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A stunning Kent barn conversion providing versatile accommodation along with detached shepherd's hut amid circa 4 acres in an idyllic setting on a quiet rural farmstead Darling Buds Barn is a picturesque converted barn set on a quiet rural farmstead famed as the location for the filming of The Darling Buds of May. The property retains the original cart doors along with a wealth of original oak beams and timbers. The versatile accommodation is arranged mainly on the ground floor. Of particular note is the striking reception room which has a double height vaulted ceiling creating a magnificent display of timbers and beams, and double doors each side to the gardens. This room benefits from a remote control cinema screen and the property has underfloor heating throughout, state of the art sound system and CAT wiring installed. The contemporary open plan kitchen is arranged open plan to the breakfast room and snug providing ample space for informal dining and relaxing. There is a bank of windows inset with bi-fold doors providing lovely views over the gardens towards the pond and paddocks. The kitchen comprises a range of high gloss contemporary fitted cabinets with granite worktops housing a double oven, halogen hob and dishwasher. There are two ground floor en suite bedrooms, one of which is currently used as holiday accommodation, and a further lovely en suite bedroom on the first floor with views out towards the pond. The bath and shower rooms are all fitted to a high specification with contemporary suites and neutral tiling. The property benefits from electric window blinds throughout along with practical oak or tiled flooring. The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property with colourful cottage garden planting around the property and expansive lawns leading to the paddocks. A wrap around paved terrace offers the perfect spot to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun. The natural pond provides a delightful focal point and there is a jetty offering a peaceful spot to enjoy the outlook. A delightful brick-built shepherd's hut is an additional picturesque highlight, having a stable door and fireplace, it offers opportunities for a number of uses, benefitting from from electric and internet connection. Generous private parking is provided behind a five-bar gate and from here there is vehicular access to the land and secondary vehicular access from the road. FEATURES - Impressive vaulted reception room with two pairs of double doors leading to the garden - Kitchen fitted with a range of contemporary fitted cabinets and quality integral appliances - Adjoining breakfast room/snug with bi-fold doors and lovely views over the gardens - Utility/boiler room and cloakroom - First floor master bedroom with en suite bathroom and views towards the pond - Two ground floor bedrooms with en suite shower rooms - Ground Source Heating (underfloor) - Delightful brick-built shepherd's hut with power connected - Pretty landscaped garden with natural pond - Approaching 4 acres in all including paddocks SITUATION Darling Buds Barn nestles on a quiet farmstead on the rural periphery of the Wealden village of Bethersden. The location is famed for The Darling Buds of May which was filmed on the farmstead, and is surrounded by the rich farmland of the Weald. There are a host of tourist and leisure attractions nearby including the Kent and East Sussex Railway at Tenterden, several notable National Trust properties, Chapel Down Winery and a numerous historic village and country inns. The village benefits from a primary school, post office, artisan butcher and grocer and the medieval parish church. Nearby Tenterden offers an excellent range of shops, supermarkets and amenities along its pretty tree lined High Street, and Ashford provides further comprehensive facilities and International Station. There are a number of good schools in the area catering for children of all ages including Bethersden Primary School, Tenterden Primary School, Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, Ashford School and Ashford Preparatory School, Norton Knatchbull and Highworth Grammar Schools at Ashford and Kings Canterbury. The property is only 7 miles from Ashford International Station which provides services to London St Pancras with journey times from 36 minutes and to the Continent. The M20 gives access to Dover, Folkestone and the ports and to the M25 for Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and the City. Tenterden 7.5 miles M20 8 miles Ashford International 8 miles Rye and the coast 16 miles (All distances are approximate) PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Ground source heat pump and underfloor heating. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. - Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council. - Council Tax band (2020/21): G. - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. - Viewings: Strictly by appointment with the agent on 01580 720000. AGENTS NOTES I) Property formerly known as Buss Farm Barn. II) The ground floor bedroom with external door is used as holiday accommodation and currently attracts £125 per night return. III) The private drainage system is shared with 5 other properties. IV) The driveway is privately owned and Darling Buds Barn benefits from a Right of Way and contributes towards its upkeep.
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