ample parking. There is an area of lawn with mature trees and shrubs to include a beautiful magnolia tree. The rear garden is accessed via a gate to the side. The rear of the property provides a sun terrace, ornamental wall with steps leading to gardens which are mainly laid to lawn, mature trees and shrubs, under planting to the side with housing for boiler, all enclosed by fenced and tree boundary. SITUATION The Barn is located in the perfect rural but not isolated position, set in the lovely and well regarded village of Bells Forstal which lies on top of the North Downs in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The surrounding landscape is of typical Kentish countryside which includes views to St. Michael's and All Angels beautiful 12 Century church at Throwley. The neighbouring villages host a group of organisations enjoying a range of diverse interests such as local historical societies, horticulture, knitting, amateur dramatics, folk music and wine making. The medieval market of Faversham offers local high street shops, regular street market, good selection of public houses and restaurants. The City of Canterbury offers a wider choice of shopping along with many culture interests including the renowned Marlowe Theatre. There a good choice of schools both in the state and private sectors along with grammar school, colleges and the university at Canterbury. Recreational facilities can be found in Faversham, Canterbury and Ashford which include sports centres and swimming pools, golf, water sports. Sailing and fishing can be found along the coast. Transport links are also good with the M2 connecting into the A2 - access to the Port of Dover, Channel Tunnel terminal at Cheriton, which offer services to the continent - M20 and M25 giving access to Airports at Gatwick and Heathrow. Rail stations at Faversham, Ashford International and Canterbury West all operate the high speed service into London St. Pancras, as well as services into London Cannon Street. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage, oil central heating. - Local Authority: Swale - Council Tax band (2018/19): G - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS From Canterbury take the A2 towards London, continuing to the Brenley roundabout. Take the 2nd exit onto the M2, and take the 1st exit sign posted for Faversham/Ashford. At the junction, turn left and proceed for approximately 4 miles. Turn right towards Bells Forstal and Throwley. Continue along the country lanes for approximately 1.4 miles, then at the triangle take a right hand turn and head straight. The Barn will be found straight ahead of you, opposite The Oast Barn.
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