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A fine example of a Grade II listed oast and barn conversion with over 4 acres of land in a convenient location for commuters Stilebridge Oast is a charming Grade II listed oast and barn combination which was imaginatively converted in the 1990s to provide bright and airy living space. Sympathetically converted to preserve the character of the building, a number of original architectural features are retained including oak beams and timbers, exposed brickwork, panelling and the original kiln. These are complemented by neutral décor, warm oak and practical tiled flooring, double glazed solid oak framed windows, neutral carpeting and rustic plank doors. The landscaped gardens include a terrace and south facing sun deck creating perfect areas for summer parties and relaxing. The oast overlooks its own fenced paddock which is flanked by surrounding farmland. FEATURES - Oak staircase rising to galleried landing - Triple aspect sitting room with glazed door to garden - Dining room with bar set in former kiln and French doors to garden - Fitted kitchen comprising Shaker style cabinets with electric oven and hob, dishwasher and washing machine - Contemporary cloakroom with vessel wash basin - Two double bedrooms - one with en suite bathroom featuring roll top bath and vanity unit - Bedroom 3/dressing room including fitted furniture - Recently refurbished family bathroom with walk in shower and chic large format tiling - Mezzanine storage area and attic space - Private driveway and double garage with store above which could be converted subject to the necessary planning consents - Summer house with power and light - Timber garden store and lean to store - Landscaped gardens and paddock with ponds - Over 4 acres in all SITUATION Stilebridge Oast is set in the rural periphery of Marden and surrounded by open countryside. Marden as well as nearby Staplehurst offer a good range of local services including convenience stores, pharmacy, post office, medical centre, restaurants, public houses, cricket and hockey clubs, primary schools and mainline railway stations. Along with Marden and Staplehurst Primary Schools, there are a number of schools catering for children of all ages in the state and private sector including Maidstone Grammar Schools, Bethany School at Goudhurst and Sutton Valence Preparatory and Senior Schools. Marden and Staplehurst stations provide frequent services to London with journey times to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street in under an hour. The M20 gives access to the ports and Ashford International Station which provides journeys to London St Pancras and the Continent. The M20 leads to the M25 for Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Marden Station 2 miles Staplehurst 3 miles M20 Motorway 8 miles (All distances are approximate) DIRECTIONS From Staplehurst village centre, travel north on the A229 towards Maidstone. After about 3 miles (just prior to The Stilebridge Inn) turn left onto the B2079 Maidstone Road sign posted to Marden and Goudhurst. Stilebridge Oast will be found after approximately half a mile on the left hand side, just after Stilebridge Farmhouse. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Warm air heating system supplemented by oil in the colder months. Mains gas and electricity. Private drainage system. - Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council. - Council Tax band (2018/19): G - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01580 720000 Private Finance Jackson-Stops Private Finance specialises in advising on and arranging competitive mortgages quickly, efficiently and in a stress-free manner. Please contact the office for further information.
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