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Woolpack Corner, Biddenden, Ashford, TN27

Guide price £1,600,000

7 Beds 6 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: CRA230108


  • Countryside views
  • Periphery of village
  • Holiday and B&B accommodation
  • Short drive to commuter links
  • Circa 0.87 acres of gardens
  • Cranbrook School catchment


Wonderful family house offering flexible accommodation and self-contained holiday cottage set on the periphery of the village. * Cranbrook School catchment area * Barclay Farmhouse is an impressive unlisted detached family home overlooking farmland set on the periphery of Biddenden village. The original part of the house and now attached barn date from the 18th century with later additions and renovations completed within the last 20 years. The property offers flexible and potential multi-generational living, incorporating award winning bed and breakfast accommodation attached to the main house and a separate self-contained two bedroom holiday cottage. The family accommodation is set across three floors and offers a spacious entrance hall, sitting room, family snug, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, additional reception room currently used as a storage room and cloakroom to the ground floor, master bedroom with ensuite, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom to the first floor, and a double bedroom and additional family bathroom on the second floor. The ground floor accommodation can also share a dining space with the bed and breakfast. Barclay Farmhouse incorporates many original characteristics that would be expected of a dwelling dating from the original era and is tastefully and sympathetically decorated to reflect its origins. A number of period features are on display including exposed beams and timbers, inglenook fireplace, wood latch doors and oak flooring and joinery. The attached renovated barn was carefully reconstructed using as many original materials as possible. The property is approached along a 75m gravel driveway flanked by grass and mature trees to arrive at an area of parking for several cars adjacent to the house and the holiday cottage. The house sits centrally within its plot with unobstructed views over open countryside and accompanied by a large pond to the front. Sunsets can be enjoyed with a glass of wine from a tucked away viewing point. The bed and breakfast accommodation is located in the barn, which is connected to the main house via the kitchen/breakfast room. It provides three double bedrooms all with en suite facilities; one on the ground floor and two on the second floor. These facilities can be accessed through their own separate entrance without the need to enter the main residence. The detached holiday cottage is a delightful bijou abode with a kitchen/breakfast room and sitting room to the ground floor, and two bedrooms and a shower room on the upper floor. The cottage is decorated and furnished to an exceptional standard and welcomes guests, some repeat visitors, throughout the year. The cottage enjoys its own private patio in which to enjoy the countryside views. FEATURES - All of the accommodation is decorated to an exceptional standard and all bathrooms are well appointed with contemporary white sanitary ware - Much of the ground floor accommodation is fitted with oak flooring except for the reception rooms - Kitchen/breakfast room displaying a full height pitched roof ceiling and fitted with bespoke handmade joinery incorporating a double butler's sink, integrated appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher and space for a dual fuel Rangemaster - Sitting room with impressive inglenook fireplace housing wood burner, dual aspect windows, carpeted flooring - Utility room with space for washer, dryer and additional kitchen appliances, storage shelving, granite worksurface and under counter sink - First floor master bedroom and en suite shower room with shower cubicle, vanity WC and basin, towel rail and tiled flooring - Two further double bedrooms to first floor, both with built in wardrobes - Family bathroom with shower over bath, vanity basin and WC, towel rail and tiled flooring - Second floor double bedroom with eaves storage - Additional family bathroom to second floor with whirlpool bath, separate walk-in shower, vanity WC and basin, large storage cupboard ideal for clothing storage - Gardens of circa 0.87 acres mainly laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees and seasonal planting, bordered by post and rail fencing, mature hedging and accompanied by a timber framed garden shed for garden equipment storage SITUATION Barclay Farmhouse is set on the periphery of the historic Wealden village of Biddenden. The property is within a short distance of the village store and post office, primary school, excellent café, historic public house and award-winning restaurant The West House. The market town of Tenterden offers a range of independent shops, supermarkets, restaurants and general services with Ashford and Maidstone slightly further afield offering comprehensive facilities and shopping. In addition to John Mayne Primary School in the village further schools nearby include Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre in Tenterden and St Michael's Primary School. Further secondary schools are located in Maidstone and Ashford, and the property is in the catchment area for the highly regarded Cranbrook School. Headcorn provides rail services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street with journey times from under an hour. Ashford International offers services to London St Pancras from just 37 minutes. The A21 and M20 are both accessible giving access to the M25 and national motorway networks, The Channel Tunnel, as well as coastal destinations. Tenterden 4.5 miles Cranbrook 5.5 miles A21 11.9 miles - M20 12.5 miles Headcorn & Station 4.8 miles Ashford & International Station 13 miles (All distances are approximate) PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water and drainage. Solar panels for electricity provision. LPG connection for Rangemaster. - Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council. - Council Tax band: F (2023/24) - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. DIRECTIONS From our offices in Cranbrook turn right onto The Hill. Continue for approximately 5 miles before turning left onto Benenden Road towards Biddenden. The property is located on the left after about a mile at Woolpack Corner. Turn into the driveway and park adjacent to the house. VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01580 720000