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Moat Farm Oast, Collier Street, Marden, TN12

Offers in excess of £799,999

5 Beds 3 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: CRA210007


  • Outbuilding by separate negotiation
  • Oast conversion
  • Rural location
  • Adjacent open countryside
  • Off Road Parking


An impressive attached oast conversion providing substantial family living space set in a rural enclave with countryside views to the rear 2 Moat Farm Oast is part of an impressive oast converted about four years ago. The property presents traditional brick elevations inset with attractive arched window frames and traditional pulley which would have been used to hoist the hops into the kilns in bygone days. Today, the property provides well-proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors. There are lofty ceiling heights and capacious windows, creating a bright and airy atmosphere throughout. The ground floor and bathrooms benefit from smart travertine floor tiles or oak flooring with neutral carpets in the bedrooms. The property is decorated in tasteful neutral tones throughout, with oak internal doors complementing the original beams. You enter the property through a bright and airy entrance hall from which there are double doors to the impressive sitting room. This lovely room has French doors to the terrace and garden views in addition to a striking fireplace with bressummer beam over. To the other side of the hall is the kitchen/diner which provides generous space for cooking and eating, with a bank of windows taking advantage of high levels of natural light and French doors to the gravel area. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of bespoke hand crafted painted wood units with peninsular unit under Corian work surfaces. There is plenty of storage space along with integral Smeg range cooker, extractor fan, fridge and dishwasher. The utility room is furnished with the same bespoke units and work surfaces as per the kitchen with space for a washing machine and freezer. There is also a contemporary cloakroom on the ground floor. Above are five double bedrooms, any of which could be utilized as further reception space, ideal TV or family room, depending on individual family needs. The master bedroom has full height windows providing views over open countryside and above is a spectacular en suite bathroom with a lofty ceiling rising into the oast. Both this and the family bathroom are fitted to a high specification with luxurious features including freestanding double ended bathtub, basins set within chic modular vanity units and large format wall tiles. The property is approached over a shared gravel driveway leading to the private drive which offers a substantial parking area for numerous vehicles. There is a stone paved terrace at the rear providing the perfect spot for summer parties and relaxing plus lawns enclosed by close board fencing and beech hedges. At the back of the garden is a small fenced and gated paddock area creating the ideal area for family recreation which adjoins open countryside. The gardens amount to about 0.25 acres in all. FEATURES - Spacious entrance hall - Oak staircase with glazed balustrade - Sitting room with fireplace and French doors to rear terrace - Bespoke units from Woodwork of Southborough fitted in the kitchen under Corian work surfaces, with integral appliances and breakfast bar open plan to dining area - Utility room and separate ground floor cloakroom - Master bedroom with views across open countryside - En suite to master bedroom with contemporary freestanding bath, walk in shower, floating double sink vanity and WC - Four further double bedrooms - Luxuriously appointed 1st floor family bathroom and additional shower room to 2nd floor - Large loft space with full boarded flooring, power and light, accessed via pull down ladder - potential for conversion subject to any necessary planning consent(s) - Private parking for numerous vehicles - Gardens of 0.25 acres including small paddock DIRECTIONS From our office in Cranbrook proceed up Waterloo Road to the Wilsley Pound roundabout. Turn left to Goudhurst on the A262 and continue for about 3.5 miles. As you enter Goudhurst, turn right prior to the Goudhust Inn into Chequers Road. Continue for 0.7 miles to the junction and turn right towards Marden. Carry on for about 3.5 miles to the crossroads and turn left into Sheephurst Lane. After 2.5 miles, turn right at the T junction into Collier Street and after about a mile, go past the primary school (on the left), the Church and Green Lane (on the right) and Moat Farm Oast will be seen on the right, just behind ''Church View'. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Warranty: The property benefits from the remaining years of a Buildzone 10 year guarantee. - Adjacent outbuilding with development potential available by separate negotiation, - Services: Gas fired central heating. Mains gas, electricity and water. Private drainage. - Local Authority: Maidstone 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 on 01580 720000. SITUATION Moat Farm Oast is located on a delightful rural farmstead, flanked to the rear by open farmland, on the periphery of Collier Street. The village offers a small number of local services including a primary school and parish church. Nearby Marden has a thriving village with a strong community spirit and a good range of local shops and amenities including convenience stores, post office, pharmacy, two public houses, two Indian restaurants, excellent butchers and railway station. Paddock Wood provides extensive shops including high street names, supermarkets including Waitrose, railway station and comprehensive facilities. There are a good range of schools in the area catering for children of all ages including St Margaret's Primary School in the village, Marden Primary School and Sutton Valence Preparatory and Senior Schools. The property is well positioned for numerous grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Maidstone. Marden and Paddock Wood Stations offer frequent services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross with journey times from under an hour. The M20 gives access to Dover, Folkestone and Ashford International and also to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. Marden 2.5 miles Paddock Wood 6 miles M20 12miles Ashford International 45 miles (All distances are approximate)